Brisbane to see banned Iranian films

When someone held in high regard speaks her mind it’s hard to ignore. But prominent Brisbane film identity Anne Demy-Geroe says she is speaking out about the restrictions on Iranian filmmakers because it means so much to her. Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof are two Iranian filmmakers who have suffered a great deal for their art. The Iranian government has sentenced the men to six years’ imprisonment and banned them from making films for 20 years. They are currently... Read More

Queensland schools join garden scheme

Queensland primary schools will be taking a healthier approach to lunchtime meals with a nationwide kitchen garden program to be adopted by 25 schools next month. The successful program run by author and cook Stephanie Alexander has had positive results in 193 schools across Australia since 2001. Last year the program won the Premier’s Design Awards for economic, environmental and social initiatives.  Kitchen Garden schools is an innovative idea where kitchen and garden... Read More

Paraplegic criminal gets reduced jail sentence

A paraplegic man has been given a reduced jail sentence by a Supreme Court judge because of the extra difficulties faced by disabled people in prison. Dean Justin Hinton pleaded guilty on Friday to eight charges including one count of possession of a dangerous drug (methamphetamine) exceeding two grams and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm. Defence lawyer Bill Potts asked for leniency because Hinton would be disadvantaged in prison as he could not get around as easily... Read More

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