Emily Kemp

Ipswich mayor angry at snub over asylum plan

Plans to house almost 500 asylum seekers in an Ipswich jail should be revealed to the local community, Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale said today. He was responding to reports that Ipswich’s Borallon prison could house 492 asylum seekers by the end of the year. Mr Pisasale said no-one had talked to him about the plan. […]

Newman’s move “born of corruption” – Fraser

LNP leader Campbell Newman’s move to state politics was “born of corruption”, Treasurer Andrew Fraser said in Parliament today. The Crime and Misconduct Commission launched an inquiry last month into allegations LNP president Bruce McIver tried to bribe a sitting MP to stand aside for Mr Newman. Mr Fraser named Fraser Stephen, who works for […]

Street poll: Should the West intervene in Libya?

Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi has gained international attention as he uses government forces against rebelling Libyan citizens. The United Nations Security Council has enforced a no-fly zone, with Britain and the United States firing cruise missiles at Libyan air defences over the weekend. Today we asked the people of Brisbane if they believe Western forces […]

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