There has been a lot of talk about Trump’s executive order which put a stop to refugee acceptance and also banned people coming from certain countries. You’ve probably heard a lot of stories coming out because of this ban such as the protests and the first Australian to be denied access to the US because of his dual citizenship with Iran. Its been a huge issue and will continue to be covered as it goes on but I thought it would be great to have an indepth discussion about what this deal does specifically and what it means for refugee policy in the world.
A University of Queensland study has found more than 100 Natural World Heritage sites are being destroyed by encroaching human activity.
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The study shows the human footprint has increased 63 percent over the past two decades in all continents except for Europe.
The human footprint includes roads, agriculture, urbanisation, industrial infrastructure and deforestation.
New Research Project in Support of Treatment for Alcohol, Drugs and Mental
The effectiveness of treatments for addiction and mental health in Queensland will be explored in research conducted by a new Professor of Alcohol, Drugs and Mental Health.
Chinese New Year celebrations are set to kick off in Brisbane tonight and continue over the weekend. (Image Source Pixabay)
Fortitude Valley’s Chinatown Mall will play host to the ‘Year of the Rooster’ festivities, with lion dancers, cultural performances, market stalls and much more. There will also be a special parade celebrating the most important day in the Chinese calendar.
The event offers attendees a chance to enjoy and take part in the cultural diversity of Brisbane.
New Legislation to protect Taxi drivers
New legislation to protect the Taxi Industry will be introduced into Queensland Parliament by Katter’s Australian Party.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has called on US president Donald Trump to take more action within the Asia Pacific region.(Image Source: Wikimedia)
In her speech, Ms Bishop says most Asian countries would like more US power within the region rather than other countries calling the shots.
This comes after Chinese President (Shi) Xi Jinping issued a warning to the US for Trump to stay clear of the Asia-Pacific region, saying the problems of this region affect the people who live there and them alone.
Queensland welcomes 600 new citizens
Almost six hundred people officially became Australian citizens, yesterday, at a ceremony in Brisbane.
Federal Labor has announced plans for new legislation to protect workers' Sunday penalty rates .
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten will speak to the John Curtin Research Centre tonight about the new legislation and announce that while he will consider changing the rules, he does not plan to legislate a floor rate.
The legislation will prevent cuts to penalty rates for hundreds of thousands of already low-paid workers.
Brisbane landmark buildings to go - Queenswarf complex takes place