The Palaszczuk Government has welcomed the Federal Labor party’s announcement yesterday to invest $500 million to protect the Great Barrier Reef.
Federal Labor’s investment would be directed by Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef, Water Science Taskforce Report, the first comprehensive roadmap on how to reduce pollution in the Reef.
Prisoners release fast-tracked due to overcrowding
According to Correction Services opposition spokesman Tim Mander, Queensland prisoners are being rewarded with early release due to the Labour Government's failure to accommodate them in the state’s overcrowded prisons.
The LNP had budgeted approximately sixty-one million dollars to fund 600 beds across the state but so far only 100 have been delivered.
As a result, nine out of the eleven prisons are fast-tracking sentences to reduce the number of inmates being placed in temporary beds.
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Brisbane’s first Trans Fair Day
Brisbane hosted its first Trans Fair Day over the weekend in New Farm Neighbourhood Centre.
The fair, hoping to become an annual event, is a community focused day that supports the mental and physical health of local Trans and Gender Diverse People of all ages.
The event went ahead on Sunday with the support of Neami National, Many Genders One Voice the Queensland AIDS Council and other local LGBTI support groups.
Palaszczuk government investing $25 million into Gold Coast
Numerous reviews and law reform agencies have recommended reforms to unfitness to plead laws. But changes have been laboured, when they’ve occurred at all.
A new research project at the University of Melbourne is investigating support systems that may help prevent disability-based disadvantage and discrimination in the criminal justice system. Dr Piers Gooding is a part of this project, and spoke about what he's doing.