A recent North Korean rocket launch has been condemned by the United Nations Security Council with fears it will ramp up work on sanctions. (Image Source: Flickr Creative Commons.)
*The pictured rocket is not the same as the one launched.
Stop and start continues for Adani's Carmichael Mine:
A coal industry analyst is in doubt that Adani will walk away from its Carmichael coal project but suggests it may be postponed until global prices recover.
Minelife senior analyst, Gavin Wendt, predicts that Adani has come too far in establishing the coal mine to abandon it, however he says it is difficult to see the project going ahead until the global coal price increases by at least $20-$25 per tonne.
On Thursday this week, the Anglican Dean of Brisbane Dr Peter Catt announced St John's Cathedral and nine other churches across Australia will provide sanctuary to 267 asylum seekers who are facing deportation to Nauru.
While the legality of the Christian tradition of offering sanctuary has never been tested in Australia, Dr Catt vowed he will do his best to keep immigration authorities out of the churches.
4ZZZ Brisbane Line host John Ballot caught up with Dr Catt, who said he is willing "to see this all the way through" even if that means being arrested.
Around ten Anglican churches across Australia are joining ranks and invoking the ancient rule of sanctuary, opening their doors to asylum seekers. Source: St John's Cathedral, Brisbane, Wikimedia Commons
Churches open doors to refugees
A Brisbane church has invoked the historical concept of sanctuary and will open it’s doors to any of the 270 refugees who may be forced to return to Manus Island or Nauru after a High Court ruling.
The Anglican Dean of Brisbane, Reverend Dr Peter Catt, said the concept has never been tested under Australian law but he would happily risk prosecution by offering it.
Mr Dutton says anyone who does not respect women is not welcome in Australia, and has not ruled out refusing the founder of the misogynist group entry to the country. (image source; creative commons)
Logan City councillor’s promise to donate pay rise criticised by peers
Logan City Councillor Jennie Breene has promised to give away her 18 thousand dollar pay rise if she is re-elected, with former councillors criticising the move as self-serving.
Councillor Breene announced her intention to give her bonus to local sporting, arts and community organisations on Facebook last night, with a stack of local government figures calling the plan a bid to buy votes.
In the shadow of another Australia/Invasion/Survival Day we thought we'd throw some light on Aboriginal activist Robbie Thorpe. Robbie is Krauatungalung (Gurnai)/Djapwurrung (Gundditjmara) raised at Bung Yarnda or the Lake Tyers ‘Mission’ in Eastern Victoria. He has devoted his life to advocating for the rights and sovereignty of the Indigenous people of this continent and stands as part of a long line of Indigenous resistance to invasion.