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Miller says she will refer Springborg to police and more Zedlines...

The inquiry into the closure of the Barrett Adolescent Centre has shown that former health minister Lawrence Springborg said the centre was under review in an estimates hearing days after he decided to close it. Labor MP Jo-Ann Miller says she will refer former opposition leader Lawrence Springborg to the police over these allegations. Source: News.com.au

Miller says she will refer Springborg to police

The inquiry into the closure of the Barrett Adolescent Centre has shown that former health minister Lawrence Springborg said the centre was under review in an estimates hearing days after he decided to close it.

Labor MP Jo-Ann Miller said she will refer former opposition leader Lawrence Springborg to the police over these allegations.

Miller said that Springborg told untruths to the estimates committee and will be writing to the authorities over what she believes is a breach of the criminal code.

Victorian wind farm given the green light and more Zedlines

A 650 million-dollar wind-farm is set to be built in Victoria’s southwest. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Roma to house Western Queensland’s first domestic violence shelter
Queensland Minister for Women Shannon Fentiman has announced plans to provide a shelter in Roma for Victims of Domestic Violence.

The shelter is Queensland’s fourth emergency accommodation service introduced by the Palaszczuk Government and the second rural shelter after Charters Towers.

It will be the first of its kind in Western Queensland and will come as a relief to victims who were previously sent as far as Ipswich for crisis accommodation.

Liberal Party hits back at claims it is "either in debt or broke" and more Zedlines

The Liberal Party has hit back at The Australian this morning, after the national newspaper ran a story claiming Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull donated $1 million from his personal finances to fund the 2016 election campaign. (Image: Malcolm Turnbull Twitter).

Breaking News Update: There is an unconfirmed 73 fatalities with more than 100 people injured in Nice following a truck plowing into crowds celebrating Bastille Day. It is alleged police have found firearms and explosives within the vehicle.

 

 

QLD to continue greyhound racing depite NSW ban

Queensland vows greyhound racing will continue in the sunshine state, despite the recent ban in New South Wales.

Local family seeks to boost biodiversity awareness in rural QLD and more Zedlines

A family from remote Queensland are planning to build an ecotourism sculpture trail to raise awareness about biodiversity. (Image: Wikicommons).

Breaking News: 

A truck has crashed directly into a crowd of people in Nice, southern France, as locals gathered to watch the Bastille Day fireworks. French media are reporting there have been up to 30 deaths at the scene, however, this is yet unconfirmed. We’ll have more details later this morning as this story develops.

 

 

Local family seeks to boost biodiversity awareness in rural QLD

A family from remote Queensland are planning to build an ecotourism sculpture trail to raise awareness about biodiversity.

Radical substance abuse program welcomed by addiction experts and more Zedlines

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Radical substance abuse program welcomed by addiction experts

An alternative substance abuse program involving giving free alcohol to help Australian homeless alcoholics has been put forward by Australian addiction experts.

The proposed Managed Alcohol Program would give addicts up to 15 free alcoholic drinks a day in a managed environment, mirroring a similar approach in Canada that has resulted in an overall reduction of alcohol consumption by participants each day.

Measures to prevent health professional abuse and more Zedlines

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Measures to prevent health professional abuse

Queensland Health has announced a trial of new measures to help prevent violence against health professionals.

To improve the worker’s safety, repeat violent offenders could be banned from hospital visits and health workers could be fitted with body cameras and duress alarms.

Old Museum in Fortitude Valley to be used for the Ekka after 119 years and more Zedlines....

The building that was once the original host of the Ekka, will be used for the 139th installment of the show.

Old Museum in Fortitude Valley to be used for the Ekka after 119 years

The building that was once the original host of the Ekka, will be used for the 139th installment of the show.

The Old Museum in Fortitude Valley has not been used for the royal show in 119 years, and will open its doors for show-goers in August.

The museum will be used for kids activities, bush poetry and flower and garden exhibitions.

Queensland Restaurant Fined $21,000 after Refusing to Reimburse Worker

The use of quotas in closing the gender gap in politics

A study was released yesterday which looked at the use of quotas in bridging the gender gap in politics.

The study revealed that the use of quotas in political parties are effective in getting women into parliament, in Australia, and on a global scale.

I spoke to Dr Victor Sojo, lead author of the study for more.

Pokemon Go brings $10bn to Nintendo and more Zedlines

Pokemon Go, a game which allows players to walk in real neighbourhoods seeking virtual Pokemon characters on their smartphones has added ten billion dollars in market-value gain to Japan’s Nintendo Co as shares skyrocketed, within two days of the game’s release. Photo: Flikr

Pokemon Go brings $10bn to Nintendo

Pokemon Go, a game which allows players to walk in real neighbourhoods seeking virtual Pokemon characters on their smartphones has added ten billion dollars in market-value gain to Japan’s Nintendo Co as shares skyrocketed, within two days of the game’s release.

In the United States, after two days, it was installed on more Android devices than dating app Tinder, and its rate of daily active users was tied with those of social network Twitter.

Unregistered guns in QLD and more Zedlines

Figures retrieved from Fairfax Media reveal there are nearly 200,000 registered gun owners in Queensland sharing 800,000 weapons, but according to Professor Grantham, the real problem is the many that are unregistered. Image: Wikicommons

Unregistered guns in QLD

Figures retrieved from Fairfax Media reveal there are nearly 200,000 registered gun owners in Queensland sharing 800,000 weapons, but according to Professor Grantham, the real problem is the many that are unregistered.

At the end of the last financial year, only 143 of the 184,000 gun licencees in Queensland were found to not meet gun license requirements.

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