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Live cattle boats in anchor limbo and more zedlines

While Indonesian live cattle importers negotiate terms with their government, at least six Australian export ships remain in limbo, anchored outside northern Australian ports. Source: (commons.wikimedia)

Live cattle boats in anchor limbo

While Indonesian live cattle importers negotiate terms with their government, at least six Australian export ships remain in limbo, anchored outside northern Australian ports.

The negotiations come as Indonesia has changed their requirements for importers, allowing importers to conduct their business provided they commit to the nation’s cattle breeding program.

Deputy Premier Middle East bound and more Zedlines

Deputy Premier, Jackie Trad is making her way to the Middle East to promote Queensland’s expertise in the knowledge-based economy in the Middle East and Europe. The trip will explore infrastructure development models and will also spread to Paris for a UNESCO meeting where the Great Barrier Reef will be discussed.

Deputy Premier Middle East bound

Deputy Premier, Jackie Trad is making her way to the Middle East to promote Queensland’s expertise in the knowledge-based economy in the Middle East and Europe.

The trip will explore infrastructure development models and will also spread to Paris for a UNESCO meeting where the Great Barrier Reef will be discussed.

Queensland’s deputy leader will also be working on projects in London and Dubai and will return to Australia in October.

Barnaby Joyce says Great Barrier Reef accidents are inevitable and more Zedlines

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, says that new restrictions on cargo ships travelling through the Great Barrier Reef would ruin the economy. Joyce also believes that any new restrictions will ignore the fact that incidents happen, and says that the bid for new checks is not needed. (Image: flickr)

Barnaby Joyce says Great Barrier Reef accidents are inevitable

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, says that new restrictions on cargo ships travelling through the Great Barrier Reef would ruin the economy.

Joyce also believes that any new restrictions will ignore the fact that incidents happen, and says that the bid for new checks is not needed.

The push for new checks comes after the Shen Neng 1 ran aground in 2010, causing a $39.3 million dollar settlement to account for damage caused.
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MH370 Aircraft debris identified off Tanzania and more Zedlines

A wing flap from Malaysian flight MH370 has been identified after washing up off the coast of Tanzania. Image source: Flickr.com

MH370 debris located off coast of east Africa 

A large piece of aircraft debris which washed up near Tanzania has been confirmed to be from missing Malaysian Flight 370.

Experts from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau said the part numbers and identification stamps on the wing flap identify it as part of the missing plane.

MP's maiden speech on suicide sparks conversation and more Zedlines

Liberal MP for Berowra Julian Lesser made waves on his first day of Parliament when he devoted his maiden speech to his father’s suicide. source; wikimedia

MP's maiden speech on suicide sparks conversation

Liberal MP for Berowra Julian Lesser made waves on his first day of Parliament when he devoted his maiden speech to his father’s suicide.

Mr Lesser recalled being woken up in the middle of the night by his mother at the age of 20 to learn his father had taken his own life, leaving behind a note.

The speech was met with vigorous sympathy from the house, with Mr Lesser hoping it would spark a conversation on suicide and mental health issues.
 

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.

It's US or them: Americans call for Australia to stand against China and other Zedlines

A US Army official has called on Australia to take a stronger stance against Chinese expansion in the South China Sea, or put our alliance with the United States in jeopardy. Image credit: Wikipedia.

It's US or them: Americans call for Australia to stand against China

The US has placed increasing pressure on Australia to form a stronger standpoint against the military expansion of China into the South China sea.

Assistant Chief of Staff for the US Army Pacific Command, Tom Hanson, made suggestions to Australia saying the country will need to make a choice between the alliance with the US and the economic association with Beijing.

Mental health services cut in drought stricken areas and more Zedlines

Federal funding has ended leaving people unable to access mental health services in drought stricken areas of the country. Image source: wikipedia

Mental health services ended in drought stricken areas

Drought affected areas of the country are being left stranded after federal funding ended mental health services for the regions.

Services such as door to door counselling and community events have stopped after the funding ended in July and was transferred to the Public Health Networks who say it could be up to 18 months before the gap is closed.

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.

Brisbane flood risk map updated and more Zedlines

A new flood risk map will be updated after new studies revealed changes to which areas would be prone to flooding. Image source: commons.wikimedia

Brisbane flood risk map updated

The Brisbane flood risk map will be updated by City Council after a series of catchment studies revealed changes to properties prone to inundation.

3,700 residences are better off, but it’s bad news for another 750 now at higher risk of flooding.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said new technology has allowed the Council to better predict the danger posed by rainfall in particular creek catchments around the region.

 

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