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LNP may put Pauline before Palaszczuk and other Zedlines

Pauline Hanson may receive a huge boost at state level, with the LNP discussing placing One Nation candidates above Labor on how-to-vote cards. Image source: Free Aussie Stock

LNP may put Pauline before Palaszczuk

The Liberal National Party has announced they may preference Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party above Labor at the next state election.

Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls said the LNP will be doing all in their power to prevent the Palaszczuk Government winning a second term, which may involve preferencing Labor members last in a number of key seats.

This follows a threat from Pauline Hanson to have One Nation supporters preference all sitting MPs last at the next election, regardless of party affiliation.

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

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.

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.

Emergency meeting to be held to tackle dairy crisis and more Zedlines

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce will meet with leaders of dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn in hopes to tackle the dairy crisis. Image credit: freestockphotos

Emergency meeting with Murray Goulburn over dairy crisis

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his deputy Barnaby Joyce will meet with the board of dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn today, as the dairy crisis escalates.

The meeting comes after Murray Goulburn introduced retrospective price cuts, forcing farmers to pay back the difference.

Malcolm Turnbull pledged $555 million in concessional loans to affected farmers during the election campaign, however only one loan has been approved, with 48 yet to be finalised.

Indonesian spokesman says no room for LGBT movement and more Zedlines

After increased anti-LGBT rhetoric has grown in the country this year a spokesman for President Joko Widodo has said that there is no room for an LGBT movement. Image Source:youtube

Spokesman says no room for LGBT movement in Indonesia

A spokesman for Indonesian President Joko Widodo said there is no room for an LGBT movement in the country.

The statement comes after a report by the Human Rights Watch displayed the worsening conditions of the LGBT community after increased hateful rhetoric has taken place.

Earlier this year senior government officials such as the Higher Education Minister called for a ban of LGBT organisations on University campuses.

German law to ban burka and more Zedlines

German officials are pressing laws to ban the burka as a means of hiding one's’ identity in the wake of several islamist terror attacks in the country. (Image Source: www.flickr.com)

German law to ban burka

German officials are pressing laws to ban the burka as a means of hiding one's’ identity in the wake of several islamist terror attacks in the country.

By implementing a law like this, the government would go back on a statement made in 2012 that outlined the ban of any religious clothing as unconstitutional.

Other proposed laws cover changes to doctor-patient confidentiality, dual citizenship and circumstances for deportation.

 

Drones to help combat beach erosion

Queensland farmers tackle climate change and more Zedlines

Queensland farmers are being proactive in tackling climate change by installing solar panels, with Bundaberg leading the way with the highest number of installations. Image: Flickr user ricketyus

Queensland farmers tackle climate change
Queensland farmers are being proactive in tackling climate change by installing solar panels, with Bundaberg leading the way with the highest number of installations.

A new report by the Climate Council found those in rural and regional areas are disproportionately affected by climate change which has the potential to worsen the current difficulties such as shrinking populations, unemployment, severe weather events and access to health and education.

Seize and destroy warrant and more Zedlines

A Brisbane family hid their golden retriever after observing a seize and destroy warrant to have their dog put down for excessive barking. The dog has been the subject of complaints over the course of the last 2 and a half years. Councilor Matthew Bourke told 9News the dog barked for 11 minutes straight on one occasion. Image: (Fiona Banwell)

Seize and destroy warrant

A Brisbane family hid their golden retriever after observing a seize and destroy warrant to have their dog put down for excessive barking.

The dog has been the subject of complaints over the course of the last 2 and a half years. Councilor Matthew Bourke told 9News the dog barked for 11 minutes straight on one occasion.

The family has put the dog in a kennel in the hopes that a petition will save the dog’s life.

More than 55 thousand people have signed the petition.

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New Technology Being Used To Help Find Endangered Sawfish

(Image: wikipedia.com)

There is now an easier way to determine the location of the endangered Sawfish.

Researchers from James Cook University are using a new test, which involves collecting a small sample of water and through Environmental DNA, working out if the species is present- a technique which is significantly quicker and cheaper than traditional methods. 

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