Foreign Affairs

Funding concerns for Indigenous Rangers program and more zedlines

Indigenous Land (source: wikipedia)

Queensland in need of blood

The Australian Red Cross Blood Service have urged Australians to donate blood, especially those with the O-negative blood type, with the nation having just two days’ supply left.

Winter comes as a difficult time for blood donations due to cold and flu symptoms and due to this contributions have dropped to 1000 donors a day. 

Queensland immunisation clinic targets unvaxinated children

(Child being immunized, Public Domain Images)

Immunisation clinic targets unvaxinated children

Queensland has developed a specialist immunisation clinic to target children who are not yet vaccinated due to complex medical conditions.

Health Minister, Cameron Dick says “specialised doctors and nurses will be available to help those children who may have complex health needs.”

Brisbane to start new transport and lock-out legislation's beginning of July and more Zedlines

Transit and Liquor Licensing laws will come into effect as of July 1. (Source: wikimedia commons)

New legislations for Brisbane starting in July

Several new pieces of legislation will be implemented which will affect students and the Brisbane community coming July 1st.

As of tomorrow, university students will be unable to purchase new concession go cards or paper tickets, and unless registered with translink, your go card will be updated to charge adult fares.

Brisbane to start new transport and lock-out legislation's beginning of July...and more Zedlines

Transit and Liquor Licensing laws will come into effect as of July 1. (Source: wikimedia commons)

New legislations for Brisbane starting in July

Several new pieces of legislation will be implemented which will affect students and the Brisbane community coming July 1st.

As of tomorrow, university students will be unable to purchase new concession go cards or paper tickets, and unless registered with translink, your go card will be updated to charge adult fares.

Australian Leaders Respond to Istanbul Attacks and More Zedlines!

Australian Leaders Respond to Istanbul Attacks, Helium Gas Field Discovered in Tanzania, Bomb Blast at Perth Mosque. (image:Wikipedia)

Australian Leaders Respond to Istanbul Attacks

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is expected to stop his campaigning later today to comment on the recent attacks at Istanbul airport.

Foreign minister Julie Bishop released a statement condemning the attack, and advised it is unknown if any Australians have been injured.

Travel advice by the Australian Government has been updated, urging travellers to reconsider their need to travel to Istanbul.

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. 

Union to tackle CSIRO job cuts and more Zedlines

The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) has lodged a complaint with the Fair Work Commission, saying the CSIRO has unfairly cut jobs in climate science and other key areas. The Union has begun action against a restructure of CSIRO which would see hundreds of jobs lost, amidst claims the organisation breached its enterprise agreement by not re-deploying staff.

Union to tackle CSIRO job cuts

The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) has lodged a complaint with the Fair Work Commission, saying the CSIRO has unfairly cut jobs in climate science and other key areas.

The Union has begun action against a restructure of CSIRO which would see hundreds of jobs lost, amidst claims the organisation breached its enterprise agreement by not re-deploying staff.

Singapore Airlines plane catches fire at Changi Airport and more Zedlines

A Singapore Airlines plane has caught fire after touching down at Changi Airport last night, however none of the 222 passengers or 19 crew-members were injured after the aircraft’s right engine caught fire. (Image Source: Wikimedia)

Hendra vaccine trial results
After a year long trial of a Hendra vaccine in humans, none of the 40 participants have suffered any serious ill-effects.

4 of 7 people who have been infected with the Hendra virus, as well as 50 horses, have died since the disease was discovered in Brisbane in 1994, the most recent outbreak being in September last year.

Dr Jeannette Young, chief health officer of Queensland says the clinical trial results will be released later this year.

Outback Yacht Club to launch in Longreach, and more Zedlines

Outback Yacht Club to launch in Longreach, Negative political ads push voters to minor parties, UK loses AAA Credit rating, and more Zedlines

Outback Yacht Club to launch in Longreach

More than 700 kilometres from the nearest coastline, James and Dan Walker are launching an outback yacht club on their cattle station near Longreach.

The brothers hope to attract more interest to Camden Park Station, which was visited by the Queen in 1970, not only for tourists but the local community too.

General manager of Outback Queensland Tourism Association Peter Homan said he was a big fan of the idea and the club will officially launch in October.

New UV sensor could help prevent skin cancer and more Zedlines

Australian researchers have developed a new wearable sensor that tells its user when they have been exposed to too much ultraviolet sunlight. (Source: Flickr)

Sea turtles with potentially deadly herpes lesions on the rise on Great Barrier Reef

The number of cases of sea turtles with a debilitating disease is increasing, and climate change may be at fault, according to a Queensland researcher.

The disease, called fibropapillomatosis or FP, is caused by the herpes virus and causes lesions on the turtle's body.

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