Orlando LGBT community raise money for families of mass shooting victims - and more Zedlines

LGBT organisation created a donation website that has seen $4 million dollars raised and is continuing to rise.

Parakeelia controversial ties to Liberal Party

Brisbane City Council's Labor opposition says tens of thousands of dollars of ratepayers' money has flowed to Parakeelia since 2009.

Parakeelia is a company with controversial ties to the Liberal Party, having transferred more than a million dollars into Liberal accounts over the past three three years.

Council opposition leader Peter Cumming says the company is effectively channelling ratepayers' money through to the Liberal Party.

Brisbane budget increase 

Melbourne man ejected from Uber vehicle for kissing male partner

Melbourne man ejected from Uber vehicle for kissing male partner, QUT helps increase next-gen battery capacity, China’s president called on to stop Yulin Meat festival and more Zedlines

Melbourne man ejected from Uber vehicle for kissing male partner

Melbourne man Drew Ezell says he was thrown out of an Uber at 1:00AM after kissing a male friend.

Mr. Ezell claims that barely 30 seconds into the journey the driver said that their affection was disgusting and that he wouldn’t have that in his car.

The driver then reportedly pulled over to the side of the road and demanded the two leave the vehicle, after which he drove off.

Uber states they will investigate the matter. 

Victorian committee recommends euthanasia reform - and more Zedlines

A parliamentary committee in Victoria has recommended reforms that would allow doctors to assist the deaths of patients with a terminal illness. (Image Source: flickr)

Research turns waste into electricity 

A Queensland researcher has discovered a new, more efficient way to turn human waste into renewable electricity.

Advanced Water Management Centre researcher Dr Shihu Hu developed a way to recover more methane gas than with traditional waste treatment.

Dr Hu said his method could save hundreds of thousands of dollars at energy facilities.


Doctors call for better rural healthcare 

Townsville to receive $6.6 million hospital upgrade and more Zedlines

For the first time in 15 years Townsville Hospital will receive funding towards redeveloping and expanding their children's ward.

Brisbane set to manufacture MND drug

Queensland Premier Anastasia Palaszczuk announced yesterday a significant deal that would see Brisbane manufacture a potential new treatment for Motor Neurone Disease (MND).


Palaszczuk told the BIO International Convention in the United States that Woolloongabba’s Patheon signed a deal with Queensland company NuNerve Party Limited to manufacture a drug for MND, which will eventually be used in human trials.


Brisbane’s first Trans Fair Day, and more Zedlines.

Brisbane’s first Trans Fair Day, Election Update: Greens pledge $15 million for accessible abortions, Baltimore officer acquitted in Freddie Gray case, and more Zedlines. (Image: Trans Fair Day Facebook page).

Brisbane’s first Trans Fair Day

Brisbane hosted its first Trans Fair Day over the weekend in New Farm Neighbourhood Centre.

The fair, hoping to become an annual event, is a community focused day that supports the mental and physical health of local Trans and Gender Diverse People of all ages.

The event went ahead on Sunday with the support of Neami National, Many Genders One Voice the Queensland AIDS Council and other local LGBTI support groups.


Palaszczuk government investing $25 million into Gold Coast

Survey highlights lack of support of LGBTI students in QLDs West

Survey highlights lack of support of LGBTI students in QLDs West, WA among the worst in the world for meth, and US Senate allows September 11 survivors to sue Saudi Arabia.

Survey highlights lack of support of LGBTI students in QLDs West

A report presented to QLD parliament has highlighted a perceived lack of support for LGBTI teenagers in Brisbane’s western suburbs. 

The report was compiled from a survey conducted by Bremer State High School students Jodey Brand and Sarah Hobson, who asked over 240 students questions relating to issues affecting LGBTI teenagers.

350.org calls out QLD’s climate action blockers and more Zedlines

Environmental organisation 350.org will host a mock auction in Brisbane city today to expose politicians who are opposed to climate action. Image: 350.org

350.org calls out QLD’s climate action blockers

Environmental organisation 350.org will host a mock auction in Brisbane city today to expose politicians who are opposed to climate action.

The rally will call out candidates who the organisation considers to have sold out to the fossil fuel industry and who put coal, oil and gas above communities.

The faux auction is a part of 350.org's Pollution Free Politics campaign and will be held at Reddaclife Place on George Street at 1pm Tuesday afternoon.

A Bangladeshi asylum seeker has died on Nauru - and more Zedlines

A young Bangladeshi asylum seeker has died in hospital on Nauru after a series of cardiac arrests yesterday. [SOURCE:asiapacific.anu.edu.au]

Queensland Parliament passes laws to phase out grazing

Queensland Parliament has passed laws to phase out grazing leases in the state's national parks.

The legislation makes it more difficult for graziers to extend any of the 83 current leases in the state to graze their cattle in national parks.

National Parks Minister Dr Steven Miles said the legislation ensures a focus on conserving nature.


Rural teachers concerned NAPLAN test too city-centric

Asylum seeker in critical condition moved to Brisbane and other zedlines

Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital, where the asylum seeker are being held (source: wikipedia)

Queensland LNP spill

Former treasurer Tim Nicholls announced his nomination for leadership of the Queensland LNP where he will compete with current leader Lawrence Springborg and Tim Mander.

Mr Nicholls’ move comes after MP Tim Mander quit the opposition frontbench on Wednesday afternoon and announced his intention to run as leader.


Tobacco price hike

The price of tobacco is set to rise in Queensland again following the Federal Budget.

Two Brisbane hospitals among the least efficient in Australia, and more Zedlines

According to the National Health Performance Authority, Prince Charles Hospital and Logan Hospital both rated in the top 10 for most expensive care. [SOURCE: www.nilsen.com.au]

Cash Converters facing class-action lawsuit

Cash Converters faces a class-action lawsuit over claims they charged illegally high interest rates of over four hundred per cent per annum on short-term loans.

Class action Lawyer Miranda Nagy said the loan company introduced brokerage fees to circumvent an interest rate cap of forty-eight per cent, pushing borrowers into a spiral of debt.

Cash Converters said their lending has been undertaken in accordance with regulations.