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Laming applauds PMs stance on Parliament House burka ban

Posted by: Sarah West | Sarah West 3 October, 2014 - 1:03 PM

4BC Mornings: Federal Member for Bowman, Andrew Laming, says the burka debate is distracting the nation from the real security issues.

Andrew Laming, the Federal Member for Bowman, says he welcomes Prime Minister Tony Abbott's request to House Speaker Bronwyn Bishop and Senate President Stephen Parry to back down on new rules which separate people with facial coverings from other members of the public gallery, forcing them to watch parliamentary proceedings from behind glass

"The number one priority is to look after security, but once people have gone through a security check point and we allow security to re-check people whenever they need to, in between that we need to get over what people are wearing and accept we are a multicultural country, and if someone does choose to cover up their face, we have no problem with them sitting in the gallery with everyone else," Mr Laming said. 

"We are seeing issues like this percolating up as ways to attack a general religion and basically impute them in what is a very, very specific battle against a few score Australians who are headed overseas to get involved in Syria and Iraq," he said. 

Mr Laming says the rules imposed on Australians visiting countries in the Middle East are not relevant to whether Muslim women should be entitled to wear the burka in Australia. 

"My message to all of these countries is that you are utterly welcome, you can wear your traditional national dress. This is not an argument about wearing a motorcycle helmet in a bank. There is no place for a motorcycle helmet in a bank. I'm saying that at any time, security should be able to check your identity," he said.

"Once we have identified you, we can move on and let these people dress as they choose. We're a free country and it is hard to believe we are even having this debate," Mr Laming said.     

LISTEN: Federal Member for Bowman, Andrew Laming, says the burka debate is a distraction from the real security issues.

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QLD Police Commissioner on the anti-terror raids

Posted by: Lauren Gillin | Lauren Gillin 18 September, 2014 - 10:17 AM
QLD Police Commissioner on the anti-terror raids

4BC Mornings: Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart joins Patrick Condren for an update on the anti-terror raids carried out this morning in Brisbane and Sydney.

He says the the raids are linked but can't go into specific details. 

The Commissioner says the raids in Brisbane might still result in arrests.

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Malcolm Turnbull in Studio

Posted by: Lauren Gillin | Lauren Gillin 16 September, 2014 - 12:08 PM
Federal Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull joins Patrick Condren in studio

4BC Mornings: Federal Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull joined Patrick Condren in the 4BC studio.

The Minister answered listeners questions on the NBN rollout and the future of community television stations like Briz31.

He also fielded a few from Patrick about any aspirations he might have beyond his current portfolio.

Domestic violence on the rise

Posted by: Pak Yiu | Pak Yiu 11 August, 2014 - 11:17 AM

4BC Mornings: Premier Campbell Newman has said while recent statistics have shown a decrease in crime, the number of domestic violence reports are going up.

On Sunday, Mr Newman launched a special taskforce to tackle Queensland’s domestic and family violence.

He has appointed former Government-General Quentin Bryce as head of the operation and expects the taskforce to hand down its report in February 2015.

“First thing is that the figures are bad, they’re going the wrong way, domestic violence reports are going up,” Mr Newman said.

“Breaches of domestic violence orders in the courts…that’s going up as well.”

“That’s in contrast to other crime figures which we’ve announced last week.”

18 domestic violence-related homicides were recorded in Queensland last year.

When asked about the unemployment rate in Queensland – unemployment rate increased from 6.3% to 6.8% in July - Mr Newman seemed optimistic the economic reforms will create jobs.

“This year we will outstrip the other states in terms of economic reforms,” he said.

“I do point out though, we’ve seen more jobs be created here than any other Australian state.”

Earlier this morning he spoke with agricultural leaders to improve food production and generate employment opportunities in regional Queensland.


LISTEN: Premier Campbell Newman says despite a drop in crime, domestic violence is on the rise.

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Why Chris Davis flipped to ALP

Posted by: Candice Marshall | Candice Marshall 28 July, 2014 - 7:42 AM

4BC Breakfast: Queensland's Former assistant health minister Dr Chris Davis has applied to join the Labor party, just two days after resigning from the LNP.

Dr Davis told 4BC's Ian and Loretta he made his decision after “listening to the electorate”.

“We saw the electorate last weekend in Stafford send out an amazing message… there has never been such a massive swing at a by-election, “he said.

The concerns of Queenslanders are absolutely paramount in my mind and I absolutely identify with them… so I ’ve got behind a party that I believe will best serve Queenslanders.

In defending how he could change political alliances and values so quickly, Dr Davis responded “What we have now, in my opinion, is a very different LNP to the one we had in 2012.”

Dr Davis must now wait to see if his application to join the LNP is successful, but regardless of the outcome, he says will be voting Labor from now on.


LISTEN:Dr Chris Davis' full conversation with Ian and Loretta.

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