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Coca-Cola Amatil to shift Australian focus and more Zedlines...

Following the news Coca-Cola Amatil will close its South Australian bottling plant the soft drink giant announced a ninety-million dollar investment in Brisbane.

 
Managing Director Alison Watkins says the investment will go toward expanding dairy and juice product output as well as a new glass production line.

The plant in Thebarton, South Australia, will be closed by 2019 and result in the loss of two-hundred jobs.

Coca-Cola Amatil says ‘a lot’ of short-term jobs will be created by the investment in Queensland but have not commented on permanent positions.

Cancer Council Says Schools Are Too Hot To Learn

Dreamworld suffers $95.2m write-down and more zedlines

Dreamworld have announced a ninety-five point two million dollar ($95.2 million) writedown, following last year’s tragedy.

They recorded a statutory loss of forty-nine point four million dollars ($49.4 million), which was impacted by a property, plant, and equipment writedown and goodwill impairment.

CEO, Deborah Thomas, says the priority following the October tragedy was to reopen the parks in a way that was respectful to the victims and their families.

 

Palaszczuk reaffirms election is a year away Queensland Premier

Annastacia Palaszczuk has reaffirmed the next state election will be held on May 5, 2018.

Dreamworld suffers $95.2m write-down and more zedlines

Dreamworld have announced a ninety-five point two million dollar ($95.2 million) writedown, following last year’s tragedy.

They recorded a statutory loss of forty-nine point four million dollars ($49.4 million), which was impacted by a property, plant, and equipment writedown and goodwill impairment.

CEO, Deborah Thomas, says the priority following the October tragedy was to reopen the parks in a way that was respectful to the victims and their families.

Former PM wants  Australian Independence

Former Labor prime minister Paul Keating has proposed a more independent stance for Australia in the future.

Dreamworld suffers $95.2m write-down and more zedlines

Dreamworld have announced a ninety-five point two million dollar ($95.2 million) writedown, following last year’s tragedy.

They recorded a statutory loss of forty-nine point four million dollars ($49.4 million), which was impacted by a property, plant, and equipment writedown and goodwill impairment.

CEO, Deborah Thomas, says the priority following the October tragedy was to reopen the parks in a way that was respectful to the victims and their families.

Former PM wants  Australian Independence

Former Labor prime minister Paul Keating has proposed a more independent stance for Australia in the future.

DFO Plane Crash and More Zedlines...

A plane has crashed into the DFO factory outlet and burst into flames, shortly after takeoff from the Essendon Airport in Melbourne, this morning.

It is unknown if there are any casualties at this stage, but it is understood that five people were on board the Beechcraft plane which was a charter flight to King Island.

Thirteen fire crews have been battling the fire, paramedics and police are also on scene.

The immediate area has been evacuated and both the Tullamarine and Calder Freeways are closed in both directions near the crash site.

LNP and One Nation miffed before elections

Image Sorce: Flickr/Carollainy Queensland’s Liberal National Party has ruled out making a deal with One Nation at the next state election.

LNP leader Tim Nicholls says there will be no coalition formed with One Nation and the Liberals will not preference people who do not agree with their values.

Mr. Nicholls had previously refused to rule out any deal between the LNP and the fringe party at the next state election which is expected to be called in the second half of this year.

 

Labour Party to discuss indigenous caucus today

The Labour Party will establish an indigenous caucus which aims to increase their government participation by first Australians.

Bland Brisbane

Image Source: Wikimedia Commons/ Aleem Yousaf A former Brisbane based street artist has described Brisbane as bland and “oppressive” toward those who use graffiti as a medium.

 

Internationally renowned artist, Anthony Lister has said Brisbane runs the risk of becoming even more bland if areas aren’t set up for aspiring artists to apply and practice their skills.

Mr Lister’s comments come after Brisbane’s Graffiti task force charged 115 suspected vandals with 5260 offences last year.

Over 20 permanent murals will be finalised over the next month as part of the Brisbane Street Art Festival, with only one on a Council owned property on Coronation Drive. 

 

Cancer Council Queensland - Cancer Cases Triple

Do QLD's Abortion and Bail Laws Reflect Community Values?

Each month we speak with Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh. This month we’re looking at proposed changes to QLD’s bail and abortion laws, and the pros and cons of GPS tracking for domestic violence suspects.

Rebecca is lecturer in public law at the University of Queensland’s TC Beirne School of Law, and co-author of The Tim Carmody Affair: Australia’s Greatest Judicial Crisis.

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Pro-choice activists call on government to legalise abortion and more Zedlines...

Women’s Rights groups and supporters took to the streets to demand abortion becomes legal, ahead of an important ruling on the matter. (Image source: N. Keramos)

Approximately 300 protesters rallied outside parliament last night, calling on the parliamentary committee to allow a private members bill on abortion to reach parliament.

Independent MP Rob Pyne said his bill is designed to remove abortion from the criminal code and regulate it under the Health Act, so women can control their health needs.

The committee report will be handed down today.

 

Recreational fishers urge government to recall imported prawns

Storms end Queensland heatwave and more Zedlines

Monday marked the end of South East Queensland’s heatwave with storms bringing rain, lightning and strong winds. (Image credit: Wikimedia)

Monday marked the end of South East Queensland’s heatwave with storms bringing rain, lightning and strong winds.

More than 50 millimetres of rain fell in some areas while wind gusts approached 100km/h, damaging roofs and trees and leaving almost 20,000 homes without power.

The State Emergency Service attended 45 south-east Queensland calls for help, the majority in Ipswich where hundreds of homes were still without power on Tuesday morning.

 

Reform ahead for Queensland trading hours

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