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Amatrice death toll reaches 250 and more Zedlines

Following Wednesday's 6.2 magnitude earthquake in the Italian town of Amatrice, officials have stated the death toll is now at 250. Image source: wikimedia commons

Amatrice earthquake death toll reaches 250

The death toll from Wednesday’s earthquake in central Italy now stands at 250, with rescue workers pessimistic about the chance of finding any more survivors as aftershocks continue to rock the region.

Senator Claire Moore calls for better pedestrian signage in Fortitude Valley and more Zedlines

Queensland Senator Claire Moore, is petitioning the Brisbane City Council to address a dangerous intersection at the corner of Martin Street and Brunswick Street in Fortitude Valley. The street is currently designated with a ‘give way to pedestrian’ sign that Senator Moore says are inadequately placed for motorists to see and pedestrians wait to avoid collisions. Source: Tim Swanston

Senator Claire Moore calls for better pedestrian signage in Fortitude Valley

Queensland Senator Claire Moore, is petitioning the Brisbane City Council to address a dangerous intersection at the corner of Martin Street and Brunswick Street in Fortitude Valley.

The street is currently designated with a ‘give way to pedestrian’ sign that Senator Moore says are inadequately placed for motorists to see and pedestrians wait to avoid collisions.

More than 100 year old Trees poisoned in Queens Park Ipswich

Victoria allows gender change on birth certificate and more Zedlines

New legislation set to take action in Victoria will allow trans and gender-diverse people to apply for a new birth certificate without the need for divorce or sex-altering surgery.

Victoria allows gender change on birth certificate 

New legislation set to take action in Victoria will allow trans and gender-diverse people to apply for a new birth certificate without the need for divorce or sex-altering surgery.

Under the changes, a consenting adult over the age of 16 can apply to alter their registered sex on Victorian birth records, and can choose to identify as male, female, or specify a non-binary gender.

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.

New Queensland Rail Link set to be opened and more Zedlines

(Image source: photozou.jp, ユースピ)

The South-East Queensland Moreton Bay Rail Link line is expected to be opened to the public in late 2016 after final tests.

These tests include the closure of the Caboolture-Zillmere line from September 16 to September 23.

While the Minister for Transport Hinchcliffe acknowledges the hindrance this presents, he asks for the residents’ patience and has offered bus services to allow the transport of those dependant on the train line.

 

Queensland farmers tackle climate change

Tasmanian Government support same-sex marriage and more Zedlines

The Tasmanian government has passed a motion in support of same-sex marriage. Image: Flickr, Kellie Parker

Tasmanian Government support same-sex marriage 
The Tasmanian government has passed a motion in support of same-sex marriage.

This makes the Australian state the first to have a unified stance on the matter after the Lower House passed the same vote last year.

LGBT rights advocates now call on the federal government to follow suit as a result of this development.

Call to reopen juvenile correctional centre in Townsville 

Senator Scott Ludlam to not name his Census form and more Zedlines

Greens Senator Scott Ludlam will not name his census form due to security concerns of the ABS. Image source: Wikimedia

Concerns over Census grow 

Greens senator Scott Ludlam has joined the chorus of senators who have announced they will not be putting their name on their census form.

Senators such as Greens Sarah Hanson-Young and crossbencher Nick Xenophon say they will not put their name on their census form due to the fact it’s now online and the Australian Bureau of Statistics is keeping the information for 4 years.

International refugee team debuts at Rio Olympics and more Zedlines.

The ten person Olympic Refugee team is set to make its maiden appearance at the Rio de Janeiro games beginning this week. Image source: Pixabay, diema.

International refugee team debuts at Rio Olympics

The ten person Olympic Refugee team is set to make its maiden appearance at the Rio de Janeiro games beginning this week.

The squad includes athletes that were originally from Syria, South Sudan, Ethiopia and the Congo that have immigrated to live in new host countries.

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach says the team will be a symbol of hope for refugees worldwide, and will make the world better aware of the magnitude of this crisis.

 

Marriage equality plebiscite potentially delayed and more Zedlines

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has warned a plebiscite on marriage equality may not occur this year.

Tax-free public transport available to thousands

Thousands could have access to tax-free public transport after salary package provider RemServ won a class ruling action from the Australian Tax Office earlier this year.

Once given the go-ahead from Translink, employees from organisations signed up to RemServ will be able to salary sacrifice their work bus commute.

Cancer Council Queensland backs generational phase-out of smoking and more Zedlines

Cancer Council Queensland has welcomed an interstate action to implement a generational phase-out of smoking. (image:pixabay)

Cancer Council Queensland backs generational phase-out of smoking

Cancer Council Queensland has welcomed a Tasmanian Parliamentary Committee’s finding clearing all legal roadblocks to implementing a generational phase-out of smoking.

On average, 3700 Queenslanders die from tobacco-related diseases each year and Cancer Council Queensland CEO Professor Jeff Dunn AO says the phase-out “must seriously be considered”.

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