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Adelaide Council to reconsider Indian Festival and more Zedlines

The Campbelltown Council in South Australia has reoffered Thorndon Park for the Diwali Festival after initially refusing its application. The reconsideration comes with multiple conditions including changing the starting time from 11am to 4pm. Suorce: pixabay

Adelaide Council to reconsider Indian Festival

The Campbelltown Council in South Australia has reoffered Thorndon Park for the Diwali Festival after initially refusing its application.

The reconsideration comes with multiple conditions including changing the starting time from 11am to 4pm.

The Festival was initially refused when two councillors vetoed the motion saying ethnic groups often hide behind their language.

Super changes may fail to pass

University of Melbourne Reconstructs 2000-year-old Mummy

(Image: flickr.com)

The University of Melbourne has just completed the facial reconstruction of a 2000-year-old Mummy. The Mummy has been named, Meritamun (which means beloved of the God Amun) and is a multi-disciplinary project between the Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. The reconstruction is currently on display at the University’s Harry Brooks Museum and was sculpted by Jennifer Mann. Research is currently underway to discover how healthy she was and how she may have died.

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20ZiCSteen: a place for writers, performers, artists, self-publishers and mischief makers

ZiCS is Brisbane’s annual Zine and Independent Comics Symposium. For the past four years, for three days in August (or thereabouts), ZiCS takes over The Edge at the State Library of Qld, and writers, performers, artists, self-publishers and all-round mischief makers come together from across the country to buy and sell zines and comics; to trade ideas; and to meet up with like-minded people form other states, cities and towns.

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Australia: ‘top three for illicit drugs’ and more Zedlines

A new study has found that Australia has the third highest number of illicit drug vendors world-wide. Despite the FBI crackdown on illegal drug websites, Australia remains a hotspot for drug sellers who are able to sell their drugs on secret cryptomarkets online.

Australia: ‘top three for illicit drugs’

A new study has found that Australia has the third highest number of illicit drug vendors world-wide.

Despite the FBI crackdown on illegal drug websites, Australia remains a hotspot for drug sellers who are able to sell their drugs on secret cryptomarkets online.

Australia contributes 10.6 per cent of vendors to the online drug trade worldwide with cannabis remaining the most sought after substance.

Brisbane woman creates reusable sanitary pads

QLD Parole system review and more Zedlines

Following the death of Elizabeth Kippen, former solicitor-general Walter Sofronoff has been appointed to ‘thoroughly examine’ Queensland’s parole system. The 81-year-old was stabbed to death last month in her Townsville home. Source: Courier Mail

QLD Parole system review

Following the death of Elizabeth Kippen, former solicitor-general Walter Sofronoff has been appointed to ‘thoroughly examine’ Queensland’s parole system.

The 81-year-old was stabbed to death last month in her Townsville home.

A 32-year-old man on parole was charged with her murder, as well as two counts of attempted murder and seven counts of wilful damage among other charges.

Census site attacked by ‘overseas hackers’ and more Zedlines

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has said the census website may have been shut down as a result of an overseas hacking attack. The compulsory national survey was set to be completed by Australian households last night, but a website crash prevented thousands of people from accessing it.

Census site attacked by ‘overseas hackers’

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has said the census website may have been shut down as a result of an overseas hacking attack.

The compulsory national survey was set to be completed by Australian households last night, but a website crash prevented thousands of people from accessing it.

The website was reportedly shut down after the fourth attack to the system, in order to maintain the integrity of the data.

Kombucha debuts as vegan leather and more Zedlines

Kombucha, a fermented tea drunk for its apparent health benefits, is now being made into cruelty free clothing. Image source: Wikimedia commons

Kombucha debuts as vegan alternative to leather

Design students from Queensland University of Technology have created clothing from fermented tea otherwise known as ‘vegan leather’.

QUT partnered with State Library’s The Edge who have been brewing kombucha, a fermented tea for the last two years to establish how the harvested curd could be utilised as a workable bio-textile.

Queensland posts poor NAPLAN results and more Zedlines...

Summary results from the NAPLAN test show Queensland students have recorded the second-lowest writing test score averages across Australia. Older students performed the worst out of all age groups, with under 80 per cent of year 9 students meeting the national standards, down from 85 per cent in 2011. Image: Flickr

Queensland posts poor NAPLAN results

Summary results from the NAPLAN test show Queensland students have recorded the second-lowest writing test score averages across Australia.

Older students performed the worst out of all age groups, with under 80 per cent of year 9 students meeting the national standards, down from 85 per cent in 2011.

The result reflects an overall halt in the performance of students in literacy and numeracy skills nationwide, with the NAPLAN test demonstrating slipping writing results for years 7 and 9.

Government's 'no jab, no pay' policy sees rises in immunisations, and more 9am Zedlines

The federal government’s 'no jab, no pay' policy is seen as a success so far. (Source: Flickr)

Queensland scientists and designers aim for bacteria-based clothing

Queensland scientists are working with designers to make a by-product of kombucha tea into a durable, waterproof textile.

State Library scientist Dr Peter Musk says the bio-textile is smelly and unpredictable, but highly sustainable.

Kombucha cultures can be combined with yeast to create a curd, which can then be stretched and dried, and turned into what some describe as vegan leather.

RACQ demands an end to the “limbo” ride-sharing services

ECQ Investigating Gold Coast City Council Election and more Zedlines...

The Electoral Commission of Queensland is investigating the financial campaign activity during the Gold Coast City Council election after inquiries from the public. The ECQ says it is committed to ensuring that all participants in a local government election act in accordance with the Local Government Electoral Act.

ECQ Investigating Gold Coast City Council Election

The Electoral Commission of Queensland is investigating the financial campaign activity during the Gold Coast City Council election after inquiries from the public.

The ECQ says it is committed to ensuring that all participants in a local government election act in accordance with the Local Government Electoral Act.

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