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Queensland to trial recycling remuneration scheme and more zedlines

Queenslanders may soon be reimbursed for recycling plastic bottles and aluminium cans. (Image Source: Flickr)

Queenslanders may soon be reimbursed for recycling plastic bottles and aluminium cans.

The Queensland government plans to introduce a container refund scheme in July 2018, where every bottle or can returned to a ‘reverse vending machine’ could prompt a refund of 10 cents.

A trial machine will be placed in George Street for three months from February 27, with initial donations going to charities.

Adele creates transport nightmare

Queensland Government to improve child safety measures and more Zedlines

The Queensland Government has announced plans to further reform the state’s child protection system (Source: Max Pizel).

The Palaszczuk Government has pledged $6 million dollars to improve information sharing between agencies when a child goes missing and set up a register of home-based childcare services.

The changes are two of the 17 recommendations by the Family and Child Commission catalysed by the death of Logan schoolgirl Tialeigh Palmer whose body was found on the banks of the Pimpama River in November 2015.

South Australian woman to open refuge for aboriginal children in foster care

Islamophobic statements can harm trade deals and more Zedlines

Barnaby Joyce has warned against using anti-Muslim statements, as it can harm trade deals with Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. (Image source: Wikimedia)

The National Party leader said as agriculture minister he had to deal with a number of Islamic countries, such as Saudi Arabia and Indonesia, importing tonnes of Australian wheat and cattle.

He is concerned the anti-Islamic statements and interference by One Nation will cause the government to have problems in trade.

 

Catholic church sheds light on sex abuse claims

The Catholic Church has revealed the number of child abuse claims at each of their schools and homes.

Brisbane Northside Traffic Set to Increase and more Zedlines

Traffic on the Northside of Brisbane could increase this Sunday as a $300,000 road upgrade begins on the Sunshine Coast. (Image Source: Flickr)

The project is part of the Palaszczuk government’s road maintenance program aiming to improve road safety in Queensland.

34 intersections on the coast are set to receive the upgrade, with the project focusing on increasing skid resistance on the roads.

Townsville Women and Girls to Receive Mentoring
Young women and girls in care in Townsville will have the opportunity to receive mentoring from female sporting stars as a $50,000 program is announced.

Queensland housing prices increase within school catchment zones and more Zedlines

As the 2017 school year commences Domain Group have released their annual school zones report showing 2016 had the highest price growth rates within primary and secondary government school catchment zones. (Image source: Wikipedia)

A new report into Queensland housing has found some house prices have catapulted up to 40 per cent in school catchment zones.

 

As the 2017 school year commences Domain Group have released their annual
school zones report showing 2016 had the highest price growth rates
within primary and secondary government school catchment zones.

 

Peace Pilgrims face lengthy sentences and more Zedlines

Six “peace pilgrims” who were arrested last September on the Pine Gap US military intelligence base have now received a court summons, each facing maximum penalties of up to 14 years imprisonment. Image source: Andy Paine

The defendants were charged with Trespass under the Defence Special Undertakings Act, but had the charges dropped due to the law regarding the Act requiring the expressed consent of the federal attorney-general causing confusion, with judge Daynor Trigg describing the legislation as “a bit of nonsense”.

Peace pilgrim Andy Paine said the Pine Gap base itself should be put on trial, as the US base operates in virtual secrecy, targeting drone strikes that kill foreign civilians.

 

Clive Palmer’s wife ordered to give evidence

Thousands of Romanians protest decriminalising corruption and more Zedlines...

Protests have broken out in the capital of Romania, after the government decriminalised a string of corruption offences.

More than 100,000 people showed in the streets of Bucharest to protest decriminalizing corruption, after Romania’s top judicial watchdog announced the court challenge.

Critics have said it’s Romania’s biggest retreat on reforms since they joined the European Union a decade ago.

 

Tourist dies off Great Barrier Reef

A tourist has died on a diving trip on the Great Barrier Reef, 40km off the Cairns Coast.

The man, in his 60s was pulled from the waters of Moore Reef around midday yesterday.

University of Queensland to open new CBD Campus and more Zedlines...

The University of Queensland are looking to open up a new campus in Brisbane’s CBD. (Source: Wikimedia)

The campus is to be built for post-graduate students in a heritage listed building on Queen Street.

UQ submitted their plans last Friday to convert the top two floors of the old Custom Credit House into an educational establishment.

A UQ spokeswoman has confirmed the site is being leased by the faculty of business, economics, and law.

 

Bleach Festival Hitting Burleigh Shores

Like a giant wave, the Gold Coast Bleach Festival returns to Burleigh beaches.

Greens to propose inner-city vertical school and more zedlines

Queensland Greens will call for a new ‘vertical’ school this morning, to be built in Brisbane’s CBD.

They’ll be calling for the new inner-city primary and high school to be built in the revamped and smarter multi-billion dollar Queen’s Wharf development.
The Queen’s Wharf development is Brisbane’s new casino and resort project, the Greens’ idea is modelled off of a 10 storey inner-city school opened in Melbourne this week.

Tourist Dies Off Great Barrier Reef

A tourist has died on a diving trip on the Great Barrier Reef, 40km off the Cairns Coast.

The man, in his 60s, was pulled from the waters of Moore Reef around midday yesterday.

Children return to school in recaptured East Mosul

Thousands of Iraqi children have returned to school in eastern Mosul after two years under jihadist rule.

The United Nations Children’s Fund says 30 schools have reopened allowing 16,000 children to return to the education system.

Government forces have removed Islamic Militants from the area, however the area is yet to be declared safe with deadly fighting reported in eastern mosul on Tuesday.

Forty additional schools are set to reopen in the coming weeks after a final check for unexploded ordnances in the area.

Photo: Flickr/DVIDSHUB

 

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