Mental Health

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.

Teaching students fail new compulsory numeracy and literacy tests and more Zedlines

New Government data shows 1 in 15 teaching students have failed the new compulsory numeracy and literacy tests implemented by the federal and state government early this month. Image: Public Domain Pictures

Teaching students fail new compulsory numeracy and literacy tests

New Government data shows 1 in 15 teaching students have failed the new compulsory numeracy and literacy tests implemented by the federal and state government early this month.

The tests come as a government initiative to help universities better prepare students for their future teaching careers.

Nearly 4000 students have sat the test so far however 1 in 18 have also been recorded as failing to meet the literacy requirements.

August is Tradie's National Health Month- get involved

(Image: TradiesHealth.com.au)

 

Tradie’s National Health Month is an initiative of the Australian Physiotherapy Association which aims to raise awareness of the risks posed to those who work in trade occupations -amongst individuals, their families, employers, and the wider community

 

 David Hall, director of productive Healthy Workplaces Group and National Chair of APA, Australian Occupational Health Physiotherapy Association spoke to 4ZZZ about the importance of tradies checking on their health this August.

Turnbull prioritises youth detention at COAG and more Zedlines

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has promised to put youth detention and child protection on the agenda at the next Council of Australian Government’s meeting.

Lockyer Valley rate rise

Rates in the Lockyer Valley will increase by 4.8%, the highest rate rise in south-east Queensland.

The increase now puts the average annual rates bill to more than $1900 dollars.

In handing down the budget, Lockyer Valley Mayor Tanya Milligan described the measures as “tough”, but necessary to secure the future of the region.

Shark nets removed

Shark nets are set to be removed as four-metre waves and heavy winds are expected this week.

Report shows mining donations influence the Government

A report by The Australia Institute has discovered that donations by the mining industry has bought it undue influence over QLD government decision making. Image source: Wikipedia

Strive To Be Kind Day 

This Friday, the 29th of July, is the annual Strive To Be Kind Day, in remembrance of the late Allison Baden-Clay.

Family of the late mother are encouraging people to wear yellow, engage in an act of kindness or donate to the late Allison Baden-Clay Children’s fund.

The Brisbane Story Bridge will also light up yellow this Friday.

 

Report shows Mining donations influence the Government

John Elferink sacked from NT Corrections Portfolio and more Zedlines...

Northern Territory Correction’s minister and Attorney General John Elferink has been sacked following evidence of mistreatment of teenage prisoners.

John Elferink sacked from NT Corrections Portfolio

Northern Territory Correction’s minister and Attorney General John Elferink has been sacked following evidence of mistreatment of teenage prisoners.

Northern Territory’s Chief Minister Adam Giles has alleged there has been a culture of cover up within the Corrections system and is taking the portfolios of Corrections and Justice away from Mr Elferink.

Chicken scent proven to prevent malaria and more Zedlines

Researchers in Ethiopia have found that the scent of a live chicken could help prevent malaria. Image Source: Wikipedia

Shots fired in the Gold Coast

Police investigations are currently underway in the Gold Coast following reports of shots being fired just after 5am.

Police were called to a property on Brenini Drive in Coombabah with belief that there were people inside the building at the time.

No injuries have yet been reported and investigations are continuing.

Additional 2,200 cameras to be implemented in digital expansion

22 refugees discovered dead crossing the Mediterranean and more Zedlines

Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranee discovered a rubber life boat containing the bodies of 22 refugees while patrolling the Mediterranean. Image Source: CAFOD Photo Library

22 refugees discovered dead crossing the Mediterranean

Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranee discovered a rubber life boat containing the bodies of 22 refugees while patrolling the Mediterranean.

MSF said the dinghy, containing 21 dead women and 1 dead man had been attempting to cross over into Europe via Italy when the rescue ship found them.

Since 2014, over ten thousand migrants have died or been lost at sea on the voyage to Europe, according to the UNHCR.

Miller says she will refer Springborg to police and more Zedlines...

The inquiry into the closure of the Barrett Adolescent Centre has shown that former health minister Lawrence Springborg said the centre was under review in an estimates hearing days after he decided to close it. Labor MP Jo-Ann Miller says she will refer former opposition leader Lawrence Springborg to the police over these allegations. Source: News.com.au

Miller says she will refer Springborg to police

The inquiry into the closure of the Barrett Adolescent Centre has shown that former health minister Lawrence Springborg said the centre was under review in an estimates hearing days after he decided to close it.

Labor MP Jo-Ann Miller said she will refer former opposition leader Lawrence Springborg to the police over these allegations.

Miller said that Springborg told untruths to the estimates committee and will be writing to the authorities over what she believes is a breach of the criminal code.

ECQ Investigating Gold Coast City Council Election and more Zedlines...

The Electoral Commission of Queensland is investigating the financial campaign activity during the Gold Coast City Council election after inquiries from the public. The ECQ says it is committed to ensuring that all participants in a local government election act in accordance with the Local Government Electoral Act.

ECQ Investigating Gold Coast City Council Election

The Electoral Commission of Queensland is investigating the financial campaign activity during the Gold Coast City Council election after inquiries from the public.

The ECQ says it is committed to ensuring that all participants in a local government election act in accordance with the Local Government Electoral Act.

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