Recently Caxton Legal Service expanded its Employment Law Advice Service. Caxton provides free legal services, information and referrals to vulnerable employees and workers who have been mistreated or who have been dismissed. 4zzz reporter Craig Garrett speaks with Bridget Burton, Caxton's Coordinating Lawyer - General Practice Team, about the scope of the Employment Law Advice Service, and the ways in which Caxton's team can help.
The Australian Greens have called for continued federal funding for Indigenous ranger groups (source: wikimedia)
Black lung disease reappears
Coal miners and union members rallied outside Parliament House on Wednesday protesting the recent cases of black lung disease in the community. Miners urged the government to start taking action and help prevent the disease from being spread to other members of the coal mining industry. Black lung disease is caused by prolonged exposure to coal dust and was thought to have been eradicated 30 years ago, however there have been 5 new reported cases since September 2015.
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.
Health Minister Sussan Ley says consumers will benefit from price reductions to more than 400 medicines. (Source: Pixabay)
Palaszczuk’s Government to respond to Anti-Bikie Law Review
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk promises a zero-tolerance approach to organised crime.
The Queensland State Government will respond to a review of controversial anti-bikie laws today after cabinet meets to be briefed by Police Commissioner Ian Stewart on the latest intelligence on organised crime groups.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is yet to announce her position on state power to levy income taxes, saying Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had not thoroughly explained the plan. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Palaszczuk says more information needed for tax reform
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is yet to announce her position on state power to levy income taxes.
Ms Palaszczuk said Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had not thoroughly explained the income tax plan, even as national leaders headed to the Council of Australian Governments meeting on Friday.
Ms Palaszczuk claimed she received more information about the income tax from former Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
Rocklea Markets attract interest from interstate buyer