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In September 2016 the Turnbull Government introduced a bill into parliament to enable a plebiscite on marriage equality in February 2017. Plebiscites do not have any legal force in Australia. The Marriage Act 1961 was arbitrarily amended by John Howard’s Government in 2004. In March 2016 a federal government investigation, some say a rushed investigation into the Safe Schools Education Program led to federal funding being made contingent on changes to the Program. Many community members believed these changes to be unworkable, so some state governments have bridged the funding shortfall.

Federal Labor MP requests unemployed to fix backpacker gap and more Zedlines

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Federal Labor MP requests unemployed to fill backpacker gap

Federal Labor MP Brian Mitchell is requesting for unemployed Australians to fill the backpacker gap by working on Tasmanian farms.

This comes after the confusion over the Government’s planned backpacker tax.

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.

 

Mojgan Shamsalipoor released from immigration detention and more Zedlines

An Iranian woman whose refugee application was denied has been freed from immigration detention after two years. Mojgan Shamsalipoor has been granted a three-month bridging visa, and will be able to live with her husband. source: Facebook/FreeMojgan

Mojgan Shamsalipoor released from immigration detention

An Iranian woman whose refugee application was denied has been freed from immigration detention after two years.

Mojgan Shamsalipoor has been granted a three-month bridging visa, and will be able to live with her husband.

Yeronga State high School deputy principal Jessica Walker, who led the Free Mojgan movement in Brisbane, says the future is still uncertain for the twenty-two year old.

Victorian community groups reach out to dairy farmers and more Zedlines

Battling Victorian dairy farmers are being given a helping hand as community groups deliver hampers and offer emotional support to farmers across the state.

Victorian community groups reach out to dairy farmers

Battling Victorian dairy farmers are being given a helping hand as community groups deliver hampers and offer emotional support to farmers across the state.

Many farmers are now in significant debt following Murray Goulburn’s and Fonterra’s decision to slash prices to below production costs, with some being forced to sell their farms.

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.

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

Australia to take in refugees from Central America and more Zedlines

Australia’s pledged refugee intake has climbed to almost 19,000 per year and is now set to include people from several Central American countries. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, promises $130 million will go to providing aid to displaced people across the world, as well as more resources for migration agencies. (Image Source: commons.wikimedia)

Australia to take in refugees from Central America

Australia’s pledged refugee intake has climbed to almost 19,000 per year and is now set to include people from several Central American countries.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, promises $130 million will go to providing aid to displaced people across the world, as well as more resources for migration agencies.

Mr Turnbull used his time at the New York summit to stress the importance of border control in maintaining a healthy migration program.

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.

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