Interstate waste dumping investigation in Queensland and more Zedlines

Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Steven Miles has encouraged all waste, transport and recycling facility operators from NSW and South-East Queensland to provide logs of their activities as part of an ongoing investigation. (image credit: PublicDomainPictures)

Interstate companies have been driving their waste into Queensland to save millions of dollars in waste levies.

The investigation will look at how to prevent the movement of waste across Queensland's borders, any illegal practices and breaches of regulation, and the need for regulatory reform.

Seniors of Hervey Bay receive boost of funding

Hervey Bay has received nearly half a million dollars in funding from the Queensland Government to support seniors in the area.

The funding comes as part of a 6.1 million dollar push to fight elder abuse.

This funding helps to support the local legal services center in the area which provides free legal advice to those affected by elder abuse, mistreatment or financial exploitation.

National portrait gallery to keep up painting made by accused murderer

The national portrait gallery will not remove a permanent painting by an artist now accused of murder.

The director for the national portrait gallery Angus Trumble says nothing will be done before the courts decision.

Mr Trumble says that even if the artist is charged, the gallery may not remove the painting, as there is difficulty placing the line between current passions of the day and the more measured verdict of history.

The painting in question is of war heroine Nancy Wake, who served as a British Special Operations executive in World War two.

Melanoma research discovery shows potential cure

The Melanoma Institute Australia have announced they have had success trialling a new treatment to prevent the spread of Melanoma.

About 14,000 people are diagnosed with melanoma in Australia every year with 1,800 people dying from the disease yearly.

The study on stage three melanoma patients found the treatment reduced chances of melanoma spreading down from 50 per cent to below 20 per cent.

British Soldiers among 3 charged over suspected far-right terrorism

Three men including two active serving British soldiers have been charged by British police with terrorism charges, due to being associated with an outlawed far-right group the National Action group.

The group became the first outlawed far right group in the UK after their praise of the murder of UK member of Parliament, Jo Cox.

The charges given to the soldiers include possessing documents useful in committing or preparing an act of terrorism, distributing a terrorist publication and inciting racial hatred.

Aung San Suu Kyi continues to receive support in Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi (ANN SUN SUE KEY) continues to receive overwhelming local support despite the atrocities being committed by the Myanmar Army in the state of Rakhine.

Even after increasing condemnation from the international community in the western Rakhine state, Suu Kyi remains silent about the humanitarian crisis that has seen more than 290,000 Rohingya Muslims flee into Bangladesh in the last 3 weeks.

According to a survey released this month by the Myanmar Survey Research, 75 per cent of the population believed the country is heading in the right direction.

Weather

It is currently 26 degrees in Bris-vegas, with an expected a top of 28 degrees, but it is not summer yet with it getting back down to 13 degrees tonight.

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