September 2004

Paper-free elections could be just around the corner if the next Federal Government takes on board The Greens' 8-point information technology plan, to be unveiled on Tuesday.

The Beattie Government has approved $2.06 million for a new neighbourhood and child care centre in Port Douglas, Minister for Communities, Disability Services and Seniors Warren Pitt announced today.

The Greens Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Transgender and intersex policy forum will take place at 6pm on Thursday September 30 at the Builders Arms Hotel, 221 Gertrude Street Fitzroy.

On Line Opinion

Submitted by Editor on Tue, 28/09/2004 - 19:21

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(Greens-Media) Greens call for code of conduct

Submitted by Editor on Tue, 28/09/2004 - 19:21

Greens (WA) Lead Senate Candidate Rachel Siewert has called on all candidates in the Federal Election to sign a contract committing themselves to accepting only modest pay rises and ending political mud-slinging.

(QldGovSpin) Spence reforms vagrants legislation

Submitted by Editor on Tue, 28/09/2004 - 19:21

The Minister for Police and Corrective Services, Judy Spence, is moving to repeal antiquated vagrants legislation and replace it with a modern bill that reflects community standards and will help police intervene to prevent serious crime.

Quote: Batman on the shopping center, Robin perched 90m (300') up a crane
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Royal Commission into Child Abuse

Submitted by Editor on Tue, 28/09/2004 - 19:21

Family First Party today called on the Federal Government to set up a Royal Commission into Child Abuse as an urgent priority immediately following the election.

(QldGovSpin) Queensland plays it part feeding the world

Submitted by Editor on Tue, 28/09/2004 - 19:21

Queensland's continued ability to feed a population 10 times greater than its own will be the focus for State Government scientists attending the 4th International Crop Science Congress in Brisbane this week.

Two bills to be introduced in Parliament this week will further strengthen the campaign to ease alcohol abuse in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.



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