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Police search for two boys, missing near Collingwood Park

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By Bennet Nichol Ipswich police are appealing for public assistance in their search for two missing Collingwood Park boys, who were last seen around 7pm Monday night. Ipswich police are concerned for their safety, and report that the boys have made contact with their families but have not returned home. A Queensland Police report describes the two missing children. “The 10-year-old [...]

Forced to graduate behind bars: Asylum seeker gets year 12 certificate in detention

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By Bennet Nichol An Iranian girl has earned her Queensland year 12 certificate while in detention at the Wickham Port immigration centre in Darwin. Fleeing from an arranged marriage to a 60 year old man in Iran in 2012, Mojgan Shamsalipoor, now 21, attended Yeronga State High School in year 10 in order to complete her education. Mojgan applied for a partnership visa after marrying a [...]

Young aspiring filmmakers hurting after Tropfest cancellation

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By Bennet Nichol Australia’s young up-and-coming filmmakers are in shock after the surprise cancellation of the famous short film festival Tropfest. Cancelled only a month before the event, both filmmakers and festival fans are upset by the announcement that the festival was not going ahead due to “mismanagement of Tropfest funds.” Tropfest, which has run for 23 years, has kick [...]

Ambulance not called after Gold Coast teen stabbed in schoolyard fight

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By Bennet Nichol A 13-year-old Gold Coast teen is lucky to be alive after receiving a stab wound close to his heart in a school yard fight on Tuesday. The boy’s family has criticised Coombabah State High School staff, who did not call an ambulance after the stabbing, instead handing him over to the school nurse. After a visit to the doctor the boy was taken to Gold Coast University [...]
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