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Kalgoorlie community in mourning and more zedlines

Kalgoorlie community leaders have called for calm after a violent riot broke out yesterday outside the town’s courthouse. Rioters were expressing their frustration at local authorities after the man who struck and killed a 14 year old boy on a motorcycle was charged with manslaughter. Source: (facebook)

Kalgoorlie community in mourning

Kalgoorlie community leaders have called for calm after a violent riot broke out yesterday outside the town’s courthouse.

Rioters were expressing their frustration at local authorities after the man who struck and killed a 14 year old boy on a motorcycle was charged with manslaughter.

Many police officers were injured as residents threw rocks and bottles, with the tone of outrage changing later in the day with a candlelit vigil for the boy, Elijah Doughty.

Labor to push same sex marriage bill and more zedlines

The Federal Opposition have lodged a motion for a parliamentary vote on same-sex marriage. The first opportunity for the bill to be debated will be during private members’ business on September 12.

Labor to push same sex marriage bill

The Federal Opposition have lodged a motion for a parliamentary vote on same-sex marriage.

The first opportunity for the bill to be debated will be during private members’ business on September 12.

The bill comes in stark opposition to the Coalition’s plan for a plebiscite on marriage equality which looks increasingly unlikely to pass with the Greens and four crossbenchers indicating they will vote against it.

Koalas are given a new home and more Zedlines

15,000 eucalyptus trees are being planted in the Gold Coast to feed Koalas. Image source: common.wikimedia

Hinze Dam provides new home for Koalas

The Gold Coast hinterland’s Hinze Dam saw to the planting of 15,000 eucalyptus trees to feed Koalas.

Senior veterinarian, Dr Michael Pyne, said Koala hospital admissions were the result of disease and lack of food. The toll of admissions rises each year with the number of admissions expected to surpass 300 this year.

Dr Pyne said 10,000 more eucalyptus trees are needed, as feeding Koalas is the big issue.

 

New study to assess calcium build-up

Number of female coalition MPs lowest since 1993 and more Zedlines

The number of women among coalition MP’s is now the lowest since 1993, after the 2016 election saw the proportion of women in parliament fall to 17 per cent. (Image source: wikipedia)

Windorah solar farm breaks down

The Windorah solar farm has broken down, with concerns mounting that the project may be more trouble than it’s worth.

Opened in 2009 by the Queensland Labor Government and then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, the solar farm was intended to generate 300,000 kilowatts of electricity a year, but according to locals has done little more than offset the cost of diesel.

French police reported to be enforcing 'burkini ban' and more Zedlines

Pictures have emerged of French police enforcing the controversial "burkini ban" on a beach in the southern city of Nice. Image: Flickr, Charles Roffey

French police reported to be enforcing burkini ban
Pictures have emerged of French police enforcing the controversial "burkini ban" on a beach in the southern city of Nice.

President of The French Council of the Muslim Faith, Anouar Kbibech, (An-wa) says his is concerned about the direction the public debate is taking, citing the growing fear of stigmatisation of Muslims in France.

Fears Maroon CityGlider might be axed and more Zedlines

The Brisbane City Council says the State Government is starving the city’s bus services of funding. Councillor Schrinner, says the council may have to scrap the 5 million dollar Maroon CityGlider bus if the State government doesn’t fork out for the costs of running the service - which transports 1.2 million passengers each year. Source: Photobucket

Fears Maroon CityGlider might be axed

The Brisbane City Council says the State Government is starving the city’s bus services of funding.

Councillor Schrinner, says the council may have to scrap the 5 million dollar Maroon CityGlider bus if the State government doesn’t fork out for the costs of running the service - which transports 1.2 million passengers each year.

Childporn taskforce investigating nude schoolgirl website and more Zedlines

Police are investigating a website containing explicit images of Australian school-girls, some as young as fourteen. The website categorises the girls into the area they are from, the school they attend, and in some cases the girl’s names.

 

Childporn taskforce investigating nude schoolgirl website

Police are investigating a website containing explicit images of Australian school-girls, some as young as fourteen.

The website categorises the girls into the area they are from, the school they attend, and in some cases the girl’s names.

Taskforce argos told the Brisbane times the site offers as much information as possible about the girls and in some cases even provides their phone number.

Police keen to interview Pell and more Zedlines...

Police are considering taking the flight to Rome to interview Cardinal George Pell over complaints of sexual abuse raised by two Ballarat men.

Police keen to interview Pell

Police are considering taking the flight to Rome to interview Cardinal George Pell over complaints of sexual abuse raised by two Ballarat men.

Multiple other accounts of historical sexual assault allegations made against Pell are also currently under investigation.

The Department of Public Prosecutions are advising police on how to proceed however the decision of whether or not to pursue charges ultimately remains with the police.

QLD could lose millions in GST deal

Barnaby Joyce slams delay of payments to dairy farmers and more Zedlines

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has slammed the Victorian government, accusing them of delaying the the rollout of the Coalition’s financial assistance package for dairy farmers. At present, only one farmer has been approved for a loan under the scheme, a package that would give struggling farmers a lifeline after major dairy companies Murray Goulburn and Fonterra announced retrospective cuts to prices paid to farmers for milk.

Barnaby Joyce slams delay of payments to dairy farmers

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has slammed the Victorian government, accusing them of delaying the the rollout of the Coalition’s financial assistance package for dairy farmers.

At present, only one farmer has been approved for a loan under the scheme, a package that would give struggling farmers a lifeline after major dairy companies Murray Goulburn and Fonterra announced retrospective cuts to prices paid to farmers for milk.

Queensland second worst in Australia for heart problems and more Zedlines...

Queenslanders will need to start watching their waistlines as new data shows Queensland has the second highest rates of heart disease related hospitalizations in the country.

Queensland second worst in Australia for heart problems

Queenslanders will need to start watching their waistlines as new data shows Queensland has the second highest rates of heart disease related hospitalizations in the country.

These diseases stem from things such as smoking, obesity, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

Ipswich and Logan city were ranked 4th and 5th worst in the country respectively.

Outback Queensland ranked poorly in the data with almost 100 out of every 10 thousand people being hospitalised with heart conditions

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