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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.

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.

Refugee Achievements Celebrated And More

Refugees have turned their personal adversity into a positive contribution to their local community via Wesley Mission project that aims to share their stories through art.

Refugee achievements celebrated through artwork and photography

A local photography exhibition will showcase refugee struggles and achievements, and aims to share their stories through art.

The Wesley Mission’s Project - Art From the Margins, began nine years ago and formed off the back of a homeless outreach program.

New investment in Solar Energy farms and more Zedlines

Big banks are backing sustainable energy with major investment in solar energy. Image source: Wikipedia

New investment in Solar Energy farms

The big banks are going green, committing to invest more in solar energy projects over the next twelve months.

ARENA chief executive Ivor Frischknect said greater efficiency in energy production and storage means investors are getting more bang for their buck.

This news comes as the Clean Energy Council announced twelve new solar farms, six in Queensland  will receive $100 million from the Federal Government

 

Clive Palmer set to appear in court

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.

First Syrian refugees return to home after Turkish liberation and more Zedlines

Syrian refugees have started to return to the city of Jarabulus in Northern Syria two weeks after Turkey-backed militants liberated the town from the Islamic State. Image Source: Flickr, Chaoyue Pan

First Syrian refugees return to home after Turkish liberation

Syrian refugees have started to return to the city of Jarabulus in Northern Syria two weeks after Turkey-backed militants liberated the town from the Islamic State.

The first wave of refugees returning to the town will include approximately 350 people, including children, and more are expected to return to be resettled.

Video emerges of violent arrest and more Zedlines

Footage has emerged of a Fortitude Valley Man being allegedly arrested in an extremely violent manner, with witnesses claiming the man himself was being ‘pulverised’ The video shows police dealing with a fight in the party district with one officer appearing to throw an uppercut and police surrounding the man. (Image: Youtube)

Video emerges of violent arrest

Footage has emerged of a Fortitude Valley Man being allegedly arrested in an extremely violent manner, with witnesses claiming the man himself was being ‘pulverised’

The video shows police dealing with a fight in the party district with one officer appearing to throw an uppercut and police surrounding the man.

Queensland Police say they are investigating the incident but are unable to give details surrounding charges.

Study reveals Carbon Tax more successful than Direct Action and more Zedlines

A new report indicates that the controversial Carbon Tax was more successful at getting companies to be more energy conscious than its replacement Direct Action. Image source: wikipedia

Study reveals Carbon Tax more successful than Direct Action

A new report by professors at Swinburne University and Australian National University have discovered that the LNP’s direct action plan is not as successful as Labor's past Carbon Tax.

The report reveals that the controversial carbon tax, which was repealed by the LNP in 2014 was more successful at getting companies to comply and be more energy conscious.

Amatrice death toll reaches 250 and more Zedlines

Following Wednesday's 6.2 magnitude earthquake in the Italian town of Amatrice, officials have stated the death toll is now at 250. Image source: wikimedia commons

Amatrice earthquake death toll reaches 250

The death toll from Wednesday’s earthquake in central Italy now stands at 250, with rescue workers pessimistic about the chance of finding any more survivors as aftershocks continue to rock the region.

Open letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnball regarding climate change and more Zedlines

The Australian National University published an open letter signed by 154 environmental scientists addressed to Malcolm Turnbull espousing the threat posed by climate change. Image: Flickr, Nonprofit Organizations

Open letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnball regarding climate change
The Australian National University published an open letter signed by 154 environmental scientists addressed to Malcolm Turnbull espousing the threat posed by climate change.

The letter, which began with the line “There is no Planet B” pointed out the global temperatures this July were the hottest in 136 years, and the “unprecedented” rise in global greenhouse gasses.

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