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Singapore Airlines plane catches fire at Changi Airport and more Zedlines

A Singapore Airlines plane has caught fire after touching down at Changi Airport last night, however none of the 222 passengers or 19 crew-members were injured after the aircraft’s right engine caught fire. (Image Source: Wikimedia)

Hendra vaccine trial results
After a year long trial of a Hendra vaccine in humans, none of the 40 participants have suffered any serious ill-effects.

4 of 7 people who have been infected with the Hendra virus, as well as 50 horses, have died since the disease was discovered in Brisbane in 1994, the most recent outbreak being in September last year.

Dr Jeannette Young, chief health officer of Queensland says the clinical trial results will be released later this year.

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.

 

New study reveals effect of Australian gun laws

A new study finally shows the overall effects of Australian gun laws on preventing mass shootings and reducing homicide (source: wikimedia).

Concerns over Fraser Island dingo baiting

Six dingoes were found dead on Fraser Island, raising concerns that they were purposely baited and killed.

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service said the dingoes will be investigated for cause of death.

President of the Save the Fraser Island Dingo group Malcolm Kilpatrick said he has been worried about baiting for a long time, but the evidence has never been this bad.

 

Queensland Native Title claim successful

Eddie McGuire in hot water over ice pool comments

Talk show host and Collingwood Football Club president Eddie Mcguire has recently been criticised over his comments towards female journalist, Caroline Wilson, after stating he would pay her to drown.

 

He apologised after the incident, saying that he was simply joking around.

 

Dr Lauren Rosewarne spoke to us about the effects of sexism in the media, and day to day life.

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Queensland fast tracks digital technology education - and more Zedlines

Griffith University Dean of Education Professor Donna Pendergast said the change would prepare students for a rapidly changing digital world. (Image Source: Wikipedia)

Queensland fast tracks digital technology education 

Digital technology teaching is being fast-tracked in Queensland schools, with prep students to be taught computer coding from 2017.

Griffith University Dean of Education Professor Donna Pendergast said the change would prepare students for a rapidly changing digital world.

The program will adopt lessons similar to those currently used in the UK.

 

Queensland budget: $23 million increase in environment spending

Townsville to receive $6.6 million hospital upgrade and more Zedlines

For the first time in 15 years Townsville Hospital will receive funding towards redeveloping and expanding their children's ward.

Brisbane set to manufacture MND drug

Queensland Premier Anastasia Palaszczuk announced yesterday a significant deal that would see Brisbane manufacture a potential new treatment for Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

 

Palaszczuk told the BIO International Convention in the United States that Woolloongabba’s Patheon signed a deal with Queensland company NuNerve Party Limited to manufacture a drug for MND, which will eventually be used in human trials.

 

Today Marks National Sorry Day and more Zedlines

Thursday, May 26 marks National Sorry Day - an event commemorating and expressing regret for the mistreatment of Australia’s Indigenous population.[SOURCE:www.youtube.com]

Queensland Parliament Passes New Mining Laws

The Queensland State Parliament has passed laws restoring community rights to object to new mines.

Under the new laws, mining companies will be required to inform landowners and neighbours about proposed mining projects.

The laws also repeal proposed changes allowing mining leases to be granted on restricted land without consent of the owner.

Mines Minister Anthony Lynham said the public has a right to be aware, and to have input into what happens in their community.

 

Brisbane’s first Trans Fair Day, and more Zedlines.

Brisbane’s first Trans Fair Day, Election Update: Greens pledge $15 million for accessible abortions, Baltimore officer acquitted in Freddie Gray case, and more Zedlines. (Image: Trans Fair Day Facebook page).

Brisbane’s first Trans Fair Day

Brisbane hosted its first Trans Fair Day over the weekend in New Farm Neighbourhood Centre.

The fair, hoping to become an annual event, is a community focused day that supports the mental and physical health of local Trans and Gender Diverse People of all ages.

The event went ahead on Sunday with the support of Neami National, Many Genders One Voice the Queensland AIDS Council and other local LGBTI support groups.

 

Palaszczuk government investing $25 million into Gold Coast

QPS supports IDAHOT, and more Zedlines

The Brisbane Police Headquarters on Roma Street flies the LGBTI pride flag today as part of the International Day Against Homophobia,Transphobia and Biphobia IDAHOT celebrations (image source: wikimedia)

QPS supports IDAHOT

The Brisbane Police Headquarters on Roma Street flies the LGBTI pride flag today as part of the International Day Against Homophobia,Transphobia and Biphobia IDAHOT celebrations.

It is a first for Queensland Police Service history and Acting Deputy Commissioner Mike Condon says the flag-raising ceremony is a public display of the QPS’ strong support for inclusion and diversity.

Condon says, they are extremely proud to support IDAHOT and the flag itself will be raised by transgender officer Constable Mairead Devlin.

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