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Residents warned ahead of cyclone Debbie and more zedlines

Evacuation of high flood risk regions has been ordered in north Queensland as Cyclone Debbie intensifies. Image Source: Wikipedia/Suomi NPP Satellite

Hundreds have been evacuated from Burdekin and the Whitsundays and Regional Council Mayor Andrew Wilcox said those unable to leave should seek shelter with friends and family in ‘high, dry places.’

A shelter is operating in Bowen, but only has a capacity of 800. The Category II cyclone is expected to be upgraded to a Category IV system before making landfall tomorrow.

 

Boom gate collision rates concerns Queensland rail

High level crossing collision rates for Queensland rail.

Cane toad introduced to national park and more Zedlines

Tourists may be responsible for bringing a cane toad into Mount Kosciuszko National Park. [Image source: Simple Wikipedia]

Cane toads are introduced pests spreading throughout Australia, but had never before been found in the southern alpine environments of NSW.

Anyone visiting national parks is advised to check their vehicles for unwanted pests.

Gay Panic defence abolished

A bill to scrap the controversial Gay Panic defence has officially been passed in Queensland Parliament this week.

Everton Hills residents in need of public transport and more zedlines

Residents of North Brisbane suburb Everton Hills are calling for better bus services in their area. Image Source: Wikimedia/wikicats

An online petition is underway on the Queensland Parliament website, for those in Henderson, Bunya, Buckland and Bennetts Roads and Chinook Street .

The e-petition calls on the state Government to ensure adequate public transport in the outer-city suburbs as well as inner.

 

Art as emotional and physical therapy

Rockhampton health and wellness professionals are blazing a trail for fine art as remedy.

Disability care still in a puddle after a year and more Zedlines

Poor disability care services leads the state government to be called on by agencies. Image Source: Pexels

A year since the warning of ‘‘catastrophic outcomes’’ from substandard disability care report by Queensland’s Office of the Public Advocate has urged the Palaszczuk government to take tough initiatives as nothing has changed.

Under-reporting of mostly preventable deaths in the disability health care services has provoked the organisations to appeal the state government to implement strategies to fix the services federally as well as the private sector.

 

Riding the waves with lemongrass surfboards

Pakistan’s next census to recognise the transgender community, and more Zedlines...

Pakistan’s sixth national census in March will now recognise transgender people, following a ruling by one of the nation’s top courts.

The court order, which was issued to the National Database and Registration Authority by the Lahore High Court, instructed the Pakistani government to acknowledge the existence of the 500,000 transgender people living in the country of 192 million.

The decision, comes after a Supreme Court ruling in 2012 gave transgender people in Pakistan equal citizenship.

It is a sign of improved awareness for the transgender community in the region, with both Nepal and India providing the same opportunity in each of their 2011 censuses.

 

An Ordinary Woman and her Extra-Ordinary Journey

If International Women's Day taught us anything, it is that ordinary women do the most extraordinary things. 
Much of the time though, these stories fall between the cracks. 
Roz is an ordinary women who has faced extra ordinary challenges to become the woman she's meant to be. 
Her journey is at once specific and universal.

By 4ZZZ reporter Nicole Keramos.

(Image credit: Pixabay/Anonymous) 
 

Outrage over photo of a man grinding against 'Fearless Girl' statue and more zedlines

A photo of man appearing to defile the new Wall Street ‘fearless girl’ statue is gaining negative reactions from the public. Image Source: Facebook/Alexis Kaloyanides

A day after International Women’s Day, a photo of a grown man simulating a sexual act with the statue of a “fearless girl” facing the bull in Wall Street has appeared.

The on lookers were appalled by the man’s behaviour and tried to stop him but a witness said the man was cheered on by his friends on site, who made lewd comments.

This comes after thousands of people petitioned to make the statue permanent.

 

Big Gay Day celebrations in Brisbane

Brisbane celebrates the 17th annual Big Gay Day with a drag show.

Murray Darling Basin Plan not achieving goals and more Zedlines

Researchers are saying the Murray Darling Basin Plan is not achieving its goals and needs to be rethought. (source: wikicommons)

The Researchers from the Australian National University say the plan, which was formed in 2008 and regulates how much water from the basin is used, has failed to decrease water usage in the area and that there is little to show for the five billion dollars spent.

In response, South Australian Murray Irrigators chairman Caren Martin called the report ill-informed and said it demonised irrigators.

 

Murray Darling Basin Plan not achieving goals and more Zedlines

Researchers are saying the Murray Darling Basin Plan is not achieving its goals and needs to be rethought. (source: wikicommons)

The Researchers from the Australian National University say the plan, which was formed in 2008 and regulates how much water from the basin is used, has failed to decrease water usage in the area and that there is little to show for the five billion dollars spent.

In response, South Australian Murray Irrigators chairman Caren Martin called the report ill-informed and said it demonised irrigators.

 

Murray Darling Basin Plan not achieving goals and more Zedlines

Researchers are saying the Murray Darling Basin Plan is not achieving its goals and needs to be rethought. (source: wikicommons)

The Researchers from the Australian National University say the plan, which was formed in 2008 and regulates how much water from the basin is used, has failed to decrease water usage in the area and that there is little to show for the five billion dollars spent.

In response, South Australian Murray Irrigators chairman Caren Martin called the report ill-informed and said it demonised irrigators.

 

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