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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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AG considers club drug tests

Posted by: Jaime Wells | Jaime Wells 30 January, 2014 - 1:21 PM
Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie

4BC Mornings: There has been 116 investigations into serving alcohol to drug people, but only two have been successfully prosecuted. Are the current laws too difficult to enforce? Attorney General Jarrod Bleijie joins Patrick Condren to respond to this statistic and floats the idea of drug testing in clubs.

Qld Hotelliers Association CEO Justin O'Connor also joins Patrick and says the law is too subjective, asking for pub workers to assess levels of intoxication based on speech and movements.

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Union calls for cop safety laws

Posted by: Jaime Wells | Jaime Wells 17 January, 2014 - 12:17 PM
Ian Leavers

4BC Mornings: Qld Police Union President Ian Leavers tells Patrick Condren he is calling for new laws to protect officers against bikies gathering surveillance. These calls follow the arrest of three alleged Rebel bikie members, where laminated photos identifying two police officers (one male, one female) were found in the club house.

Leavers tells Condren there are two many ways gang members can access personal information about law enforcement officers, and would like the State Government to act now.

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Spin Cycle- Week 1

Posted by: Jaime Wells | Jaime Wells 16 January, 2014 - 1:05 PM
Spin Cycle

4BC Mornings: Each week, Patrick Condren will be sifting through the spin with marketing and advertising gurus Simon Dell from Two Cents Marketing Group in Fortitude Valley and Dr Edwina Luck from QUT's Advertising School.

This week, Spin Cycle features the Australian Open. With extreme heat plaguing Melbourne, a number of players have questioned tournament organisers for allowing play to continue in 42 degree heat. So what would happen to the Australian Open brand if tragedy were to occur?

Bernard Tomic continues to polarise the Australian public. How would you rebrand his image?

And Apple are on the eve of opening their 3rd Brisbane store. Should we expect queues down the street or has Apple lost it's crunch?

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