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Adelaide Council to reconsider Indian Festival and more Zedlines

The Campbelltown Council in South Australia has reoffered Thorndon Park for the Diwali Festival after initially refusing its application. The reconsideration comes with multiple conditions including changing the starting time from 11am to 4pm. Suorce: pixabay

Adelaide Council to reconsider Indian Festival

The Campbelltown Council in South Australia has reoffered Thorndon Park for the Diwali Festival after initially refusing its application.

The reconsideration comes with multiple conditions including changing the starting time from 11am to 4pm.

The Festival was initially refused when two councillors vetoed the motion saying ethnic groups often hide behind their language.

Super changes may fail to pass

Senator Claire Moore calls for better pedestrian signage in Fortitude Valley and more Zedlines

Queensland Senator Claire Moore, is petitioning the Brisbane City Council to address a dangerous intersection at the corner of Martin Street and Brunswick Street in Fortitude Valley. The street is currently designated with a ‘give way to pedestrian’ sign that Senator Moore says are inadequately placed for motorists to see and pedestrians wait to avoid collisions. Source: Tim Swanston

Senator Claire Moore calls for better pedestrian signage in Fortitude Valley

Queensland Senator Claire Moore, is petitioning the Brisbane City Council to address a dangerous intersection at the corner of Martin Street and Brunswick Street in Fortitude Valley.

The street is currently designated with a ‘give way to pedestrian’ sign that Senator Moore says are inadequately placed for motorists to see and pedestrians wait to avoid collisions.

More than 100 year old Trees poisoned in Queens Park Ipswich

Fears Maroon CityGlider might be axed and more Zedlines

The Brisbane City Council says the State Government is starving the city’s bus services of funding. Councillor Schrinner, says the council may have to scrap the 5 million dollar Maroon CityGlider bus if the State government doesn’t fork out for the costs of running the service - which transports 1.2 million passengers each year. Source: Photobucket

Fears Maroon CityGlider might be axed

The Brisbane City Council says the State Government is starving the city’s bus services of funding.

Councillor Schrinner, says the council may have to scrap the 5 million dollar Maroon CityGlider bus if the State government doesn’t fork out for the costs of running the service - which transports 1.2 million passengers each year.

Obama cuts holiday short to visit flood damaged Louisiana and more Zedlines

Thirteen people died in the floods and over 3,000 are still in emergency shelters, with the floods being labelled the worst disaster in the US since 2013.

CCC believes Queensland youth detention abuse not “systemic”

The Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission believes there is no evidence that suggests “systemic corrupt behaviour” at the Cleveland Youth Detention Centre in Townsville.  

The comments came after the Queensland Government launched a review into youth detention centres following a report by the ABC which revealed abuse at the Cleveland Youth Detention Centre in Townsville.

Are you going to fill out the Census?

All manner of information and disinformation flew around in the weeks and days leading into the Census on Aug 9. What’s being collected; how much is being collected; who can use the information; and how long will the information be kept for? Why does the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) need our names? Then on census night, the website was taken down a little after 7pm after an alleged denial of service ‘attack’. We’re still none the wiser as to what actually happened. And there really hasn’t been an adequate explanation from the Turnbull Government or the ABS.

Brutal force used at Cleveland Youth Detention Centre and more Zedlines

Image Credit: Wikipedia

Brutal force used at Cleveland Youth Detention Centre

Amnesty International yesterday revealed images showing guards using "brutal" force on youth at the Cleveland Youth Detention Centre in Townsville.

Amber alert for Missing Woodridge girl

Police have issued an amber alert for a school girl who went missing in South Brisbane yesterday. Image source: Wikipedia.

Amber alert called for missing Woodridge girl

Police are calling for urgent help to find a missing 11-year-old girl.

An Amber Alert was issued this morning after the girl was last seen at about 4:40pm yesterday on Pilbi Street, Woodridge, south of Brisbane.

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.

Western Australia shows support for asylum seekers and more Zedlines

West Australian Premier Colin Barnett has declared his support for accommodating asylum seekers from Nauru following the announcement of the upcoming closure of Manus Island Detention Centre in Papua New Guinea. (Image Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Western Australia shows support for asylum seekers

West Australian Premier Colin Barnett has declared his support for accommodating asylum seekers from Nauru following the announcement of the upcoming closure of Manus Island Detention Centre in Papua New Guinea.

Closure of Manus Island detention centre and more Zedlines

Papua New Guinean and Australian government officials have come together in a decision to close the Manus Island detention centre following constitutional and human rights breaches. Image: Wikimedia

Closure of Manus Island detention centre
Papua New Guinean and Australian government officials have come together in a decision to close the Manus Island detention centre following constitutional and human rights breaches.

Manus Island, which currently houses 854 asylum seekers, came under renewed fire after two thousand files were leaked detailing reports of physical and sexual assault at the site.

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