A Human Rights Act for Queensland?

Originally posted on itolduso:

As anyone who knows anything about the law in Queensland knows, there are no legal human rights in Queensland except those provided by the Australian constitution – the right to vote, the right to freedom of religion and the implied right to publish material relevant to government policy.

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BDS Letter Writing Blitz

On 16th September ABC 612 journalist Steve Austin will be facilitating an armchair discussion at an Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce event “Terrorism & Cyber Security – What is Australia’s Defence Strategy?” Perhaps Mr Austin/ ABC 612 is not aware of … Continue reading

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Anzac Day Terror Plot

Andy interviews Jessie from Starry Lawyers and Ali Kadri from the Islamic Council of Queensland about the dropping of charges for lack of evidence against 18 year man, Harun Causevic. They discuss the hype shown by the government in claiming … Continue reading

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Nauru inquiry report snuck out after dark

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Review of ‘Return’ by Ghada Karmi

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The author remembers “the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) at its zenith in the 1960s” and is critical of the Palestinian Authority’s refusal to acknowledge the failure of the ‘two-state solution’ where it pretends that it is an equal partner with Israel and not a people struggling under brutal occupation. Karmi tells of complicity of Palestinian businessmen with the Israeli authorities in assisting to build the settlements for Zionists with no connection with Palestine. Continue reading

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Brisbane Blacks: the Story of Mop and the Dropouts

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Foco Nuevo in September

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Glencore, health department failed to relay warning to stop eating fish near McArthur River Mine

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Iranian film at GOMA this Friday evening

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17 Group: Community groups challenge controversial Galilee Basin Coal Mines

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If the Pope and Naomi Klein have finally got you worried about the international fossil-fuel industry, come to the next meeting of the 17 Group, which will be held onWednesday the 2nd of September at 7 pm in unit 6, … Continue reading