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Exxon Mobil facing shareholder pressure for climate change

Exxon Mobil facing shareholder pressure for climate change, QUT Project to Help People with Dementia at Airports, Sir Douglas Nicholls to be remembered as a part of AFL’s Indigenous Round and more Zedlines

QUT Project to Help People with Dementia at Airports

A QUT project is developing resources to make airports more accessible for people with dementia.

Dr. Maria O’Reilly is designing a user guide to Brisbane’s Domestic and International Airport Terminals as well as producing a resources kit to be used by airport staff.

Leonie Vandeven, says the new guidelines from the project will be integrated into Brisbane Airports’ current Disability Access program.

Suicide prevention key part of election policies

Ahead of the Federal Election, major parties and political candidates are being urged to spell out their plan to tackle suicide and self-harm across Australia.
It's been described as a "national emergency", with latest ABS figures showing the suicide rate has increased by nearly 20% in the past decade.
Suicide Prevention Australia CEO Sue Murray says there are nearly 30 federal electorates where the problem has hit an alarming level.

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Brisbane’s first Trans Fair Day, and more Zedlines.

Brisbane’s first Trans Fair Day, Election Update: Greens pledge $15 million for accessible abortions, Baltimore officer acquitted in Freddie Gray case, and more Zedlines. (Image: Trans Fair Day Facebook page).

Brisbane’s first Trans Fair Day

Brisbane hosted its first Trans Fair Day over the weekend in New Farm Neighbourhood Centre.

The fair, hoping to become an annual event, is a community focused day that supports the mental and physical health of local Trans and Gender Diverse People of all ages.

The event went ahead on Sunday with the support of Neami National, Many Genders One Voice the Queensland AIDS Council and other local LGBTI support groups.

 

Palaszczuk government investing $25 million into Gold Coast

350.org calls out QLD’s climate action blockers and more Zedlines

Environmental organisation 350.org will host a mock auction in Brisbane city today to expose politicians who are opposed to climate action. Image: 350.org

350.org calls out QLD’s climate action blockers

Environmental organisation 350.org will host a mock auction in Brisbane city today to expose politicians who are opposed to climate action.

The rally will call out candidates who the organisation considers to have sold out to the fossil fuel industry and who put coal, oil and gas above communities.

The faux auction is a part of 350.org's Pollution Free Politics campaign and will be held at Reddaclife Place on George Street at 1pm Tuesday afternoon.

Dogs providing independence and freedom

Assistance Dogs Australia trains dogs to perform a range of tasks for people living with disabilities such as physical incapacities, autism, post-traumatic stress and dementia. Every assistance dog undergoes tailored training in order to provide people with freedom and independence, and to meet the individual needs of their new owner. It can take up to two years and costs over $30,000 to train each dog. But here's the amazing bit: assistance dogs are placed free of charge with their new owner for up to 10 years.

South African gold miners to sue mining companies and more Zedlines

A high court judge has ruled thousands of South African gold miners and their families could pursue a multi-million-dollar class action against mining companies over fatal respiratory diseases contracted at work. (Source: Pixabay)

South African gold miners to sue mining companies
A high court judge has ruled thousands of South African gold miners and their families could pursue a multi-million-dollar class action against mining companies over fatal respiratory diseases contracted at work.

The decision opens the way for the current and former miners to sue about 30 companies for damages, after suffering silicosis and tuberculosis from dangerous underground working conditions dating back decades.

Queensland Government offers $20 million dementia care boost and more Zedlines

Community groups providing care to Queensland dementia suffers will receive a $20 million funding boost from the State Government. (Source: Flickr)

Queensland Government offers $20 million dementia care boost
Community groups providing care to Queensland dementia suffers will receive a $20 million funding boost from the State Government.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the funding would provide relief for carers looking after those living with with dementia and other neurodegenerative conditions.

Seven organisations providing services from Toowoomba to Mareeba will receive the funding over three years.

Greece passes new package amid violent protests and more Zedlines

Submitting to the demands of Eurozone creditors, the Greek parliament approved the hugely controversial austerity package amid violent protests. (Source: Wikicommons)

Greece passes new package amid violent protests

Submitting to the demands of Eurozone creditors, the Greek parliament approved the hugely controversial austerity package amid violent protests.

The controversial package, which includes pension reforms and tax hikes, has seen a demonstration, which attracted around 10,000 people, turn violent.

In response to protesters throwing molotov cocktails and projectiles riot police were called in and began firing tear gas.

Canadian wild fire leads to evacuation of 88,000 people and more Zedlines

A state of emergency broke out yesterday after the blaze already destroyed 80% of Fort McMurray's Beacon Hill community. (Source: Flickr)

Domestic violence campaign to overhaul family law systems

After speaking at a candlelight vigil for victims of domestic violence in Brisbane last night, Rosie Batty is launching a new campaign to overhaul the family law system.

The former Australian of the year will launch a campaign backed by the Women’s Legal Service focusing on providing survivors with free legal help in family law cases.

Domestic violence campaign to overhaul family law systems and more Zedlines

Former Australian of the year Rosie Batty will launch a Women's Legal Services Australia campaign focused on providing survivors with free legal help in family law cases. (Image Source: Flickr)

Domestic violence campaign to overhaul family law systems

After speaking at a commemorative event for victims of domestic violence in Brisbane last night, Rosie Batty launched a new campaign to overhaul the family law system.

The former Australian of the year will launch a Women's Legal Services Australia campaign focused on providing survivors with free legal help in family law cases.

Ms Batty is also seeking to introduce legislation preventing women being directly cross-examined by their abusers in court.

 

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