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Pangolin trade banned by United Nations and more Zedlines

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The United Nation’s Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species has voted to ban the trade of Pangolins, a small scaled mammal found in Asia and Africa.

The animal, which has eight subspecies, has the misfortune of being the world’s most poached creature due to its popularity in Asia, where its meat is a popular delicacy and its scales are an ingredient in traditional medicine.  

The Convention also voted to extend the ban to the barbary macaques, the only primate living north of the Sahara.

 

Mackay votes to remove fluoride from drinking supply and more Zedlines

Mackay is the latest council in Queensland to vote to stop adding fluoride to its drinking supply.

Mackay votes to remove fluoride from drinking supply

Mackay is the latest council in Queensland to vote to stop adding fluoride to its drinking supply.

Fluoridation will continue in 24 of the state's 77 councils as an increasing number of councils have acted on the decision by the LNP government to make fluoride optional after Labor made it compulsory in 2007.

Health Minister Cameron Dick says the current Labor Government would not revisit the issue.

 

 

Findings reveal job taking toll on midwives

Many South Australians still suffering from blackout and more Zedlines

Approximately 70,000 South Australians are still suffering from a loss of power following what the Bureau of Meteorology has labelled a once-in-a-50-year storm. image source: wikimedia

Many South Australians still suffering from blackout

Approximately 70,000 South Australians are still suffering from a loss of power following what the Bureau of Meteorology has labelled a once-in-a-50-year storm.

The storm’s gale force winds destroyed 22 transmissions towers which in turn tripped the inter connector linking South Australia to Victoria, which led to a statewide blackout.

Northern Territory Crocodiles acting strangely and more zedlines...

Crocodiles in the Northern territory are perplexing experts after a photograph was released of a crocodile floating downstream with it’s arms outstretched. It is believed the odd behaviour, which has never before been recorded might be a unique fishing technique. Source: (Michael Franchi)

Northern Territory Crocodiles are acting strangely 

Crocodiles in the Northern territory are perplexing experts after a photograph was released of a crocodile floating downstream with its arms outstretched.

It is believed the odd behaviour, which has never before been recorded might be a unique fishing technique.

By keeping their arms out to the side the crocodile can freely snap its jaws at passing fish without worrying about injuring its own arm.   

 

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.

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In light of the Turnbull Government introducing legislation into the parliament that would enable a plebiscite on marriage equality to take place in February 2017, 4zzz reporter Craig Garrett wanted to explore and better understand the ways allies can help support those people directly affected by the proposed plebiscite and any possible changes to the Marriage Act 1961. In this interview we speak with Ben Davison (who was brought up by his two mums), about his childhood, and the ways he believes allies can help support the LGBTQIPA Community.

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.

Why Is There A Lack Of Women In The Construction Industry?

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UNSW PHD Student Natalie Galea has been awarded The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) scholarship, worth $23,000 and also the NAWIC NSW CBRE University Scholarship valued at $3,000. Ms Galea will be studying gender diversity and equity in the construction industry. Currently only 14 percent of professional construction roles are held by women and the women in those positions leave the roles at a 40 perecent higher rate than their male counterparts.

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South Australia set to trial smartphone payments on public transport and more Zedlines

South Australia’s transport department are searching for an operator to trial tap and go smartphone payments across trains, trams, and buses. Similar trials have already begun in New South Wales and mobile phone payments are already being used in the UK and Germany.

South Australia set to trial smartphone payments on public transport

South Australia’s transport department are searching for an operator to trial tap and go smartphone payments across trains, trams, and buses.

Similar trials have already begun in New South Wales and mobile phone payments are already being used in the UK and Germany.

The transport minister Stephen Mullighan is hopeful the initiative will prove to be secure and reliable.  

Teen Charged with shooting at Queenslanders

Video emerges of violent arrest and more Zedlines

Footage has emerged of a Fortitude Valley Man being allegedly arrested in an extremely violent manner, with witnesses claiming the man himself was being ‘pulverised’ The video shows police dealing with a fight in the party district with one officer appearing to throw an uppercut and police surrounding the man. (Image: Youtube)

Video emerges of violent arrest

Footage has emerged of a Fortitude Valley Man being allegedly arrested in an extremely violent manner, with witnesses claiming the man himself was being ‘pulverised’

The video shows police dealing with a fight in the party district with one officer appearing to throw an uppercut and police surrounding the man.

Queensland Police say they are investigating the incident but are unable to give details surrounding charges.

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