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DFO Plane Crash and More Zedlines...

A plane has crashed into the DFO factory outlet and burst into flames, shortly after takeoff from the Essendon Airport in Melbourne, this morning.

It is unknown if there are any casualties at this stage, but it is understood that five people were on board the Beechcraft plane which was a charter flight to King Island.

Thirteen fire crews have been battling the fire, paramedics and police are also on scene.

The immediate area has been evacuated and both the Tullamarine and Calder Freeways are closed in both directions near the crash site.

Queensland Government to improve child safety measures and more Zedlines

The Queensland Government has announced plans to further reform the state’s child protection system (Source: Max Pizel).

The Palaszczuk Government has pledged $6 million dollars to improve information sharing between agencies when a child goes missing and set up a register of home-based childcare services.

The changes are two of the 17 recommendations by the Family and Child Commission catalysed by the death of Logan schoolgirl Tialeigh Palmer whose body was found on the banks of the Pimpama River in November 2015.

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LNP and One Nation miffed before elections

Image Sorce: Flickr/Carollainy Queensland’s Liberal National Party has ruled out making a deal with One Nation at the next state election.

LNP leader Tim Nicholls says there will be no coalition formed with One Nation and the Liberals will not preference people who do not agree with their values.

Mr. Nicholls had previously refused to rule out any deal between the LNP and the fringe party at the next state election which is expected to be called in the second half of this year.

 

Labour Party to discuss indigenous caucus today

The Labour Party will establish an indigenous caucus which aims to increase their government participation by first Australians.

Renting is difficult but I’m too poor to buy a house and more Zedlines

Australia’s first housing tenants survey has revealed Australian’s have poor security and minimal power to demand standard property maintenance.

The survey shows a large portion of tenants put up with poor quality housing out of fear complaining to their landlords will result in eviction.

Spokesperson for consumer group Choice, Matt Levey, says 83 per cent of people surveyed were either on 12 month or non-fixed term leases, meaning they potentially would not know where they will be living in a year’s time.

 

Ergon’s new tariff structure to be decided soon

Tickets to travel for criminals and more Zedlines

A former official for the Venezuelan government in Iraq has voiced concerns that criminals and even terrorists may be freely traveling on ‘authentic’ Venezuelan passports.

A former official for the Venezuelan government in Iraq has voiced concerns that criminals and even terrorists may be freely traveling on ‘authentic’ Venezuelan passports.

The passports were allegedly sold at profit to any patron who sought one and allow consumers to enter 130 countries without a visa.

Discovery of serious irregularity in Venezuelan passports and visas as well as supporting documentation supplied by the former official provide reason to undergo thorough investigation.

Redfern Statement to be Handed Over and More Zedlines

Indigenous leaders will hand over the blueprints for the Redfern Statement to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull later today. (Image: Pixabay)

The Redfern Statement is currently backed by 50 different organisations and was released last year during the Federal Election as an “urgent call for a more just approach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs.”

The 18-page manifesto will propose multiple changes across relevant areas including health, education, justice and family violence, with an emphasis on policies being made with communities rather than to communities.

Railroad Gin Singer Carol Lloyd has Died and More Zedlines

Brisbane Rock icon, Carol Lloyd, died in the Wesley Hospital yesterday at the age of 68. (Image Source: Pexels)

Considered one of Australia’s first women of rock, Ms Lloyd suffered from pulmonary fibrosis and died peacefully after a long battle with the lung disease.

Ms Lloyd’s legacy lives on through her music. In addition to the Queensland Government’s Carol Lloyd award, which is presented to emerging local female singer-songwriters.

Valentine’s Day not all Love and Kisses
Women’s Legal Service Queensland is expecting at least a 46 percent spike in domestic violence calls this week following Valentine's Day.

Persepolis visits up as sanctions lifted and more Zedlines

While political tensions between the West and Tehran continue,tourism in Iran is seeing a resurgence.

Photo:Wikicommons/DAVID HOLT

In the year since international sanctions against Iran were lifted, the country’s tourism economy has soared.

The 18% spike in tourism has seen a many tourists flock to Persepolis, a two thousand five hundred year old heritage site.

Experts from Japan and Italy have expressed their willingness to help preserve Iran’s ancient sites during this especially busy tourist season.

 

Water trouble for North Brisbanites.

Persepolis visits up as sanctions lifted and more Zedlines

While political tensions between the West and Tehran continue,tourism in Iran is seeing a resurgence.

In the year since international sanctions against Iran were lifted, the country’s tourism economy has soared.

The 18% spike in tourism has seen a many tourists flock to Persepolis, a two thousand five hundred year old heritage site.

Experts from Japan and Italy have expressed their willingness to help preserve Iran’s ancient sites during this especially busy tourist season.

 

Water trouble for North Brisbanites.

Australia becoming a more racist country, survey finds and more Zedlines

A survey has found an increasing number of Australian Citizens believe Australia is becoming a more racist country to live in. (Image Source: Flickr)

The Biannual Reconciliation Barometer, which gauges the response of racism and violence towards Indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islanders, found both Indigenous and non-indigenous people believe Australia has become more racist in the past two years.

 

The survey, compiled last August, found 57 per cent of Indigenous people and 39 per cent of the general community thought Australia was a racist country, this is up from 48 per cent and 35 per cent, respectively, in 2014.

 

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