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Gonski school funding to be reviewed and more Zedlines

The Federal Government is planning to overhaul the Gonski school funding to replace the current 27 separate agreements with a simpler model. Image: Pixabay

Gonski school funding to be reviewed
The Federal Government is planning to overhaul the Gonski school funding to replace the current 27 separate agreements with a simpler model.

The Commonwealth has released modeling that shows there are discrepancies between different school systems, which will be addressed when Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham meets with state and territory counterparts in Adelaide on Friday to begin redistributing funding beyond 2017.

Barnaby Joyce says Great Barrier Reef accidents are inevitable and more Zedlines

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, says that new restrictions on cargo ships travelling through the Great Barrier Reef would ruin the economy. Joyce also believes that any new restrictions will ignore the fact that incidents happen, and says that the bid for new checks is not needed. (Image: flickr)

Barnaby Joyce says Great Barrier Reef accidents are inevitable

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, says that new restrictions on cargo ships travelling through the Great Barrier Reef would ruin the economy.

Joyce also believes that any new restrictions will ignore the fact that incidents happen, and says that the bid for new checks is not needed.

The push for new checks comes after the Shen Neng 1 ran aground in 2010, causing a $39.3 million dollar settlement to account for damage caused.
Logan says ‘no’ to 2028 Olympic Games

Obama gives final address to United Nations and more Zedlines

US President, Barack Obama has given his final address to the United Nations before he leaves office next year. The President's speech urged for action to be taken in regard to globalisation, race and religion.

Obama gives final address to United Nations

US President Barack Obama has given his final address to the United Nations before he leaves office next year.

The President's speech urged for action to be taken in regard to globalisation, race and religion.

The speech comes on the first day of the United Nations general assembly which Malcolm Turnbull is set to address on Thursday.  

Tiahleigh Palmer’s alleged killer is charged

Police have charged the alleged killer of Brisbane schoolgirl, Tiahleigh Palmer.

Obama gives final address to United Nations and more Zedlines

US President, Barack Obama has given his final address to the United Nations before he leaves office next year. The President's speech urged for action to be taken in regard to globalisation, race and religion.

Obama gives final address to United Nations

US President Barack Obama has given his final address to the United Nations before he leaves office next year.

The President's speech urged for action to be taken in regard to globalisation, race and religion.

The speech comes on the first day of the United Nations general assembly which Malcolm Turnbull is set to address on Thursday.  

Tiahleigh Palmer’s alleged killer is charged

Police have charged the alleged killer of Brisbane schoolgirl, Tiahleigh Palmer.

Obama gives final address to United Nations

US President, Barack Obama has given his final address to the United Nations before he leaves office next year. The President's speech urged for action to be taken in regard to globalisation, race and religion.

Obama gives final address to United Nations

US President Barack Obama has given his final address to the United Nations before he leaves office next year.

The President's speech urged for action to be taken in regard to globalisation, race and religion.

The speech comes on the first day of the United Nations general assembly which Malcolm Turnbull is set to address on Thursday.  

Tiahleigh Palmer’s alleged killer is charged

Police have charged the alleged killer of Brisbane schoolgirl, Tiahleigh Palmer.

Queensland state split proposal silenced and other Zedlines

A proposal to split Queensland into north and south has been denied, with MP Rob Katter stating the split would have allowed the north better access to revenue created by mining and tourism. Image credit: Wikipedia.

State split proposal thrown out of Parliament

A bill to split the state into north and south introduced to Queensland Parliament by the Katter MPs has been emphatically slapped down.

Mount Isa MP Rob Katter says splitting the state along a new border near Rockhampton would boost economic opportunities for the north, but Treasurer Curtis Pitt said the economics don’t stack up.

The bill was crushed 82-3, with only Independent Cairns MP Rob Pyne supporting the Katter Party’s proposal.

Noosa koalas at risk of dying out and more Zedlines

Koalas at Noosa’s 4000 hectare national park are facing near extinction according to Queensland Koala Crusader’s Megan Halverson. Image: Creative Commons, Abby.

Noosa koalas at risk of dying out.

Koalas at Noosa’s 4000 hectare national park are facing near extinction according to Queensland Koala Crusader’s Megan Halverson.

A Chlamydia and retro-virus crisis coupled with the loss of their natural habitat has caused the Koala population to fall to single digits.

In response, the Queensland government has announced it will be adding property, planning and environment specialist Antra Hood to an expert panel which is working to remedy the dwindling Koala population.

 

Death Toll From Illness Nears Same Number of Deaths From 9/11 Attacks And More

The number of illness-related deaths stemming from the 9/11 attacks is set to exceed the number of those killed on 9/11 by 2021. More than 37,000 people are officially recognized as sick, with many people calling for a new monument alongside the two towers to recognise the ill or those who have passed away through illness. Officials originally told residents in the surrounding areas of Manhattan that the air was safe, although Christine Whitman of the Environmental Protection Agency later admitted she had been mistaken. People were rendered seriously ill while others have died, as a result of toxic exposure to the towers’ debris and wreckage.

Photography Exhibition Celebrating Ablity Not Disablity, Opens in Bundaberg.

A photographic Exhibition celebrating subjects ablity over disablity will open in Bundaberg during this week.

Organised by the Disability Sector Network, the exhibition features black-and-white portraits of 24 Bundaberg residents who live with a disability.

The aim of the exhibition is to document the life of a disabled person and to highlight their individual achievements and contributions to the community.

No action on recommendations to prevent flooding at Fortitude Valley station and more Zedlines

There will be no construction work to prevent flash flooding over the Fortitude Valley train tracks which has caused delays to hundreds of trains in November 2014 and May 2015 at Fortitude Valley, Central and Bowen Hill stations. Image: Wikimedia

No action on recommendations to prevent flooding at Fortitude Valley station 
There will be no construction work to prevent flash flooding over the Fortitude Valley train tracks which has caused delays to hundreds of trains in November 2014 and May 2015 at Fortitude Valley, Central and Bowen Hill stations.

In January a consultant's report which blamed small drainage pipes for the flooding recommended replacing the pipes at the Valley station at an estimated cost between $17.1 million and $19.2 million.

South Australia set to trial smartphone payments on public transport and more Zedlines

South Australia’s transport department are searching for an operator to trial tap and go smartphone payments across trains, trams, and buses. Similar trials have already begun in New South Wales and mobile phone payments are already being used in the UK and Germany.

South Australia set to trial smartphone payments on public transport

South Australia’s transport department are searching for an operator to trial tap and go smartphone payments across trains, trams, and buses.

Similar trials have already begun in New South Wales and mobile phone payments are already being used in the UK and Germany.

The transport minister Stephen Mullighan is hopeful the initiative will prove to be secure and reliable.  

Teen Charged with shooting at Queenslanders

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