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Chicken scent proven to prevent malaria and more Zedlines

Researchers in Ethiopia have found that the scent of a live chicken could help prevent malaria. Image Source: Wikipedia

Shots fired in the Gold Coast

Police investigations are currently underway in the Gold Coast following reports of shots being fired just after 5am.

Police were called to a property on Brenini Drive in Coombabah with belief that there were people inside the building at the time.

No injuries have yet been reported and investigations are continuing.

Additional 2,200 cameras to be implemented in digital expansion

22 refugees discovered dead crossing the Mediterranean and more Zedlines

Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranee discovered a rubber life boat containing the bodies of 22 refugees while patrolling the Mediterranean. Image Source: CAFOD Photo Library

22 refugees discovered dead crossing the Mediterranean

Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranee discovered a rubber life boat containing the bodies of 22 refugees while patrolling the Mediterranean.

MSF said the dinghy, containing 21 dead women and 1 dead man had been attempting to cross over into Europe via Italy when the rescue ship found them.

Since 2014, over ten thousand migrants have died or been lost at sea on the voyage to Europe, according to the UNHCR.

Donald Trump officially announced as Republican nominee and more Zedlines...

Donald Trump has been officially announced as the Republican Nominee during the second day of the Republican Convention in Ohio.

Donald Trump officially announced as Republican nominee

Donald Trump has been officially announced as the Republican Nominee during the second day of the Republican Convention in Ohio.

Trump’s home state of New York gave him 89 delegates, the final votes needed to secure the nomination.

Before formally submitting Trump’s name Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions described him as a singular leader and that he could get America back on track.

Union fears safety as Airservices cuts up to one in five jobs and more Zedlines

Airservices Australia will cut up to one in five jobs this Wednesday, following a fall in profitability, with its first loss of $13.5 million this year. (Image Source: Pexels)

Barrett Centre Inquiry Finalised
An inquiry into the closure of the Barrett Centre, a specialist adolescent mental health facility has found that former Health Minister Lawrence Springborg was “poorly advised”.

The inquiry, handed down by Commissioner Margaret Wilson, also found a lack of communication between parents, families and staff and insufficient record keeping.

Three former patients committed suicide after the centre was closed, and patients were moved into different care arrangements.

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.

Government proposal for Adelaide to become world’s first carbon neutral city and more Zedlines

Government proposal for Adelaide to become world’s first carbon neutral city

Acacia Ridge ‘Skilling Queenslanders for Work’ program

A local community centre has employed 14 trainees to rehabilitate greenery near Watson Road State School.

The program, run by The Acacia Ridge and Districts Community Centre,  is supported by the state government through its Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.

Community centre director Trish Cattermole says the program helps southside job seekers build skills and confidence while giving back to the community.

Start-up weekend to spark Indigenous business and more Zedlines

Brisbane is set to host Australia’s first Indigenous Start-Up Weekend to spark interest in Indigenous business. (Image source: Wikipedia)

 

Start-up weekend to spark Indigenous business

Brisbane is set to host Australia’s first Indigenous Start-Up Weekend to encourage and teach young Indigenous people about the process of starting a business.

Founder Dean Foley, a Kamilaroi man, wants Indigenous people to see what business possibilities are out there and get them involved in the start-up community.

Mr Foley said the weekend is about working together for economic independence and taking those skills back to the community.

 

Turtle herpes spreading in North Queensland and more Zedlines

A turtle herpes outbreak in tropical North Queensland is raising fears that the potentially life-threatening disease is spreading amongst turtle populations.

Turtle herpes spreading in North Queensland

A turtle herpes outbreak in tropical North Queensland is raising fears that the potentially life-threatening disease is spreading amongst turtle populations.

A survey conducted earlier this year revealed half of the green turtle population just off West Point at Cockle Bay were infected with the disease that causes large tumours to grow on their heads, eyes and shoulders.

Unregistered guns in QLD and more Zedlines

Figures retrieved from Fairfax Media reveal there are nearly 200,000 registered gun owners in Queensland sharing 800,000 weapons, but according to Professor Grantham, the real problem is the many that are unregistered. Image: Wikicommons

Unregistered guns in QLD

Figures retrieved from Fairfax Media reveal there are nearly 200,000 registered gun owners in Queensland sharing 800,000 weapons, but according to Professor Grantham, the real problem is the many that are unregistered.

At the end of the last financial year, only 143 of the 184,000 gun licencees in Queensland were found to not meet gun license requirements.

Londoners rally against Brexit decision and more Zedlines

Londoners rally against Brexit decision, Flood Fraud loses appeal, Europe warned against adopting Australian-style border security strategies, and more Zedlines

Flood Fraud loses appeal

A Grantham woman convicted of fraudulently obtaining over $140,000 in flood relief payments has lost her case in QLD’s Court of Appeal.

Christine Blackmore appealed her July 2015 conviction on the grounds that potential issues with juror’s behaviour could have unfairly influenced the trial’s outcome. In her ruling yesterday Justice Margaret McMurdo ruled that there was no breach of behavioural guidelines. 

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