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Palestinian rights activists have picketed Amanda Palmer’s Brisbane gigs, saying she supports Apartheid by performing in Israel. (Image source: Wikimedia Commons)
Justice for Palestinians Brisbane have said they handed out hundreds of leaflets and spoke to many Palmer fans who were not aware she did not respect the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) and continues to perform in Israel.
In 2013, a group, of over 1300 BDS members asked her not to play in Tel Aviv citing Palestinian activists who ask artists to respect the boycott and to find out more about Israel’s occupation, settler colonialism and apartheid.
An Indian women’s rights group have appealed to religious leaders to end Female Genital Mutilation, ahead of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for the practice. (Image Source: flickr/MONUSCO Photos)
The group, Speak Out on FGM, said they want to draw the UN’s attention to the issue in India, where young girls are still being subjected to the practice.
The group launched two petitions on Change.org to urge the UN to recognise India as a country where FGM is still being practised.
Queensland premier rules out One Nation partnership
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk confirmed Labor will not join forces with One Nation to form government.
Six “peace pilgrims” who were arrested last September on the Pine Gap US military intelligence base have now received a court summons, each facing maximum penalties of up to 14 years imprisonment.
Image source: Andy Paine
The defendants were charged with Trespass under the Defence Special Undertakings Act, but had the charges dropped due to the law regarding the Act requiring the expressed consent of the federal attorney-general causing confusion, with judge Daynor Trigg describing the legislation as “a bit of nonsense”.
Peace pilgrim Andy Paine said the Pine Gap base itself should be put on trial, as the US base operates in virtual secrecy, targeting drone strikes that kill foreign civilians.
A rise in snake bite incidents throughout the state has snake catchers calling on Queenslanders to educate themselves on avoiding snake bites. (Image Source: Flickr)
A recent survey has found many Australians don’t know how to deal with attacks from venomous creatures, and one in four would not know what to do if bitten or stung by one.
Yeppoon snake catcher, Anthony Bailey, says while snake bites can be unavoidable, there are precautions people can take to protect themselves. He says you should never take things into your own hands, instead call the professionals to avoid putting yourself at risk.
In local News The proposed 1am Queensland lock out laws have been scrapped and will be replaced by mandatory ID scanners in the Valley precinct. (source: wikimedia)
A 1am lockout law was set to be introduced in February for venues trading until 3 am, but Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk made the announcement late yesterday afternoon after a report into the first six months of the Government’s laws to curb alcohol fuelled violence was discussed by cabinet.
The mandatory ID scanners are set to be installed by mid-2017.
Report Shows 9000 Unsafe at Home
The Queensland Government’s Child and Family Performance Statistics report has found over 9000 children are not safe in their own home.
Melbourne’s entire tram network is set to use solar energy by the end of 2018. (Image Source: Wikimedia)
The State Government plans to build a new solar energy plant in regional Victoria, with half the energy produced by the farms, expected to offset the amount of electricity needed to run 401 trams on Melbourne’s network.
Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio says the plan is a world first, with the Government committed to growing renewable energy. The Government says the project would create 300 new jobs.
Climate Council warns warmer temperature could affect Queensland