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Funding concerns for Indigenous Rangers program and more zedlines

Indigenous Land (source: wikipedia)

Queensland in need of blood

The Australian Red Cross Blood Service have urged Australians to donate blood, especially those with the O-negative blood type, with the nation having just two days’ supply left.

Winter comes as a difficult time for blood donations due to cold and flu symptoms and due to this contributions have dropped to 1000 donors a day. 

Red Cross in need of type O Blood... and more Zedlines

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Red Cross in need of type O Blood

 

The Australian Red Cross Blood Service have urged Australians to donate blood, especially those with the O-negative blood type, with the nation having just two days’ supply left.

 

Winter comes as a difficult time for blood donations due to cold and flu symptoms and due to this contributions have dropped to 1000 donors a day.

 

Londoners rally against Brexit decision and more Zedlines

Londoners rally against Brexit decision, Flood Fraud loses appeal, Europe warned against adopting Australian-style border security strategies, and more Zedlines

Flood Fraud loses appeal

A Grantham woman convicted of fraudulently obtaining over $140,000 in flood relief payments has lost her case in QLD’s Court of Appeal.

Christine Blackmore appealed her July 2015 conviction on the grounds that potential issues with juror’s behaviour could have unfairly influenced the trial’s outcome. In her ruling yesterday Justice Margaret McMurdo ruled that there was no breach of behavioural guidelines. 

Up to a Third of Young Australian Women have Disordered Eating Patterns and More Zedlines!

Up to a Third of Young Australian Women have Disordered Eating Patterns, Parties Urged to Commit to Recycling Scheme and Indian Schoolgirl Jailed for Cheating. (Image:flickr)

Up to a Third of Young Australian Women have Disordered Eating Patterns

Researchers from UQ have found that up to a third of young Australian women display disordered eating behavior.

In conjunction with the Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University in Sweden, the study showed 4% of women aged 18-23 reported symptoms of bulimia nervosa while 17% reported episodes of overeating and 16% reported binge eating.

Singapore Airlines plane catches fire at Changi Airport and more Zedlines

A Singapore Airlines plane has caught fire after touching down at Changi Airport last night, however none of the 222 passengers or 19 crew-members were injured after the aircraft’s right engine caught fire. (Image Source: Wikimedia)

Hendra vaccine trial results
After a year long trial of a Hendra vaccine in humans, none of the 40 participants have suffered any serious ill-effects.

4 of 7 people who have been infected with the Hendra virus, as well as 50 horses, have died since the disease was discovered in Brisbane in 1994, the most recent outbreak being in September last year.

Dr Jeannette Young, chief health officer of Queensland says the clinical trial results will be released later this year.

New UV sensor could help prevent skin cancer and more Zedlines

Australian researchers have developed a new wearable sensor that tells its user when they have been exposed to too much ultraviolet sunlight. (Source: Flickr)

Sea turtles with potentially deadly herpes lesions on the rise on Great Barrier Reef

The number of cases of sea turtles with a debilitating disease is increasing, and climate change may be at fault, according to a Queensland researcher.

The disease, called fibropapillomatosis or FP, is caused by the herpes virus and causes lesions on the turtle's body.

Democrats stage gun law protest in Washington, and other Zedlines

A group of members of the Democratic Party is protesting for tougher gun control laws after the Orlando mass shooting. (Image Source: Ron Cogswell, Flickr)

Queensland government purchases cattle station

The Queensland Government recently purchased a Cape York cattle station in an attempt to stop sediment and pollution flowing into the Great Barrier Reef.

Environmental activists and field officials have commended the move, stating it will be positive for reef conservation and the economy.

This follows a report on Tuesday that announced Queensland could see a potential loss of 1 billion dollars a year from foreign tourism if the reef continues to be destroyed. 

 

Fired Australian vet claiming government corruption after live export papers leaked

Cattle in live export industry (photo: flickr)

Rockhampton project targeting troubled youth a sucess

A new police program targeting troubled youth in Rockhampton has been praised for its effectiveness with at risk adolescents.

New study reveals effect of Australian gun laws

A new study finally shows the overall effects of Australian gun laws on preventing mass shootings and reducing homicide (source: wikimedia).

Concerns over Fraser Island dingo baiting

Six dingoes were found dead on Fraser Island, raising concerns that they were purposely baited and killed.

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service said the dingoes will be investigated for cause of death.

President of the Save the Fraser Island Dingo group Malcolm Kilpatrick said he has been worried about baiting for a long time, but the evidence has never been this bad.

 

Queensland Native Title claim successful

DNA link to migraines, and more Zedlines

DNA link to migraines, Tasmanian Government imposes 30pc on dams, Congress blocks four pieces of gun control legislation in one day, and more Zedlines

Emergency Situation Declared In West Ipswich

And an update to our early news , Police have called off the emergency situation in West Ipswich after a suspicious package was investigated and found to be of no danger.

The device was found in a shopping complex on Brisbane Street. An exclusion zone was in effect, with the shopping centre cordoned off along the boundaries of Brisbane and Keogh (KEO) Streets.     

This exclusion zone was lifted approximately 30 minuites ago

 

DNA link to migraines

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