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Australians yet to be fined for not participating in the Census and more Zedlines...

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed that it is yet to fine Australians for not participating in the troubled census earlier this year. (Image Source: Wikipedia)

Australians yet to be fined for not participating in the Census

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed that it is yet to fine Australians for not participating in the troubled census earlier this year.

Although the census was completed by at a rate of ninety six percent, the ABS has said it has approximately 10,000 letters of refusal to assess.

It is still early days however, and those who failed to complete the census on time risk facing a $150 fine for each day it remains uncompleted past a written warning.

 

 

 

Townsville police cracking down on youth with 538 arrests and more zedlines...

Townsville police  are cracking down on youths and have stated that it is far from over with 538 arrests and counting. Thirty additional officers were stationed in the city for this month to assist with the effort, with 983 charges laid for drug, property and traffic offenses.

Townsville police cracking down on youth with 538 arrests

Townsville police  are cracking down on youths and have stated that it is far from over with 538 arrests and counting.

Thirty additional officers were stationed in the city for this month to assist with the effort, with 983 charges laid for drug, property and traffic offenses.

Police also say they are looking into the factors behind youth crime as well, with plans to assist community safety, housing and education to help end the cycle.

WA dairy farmers forced to waste thousands of litres of milk and more zedlines...

Dairy farmers in Harvey, Western Australia, are pleading with the state and federal governments for assistance after being forced to dump thousands of litres of milk down the drain. Nine farmers in the state’s South West including Harvey-resident Graham Manning cited a global oversupply of milk and a deregulated industry as being major contributors to their inability to secure supply contracts.

WA dairy farmers forced to waste thousands of litres of milk

Dairy farmers in Harvey, Western Australia, are pleading with the state and federal governments for assistance after being forced to dump thousands of litres of milk down the drain.

Nine farmers in the state’s South West including Harvey-resident Graham Manning cited a global oversupply of milk and a deregulated industry as being major contributors to their inability to secure supply contracts.

Brisbane forum calls for end to youth detention and more Zedlines

The forum comes after an investigation by Four Corners, which exposed abuse and the use of excessive force in youth detention centres.

Brisbane forum calls for end to youth detention

Revolutionary political activist Angela Davis will lead a public forum in Brisbane tomorrow night calling for an end to youth detention.

The forum comes after an investigation by Four Corners, which exposed abuse and the use of excessive force in youth detention centres.

Let the kids go: ending youth detention will be held at A-H-E-P-A Hall at West End tomorrow night at 7pm.

Drug adviser and Police warn of new drug danger ahead of Schoolies

Amnesty report criticises Australia’s offshore detention policy and more Zedlines

The report, Island of Despair, accuses Australia of having a “a deliberate policy to inflict harm on refugees.”

Queensland speaker calls for inquiry into voluntary euthanasia

Queensland speaker Peter Wellington has called for a parliamentary inquiry into voluntary euthanasia.

Mr. Wellington wrote to the Health committee asking for an inquiry to allow adults to make decisions about their own end-of -life choices.

It comes as South Australian and Victorian parliament consider voluntary euthanasia laws.

Homes still without power following severe storms

That's How the Banking Industry Learned its Lesson; and Now They're Doing Amazing; and Everyone's Honest

The scandals just keep on coming for Australia's Big Four Banks (ANZ, CBA, NAB, Westpac). They continue making profits in the billions despite there having been no less than 16 'scandals' and 'controversies' involving the Big Four in the past 24 months. Government hearings have been conducted, a tribunal has been mooted, a Royal Commission has been called for. ASIC has even taken the Big Four to court as part of its investigation into the fixing of the Bill Swap Rate (the rate at which banks lend to each other).

Israeli Rights Group Vows to Fight Against Settlements

An Israeli Human Rights Group Will Not Be Deterred By Criticism As He Urges UN To Take Decisive Action Against Settlements

An Israeli human rights group will continue to fight against illegal Israeli Settlements despite criticism from the Israeli Prime Minister.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused B’tsalem of making false claims against Israel because the Human Rights Group urged the UN Security Council to take decisive action against the settlements.

US, Britain Consider Sanctions Against Syria

The United States and Great Britain consider imposing sanctions on the Syrian President and his allies for their actions in the Syrian War.

The United States and Britain are considering imposing sanctions on Syrian president Al-Assad and its supporters for their actions in Syria’s war.

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson they are considering lots of measures to deal with the situation,proposing to do extra sanctions on the Syrian regime and their supporters, while also bringing those responsible for war crimes to the International Criminal Court.

There are also calls for Russia and Iran to show leadership by agreeing to a ceasefire.

 

Alzheimer’s Australia To Expand Dementia Friendly Communities Program

The Federal government recently awarded Alzheimer’s Australia 3.9 million dollars to be given over the next three years to help in the development of a Dementia Friendly Communities program. About 70% of people with Dementia are living in the community and Alzheimer’s Australia will work directly with people living with Dementia and their carers to ensure that the program is as effective as possible. The program is the only Dementia Friendly Communities initiative to have been recognised for its work by the World Health Organisation.

King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej passes away and more Zedlines...

King Bhumibol's influential 70 years as head of state has come to an end, following his death on Thursday evening.(Image source:Flickr).

King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej passes away

The King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej has died in Bangkok aged 88.

The King was Thailand’s longest reigning monarch, ruling for seventy-years and was a stabilising force in the country.

The King was revered in the country, Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-Ocha says the death is the most devastating moment for Thais, and they will begin a one year mourning period.

 

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