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John Elferink sacked from NT Corrections Portfolio and more Zedlines...

Northern Territory Correction’s minister and Attorney General John Elferink has been sacked following evidence of mistreatment of teenage prisoners.

John Elferink sacked from NT Corrections Portfolio

Northern Territory Correction’s minister and Attorney General John Elferink has been sacked following evidence of mistreatment of teenage prisoners.

Northern Territory’s Chief Minister Adam Giles has alleged there has been a culture of cover up within the Corrections system and is taking the portfolios of Corrections and Justice away from Mr Elferink.

Malcolm Turnbull announces royal commission into youth detention centres and more Zedlines

Malcolm Turnbull has announced a royal commission into youth detention centres following a Four Corners report.

Police Minister praises community spirit

Acting Police Minister Dr Anthony Lynham has thanked all those involved in the search for missing Gold Coast Girl Jocelyn Lewis.  

Dr Lynham said the positive outcome of the search is testament to the hard work of Police and SES, and community spirit.

The search effort involved over 150 Queensland Police and SES officers, as well as thousands of locals who joined the search to find Jocelyn. 

Donald Trump officially announced as Republican nominee and more Zedlines...

Donald Trump has been officially announced as the Republican Nominee during the second day of the Republican Convention in Ohio.

Donald Trump officially announced as Republican nominee

Donald Trump has been officially announced as the Republican Nominee during the second day of the Republican Convention in Ohio.

Trump’s home state of New York gave him 89 delegates, the final votes needed to secure the nomination.

Before formally submitting Trump’s name Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions described him as a singular leader and that he could get America back on track.

Miller says she will refer Springborg to police and more Zedlines...

The inquiry into the closure of the Barrett Adolescent Centre has shown that former health minister Lawrence Springborg said the centre was under review in an estimates hearing days after he decided to close it. Labor MP Jo-Ann Miller says she will refer former opposition leader Lawrence Springborg to the police over these allegations. Source: News.com.au

Miller says she will refer Springborg to police

The inquiry into the closure of the Barrett Adolescent Centre has shown that former health minister Lawrence Springborg said the centre was under review in an estimates hearing days after he decided to close it.

Labor MP Jo-Ann Miller said she will refer former opposition leader Lawrence Springborg to the police over these allegations.

Miller said that Springborg told untruths to the estimates committee and will be writing to the authorities over what she believes is a breach of the criminal code.

Fire-fighting chemicals put on the back-burner and more Zedlines

Two fire-fighting chemicals have been banned in Queensland after they did more harm than good, contaminating the water supply at the Oakey Army Aviation Centre. (Image source: Wikipedia)

 

Fire-fighting chemicals put on the back-burner

The Queensland Government has announced the ban of chemical fire-fighting foams which contaminated the water supply at the Oakey Army Aviation Centre.

Environment Minister Dr Steven Miles said strict policy was being enacted on firefighting foams Perfluorooctanesulfonic (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid (PFOA) because of their environmental impact.

Dr Miles said the policy was about doing what was right for current and future generations based on the growing knowledge of these chemicals.

Gold Coast police reviews: no evidence of widespread negative culture and more Zedlines

A review into Gold Coast police workplaces, tasked with exploring incidences of bullying and discrimination, has found no evidence of a ‘widespread negative culture’ within the district. Image: Youtube

Gold Coast police reviews: no evidence of widespread negative culture

A review into Gold Coast police workplaces, tasked with exploring incidences of bullying and discrimination, has found no evidence of a ‘widespread negative culture’ within the district.

However, an independent workplace relations expert outlined some areas of concern, including a lack of leadership and the reluctance of staff to make complaints within the workplace.

Police Commissioner Ian Stewart says the review itself is evidence the police service is willing to improve.

Turtle Rehab Reports Increase in Starving Turtles and more Zedlines

A lack of food and an increase in pollution are being blamed for a reported drop in the turtle population in Cairns. The Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre has been forced to look for a larger location after an increase in the number of turtles being injured from fishing nets and boat strikes.

Turtle Rehab Reports Increase in Starving Turtles

A lack of food and an increase in pollution are being blamed for a reported drop in the turtle population in Cairns.

The Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre has been forced to look for a larger location after an increase in the number of turtles being injured from fishing nets and boat strikes.

Co-founder of the centre Jennie Gilbert says that the cases of starvation are caused by seabeds not fully recovering after a series of cyclones, particularly in Townsville North.

Australian Leaders Respond to Istanbul Attacks and More Zedlines!

Australian Leaders Respond to Istanbul Attacks, Helium Gas Field Discovered in Tanzania, Bomb Blast at Perth Mosque. (image:Wikipedia)

Australian Leaders Respond to Istanbul Attacks

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is expected to stop his campaigning later today to comment on the recent attacks at Istanbul airport.

Foreign minister Julie Bishop released a statement condemning the attack, and advised it is unknown if any Australians have been injured.

Travel advice by the Australian Government has been updated, urging travellers to reconsider their need to travel to Istanbul.

Queensland Government welcomes plan to protect the Reef and more Zedlines

The Palaszczuk Government has welcomed the Federal Labor party’s announcement yesterday to invest $500 million to protect the Great Barrier Reef. Federal Labor’s investment would be directed by Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef, Water Science Taskforce Report, the first comprehensive roadmap on how to reduce pollution in the Reef.

Prisoners release fast-tracked due to overcrowding

According to Correction Services opposition spokesman Tim Mander, Queensland prisoners are being rewarded with early release due to the Labour Government's failure to accommodate them in the state’s overcrowded prisons.

The LNP had budgeted approximately sixty-one million dollars to fund 600 beds across the state but so far only 100 have been delivered.

As a result, nine out of the eleven prisons are fast-tracking sentences to reduce the number of inmates being placed in temporary beds.

Brisbane’s first Trans Fair Day, and more Zedlines.

Brisbane’s first Trans Fair Day, Election Update: Greens pledge $15 million for accessible abortions, Baltimore officer acquitted in Freddie Gray case, and more Zedlines. (Image: Trans Fair Day Facebook page).

Brisbane’s first Trans Fair Day

Brisbane hosted its first Trans Fair Day over the weekend in New Farm Neighbourhood Centre.

The fair, hoping to become an annual event, is a community focused day that supports the mental and physical health of local Trans and Gender Diverse People of all ages.

The event went ahead on Sunday with the support of Neami National, Many Genders One Voice the Queensland AIDS Council and other local LGBTI support groups.

 

Palaszczuk government investing $25 million into Gold Coast

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