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Measures to prevent health professional abuse and more Zedlines

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Measures to prevent health professional abuse

Queensland Health has announced a trial of new measures to help prevent violence against health professionals.

To improve the worker’s safety, repeat violent offenders could be banned from hospital visits and health workers could be fitted with body cameras and duress alarms.

Queeensland urged to ban greyhound racing and more Zedlines

Animal Liberation Queensland has urged Queensland to follow New South Wales' and ban greyhound racing after animal cruelty was found in the sport. (Image source: Wikipedia)

Queeensland urged to ban greyhound racing

Following New South Wales’ decision to ban greyhound racing, Animal Liberation Queensland (ALQ) has called for the sport to be banned in Queensland as well.

The ban came after a commission of enquiry into the Greyhound Racing Industry showed systemic animal cruelty present in the sport.

ALQ President Chay Neal said the same issues uncovered in NSW also exist in Queensland, including widespread live baiting, regular track injuries and deaths as well as mass killings.

 

Unregistered guns in QLD and more Zedlines

Figures retrieved from Fairfax Media reveal there are nearly 200,000 registered gun owners in Queensland sharing 800,000 weapons, but according to Professor Grantham, the real problem is the many that are unregistered. Image: Wikicommons

Unregistered guns in QLD

Figures retrieved from Fairfax Media reveal there are nearly 200,000 registered gun owners in Queensland sharing 800,000 weapons, but according to Professor Grantham, the real problem is the many that are unregistered.

At the end of the last financial year, only 143 of the 184,000 gun licencees in Queensland were found to not meet gun license requirements.

Expert workshop convened for koalas, and more Zedlines

A workshop has been convened by the Palaszczuk Government to improve koala conservation in south-east Queensland. (Image Source: Wikipedia)

Expert workshop convened for koalas
A workshop has been convened by the Palaszczuk Government to improve koala conservation in south-east Queensland.

A recent report by UQ found that population densities along Brisbane’s south-eastern suburbs dropped around 80% since 1996.

An additional $12 million delivered from last month’s Stage Budget will be used to boost koala conservation measures and improve population surveys over the next four years.

Union to tackle CSIRO job cuts and more Zedlines

The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) has lodged a complaint with the Fair Work Commission, saying the CSIRO has unfairly cut jobs in climate science and other key areas. The Union has begun action against a restructure of CSIRO which would see hundreds of jobs lost, amidst claims the organisation breached its enterprise agreement by not re-deploying staff.

Union to tackle CSIRO job cuts

The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) has lodged a complaint with the Fair Work Commission, saying the CSIRO has unfairly cut jobs in climate science and other key areas.

The Union has begun action against a restructure of CSIRO which would see hundreds of jobs lost, amidst claims the organisation breached its enterprise agreement by not re-deploying staff.

Congo declares Yellow Fever epidemic, and more Zedlines

Congo declares Yellow Fever epidemic, Heinz taken to court over unhealthy children’s snacks, Seven eleven owner receives record fine, and more Zedlines.

Seven eleven owner receives record fine

Brisbane businessman Sheng-Chieh Lo has been fined over $400,000 after systematically exploiting workers at the West End 7-11 he owned, making it the largest penalty dealt by the Australian court under the Fair Work Ombudsman.

Mr. Lo had reportedly underpaid his staff more than $80,000 total between September 2013 and September 2014.

In order to avoid Fair Work Inspectors Lo had been entering false records into the 7-11 payroll system and forcing employees to pay back parts of their wages.

When is a trigger for an election not really a trigger

When Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull announced the 2016 Double Dissolution federal election he said: "The restoration of the ABCC [Australian Building and Construction Commission] is a critical economic reform. The time for playing games is over."

Fair Work Commission overturns Coles wage agreement

On Tuesday the Fair Work Commission ruled that an Enterprise Bargaining Agreement signed between supermarket giant Coles and retail union SDA should never have been approved because it did not leave workers better off overall than the award minimum.

The ruling was in response to an appeal launched by Coles worker Duncan Hart. 4ZZZ reporter Andy Paine spoke to Mr Hart.

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Thousands march through Brisbane for 125 year old tradition

For the first time in three years, Labor Day has been held in May. Ellen Ransley was there yesterday to find out more about what the Labor Day march means to Queenslander’s.

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Caxton Legal Centre Expands Employment Law Advice Service

Recently Caxton Legal Service expanded its Employment Law Advice Service. Caxton provides free legal services, information and referrals to vulnerable employees and workers who have been mistreated or who have been dismissed. 4zzz reporter Craig Garrett speaks with Bridget Burton, Caxton's Coordinating Lawyer - General Practice Team, about the scope of the Employment Law Advice Service, and the ways in which Caxton's team can help.

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