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Moreton Bay rail link leads to mass Koala deaths and more Zedlines...

Leading Koala experts have labelled the Moreton Bay rail link project a catastrophic failure after the deaths of 281 Koalas. The Moreton Bay coast is a Koala sensitive area and the project will see the new rail line run through it from Petrie to Kippa Ring.

Moreton Bay rail link leads to mass Koala deaths

Leading Koala experts have labelled the Moreton Bay rail link project a catastrophic failure after the deaths of 281 Koalas.

The Moreton Bay coast is a Koala sensitive area and the project will see the new rail line run through it from Petrie to Kippa Ring.

The project has been labelled the biggest Koala killer, with Koalas being killed by wild dogs, illness, or unknown causes since the habitat was cleared in March 2013.

John Elferink sacked from NT Corrections Portfolio and more Zedlines...

Northern Territory Correction’s minister and Attorney General John Elferink has been sacked following evidence of mistreatment of teenage prisoners.

John Elferink sacked from NT Corrections Portfolio

Northern Territory Correction’s minister and Attorney General John Elferink has been sacked following evidence of mistreatment of teenage prisoners.

Northern Territory’s Chief Minister Adam Giles has alleged there has been a culture of cover up within the Corrections system and is taking the portfolios of Corrections and Justice away from Mr Elferink.

Malcolm Turnbull announces royal commission into youth detention centres and more Zedlines

Malcolm Turnbull has announced a royal commission into youth detention centres following a Four Corners report.

Police Minister praises community spirit

Acting Police Minister Dr Anthony Lynham has thanked all those involved in the search for missing Gold Coast Girl Jocelyn Lewis.  

Dr Lynham said the positive outcome of the search is testament to the hard work of Police and SES, and community spirit.

The search effort involved over 150 Queensland Police and SES officers, as well as thousands of locals who joined the search to find Jocelyn. 

Australia slips to fourth on Child Prosperity Index and more Zedlines

Australia ranks fourth on the Child Prosperity Index report by the aid agency, Save the Children, slipping from last year’s previous position of third place. Image Source: Flickr

QLD Government will repeal anti-bikie legislation

The State Government is planning to repeal anti-bikie legislation laws from the Newman government era this year.

Attorney-General Yvette D'Ath said that outlaw motorcycle crime only makes up 1 per cent of crime in Queensland. However, the Government is determined to keep cracking down on outlaw motorcycle clubs when new organised crime laws are introduced.

Dairy Farmer travels Queensland in tractor to stress importance of buying local and more Zedlines

Dairy Farmer travels Queensland in tractor to stress importance of buying local

LNP likely to secure Toowoomba south seat as counting continues

Counting continues in the Toowoomba South by-election race, with the LNP expected to retain the seat.

Currently LNP candidate David Janetzki has claimed over 46 per cent of primary votes, with 81 per cent of votes counted.

The Darling Downs-based seat was up for grabs when LNP MP John McVeigh vacated the seat after his successful election to federal parliament.

Dairy Farmer travels Queensland in tractor to stress importance of buying local

Attack on Nice and more Zedlines

As many as 70 people are confirmed dead on Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France, following a deliberate attack. ( Photo source: Flickr.com)

Planning code greenlights renewable energy proposals 

The Queensland Government has announced a new planning code to support the growing wind farm industry.

The code is a state wide planning process which provides a whole-of-government approach to assessing wind farm proposals, a responsibility which will now fall to the state.

Local family seeks to boost biodiversity awareness in rural QLD and more Zedlines

A family from remote Queensland are planning to build an ecotourism sculpture trail to raise awareness about biodiversity. (Image: Wikicommons).

Breaking News: 

A truck has crashed directly into a crowd of people in Nice, southern France, as locals gathered to watch the Bastille Day fireworks. French media are reporting there have been up to 30 deaths at the scene, however, this is yet unconfirmed. We’ll have more details later this morning as this story develops.

 

 

Local family seeks to boost biodiversity awareness in rural QLD

A family from remote Queensland are planning to build an ecotourism sculpture trail to raise awareness about biodiversity.

Radical substance abuse program welcomed by addiction experts and more Zedlines

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Radical substance abuse program welcomed by addiction experts

An alternative substance abuse program involving giving free alcohol to help Australian homeless alcoholics has been put forward by Australian addiction experts.

The proposed Managed Alcohol Program would give addicts up to 15 free alcoholic drinks a day in a managed environment, mirroring a similar approach in Canada that has resulted in an overall reduction of alcohol consumption by participants each day.

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.

Old Museum in Fortitude Valley to be used for the Ekka after 119 years and more Zedlines....

The building that was once the original host of the Ekka, will be used for the 139th installment of the show.

Old Museum in Fortitude Valley to be used for the Ekka after 119 years

The building that was once the original host of the Ekka, will be used for the 139th installment of the show.

The Old Museum in Fortitude Valley has not been used for the royal show in 119 years, and will open its doors for show-goers in August.

The museum will be used for kids activities, bush poetry and flower and garden exhibitions.

Queensland Restaurant Fined $21,000 after Refusing to Reimburse Worker

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