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LNP may put Pauline before Palaszczuk and other Zedlines

Pauline Hanson may receive a huge boost at state level, with the LNP discussing placing One Nation candidates above Labor on how-to-vote cards. Image source: Free Aussie Stock

LNP may put Pauline before Palaszczuk

The Liberal National Party has announced they may preference Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party above Labor at the next state election.

Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls said the LNP will be doing all in their power to prevent the Palaszczuk Government winning a second term, which may involve preferencing Labor members last in a number of key seats.

This follows a threat from Pauline Hanson to have One Nation supporters preference all sitting MPs last at the next election, regardless of party affiliation.

Koalas are given a new home and more Zedlines

15,000 eucalyptus trees are being planted in the Gold Coast to feed Koalas. Image source: common.wikimedia

Hinze Dam provides new home for Koalas

The Gold Coast hinterland’s Hinze Dam saw to the planting of 15,000 eucalyptus trees to feed Koalas.

Senior veterinarian, Dr Michael Pyne, said Koala hospital admissions were the result of disease and lack of food. The toll of admissions rises each year with the number of admissions expected to surpass 300 this year.

Dr Pyne said 10,000 more eucalyptus trees are needed, as feeding Koalas is the big issue.

 

New study to assess calcium build-up

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

Fears Maroon CityGlider might be axed and more Zedlines

The Brisbane City Council says the State Government is starving the city’s bus services of funding. Councillor Schrinner, says the council may have to scrap the 5 million dollar Maroon CityGlider bus if the State government doesn’t fork out for the costs of running the service - which transports 1.2 million passengers each year. Source: Photobucket

Fears Maroon CityGlider might be axed

The Brisbane City Council says the State Government is starving the city’s bus services of funding.

Councillor Schrinner, says the council may have to scrap the 5 million dollar Maroon CityGlider bus if the State government doesn’t fork out for the costs of running the service - which transports 1.2 million passengers each year.

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

Electrical Apprentices Found To Be Underpaid

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On the 12th of August, the Fairwork Commission ruled that All Trades Queensland Apprentices agreements should be measured against the modern award instead of the state award, of which the modern award is $4 higher. This ruling now means, that an estimated 1000 apprentices are being underpaid and are receiving around $100 a week less than the poverty line. 

Explosion in Thai city and more Zedlines

Two bombs have exploded in a Thai city leaving one local women dead and nearly twenty injured. Image source: publicdomainpictures

Explosion in Thailand city

Two bombs have exploded in the Hua Hin resort in Thailand.

The explosion is said to have killed one local woman and injured around nineteen tourists.

The Department of Foreign Affairs, in speaking with the ABC, has confirmed Australia’s embassy in Bangkok is working hard to find whether any Australians were affected.

 

Bill to save Barrier Reef reaches $8.2 billion

New Queensland Rail Link set to be opened and more Zedlines

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The South-East Queensland Moreton Bay Rail Link line is expected to be opened to the public in late 2016 after final tests.

These tests include the closure of the Caboolture-Zillmere line from September 16 to September 23.

While the Minister for Transport Hinchcliffe acknowledges the hindrance this presents, he asks for the residents’ patience and has offered bus services to allow the transport of those dependant on the train line.

 

Queensland farmers tackle climate change

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.

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