New funding announced to combat domestic violence

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New funding has been announced to support domestic violence crisis centres in Brisbane and Townsville, and assist in the setup of a third shelter in Charters Towers. Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, Shannon Fentiman, said tackling domestic and family violence is a priority, and these programs have helped hundreds of women and children. Save the Children runs the Brisbane based centre, and regional co-ordinator Theresa Kellet spoke about what the funding will be used for.

Brisbane holds first Trans Fair Day

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You may have been hearing a lot lately about transgender people in the US, after political and legal battles over which bathroom transgender people are allowed to use. Here in Brisbane, transgender people gathered for the first ever Trans Fair Day on Sunday, and I was on the scene.

Youth homelessness on the rise

Youth homelessness is on the rise, both in Brisbane and nationally. In light of this, why hasn’t the Queensland government signed off on the latest federal homelessness funding? Adam Barnes, Program Manager of the Homelessness and Housing Team for Brisbane Youth Services, talked about this, as well as ways to combat youth homelessness rates.

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. 19)

– QBCC to replace BSA today
– Thai protestors call for PM’s resignation
– G20 dissent grouped formed in Brisbane
– Roving crime inquiry announced for 2014
– New river management plans underway
– SA hospitals risking patient deaths with old tech Continue reading 4zzz Headlines (Pt. 19)

4zzz Headlines (Pt. 14)

– Go card loopholes wiped out
– Koala killing woodchipper company rebuked
– Stroke sufferers going without basic care
– PM Abbott declares end to Afghan War
– First global skin cancer conference held in Brisbane
– Global warming brings irrukandji to Queensland waters Continue reading 4zzz Headlines (Pt. 14)

Reclaim the Night 2013

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I collaborated with fellow reporter Bec Waterhouse to cover the annual ‘Reclaim the Night’ in Brisbane. You may have noticed the protestors if you were in the city last night, as they marched the streets near Queen Street Mall, demanding safety for women, or when they continued their rally at Queens Park. As well as sounding out the crowd, I spoke to Shannon McCallum, one of the organisers of the event, to find out a little more about it.

4zzz Headlines (Pt. 13)

– Heavy smog descends on Chinese city
– Launch of Asbestos Awareness Month
– Burst pipes bust bus system
– Russian suicide bomber kills five, injures 32
– Dr Karl hits Brisbane for tourism awards
– Calls for BBC to be privatised increase Continue reading 4zzz Headlines (Pt. 13)

4zzz Headlines (Pt. 10)

– Moai Statues are Disappearing
– Pride Backlash Over LNP MP
– 60% of Queensland in Drought, Figures Show
– River Symposium Kicks Off
– Syrian Opposition to Enter Peace Talks
– Low Koala Numbers Prompts Calls for Sanctuary Continue reading 4zzz Headlines (Pt. 10)