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

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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.

 

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QPS supports IDAHOT, and more Zedlines

The Brisbane Police Headquarters on Roma Street flies the LGBTI pride flag today as part of the International Day Against Homophobia,Transphobia and Biphobia IDAHOT celebrations (image source: wikimedia)

QPS supports IDAHOT

The Brisbane Police Headquarters on Roma Street flies the LGBTI pride flag today as part of the International Day Against Homophobia,Transphobia and Biphobia IDAHOT celebrations.

It is a first for Queensland Police Service history and Acting Deputy Commissioner Mike Condon says the flag-raising ceremony is a public display of the QPS’ strong support for inclusion and diversity.

Condon says, they are extremely proud to support IDAHOT and the flag itself will be raised by transgender officer Constable Mairead Devlin.

Australian gender pay association warns against new study and more Zedlines

A University of Michigan study claims women are less competitive than men, a factor that could contribute to the gender pay gap in the workforce. Image: wikicommons

Australian gender pay association warns against new study

A University of Michigan study claims women are less competitive than men, a factor that could contribute to the gender pay gap in the workforce.

The study claims women seek out less competitive jobs and suggests their attempts at negotiating tend to be less successful than males’ attempts.

Libby Lyons, Director of Australian Workplace Gender Equality Agency has cautioned the study, saying she is not aware of any similar evidence in Australia.

NSW scientists develop groundbreaking microscope and more Zedlines

Researchers at Newcastle University have developed a groundbreaking Scanning Helium Microscope, which could be a game-changer for new discoveries. (Source: Pixabay)

NSW scientists develop groundbreaking microscope
Researchers at Newcastle University have developed a groundbreaking Scanning Helium Microscope, which could be a game-changer for new discoveries.

Rather than light, the microscope uses helium as a source to examine samples in their true state.

University of Newcastle researcher Professor Paul Dastoor says the microscope will allow researchers to examine many surfaces for the first time ever, which could lead to groundbreaking discoveries in the future.

QUT showcases new surgical robotic arm - and more Zedlines

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QUT showcases new robotic arm for surgery

QUT has debuted a new robotic arm to help with hip replacements.

Professor of Orthopaedic Research Ross Crawford demonstrated the robotic technology. During the Prime Minister’s visit to Brisbane yesterday.

Queensland rallies in support for decriminalisation of abortion

Ellen Ransley was outside Parliament House this morning, where hundreds rallied to show their support for Cairns Independent MP Rob Pyne as he today moved a private member's bill to legalise abortion. 

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Police union official criticises ethics and anti-corruption bodies

The Ethical Standard Unit (ESU) and Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) have been criticised by a police union official for their treatment of police officers under investigation.

The official, Phil Notaro, is calling for a Royal Commission to look into the alleged corruption within the police service.

Constitutional change proposed by Indigenous Senator, and more Zedlines.

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Queensland students ready for NAPLAN

More than 230 000 Queensland school students will begin the nationwide NAPLAN testing this morning.

Today’s tests will examine language conventions and writing, with reading on Wednesday and numeracy on Thursday.

Around 10 per cent of QLD schools will make the move to digital testing next year, a transition that will take three years for the state to complete.

Rising sea levels are wiping out the Solomon Islands and more Zedlines

At least five reef islands in the Solomon Islands are completely lost due to rising sea levels and coastal erosion. (Source: Wikicommons)

Rising sea levels are wiping out the Solomon Islands
At least five reef islands in the Solomon Islands are completely lost due to rising sea levels and coastal erosion.

The islands lost range in size from one to five hectares and supported dense tropical vegetation that was at least 300 years old.

As well as the lost Islands, some six more have been severely eroded with one particular island losing half of its inhabitable area, with 11 houses washed into the sea since 2011.

Greece passes new package amid violent protests and more Zedlines

Submitting to the demands of Eurozone creditors, the Greek parliament approved the hugely controversial austerity package amid violent protests. (Source: Wikicommons)

Greece passes new package amid violent protests

Submitting to the demands of Eurozone creditors, the Greek parliament approved the hugely controversial austerity package amid violent protests.

The controversial package, which includes pension reforms and tax hikes, has seen a demonstration, which attracted around 10,000 people, turn violent.

In response to protesters throwing molotov cocktails and projectiles riot police were called in and began firing tear gas.

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