NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Arden to reintroduce talks of resettling refugees and more Zedlines

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden will re-approach discussions about resettling refugees from the closed Manus Island Detention Centre with Prime Minister Turnbull. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden will re-approach Malcolm Turnbull about the Manus Island Detention Centre crisis at the East Asia Summit this week.

Approximately 420 asylum seekers and refugees still remain at the now-closed processing centre, with reports that the Papua New Guinean authorities will soon remove them.

The two leaders discussed New Zealand’s longstanding offer to resettle 150 men from Australia’s detention centres more than a week ago.


Fraser Anning leaves One Nation hours after swearing in

Fraser Anning has left the One Nation party only hours after being sworn in as Malcolm Robert’s replacement.

Pauline Hanson has released a statement, claiming that Anning abandoned the party to stand as an independent.

Fraser Anning was introduced to replace Roberts’ Senate Seat in Queensland, after Roberts was found to be ineligible.


Banana Shire bounty

The local council of Banana Shire in Central Queensland have issued a bounty on feral cats, with $10 being paid out for adults and $5 for kittens.

Last month researchers reported that feral cats were responsible for the death of 272 million birds per year, prompting the unprecedented measures, though the council have no conclusive data about the issue.

The bounty has attracted international criticism, but the council is holding firm on their decision.


Deadline announced for citizenship status declaration

Government MP’s and senators will have until the first of December to provide evidence that they are not dual citizens.

This update from the Turnbull Government has come after the deputy prime minister and four senators have been forced to resign in the past month.

The citizenship crisis is being credited with the latest poll slump, with Malcolm Turnbull having dropped five points in the polls as of this morning.


Canada marches against racism

Canadian’s have participated in a march against hate and racism in Quebec, Montreal.

More than 160 community organisations signed on in support of the rally, which also aims to denounce the rise of far-right groups in the French-speaking province.

Signatories in support of the demonstration include the Quebec Women’s Federation and the Confederation of National Trade Unions.


Colombian families rally to support breastfeeding

Hundreds of mothers have rallied together to breastfeed their babies in Columbia to promote the acceptance of the practice.

Nearly 1,000 families met in Bogata Park for the fourth event of its type in the city, organised by the mayor’s office.

Breastfeeding is encouraged by the World Health Organization as providing all the necessary nutrition for healthy growth and development.