As a coronial inquest into the death of Iranian asylum seeker Hamid Khazaei is set to close this week, advocates today staged a vigil outside the Brisbane Magistrate’s Court hoping to draw attention to the situation surrounding his death.
Mr Khazaei died of septicaemia in a Brisbane hospital in 2014 thirteen days after presenting with an infected cut in Australia’s Manus Island immigration detention centre.
Yesterday protests took place around the country at Westpac banks to protest their involvement in the Adani mine due to environmental concerns. While some of the other banks have distanced themselves from the mine Westpac is still currently involved in investments with the mine. Brisbane Line Reporter Jack McDonnell spoke to Moira Williams a community campaigner from 350.org about the environmental campaign that is happening against this mine.
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.