August 2004


A Senate Inquiry into the abuse of children when cared for in institutions and out of their homes has found evidence of widespread emotional, physical and sexual abuse, says Inquiry Chair, Senator Jan McLucas.

Quote: PARENTS who believe that their children have been wrongly taken away from them by social workers and adopted into another family will march on London today to raise awareness of their plight. Encouraged by the success of grassroot activist groups such as Fathers4Justice in drawing attention to their cause, the parents have started a campaign for birth families to have more rights over their children.

Cairns engineers rewarded for thinking big

Submitted by Editor on Mon, 30/08/2004 - 21:24

Cairns engineers were rewarded for thinking big today when Minister for State Development and Innovation, Tony McGrady announced an $88,000 grant over two years to accelerate the local industry's growth.

Careful water resource planning, utilising new technology and changing community attitudes to water use are all necessary if Queensland is to accommodate the state's increasing population, Natural Resources Minister Stephen Robertson said today.

Families of POWs Frightened By Kerry

Submitted by Editor on Mon, 30/08/2004 - 19:41

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Education Minister Anna Bligh today wished Year 12 students across the state good luck in the Queensland Core Skills (QCS) Test.

(QldGovSpin) Patrol's presence on the water to be upgraded

Submitted by Editor on Mon, 30/08/2004 - 19:00

The Queensland Government has committed almost $1 million this financial year (2004-05) for replacement of vessels manned by the Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol.

The State Government has taken unprecedented action against the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) today over what it claims are unfair practices that are preventing the Government filling urgent specialist vacancies.

Seven Queensland individuals, groups and organisations will share in $31,507 of State Government funding to help them showcase their artistic talents locally and on the world stage.



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