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Dancing again in Goondiwindi

A special Federal Court hearing in  Millmerran today “starts the dance again on country” for the Bigambul people of south-west Queensland. The court formally recognised the native title rights of the Bigambul People over about 2600 square kilometres of land and waters between Inglewood and St George. Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony Lynham said an Indigenous Land Use Agreement developed alongside the determination would this see the State Government share the proceeds of the future sale of some of the land with the Bigambul people. “Today’s decision recognises and protects the...

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Art raffle to assist Caxton Legal

Barbara’s* enduring power of attorney was being misused by her daughter who refused to help her find alternative accommodation and withdrew a significant amount of money from Barbara’s bank account. The person vested with the power to change Barbara’s circumstances, her daughter, refused phone calls from both Barbara and the nursing home. Barbara experienced despair as a result of living amongst people who were too unwell to communicate with her. Her requests to change her colostomy bag were often overlooked by staff, resulting in leakage from the bag. Caxton’s Seniors Legal and Support Service (SLASS) stepped in and assisted...

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Local architects gift to children

Local architectural firm Bosanquet Foley  are investing in the role of arts, culture and creative expression in the community. They have bequested a trio of “Skittles” sculptures to the rooftop terrace of recently completed Ronald McDonald House, to bring joy and colour to the lives of the families of sick children in the adjacent Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.    “Investing in creativity,” according to the architects, “effects change in the health community through creating stimulation and vibrancy to otherwise clinical spaces.”    The colourful grouping of bulbous lifesaver and swimmers sculptures, variously 60 – 90cm high, encourage lively interaction. ...

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Trump’s election an opportunity for Australia – IPAN

US President-elect, Donald Trump, has served notice of a US withdrawal from a “protective” military role for allies in South East Asia and the Pacific. He has urged these allies to take responsibility for their own defences. He has claimed that he intends to pull American military forces back from its outposts in over 90 countries. Mr Nick Deane, speaking for the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) said today, “Trump’s election has removed a major plank underlying the defence strategies of successive Australian governments, which have consistently relied on the US as our fundamental protector. They have led...

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Greens candidate for South Brisbane

The Queensland Greens have announced Amy MacMahon as their candidate for the seat of South Brisbane in the upcoming State Election. Ms. MacMahon is a social scientist and community worker who specialises in social research and community development. Currently completing her PhD at the University of Queensland on community responses to climate change, Ms. MacMahon said she was looking forward to an election focussed on sustainable development, corporate donations, housing affordability, and growing wealth inequality in Queensland. “The inner-south side is undergoing huge changes in terms of property development and population increase. I’m excited and humbled to be selected...

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