Before 4ZZ could start broadcasting in 1975, a transmitter was ordered from the U.S. But after it was lost on the dock in New York, 4ZZ's chief engineer at the time Ross Dannecker built the station's first transmitter.
A new study shows bullying in Australian schools has dropped almost a quarter in the past seven years. (Source: Wikicommons)
Doubling of retirement homes needed in Queensland
A consultancy group predicts several major cities in Queensland will need to double in retirement homes and double again in aged care units within the next two decades to keep up with the aging population.
RPS consultants found 5.7 per cent of Queenslanders live in retirement homes which now have a 91 per cent occupancy rate.
China’s 2020 goal of landing a rover on Mars will attempt to recreate the success of the US Viking 1 mission which landed a rover on the planet over 40 years ago. (Source: Pixabay)
Thousands turn out for Brisbane marriage equality rally
Thousands of Queenslanders turned out to protest for marriage equality, shutting down streets in Brisbane’s CBD.
More than 2000 people gathered in the CBD yesterday to call for a change to Australia's marriage laws- the latest in a long line held to support the LGBTIQ community.
LGBTIQ activists believe a plebiscite will allow a hate campaign to mount against the LGBTIQ community by a well-funded and vocal minority.
Around 300 people have gathered in Brisbane’s CBD to protest against the first stage of new lockout laws starting Friday.(Source: Pixabay)
Looming lockout laws draw protest crowd
Around 300 people have gathered in Brisbane’s CBD to protest against the first stage of new lockout laws starting Friday.
On Sunday, objectors to the laws, including the LNP, the Greens, and the Liberal Democrats, joined industry stakeholders and residents to voice their displeasure and highlight the casino’s exemption from the legislation.
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QLD brain institute launches campaign against concussion in sports
Researchers at the University of Queensland have partnered with the Australian Athletics Alliance to raise awareness of concussion in sports and the long term effects it can have.
The UQ based Queensland Brain Institute launched its hashtag no brain no game (#nobrainnogame) campaign this week, which will provide for ground-breaking research into the long term effects of concussion, and has received support from sporting codes from across Australia.
Lung health experts say Australia’s coal mines are not meeting international standards on coal dust exposure in their latest report to the Medical Journal of Australia. (Source: Flickr)
Australia failing international standards on coal dust exposure
Lung health experts say Australia’s coal mines are not meeting international standards on coal dust exposure in their latest report to the Medical Journal of Australia.
Their research shows different states have varying exposure limits and monitoring methods.
The experts are calling for a national monitoring standard in line with international standards.
In Queensland there are eight confirmed cases of black lung disease with two more cases pending verification.