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Londoners rally against Brexit decision and more Zedlines

Londoners rally against Brexit decision, Flood Fraud loses appeal, Europe warned against adopting Australian-style border security strategies, and more Zedlines

Flood Fraud loses appeal

A Grantham woman convicted of fraudulently obtaining over $140,000 in flood relief payments has lost her case in QLD’s Court of Appeal.

Christine Blackmore appealed her July 2015 conviction on the grounds that potential issues with juror’s behaviour could have unfairly influenced the trial’s outcome. In her ruling yesterday Justice Margaret McMurdo ruled that there was no breach of behavioural guidelines. 

Up to a Third of Young Australian Women have Disordered Eating Patterns and More Zedlines!

Up to a Third of Young Australian Women have Disordered Eating Patterns, Parties Urged to Commit to Recycling Scheme and Indian Schoolgirl Jailed for Cheating. (Image:flickr)

Up to a Third of Young Australian Women have Disordered Eating Patterns

Researchers from UQ have found that up to a third of young Australian women display disordered eating behavior.

In conjunction with the Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University in Sweden, the study showed 4% of women aged 18-23 reported symptoms of bulimia nervosa while 17% reported episodes of overeating and 16% reported binge eating.

Democrats stage gun law protest in Washington, and other Zedlines

A group of members of the Democratic Party is protesting for tougher gun control laws after the Orlando mass shooting. (Image Source: Ron Cogswell, Flickr)

Queensland government purchases cattle station

The Queensland Government recently purchased a Cape York cattle station in an attempt to stop sediment and pollution flowing into the Great Barrier Reef.

Environmental activists and field officials have commended the move, stating it will be positive for reef conservation and the economy.

This follows a report on Tuesday that announced Queensland could see a potential loss of 1 billion dollars a year from foreign tourism if the reef continues to be destroyed. 

 

Convictions in Indigenous killing

Two men have been charged over the death of an indigenous woman that went unresolved for over 5 years (source: wikimedia)

Government buys farm to protect the reef

The Queensland Government recently purchased a Cape York cattle station in an attempt to stop sediment and pollution flowing into the Great Barrier Reef.

Environmental activists and field officials commended the move, stating it will be positive for reef conservation and the economy.

This follows a report on Tuesday that announced Queensland could see a potential loss of 1 billion dollars a year from foreign tourism if the reef continues to be destroyed.

 

Coral bleaching at Barrier Reef could cost 1 billion in lost tourism revenue, and more Zedlines

The ongoing coral bleaching at the Great Barrier Reef could cost Australia one billion dollars in lost tourism revenue as the number of visitors have plummeted by more than one million people per year. (image source: Flickr)

Croc jobs to be announced in Cairns

Minister for Environment Dr Steven Miles is expected to announce new regional jobs for wildlife officers in Cairns later this morning.

The announcement will also include the appointment of a high-level specialist as part of the Government’s 5.8 million dollar commitment to crocodile management in the region.

Dr Miles announcement is scheduled for 10am this morning.

Coral bleaching at Barrier Reef could cost 1 billion in lost tourism revenue

Rome votes in first female mayor and more Zedlines

Rome has elected its first female mayor in it’s two thousand year history (image source: Flickr)

Asbestos concerns on the Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast authorities are investigating whether residents have been exposed to asbestos in the wake of the storm system that tore through the city on Sunday night.

Roofs were torn off and strewn all over streets in Mooloolaba, and Inspector Matt Wilson from the Police District says his team is investigating whether or not there was asbestos in any of the roofs.

Fiona Simpson, member for Maroochydore says she understands there is a genuine concern.

QLD Youth Law amendments passed

Queensland's final storm warnings eased and Zedlines

Queensland residents are being warned to remain cautious after the Bureau of Meteorology's severe thunderstorm warnings were lifted. (Image source: Flickr)

Queensland's final storm warnings eased
Queensland residents are being warned to remain cautious after the Bureau of Meteorology's severe thunderstorm warnings were lifted.

While power has been restored to many homes, Energex is still working to rectify connections to more than 6000 properties in South East Queensland.

The bureau said conditions could still be hazardous in the aftermath of the severe thunderstorms, particularly on the roads.

Protest in Japan of U.S. military bases and more Zedlines

Tens of thousands of people have gathered in sweltering heat on Japan's Okinawa island in one of the biggest demonstrations in two decades against U.S. military bases. (Source: Wikipedia)

Protest in Japan of U.S. military bases
Tens of thousands of people have gathered in sweltering heat on Japan's Okinawa island in one of the biggest demonstrations in two decades against U.S. military bases.

The protest follows the recent arrest of an American suspected of murdering a local woman, with plans to close Futenma being made in 1996 after three US military personnel raped a 12 year old Japanese schoolgirl.

The plan has been on hold as residents near the proposed relocation site opposed the move, worrying about noise, pollution and crime.

Super corals may limit reef bleaching - and more Zedlines

With two-thirds of the 500,000 square kilometres of reefs remaining lost or in poor shape, Australian scientists aim to counteract some of the effects of coral bleaching. (Image source: Wikipedia)

Liberal party defends Parakeelia

Brisbane City Council's Labor opposition said tens of thousands of dollars of ratepayers' money has flowed to Parakeelia since 2009.

Parakeelia is a Liberal Party owned company which has transferred more than a million dollars into Liberal accounts over the past three years.

Liberal politicians have defended the company as lawful and professionally run, saying they will assist with any relevant inquiries.

 

Queensland Government to financially support kindergardens

​Brisbane Vigil for Orlando - and more Zedlines

​Brisbane Vigil for Orlando, Yarralin handed back to Traditional owners, displaced Zimbabwean villagers seek action from government and more Zedlines

Brisbane Vigil for Orlando

Last night in the CBD hundreds of people gathered in vigil to pay respects to those affected by the mass shooting in Orlando.

This tragedy is being regarded as the worst shooting in US history with 49 deaths and 53 injured.

Organisers of the vigil say they were overwhelmed with the positive outcry of emotion at the vigil, and believe it’s important for the LBGT community to feel they have a safe place in society.

More vigils will be held in Cairns tonight and Townsville on Sunday respectively.

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