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‘Feel the outrage’: 98 Queensland domestic violence orders broken every day

‘Feel the outrage’: 98 Queensland domestic violence orders broken every day

Anger is growing about a rise in domestic violence order breaches in Queensland after a Gold Coast mother of three was found dead in her backyard. 

  • by Lydia Lynch

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Government accused of not growing social housing fast enough

Government accused of not growing social housing fast enough

But Housing Minister Leeanne Enoch has hit out at recent analysis, saying it does not include programs that fund housing for Queenslanders in need.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Minister blames pandemic for SEQ hospital emergencies

Minister blames pandemic for SEQ hospital emergencies

Yvette D’Ath said there had been 11 “code yellows” declared in south-east Queensland since March 25.

  • by Lydia Lynch
Queensland to hold inquiry into race hate and online vilification

Queensland to hold inquiry into race hate and online vilification

People will be asked to share their stories during an inquiry into whether race hate and vilification laws are strong enough.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Lockdown leg-up ruled out for Brisbane businesses despite large losses

Lockdown leg-up ruled out for Brisbane businesses despite large losses

Queensland’s Treasurer says no emergency grants will be offered to businesses hit by the three-day Easter lockdown, as consumer spending “remained robust”.

  • by Lydia Lynch
Prisoners kept behind bars for months amid parole board backlog

Prisoners kept behind bars for months amid parole board backlog

The board is at a “crisis point” as thousands of cases sit undecided, causing prisoners to eventually be released into the community with no supervision.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
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‘Hardcore’ primary school-aged offenders targeted in crime crackdown

‘Hardcore’ primary school-aged offenders targeted in crime crackdown

Labor will pass its youth justice laws in Queensland this week.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
LNP attempts to launch an inquiry into Queensland’s corruption watchdog

LNP attempts to launch an inquiry into Queensland’s corruption watchdog

The opposition has attempted to launch an official probe into the corruption watchdog’s handling of abandoned fraud charges against former Logan councillors.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Defamation reform seeks to protect public interest journalism

Defamation reform seeks to protect public interest journalism

Queensland will introduce a new defamation defence to protect public interest journalism and weed out trivial claims before they reach court under draft laws introduced to parliament on Tuesday. 

  • by Lydia Lynch
More than 200 students return to high-school construction zone

More than 200 students return to high-school construction zone

Brisbane South State Secondary College at Dutton Park is still a construction site, yet more than 200 students have been there since January.

  • by Tony Moore
Branch members threaten to quit if LNP parachutes outsider into Laming’s seat

Branch members threaten to quit if LNP parachutes outsider into Laming’s seat

A decade after warning his political colleagues how to behave on social media, Andrew Laming’s online conduct has caused his downfall and triggered a hostile preselection battle for the safe Coalition seat.

  • by Lydia Lynch