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Railroad Gin Singer Carol Lloyd has Died and More Zedlines

Brisbane Rock icon, Carol Lloyd, died in the Wesley Hospital yesterday at the age of 68. (Image Source: Pexels)

Considered one of Australia’s first women of rock, Ms Lloyd suffered from pulmonary fibrosis and died peacefully after a long battle with the lung disease.

Ms Lloyd’s legacy lives on through her music. In addition to the Queensland Government’s Carol Lloyd award, which is presented to emerging local female singer-songwriters.

Valentine’s Day not all Love and Kisses
Women’s Legal Service Queensland is expecting at least a 46 percent spike in domestic violence calls this week following Valentine's Day.

Persepolis visits up as sanctions lifted and more Zedlines

While political tensions between the West and Tehran continue,tourism in Iran is seeing a resurgence.

Photo:Wikicommons/DAVID HOLT

In the year since international sanctions against Iran were lifted, the country’s tourism economy has soared.

The 18% spike in tourism has seen a many tourists flock to Persepolis, a two thousand five hundred year old heritage site.

Experts from Japan and Italy have expressed their willingness to help preserve Iran’s ancient sites during this especially busy tourist season.

 

Water trouble for North Brisbanites.

Persepolis visits up as sanctions lifted and more Zedlines

While political tensions between the West and Tehran continue,tourism in Iran is seeing a resurgence.

In the year since international sanctions against Iran were lifted, the country’s tourism economy has soared.

The 18% spike in tourism has seen a many tourists flock to Persepolis, a two thousand five hundred year old heritage site.

Experts from Japan and Italy have expressed their willingness to help preserve Iran’s ancient sites during this especially busy tourist season.

 

Water trouble for North Brisbanites.

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.

Acting Attorney-General fired over refuting immigration ban + more zedlines

Acting Attorney-General Sally Yates has been fired from her position after she told justice department lawyers not to support the refugee immigration ban.

Acting Attorney-General fired over refuting immigration ban

Acting Attorney-General Sally Yates has been fired from her position after she told justice department lawyers not to support the refugee immigration ban.

Donald Trump later accused her of betraying the Department of Justice before dismissing her of all duties.

The White House has defended Trump's decision claiming Yates has protested a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States.

Labour certification seeks to end exploitation of farmers

CSIRO discovers breakthrough using soybeans

CSIRO-led scientists have used soybeans to make the world’s strongest material, graphene, more commercially viable. (Image source: Pixabay)

CSIRO-led scientists have used soybeans to make the world’s strongest material, graphene, more commercially viable.

Graphene is carbon material one atom thick.

The new technology is expected to reduce the cost of graphene production while also improving the uptake in new applications.

CSIRO has made a breakthrough in developing a high quality version of the material using soybeans.

First Australian barred from entering the US and more Zedlines

A 15-year-old Melbourne school boy is the first reported Australian affected by the US’s seven country ban, being denied for a holiday visa to visit America on a school trip.(source: wikimedia)

The teen visited the US consulate in Melbourne yesterday, when his visa was rejected by authorities for holding a dual citizenship of Iran and Australia.

This rejection comes despite the dual national being born and residing in Australia.

The seven countries affected by the new law are Libya, Sudan, Iran, Iraq, Yemen and Somalia.

 

Traditional Owners ask Federal Court strike out Adani Mine and more Zedlines. PHOTO: Wikicommons/Kgbo

Traditional Owners seek court order on Monday to strike out Adani’s 'fake, land use agreement

PHOTO: Wikicommons/Kgbo

Indigenous owners will ask the Federal Court to strike out Adani’s claim they have majority approval for the proposed Carmichael mine.

The Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners Council will today ask the Federal Court in Brisbane to strike out the agreement, which will allow the mine to go ahead in the Galilee Basin.

Moves to remove gay panic from Queensland law raise questions on wording

Moves to remove the GAY PANIC defense from Queensland law, are supported by most gay rights groups but others warn they may have other consequences.

Queensland Law Society president Christine Smyth says they are concerned with the wording which removes the sexual advance defense, other than in exceptional circumstances.

The homosexual advance defense, has been used by people accused of murder to claim they were provoked by an unwanted sexual advance.

Queensland and South Australia are the only  states to still have the partial defense of sexual provocation against murder.

Photo:Alejandro Linares Garcia/Wikicommons

Ipswich local recieves top award.

Proposed same-sex marriage bill contains potentially discriminatory loophole and more Zedlines

The draft bill provides that ‘religious bodies’ or ‘religious organisations’ would be exempt from anti-discrimination law if they refused to service same-sex weddings. (image: wikimedia commons)

Proposed same-sex marriage bill contains potentially discriminatory loophole

The New South Wales Anti-Discrimination Board is among several groups that have warned the federal government it’s proposed same-sex marriage bill contains a loophole that could promote discrimination.

The draft bill provides that ‘religious bodies’ or ‘religious organisations’ would be exempt from anti-discrimination law if they refused to service same-sex weddings.

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