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Bullying rates declining in Australian schools and more Zedlines...

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.

Pentagon lifts ban on transgendered military service personnel and other Zedlines...

The Pentagon has announced it will end its ban on transgender people serving in the US military.(Source: Wikicommons)

Queensland is formally a multicultural society

Queensland is formally recognised as a multicultural society from today with the commencement of the Multicultural Recognition Act.

Multicultural Affairs Minister Grace Grace says this Act recognises Queensland’s diverse cultural heritage and aims to promote Queensland as a united, harmonious and inclusive community.

Through this new Act, the Multicultural Queensland Advisory Council and the Multicultural Queensland Charter will also be established.

China on track for Mars mission and more Zedlines

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.

Looming lockout laws draw protest crowd and more Zedlines

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.

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. 

 

Mississippi judge refuses to block anti - LGBT law, and more Zedlines

Mississippi judge refuses to block anti - LGBT law, Concerns for Frasier Island dingo population, Calls for obesity to be classified as a disease, and more Zedlines

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.

Australia failing international standards on coal dust exposure and more Zedlines

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.

Super corals may limit reef bleaching - and more Zedlines

With two-thirds of the 500,000 square kilometres of reefs remaining lost or in poor shape, Australian scientists aim to counteract some of the effects of coral bleaching. (Image source: Wikipedia)

Liberal party defends Parakeelia

Brisbane City Council's Labor opposition said tens of thousands of dollars of ratepayers' money has flowed to Parakeelia since 2009.

Parakeelia is a Liberal Party owned company which has transferred more than a million dollars into Liberal accounts over the past three years.

Liberal politicians have defended the company as lawful and professionally run, saying they will assist with any relevant inquiries.

 

Queensland Government to financially support kindergardens

Millions of dollars in donations for Orlando victims raised and continuing and more Zedlines

Millions of dollars in donations for Orlando victims raised and continuing

Efforts by the Orlando community to raise funds after Sunday’s mass shooting continue, with several million dollars already donated to various organisations.

Terry DeCarlo, an executive director of the LGBT Center of Central Florida, has expressed joy at the outpouring of support for the LGBT community and the victims' families.

Orlando LGBT community raise money for families of mass shooting victims - and more Zedlines

LGBT organisation created a donation website that has seen $4 million dollars raised and is continuing to rise.

Parakeelia controversial ties to Liberal Party

Brisbane City Council's Labor opposition says tens of thousands of dollars of ratepayers' money has flowed to Parakeelia since 2009.

Parakeelia is a company with controversial ties to the Liberal Party, having transferred more than a million dollars into Liberal accounts over the past three three years.

Council opposition leader Peter Cumming says the company is effectively channelling ratepayers' money through to the Liberal Party.

Brisbane budget increase 

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