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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.

Senator Claire Moore calls for better pedestrian signage in Fortitude Valley and more Zedlines

Queensland Senator Claire Moore, is petitioning the Brisbane City Council to address a dangerous intersection at the corner of Martin Street and Brunswick Street in Fortitude Valley. The street is currently designated with a ‘give way to pedestrian’ sign that Senator Moore says are inadequately placed for motorists to see and pedestrians wait to avoid collisions. Source: Tim Swanston

Senator Claire Moore calls for better pedestrian signage in Fortitude Valley

Queensland Senator Claire Moore, is petitioning the Brisbane City Council to address a dangerous intersection at the corner of Martin Street and Brunswick Street in Fortitude Valley.

The street is currently designated with a ‘give way to pedestrian’ sign that Senator Moore says are inadequately placed for motorists to see and pedestrians wait to avoid collisions.

More than 100 year old Trees poisoned in Queens Park Ipswich

Obama cuts holiday short to visit flood damaged Louisiana and more Zedlines

Thirteen people died in the floods and over 3,000 are still in emergency shelters, with the floods being labelled the worst disaster in the US since 2013.

CCC believes Queensland youth detention abuse not “systemic”

The Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission believes there is no evidence that suggests “systemic corrupt behaviour” at the Cleveland Youth Detention Centre in Townsville.  

The comments came after the Queensland Government launched a review into youth detention centres following a report by the ABC which revealed abuse at the Cleveland Youth Detention Centre in Townsville.

Brutal force used at Cleveland Youth Detention Centre and more Zedlines

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Brutal force used at Cleveland Youth Detention Centre

Amnesty International yesterday revealed images showing guards using "brutal" force on youth at the Cleveland Youth Detention Centre in Townsville.

Western Australia shows support for asylum seekers and more Zedlines

West Australian Premier Colin Barnett has declared his support for accommodating asylum seekers from Nauru following the announcement of the upcoming closure of Manus Island Detention Centre in Papua New Guinea. (Image Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Western Australia shows support for asylum seekers

West Australian Premier Colin Barnett has declared his support for accommodating asylum seekers from Nauru following the announcement of the upcoming closure of Manus Island Detention Centre in Papua New Guinea.

Police keen to interview Pell and more Zedlines...

Police are considering taking the flight to Rome to interview Cardinal George Pell over complaints of sexual abuse raised by two Ballarat men.

Police keen to interview Pell

Police are considering taking the flight to Rome to interview Cardinal George Pell over complaints of sexual abuse raised by two Ballarat men.

Multiple other accounts of historical sexual assault allegations made against Pell are also currently under investigation.

The Department of Public Prosecutions are advising police on how to proceed however the decision of whether or not to pursue charges ultimately remains with the police.

QLD could lose millions in GST deal

Seize and destroy warrant and more Zedlines

A Brisbane family hid their golden retriever after observing a seize and destroy warrant to have their dog put down for excessive barking. The dog has been the subject of complaints over the course of the last 2 and a half years. Councilor Matthew Bourke told 9News the dog barked for 11 minutes straight on one occasion. Image: (Fiona Banwell)

Seize and destroy warrant

A Brisbane family hid their golden retriever after observing a seize and destroy warrant to have their dog put down for excessive barking.

The dog has been the subject of complaints over the course of the last 2 and a half years. Councilor Matthew Bourke told 9News the dog barked for 11 minutes straight on one occasion.

The family has put the dog in a kennel in the hopes that a petition will save the dog’s life.

More than 55 thousand people have signed the petition.

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Australia: ‘top three for illicit drugs’ and more Zedlines

A new study has found that Australia has the third highest number of illicit drug vendors world-wide. Despite the FBI crackdown on illegal drug websites, Australia remains a hotspot for drug sellers who are able to sell their drugs on secret cryptomarkets online.

Australia: ‘top three for illicit drugs’

A new study has found that Australia has the third highest number of illicit drug vendors world-wide.

Despite the FBI crackdown on illegal drug websites, Australia remains a hotspot for drug sellers who are able to sell their drugs on secret cryptomarkets online.

Australia contributes 10.6 per cent of vendors to the online drug trade worldwide with cannabis remaining the most sought after substance.

Brisbane woman creates reusable sanitary pads

QLD Parole system review and more Zedlines

Following the death of Elizabeth Kippen, former solicitor-general Walter Sofronoff has been appointed to ‘thoroughly examine’ Queensland’s parole system. The 81-year-old was stabbed to death last month in her Townsville home. Source: Courier Mail

QLD Parole system review

Following the death of Elizabeth Kippen, former solicitor-general Walter Sofronoff has been appointed to ‘thoroughly examine’ Queensland’s parole system.

The 81-year-old was stabbed to death last month in her Townsville home.

A 32-year-old man on parole was charged with her murder, as well as two counts of attempted murder and seven counts of wilful damage among other charges.

Senator Scott Ludlam to not name his Census form and more Zedlines

Greens Senator Scott Ludlam will not name his census form due to security concerns of the ABS. Image source: Wikimedia

Concerns over Census grow 

Greens senator Scott Ludlam has joined the chorus of senators who have announced they will not be putting their name on their census form.

Senators such as Greens Sarah Hanson-Young and crossbencher Nick Xenophon say they will not put their name on their census form due to the fact it’s now online and the Australian Bureau of Statistics is keeping the information for 4 years.

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