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Indigenous rangers to pass down knowledge to combat bushfires and more Zedlines

Indigenous rangers in North Stradbroke Island are passing down their traditional knowledge down to the Queensland Parks and Wildfire Service in an effort to better manage bushfires. Image source: wikimedia

Indigenous rangers to pass down traditional knowledge

North Stradbroke Island Indigenous rangers will pass down traditional knowledge on the management of bushfires to the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.

The skills of the Quandamooka rangers are set to be utilised in a partnership with Redland City Council.

Joint management coordinator of the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation, Darren Burns, spoke to the ABC, saying fires in North Stradbroke are a severe problem.

Family and Child Commission requested to investigate foster carer approvals and more Zedlines

Following the murder of Tiahleigh Palmer, the government has put forward a request to the Family and Child Commission to include assessment into foster carer approval processes. Image source: Flickr.com

Family and Child Commission asked to investigate foster carer approvals 

The Family and Child Commission has been asked to include assessment and approval processes for foster carers.

Opposition child safety spokeswoman, Ros Bates spoke to the ABC, saying an independent inquiry not linked to the government is needed.  

Acting Queensland Premier, Curtis Pitt says suggestions from the Carmody Inquiry into child safety will be implemented over the next ten years.

Ms Bates says immediate action to improve issues is needed.

 

Mojgan Shamsalipoor released from immigration detention and more Zedlines

An Iranian woman whose refugee application was denied has been freed from immigration detention after two years. Mojgan Shamsalipoor has been granted a three-month bridging visa, and will be able to live with her husband. source: Facebook/FreeMojgan

Mojgan Shamsalipoor released from immigration detention

An Iranian woman whose refugee application was denied has been freed from immigration detention after two years.

Mojgan Shamsalipoor has been granted a three-month bridging visa, and will be able to live with her husband.

Yeronga State high School deputy principal Jessica Walker, who led the Free Mojgan movement in Brisbane, says the future is still uncertain for the twenty-two year old.

Gonski school funding to be reviewed and more Zedlines

The Federal Government is planning to overhaul the Gonski school funding to replace the current 27 separate agreements with a simpler model. Image: Pixabay

Gonski school funding to be reviewed
The Federal Government is planning to overhaul the Gonski school funding to replace the current 27 separate agreements with a simpler model.

The Commonwealth has released modeling that shows there are discrepancies between different school systems, which will be addressed when Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham meets with state and territory counterparts in Adelaide on Friday to begin redistributing funding beyond 2017.

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.

Crackdown on national egg standards lays the foundation for new app and more Zedlines

Demand for free range eggs from smaller producers has risen as a result of consumers boycotting mainstream brands after the introduction of a new national standard for free range egg production.

Crackdown on national egg standards lays the foundation for new app

Demand for free range eggs from smaller producers has risen as a result of consumers boycotting mainstream brands after the introduction of a new national standard for free range egg production.

The new standard gives farmers clearance to label their eggs as free range if they run no more than 10,000 hens per hectare, which is an increase from the CSIRO's recommended number of 1500.

Interview With Dr. Robyne Le Brocque On The Australasian Conference on Traumatic Stress

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During September 8th-10th the 19th Australasian Conference on Traumatic Stress will take place on the Gold Coast. The ACTS will discuss topics including childhood sexual abuse, family violence, refugee and asylum seeker trauma and the moral conflicts that are faced by military personnel. University of Queensland researcher Dr. Robyne Le Brocque says that the long-term suffering of military veterans proves that time does not heal all and that many do not realise the difference between ‘moral injury’ and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.    

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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.

Land sale paves way for new coastal city between Brisbane and Gold Coast and more Zedlines

A new coastal city situated between Brisbane and the Gold Coast has been proposed following the sale of 6117 hectares of sugarcane land separating the two cities.

Land sale paves way for new coastal city between Brisbane and Gold Coast

A new coastal city situated between Brisbane and the Gold Coast has been proposed following the sale of 6117 hectares of sugarcane land separating the two cities.

The 40 landowners who previously owned the site agreed to the sale due to the dying cane industry in the area, opening the site up to development from overseas business enterprises.

More Government Support Needed in Private RTO's

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In honour of National Skills Week, Brisbaneline journalist Victoria spoke with Lecturer in Education Policy Kira Clarke about recent research into private registered training organisations (RTO’s) and how they are taking on an increasing number of early school leavers.  It was found that private organisations are in need of more support from the government in order to address the needs of these learners and maximise their potential.

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