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Capilano launches world first prebiotic honey and more Zedlines

Australian honey company Capilano has today launched the world's first prebiotic honey.

Capilano launches world first prebiotic honey

Australian honey company Capilano today launched the world's first prebiotic honey.

The new product is named “Beeotic” and will be sold in Australian supermarkets and pharmacies, as well as in China.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Chinese consumers are very responsive to natural products, making it an ideal market to enter into.

 

Federal politicians call for poker machine leaks and more Zedlines

Three separate Federal politicians are calling on the Australian public to leak information about the poker machine industry.

Federal politicians call for poker machine leaks

Three separate Federal politicians are calling on the Australian public to leak information about the poker machine industry.

The calls for information come from minor party politicians concerned with the amount of money donated from gambling spheres to the major parties; money they said can influence decision making.

Afghanistan Government signs peace deal with armed group and more Zedlines

The Afghanistan government signed a peace deal with Hezb-i-Islami, allowing group leader to return to the country and provide an amnesty for fighters. Image source: Wikipedia

Afghanistan Government signs peace deal 

The Afghanistan Government have signed a peace deal with armed group Hezb-i-Islami which allows the group's leader to return to the country and an amnesty for former fighters.

The leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar was once known as the Butcher of Kabul and this peace deal allows him to re-enter politics.

Head of the Government’s High Peace Council, Sayed Ahmad Gilani in speaking to Reuters says he hopes this is the beginning of a permanent peace in the country.

 

Indigenous rangers to pass down knowledge to combat bushfires and more Zedlines

Indigenous rangers in North Stradbroke Island are passing down their traditional knowledge down to the Queensland Parks and Wildfire Service in an effort to better manage bushfires. Image source: wikimedia

Indigenous rangers to pass down traditional knowledge

North Stradbroke Island Indigenous rangers will pass down traditional knowledge on the management of bushfires to the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.

The skills of the Quandamooka rangers are set to be utilised in a partnership with Redland City Council.

Joint management coordinator of the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation, Darren Burns, spoke to the ABC, saying fires in North Stradbroke are a severe problem.

Family and Child Commission requested to investigate foster carer approvals and more Zedlines

Following the murder of Tiahleigh Palmer, the government has put forward a request to the Family and Child Commission to include assessment into foster carer approval processes. Image source: Flickr.com

Family and Child Commission asked to investigate foster carer approvals 

The Family and Child Commission has been asked to include assessment and approval processes for foster carers.

Opposition child safety spokeswoman, Ros Bates spoke to the ABC, saying an independent inquiry not linked to the government is needed.  

Acting Queensland Premier, Curtis Pitt says suggestions from the Carmody Inquiry into child safety will be implemented over the next ten years.

Ms Bates says immediate action to improve issues is needed.

 

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.

Barnaby Joyce says Great Barrier Reef accidents are inevitable and more Zedlines

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, says that new restrictions on cargo ships travelling through the Great Barrier Reef would ruin the economy. Joyce also believes that any new restrictions will ignore the fact that incidents happen, and says that the bid for new checks is not needed. (Image: flickr)

Barnaby Joyce says Great Barrier Reef accidents are inevitable

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, says that new restrictions on cargo ships travelling through the Great Barrier Reef would ruin the economy.

Joyce also believes that any new restrictions will ignore the fact that incidents happen, and says that the bid for new checks is not needed.

The push for new checks comes after the Shen Neng 1 ran aground in 2010, causing a $39.3 million dollar settlement to account for damage caused.
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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.

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