When 4ZZZ's original space was being built by hand under the Schonell Theatre at Queensland University, a baby grand piano from the theatre above was bricked in to Studio 3. We don't know how they got it out...
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Customs officers in Thailand have confiscated 21 rhinoceros horns worth approximately five million dollars, with officials calling it the country’s largest seizure in years.
The rhino horns were found in luggage sent from Ethiopia, and arrest warrants have since been issued for two Thai women travelling from Vietnam and Cambodia to collect them.
A UN convention bans the global trade of rhino horn, which is prized as a traditional medicinal treatment for a wide variety of ailments including cancer.
Brisbane City Council senior officers leave post after IT blowout
Two senior officers have left the Brisbane City Council over the $60 million IT Systems cost blowout.
The cashless welfare card could be the way of the future for Australia after the trial was deemed a success in Ceduna in South Australia and Kununurra in Western Australia. (Source: Flickr - David Jackmanson)
The trial that limits participants access to cash saw 80 per cent of the hand out distributed onto a cashless card that prohibited gambling and purchasing alcohol with only 20 per cent of the allowance deposited into bank accounts.
Results showed that one quarter of participants were not drinking as often and participation in gambling had also reduced.
The cashless card system is set to continue with reviews occurring on a six-month basis.
Carmichael Coal Mine Company to shift millions to the Cayman Islands
As the 2017 school year commences Domain Group have released their annual school zones report showing 2016 had the highest price growth rates within primary and secondary government school catchment zones. (Image source: Wikipedia)
A new report into Queensland housing has found some house prices have catapulted up to 40 per cent in school catchment zones.
As the 2017 school year commences Domain Group have released their annual
school zones report showing 2016 had the highest price growth rates
within primary and secondary government school catchment zones.
Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has launched an investigation into the alleged corruption of two of his senior ministers, who are believed to have profited from the relocation of a naval base.
Opposition MP Ben Micah alleged the Public Enterprises Minister, William Duma and Defence Minister, Fabian Pok, purchased the land with the knowledge that it would be acquired in the multi-million dollar deal.
Former commander of the PNG Defence Force, Major General Jerry Singirok, said it is inappropriate for the Public Enterprises Minister to be involved in the naval bases’ relocation, and questioned the motives for the bases’ relocation in the first place.
Family of Australian missing in Guatemala plead for help after tubing accident