Turnbull urged to raise torture claims with China at G20

Protesters have called on the Prime Minister to raise allegations of persecution, torture and organ harvesting with China at next week’s G20 summit. Members of Falun Gong called for government support at a public media conference in Brisbane’s King George Square on Wednesday. “Immediately end the brutal and senseless persecution of Falun Gong in China […]


Rethink Abortion protestors rally outside Parliament House

State and federal politicians joined a protest of about 300 people outside Queensland parliament on Tuesday organised by pro-life Rethink Abortion campaigners. The protestors demonstrated with speeches, song and dance against the “Women’s right to choose” bill introduced by Independent MP Rob Pyne. Opposition MP Mark Robinson told the rally he would oppose the bill […]


Protestors rally to stop cuts to Prince Charles hospital

Protestors gathered outside Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s Dickson electorate office at Strathpine to oppose potential federal budget cuts to Prince Charles Hospital. As morning traffic passed by, about 15 protestors in hospital outfits chanted “save our hospital, put LNP last”. Some cars honked in support. The demonstration was organised by online lobby group GetUp as […]


Protestors march against Gaza bombings

About 3000 protestors took to the streets of Sydney on Sunday to rally against Israeli bombing of Gaza. For the third week in a row protesters gathered at the Town Hall at 1pm, where speakers addressed the crowd and led chants against Israel’s bombardment of Gaza and the Abbott government’s perceived pro-Israeli stance. More than […]


Farmers march through city to fight coal seam gas

Farmers from Victoria’s Gippsland region took their campaign against coal seam gas exploration to Melbourne on Sunday, with hundreds of supporters backing their call for a ban on new coal mines and CSG exploration. The protesters marched from city square to the state library, where a petition signed by 1000 people was handed to Greens […]


Protesters attack Rudd asylum plan

About 600 angry protesters converged on Brisbane’s King George Square on Saturday to oppose Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s asylum-seeker policy. The policy, which declares that asylum-seekers arriving by boat without a visa will be sent to Papua New Guinea and will never be admitted to Australia, drew strong reactions from speakers. “If deterrents worked, hundreds […]


Youth pay tribute to diggers at moving ceremony

The flame of the Anzac spirit burns brightly with the youth of the Centenary Suburbs. Flowered wreaths were laid by children paying their respects to the fallen in a moving Anzac Day service this morning. Hundreds of locals gathered at the Centenary Suburbs War Memorial Gardens in Brisbane’s western suburbs, to pay tribute to those […]


Happy crowds cheer Anzac marchers

Tens of thousands of people lined the streets of Brisbane today to pay their respects at the city’s annual Anzac Day parade. The march began on George Street at 10am in perfect Autumn sunshine with animated crowds cheering the marchers. Two Super Hornets from the RAAF Base at Amberley flew overhead at the beginning of […]


Thousands gather before dawn in Anzac Square

Thousands of people packed Brisbane’s Anzac Square hours before dawn this morning to honour Australia’s servicemen and women, past and present, the survivors and the fallen. At just seven minutes past four, Anzac Square was declared full and crowds were diverted to King George Square, where they watched a live broadcast of the ceremony. The […]


Angry Victorian teachers threaten more strikes

Rolling work stoppages across Victorian schools have been threatened, with the first to occur in Premier Ted Baillieu’s electorate of Hawthorn. As part of Wednesday’s teachers strike Australian Education Union (AEU) members voted not to hold another full-day strike this year but instead implement rolling work stoppages expected to be begin in Term 4. However […]


Angry fire fighters and ambos march on Parliament

Boots were thrown at Parliament House during a lunchtime demonstration on Tuesday by hundreds of fire fighters and ambulance officers protesting against altered work conditions. Frontline emergency workers challenged Premier Campbell Newman to walk in their boots before his government implemented any changes. The protesters gathered at Southbank before heading to Parliament House to protest […]


Teachers angry at government pay deal

Teachers protested outside Parliament House today over a pay and conditions offer from the Queensland Government. Waving placards they chanted: “Teachers make our classrooms great, Langbroek must negotiate.” Queensland Teachers Union representatives said the government’s offer of a 2.7 percent pay increase was in exchange for removing conditions from the current agreement and replacing them […]


Aussies’ cushy lifestyles may make them tougher on refugees – sociologist

Australians’ comfortable lifestyle may make them less sympathetic to refugees, a refugees advocate said yesterday. Sociologist and mental health nurse Jane Hasler said many people were driven by the “I’m all right Jack” philosophy. There was a prevailing attitude of “don’t come and play in my back yard”. Dr Hasler spoke to Newsbytes before the […]


Rally told public service cuts will hurt kids

Angry public sector workers marched through city streets waving dolls to represent children they said would suffer from public service job cuts. Community Service Department members said the children would not receive the same attention when the workers were gone. Secretary of the union Together, Alex Scott, said the loss of temporary jobs in these […]


Tent embassy protesters surround police watchhouse

Sovereign tent embassy protesters brought CBD traffic to a standstill today when they marched from Parliament to Roma Street watchhouse after their eviction from Musgrave Park. The Aboriginal elders and supporters took over the streets, causing chaos to lunchtime traffic. Around 200 people walked the route yelling slogans and waving signs. “One two three, sovereignty, […]


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