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Century-old fishing reel business says goodbye

A century-old fishing reel business near Ipswich is set to close down, following a recent announcement made on its Facebook page.

Alvey Reels Australia is a family business that started in 1920, with its manufacturing facility in Carole Park having been around since 1978.

One member of the family, Bruce Alvey, said the reason behind the decision is that sales are “now so low they cannot generate the income required to keep the business going”.

Mr Alvey believes this is because their quality products are made to last and people do not need to buy them very often, as opposed to modern-day products which are of poorer quality and do not last long.

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German police disperse G20 protest with water cannon and more Zedlines

German police used a water cannon to disperse around 500 anti-capitalist protest in the port city of Hamburg, where Chancellor Angela Merkel will host leaders of the G20 leading economies in a two-day summit starting on Friday. (image: wikimedia)

Hundred of mainly left-wing activists gathered and marched on a main street shortly before midnight on Tuesday in the first major protest ahead of the summit, which will be attended by U.S President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.

German authorities believe around 8000 demonstrators are prepared to use violence, according to the interior ministry.

Tens of thousands of protesters are expected to march in the city this week against globalisation and what they say is corporate greed and failure to tackles climate change.

German police disperse G20 protest with water cannon and more Zedlines

German police used a water cannon to disperse around 500 anti-capitalist protest in the port city of Hamburg, where Chancellor Angela Merkel will host leaders of the G20 leading economies in a two-day summit starting on Friday. (image: wikimedia)

Hundred of mainly left-wing activists gathered and marched on a main street shortly before midnight on Tuesday in the first major protest ahead of the summit, which will be attended by U.S President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.

German authorities believe around 8000 demonstrators are prepared to use violence, according to the interior ministry.

Tens of thousands of protesters are expected to march in the city this week against globalisation and what they say is corporate greed and failure to tackles climate change.

Language Matters

Queensland is celebrating the diverse languages and cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities during NAIDOC Week.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said this year’s national NAIDOC Week theme – Our Languages Matter – has special significance in Queensland.

Ms. Palaszczuk explains that languages do matter and as a result, the Queensland Government is investing $1 million to assist Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to preserve their languages, and promote reconciliation and culture.

Indigenous artists recycling fishing nets and more Zedlines

Indigenous artists in Cape York are turning abandoned fishing nets into works of art, which are being displayed in exhibits around the world. (Image: Wikimedia/Ardfern)

Thousands of nets are found on the shores of Northern Australia and are recycled into marine animals.

At the moment, nearly 30 pieces are on display in Paris and the artists hope it will raise awareness of the harm ghost nets do to the marine environment.

Program for Sunshine Coast innovation
A new program designed to link university graduates with local entrepreneurship is to be implemented on the Sunshine Coast, in an attempt to support economic growth and generate new jobs.

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Gay Marriage Could Be Legalised Sooner Than Everyone Thinks

Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne has been caught on a leaked tape saying that Gay marriage could be legalised “sooner than everyone thinks”.

The tape was obtained by News Corp columnist Andrew Bolt, who recounted Mr Pyne saying that the government must deliver marriage equality “before too long”.

 Mr Pyne’s comments suggested that the government may have plans to change their controversial plebiscite policy - which was rejected by the senate last year.

Logan Filmmaker wins Sydney Film Festival

Logan filmmaker Mirene Igwabi has won the Sydney Film Festival Award with her short film, Adele.

Theresa May Apologises for Election Result

Theresa May has apologised to her backbenchers for the UK’s election, which resulted in the conservatives losing their majority.

She told MP’s that she will remain Prime Minister for as long as they want her, following the continued fallout from her election campaign.

The botched election comes just days before Brexit negotiations.

Dreamworld CEO Steps Down

Deborah Thomas, chief executive of Dreamworld, will be paid $3,000 a day to provide consultation at the inquest into the deaths at the theme park in 2016.

Girls breaking stereotypes and gender norms and more Zedlines...

An unlikely music trio has emerged from conservative West Java in the form of three young Muslim schoolgirls who have formed their own thrash metal band known as VoB.- which means ‘noisy’ in their native Sudanese.

Their frontwoman Firddia Kurnia said the group takes inspiration from classics such as Slipknot, Rage Against the Machine and Lamb of God.

The group have since won fame throughout the country and skipped school to travel four hours to the capital to play live on national television.

It was their music teacher turned manager, Erza Satia, who introduced the girls to metal and hopes to continue guiding them to success.

 

Midwife Abuse

RIP Great Barrier Reef

The UNESCO has highlighted deteriorating water quality and explains the Turnbull Government is failing to police land clearing in Great Barrier Reef catchment.

UNESCO’s has voiced “serious concern” about the impact of coral bleaching and cautioned that Australia will not meet the targets of the Reef 2050 report without additional work to increase water quality.

Wilderness Society National Nature Campaigner Jessica Panegyres explains that the Turnbull Government is failing to deliver on its promise to maintain the law and prosecute land-clearing breaches in catchments of the Great Barrier Reef.

 

No Pets Policy

A street artist paints a powerful anti-Adani mural on the wall of the Greens Office in New Farm and more Zedlines

The painting depicts Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk holding a gun pointed at Nemo, from Disney’s Finding Nemo, with “REEF KILLER” written next to it.

 Sydney artist Scott Marsh says he is absolutely disgusted by the Adani Carmichael mine, and vowed to continue producing Adani-inspired artworks.

 

 

Queensland in full swing for National Reconciliation Week.

Infrastructure and public spaces in Brisbane are lighting up to create awareness  for National Reconciliation and will be lit until June 3.

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