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New UV sensor could help prevent skin cancer and more Zedlines

Australian researchers have developed a new wearable sensor that tells its user when they have been exposed to too much ultraviolet sunlight. (Source: Flickr)

Sea turtles with potentially deadly herpes lesions on the rise on Great Barrier Reef

The number of cases of sea turtles with a debilitating disease is increasing, and climate change may be at fault, according to a Queensland researcher.

The disease, called fibropapillomatosis or FP, is caused by the herpes virus and causes lesions on the turtle's body.

China on track for Mars mission and more Zedlines

China’s 2020 goal of landing a rover on Mars will attempt to recreate the success of the US Viking 1 mission which landed a rover on the planet over 40 years ago. (Source: Pixabay)

Thousands turn out for Brisbane marriage equality rally

Thousands of Queenslanders turned out to protest for marriage equality, shutting down streets in Brisbane’s CBD.
More than 2000 people gathered in the CBD yesterday to call for a change to Australia's marriage laws- the latest in a long line held to support the LGBTIQ community.

LGBTIQ activists believe a plebiscite will allow a hate campaign to mount against the LGBTIQ community by a well-funded and vocal minority.

Darumbal people win long awaited Native Title ruling

Over 20 years after it was first lodged, a native title claim in Central Queensland by the Darumbal people was this week awarded in their favour by the federal court.

The area covers nearly 15,000 square kilometres including the towns of Rockhampton and Yeppoon and parts of the Shoalwater Bay military training area.

4ZZZ reporter Andy Paine spoke to Darumbal elder Warren Malone about the long struggle and what this ruling will mean for the Darumbal people.

Democrats stage gun law protest in Washington, and other Zedlines

A group of members of the Democratic Party is protesting for tougher gun control laws after the Orlando mass shooting. (Image Source: Ron Cogswell, Flickr)

Queensland government purchases cattle station

The Queensland Government recently purchased a Cape York cattle station in an attempt to stop sediment and pollution flowing into the Great Barrier Reef.

Environmental activists and field officials have commended the move, stating it will be positive for reef conservation and the economy.

This follows a report on Tuesday that announced Queensland could see a potential loss of 1 billion dollars a year from foreign tourism if the reef continues to be destroyed. 

 

Convictions in Indigenous killing

Two men have been charged over the death of an indigenous woman that went unresolved for over 5 years (source: wikimedia)

Government buys farm to protect the reef

The Queensland Government recently purchased a Cape York cattle station in an attempt to stop sediment and pollution flowing into the Great Barrier Reef.

Environmental activists and field officials commended the move, stating it will be positive for reef conservation and the economy.

This follows a report on Tuesday that announced Queensland could see a potential loss of 1 billion dollars a year from foreign tourism if the reef continues to be destroyed.

 

Fired Australian vet claiming government corruption after live export papers leaked

Cattle in live export industry (photo: flickr)

Rockhampton project targeting troubled youth a sucess

A new police program targeting troubled youth in Rockhampton has been praised for its effectiveness with at risk adolescents.

New study reveals effect of Australian gun laws

A new study finally shows the overall effects of Australian gun laws on preventing mass shootings and reducing homicide (source: wikimedia).

Concerns over Fraser Island dingo baiting

Six dingoes were found dead on Fraser Island, raising concerns that they were purposely baited and killed.

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service said the dingoes will be investigated for cause of death.

President of the Save the Fraser Island Dingo group Malcolm Kilpatrick said he has been worried about baiting for a long time, but the evidence has never been this bad.

 

Queensland Native Title claim successful

Melbourne man ejected from Uber vehicle for kissing male partner

Melbourne man ejected from Uber vehicle for kissing male partner, QUT helps increase next-gen battery capacity, China’s president called on to stop Yulin Meat festival and more Zedlines

Melbourne man ejected from Uber vehicle for kissing male partner

Melbourne man Drew Ezell says he was thrown out of an Uber at 1:00AM after kissing a male friend.

Mr. Ezell claims that barely 30 seconds into the journey the driver said that their affection was disgusting and that he wouldn’t have that in his car.

The driver then reportedly pulled over to the side of the road and demanded the two leave the vehicle, after which he drove off.

Uber states they will investigate the matter. 

Cane toad toxin to be used to trap toad tadpoles and more Zedlines

Cane toad toxin to be used to trap toad tadpoles, Tasmanian Family First candidate apologises for tweet about Orlando massacre, Dutch woman who reported rape in Qatar could be deported, and more Zedlines.

Greens to preference Labor in every Queensland seat

The Greens have confirmed they will preference the Labor Party in every lower house seat in Queensland.

Queensland Greens convenor Penny Allman-Payne says the party’s members have decided to preference Labor in favour of the LNP in all 30 of their seats in the state.

Ms Allman-Payne says the order and frequency of parties appearing on senate ticket varies across electorates, reflecting differences in the party ballot results across branches.

224 killed in Syrian Civil War and more Zedlines

Budget plans to overhaul OP system, Bill Shorten indicates Indigenous treaty possibility, 224 killed in Syrian Civil War and more 10am Zedlines. (image source: Wikipedia)

Wetlands restoration key to improving reef’s water quality

Dr Nathan Waltham, a freshwater ecology expert from James Cook University says restoring Queensland’s tens of thousands of coastal wetlands is crucial to the Great Barrier Reef’s future.

Dr Waltham is urging state and federal governments to improve the conditions of the 13 000 coastal wetlands in the reef’s catchments to ameliorate water quality.

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