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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.

 

Brisbane to start new transport and lock-out legislation's beginning of July and more Zedlines

Transit and Liquor Licensing laws will come into effect as of July 1. (Source: wikimedia commons)

New legislations for Brisbane starting in July

Several new pieces of legislation will be implemented which will affect students and the Brisbane community coming July 1st.

As of tomorrow, university students will be unable to purchase new concession go cards or paper tickets, and unless registered with translink, your go card will be updated to charge adult fares.

Brisbane to start new transport and lock-out legislation's beginning of July...and more Zedlines

Transit and Liquor Licensing laws will come into effect as of July 1. (Source: wikimedia commons)

New legislations for Brisbane starting in July

Several new pieces of legislation will be implemented which will affect students and the Brisbane community coming July 1st.

As of tomorrow, university students will be unable to purchase new concession go cards or paper tickets, and unless registered with translink, your go card will be updated to charge adult fares.

Growing number of homeless women in Brisbane caused by domestic violence and more Zedlines

Experts have found the growing number of homeless women in Brisbane is often caused by domestic violence. Image: Wikicommons

Growing number of homeless women in Brisbane caused by domestic violence
Experts have found the growing number of homeless women in Brisbane is often caused by domestic violence.

University of England PhD graduate Helena Menih told the ABC that many women are homeless as a result of domestic violence, and an increase in shelters, services and safe havens are needed.

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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.

QLD inching towards protected area targets and more Zedlines

Environment Minister Steven Miles says the recent acquisitions mean over 8 per cent of Queensland is now considered protected land. (Source: Flickr)

QLD inching towards protected area targets

Queensland’s goal of having 17 per cent of the state declared a protected area by 2035 is slowly being achieved, with the Governor recently signing off on more than 400 hectares of land becoming national and state parks.

Environment Minister Steven Miles says the recent acquisitions mean over 8 per cent of Queensland is now considered protected land with ecological and cultural significance.

Climate change activists at Peter Dutton's doorstep

Climate change has not been a big issue in this election campaign, though a series of protest's at the offices of :climate blocking" politicians this week has been an effort to address that from people concerned about the climate.

On Friday it was Member for Dickson Peter Dutton whose office was targetted, though his door was locked to any discussion of the issue. 4ZZZ reporter Andy Paine spoke to Dickson local Lesley Hughes about the protest.

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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. 

 

Reef bleaching costs tourism billions

A study released today revealed that tourists are becoming less and less likely to visit Australia, due to coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef. Rod Campbell was the report author and director of research at the Australian Institute, and helped unpack his findings.

Kenbi Land Claim to be finalised today and more Zedlines

Title deeds for the Kenbi land claim will be handed to Traditional Owners by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in a cultural ceremony in the Northern Territory this morning. (image source: Wikipedia)

Bravehearts call for royal commission into child protection
Child protection advocates, Bravehearts are calling for a royal commission into the nation's child protection system.

The request follows the release of a new report by the Bravehearts organisation which reveals that the Family Court system in Queensland sent children to live with convicted sex offenders.

Founder Hetty Johnston says she understands the cost and magnitude of a royal commission but believes the safety of children and families in Australia warrant such a response.

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