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The experienced artist and owner of business, graffitimurals.com, said Brisbane City Council’s lack of acceptance for street art has seen many home-grown artists travel abroad to work.
He says the only way forward is for the council to provide legal walls for graffiti, that artists can paint over continuously to express themselves.
Cruise ship terminal to be completed by late 2019
Work has been scheduled to begin in early 2018 on Brisbane’s new $100 million cruise ship terminal to be completed in late 2019.
It is unknown if there are any casualties at this stage, but it is understood that five people were on board the Beechcraft plane which was a charter flight to King Island.
Thirteen fire crews have been battling the fire, paramedics and police are also on scene.
The immediate area has been evacuated and both the Tullamarine and Calder Freeways are closed in both directions near the crash site.
Each month we speak with Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh. This month we’re looking at proposed changes to QLD’s bail and abortion laws, and the pros and cons of GPS tracking for domestic violence suspects.
Rebecca is lecturer in public law at the University of Queensland’s TC Beirne School of Law, and co-author of The Tim Carmody Affair: Australia’s Greatest Judicial Crisis.
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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.
Approximately 300 protesters rallied outside parliament last night, calling on the parliamentary committee to allow a private members bill on abortion to reach parliament.
Independent MP Rob Pyne said his bill is designed to remove abortion from the criminal code and regulate it under the Health Act, so women can control their health needs.
The committee report will be handed down today.
Recreational fishers urge government to recall imported prawns
The organisation which serves over 900 meals every month to those in need and has just received a grant from the State Government’s Dignity First Fund to help purchase a van.
Chairwoman, Ros Thomsen, says the new set of wheels will help them expand their services to harder to reach areas from Brighton to Deception Bay.
The van will also be used to help move furniture for people who find housing and transport donations.
The fire is estimated to take up 1850 hectares of land and is still growing.
Thousands have been forced to evacuate their homes as fires threatened the suburbs, with at least eight properties burned down so far.
Selwyn Mayor Sam Broughton says the region has been unusually dry for the past three years and the grass in the hills has turned brown over the summer.
Evacuation centres have been set up for residents who have been displaced.
Abortion Decriminalisation Rally
A former official for the Venezuelan government in Iraq has voiced concerns that criminals and even terrorists may be freely traveling on ‘authentic’ Venezuelan passports.
The passports were allegedly sold at profit to any patron who sought one and allow consumers to enter 130 countries without a visa.
Discovery of serious irregularity in Venezuelan passports and visas as well as supporting documentation supplied by the former official provide reason to undergo thorough investigation.
Considered one of Australia’s first women of rock, Ms Lloyd suffered from pulmonary fibrosis and died peacefully after a long battle with the lung disease.
Ms Lloyd’s legacy lives on through her music. In addition to the Queensland Government’s Carol Lloyd award, which is presented to emerging local female singer-songwriters.
Valentine’s Day not all Love and Kisses
Women’s Legal Service Queensland is expecting at least a 46 percent spike in domestic violence calls this week following Valentine's Day.
The project is part of the Palaszczuk government’s road maintenance program aiming to improve road safety in Queensland.
34 intersections on the coast are set to receive the upgrade, with the project focusing on increasing skid resistance on the roads.
Townsville Women and Girls to Receive Mentoring
Young women and girls in care in Townsville will have the opportunity to receive mentoring from female sporting stars as a $50,000 program is announced.
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