Last year many countries commemorated 800 years of the Magna Carta. A deed that enshrined the Rule of Law’s protection of individuals against the power and resources of the state. Less than 12 months later our television screens show horrific images of Australian children in a Northern Territory detention facility.Read more
Brandis needs to act immediately to end the distress experienced by transgender children and their families
The Attorney-General remains deaf to the brave calls of families of transgender children, and the children themselves, advocating for changes to the Family Law Act. Currently, these children need to apply for an Order from the Family Court before they can access Stage Two Hormone Treatment. This is an expensive and unnecessary process that creates further traumatic delays for these children and their families when time is of the essence.Read more
At Eid Down Under recently I had some halal lamb and cevapi and they tasted exactly like Australia. Despite being raised a Catholic in country Queensland I felt right at home at a Muslim celebration on Brisbane’s southside. It wasn’t a tradition from my childhood or my culture or my religion, but it was still enjoyable – and the food was delicious!Read more
A revitalised pedestrian bridge in Sunnybank will improve access and safety and revitalise the Sunnybank business precinctRead more
Families and businesses on the Southside are still waiting for Malcolm Turnbull’s second-rate NBN, the Member for Moreton, Graham Perrett, said today.
Long delays in Youth Allowance processing have forced Queensland students to rely on friends and family for food while they wait for a response from Centrelink.Read more
The Abbott/Turnbull Government has shown complete contempt for the democratically elected Senate. The Government has repeatedly ridden roughshod over motions carried by Senate majority whenever it hasn't suited the LNP's political agenda.Read more