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Chicken scent proven to prevent malaria and more Zedlines

Researchers in Ethiopia have found that the scent of a live chicken could help prevent malaria. Image Source: Wikipedia

Shots fired in the Gold Coast

Police investigations are currently underway in the Gold Coast following reports of shots being fired just after 5am.

Police were called to a property on Brenini Drive in Coombabah with belief that there were people inside the building at the time.

No injuries have yet been reported and investigations are continuing.

Additional 2,200 cameras to be implemented in digital expansion

22 refugees discovered dead crossing the Mediterranean and more Zedlines

Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranee discovered a rubber life boat containing the bodies of 22 refugees while patrolling the Mediterranean. Image Source: CAFOD Photo Library

22 refugees discovered dead crossing the Mediterranean

Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranee discovered a rubber life boat containing the bodies of 22 refugees while patrolling the Mediterranean.

MSF said the dinghy, containing 21 dead women and 1 dead man had been attempting to cross over into Europe via Italy when the rescue ship found them.

Since 2014, over ten thousand migrants have died or been lost at sea on the voyage to Europe, according to the UNHCR.

Miller says she will refer Springborg to police and more Zedlines...

The inquiry into the closure of the Barrett Adolescent Centre has shown that former health minister Lawrence Springborg said the centre was under review in an estimates hearing days after he decided to close it. Labor MP Jo-Ann Miller says she will refer former opposition leader Lawrence Springborg to the police over these allegations. Source: News.com.au

Miller says she will refer Springborg to police

The inquiry into the closure of the Barrett Adolescent Centre has shown that former health minister Lawrence Springborg said the centre was under review in an estimates hearing days after he decided to close it.

Labor MP Jo-Ann Miller said she will refer former opposition leader Lawrence Springborg to the police over these allegations.

Miller said that Springborg told untruths to the estimates committee and will be writing to the authorities over what she believes is a breach of the criminal code.

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.

Victorian wind farm given the green light and more Zedlines

A 650 million-dollar wind-farm is set to be built in Victoria’s southwest. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Roma to house Western Queensland’s first domestic violence shelter
Queensland Minister for Women Shannon Fentiman has announced plans to provide a shelter in Roma for Victims of Domestic Violence.

The shelter is Queensland’s fourth emergency accommodation service introduced by the Palaszczuk Government and the second rural shelter after Charters Towers.

It will be the first of its kind in Western Queensland and will come as a relief to victims who were previously sent as far as Ipswich for crisis accommodation.

Liberal Party hits back at claims it is "either in debt or broke" and more Zedlines

The Liberal Party has hit back at The Australian this morning, after the national newspaper ran a story claiming Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull donated $1 million from his personal finances to fund the 2016 election campaign. (Image: Malcolm Turnbull Twitter).

Breaking News Update: There is an unconfirmed 73 fatalities with more than 100 people injured in Nice following a truck plowing into crowds celebrating Bastille Day. It is alleged police have found firearms and explosives within the vehicle.

 

 

QLD to continue greyhound racing depite NSW ban

Queensland vows greyhound racing will continue in the sunshine state, despite the recent ban in New South Wales.

Assad denies involvement in death of Marie Colvin

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has spoken to NBC news, stating U.S. journalist Marie Colvin holds responsibility for her 2012 death in Homs, Syria.

 

Breaking News Update:

60 people are reported dead in Nice after a truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day. Reports more than one occupant of the truck with the driver emerging from the vehicle to exchange gunfire with the police. Australian Federal Police are reporting driver is dead.

 

Queensland develops HIV fighting protein.

Queensland researchers have developed a protein which switches off infected HIV cells.

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.

Start-up weekend to spark Indigenous business and more Zedlines

Brisbane is set to host Australia’s first Indigenous Start-Up Weekend to spark interest in Indigenous business. (Image source: Wikipedia)

 

Start-up weekend to spark Indigenous business

Brisbane is set to host Australia’s first Indigenous Start-Up Weekend to encourage and teach young Indigenous people about the process of starting a business.

Founder Dean Foley, a Kamilaroi man, wants Indigenous people to see what business possibilities are out there and get them involved in the start-up community.

Mr Foley said the weekend is about working together for economic independence and taking those skills back to the community.

 

Gold Coast police reviews: no evidence of widespread negative culture and more Zedlines

A review into Gold Coast police workplaces, tasked with exploring incidences of bullying and discrimination, has found no evidence of a ‘widespread negative culture’ within the district. Image: Youtube

Gold Coast police reviews: no evidence of widespread negative culture

A review into Gold Coast police workplaces, tasked with exploring incidences of bullying and discrimination, has found no evidence of a ‘widespread negative culture’ within the district.

However, an independent workplace relations expert outlined some areas of concern, including a lack of leadership and the reluctance of staff to make complaints within the workplace.

Police Commissioner Ian Stewart says the review itself is evidence the police service is willing to improve.

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