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Federal Labor MP requests unemployed to fix backpacker gap and more Zedlines

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Federal Labor MP requests unemployed to fill backpacker gap

Federal Labor MP Brian Mitchell is requesting for unemployed Australians to fill the backpacker gap by working on Tasmanian farms.

This comes after the confusion over the Government’s planned backpacker tax.

Mojgan Shamsalipoor released from immigration detention and more Zedlines

An Iranian woman whose refugee application was denied has been freed from immigration detention after two years. Mojgan Shamsalipoor has been granted a three-month bridging visa, and will be able to live with her husband. source: Facebook/FreeMojgan

Mojgan Shamsalipoor released from immigration detention

An Iranian woman whose refugee application was denied has been freed from immigration detention after two years.

Mojgan Shamsalipoor has been granted a three-month bridging visa, and will be able to live with her husband.

Yeronga State high School deputy principal Jessica Walker, who led the Free Mojgan movement in Brisbane, says the future is still uncertain for the twenty-two year old.

Gonski school funding to be reviewed and more Zedlines

The Federal Government is planning to overhaul the Gonski school funding to replace the current 27 separate agreements with a simpler model. Image: Pixabay

Gonski school funding to be reviewed
The Federal Government is planning to overhaul the Gonski school funding to replace the current 27 separate agreements with a simpler model.

The Commonwealth has released modeling that shows there are discrepancies between different school systems, which will be addressed when Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham meets with state and territory counterparts in Adelaide on Friday to begin redistributing funding beyond 2017.

Victorian community groups reach out to dairy farmers and more Zedlines

Battling Victorian dairy farmers are being given a helping hand as community groups deliver hampers and offer emotional support to farmers across the state.

Victorian community groups reach out to dairy farmers

Battling Victorian dairy farmers are being given a helping hand as community groups deliver hampers and offer emotional support to farmers across the state.

Many farmers are now in significant debt following Murray Goulburn’s and Fonterra’s decision to slash prices to below production costs, with some being forced to sell their farms.

Deputy Premier Middle East bound and more Zedlines

Deputy Premier, Jackie Trad is making her way to the Middle East to promote Queensland’s expertise in the knowledge-based economy in the Middle East and Europe. The trip will explore infrastructure development models and will also spread to Paris for a UNESCO meeting where the Great Barrier Reef will be discussed.

Deputy Premier Middle East bound

Deputy Premier, Jackie Trad is making her way to the Middle East to promote Queensland’s expertise in the knowledge-based economy in the Middle East and Europe.

The trip will explore infrastructure development models and will also spread to Paris for a UNESCO meeting where the Great Barrier Reef will be discussed.

Queensland’s deputy leader will also be working on projects in London and Dubai and will return to Australia in October.

Australia to take in refugees from Central America and more Zedlines

Australia’s pledged refugee intake has climbed to almost 19,000 per year and is now set to include people from several Central American countries. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, promises $130 million will go to providing aid to displaced people across the world, as well as more resources for migration agencies. (Image Source: commons.wikimedia)

Australia to take in refugees from Central America

Australia’s pledged refugee intake has climbed to almost 19,000 per year and is now set to include people from several Central American countries.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, promises $130 million will go to providing aid to displaced people across the world, as well as more resources for migration agencies.

Mr Turnbull used his time at the New York summit to stress the importance of border control in maintaining a healthy migration program.

The Australian Psychological Society apologises to Indigenous Australians and more Zedlines

An apology to Indigenous Australians has taken place by the Australian Psychological Society for staying silent on the effects of the Stolen Generation. Image Souce: Flickr.com

Formal Apology to Indigenous Australians

The Australian Psychological Society has formally apologised to Indigenous Australians for failing patients in the past.

The apology was issued in Melbourne, with the twenty-two-thousand member body saying sorry for staying silent on the effects of the Stolen Generation.

Refugee Achievements Celebrated And More

Refugees have turned their personal adversity into a positive contribution to their local community via Wesley Mission project that aims to share their stories through art.

Refugee achievements celebrated through artwork and photography

A local photography exhibition will showcase refugee struggles and achievements, and aims to share their stories through art.

The Wesley Mission’s Project - Art From the Margins, began nine years ago and formed off the back of a homeless outreach program.

Attorney-General George Brandis caught out over promoting former LNP donator

Shadow Attorney General Mark Dreyfus says Mr Brandis's actions are a clear conflict of interest. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Brandis under fire over promotion of former LNP party donator 

Federal Attorney-General George Brandis has claimed he wasn’t privy to a donation made to the Liberal National Party by a Brisbane lawyer to whom he gave a promotion.

Theo Tavoularis donated $1,200 to the LNP in 2013, and was promoted by Senator Brandis to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal earlier this year.

First Syrian refugees return to home after Turkish liberation and more Zedlines

Syrian refugees have started to return to the city of Jarabulus in Northern Syria two weeks after Turkey-backed militants liberated the town from the Islamic State. Image Source: Flickr, Chaoyue Pan

First Syrian refugees return to home after Turkish liberation

Syrian refugees have started to return to the city of Jarabulus in Northern Syria two weeks after Turkey-backed militants liberated the town from the Islamic State.

The first wave of refugees returning to the town will include approximately 350 people, including children, and more are expected to return to be resettled.

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