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Time running out to control fire ants and more Zedlines

Scientific reviews have found there is only very little time left to wipe out the red fire ant (Image source: Wikimedia Commons).

The invasive insect is responsible for scores of hospital admissions as well as widespread agricultural shortcomings in the Sunshine State, prompting increasing calls for the eradication of the ant.

Increased funding has been provided out of fears that if South-East Queensland’s fire ant population is not reduced soon there is a danger of the insect spreading to the rest of Australia. 

 

Adani's mega mine not affordable

Art Space Emerging in West End and more Zedlines

Jonathan Sri has announced a new contemporary art space in West End for the Brisbane community to collaborate and display artworks. The project, House Conspiracy, will be offering three-week residencies to 68 Brisbane based emerging artists in the first year of operation. (Image: Facebook)

Art Space Emerging in West End

Jonathan Sri has announced a new contemporary art space in West End for the Brisbane community to collaborate and display artworks.

The project, House Conspiracy, will be offering three-week residencies to 68 Brisbane based emerging artists in the first year of operation.

Artists will be given the opportunity to showcase their work in the event space with 24/hour access to studios with a no-cost scheme set to take place early February next year.

Tyre Recycler Ordered to Clean Up Act

“Sausage party” protest draws attention to gender inequality in film and more Zedlines

Protestors from Women in Film and Television NSW have dressed up as sausages at the AACTA awards on Wednesday to highlight the lack of gender equality in the movie industry.

The activists say too few movies directed by women were nominated for awards and instead the evening was largely dominated by male-led films; hence the “sausage party”.

They were swiftly removed by security, but not before calling for more transparency in the AACTA movie nomination process.

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Wild Weather Leads to Hospitalisation
Lightning has struck two Gold Coast homes yesterday afternoon, with five people recovering from the impact.

Queensland Teens battling mental health issues and more Zedlines

The survey included responses from 4361 Queenslanders, with top personal concerns being stress problems, study problems, body image and mental health.(Image source: flickr)

Results of a Mission Australia survey have indicated young Australians between the ages of 15 and 19 believe mental health is one of the top three issues facing the demographic.

 

The survey included responses from 4361 Queenslanders, with top personal concerns being stress problems, study problems, body image and mental health.

 

The results also found mental health concerns had doubled since 2011.

 

If You Can't Handle The Heat - Avoid The Street

In only the second day of summer, parts of Queensland are suffering from a heatwave with temperatures soaring well above average. (Photo: Flickr)

Temperatures are expected reach 38 degrees in Ipswich and 40 degrees in Gatton, but a cool breeze is keeping the coast much cooler than expected.

Health authorities are warning people to keep cool, especially the elderly and those who work outdoors.

New Theme Parks Considered as Tourist Numbers Rise

 South East Queensland has three new theme park concepts in the works, as tourist numbers swell within the region.

Warning ahead of summer heatwave and more Zedlines

Experts are warning against underestimating the dangers of heat waves as Queensland is expected to experience soaring temperatures this week (image source: Flickr, Adeel Anwer).

The Bureau of Meteorology has devised a system to classify heatwaves similar to the way cyclones are classified.

Dr Thomas Loridan says many people underestimate the dangers of heatwaves, and they can pose a threat akin to that of other natural disasters, as every 100,000 people exposed to a category five heatwave would result in at least three fatalities.

 

Super bill draws criticism

Pro-abortion rally underway in Brisbane and more Zedlines

A rally is currently taking place outside of Parliament House in Brisbane to decriminalise abortion in Queensland (image source: Wikimedia Commons).

The rally has speakers from the Labor, Greens and Independent parties, as well as various community and lobby groups.

The rally is continuing the campaign to decriminalise abortion after the Women’s Right To Choose bill was rejected in October.
 

Majority of recession victims are Queenslanders

A recent report by SGS Economics and Planning has revealed a mass two thirds of the national population living in recession are from Queensland.

Queensland hospital to trial 3-D camera technology and more Zedlines

The Townsville hospital is the first clinic in Queensland to employ 3-D camera technology in treating patients with diabetes. (image source: Wikimedia Commons)

Diabetic ulcers in limbs can lead to amputation of that extremity if untreated - the trial aims to screen 50 patients suffering from ulcers in their feet who live too far away from hospitals to be treated effectively.

Doctors hope that this technology will reduce travel times for patients and allow for quicker response and treatment if ulcers are detected.

 

Food allergy vaccine in development ​

Queensland researchers are working on a vaccine that could treat food allergies in people.

Virtual reality arcade to open in Brisbane City and more zedlines

Brisbane City will soon be home to Queensland’s first virtual reality arcades, thanks to two Ipswich-based entrepreneurs. The pop-up arcade will open in Queen Street on Friday December 2nd and will allow patrons to engage in a variety of VR experiences, including swimming with whales. Source:Flickr

Brisbane City will soon be home to Queensland’s first virtual reality arcades, thanks to two Ipswich-based entrepreneurs.

The pop-up arcade will open in Queen Street on Friday December 2nd and will allow patrons to engage in a variety of VR experiences, including swimming with whales.

Lex Van Cooten and Rodney Robbins, the pair responsible for the initiative, say their aim is to “show people that the technology isn’t in the future - it’s here now.”

 

Blue blubber jellyfish swarm Moreton Bay and more Zedlines

Moreton Bay waters are being invaded by an early bloom of blue blubber Jellyfish. (image: Wikimedia commons)

Blue blubber jellyfish swarm Moreton Bay

Moreton Bay waters are being invaded by an early bloom of blue blubber Jellyfish.

The early population boom has been linked to warmer water temperatures as experts say warmer temperatures increase their breeding, metabolism, appetite and life span.

The increased numbers are causing havoc for some fishermen and marine operators by clogging nets and causing engine problems.

Queensland MP calls for crocodile cull

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