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Surveys reveal most coral dead in central section of Great Barrier Reef and more Zedlines

Recent surveys show as much as 35 per cent of coral is dead or dying in some parts of the Great Barrier Reef. (Source: Flickr)

Surveys reveal most coral dead in central section of Great Barrier Reef
Recent surveys show as much as 35 per cent of coral is dead or dying in some parts of the Great Barrier Reef.

Professor Terry Hughes from James Cook University said this has been the third time in 18 years that the Reef had experienced mass bleaching due to global warming and noted that the results were more extreme than previous surveys.

Coral bleaches when it gets too hot for too long and the stressed coral expels the colourful algae it relies on for life.

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.

 

NSW Ranked Worst State For Renewable Energy

NSW Ranked Worst State For Renewable Energy, Musicians Recieve Council Grant, Italian Coast Guard Rescues Over 5500 Refugees in 48 Hours and more Zedlines. (IMAGE: Wikimedia)

NSW Ranked worst state for renewable energy

NSW has been ranked as the worst state in Australia in terms of supplying renewable sources of electricity in a report by Australia's independent Climate Council.

In the report released this morning, the Climate Council says NSW’s proportion of renewable electricity fell from 7 to 6 percent in 2014, and the state has failed to take advantage of numerous opportunities for implementing sustainable energy programs

Exxon Mobil facing shareholder pressure for climate change

Exxon Mobil facing shareholder pressure for climate change, QUT Project to Help People with Dementia at Airports, Sir Douglas Nicholls to be remembered as a part of AFL’s Indigenous Round and more Zedlines

QUT Project to Help People with Dementia at Airports

A QUT project is developing resources to make airports more accessible for people with dementia.

Dr. Maria O’Reilly is designing a user guide to Brisbane’s Domestic and International Airport Terminals as well as producing a resources kit to be used by airport staff.

Leonie Vandeven, says the new guidelines from the project will be integrated into Brisbane Airports’ current Disability Access program.

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.

Australian gender pay association warns against new study and more Zedlines

A University of Michigan study claims women are less competitive than men, a factor that could contribute to the gender pay gap in the workforce. Image: wikicommons

Australian gender pay association warns against new study

A University of Michigan study claims women are less competitive than men, a factor that could contribute to the gender pay gap in the workforce.

The study claims women seek out less competitive jobs and suggests their attempts at negotiating tend to be less successful than males’ attempts.

Libby Lyons, Director of Australian Workplace Gender Equality Agency has cautioned the study, saying she is not aware of any similar evidence in Australia.

Barack Obama will visit Hiroshima - and more Zedlines

Barack Obama to visit Hiroshima, QLD Activists seek to renounce abuse law, Bookkeeper jailed for theft from Aboriginal organisations and more Zedlines (image: wikimedia commons)

Barack Obama to visit Hiroshima 

Barack Obama will be the first sitting United States President to visit Hiroshima since the atomic bomb was detonated in 1945. 

The White House has confirmed that the President will not apologize for the bombings, but will place a wreath at the peace monument, and is expected to use the occasion to make a speech about his hopes for a world free of nuclear weapons. 

The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which were authorised by the US President Harry S. Truman in 1945, killed more than 220 000 people. 

QUT showcases new surgical robotic arm - and more Zedlines

QUT showcases new robotic arm for surgery, Peter Dutton accepts PNG ruling on abortion case, Bangladesh executes a top Islamic leader, and more Zedlines (image:QUT).

QUT showcases new robotic arm for surgery

QUT has debuted a new robotic arm to help with hip replacements.

Professor of Orthopaedic Research Ross Crawford demonstrated the robotic technology. During the Prime Minister’s visit to Brisbane yesterday.

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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