‘Parliament, Government and Reform in Queensland, 2001-2013’

THE ACCOUNTABILITY ROUNDTABLE ‘Parliament, Government and Reform in Queensland, 2001-2013’ Public Forum -Parliament House, Brisbane 10 February 2014 10:00 am – 12:00 noon The Premiers Room The Accountability Round Table is a non-partisan group of citizens with diverse backgrounds (academics, lawyers, politicians, journalists, authors) who are gravely concerned by the current erosion of honesty and … Continue reading ‘Parliament, Government and Reform in Queensland, 2001-2013’

Refugee Boat Timeline to February 6th

Refugee Boat Timeline to February 6th by archiearchive FCD TWO TURNBACKS TODAY 6th FEB No arrivals reported today. LATE NEWS Again, thanks to Marg Hutton Migrants stranded in Sukabumi, rejected by Australia The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | World | Thu, February 06 2014, 11:40 AM Dozens of migrants from the Middle East have bcome stranded … Continue reading Refugee Boat Timeline to February 6th

Sri Lanka war report ‘shows rights abuses’

Dear Friends This report joins a library of human rights concerns about the situation in Sri Lanka. What makes it so relevant to us is that the Australian Government is complicit in placing lives at risk by deporting Sri Lankan asylum seekers without a proper refugee determination process. The government can do this because they … Continue reading Sri Lanka war report ‘shows rights abuses’

Suicide crisis – from tragic to catastrophic

by Gerry Georgatos Israel and Natalia are entitled to equality – Photo, Gerry Georgatos Australia is facing a suicide crisis that is not abating, it is continuing and getting worse. If the suicides tragedy among our First Nations peoples remains unaddressed it will escalate from tragedy to catastrophe – with near genocidal-like effects. The neglect … Continue reading Suicide crisis – from tragic to catastrophic

You’ve got to be Jo(h)king: History, the Left and Queensland

(This is a guest post from a friend of The Word From Struggle Street Jon) It was the 40th anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising recently. On the 17th of November 1973, tanks rolled onto campus, and in a bloody orgy of violence unwittingly sealed the demise of the regime of the Colonels. The Polytechnic … Continue reading You’ve got to be Jo(h)king: History, the Left and Queensland