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Family and Child Commission requested to investigate foster carer approvals and more Zedlines

Following the murder of Tiahleigh Palmer, the government has put forward a request to the Family and Child Commission to include assessment into foster carer approval processes. Image source: Flickr.com

Family and Child Commission asked to investigate foster carer approvals 

The Family and Child Commission has been asked to include assessment and approval processes for foster carers.

Opposition child safety spokeswoman, Ros Bates spoke to the ABC, saying an independent inquiry not linked to the government is needed.  

Acting Queensland Premier, Curtis Pitt says suggestions from the Carmody Inquiry into child safety will be implemented over the next ten years.

Ms Bates says immediate action to improve issues is needed.

 

Queensland orders foster care, blue card review and more Zedlines

The Queensland Government has ordered a review into foster care and the issuing of blue cards in the wake of the death of Tiahleigh Palmer whose foster father has been charged with her murder and interfering with her corpse. image source: flickr

Backpackers underpaid for labour on Queensland farm

Over 90 Korean backpackers have reportedly been underpaid several thousand dollars on a South-East Queensland farm.

An investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman has found labour contractor Boonah Packing Pty Ltd guilty of underpaying nearly 100 casual workers more than $16,000 between July 2015 and January 2016.

The company has since started back-payments, has entered into an Enforceable Undertaking and agreed to implement measures to ensure future compliance.

 

Deputy Premier Middle East bound and more Zedlines

Deputy Premier, Jackie Trad is making her way to the Middle East to promote Queensland’s expertise in the knowledge-based economy in the Middle East and Europe. The trip will explore infrastructure development models and will also spread to Paris for a UNESCO meeting where the Great Barrier Reef will be discussed.

Deputy Premier Middle East bound

Deputy Premier, Jackie Trad is making her way to the Middle East to promote Queensland’s expertise in the knowledge-based economy in the Middle East and Europe.

The trip will explore infrastructure development models and will also spread to Paris for a UNESCO meeting where the Great Barrier Reef will be discussed.

Queensland’s deputy leader will also be working on projects in London and Dubai and will return to Australia in October.

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.

We Have Rainbow Families 1

In light of the Turnbull Government introducing legislation into the parliament that would enable a plebiscite on marriage equality to take place in February 2017, 4zzz reporter Craig Garrett wanted to explore and better understand the ways allies can help support those people directly affected by the proposed plebiscite and any possible changes to the Marriage Act 1961. In this interview we speak with Ben Davison (who was brought up by his two mums), about his childhood, and the ways he believes allies can help support the LGBTQIPA Community.

Backbone Youth Arts

In 2015, after losing all its government funding Backbone Youth Arts re-invented itself. Now, with an exciting new multi-arts program (including festivals, events, performances and workshops), as well as new digs in the old East Brisbane Bowls Club, 4zzz reporter Craig Garrett spoke with Katherine Quigley (Artistic Director and CEO) about the organisation's new direction.

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Casual and gay intercourse faces criminalisation in Indonesia and more zedlines

Indonesian conservative groups are calling on the Constitutional Court to make casual and gay intercourse illegal. The Family Love Alliance says they are making this case for nationalism not sex as they believe the current laws are not aligned with Indonesian values. (source: wikipedia)

Casual and Gay Intercourse faces criminalisation in Indonesia

Indonesian conservative groups are calling on the Constitutional Court to make casual and gay intercourse illegal.

The Family Love Alliance says they are making this case for nationalism not sex as they believe the current laws are not aligned with Indonesian values.

Those most likely to be affected by the changes are the Indonesian LGBTQI community, who already face heavy backlash from the conservative country.

Modified Rugby Program Part 2

(Image: wikimedia.org)

September 11th-17th, is Disability Action Week and the theme this year is ‘Inclusion: It’s a game changer’. Aiming to promote participation of people with disabilities in sport and to co-incide with the paralympics currently happening in Rio. In honour of this Brisbaneline journalist Victoria spoke with Managing Director of the GingerCloud Foundation Megan Elliott about their Modified Rugby Program. The Modified Rugby Program is designed to allow children with learning and perceptual difficulties to play rugby with the support of an on-field mentor.

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