Disability

'Discriminatory' pay conditions for the disabled continue, and more Zedlines...

Disabled employees facing 'discriminatory' pay conditions despite High Court ruling. (Image Source: Public Domain Pictures)

Disabled employees are still working for less than $3 an hour, despite a High Court ruling four years ago describing it as discriminatory.

Recent high school graduate Ryan Green was offered $2.79 per hour by Australian Disability Enterprise workshops, a mostly not-for-profit organization aimed at providing work for those with disabilities.

Mr Green said the low wage did not feel right, as he is unable to support his family.

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

Severe lightning wakes up South East Queensland and more zedlines

A severe lightning storm has again woken South-east Queensland residents early this morning.

A severe lightning storm has again woken South East Queensland residents early this morning.

Brisbane, Ipswich and the Sunshine coast were hit at around 3am with storm chasers describing the turbulent weather as a lightning bombardment. 

The Bureau of Meteorology did not issue a warning. 

Tourist struck by lightning on Mt Warning identified

A tourist found dead in his Mt Warning tent after being struck by lighting has been identified as American backpacker Sam Beattie. 

Popping party drugs to treat PTSD and more Zedlines

The party drug ecstasy is now one step closer to being used as a legal treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons).

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the drug for clinical trials, the final stage before it becomes a legal prescription medication.

Professor Nicole Lee from Curtin University said that mixing ecstasy with antidepressants can cause the brain to produce far too much serotonin.

 

Cafe helps those with a disability learn industry skills

A cafe in Nambour is giving people who have a disability a chance to learn skills in the hospitality industry.

Nine trainees are undertaking the initiative and are involved in many cafe tasks.

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.

Wheelchairs banned from WA dancefloor and more zedlines

A wheelchair-bound woman was banned from dancing at a local venue in when staff said they feared she would tear up the dance floor. Western Australian woman Marina Nelson was denied the right to get her groove on at Perth’s R&B Fridays Live concert because staff believed her wheelchair would damage the pitch under the temporary flooring. Source: wikipedia

A wheelchair-bound woman was banned from dancing at a local venue in when staff said they feared she would tear up the dance floor.

Western Australian woman Marina Nelson was denied the right to get her groove on at Perth’s R&B Fridays Live concert because staff believed her wheelchair would damage the pitch under the temporary flooring.

Ms Nelson argued her case to no avail with staff later telling her that she posed a safety risk.  

New theme park planned for Gold Coast

100 Migrants Feared Dead in Mediterranean Sea, and more Zedlines...

Latest capsize brings migrant death toll to over 4,270 this year. (Photo: wikicommons/unframe)

Around 100 migrants are feared dead in the Mediterranean Sea, following the sinking of their rubber boat on Thursday. 

27 people were saved and six bodies were recovered by a British navy ship, off the coast of Libya.

This tragedy adds to the death toll of 240 people over three days, according to aid groups… which is only expected to grow, as migrants continue to leave Libya for Italy, regardless of rough seas. 

 

Asylum Seeker Receives Graduation Certificate in Person.

Mark Zuckerberg Denies Facebook's Impact On US Election

Facebook and it’s co-founder Mark Zuckerberg have said that it is “extremely unlikely” news hoaxes reported on the social media platform have impacted the US election result.

Alternative schooling doubles

Data from the Queensland Department of Education and Training shows the number of Children being homeschooled has nearly doubled in the last five years.

The spike in the number of parents choosing to homeschool is being driven by frustration with the state education system along with wanting to shield children from bullying.

Ancient Aboriginal settlement found and more Zedlines

Evidence of Aboriginal settlement in arid Australia has been found in a Flinders Ranges rock shelter (image source: Wikimedia Commons).

The site known as Warratyi shows that Aboriginal settlement in Australia occurred around 49,000 years ago - 10,000 years earlier than previously thought.
 

Lead author, Hiles Hamm found the site with local elder Clifford Coulthard by chance while surveying gorges in the northern Flinders Ranges and has so far recovered around 4,300 artefacts, and 200 bone fragments.

 

Large taxpayer costs amid Redcliffe line issues

Townsville police cracking down on youth with 538 arrests and more zedlines...

Townsville police  are cracking down on youths and have stated that it is far from over with 538 arrests and counting. Thirty additional officers were stationed in the city for this month to assist with the effort, with 983 charges laid for drug, property and traffic offenses.

Townsville police cracking down on youth with 538 arrests

Townsville police  are cracking down on youths and have stated that it is far from over with 538 arrests and counting.

Thirty additional officers were stationed in the city for this month to assist with the effort, with 983 charges laid for drug, property and traffic offenses.

Police also say they are looking into the factors behind youth crime as well, with plans to assist community safety, housing and education to help end the cycle.

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