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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.

 

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.

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.

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.
Logan says ‘no’ to 2028 Olympic Games

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.

Obama gives final address to United Nations and more Zedlines

US President, Barack Obama has given his final address to the United Nations before he leaves office next year. The President's speech urged for action to be taken in regard to globalisation, race and religion.

Obama gives final address to United Nations

US President Barack Obama has given his final address to the United Nations before he leaves office next year.

The President's speech urged for action to be taken in regard to globalisation, race and religion.

The speech comes on the first day of the United Nations general assembly which Malcolm Turnbull is set to address on Thursday.  

Tiahleigh Palmer’s alleged killer is charged

Police have charged the alleged killer of Brisbane schoolgirl, Tiahleigh Palmer.

Obama gives final address to United Nations and more Zedlines

US President, Barack Obama has given his final address to the United Nations before he leaves office next year. The President's speech urged for action to be taken in regard to globalisation, race and religion.

Obama gives final address to United Nations

US President Barack Obama has given his final address to the United Nations before he leaves office next year.

The President's speech urged for action to be taken in regard to globalisation, race and religion.

The speech comes on the first day of the United Nations general assembly which Malcolm Turnbull is set to address on Thursday.  

Tiahleigh Palmer’s alleged killer is charged

Police have charged the alleged killer of Brisbane schoolgirl, Tiahleigh Palmer.

Obama gives final address to United Nations

US President, Barack Obama has given his final address to the United Nations before he leaves office next year. The President's speech urged for action to be taken in regard to globalisation, race and religion.

Obama gives final address to United Nations

US President Barack Obama has given his final address to the United Nations before he leaves office next year.

The President's speech urged for action to be taken in regard to globalisation, race and religion.

The speech comes on the first day of the United Nations general assembly which Malcolm Turnbull is set to address on Thursday.  

Tiahleigh Palmer’s alleged killer is charged

Police have charged the alleged killer of Brisbane schoolgirl, Tiahleigh Palmer.

New safety initiatives introduced to protect Queensland hospital staff and more Zedlines

As part of the new measures, CCTV cameras will be upgraded at Princess Alexandra Hospital, and Logan Hospital, staff will wear body cameras at Royal Brisbane Hospital, and extra security officers will be added at selected hospitals around the state.

New safety measures for health care workers

Health Minister Cameron Dick has announced a raft of new safety measures to protect healthcare workers from violence and abuse in Queensland hospitals and health care centres.

As part of the new measures, CCTV cameras will be upgraded at Princess Alexandra Hospital, and Logan Hospital, staff will wear body cameras at Royal Brisbane Hospital, and extra security officers will be added at selected hospitals around the state.

Low berry prices hurting farmers and more Zedlines

Big supermarket chains blamed for recent drop in strawberry and blueberry prices hurting farmers.

Moreton Bay Council urges State and Federal Government to take over Flying Fox management

Moreton Bay Regional Council has tabled a motion to the Local Government Association of Queensland requesting the State and Federal Governments to take over the management of flying fox colonies.

The region has struggled with flying fox colonies for some time, with the council drafting the same motion last year.

Councillor Adam Hain says State and Federal Government influence would streamline management of the flying foxes, which cause noise and mess concerns.

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