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Art Space Emerging in West End and more Zedlines

Jonathan Sri has announced a new contemporary art space in West End for the Brisbane community to collaborate and display artworks. The project, House Conspiracy, will be offering three-week residencies to 68 Brisbane based emerging artists in the first year of operation. (Image: Facebook)

Art Space Emerging in West End

Jonathan Sri has announced a new contemporary art space in West End for the Brisbane community to collaborate and display artworks.

The project, House Conspiracy, will be offering three-week residencies to 68 Brisbane based emerging artists in the first year of operation.

Artists will be given the opportunity to showcase their work in the event space with 24/hour access to studios with a no-cost scheme set to take place early February next year.

Tyre Recycler Ordered to Clean Up Act

“Sausage party” protest draws attention to gender inequality in film and more Zedlines

Protestors from Women in Film and Television NSW have dressed up as sausages at the AACTA awards on Wednesday to highlight the lack of gender equality in the movie industry.

The activists say too few movies directed by women were nominated for awards and instead the evening was largely dominated by male-led films; hence the “sausage party”.

They were swiftly removed by security, but not before calling for more transparency in the AACTA movie nomination process.

(Source @VZerbst - Twitter.com)

 

Wild Weather Leads to Hospitalisation
Lightning has struck two Gold Coast homes yesterday afternoon, with five people recovering from the impact.

Rally to Remember Tyrone

On Sunday Brisbane Line Reporter Jack McDonnell attended the Remember Tyrone rally and listened as the community rallied to support Tyrones family and demand more so that a story like this never happens again.

 

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PM given green light to celebrate Mardi Gras and more Zedlines

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull won’t be banned from Sydney’s Mardi Gras celebrations, after the committee board ruled against banning the PM from the celebrations. (Image source: Wikimedia Commons)

Members of the committee had called for the Prime Minister to be banned after is inaction for the equality of the LGBTIQ community.

A statement released by the Mardi Gras committee said as a cornerstone cultural event in Sydney, Mardi Gras values the healthy dialogue we create with a broad spectrum of political parties.

 

Queenslanders brace themselves for soaring temperatures

Experts warn Queenslanders not to underestimate the heatwave threat, as temperatures continue to soar above December averages.

Discriminatory laws still plague the LGBTIQ community and more Zedlines

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill is set to issue a formal apology to the state’s LGBTIQ community, in order to acknowledge the pain and suffering caused by old laws.

South Australia and Queensland are the only states which still allow the so-called ‘gay panic defence,’ where citing unwanted homosexual advances can be used as a partial defence against a murder charge.

While the Queensland Government now says it will abolish that defence, South Australia is yet to commit to such law reforms.

 

New therapy for Prostate cancer treatments in Brisbane

Queensland prostate cancer sufferers will try a new GPS system therapy, used to track the position of their tumors during radiation treatment.

Youth service JellyBeans to remain open for now, and more Zedlines...

The transgender youth service will remain open for a few more months after temporarily securing funding. (Image Source: Jack McDonnell)

Youth service JellyBeans to stay open.. for now

The transgender youth service, JellyBeans, will be able to stay open for another 3 months, after securing a $5000 donation on behalf of Brisbane Central State MP Grace Grace but needs continuing support.

Last month, Open Doors chair, Tyrone Shandiman, announced the group would be forced to shut down at the end of this month unless it can acquire more support.

Jelly Beans socially support transgender, gender variant and genderqueer people under the age of 24.

 

Record low sea ice in Arctic and more zedlines

Danish and US researchers have reported record Arctic temperatures this year, with air temperatures being up to 20°c higher, and sea temperatures around 4°c higher than expected. The high temperatures, which are “literally off the charts” according to Professor Jennifer Francis, have led to the lowest sea ice ever recorded for late November, and could lead to an annual record low in 2017.

Record low sea ice in Arctic

Danish and US researchers have reported record Arctic temperatures this year, with air temperatures being up to 20°c higher, and sea temperatures around 4°c higher than expected.

The high temperatures, which are “literally off the charts” according to Professor Jennifer Francis, have led to the lowest sea ice ever recorded for late November, and could lead to an annual record low in 2017.

Mojgan Shamsalipoor graduates High School and more Zedlines

Mojgan Shamsalipoor, the Iranian woman made famous for her battle to be released from immigration detention earlier this year, has been awarded her graduation certificate from Yeronga State High School. source: twitter @MarkBaileyMP

Mojgan was freed from two year-long immigration detention in September after her refugee application was denied.

She was granted a three-month bridging visa upon her release and will be able to live with her husband.

 

Queensland introduces digital learning classes

Queensland State Education Minister Kate Jones, has now introduced compulsory digital learning classes for children in Prep through to year 10.

Ancient Aboriginal settlement found and more Zedlines

Evidence of Aboriginal settlement in arid Australia has been found in a Flinders Ranges rock shelter (image source: Wikimedia Commons).

The site known as Warratyi shows that Aboriginal settlement in Australia occurred around 49,000 years ago - 10,000 years earlier than previously thought.
 

Lead author, Hiles Hamm found the site with local elder Clifford Coulthard by chance while surveying gorges in the northern Flinders Ranges and has so far recovered around 4,300 artefacts, and 200 bone fragments.

 

Large taxpayer costs amid Redcliffe line issues

Same-sex couples in Queensland can now adopt children and more Zedlines

The Palaszczuk Government passed the Adoption and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 last night, allowing same-sex couples, single people, and couples undergoing fertility treatment to adopt children in Queensland.

LNP’s communities’ spokeswoman Ros Bates says that the low demand for adoptive parents means that people looking to adopt will be on waiting lists for years and that the expansion was unnecessary.

The Communities Minister Shannon Fentiman said it was not a matter of supply and demand, but the removal of “unfair discrimination from the Queensland statute books”.

 

Plans for Fortitude Valley Metro development

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