Dangerous skippers to be prosecuted in the Northern Territory and more Zedlines...

Dangerous navigating of a vessel will be prosecuted under new legislation passed by Northern Territory parliament.

If found guilty, skippers will face a maximum penalty of seven years in prison if someone is seriously injured, or 10 years if someone is killed.

The NT Government say there was a legal loophole that has seen boat drivers involved in collisions avoid criminal charges.

Brisbane architecture deterring homeless people
Greens councillor Jonathan Sri has called for changes to the design of the 3 billion dollar Queen’s Wharf development.

He believes the design will bring a “hostile environment” to brisbane, stemming from the placement of an armrest on a bench.

Sri said the design is “disgusting” because it specifically wouldn’t allow homeless people to use the benches to sleep.

He continues “Rough sleepers are extremely vulnerable and… when councils and governments discourage them from using highly visible public spaces, they end up sleeping in unsafe areas on the margins.”

Upcoming street art festival
Murals, supersized portraits and vibrant panoramas are showing up in Brisbane as preparations continue for the West End Street Art festival.

The festival is celebrating the city’s street art talent and has seen several buildings transformed with large murals by international and local artists.

Organisers of the festival Ihab Imam and Jenna Williams said the festival signifies a celebration of the melting pot of culture present in West End.

Dangerous navigating to be prosecuted in NT
Dangerous navigating of a vessel will be prosecuted under new legislation passed by Northern Territory parliament.

If found guilty, skippers will face a maximum penalty of seven years in prison if someone is seriously injured, or 10 years if someone is killed.

The NT Government say there was a legal loophole that has seen boat drivers involved in collisions avoid criminal charges.

Shark sightings ignored in WA

As the weather warms up, shark sightings are increasing at Perth beaches, but many surfers are ignoring warning signs for a surf.

Over 15 fatal shark attacks have occurred in WA since 2000 over the course of spring and early summer, coinciding with the yearly migration of humpback whales.

But, this is not deterring surfers from taking advantage of the good weather.

Former professional surfer, Damon Hayes, says, “It doesn’t matter what is happening out there, surfers will always surf. No matter what, they will be out there.”

What is the #MeToo campaign?
After a strong week of allegations against Harvey Weinstein the hashtag #MeToo has surfaced on facebook and is currently trending on twitter.

Both men and women are using their social media accounts to highlight and discuss accounts of sexual harassment, assaults and concerns.

Actress Alyssa Milano made a call for people to share their stories on twitter, which has already had 62-thousand responses since monday.

Anne Frank Halloween costume sparks anger
A Halloween costume resembling holocaust victim Anne Frank has triggered outrage among major advocacy groups.

The online retailer removed the item from its website and its spokesman apologised, saying the company did not intend to cause offense.

The costume, a blue button-up dress, was accessorised with a green beret and a brown shoulder bag.