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Senate passes motion for reinstatement of justice system funding and more Zedlines...

The senate has passed a motion demanding immediate action on the funding crisis currently affecting Australia’s justice sector (Image source: Wikipedia).

The motion calls for review or reversal on a number of issues, including limited resource allocation for Federal Courts and the imminent funding cuts for Community Legal Centres.

Law Council of Australia President Fiona McLeod said the motion sends an important message to the Government that this issue can no longer be ignored.

 

Productivity Commission calls revocation of business’ charity status

A whinny for race horses and more Zedlines

Retired Queensland race horses have been given a second chance at life with Queensland Racing Minister Grace Grace launching a new animal welfare program.(Image Source: Public Domain Pictures)

The incentive will save the lives horses set for the abattoir when they are no longer needed in the racing industry.

Racing Australia’s 2016 annual report claims 90 percent of horses are rehomed when retired but this data is refuted by animal activists.

2000 staff pre-deployed ahead of Cyclone Debbie and more updates
In the midst of the oncoming category 4 tropical cyclone, the Queensland government has pre-deployed or put on standby 2000 staff to prepare for when Cyclone Debbie makes landfall later today.

Believing Women For Harmony Day - A Spiritual Smorgasboad

A Pagan woman, a Baha'i women, a Christian woman and a Jewish woman all came together on Sunday to talk about their upcoming Holy Days. 
What do they all have in common? Quite a lot actually. 
Wendy Flannery from Believing Women for a Culture of Peace spoke to 4ZZZ to talk about the women's presentation on Sunday to commemorate National Harmony Day.

Katter Party calls for legalised croc hunting and more Zedlines

Bob Katter’s Australian party is gaining support behind their bid to cull crocodile numbers after two suspected crocodile attacks in just two days. Source: Flickr fvanrenterghem

Following the crocodile attack on a teenager in Innisfail on Sunday night, a man was found dead on Monday with injuries consistent with a crocodile attack after he went spearfishing alone on Saturday.

The attacks come just a week after the Palaszczuk government updated its crocodile management strategy detailing minimum intervention to crocodiles outside populated areas.

Tough action needed to save Great Barrier Reef

An analysis of three major bleaching events over the past three decades has confirmed the worst.

Disability care still in a puddle after a year and more Zedlines

Poor disability care services leads the state government to be called on by agencies. Image Source: Pexels

A year since the warning of ‘‘catastrophic outcomes’’ from substandard disability care report by Queensland’s Office of the Public Advocate has urged the Palaszczuk government to take tough initiatives as nothing has changed.

Under-reporting of mostly preventable deaths in the disability health care services has provoked the organisations to appeal the state government to implement strategies to fix the services federally as well as the private sector.

 

Riding the waves with lemongrass surfboards

Garden centres get behind mental health and more Zedlines

Garden centres around the country will don blue in support of the beyondblue foundation this Sunday, as part of the annual Garden Releaf Day event.

Over 100 gardening centres across Australia will host activities for the foundation, who provide support for people affected by depression, anxiety and suicide.

Chairman of beyondblue Jeff Kennett said gardening is an effective way of improving mental wellbeing and taking some time out to reduce stress and anxiety.

Sunday will mark the third Garden Releaf Day organised by the Garden Centres Australia, with the 2016 event raising over $70,000 dollars in funds for beyondblue.

Fisherman warn of marine wildlife damage

Interview with Kevin Kadirgamar the lawyer for Mojgan Shamsalipoor Part 2

This is the story of Mojgan Shamsalipoor an Iranian asylum seeker. She is a young woman who has accomplished so much while facing some incredibly difficult circumstances. Even though she has become an integral part of her community she still faces many challenges as her bridging visa is set to expire next week on the 21st of March. 

Interview with Kevin Kadirgamar the lawyer for Mojgan Shamsalipoor Part 1

This is the story of Mojgan Shamsalipoor an Iranian asylum seeker. She is a young woman who has accomplished so much while facing some incredibly difficult circumstances. Even though she has become an integral part of her community she still faces many challenges as her bridging visa is set to expire next week on the 21st of March. 

Free to charge or free of charge: update for renewables and more Zedlines

Elon Musk and Malcolm Turnbull have discussed renewable energy after a 100 day battery farm proposal by the former. Image source: Public Domain Pictures

The billionaire entrepreneur offered to solve South Australia’s electricity problem by building a Tesla battery farm in the state within 100 days, or it would be free of charge.

A spokesman from the PM’s office said the two had an “in-depth” discussion on storage and the future of electricity. This came after Mr. Musk spoke with South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill about fixing the state’s electricity problems.

 

Robot to aid QLD emergency team

Queensland Police have unveiled a new robot to aid service personnel.

Australian banks investing in fossil fuels and more Zedlines

Australia’s largest banks are investing seven billion dollars more into global fossil fuels than in clean energy despite supporting the Paris climate agreement. Image source: Flickr

ANZ, Commonwealth, NAB and Westpac combined have financed ten billion dollars to non-renewable energy based projects in 2016; such as loans made to coal and gas projects.

According to ANZ some of our stakeholders view our financing of fossil fuel industries as in direct conflict with our stated position on the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, their climate change statement supports a gradual and orderly transition.

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games miles ahead with sustainability

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