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Dairy farmers rally against industry crisis and more Zedlines

Farmer Power Vice President Alex Robertson said farmers didn't need more loans, instead calling on the government to set up a milk levy.  (Image Source: Youtube)

Fears students will miss out as teachers evacuated from Aurukun school

Teachers and staff were evacuated from a Cape York primary school in Aurukun on Wednesday after concerns for their safety from a small group of students.

The local Wik women's group said the closure will not solve the school’s problems, and will leave its 300 students to become disengaged.

Past teacher Paula Shaw said the current problems facing the community are the same as those of a decade ago.

 

Dairy farmers rally against industry crisis 

Today Marks National Sorry Day and more Zedlines

Thursday, May 26 marks National Sorry Day - an event commemorating and expressing regret for the mistreatment of Australia’s Indigenous population.[SOURCE:www.youtube.com]

Queensland Parliament Passes New Mining Laws

The Queensland State Parliament has passed laws restoring community rights to object to new mines.

Under the new laws, mining companies will be required to inform landowners and neighbours about proposed mining projects.

The laws also repeal proposed changes allowing mining leases to be granted on restricted land without consent of the owner.

Mines Minister Anthony Lynham said the public has a right to be aware, and to have input into what happens in their community.

 

Australia revives uncertain Cambodia refugee deal and more Zedlines

The deal sparked protests outside the Australian embassy in Cambodia, with protesters saying the country cannot afford to take care of its own citizens. (Image Source: Wikimedia)

$15 million to combat STDs in North Queensland

A new $15 million package has been implemented to fight sexually transmitted diseases in North Queensland, after three deaths and more than 160 new cases of congenital syphilis since 2015. 

The five-year plan to tackle the outbreak was announced on Wednesday by Health Minister Cameron Dick, who predicted deaths from the disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children will continue until December 2017.

On-Air Discussion on new Queensland LGBTI student mentoring program

By Eliot Rifkin

The new LGBTI mentoring program, the Queensland Universities Diversity Network offers free mentoring, networking opportunities, workshops and online seminars for young LGBTI professionals in many industries such as law, engineering, education and medicine.

Sunshine Coast teen establishes LGBTI school support group - and more Zedlines

Sunshine Coast teen establishes LGBTI school support group, family of child recovery expert protest outside Channel 9 studios, Chinese official visits Hong Kong amidst growing calls for independence, and more Zedlines.

Sunshine Coast teen establishes LGBTI support group at school

A Sunshine Coast teenager has established an LGBT support group at their Noosa high school.

The year 9 student started the ‘Supporters of Queer Adolescents’ group with another pupil in the hopes of creating a safe space to discuss issues and bring about a sense of community for LGBT high school students.

The founder, Samual Bouzanquet, says the group is open for anyone who supports the LGBT community and not just for those who have identified their sexuality.

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.

Queensland Government offers $20 million dementia care boost and more Zedlines

Community groups providing care to Queensland dementia suffers will receive a $20 million funding boost from the State Government. (Source: Flickr)

Queensland Government offers $20 million dementia care boost
Community groups providing care to Queensland dementia suffers will receive a $20 million funding boost from the State Government.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the funding would provide relief for carers looking after those living with with dementia and other neurodegenerative conditions.

Seven organisations providing services from Toowoomba to Mareeba will receive the funding over three years.

Deaths in Nigerian detention centres - and more Zedlines

An Amnesty International report shows hundreds have died in Nigerian military detention (source: wikimedia)

Fishing company awarded sustainability certification
An Australian fishing company gained a gold standard international sustainability rating for its swordfish and tuna fishing.

The eco-label certification was awarded by the Marine Stewardship Council, a not-for-profit organisation aiming to promote and reward sustainable fishing practices.

QUT showcases new surgical robotic arm - and more Zedlines

QUT showcases new robotic arm for surgery, Peter Dutton accepts PNG ruling on abortion case, Bangladesh executes a top Islamic leader, and more Zedlines (image:QUT).

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.

Taxi Council Queensland attempts to fend off Uber, and more Zedlines.

Taxi Council Queensland attempts to fend off Uber, Labor releases breakdown of education funding promise, Syrian military extends ceasefire in Aleppo, and more Zedlines. (Image: Youtube).

Taxi Council Queensland attempts to fend off Uber

The Taxi Council Queensland (TCQ) says they will raise $1.2 million dollars in an effort to fend off growing popularity in the ridesharing service Uber, and win favour through government review.

Members of TCQ voted to contribute $360 per cab each year until 2019 to heighten lobbying powers and support.

A total of $1.2 million dollars per year will be raised if all 3 260 members pay their share of the contribution.

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