Minister vows to protect school kids from knife attacks

More than 100 students were expelled from Queensland schools last year for incidents involving weapons, Parliament was told today. In the wake of last week’s stabbing at Southport High School, Minister for Education Cameron Dick has announced initiatives and legislative changes to ensure Queenslanders “that our schools are safe”. “Incidents involving weapons are very rare. […]

Street poll: How do we stop bullying?

Bullying has again become a topic of discussion after the video of a schoolboy retaliating against his alleged tormentor circulated widely on the internet. So how can we prevent bullying? We asked people in Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall if they had the answer.

Street poll: Do football players get away with bad behavior?

The off-field behavior of footballers came under scrutiny again over the weekend when another rugby league player was involved in a violent incident. Do modern day footballers get away with too much? We went to Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall to ask the people if they think football players get away with bad behaviour. Camera and […]

RSPCA seeks ban on puppy farming

RSPCA Queensland recently began an e-petititon to the Queensland Government to enact a Breeders Code of Practice and a Pet Shop Code of Practice to help stop illegal puppy farming. The animal welfare organisation also wanted the Government to introduce compulsory licensing and regular monitoring of companion animal breeding operations so they comply with the […]

Patel jailed for seven years [video]

Disgraced former Bundaberg surgeon Jayant Patel was today sentenced to seven years’ jail for the manslaughter of three patients. Patel was convicted of three counts of manslaughter and one of grievous bodily harm. He was sentenced to seven years on each manslaughter count and three years for grievous bodily harm, the sentences to be served […]

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