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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.

Brisbane flood risk map updated and more Zedlines

A new flood risk map will be updated after new studies revealed changes to which areas would be prone to flooding. Image source: commons.wikimedia

Brisbane flood risk map updated

The Brisbane flood risk map will be updated by City Council after a series of catchment studies revealed changes to properties prone to inundation.

3,700 residences are better off, but it’s bad news for another 750 now at higher risk of flooding.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said new technology has allowed the Council to better predict the danger posed by rainfall in particular creek catchments around the region.

 

Bioethicist calls for banning of concientious objection

Amatrice death toll reaches 250 and more Zedlines

Following Wednesday's 6.2 magnitude earthquake in the Italian town of Amatrice, officials have stated the death toll is now at 250. Image source: wikimedia commons

Amatrice earthquake death toll reaches 250

The death toll from Wednesday’s earthquake in central Italy now stands at 250, with rescue workers pessimistic about the chance of finding any more survivors as aftershocks continue to rock the region.

Compensation awarded to traditional land-owners for the first time and more Zedlines

The Federal Court handed down its first ever verdict awarding indigenous custodians financial compensation for the loss of their native title rights. (Image source: en.wikipedia.org)

Compensation awarded to traditional land-owners for the first time

The Federal Court handed down its first ever verdict awarding indigenous custodians financial compensation for the loss of their native title rights.

Yesterday, Federal Court justice Ronald Mansfield ordered the Northern Territory government to pay 3.3 million dollars in compensation to the traditional owners of Timber Creek, which the government had built infrastructure on against their wishes.

Adelaide Council to reconsider Indian Festival and more Zedlines

The Campbelltown Council in South Australia has reoffered Thorndon Park for the Diwali Festival after initially refusing its application. The reconsideration comes with multiple conditions including changing the starting time from 11am to 4pm. Suorce: pixabay

Adelaide Council to reconsider Indian Festival

The Campbelltown Council in South Australia has reoffered Thorndon Park for the Diwali Festival after initially refusing its application.

The reconsideration comes with multiple conditions including changing the starting time from 11am to 4pm.

The Festival was initially refused when two councillors vetoed the motion saying ethnic groups often hide behind their language.

Super changes may fail to pass

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.

Free shower van for the homeless trialled in Brisbane and more Zedlines

The van will offer free showers alongside their popular laundry van, which is run by the help of over six hundred volunteers.

Free shower van for the homeless trialled in Brisbane

A van providing free hot showers for the homeless is being trialled in Brisbane thanks to the team behind Orange Sky Laundry.

The van will offer free showers alongside their popular laundry van, which is run by the help of over six hundred volunteers.

Nic Marchesi, co-founder of Orange Sky Laundry, says that all people should be able to have clean clothes and access shower facilities. 

Olympics feasibility study

Parliamentary review into black lung disease announced and other Zedlines

Following the re-emergence of cases of black lung the Palaszczuk Government has announced a parliamentary review into the disease. Image credit: Wikipedia.

Black lung to receive parliamentary review

The Queensland Government has announced it will set up a parliamentary review into the re-emergence of black lung disease.

After new cases were announced this year an ABC investigation found 4 compensation claims of black lung made between 2007 and 2012.

Brutal force used at Cleveland Youth Detention Centre and more Zedlines

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Brutal force used at Cleveland Youth Detention Centre

Amnesty International yesterday revealed images showing guards using "brutal" force on youth at the Cleveland Youth Detention Centre in Townsville.

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