Human Rights

Inala TAFE doubles in size to help job seekers and new arrivals and more Zedlines

TAFE Queensland Inala campus has doubled its teaching area with a $3.4 million expansion officially opened today by Premier and local member Annastacia Palaszczuk. (Image Source: wikimedia commons)

The expansion includes ten new semi-demountable classrooms, an extra 65 carparks and new toilet facilities for TAFE Queensland’s multicultural students.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the expansion was necessary to meet the increased demand for English classes for migrants and refugees and training for job seekers.

NDIS boosts Toowoomba job opportunities

Up to 1,100 jobs could be created in the Toowoomba region as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rolls out locally from this month.

Activists refused entry to Adani Roadshow and more Zedlines

A group of SEED Indigenous Youth Climate Network volunteers have been denied entry from an Adani Roadshow meeting.(source:wikimedia)

An invitation to all indigenous people was put out by the Adani group to attend the Indigenous Affairs meeting, however when the volunteers arrived they were told they were on the no entry list, along with the media.

The SEED volunteers say they were not there to protest, but to gain a further understanding of the proposed mining project.

 

Brisbane house prices climb
The Brisbane housing market has jumped 4.5 per cent in the past 12 months, despite poor economic conditions last year.

It pays to have your head in the clouds! ... and more Zedlines

A Tasmanian geologist, who once dreamed of becoming a meteorologist, has helped identify a new type of cloud. Image source: wikimedia.

Gary McArthur noticed the ‘unusual’ cloud, known as Asperitas, at Bernie in Northern Tasmania, and was inspired to take some pictures.

His inspiration paid off, as one of his photos was picked to feature in the new edition of the International Cloud Atlas, as the best example of the Asperitas cloud.

The International Cloud Atlas was relaunched recently to mark World Meteorological day, and is a definitive guide to clouds used by both meteorologists and cloud enthusiasts around the world.

Many feared dead after boats capsize in the Mediterranean

It pays to have your head in the clouds!

A Tasmanian Geologist, who once dreamed of becoming a meteorologist, has helped identify a new type of cloud. Image source: wikimedia.

Gary McArthur noticed the ‘unusual’ cloud, known as Asperitas, at Bernie in Northern Tasmania, and was inspired to take some pictures.

His inspiration paid off, as one of his photos was picked to feature in the new edition of the International Cloud Atlas, as the best example of the Asperitas cloud.

The International Cloud Atlas was relaunched recently to mark World Meteorological day, and is a definitive guide to clouds used by both meteorologists and cloud enthusiasts around the world.

Many feared dead after boats capsize in the Mediterranean

Talking Human Rights, Discrimination, Native Title and Juvenile Justice

Joshua Creamer is a Wannyi and Kalkadoon man, and a QLD barrister. His major areas of practice are Civil & Human Rights/Discrimination; Commercial; Family Law; Mining, Energy and Resources; and Native Title.

Lawyers Investigating If Centrelink Debt System Breaches Law

Law firm Slater and Gordon says it is investigating the legality of Centrelink’s controversial Debt Recovery System but says it is only at the preliminary stages.

Lawyers Investigating If Centrelink Debt System Breaches Law

Law firm Slater and Gordon says it is investigating the legality of Centrelink’s controversial Debt Recovery System but says it is only at the preliminary stages.

The firm’s Practice Group Leader, Tim Finney, told the Guardian it is too early to say what legal action they could take against centerlink, as their investigation is still in its early stages.

The Australian Lawyers Association says it believes those wrongly targeted with debts could sue the government.

Traditional Owners ask Federal Court strike out Adani Mine and more Zedlines. PHOTO: Wikicommons/Kgbo

Traditional Owners seek court order on Monday to strike out Adani’s 'fake, land use agreement

PHOTO: Wikicommons/Kgbo

Indigenous owners will ask the Federal Court to strike out Adani’s claim they have majority approval for the proposed Carmichael mine.

The Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners Council will today ask the Federal Court in Brisbane to strike out the agreement, which will allow the mine to go ahead in the Galilee Basin.

Moves to remove gay panic from Queensland law raise questions on wording

Moves to remove the GAY PANIC defense from Queensland law, are supported by most gay rights groups but others warn they may have other consequences.

Queensland Law Society president Christine Smyth says they are concerned with the wording which removes the sexual advance defense, other than in exceptional circumstances.

The homosexual advance defense, has been used by people accused of murder to claim they were provoked by an unwanted sexual advance.

Queensland and South Australia are the only  states to still have the partial defense of sexual provocation against murder.

Photo:Alejandro Linares Garcia/Wikicommons

Ipswich local recieves top award.

Bushfires sweep nation with blazes in SA, Victoria & ACT and more zedlines

High temperatures across the nation have sparked a series of bushfires in South Australia, Victoria and the ACT. (Image source: Flickr)

High temperatures across the nation have sparked a series of bushfires in South Australia, Victoria and the ACT.

Around 2,400 hectares of farmland and at least one rural property have been destroyed in Canberra’s north-east as 70 firefighters and 13 aircraft battled an 18km fire front yesterday afternoon.

In the nation’s south, fire crews were called to over 40 location across Victoria in its hottest day this year, with six cars in a shopping centre carpark being among the damage.

Proposed same-sex marriage bill contains potentially discriminatory loophole and more Zedlines

The draft bill provides that ‘religious bodies’ or ‘religious organisations’ would be exempt from anti-discrimination law if they refused to service same-sex weddings. (image: wikimedia commons)

Proposed same-sex marriage bill contains potentially discriminatory loophole

The New South Wales Anti-Discrimination Board is among several groups that have warned the federal government it’s proposed same-sex marriage bill contains a loophole that could promote discrimination.

The draft bill provides that ‘religious bodies’ or ‘religious organisations’ would be exempt from anti-discrimination law if they refused to service same-sex weddings.

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