Greens support Qld Premier’s vote to #LetThemStay

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The Queensland Greens have expressed support for the Premier’s offer of support and assistance to asylum seekers currently in the Queensland community. Greens spokesperson Andrew Bartlett says Annastacia Palaszczuk is right to say that these people deserve our compassion and support.

Violence escalates on Manus Island

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The refugee detention centre on Manus Island has a long history of violence and cover ups, with the latest reports alleging a young woman was raped by ex-pat security guards, while a young man lost his hand in a machete attack. An investigation has been launched, however the guards in question have been sent away, denying the investigation their testimony. I spoke to Ian Rintoul, an advocate with the Refugee Action Collective, about this situation, and what could be done.

4zzz Headlines (Pt. 21)

– Charges dropped for Talisman Saver protestors
– WA Greens condemn shark drum lines
– Greens call for inquiry into Manus Island clash
– Egypt files claim with ICC against their military
– Migrants protest Israel’s detention policy
– Lebanese refugees want to go home: Dr Rifi
– ACCC chairman calls for more government privatisation
– Sudan and South Sudan join to protect oilfields
– Hamas PM announces clemency for Fatah Continue reading 4zzz Headlines (Pt. 21)

4zzz Headlines (Pt. 18)

– New help for Toowoomba disability services
– New anti-blindness drug approved in Australia
– Adolescent HIV rates doubled in a decade: WHO
– AMA accuses Scott Morrison of child abuse
– ACOSS opposes lifting the pension age
– Robot seals to calm agitated dementia patients
– Link found between gene and Alzheimer’s risk
– Accusations leveled against Heal for Life foundation Continue reading 4zzz Headlines (Pt. 18)