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Mass grave of greyhounds found and more Zedlines

Investigators in the Hunter Valley have discovered a mass grave reported to contain 99 greyhounds, all of which were killed by blows to the head or gunshot wounds. Photo: Wikipedia

Mass grave of greyhounds found

Investigators in the Hunter Valley have discovered a mass grave reported to contain 99 greyhounds, all of which were killed by blows to the head or gunshot wounds.

The dogs buried there are believed to have been killed between two thousand and nine and two thousand and thirteen because they were under-performing and no longer needed.

Donald Trump officially announced as Republican nominee and more Zedlines...

Donald Trump has been officially announced as the Republican Nominee during the second day of the Republican Convention in Ohio.

Donald Trump officially announced as Republican nominee

Donald Trump has been officially announced as the Republican Nominee during the second day of the Republican Convention in Ohio.

Trump’s home state of New York gave him 89 delegates, the final votes needed to secure the nomination.

Before formally submitting Trump’s name Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions described him as a singular leader and that he could get America back on track.

ECQ Investigating Gold Coast City Council Election and more Zedlines...

The Electoral Commission of Queensland is investigating the financial campaign activity during the Gold Coast City Council election after inquiries from the public. The ECQ says it is committed to ensuring that all participants in a local government election act in accordance with the Local Government Electoral Act.

ECQ Investigating Gold Coast City Council Election

The Electoral Commission of Queensland is investigating the financial campaign activity during the Gold Coast City Council election after inquiries from the public.

The ECQ says it is committed to ensuring that all participants in a local government election act in accordance with the Local Government Electoral Act.

Union fears safety as Airservices cuts up to one in five jobs and more Zedlines

Airservices Australia will cut up to one in five jobs this Wednesday, following a fall in profitability, with its first loss of $13.5 million this year. (Image Source: Pexels)

Barrett Centre Inquiry Finalised
An inquiry into the closure of the Barrett Centre, a specialist adolescent mental health facility has found that former Health Minister Lawrence Springborg was “poorly advised”.

The inquiry, handed down by Commissioner Margaret Wilson, also found a lack of communication between parents, families and staff and insufficient record keeping.

Three former patients committed suicide after the centre was closed, and patients were moved into different care arrangements.

Marriage equality plebiscite potentially delayed and more Zedlines

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has warned a plebiscite on marriage equality may not occur this year.

Tax-free public transport available to thousands

Thousands could have access to tax-free public transport after salary package provider RemServ won a class ruling action from the Australian Tax Office earlier this year.

Once given the go-ahead from Translink, employees from organisations signed up to RemServ will be able to salary sacrifice their work bus commute.

The Queensland Government rejects proposal for mobile cardiology clinic in regional Queensland and more Zedlines

The Queensland Government rejects proposal for mobile cardiology clinic in regional Queensland

The Queensland Government rejects proposal for mobile cardiology clinic in regional Queensland

The State Government rejected a proposal to assist a mobile cardiology clinic designed to treat hundreds of regional Queenslanders each year.

Electrical Engineer and Cardiologist, Rolfe Gomes, launched the mobile clinic, known as THE HEART BUS, and says that he provides procedures that if not treated, could prove fatal.

The heart of Australia Mobile Clinic travels more than 8000 kilometres each month and serves 12 regional communities.

Armed men seize Yerevan police station and more Zedlines

Armed men seize Yerevan police station

Brisbane park awash with red dresses for Kate Bush tribute

Cloudy skies and constant rain was no match for Brisbane’s Kate Bush fans, as they paid tribute to the songstress in a sea of red dresses and smudgy mascara.

Fans met at Spring Hill’s Bedford Park and performed the dance moves to one of Kate’s biggest hits, Wuthering Heights.

They were joined by fans across Australia and the world for The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever, an event held over the weekend where participants celebrated Ms Bush and her iconic filmclip.

Dairy Farmer travels Queensland in tractor to stress importance of buying local and more Zedlines

Dairy Farmer travels Queensland in tractor to stress importance of buying local

LNP likely to secure Toowoomba south seat as counting continues

Counting continues in the Toowoomba South by-election race, with the LNP expected to retain the seat.

Currently LNP candidate David Janetzki has claimed over 46 per cent of primary votes, with 81 per cent of votes counted.

The Darling Downs-based seat was up for grabs when LNP MP John McVeigh vacated the seat after his successful election to federal parliament.

Dairy Farmer travels Queensland in tractor to stress importance of buying local

Radical substance abuse program welcomed by addiction experts and more Zedlines

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Radical substance abuse program welcomed by addiction experts

An alternative substance abuse program involving giving free alcohol to help Australian homeless alcoholics has been put forward by Australian addiction experts.

The proposed Managed Alcohol Program would give addicts up to 15 free alcoholic drinks a day in a managed environment, mirroring a similar approach in Canada that has resulted in an overall reduction of alcohol consumption by participants each day.

Measures to prevent health professional abuse and more Zedlines

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Measures to prevent health professional abuse

Queensland Health has announced a trial of new measures to help prevent violence against health professionals.

To improve the worker’s safety, repeat violent offenders could be banned from hospital visits and health workers could be fitted with body cameras and duress alarms.

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