Native Title Debate Heats Up 17/03/23

A small strip of land in sleepy Burrum Heads has ignited debate over native title and residents’ access to a public beach, sparking warnings from an MP it could lead to “more challenges across the country”.

Queensland’s new youth justice laws – aimed at boosting community safety in the wake of the teen crime crisis – have passed after days of heated debate.

Queensland Health has no idea how much it has overpaid hospital workers across the state in another “jaw-dropping” payroll bungle that may stretch back eight years.

And an unexpected $2.8bn had to be withdrawn from government coffers last financial year the Auditor General has revealed, with the money heading to flood recovery, Covid-19 and a staggering increase in children needing state care.

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