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The Guardian • Queensland

Issue #2045

Peace is possible

The CPA Brisbane Branch together with Australian Solidarity with Latin America (ASLA) held a successful collaborative event on Saturday 11th March to celebrate and commemorate...

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Weasel Words heading Issue #2040

WEASEL WORDS

Restraint (rɪˈstrnt) Our first word comes from the very weasely team at the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, who would like the government to...

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Sugar cane plantation, c 1923. Issue #2050

Sugar and blackbirding

The Queensland sugar industry annually generates $2 billion, and this industry began with indentured labour. In July 2021 the mayor of Bundaberg, Jack Dempsey, made...

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Issue #2014

Flood, fire and famine

The 2022 Eastern Australian floods were one of the nation’s worst recorded flood disasters, destroying large parts of Southeastern Queensland and Northeastern NSW. The flooding...

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Issue #2046

Queensland police under fire

The Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, has begun to restructure the Queensland Police Service (QPS) in an attempt to eradicate the “significant problem” of sexism, racism,...

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Childers Issue #2015

“Inspiration and hope”

The morning of 23rd June came with a blustery cold wind to the town of Childers in Queensland. Particularly felt by myself and my fellow...

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Sky News helicopter. Issue #2061

Sky News

On 29th June Alexander Voltz of Sky News attacked the Palaszczuk government for wanting to change the name of Brisbane and its main streets to...

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Lab work. Issue #2054

Queensland’s forensic debacle

On 16th May 2023, the Queensland Health Minister, Yvette D’Ath, announced that Queensland’s Health Forensic and Scientific Services (QFSS) have a backlog of more than...

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Issue #2014

Queensland comrades organise! the CPA and the lower-northern Qld tour

See Part One In the last part of our report, we left readers with a brief outline of our travels on Friday 24th June. That...

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Issue #1996

Unions join to give voice on job casualisation and COVID-19

It was great to see so many people joining together to listen and give voice to the major problems of casualisation and the pandemic that...

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Issue #2023

The rent is too high!: RAHU speaks truth to power at the Victorian state election

On 2nd September, the Renters and Housing Union (RAHU) launched their state election campaign in Victoria, on the platform that “the rent is too high.”...

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Issue #2074

Qld’s housing debacle

According to A Blueprint to Tackle Queensland’s Housing Crisis, by Professor Hal Pawson of the University of New South Wales, since the outbreak of COVID,...

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Issue #1978

Vale Fred Paterson

Born on the 13th June 1897 on a pig farm at Gladstone, Fred Paterson became the first communist elected to a state parliament in Australia.

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Issue #1982

Queensland police fight vaccine mandate

Members of the Queensland Police Service (QPS) have launched a legal challenge in the Supreme Court of Queensland (QSC) against a vaccine mandate issued by...

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Issue #1999

“Raise the age” bill not recommended by Qld committee

Last week, the Community Support and Services Committee recommended the Parliament of Queensland not pass Greens MP Michael Berkman’s private Members’ bill, which attempted to...

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Issue #1965

Effect of the military on carbon emissions and soil pollution

Every second year the US and Australian military hold war games, called Talisman Sabre in Queensland, in areas of high environmental significance: some being world heritage areas and natural heritage sites.

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Issue #2047

Queensland police corruption report

In 1987 the Fitzgerald Inquiry, The Commission of Inquiry into Possible Illegal Activities and Associated Police Misconduct, began investigations into the corruption by the Queensland...

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Issue #2035

Hear her voice

This article contains references to examples of experiences of First Nations peoples, and language that is disrespectful and offensive to their culture, history, people and...

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Issue #2066

Five-minute strike wage loss

Queensland Catholic employers have been warned against major wage deduction of employees’ pay over a five-minute work stoppage next week. Thousands of Queensland Catholic school...

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Issue #2011

State budget opportunity for health care reform

In this month’s state budget, United Workers Union is calling on the Queensland Government to increase funding to the health sector to urgently address issues...

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Issue #2044

Black troops killed by white US soldiers

There has long been a rumour in Queensland that dozens of African American troops were killed by their white officers during World War II, but...

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A coal miners hat that has been hung up. Issue #2060

Survivors take on big coal

Bushfire Survivors for Climate Action have praised environmental justice groups for launching a fresh Federal Court challenge, arguing that the Environment Minister can and must...

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Fred Paterson 1950. Issue #2074

CPA Qld Party School

The Brisbane and Sunshine Coast branches of the Communist Party of Australia jointly hosted this year’s Queensland Party School, held the Waterloo Bay Hotel. Presenters...

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Issue #2060

DINGO

The Queensland Palaszczuk government’s refusal to back down over its deeply unpopular approval of Blue Energy’s Central Queensland gasfield shows it cares neither for communities,...

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Issue #2069

DINGO

The Climate Council has labelled the decision to approve an extension to the Gregory Crinum coal mine in Queensland’s Bowen Basin until 2073 as “stunning...

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Issue #2046

Queensland police to compile information on socialists, Marxists

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) is enlarging and strengthening reporting on individuals with “extremist” views and beliefs as a result of the December 2022 killings...

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Issue #2046

Australian-DPRK Friendship and Cultural Society 2023 AGM

On the 24th February 2023, the Australian-DPRK Friendship and Cultural Society Brisbane Branch met for their Annual General Meeting. Members from across Queensland, the Gold...

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Issue #1971

Stop Talisman Sabre war games!

US-Australian war games, currently being played in Queensland, should be cancelled for compelling security, environmental, economic, and health reasons.

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Issue #2058

DINGO

Forest fire warnings have been issued in northern European countries as the “high risk” of summer wildfire season spreads up the continent. A lack of...

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Isaac Regional Council building. Issue #2056

Strong opposition to gas project

A council in regional Queensland that hosts the highest number of coal mines of any local government in the state wants the Palaszczuk government to...

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Kogan Creek Power Station, Queensland. Issue #2056

Industrial action looms at Queensland power stations

The union representing workers at the Callide and Kogan power stations will apply to the Fair Work Commission to take industrial action after negotiations broke...

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