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Director of Queensland Nickel Claims to be Too Stressed for Court and other Zedlines...

The former director of Queensland Nickel was ‘too stressed and anxious’ to appear in court, despite being on holiday since June 2016. (Image Source Pixabay)

Clive Mensink was the company’s sole director when it collapsed last year, leaving 800 workers jobless and a debt of around $300 million. 

 

The federal court had an arrest warrant for Mr Mensink, however he had ignored several summons and had instead been holidaying in Europe and the US.

 

His barrister Alex Nelson told the court Mr Mensink has been diagnosed with clinical depression and would of found it too stressful to return to Australia.  

 

People of Marlborough No Longer Under Threat of Military Expansions 

 

Renewables gaining momentum and more Zedlines

Solar power may be more affordable than fossil fuels according to a report released by the Climate Council.

 The report shows costs for solar power have fallen by almost 60% over the past five years, with Climate Councillor and former president of BP Australasia Greg Bourne adding they are expected to fall even further by 2040.

This comes as Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has announced a commitment to renewable energy, in stark contrast to the Coalition’s focus on coal.

 

Mandatory ID scanners introduced to Brisbane

Brisbane’s bars and clubs will be required to scan ID’s in a new effort to combat dangerous and aggressive behaviour.

Dreamworld suffers $95.2m write-down and more zedlines

Dreamworld have announced a ninety-five point two million dollar ($95.2 million) writedown, following last year’s tragedy.

They recorded a statutory loss of forty-nine point four million dollars ($49.4 million), which was impacted by a property, plant, and equipment writedown and goodwill impairment.

CEO, Deborah Thomas, says the priority following the October tragedy was to reopen the parks in a way that was respectful to the victims and their families.

 

Palaszczuk reaffirms election is a year away Queensland Premier

Annastacia Palaszczuk has reaffirmed the next state election will be held on May 5, 2018.

Dreamworld suffers $95.2m write-down and more zedlines

Dreamworld have announced a ninety-five point two million dollar ($95.2 million) writedown, following last year’s tragedy.

They recorded a statutory loss of forty-nine point four million dollars ($49.4 million), which was impacted by a property, plant, and equipment writedown and goodwill impairment.

CEO, Deborah Thomas, says the priority following the October tragedy was to reopen the parks in a way that was respectful to the victims and their families.

Former PM wants  Australian Independence

Former Labor prime minister Paul Keating has proposed a more independent stance for Australia in the future.

Dreamworld suffers $95.2m write-down and more zedlines

Dreamworld have announced a ninety-five point two million dollar ($95.2 million) writedown, following last year’s tragedy.

They recorded a statutory loss of forty-nine point four million dollars ($49.4 million), which was impacted by a property, plant, and equipment writedown and goodwill impairment.

CEO, Deborah Thomas, says the priority following the October tragedy was to reopen the parks in a way that was respectful to the victims and their families.

Former PM wants  Australian Independence

Former Labor prime minister Paul Keating has proposed a more independent stance for Australia in the future.

Trump condemns anti-semitic threats and more Zedlines

US President Donald Trump has publicly condemned anti-semitic incidents after numerous bomb threats were made against American Jewish community centres.

A number of centres were evacuated on Monday following the threats and a Jewish cemetery was heavily-vandalised in Missouri.

President Trump raised eyebrows last week after not publically condemning the threats, but spoke on Monday of his hopes of making the country less divided.

Bluetooth technology puts emergency vehicles first

Technology allowing emergency vehicles to change traffic lights in their favour has been introduced along 13 Brisbane roads.

Medicinal cannabis to be legalised in Australia and more zedlines

The use of medicinal cannabis will today be legalised in Australia after the first private cultivation license was confirmed. (Image Source: Public Domain Images)

The use of medicinal cannabis will today be legalised in Australia after the first private cultivation license was confirmed.

Health Minister Greg Hunt will today make the announcement which will permit those suffering chronic pain to access the drug following a doctor’s referral.

Victoria has already harvested its first crop for epilepsy sufferers and Mr Hunt believes today’s announcement will permit an interim supply of the drug through importation.

Bulimba Barracks to be sold to developers

Labor rules out One Nation Minority Deal and more Zedlines

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and the Queensland Labour Party will not form a minority government with One Nation following the next state election. (SOURCE: Wiki Commons)

Both Ms Palaszczuk and the LNP have now ruled out a coalition government with Pauline Hanson’s One Nation.

The Premier is standing firm in her decision.

The next state election is set for May 2018, but many expect it to be held in the second half of this year.

 

Final Farewell to Brisbane Female Rock Icon
Hundreds gather to say a final goodbye to Ruby Tuesday singer-songwriter Carol Lloyd.

LNP and One Nation miffed before elections

Image Sorce: Flickr/Carollainy Queensland’s Liberal National Party has ruled out making a deal with One Nation at the next state election.

LNP leader Tim Nicholls says there will be no coalition formed with One Nation and the Liberals will not preference people who do not agree with their values.

Mr. Nicholls had previously refused to rule out any deal between the LNP and the fringe party at the next state election which is expected to be called in the second half of this year.

 

Labour Party to discuss indigenous caucus today

The Labour Party will establish an indigenous caucus which aims to increase their government participation by first Australians.

New continent found off Australian coast and more Zedlines..

Scientists claim to have discovered a new continent off the coast of Australia, dubbed “Zealandia”. (Image source: wikimedia)

 A study for the Geological Society of America referred to the land mass as ‘earth’s hidden continent’ as while it is 4.9 million square kilometres in size, 94 per cent of it is under water.

New satellite technology and gravity maps of the sea floor have revealed Zealandia as a large unified area fulfilling all requirements for continent status.

There would be various implications if a new continent were to be introduced, particularly in defining what belongs to Australia and New Zealand.

 

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