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Feeling hot? There's a heatwave.

Southern Queenslanders are set to swelter, as a heat-wave moves through, breaking records in its path.

Brisbane will reach a top of 34 degrees, five above the daily average for this time of year.

Acting health minister Stirling Hinchliffe urged residents to stay hydrated, saying if your urine is dark it’s best to increase your fluid intake, to best keep yourself safe. 

One Nation looks to Queensland election 

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson is expected to announce a “game changing” shake-up to state politics today in the lead-up to the next election.

MP Laming Gets D on Report Card and more Zedlines...

A Bowman teacher has marked a Facebook post by Federal Liberal MP Andrew Laming, following his post asking whether teachers were back at work or "lesson planning" from home. Image Source: Facebook/Katrina Crook

The Brisbane bayside MP sparked controversy with the post, and teacher Katrina Crook felt compelled to mark it after his short reply was littered with grammatical errors.

Hundreds commented and shared the post before it was deleted. Ms Crook says she’s tired of teachers being picked out as easy targets.

 

Community raises funds for family of slain bus driver

More than $90,000 has been raised for the family of slain Brisbane City Council bus driver, Manmeet Sharma.

South Korean monk injured after setting self alight during protests and more Zedlines

The 64-year-old Buddhist monk has been hospitalised, suffering from third degree burns after setting himself alight to protest Korea's compensation with Japan regarding wartime sex slaves. (Image source: Wikimedia Commons).

South Korean monk in critical condition after attempted self immolation 

A South Korean monk is in a critical condition after setting himself on fire to protest the country’s compensation deal with Japan over wartime sex slaves.

The 64-year-old Buddhist monk suffered third-degree burns across his body and serious damage to vital organs following his action during an anti president rally in Seoul on Saturday.

Truck attack in Jerusalem claims four lives and more Zedlines

Four dead and 17 more injured after a truck driver drove through a group of pedestrians in Jerusalem. (Image source: Wikipedia)

 

Truck driving attack in Jerusalem 

Four Israeli soldiers died and 17 people injured after a truck drove into a group of pedestrians in Jerusalem.

The attack happened in a prominent thoroughfare which overlooked the Old City of Jerusalem.

Police have shot dead the driver of the truck and Israeli police say this is a deliberate attack

This event is the deadliest Palestinian attack in Jerusalem in some months.

 

Acacia Ridge fire contained 

Meningococcal outbreak could have been stopped & More Zedlines

Four children fighting meningococcal at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital have a potentially deadly strain of the disease which could have been prevented by an out of stock vaccine. 

The vaccine for Meningococcal B is only available through the private sector, despite repeated attempts to get it onto the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

Bexsero has been out of stock since October, with manufacturer Glaxo Smith Kline blaming “unexpected demand” for the shortage.

Watchdog barks over 'CU in the NT' slogan

The Advertising Standards Bureau has labelled the controversial ‘CU in the NT’ slogan as “extremely denigrating to women” while ruling on a complaint that was lodged to the industry watchdog.

Illegal fireams enter country through 3D printing and more Zedlines...

NSW Police has reported a growing amount of illegal firearms are entering the country in 3D print, undetected by the Australian mailing system.(Image Source: Wikimedia)

The NSW police have reported a large number of illegal firearms that are entering the country in 3D print form.

Organised crime groups are developing more sophisticated ways of obtaining or creating weapons with the technology of 3D printing.

After a recent criminal syndicate responsible for importing illegal handguns from Europe to Sydney was dismantled by police officers - Chief Inspector Wayne Hoffman says the rise of home-assembled weapons is in the interests of police ballistics researchers.
 

Bold plans for Oxley Creek transformation and more Zedlines

On Wednesday, Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk unveiled new plans for a $100 million “super park” on what is now Oxley Creek.

The flood-prone area will be transformed over a 20 year period into a gigantic waterslide “super park” complete with hiking trails, urban farms, playing fields and some residential blocks.

Cr Quirk says the development will create economic opportunities and “is needed to help transform the once flood-prone waterway into a space that will be a landmark community space.”

 

Rise in Queensland's youth detention

38,000 Queenslanders set to miss urgent dental treatment and more Zedlines...

The Turnbull Government’s failure to deliver a new national dental scheme will place up to 38,000 Queenslanders at risk of missing vital dental treatment. (Image: Pixabay)

38,000 Queenslanders set to miss urgent dental treatment

The Turnbull Government’s failure to deliver a new national dental scheme will place up to 38,000 Queenslanders at risk of missing vital dental treatment.

State Health Minister Cameron Dick says the final opportunity to legislate a new scheme before December 31 has passed with the Commonwealth giving no indication as to whether current arrangements will roll over.

Indigenous Centre For Brisbane Gains Momentum

After 3 decades momentum is finally gathering for plans to build Brisbane’s first Indigenous cultural centre.

Indigenous Centre For Brisbane gains momentum

After 3 decades momentum is finally gathering for plans to build Brisbane’s first Indigenous cultural centre.

First proposed in the mid 80’s, the state Labour Government allocated 5 million dollars toward a Musgrave Park Cultural Centre in 1999, only to have the project overturned by the Newman Government.

Arts Queensland have provided $60,000 toward the cause with former Lord Mayor, Jim Soorley acting as Chairman and seeking additional state, federal and private sector funding.

Updates to Brisbane bus timetables and more Zedlines

From December 12 forty-five Brisbane transport bus services and a Clarks Logan City Bus Service, a Mt Gravatt Bus Service and a Park Ridge Transit will be re-routed through the city.

The change will be made so construction of the three billion dollar Queen’s Wharf project can begin, which will see parts of William street closed for an estimated six years.

Alongside the re-routes will be updates to 208 of the 235 Brisbane Transport bus timetables, changes which Transport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said will not affect service frequency.

 

Indigenous life expectancy rise

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