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Hundreds march in Adelaide for White Ribbon Week

Posted November 28, 2015 14:09:56

A crowd of people sit on Parliament House steps. Photo: Participants in Adelaide’s White Ribbon march finish up at Parliament Home. (ABC News: Matt Coleman)
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Far more than 200 people have marched by way of Adelaide’s central company district to raise awareness about domestic violence.

The White Ribbon March from Victoria Square to Parliament Home featured police, politicians, sporting identities and assistance groups.

Domestic violence survivor Heather Margrison spoke to the crowd and said it took her 20 years to leave her psychologically abusive companion.

She stated she was now committed to helping other people.

“I was in a position to get out, and with the superb assistance and help from the Central Domestic Violence Service, I was able to cut my strings, and free of charge myself from his abuse,” Ms Margrison stated.

“Recovery has taken me practically 10 years and I am nonetheless a work in progress but I am alive.”

White Ribbon Week was held across Australia this week in a campaign to stop domestic violence.

The Federal Government estimates domestic violence charges Australia $ 21.7 billion annually.

Members of crowd hold a banner deploring domestic violence against women. Photo: About 200 people participated in Adelaide’s White Ribbon march from Victoria Square to Parliament House. (ABC News: Matt Coleman)

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Thousands turn out in Brisbane march calling for climate change action

Posted November 28, 2015 12:18:05

Thousands gather in Queen's Park for a climate action rally through Brisbane. Photo: Thousands collect in Queen’s Park for a climate action rally by way of Brisbane. (ABC News: Matt Eaton)
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About five,000 folks have braved hot and humid weather in the Brisbane CBD for a climate change rally ahead of United Nations climate talks in Paris subsequent week.

They included members of the Pacific Climate group, who spoke at the rally to raise issues that many Pacific islands would face catastrophic sea level rise without having critical international effort to minimize greenhouse gas emissions.

The protest is one of a number of demonstrations planned across Australia this weekend.

From the gathering point in Queen’s Park, the rally started a march through the CBD and across the Brisbane River to South Bank.

Ipswich couple Ray and Robin McGuire mentioned they have been attending since they wanted the Queensland and federal governments to halt Adani’s Carmichael coal mine in central Queensland.

“We adhere to the (climate alter) problem extremely closely,” Mr McGuire mentioned.

Ray and Robin McGuire came from Ipswich to attend the Brisbane climate rally. Photo: Ray and Robin McGuire came from Ipswich to attend the Brisbane climate rally. (ABC News: Matt Eaton)

“We’re concerned about the Pacific islands and what will take place to them. In the end, it really is a moral choice individuals have to make.”

Mrs McGuire said she was fed up when she thought about how much the climate had currently changed given that she was a youngster.

“The ethical basis of economics and politics is unreal,” she mentioned.

“We want to quit the Carmichael mine, but also update policy and assistance for renewables.”

Queensland Government releases land clearing report

Ahead of the rally, the Queensland Government released a report that revealed land clearing rates across the state doubled in the initial two years of the former LNP government.

Deputy Premier Jackie Trad said the report outlined an alarming trend on land clearing.

“I am really concerned about what the science is telling us – land clearing and connected emissions have improved exponentially under the LNP,” she stated.

“That is why the Palaszczuk Government will introduce legislation early subsequent year to much more successfully manage vegetation clearing in Queensland.”

Ms Trad said the Government would also do its very best to minimise “panic clearing” ahead of any tightening in restrictions.

Scientist Dr Martin Taylor from the environmental group WWF Australia said the Queensland report figures revealed in 2013-14 there was 35.8 million tonnes of carbon released by land clearing across the state – the equivalent of adding yet another 8 million cars to the roads.

Pacific Climate Warriors told the rally Pacific islanders are facing a climate catastrophe. Photo: Pacific Climate Warriors told the rally Pacific islanders are facing a climate catastrophe. (ABC News: Matt Eaton)

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