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Dairy farmers rally against industry crisis and more Zedlines

Farmer Power Vice President Alex Robertson said farmers didn't need more loans, instead calling on the government to set up a milk levy.  (Image Source: Youtube)

Fears students will miss out as teachers evacuated from Aurukun school

Teachers and staff were evacuated from a Cape York primary school in Aurukun on Wednesday after concerns for their safety from a small group of students.

The local Wik women's group said the closure will not solve the school’s problems, and will leave its 300 students to become disengaged.

Past teacher Paula Shaw said the current problems facing the community are the same as those of a decade ago.

 

Dairy farmers rally against industry crisis 

Today Marks National Sorry Day and more Zedlines

Thursday, May 26 marks National Sorry Day - an event commemorating and expressing regret for the mistreatment of Australia’s Indigenous population.[SOURCE:www.youtube.com]

Queensland Parliament Passes New Mining Laws

The Queensland State Parliament has passed laws restoring community rights to object to new mines.

Under the new laws, mining companies will be required to inform landowners and neighbours about proposed mining projects.

The laws also repeal proposed changes allowing mining leases to be granted on restricted land without consent of the owner.

Mines Minister Anthony Lynham said the public has a right to be aware, and to have input into what happens in their community.

 

Majority of Australians in Favour of Voluntary Euthanasia and more Zedlines

A recent VoteCompass poll revealed 75% of Australians are in favour of allowing the terminally ill to have access to voluntary euthanasia. (Image Source: Flickr)

Dairy Farmers Take To Brisbane Streets In Protest

Hundreds of dairy farmers protested in Brisbane on Wednesday as part of a nationwide rally about the industry crisis.

Maleny Dairies owner Ross Hopper said the war on milk pricing needed to end, with fairer pricing that better reflects the costs of production.

Mr Hopper said while a consumer levy has been suggested, an agreement from milk processors to increase farmers' pay would be the best solution.

 

Great Barrier Reef Report Shows Faster Improvement Needed

Clive Palmer rules out campaign for Senate and more 9am Zedlines

Clive Palmer has ruled out running for Senate in the upcoming election, saying he finds the current election campaign boring. (Image source: Wikimedia Commons)

Clive Palmer rules out campaign for Senate

Clive Palmer has ruled out running for Senate in the upcoming election, saying he finds the current election campaign boring.

Mr Palmer won the seat of Fairfax on the Sunshine Coast in 2013, and earlier this month confirmed he would not seek re-election in the House of Representatives, amidst controversy over his Queensland Nickel refinery.

Di Natale slams Dutton over refugee comments

Senator Richard Di Natale has criticised Peter Dutton's comments on "illiterate" refugees (source: flickr)

Marriage equality vote prompts hate mail

Brisbane City councillors said they were inundated with hate-filled emails before last night's vote on marriage equality.

Councillor for Tennyson Ward Nicole Johnston said she received a range of hateful emails.

The council voted in favour of a symbolic vote for marriage equality, but fell short of voting to call on Prime Minister Turnbull to legalise it.

Councillor Johnston said while disappointed both motion were not passed, she was pleased the majority back marriage equality.

 

Dutton faces criticism over refugee comments

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton faces backlash after calling refugees illiterate (source: wikimedia)

DV awareness campaign

A police station in Toowoomba has launched a new domestic violence awareness campaign, addressing the stigma that comes with reporting the crimes.

Acting Sergeant Susan Forte said when someone reports domestic and family violence crimes they will always be listened to, and the station also offers advice for people trapped in a domestic violence situation.

Figures suggest only 36 per cent of crimes relating to family and domestic violence are reported to police.

 

South African gold miners to sue mining companies and more Zedlines

A high court judge has ruled thousands of South African gold miners and their families could pursue a multi-million-dollar class action against mining companies over fatal respiratory diseases contracted at work. (Source: Pixabay)

South African gold miners to sue mining companies
A high court judge has ruled thousands of South African gold miners and their families could pursue a multi-million-dollar class action against mining companies over fatal respiratory diseases contracted at work.

The decision opens the way for the current and former miners to sue about 30 companies for damages, after suffering silicosis and tuberculosis from dangerous underground working conditions dating back decades.

Queensland's mangrove ecosystem dying in secret and more Zedlines

Extensive mangrove tree death in remote North Queensland is causing huge concern among environmental scientists. (Source: Wikicommons)

Queensland's mangrove ecosystem dying in secret
Extensive mangrove tree death in remote North Queensland is causing huge concern among environmental scientists.

James Cook University Professor Norm Duke said they knew large scale diebacks of mangrove trees in the Gulf of Carpentaria had been happening for months but scientist had only just noticed as they were in the most remote areas of Queensland.

Queenslanders show support for abortion decriminalisation, and more Zedlines.

Queenslanders show support for abortion decriminalisation, Shorten rules out coalition with Greens, Philippine Election: Rodrigo Duterte wins Presidential spot, and more Zedlines. (Image: Ellen Ransley).

Police union official criticises ethics and anti-corruption bodies

The Ethical Standard Unit (ESU) and Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) have been criticised by a police union official for their treatment of police officers under investigation.

The official, Phil Notaro, is calling for a Royal Commission to look into the alleged corruption within the police service.

Constitutional change proposed by Indigenous Senator, and more Zedlines.

Queensland to consider abortion bill, Constitutional change proposed by Indigenous Labor Senator, Panama Papers database goes online, and more Zedlines. (Image: Flickr).

Queensland students ready for NAPLAN

More than 230 000 Queensland school students will begin the nationwide NAPLAN testing this morning.

Today’s tests will examine language conventions and writing, with reading on Wednesday and numeracy on Thursday.

Around 10 per cent of QLD schools will make the move to digital testing next year, a transition that will take three years for the state to complete.

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