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Kenya to close world’s largest refugee camp

Kenya to close world’s largest refugee camp, Ipswich Motorway upgrade to begin next month, Tasmanian high court challenge delayed and more Zedlines (Image:REUTERS/THOMAS MUKOYA)

Kenya to close world’s largest refugee camp

Kenya has announced they will close the world's largest refugee camp by the end of this year, in a move the United Nations and other Western states have warned against. 

The Dadaab camp is home to over 350,000 mostly Somali refugees, and has provided safety to people fleeing war and famine for over 25 years. 

QLDers might not get a fare deal if Uber is made illegal, and more 9am Zedlines

Queenslanders could face higher taxi fares and long waiting times if Uber is made illegal (Source: Flickr)

Brisbane's heritage trading scheme allows developers to build bigger

A controversial high-rise development in the Brisbane CBD will go ahead, despite it not conforming to the City Centre Neighbourhood Plan.

The heritage-listed National Bank building will allow its owners, The Aria Group, to transfer its development potential to its high rise on Edward street, allowing it to have a footprint larger than the normal 45 per cent for this type of development.

Sunshine Coast teen establishes LGBTI school support group - and more Zedlines

Sunshine Coast teen establishes LGBTI school support group, family of child recovery expert protest outside Channel 9 studios, Chinese official visits Hong Kong amidst growing calls for independence, and more Zedlines.

Sunshine Coast teen establishes LGBTI support group at school

A Sunshine Coast teenager has established an LGBT support group at their Noosa high school.

The year 9 student started the ‘Supporters of Queer Adolescents’ group with another pupil in the hopes of creating a safe space to discuss issues and bring about a sense of community for LGBT high school students.

The founder, Samual Bouzanquet, says the group is open for anyone who supports the LGBT community and not just for those who have identified their sexuality.

NSW scientists develop groundbreaking microscope and more Zedlines

Researchers at Newcastle University have developed a groundbreaking Scanning Helium Microscope, which could be a game-changer for new discoveries. (Source: Pixabay)

NSW scientists develop groundbreaking microscope
Researchers at Newcastle University have developed a groundbreaking Scanning Helium Microscope, which could be a game-changer for new discoveries.

Rather than light, the microscope uses helium as a source to examine samples in their true state.

University of Newcastle researcher Professor Paul Dastoor says the microscope will allow researchers to examine many surfaces for the first time ever, which could lead to groundbreaking discoveries in the future.

Campaigning for the Federal Election kicks off in Queensland and more Zedlines

The first full day of campaigning for the upcoming Federal election has kicked off in Queensland. (Source: Wikicommons)

Campaigning for the Federal Election kicks off in Queensland

The first full day of campaigning for the upcoming Federal election has kicked off in Queensland.

Bill Shorten and Malcolm Turnbull will both be in the local Brisbane area, with Labor targeting at least seven local seats, including Petrie, and Mr Turnbull zoning in on seats such as Bonner, Petrie, and Moreton.

Mr Shorten has made issues surrounding Medicare and Climate Change his key political messages, while Mr Turnbull is looking to focus on the economy.

Donald Trump wins in Indiana Primary - and more 10am Zedlines

Donald Trump wins in Indiana Primary, NSW police to have more powers under new terrorism laws, $594m promised to research inland train network and more Zedlines

Donald Trump wins in Indiana Primary 

The Indiana primaries are now closed and results reveal Donald Trump is the most likely winner, with 52.5% of votes in his favour so far. 

Votes are still being counted, but at this point in time Cruz is far behind with a vote of only 34.9%. 

For the Democratic party, results reveal that it will be a close battle for Sanders and Clinton. Results are constantly changing from an equal spread of 50% each, to one of the Democrats being up one percent from the other.  

Federal government commit $200m to upgrade Ipswich motorway - and more 9am Zedlines

Federal government commit $200m to upgrade Ipswich motorway, University deregulation abandoned, Immigration Minister blames advocates for self-harm incidents and more Zedlines (Image: Tom Kubis).

 

Federal government commit $200m to upgrade Ipswich motorway.

Treasurer Scott Morrison confirmed the federal government will contribute $200m towards upgrades for the Ipswich motorway in last night’s budget reveal. 

The QLD state government will also contribute $200m to the project, which will improve a flood-prone 3km stretch of the motorway between Oxley road and Suscantand street. 

The first $50 million of the federal government's contribution is slated for expenditure iin the next financial year.

 

Queensland vehicle registration set to increase - and more 8am Zedlines

Queensland vehicle registration set to increase, hundreds of child sex abuse cases to be reopened, NZ opposition demands action on climate change and more 8am Zedlines

Rob Pyne apologises to QLD parliament 

MP Rob Pyne has apologiesd for tabling documents against MP Jackie Trad.  

Pyne is withdrawing his complaints against Trad, who he accuses of bullying and displaying threatening behaviour.

The documents made reference to behaviours Pyne had wanted the ethics committee to invesigate. 

Speaker Peter Wellington is dismissing the documents on the grounds that they could prejudice the ethics committee on the matter.

 
Queensland vehicle registration to rise

Australian election likely for July 2, and more 8am Zedlines.

Palaszczuk Government shapes up youth justice laws, Australian election likely for July 2, Hundreds dead in latest Mediterranean boat disaster, and more 8am Zedlines. (Image: Wikicommons).

Palaszczuk Government shapes up youth justice laws

The Palaszczuk Government say they plan on unwinding a Newman reform relating to youth justice in the next parliamentary sitting, fulfilling an election promise.

The youth justice revisions will overturn the Newman government’s policy on moving teenagers to adult prisons once they are 17.

Her amendment will allow youth to be identified and gaol to be reinstated as a last resort.

Perth to trial female friendly parking bays AND MORE...

The 28-space area will feature better lighting, and closer access to CCTV cameras and lift wells. [SOURCE:compositeglobal]

Redcliffe Crimestoppers campaign ‘Dob in a Dealer’

A new Crimestoppers campaign has been launched in Redcliffe to help deal with growing drug problems.

‘Dob in a Dealer’ was launched at the Redcliffe PCYC last week, where people are encouraged to report anonymously any information that could help police put a stop to those making and dealing drugs.

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