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Brisbane to start new transport and lock-out legislation's beginning of July and more Zedlines

Transit and Liquor Licensing laws will come into effect as of July 1. (Source: wikimedia commons)

New legislations for Brisbane starting in July

Several new pieces of legislation will be implemented which will affect students and the Brisbane community coming July 1st.

As of tomorrow, university students will be unable to purchase new concession go cards or paper tickets, and unless registered with translink, your go card will be updated to charge adult fares.

Brisbane to start new transport and lock-out legislation's beginning of July...and more Zedlines

Transit and Liquor Licensing laws will come into effect as of July 1. (Source: wikimedia commons)

New legislations for Brisbane starting in July

Several new pieces of legislation will be implemented which will affect students and the Brisbane community coming July 1st.

As of tomorrow, university students will be unable to purchase new concession go cards or paper tickets, and unless registered with translink, your go card will be updated to charge adult fares.

Up to a Third of Young Australian Women have Disordered Eating Patterns and More Zedlines!

Up to a Third of Young Australian Women have Disordered Eating Patterns, Parties Urged to Commit to Recycling Scheme and Indian Schoolgirl Jailed for Cheating. (Image:flickr)

Up to a Third of Young Australian Women have Disordered Eating Patterns

Researchers from UQ have found that up to a third of young Australian women display disordered eating behavior.

In conjunction with the Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University in Sweden, the study showed 4% of women aged 18-23 reported symptoms of bulimia nervosa while 17% reported episodes of overeating and 16% reported binge eating.

Study shows terminal patients given unnecessary treatment

A new study has recorded that a high number of terminal patients were submitted to  unnecessary treatments in their final days of life.

Brisbane Line spoke to head of the project, Dr Magnolia Cardona-Morrell for an indepth discussion. 

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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. 

 

Fired Australian vet claiming government corruption after live export papers leaked

Cattle in live export industry (photo: flickr)

Rockhampton project targeting troubled youth a sucess

A new police program targeting troubled youth in Rockhampton has been praised for its effectiveness with at risk adolescents.

National Refugee Week has little impact on election

Monday the 20th of June begins national Refugee Week, and 4zzz caught up with Associate Professor Sarah Maddison about how Refugee Week might impact the upcoming election.

Coral bleaching at Barrier Reef could cost 1 billion in lost tourism revenue, and more Zedlines

The ongoing coral bleaching at the Great Barrier Reef could cost Australia one billion dollars in lost tourism revenue as the number of visitors have plummeted by more than one million people per year. (image source: Flickr)

Croc jobs to be announced in Cairns

Minister for Environment Dr Steven Miles is expected to announce new regional jobs for wildlife officers in Cairns later this morning.

The announcement will also include the appointment of a high-level specialist as part of the Government’s 5.8 million dollar commitment to crocodile management in the region.

Dr Miles announcement is scheduled for 10am this morning.

Coral bleaching at Barrier Reef could cost 1 billion in lost tourism revenue

Rome votes in first female mayor and more Zedlines

Rome has elected its first female mayor in it’s two thousand year history (image source: Flickr)

Asbestos concerns on the Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast authorities are investigating whether residents have been exposed to asbestos in the wake of the storm system that tore through the city on Sunday night.

Roofs were torn off and strewn all over streets in Mooloolaba, and Inspector Matt Wilson from the Police District says his team is investigating whether or not there was asbestos in any of the roofs.

Fiona Simpson, member for Maroochydore says she understands there is a genuine concern.

QLD Youth Law amendments passed

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