Brisbane woman takes NAB to court, Teen charged with Anzac Day terror plot to enrol in anti-terrorist program, Tamir Rice shooting case settled out of court, and more Zedlines. (Image: Wikicommons).
Brisbane woman takes NAB to court
Brisbane woman, Leith WiIliamson, is taking national banking giant NAB to the Supreme Court, claiming the bank permitted her former partner to secure hundreds of thousands of dollars in her name without her knowledge.
A loan, valued at $320 000, as well as a bank guarantee using her home as security were issued to Williamson’s former partner four years ago, leaving her in considerable financial debt.
The WA government proposes to force meth users into rehabilitation to combat increasing rates of addiction in the state. (source: wikimedia)
Clive Palmer urged to pay $73 million in entitlements
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is urging Clive Palmer to use his personal fortune to pay back the $73 million in entitlements owed to sacked Queensland Nickel Refinery workers. The company is facing liquidation, and administrators of the consulting firm in charge of winding up the operation said it suffered under the reckless actions of Mr Palmer. Employment Minister Michaelia Cash said that if Mr Palmer refuses to pay, the necessary funds will have come out of taxpayers’ money.
The Greek government has condemned the actions of the Macedonian police, saying the use of chemicals, rubber bullets, and stun grenades against vulnerable populations is a dangerous and deplorable act. (Source: Wikipedia)
State high schools to hold information sessions on youth violence
Information sessions on the One Punch Can Kill initiative will be incorporated into the anti-violence campaign at all state high schools.
One Punch Can Kill is a community awareness program focusing on reducing youth violence and will be made available to year 12 students this year.
Workshop content is provided by Matthew Stanley Foundation and Queensland Homicide Victims Support Group.
Palmer had final say over Queensland Nickel spending
The critically endangered Eastern Curlew flocks to mudflats in Wynnum, Manly and Redlands each year. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Birdlife threatened by Moreton Bay redevelopment
Ecology experts warn the $1.3 billion Toondah Harbour redevelopment could affect crucial habitat for Moreton Bay's birdlife.
Queensland Wader Study Group ecologist David Milton said the cumulative effects of development could endanger local wildlife, including the critically endangered Eastern Curlew which flocks to mudflats in Wynnum, Manly and Redlands each year.
The Gold Coast Planning Court rejected plans for the Currumbin mosque development. The Islamic Society of the Gold Coast said there is a need for another mosque in the area due the overcrowding in their current mosque.
Feminist Week bake sale leads to death threats
A bake sale held as part of the University of Queensland’s Feminist Week yesterday resulted in online rape and death threats targeting organisers and attendees.
The bake sale was meant to highlight wage inequality based on gender, disability, race, sexual identity and ethnicity.
Each baked good cost the proportion of $1 buyers earn comparative to men in the workplace.
UQ Union Gender and Sexuality vice president Madeline Price said the threats show how far gender inequality still has to go.