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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.

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.

Miller says she will refer Springborg to police and more Zedlines...

The inquiry into the closure of the Barrett Adolescent Centre has shown that former health minister Lawrence Springborg said the centre was under review in an estimates hearing days after he decided to close it. Labor MP Jo-Ann Miller says she will refer former opposition leader Lawrence Springborg to the police over these allegations. Source: News.com.au

Miller says she will refer Springborg to police

The inquiry into the closure of the Barrett Adolescent Centre has shown that former health minister Lawrence Springborg said the centre was under review in an estimates hearing days after he decided to close it.

Labor MP Jo-Ann Miller said she will refer former opposition leader Lawrence Springborg to the police over these allegations.

Miller said that Springborg told untruths to the estimates committee and will be writing to the authorities over what she believes is a breach of the criminal code.

Controversial Mining Approved on Station bought to Help Protect Great Barrier Reef and more Zedlines

The Queensland Department of Natural Resources is considering applications to mine a river in a Cape York cattle station. Image: flickr

Controversial Mining Approved on Station bought to Help Protect Great Barrier Reef

The Queensland Department of Natural Resources is considering applications to mine a river in a Cape York cattle station.

The station was purchased last month by the State government’s environmental department for $7million to ensure conservation of the Great Barrier Reef.

The applications, if approved, would lead to excavation of gold and tin ore in the West Normanby River, which flows into the Princess Charlotte Bay and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

We all vote, or do we?

Why do some people choose to enrol to vote, while some choose not to.

Why do some people enrol and then choose to relinquish that right?

Why do some people see voting as a chore, while others see it as a privilege?

Does voting really change anything at all?

We may not find the answers to all these questions, but 4ZZZ reporter Craig Garrett asks Cam and Liz, a voter and non-voter, about their choices. In the end, it's not as simple as being one or the other, and the similarities and differences between the two are telling.

 

China on track for Mars mission and more Zedlines

China’s 2020 goal of landing a rover on Mars will attempt to recreate the success of the US Viking 1 mission which landed a rover on the planet over 40 years ago. (Source: Pixabay)

Thousands turn out for Brisbane marriage equality rally

Thousands of Queenslanders turned out to protest for marriage equality, shutting down streets in Brisbane’s CBD.
More than 2000 people gathered in the CBD yesterday to call for a change to Australia's marriage laws- the latest in a long line held to support the LGBTIQ community.

LGBTIQ activists believe a plebiscite will allow a hate campaign to mount against the LGBTIQ community by a well-funded and vocal minority.

QLD inching towards protected area targets and more Zedlines

Environment Minister Steven Miles says the recent acquisitions mean over 8 per cent of Queensland is now considered protected land. (Source: Flickr)

QLD inching towards protected area targets

Queensland’s goal of having 17 per cent of the state declared a protected area by 2035 is slowly being achieved, with the Governor recently signing off on more than 400 hectares of land becoming national and state parks.

Environment Minister Steven Miles says the recent acquisitions mean over 8 per cent of Queensland is now considered protected land with ecological and cultural significance.

Looming lockout laws draw protest crowd and more Zedlines

Around 300 people have gathered in Brisbane’s CBD to protest against the first stage of new lockout laws starting Friday.(Source: Pixabay)

Looming lockout laws draw protest crowd

Around 300 people have gathered in Brisbane’s CBD to protest against the first stage of new lockout laws starting Friday.

On Sunday, objectors to the laws, including the LNP, the Greens, and the Liberal Democrats, joined industry stakeholders and residents to voice their displeasure and highlight the casino’s exemption from the legislation.

New changes to youth justice laws and more Zedlines

Queensland Parliament has passed an amendment bill with changes to youth justice laws, reversing several ones from the former Newman government. (Image Source: Flickr)

New changes to youth justice laws
Queensland Parliament has passed an amendment bill with changes to youth justice laws, reversing several ones from the former Newman government.

The laws were modified to prevent young offenders from being named and shamed in courts, make prison a last resort in sentencing, and keep 17-year-olds out of adult prisons until they turn 18.

Advocacy group Youth Affairs Network argues the changes are welcome but do not address the root of the problem.

Protest in Japan of U.S. military bases and more Zedlines

Tens of thousands of people have gathered in sweltering heat on Japan's Okinawa island in one of the biggest demonstrations in two decades against U.S. military bases. (Source: Wikipedia)

Protest in Japan of U.S. military bases
Tens of thousands of people have gathered in sweltering heat on Japan's Okinawa island in one of the biggest demonstrations in two decades against U.S. military bases.

The protest follows the recent arrest of an American suspected of murdering a local woman, with plans to close Futenma being made in 1996 after three US military personnel raped a 12 year old Japanese schoolgirl.

The plan has been on hold as residents near the proposed relocation site opposed the move, worrying about noise, pollution and crime.

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