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Animal Groups Call For State Wide 'Calf Roping' Ban

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Animal Liberation QLD and RSPCA QLD are calling for rodeo event ‘calf roping’ to be banned state wide. This comes after a study conducted by University of Queensland found that the effects of the event negatively impacted on both calves new to the event and those that had previously been roped. Calf roping is currently banned in Victoria and South Australia, while all forms of rodeo are banned in the ACT.  

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Amatrice death toll reaches 250 and more Zedlines

Following Wednesday's 6.2 magnitude earthquake in the Italian town of Amatrice, officials have stated the death toll is now at 250. Image source: wikimedia commons

Amatrice earthquake death toll reaches 250

The death toll from Wednesday’s earthquake in central Italy now stands at 250, with rescue workers pessimistic about the chance of finding any more survivors as aftershocks continue to rock the region.

Number of female coalition MPs lowest since 1993 and more Zedlines

The number of women among coalition MP’s is now the lowest since 1993, after the 2016 election saw the proportion of women in parliament fall to 17 per cent. (Image source: wikipedia)

Windorah solar farm breaks down

The Windorah solar farm has broken down, with concerns mounting that the project may be more trouble than it’s worth.

Opened in 2009 by the Queensland Labor Government and then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, the solar farm was intended to generate 300,000 kilowatts of electricity a year, but according to locals has done little more than offset the cost of diesel.

Fears Maroon CityGlider might be axed and more Zedlines

The Brisbane City Council says the State Government is starving the city’s bus services of funding. Councillor Schrinner, says the council may have to scrap the 5 million dollar Maroon CityGlider bus if the State government doesn’t fork out for the costs of running the service - which transports 1.2 million passengers each year. Source: Photobucket

Fears Maroon CityGlider might be axed

The Brisbane City Council says the State Government is starving the city’s bus services of funding.

Councillor Schrinner, says the council may have to scrap the 5 million dollar Maroon CityGlider bus if the State government doesn’t fork out for the costs of running the service - which transports 1.2 million passengers each year.

Gold Coast students suspended and more Zedlines

22 students have been suspended from Palm Beach Currumbin State High School after they were involved in the sharing of nude photos.

Gold Coast students suspended

22 students have been suspended from Palm Beach Currumbin State High School after they were involved in the sharing of nude photos.

The suspensions are not believed to be linked to the recent discovery of a nude sharing website affecting schools across Australia.

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20ZiCSteen: a place for writers, performers, artists, self-publishers and mischief makers

ZiCS is Brisbane’s annual Zine and Independent Comics Symposium. For the past four years, for three days in August (or thereabouts), ZiCS takes over The Edge at the State Library of Qld, and writers, performers, artists, self-publishers and all-round mischief makers come together from across the country to buy and sell zines and comics; to trade ideas; and to meet up with like-minded people form other states, cities and towns.

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Victoria allows gender change on birth certificate and more Zedlines

New legislation set to take action in Victoria will allow trans and gender-diverse people to apply for a new birth certificate without the need for divorce or sex-altering surgery.

Victoria allows gender change on birth certificate 

New legislation set to take action in Victoria will allow trans and gender-diverse people to apply for a new birth certificate without the need for divorce or sex-altering surgery.

Under the changes, a consenting adult over the age of 16 can apply to alter their registered sex on Victorian birth records, and can choose to identify as male, female, or specify a non-binary gender.

New Queensland Rail Link set to be opened and more Zedlines

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The South-East Queensland Moreton Bay Rail Link line is expected to be opened to the public in late 2016 after final tests.

These tests include the closure of the Caboolture-Zillmere line from September 16 to September 23.

While the Minister for Transport Hinchcliffe acknowledges the hindrance this presents, he asks for the residents’ patience and has offered bus services to allow the transport of those dependant on the train line.

 

Queensland farmers tackle climate change

Census site attacked by ‘overseas hackers’ and more Zedlines

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has said the census website may have been shut down as a result of an overseas hacking attack. The compulsory national survey was set to be completed by Australian households last night, but a website crash prevented thousands of people from accessing it.

Census site attacked by ‘overseas hackers’

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has said the census website may have been shut down as a result of an overseas hacking attack.

The compulsory national survey was set to be completed by Australian households last night, but a website crash prevented thousands of people from accessing it.

The website was reportedly shut down after the fourth attack to the system, in order to maintain the integrity of the data.

Climate Council pushes for more community energy projects and more Zedlines

In its latest report, the Climate Council said communities are leading the push to move towards renewable energy as Governments remain stagnant on the issue.

Major changes for City traffic

Construction of the Queen's Wharf Casino Precinct in Brisbane City will have major implications for traffic and pedestrians.

Around 50 bus services will be redirected and William Street will be closed for six years, to allow for the demolition of the Executive Building.

The changes will cost around $10 million dollars, and will also include changing cycle ways and upgrading inner city intersections.

 

Proposed boundary changes for Gold Coast electorates

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