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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

Survey highlights lack of support of LGBTI students in QLDs West

Survey highlights lack of support of LGBTI students in QLDs West, WA among the worst in the world for meth, and US Senate allows September 11 survivors to sue Saudi Arabia.

Survey highlights lack of support of LGBTI students in QLDs West

A report presented to QLD parliament has highlighted a perceived lack of support for LGBTI teenagers in Brisbane’s western suburbs. 

The report was compiled from a survey conducted by Bremer State High School students Jodey Brand and Sarah Hobson, who asked over 240 students questions relating to issues affecting LGBTI teenagers.

350.org calls out QLD’s climate action blockers and more Zedlines

Environmental organisation 350.org will host a mock auction in Brisbane city today to expose politicians who are opposed to climate action. Image: 350.org

350.org calls out QLD’s climate action blockers

Environmental organisation 350.org will host a mock auction in Brisbane city today to expose politicians who are opposed to climate action.

The rally will call out candidates who the organisation considers to have sold out to the fossil fuel industry and who put coal, oil and gas above communities.

The faux auction is a part of 350.org's Pollution Free Politics campaign and will be held at Reddaclife Place on George Street at 1pm Tuesday afternoon.

A Bangladeshi asylum seeker has died on Nauru - and more Zedlines

A young Bangladeshi asylum seeker has died in hospital on Nauru after a series of cardiac arrests yesterday. [SOURCE:asiapacific.anu.edu.au]

Queensland Parliament passes laws to phase out grazing

Queensland Parliament has passed laws to phase out grazing leases in the state's national parks.

The legislation makes it more difficult for graziers to extend any of the 83 current leases in the state to graze their cattle in national parks.

National Parks Minister Dr Steven Miles said the legislation ensures a focus on conserving nature.

 

Rural teachers concerned NAPLAN test too city-centric

Asylum seeker in critical condition moved to Brisbane and other zedlines

Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital, where the asylum seeker are being held (source: wikipedia)

Queensland LNP spill

Former treasurer Tim Nicholls announced his nomination for leadership of the Queensland LNP where he will compete with current leader Lawrence Springborg and Tim Mander.

Mr Nicholls’ move comes after MP Tim Mander quit the opposition frontbench on Wednesday afternoon and announced his intention to run as leader.

 

Tobacco price hike

The price of tobacco is set to rise in Queensland again following the Federal Budget.

Two Brisbane hospitals among the least efficient in Australia, and more Zedlines

According to the National Health Performance Authority, Prince Charles Hospital and Logan Hospital both rated in the top 10 for most expensive care. [SOURCE: www.nilsen.com.au]

Cash Converters facing class-action lawsuit

Cash Converters faces a class-action lawsuit over claims they charged illegally high interest rates of over four hundred per cent per annum on short-term loans.

Class action Lawyer Miranda Nagy said the loan company introduced brokerage fees to circumvent an interest rate cap of forty-eight per cent, pushing borrowers into a spiral of debt.

Cash Converters said their lending has been undertaken in accordance with regulations.

 

Katter to ban Uber drivers in QLD - and more 9am Zedlines

KAP move to ban uber drivers, AG Brandis questions climate change science, Kabul suicide attack kills dozens and more 9am zedlines

QLD doctors unclear on end of life laws

A study has found Queensland doctors are unclear on end of life laws, particularly as they relate to a patient's capacity for decision making. 

Published in QUT Law Review, the study finds that only 11% of doctors interviewed were aware of both common law and legislation relating the to treatment of patients nearing the end of their lives.

The study calls for further education and a clearer definition of the laws, which are complex and deal with sensitive issues involving treatment of terminal patients. 

Perth to trial female friendly parking bays AND MORE...

The 28-space area will feature better lighting, and closer access to CCTV cameras and lift wells. [SOURCE:compositeglobal]

Redcliffe Crimestoppers campaign ‘Dob in a Dealer’

A new Crimestoppers campaign has been launched in Redcliffe to help deal with growing drug problems.

‘Dob in a Dealer’ was launched at the Redcliffe PCYC last week, where people are encouraged to report anonymously any information that could help police put a stop to those making and dealing drugs.

WA will force meth addicts into rehabilitation

The WA government proposes to force meth users into rehabilitation to combat increasing rates of addiction in the state. (source: wikimedia)

Clive Palmer urged to pay $73 million in entitlements

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is urging Clive Palmer to use his personal fortune to pay back the $73 million in entitlements owed to sacked Queensland Nickel Refinery workers. The company is facing liquidation, and administrators of the consulting firm in charge of winding up the operation said it suffered under the reckless actions of Mr Palmer. Employment Minister Michaelia Cash said that if Mr Palmer refuses to pay, the necessary funds will have come out of taxpayers’ money.

 

Gold Coast dismissed Mosque development plan and more 8AM Zedlines

The Gold Coast Planning Court rejected plans for the Currumbin mosque development. The Islamic Society of the Gold Coast said there is a need for another mosque in the area due the overcrowding in their current mosque.

Feminist Week bake sale leads to death threats

A bake sale held as part of the University of Queensland’s Feminist Week yesterday resulted in online rape and death threats targeting organisers and attendees.

The bake sale was meant to highlight wage inequality based on gender, disability, race, sexual identity and ethnicity.

Each baked good cost the proportion of $1 buyers earn comparative to men in the workplace.

UQ Union Gender and Sexuality vice president Madeline Price said the threats show how far gender inequality still has to go.

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