The Queensland Government has announced plans to further reform the state’s child protection system (Source: Max Pizel).
The Palaszczuk Government has pledged $6 million dollars to improve information sharing between agencies when a child goes missing and set up a register of home-based childcare services.
The changes are two of the 17 recommendations by the Family and Child Commission catalysed by the death of Logan schoolgirl Tialeigh Palmer whose body was found on the banks of the Pimpama River in November 2015.
South Australian woman to open refuge for aboriginal children in foster care
US and Europe lead the way in Arms sales to the Middle East, with China quickly catching up.
There’s been a spike in the international arms trade -with sales figures unheard of since the Cold war - according to a peace activist’s report.
The Stockholm Peace Research Institute said the Middle East has nearly doubled its intake in the last five years, with Saudi Arabia increasing their arms importation by over 200%, purchasing the majority of arms from the United States and the United Kingdom.
Files prepared for the 2012 state Budget Review Committee show climate change company was slated for sell-off despite notes showing it was "profitable" and "cash-flow positive".
Queensland’s former Newman Government sold off a profitable, state-owned business which tackled climate change, according to a news outlet.
Ecofund Queensland was a carbon-offsetting company, which cabinet documents, obtained by the ABC, show was a profitable business whose revenue was set to double.
The Newman government sold the company for $250 thousand dollars despite being told it would make a profit of $40 million dollars over the next two years.