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Waskam Emelda Davis: "Slavery is slavery."

After almost 160 years, apology for ‘blackbirding’ ripples from Bundaberg

The mayor of Bundaberg, a former Newman-era minister, will become Australia’s first elected leader to formally apologise for the indentured labour trade known as “blackbirding”.

  • by Zach Hope


A senior public servant remains suspended on paid leave during an investigation into the hiring of a school principal that led to Jackie Trad resigning from cabinet.

Senior public servant paid $334,000 while suspended during probe

A senior Education Department public servant remains on paid leave while an investigation continues into the hiring of a school principal that led to Jackie Trad quitting cabinet.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Education officials faced a grilling about asbestos removal at Sunnybank State High School during budget estimates.

17 days before asbestos clean-up crews were sent to Brisbane school

There have been 19 asbestos incidents at Queensland schools during the installation of airconditioning since 2019.

  • by Felicity Caldwell

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