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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.

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights Reject Proposed Changes To Anti-Discrimination Laws

On the 20th September the Anti-Discrimination Amendment Bill 2016 was tabled in the lower house of the Tasmanian parliament. The bill is proposing changes to the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 and would see an exemption inserted into the act that would allow conduct that incites hatred, serous contempt or ridicule if that conduct is a “public act done reasonably and in good faith” for religious purposes. The Australian Lawyers for Human Rights has slammed the proposal and is urging Tasmanian Parliament to reject the changes.

Federal politicians call for poker machine leaks and more Zedlines

Three separate Federal politicians are calling on the Australian public to leak information about the poker machine industry.

Federal politicians call for poker machine leaks

Three separate Federal politicians are calling on the Australian public to leak information about the poker machine industry.

The calls for information come from minor party politicians concerned with the amount of money donated from gambling spheres to the major parties; money they said can influence decision making.

We Have Rainbow Families 2

In September 2016 the Turnbull Government introduced a bill into parliament to enable a plebiscite on marriage equality in February 2017. Plebiscites do not have any legal force in Australia. The Marriage Act 1961 was arbitrarily amended by John Howard’s Government in 2004. In March 2016 a federal government investigation, some say a rushed investigation into the Safe Schools Education Program led to federal funding being made contingent on changes to the Program. Many community members believed these changes to be unworkable, so some state governments have bridged the funding shortfall.

We Have Rainbow Families 1

In light of the Turnbull Government introducing legislation into the parliament that would enable a plebiscite on marriage equality to take place in February 2017, 4zzz reporter Craig Garrett wanted to explore and better understand the ways allies can help support those people directly affected by the proposed plebiscite and any possible changes to the Marriage Act 1961. In this interview we speak with Ben Davison (who was brought up by his two mums), about his childhood, and the ways he believes allies can help support the LGBTQIPA Community.

Casual and gay intercourse faces criminalisation in Indonesia and more zedlines

Indonesian conservative groups are calling on the Constitutional Court to make casual and gay intercourse illegal. The Family Love Alliance says they are making this case for nationalism not sex as they believe the current laws are not aligned with Indonesian values. (source: wikipedia)

Casual and Gay Intercourse faces criminalisation in Indonesia

Indonesian conservative groups are calling on the Constitutional Court to make casual and gay intercourse illegal.

The Family Love Alliance says they are making this case for nationalism not sex as they believe the current laws are not aligned with Indonesian values.

Those most likely to be affected by the changes are the Indonesian LGBTQI community, who already face heavy backlash from the conservative country.

Refugee Achievements Celebrated And More

Refugees have turned their personal adversity into a positive contribution to their local community via Wesley Mission project that aims to share their stories through art.

Refugee achievements celebrated through artwork and photography

A local photography exhibition will showcase refugee struggles and achievements, and aims to share their stories through art.

The Wesley Mission’s Project - Art From the Margins, began nine years ago and formed off the back of a homeless outreach program.

Experiments on Greyhounds Criticised and More Zedlines

University Uses Cruel and Unusual Methods on Greyhound Experiments.

Experiments on Greyhounds Criticised.

A series of experiments, conducted by Monash University involving greyhounds, has been criticised by animal rights activists.

As part of the experiment, 12 greyhounds were suffocated and had their hearts surgically removed and reinserted - before they were revived, monitored and euthanized hours later.

The experiment aimed to test how well hearts can be preserved before organ transplants when the donor has already died.

 

Elders To Quit Live Export Trade

Hopes Fade For Peaceful Eid as Over 100 Killed in Syria and More

Bombing Raids on Rebel-Held Parts of Aleppo and Idlib Come After US and Russia Agree on Ceasefire Deal

South-East Queenslanders Feel Unsafe On Trains

Commuters on the South-east Queensland - Brisbane train network feel less safe than they did last year.

According to Canstar Blue’s 2016 report, 43 per cent of respondents felt safe on night-time trains, compared to 53 per cent last year.

The number of people calling for more police or security staff on trains has also increased by 10 per cent to 76 per cent this year.

 

Centrelink workers to strike this Friday and more Zedlines

Thousands of Centrelink employees are set to strike this Friday, with the organisation urging clients not to go into its offices or use its phone lines. Image: Flickr, David Jackmanson

Centrelink workers to strike this Friday

Thousands of Centrelink employees are set to strike this Friday, with the organisation urging clients not to go into its offices or use its phone lines.

The strike is a product of the continued wage dispute between the government and public servants over the past three years.

Hank Jongen, media manager for Human Services said the strike may affect Medicare and Child Support customers, but regular payments should be unaffected.

Permits issued to cull native Hamilton Island wildlife

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