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.
The European Union, and twenty-four nations, have signed a landmark agreement to protect a 1.1 square kilometre section of water at the Ross Sea in Antarctica. (Image Source: Wikipedia)
The international agreement will create the world’s largest marine park by setting a no-take “general protection zone”, allowing no fishing at all.
A breakthrough was finally reached after five years of negotiations, with Australia brokering the deal.
Scientists have estimated the Southern Ocean produces around three-quarters of the life sustaining nutrients needed in our oceans, making the deal critical to the ongoing health of the ocean’s ecosystem.
Two Queensland Rail bosses have stepped down in the wake of timetable issues that saw more than one hundred services cancelled last week. (Photo source: Wikipedia)
Chief executive Helen Gluer and chairman Michael Klug resigned yesterday afternoon as Queensland Rail warned of more service disruptions to come.
Opposition leader Tim Nicholls is calling for Queensland Transport minister Stirling Hinchliffe to step down over the timetable troubles, though the LNP repeatedly refused to answer whether they reduced train instructor numbers during their term in government.
Shelter your children and your pets: evidence of a highly drug resistant salmonella superbug has been discovered in domestic animals living in Australia. image source: wikimedia
The bug was discovered after a cat from a shelter was taken to Sydney vet with a serious gut infection last year. Another three cats at the veterinary were tested and found to be carrying the bacteria, which indicates the bug is highly transferable.
The superbug has a resistance to nine classes of drugs that are used as a life-saving defense against disease in humans and animals.
Experts believe this rare and unusual resistance may pose a serious threat to public health.
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