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Australian Leaders Respond to Istanbul Attacks and More Zedlines!

Australian Leaders Respond to Istanbul Attacks, Helium Gas Field Discovered in Tanzania, Bomb Blast at Perth Mosque. (image:Wikipedia)

Australian Leaders Respond to Istanbul Attacks

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is expected to stop his campaigning later today to comment on the recent attacks at Istanbul airport.

Foreign minister Julie Bishop released a statement condemning the attack, and advised it is unknown if any Australians have been injured.

Travel advice by the Australian Government has been updated, urging travellers to reconsider their need to travel to Istanbul.

Study shows terminal patients given unnecessary treatment

A new study has recorded that a high number of terminal patients were submitted to  unnecessary treatments in their final days of life.

Brisbane Line spoke to head of the project, Dr Magnolia Cardona-Morrell for an indepth discussion. 

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Australia revives uncertain Cambodia refugee deal and more Zedlines

The deal sparked protests outside the Australian embassy in Cambodia, with protesters saying the country cannot afford to take care of its own citizens. (Image Source: Wikimedia)

$15 million to combat STDs in North Queensland

A new $15 million package has been implemented to fight sexually transmitted diseases in North Queensland, after three deaths and more than 160 new cases of congenital syphilis since 2015. 

The five-year plan to tackle the outbreak was announced on Wednesday by Health Minister Cameron Dick, who predicted deaths from the disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children will continue until December 2017.

Majority of Australians in Favour of Voluntary Euthanasia and more Zedlines

A recent VoteCompass poll revealed 75% of Australians are in favour of allowing the terminally ill to have access to voluntary euthanasia. (Image Source: Flickr)

Dairy Farmers Take To Brisbane Streets In Protest

Hundreds of dairy farmers protested in Brisbane on Wednesday as part of a nationwide rally about the industry crisis.

Maleny Dairies owner Ross Hopper said the war on milk pricing needed to end, with fairer pricing that better reflects the costs of production.

Mr Hopper said while a consumer levy has been suggested, an agreement from milk processors to increase farmers' pay would be the best solution.

 

Great Barrier Reef Report Shows Faster Improvement Needed

Dogs providing independence and freedom

Assistance Dogs Australia trains dogs to perform a range of tasks for people living with disabilities such as physical incapacities, autism, post-traumatic stress and dementia. Every assistance dog undergoes tailored training in order to provide people with freedom and independence, and to meet the individual needs of their new owner. It can take up to two years and costs over $30,000 to train each dog. But here's the amazing bit: assistance dogs are placed free of charge with their new owner for up to 10 years.

Queensland Government offers $20 million dementia care boost and more Zedlines

Community groups providing care to Queensland dementia suffers will receive a $20 million funding boost from the State Government. (Source: Flickr)

Queensland Government offers $20 million dementia care boost
Community groups providing care to Queensland dementia suffers will receive a $20 million funding boost from the State Government.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the funding would provide relief for carers looking after those living with with dementia and other neurodegenerative conditions.

Seven organisations providing services from Toowoomba to Mareeba will receive the funding over three years.

Queensland Nickel could face fines of up to $2.6 Million over ammonia levels - And more 10am Zedlines

Clive Palmer’s North Queensland nickel refinery could be fined over increased levels of ammonia found in two creeks near the refinery.

Former Local High School teacher pleads not guilty to indecent treatment of children

A former private school teacher has pleaded not guilty to five charges relating to indecent treatment of children.

Yesterday the jury heard video testimony from former students, describing the defendant’s alleged questionable conduct in 2013 and 2014.

All evidence has now been presented, and the court will hear closing submission in the case today.

 

Queensland passes tough new anti-smoking laws - And more 8am Zedlines

The Queensland government has passed some of the toughest anti-smoking laws in the country.

Queensland passes tough new anti-smoking laws

The Queensland government has passed some of the toughest anti-smoking laws in the country.

From September 1, smoking will be banned at or near childcare and aged care facilities, bus stops, taxi ranks and outdoor malls.

The laws also ban the sale of tobacco from pop-up outlets, such as music festivals.

State Health Minister Cameron Dick says the ban in and around aged care facilities is the first in Australia.

Potential link found between hearing loss & dementia

Treating hearing loss could be the key to significantly reducing the risk of dementia, researchers believe. University of Melbourne audiologist Dr Julia Sarant is working in the same field, studying cognitive decline in those requiring cochlear implants. 

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Miners' 'black lung' strikes Qld for first time in decades - and more 10am zedlines

Miners' 'black lung' strikes Qld for first time in decades. Image source: WikiCommons

Miners' 'black lung' strikes Qld for first time in decades

Four Queensland miners have been diagnosed with ‘black lung’, or coal miners' pneumoconiosis, in the first reappearance of the deadly disease in decades.

The coal miners union says that x-rays which were meant to detect the disease were misread or not reviewed, and that many mines are in breach of the amount of dust workers can be exposed to.

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