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Pollution in Mexico City and more at 10am Zedlines
Indecent Exposure in Mount Isa
Authorities in Mount Isa have urged women not to walk alone after reports of flashing and inappropriate touching.
CCTV footage suggests two men are responsible for the incidents, and police have asked the community to help identify the suspects.
Uniformed and plain-clothes police will increase patrols around Mount Isa pubs and clubs this weekend in response to the incidents.
Student Campaigners Underpaid
Macgregor Councillor Steven Huang offered international students just fifty dollars a day to campaign for him during the election.
The National Union of Workers said Councillor Huang’s offer of casual employment did not comply with the law.
The Lord Mayor of Brisbane Graham Quirk maintains that the payment represents out-of-pocket expenses.
No Land Limits on Fracking
Oil and gas companies will no longer need to negotiate with landowners before carrying out fracking operations, under a new Western Australian Government reform.
The government has also rejected advice to form an outside body to act as an intermediary for landowners and resource companies in land access negotiations, despite recommendations to make it mandatory.
The state government has supported calls to stop the use of certain types of chemicals including benzene being used in the fracking process.
More Health Funding for Indigenous Communities
Indigenous leaders speaking at the Close the Gap 10 year anniversary at Redfern say health services need more funding to reach the equal life target expected by 2030.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social justice commissioner Mick Gooda says the recent rise in child suicides in the indigenous community in Western Australia shows the need for better government funding to the health services.
More than 190,000 Australians are expected to take part in Close the Gap events across the nation.
Marco Rubio to Quit Politics
Former Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio has announced he plans to leave government at the end of his Senate term.
Mr Rubio suspended his presidential campaign after losing his home state of Florida on March 15.
He says he is not interested in being a vice-president, and expects to finish his senate term and become a private citizen.
Cars Banned in Mexico City
Mexican authorities have banned more than one million cars in the Valley of Mexico and offered free public transport to combat air pollution.
An air pollution alert - the first for Mexico City in eleven years - has continued into a third day, with ozone levels reaching nearly double the accepted limits.
The government will consider additional measures, such as suspending industrial activities, if conditions do not improve.