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“Sausage party” protest draws attention to gender inequality in film and more Zedlines

Protestors from Women in Film and Television NSW have dressed up as sausages at the AACTA awards on Wednesday to highlight the lack of gender equality in the movie industry.

The activists say too few movies directed by women were nominated for awards and instead the evening was largely dominated by male-led films; hence the “sausage party”.

They were swiftly removed by security, but not before calling for more transparency in the AACTA movie nomination process.

(Source @VZerbst - Twitter.com)

 

Wild Weather Leads to Hospitalisation
Lightning has struck two Gold Coast homes yesterday afternoon, with five people recovering from the impact.

The Wangan & Jagalingou Family Council's fight against the Adani mine PART 2

Part 2

The Adani mine is getting a lot of press after a recent protest in Melbourne rallied for the environment and the damages that the mine will cause. However, here in QLD the Wangan and Jagalingou Family Council is fighting an extensive legal battle against the mine to protect their country in Central Queensland .

Brisbane Line Reporter Jack McDonnell spoke with Murrawah Johnson a spokesperson from the Wangan and Jagalingou Family Council about the Adani mine and the councils campaign.

 

Image credit: Wangan and Jagalingou Family Council

The Wangan & Jagalingou Family Council's fight against the Adani mine PART 1

Part 1

The Adani mine is getting a lot of press after a recent protest in Melbourne rallied for the environment and the damages that the mine will cause. However, here in QLD the Wangan and Jagalingou Family Council is fighting an extensive legal battle against the mine to protect their country in Central Queensland .

Federal government encourages Adani to seek loan from private sector and more Zedlines

The Galilee Basin project this week won final state and federal approvals amid speculation one billion dollars from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund (NAIF) would help pay for the 31.5km rail line. (Image source: Wikimedia Commons)

The federal government says Indian energy giant Adani will only be granted a concessional loan from the Australian government if it can't raise the money for a railway line linked to its Carmichael coal mine privately.

The Galilee Basin project this week won final state and federal approvals amid speculation one billion dollars from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund (NAIF) would help pay for the 31.5km rail line. 

The Queensland government vowed not to use state funds but is supportive of the loan being granted because of the jobs and royalties that will result.

Federal Court recognises native title rights of the Bigambul people, and more Zedlines

Native title rights of Bigambul people formally recognised by Federal Court. (Photo source: flickr)

A special Federal Court hearing has formally recognised native title rights of the Bigambul people over land and waters between Inglewood and St George.

Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, Dr Anthony Lynham said the decision recognises and protects the Bigambul people’s native title rights and also provides a revenue stream for the traditional owners through land use agreement.

Pro-abortion rally underway in Brisbane and more Zedlines

A rally is currently taking place outside of Parliament House in Brisbane to decriminalise abortion in Queensland (image source: Wikimedia Commons).

The rally has speakers from the Labor, Greens and Independent parties, as well as various community and lobby groups.

The rally is continuing the campaign to decriminalise abortion after the Women’s Right To Choose bill was rejected in October.
 

Majority of recession victims are Queenslanders

A recent report by SGS Economics and Planning has revealed a mass two thirds of the national population living in recession are from Queensland.

Australian fighter jets dropped six bombs killing 83 in Syria and more zedlines

The US military-led investigation has confirmed two Australian fighter jets were responsible for dropping six bombs in botched coalition air strikes killing at least 83 members of Syrian forces in September.

Australian fighter jets dropped six bombs killing 83 in Syria

The US military-led investigation has confirmed two Australian fighter jets were responsible for dropping six bombs in botched coalition air strikes killing at least 83 members of Syrian forces in September.

The attack designed to target fighters in the Islamic State (IS) Terrorist Group, was cancelled when Russia informed the coalition that Syrian military personnel and vehicles may be hit in the bombing.

Indigenous Centre For Brisbane Gains Momentum

After 3 decades momentum is finally gathering for plans to build Brisbane’s first Indigenous cultural centre.

Indigenous Centre For Brisbane gains momentum

After 3 decades momentum is finally gathering for plans to build Brisbane’s first Indigenous cultural centre.

First proposed in the mid 80’s, the state Labour Government allocated 5 million dollars toward a Musgrave Park Cultural Centre in 1999, only to have the project overturned by the Newman Government.

Arts Queensland have provided $60,000 toward the cause with former Lord Mayor, Jim Soorley acting as Chairman and seeking additional state, federal and private sector funding.

Brisbane team pioneers treatment for rare disease, and more Zedlines...

Treatment for Stiff-Person Syndrome has allowed a 61-year-old woman to take her first steps in years. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Brisbane Doctors provide Australian-first treatment to restore mobility

A Queensland woman who was bedridden with a rare condition for 12 years has taken her first steps after pioneering work by a team of Brisbane doctors.

61-year-old Rhonda Hodges suffers from Stiff-Person Syndrome, and in an Australian first at the Mater Hospital, doctors inserted a pump to inject the drug baclofen into her spinal cord, giving her mobility for the first time in years.

Youth service JellyBeans to remain open for now, and more Zedlines...

The transgender youth service will remain open for a few more months after temporarily securing funding. (Image Source: Jack McDonnell)

Youth service JellyBeans to stay open.. for now

The transgender youth service, JellyBeans, will be able to stay open for another 3 months, after securing a $5000 donation on behalf of Brisbane Central State MP Grace Grace but needs continuing support.

Last month, Open Doors chair, Tyrone Shandiman, announced the group would be forced to shut down at the end of this month unless it can acquire more support.

Jelly Beans socially support transgender, gender variant and genderqueer people under the age of 24.

 

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