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Art Space Emerging in West End and more Zedlines

Jonathan Sri has announced a new contemporary art space in West End for the Brisbane community to collaborate and display artworks. The project, House Conspiracy, will be offering three-week residencies to 68 Brisbane based emerging artists in the first year of operation. (Image: Facebook)

Art Space Emerging in West End

Jonathan Sri has announced a new contemporary art space in West End for the Brisbane community to collaborate and display artworks.

The project, House Conspiracy, will be offering three-week residencies to 68 Brisbane based emerging artists in the first year of operation.

Artists will be given the opportunity to showcase their work in the event space with 24/hour access to studios with a no-cost scheme set to take place early February next year.

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“Sausage party” protest draws attention to gender inequality in film and more Zedlines

Protestors from Women in Film and Television NSW have dressed up as sausages at the AACTA awards on Wednesday to highlight the lack of gender equality in the movie industry.

The activists say too few movies directed by women were nominated for awards and instead the evening was largely dominated by male-led films; hence the “sausage party”.

They were swiftly removed by security, but not before calling for more transparency in the AACTA movie nomination process.

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Wild Weather Leads to Hospitalisation
Lightning has struck two Gold Coast homes yesterday afternoon, with five people recovering from the impact.

Melon growers subject to new levy and more Zedlines

After January 1st next year, Australian melon growers will be subject to the industry’s first levy on the fruit after two failed attempts to introduce the charge. (image credit: user from Pixabay)

Melon Growers subject to new levy

After January 1st next year, Australian melon growers will be subject to the industry’s first levy on the fruit after two failed attempts to introduce the charge.

Australian Melon Association Chairman Mark Daunt told the ABC that the detection of a melon virus in the Northern Territory several years ago  exposed the lack of funds available in the industry to tackle such issues.

The levy has the support of growers, with over two thirds voting in favour of the levy in November last year. 

Severe lightning wakes up South East Queensland and more zedlines

A severe lightning storm has again woken South-east Queensland residents early this morning.

A severe lightning storm has again woken South East Queensland residents early this morning.

Brisbane, Ipswich and the Sunshine coast were hit at around 3am with storm chasers describing the turbulent weather as a lightning bombardment. 

The Bureau of Meteorology did not issue a warning. 

Tourist struck by lightning on Mt Warning identified

A tourist found dead in his Mt Warning tent after being struck by lighting has been identified as American backpacker Sam Beattie. 

Federal government encourages Adani to seek loan from private sector and more Zedlines

The Galilee Basin project this week won final state and federal approvals amid speculation one billion dollars from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund (NAIF) would help pay for the 31.5km rail line. (Image source: Wikimedia Commons)

The federal government says Indian energy giant Adani will only be granted a concessional loan from the Australian government if it can't raise the money for a railway line linked to its Carmichael coal mine privately.

The Galilee Basin project this week won final state and federal approvals amid speculation one billion dollars from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund (NAIF) would help pay for the 31.5km rail line. 

The Queensland government vowed not to use state funds but is supportive of the loan being granted because of the jobs and royalties that will result.

Cancer study shows improved survival rates by reversing order of treatment and more Zedlines

A Queensland cancer study has identified that administering immunotherapy prior to surgery can improve cancer survival rates by 60 per cent in some cases.

Cancer study shows improved survival rates by reversing order of treatment  

A Queensland cancer study has identified that administering immunotherapy prior to surgery can improve cancer survival rates by 60 per cent in some cases.

Dr Michele Teng led the group of researchers at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, where mice with breast cancer were trialled immunotherapy drugs before surgery. Survival rates are usually very low, but about half of the mice treated in this order were cured.

Endangered bird delays $1.3 billion Cleveland Development and more Zedlines

A rare and critically endangered Russian migratory bird, which flies south each year has delayed construction of the Walker Groups Toondah harbour project at Cleveland.(source: flickr/0ystercatch)

The endangered Bar-tailed Godwit, which travels to the region each year from its nesting site in the Yellow sea was confirmed by a Walker Group spokesperson as the main reason for the delay.

Federal Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg has asked for extra conservation information regarding the project, and has delayed further developments on the site for at least six months.

 

Queensland Teens battling mental health issues and more Zedlines

The survey included responses from 4361 Queenslanders, with top personal concerns being stress problems, study problems, body image and mental health.(Image source: flickr)

Results of a Mission Australia survey have indicated young Australians between the ages of 15 and 19 believe mental health is one of the top three issues facing the demographic.

 

The survey included responses from 4361 Queenslanders, with top personal concerns being stress problems, study problems, body image and mental health.

 

The results also found mental health concerns had doubled since 2011.

 

Federal Court recognises native title rights of the Bigambul people, and more Zedlines

Native title rights of Bigambul people formally recognised by Federal Court. (Photo source: flickr)

A special Federal Court hearing has formally recognised native title rights of the Bigambul people over land and waters between Inglewood and St George.

Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, Dr Anthony Lynham said the decision recognises and protects the Bigambul people’s native title rights and also provides a revenue stream for the traditional owners through land use agreement.

Adani rail project gets government approval and more Zedlines

Controversial rail project in Queensland gets the government go ahead. (Image source: Global Commodities)

The $22 billion Carmichael coal and rail project has received government approval for a permanent rail line and temporary construction camp.

Queensland’s coordinator-general has given final approval for a 31.5km section of railway that will form part of the 389km track from the mine in Galilee Basin to the Abbot point port.

The controversial mining project involves dredging 1.1 million cubic metres of spoil near the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, which will then be disposed of on land.

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