Human Rights

Brisbane woman takes NAB to court, and more Zedlines.

Brisbane woman takes NAB to court, Teen charged with Anzac Day terror plot to enrol in anti-terrorist program, Tamir Rice shooting case settled out of court, and more Zedlines. (Image: Wikicommons).

Brisbane woman takes NAB to court

Brisbane woman, Leith WiIliamson, is taking national banking giant NAB to the Supreme Court, claiming the bank permitted her former partner to secure hundreds of thousands of dollars in her name without her knowledge.

A loan, valued at $320 000, as well as a bank guarantee using her home as security were issued to Williamson’s former partner four years ago, leaving her in considerable financial debt.

Thousands gather for ANZAC services

Thousands have gathered in Brisbane’s ANZAC Square for the dawn service to commemorate all Australian and New Zealand military personnel. (Source: Wikipedia)

Thousands gather for ANZAC services

Thousands have gathered in Brisbane’s ANZAC Square for the dawn service to commemorate all Australian and New Zealand military personnel.

His Excellency the Hon. Paul de Jersey AC addressed the ceremony speaking about the history of ANZAC commemorations and the importance of remembering all servicemen and women.

The Brisbane Anzac Parade will begin at 9:30am with extra transport services in place to meet added demand to and from the CBD.

Condamine river set alight

Coroner urges industry standard to protect workers from extreme temperatures and more Zedlines

Coroner John Hutton said the recent death of a constrcution worker highlights substantial deficiencies in the way heat stress is managed in heavy construction. (Image Source: Pixabay)

Labor says Ergon-Energex merger won't affect jobs

The Labor party has issued a statement assuring licenced electricians that their jobs are not in danger after plans for a new publicly funded energy business.

The government's plan to combine Ergon and Energex would start up a new, renewables-focused energy service.

Treasurer Curtis Pitt said the new plan would not affect workers who rely on household electrical and solar work.

 

Coroner urges extreme temperature industry standard to protect workers

UQ animal geneticists kicking goals for cattle industry, and more 11am Zedlines

The work of an animal genetics team at the University of Queensland could help Australian cattle farming become safer and cheaper. (Source: Wikimedia)

UQ animal geneticists kicking goals for cattle industry

The work of an animal genetics team at the University of Queensland could help Australian cattle farming become safer and cheaper.

The Animal Genetics Laboratory at UQ’s School of Veterinary Science is conducting genetic tests to help the cattle industry reduce the need for dehorning.

AGL science leader Dr Russell Lyons says poll testing is helping cattle breeders select the best breeding cattle for their herds and may help the industry end the painful practice of dehorning.

Perth to trial female friendly parking bays AND MORE...

The 28-space area will feature better lighting, and closer access to CCTV cameras and lift wells. [SOURCE:compositeglobal]

Redcliffe Crimestoppers campaign ‘Dob in a Dealer’

A new Crimestoppers campaign has been launched in Redcliffe to help deal with growing drug problems.

‘Dob in a Dealer’ was launched at the Redcliffe PCYC last week, where people are encouraged to report anonymously any information that could help police put a stop to those making and dealing drugs.

WA will force meth addicts into rehabilitation

The WA government proposes to force meth users into rehabilitation to combat increasing rates of addiction in the state. (source: wikimedia)

Clive Palmer urged to pay $73 million in entitlements

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is urging Clive Palmer to use his personal fortune to pay back the $73 million in entitlements owed to sacked Queensland Nickel Refinery workers. The company is facing liquidation, and administrators of the consulting firm in charge of winding up the operation said it suffered under the reckless actions of Mr Palmer. Employment Minister Michaelia Cash said that if Mr Palmer refuses to pay, the necessary funds will have come out of taxpayers’ money.

 

Centrelink backlog leaves thousands of students without payments AND MORE...

Thousands of university students are waiting to be paid by Centrelink after a backlog of Austudy and Youth Allowance applications. [SOURCE: Geelongadvertiser.com.au]

Tygum Lagoon battling potentially dangerous bacteria levels

A Logan City Council investigation has revealed birds and other wildlife are responsible for high levels of potentially dangerous E.coli and other bacteria in the Tygum Lagoon.

Chair of the Health, Environment and Sustainability Committee, Councillor Lisa Bradley, ruled out sewage contamination and said the issue has been caused by people feeding the birds.

Migrant crisis at Greek border turns violent and more 8am Zedlines

The Greek government has condemned the actions of the Macedonian police, saying the use of chemicals, rubber bullets, and stun grenades against vulnerable populations is a dangerous and deplorable act. (Source: Wikipedia)

State high schools to hold information sessions on youth violence

Information sessions on the One Punch Can Kill initiative will be incorporated into the anti-violence campaign at all state high schools.

One Punch Can Kill is a community awareness program focusing on reducing youth violence and will be made available to year 12 students this year.

Workshop content is provided by Matthew Stanley Foundation and Queensland Homicide Victims Support Group.

Palmer had final say over Queensland Nickel spending

Birdlife threatened by Moreton Bay redevelopment and more 11AM Zedlines

The critically endangered Eastern Curlew flocks to mudflats in Wynnum, Manly and Redlands each year. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Birdlife threatened by Moreton Bay redevelopment 

Ecology experts warn the $1.3 billion Toondah Harbour redevelopment could affect crucial habitat for Moreton Bay's birdlife.

Queensland Wader Study Group ecologist David Milton said the cumulative effects of development could endanger local wildlife, including the critically endangered Eastern Curlew which flocks to mudflats in Wynnum, Manly and Redlands each year.

Gold Coast dismissed Mosque development plan and more 8AM Zedlines

The Gold Coast Planning Court rejected plans for the Currumbin mosque development. The Islamic Society of the Gold Coast said there is a need for another mosque in the area due the overcrowding in their current mosque.

Feminist Week bake sale leads to death threats

A bake sale held as part of the University of Queensland’s Feminist Week yesterday resulted in online rape and death threats targeting organisers and attendees.

The bake sale was meant to highlight wage inequality based on gender, disability, race, sexual identity and ethnicity.

Each baked good cost the proportion of $1 buyers earn comparative to men in the workplace.

UQ Union Gender and Sexuality vice president Madeline Price said the threats show how far gender inequality still has to go.

Pages