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.
Australia’s first housing tenants survey has revealed Australian’s have poor security and minimal power to demand standard property maintenance.
The survey shows a large portion of tenants put up with poor quality housing out of fear complaining to their landlords will result in eviction.
Spokesperson for consumer group Choice, Matt Levey, says 83 per cent of people surveyed were either on 12 month or non-fixed term leases, meaning they potentially would not know where they will be living in a year’s time.
A rally takes place at 1pm on the 14th of February to show support for renewable energy after the LNP has attacked targets made in various states. I spoke to Ellen Roberts from Get Up! about this rally and the state of renewable energy in Queensland.
A University of Queensland study has found more than 100 Natural World Heritage sites are being destroyed by encroaching human activity.
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The study shows the human footprint has increased 63 percent over the past two decades in all continents except for Europe.
The human footprint includes roads, agriculture, urbanisation, industrial infrastructure and deforestation.
New Research Project in Support of Treatment for Alcohol, Drugs and Mental
The effectiveness of treatments for addiction and mental health in Queensland will be explored in research conducted by a new Professor of Alcohol, Drugs and Mental Health.
A former young Australian of the Year finalist and founder of the Street Swag charity has had more fraud charges laid against her. (source:flickr Colin Davis)
Jean Madden is currently being investigated for several counts of fraud, after she allegedly misappropriated $441,000 from the homeless welfare group, the 37-year-old woman is now facing six more counts of fraud including falsifying records and attempted fraud.
Ms Madden founded Street Swags in 2010, with the aim to provide homeless people with canvas bags that convert to bedding.
The Sunshine State Capitalises with Solar
Six projects are set to make Toowoomba and the Darling Downs a solar power capital.