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Cosmic rays come from extragalactic sources and more zedlines...

An international team of scientists have discovered high-energy cosmic rays that hit Earth come from outside our galaxy. Photo from Pixabay.

These rays, first recorded about 50 years ago, are charged particles hitting the Earth’s atmosphere, but unlike low-energy rays that come from the sun or exploded stars, scientists had been unable to determine the cause or where they came from.

The team studied 10 years’ worth of data from the Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina, concluding that the high-energy cosmic rays come from an extragalactic source approximately 326 million light years away, but were unable to determine how they are created.

The team will now try to find a more direct source.

Inland Railway to be Built Across Queensland Floodplain Despite Warnings From Farmers and more Zedlines...

The Melbourne-to-Brisbane inland rail line will be built across the Condamine floodplain in Queensland, despite warnings from farmers that it could put lives at risk. (Image source: Wikipedia)

The Australian Rail and Track Corporation says the inland rail would be built on an embankment two metres higher than the existing line, which floodplain grain-growers Brett Kelly and Jason Mundt have criticised.

Mr Mundt says this higher embankment could see water back up for tens of kilometres in a big flood, endangering the lives of many.

Brisbane City Council Hopes ID Scanning Will Not Deter People From Major City Festival

The Brisbane City Council is hoping the state’s ID scanning laws won’t deter thousands from Valley Festival in October.

CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER CLEARED TO RUN A CHILDCARE BUSINESS

A convicted sex offender who has faced allegations of domestic violence from two ex-partners and one of his children has been cleared to run a childcare business.

The man, who 4ZZZ cannot name for legal reasons, failed a working with children check after a two month period in 1982 saw him commit various offences against women when he was still a teenager.

The court found that the man, who has since become a successful businessman, was no longer a risk to children.

SURGE IN ICE USE IN BRISBANE

The number of ice addicts seeking treatment in Brisbane has increased dramatically.

Community hits back at homophobic posters plastered throughout West End and more Zedlines...

Posters attacking LGBQTI families have appeared in West End streets ahead of the marriage equality postal vote. (image source: wikipedia)

Claiming voting for gay marriage is the same as voting for child abuse and that same sex couples with children are not families, the posters have since been ripped down or defaced with expletive messages written in permanent marker.

The LGBQTI Legal Service are encouraging people to send evidence of vilification in order to file an official complaint.

 

 

Detailed plans for Brisbane River's future revealed

Doctors concerned Australian’s are popping too many pills and more zedlines

New data which shows more than two million Australians are taking too many painkillers with doctors warning of the harmful consequences. Picture source: Pexels.

The research, by NPS Medicinewise, found 9 percent of people are consuming ibuprofen-codeine tablets and 6 percent of those taking paracetamol-codeine tablets are exceeding the recommended maximum daily dosage.

CEO of NPS Medicinewise Lynne Weekes said taking higher doses of painkillers without doctor supervision puts someone at higher risk of conditions such as gastric bleeds, bad indigestions and stomach ulcers.  

Ipswich Council earning LGAQ millions through secretive call centre

Doctors concerned Australian’s are popping too many pills and more zedlines

New data which shows more than two million Australians are taking too many painkillers with doctors warning of the harmful consequences. Picture source: Pexels.

The research, by NPS Medicinewise, found 9 percent of people are consuming ibuprofen-codeine tablets and 6 percent of those taking paracetamol-codeine tablets are exceeding the recommended maximum daily dosage.

CEO of NPS Medicinewise Lynne Weekes said taking higher doses of painkillers without doctor supervision puts someone at higher risk of conditions such as gastric bleeds, bad indigestions and stomach ulcers.  

Ipswich Council earning LGAQ millions through secretive call centre

North Korea “Ready to Strike” and more Zedlines

North Korea has inched closer to an attack on Guam after leader Kim Jong-un received a report outlining the plan to launch missiles towards the country.

Kim Jong-un has apparently ordered his army to be ready to strike at any time, and says he is keeping an eye on how the United States will react.

A North Korean News agency says the US is responsible for avoiding military conflict and ease tensions between the two superpowers.

 

Car Powered By Sewage

A car that is powered by electricity generated by Brisbane’s sewage treatment has hit the city’s streets, making it the first in Australia.

Brisbane City Council Workers Plan More Strikes

Brisbane bus drivers will not collect fares between Wednesday and Friday this week, and more Brisbane council workers are planning strikes.

Cleaning and administration services in Brisbane will be affected as the Services Union, Professionals Australia, Electrical Trade Union and Australian Workers Union strike with Transport Workers as disagreements over an enterprise bargaining agreement continue.

The strikes mean that many public areas in Brisbane will not be cleaned and staff are refusing to answer emails and file paperwork until the council meets their demands.

The end of HIV transmission in Australia and more Zedlines...

Australia could be the first nation in the world to successfully end HIV transmission with only $32.5 million of additional government funding per year.

A new strategy proposed by the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisation explains the plan would prevent thousands of people from contracting the virus but would also offer $2 billion of savings to the federal government’s budget in the long-term.

The HIV Blueprint is set to be presented to federal MPs this week and offers a strategy to prevent more than 2000 transmissions over a three year period through improved prevention, testing and treatment programs.

Australia’s Largest Household Hardware Chain Could Be in Trouble and more Zedlines

Bunnings Warehouse could be costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars in missed revenue as it has become the centre of a tradie tax fraud. (Image Source: Flickr)

Chair of Treasury's Black Economy Taskforce, Michael Andrew, says Bunnings Warehouse Australian Business Number is being used in more than forty per cent of all ABN's quoted in the Northern Territory.

He says putting down the incorrect ABN makes it easier for independent suppliers or contractors to avoid paying tax on invoices, especially with transactions paid in cash.

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