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New laws require Queensland households to install photoelectric​ smoke alarms and more Zedlines

The State Government has passed new laws requiring the installation of photoelectric smoke alarms in response to a coroner's report of Australia's worst house fire at Slacks Creek in 2011. Image: Wikipedia

New laws require Queensland households to install photoelectric​ smoke alarms
The State Government has passed new laws requiring the installation of photoelectric smoke alarms in response to a coroner's report of Australia's worst house fire at Slacks Creek in 2011.

From the 1st of January 2017, when a smoke alarm is being replaced or a new one is being fitted a photoelectric alarm will need to be installed.

Land sale paves way for new coastal city between Brisbane and Gold Coast and more Zedlines

A new coastal city situated between Brisbane and the Gold Coast has been proposed following the sale of 6117 hectares of sugarcane land separating the two cities.

Land sale paves way for new coastal city between Brisbane and Gold Coast

A new coastal city situated between Brisbane and the Gold Coast has been proposed following the sale of 6117 hectares of sugarcane land separating the two cities.

The 40 landowners who previously owned the site agreed to the sale due to the dying cane industry in the area, opening the site up to development from overseas business enterprises.

New smoking laws in QLD and more Zedlines

The Queensland government’s new smoking laws have come into effect today, having passed through Parliament earlier in February. Image: Public Domain Pictures

New smoking laws in QLD
The Queensland government’s new smoking laws have come into effect today, having passed through Parliament earlier in February.

Under the new laws, it is now forbidden to smoke around bus stops, childcare facilities, public pools, skate parks, taxi ranks and outdoor shopping malls.

The sale of cigarettes from music festivals and other pop up venues has also been banned.

No dedicated parking spaces for car-sharing companies

Dead baby mistakenly cremated and more Zedlines

A stillborn baby has been mistakenly cremated at North Shore Hospital in Sydney following a body mix-up that has denied the parents the ability to bury their child. The discovery came after the child’s body tag was found on an older woman, authorities realising a mistake had been made.

Dead baby mistakenly cremated

A stillborn baby has been mistakenly cremated at North Shore Hospital in Sydney following a body mix-up that has denied the parents the ability to bury their child.

The discovery came after the child’s body tag was found on an older woman, authorities realising a mistake had been made.

A full investigation is underway and a spokesperson for the North Shore Hospital has offered condolences for the family.

Translink contract negotiations suspended

Compensation awarded to traditional land-owners for the first time and more Zedlines

The Federal Court handed down its first ever verdict awarding indigenous custodians financial compensation for the loss of their native title rights. (Image source: en.wikipedia.org)

Compensation awarded to traditional land-owners for the first time

The Federal Court handed down its first ever verdict awarding indigenous custodians financial compensation for the loss of their native title rights.

Yesterday, Federal Court justice Ronald Mansfield ordered the Northern Territory government to pay 3.3 million dollars in compensation to the traditional owners of Timber Creek, which the government had built infrastructure on against their wishes.

Senator Claire Moore calls for better pedestrian signage in Fortitude Valley and more Zedlines

Queensland Senator Claire Moore, is petitioning the Brisbane City Council to address a dangerous intersection at the corner of Martin Street and Brunswick Street in Fortitude Valley. The street is currently designated with a ‘give way to pedestrian’ sign that Senator Moore says are inadequately placed for motorists to see and pedestrians wait to avoid collisions. Source: Tim Swanston

Senator Claire Moore calls for better pedestrian signage in Fortitude Valley

Queensland Senator Claire Moore, is petitioning the Brisbane City Council to address a dangerous intersection at the corner of Martin Street and Brunswick Street in Fortitude Valley.

The street is currently designated with a ‘give way to pedestrian’ sign that Senator Moore says are inadequately placed for motorists to see and pedestrians wait to avoid collisions.

More than 100 year old Trees poisoned in Queens Park Ipswich

Fears Maroon CityGlider might be axed and more Zedlines

The Brisbane City Council says the State Government is starving the city’s bus services of funding. Councillor Schrinner, says the council may have to scrap the 5 million dollar Maroon CityGlider bus if the State government doesn’t fork out for the costs of running the service - which transports 1.2 million passengers each year. Source: Photobucket

Fears Maroon CityGlider might be axed

The Brisbane City Council says the State Government is starving the city’s bus services of funding.

Councillor Schrinner, says the council may have to scrap the 5 million dollar Maroon CityGlider bus if the State government doesn’t fork out for the costs of running the service - which transports 1.2 million passengers each year.

Parliamentary review into black lung disease announced and other Zedlines

Following the re-emergence of cases of black lung the Palaszczuk Government has announced a parliamentary review into the disease. Image credit: Wikipedia.

Black lung to receive parliamentary review

The Queensland Government has announced it will set up a parliamentary review into the re-emergence of black lung disease.

After new cases were announced this year an ABC investigation found 4 compensation claims of black lung made between 2007 and 2012.

Childporn taskforce investigating nude schoolgirl website and more Zedlines

Police are investigating a website containing explicit images of Australian school-girls, some as young as fourteen. The website categorises the girls into the area they are from, the school they attend, and in some cases the girl’s names.

 

Childporn taskforce investigating nude schoolgirl website

Police are investigating a website containing explicit images of Australian school-girls, some as young as fourteen.

The website categorises the girls into the area they are from, the school they attend, and in some cases the girl’s names.

Taskforce argos told the Brisbane times the site offers as much information as possible about the girls and in some cases even provides their phone number.

Barnaby Joyce slams delay of payments to dairy farmers and more Zedlines

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has slammed the Victorian government, accusing them of delaying the the rollout of the Coalition’s financial assistance package for dairy farmers. At present, only one farmer has been approved for a loan under the scheme, a package that would give struggling farmers a lifeline after major dairy companies Murray Goulburn and Fonterra announced retrospective cuts to prices paid to farmers for milk.

Barnaby Joyce slams delay of payments to dairy farmers

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has slammed the Victorian government, accusing them of delaying the the rollout of the Coalition’s financial assistance package for dairy farmers.

At present, only one farmer has been approved for a loan under the scheme, a package that would give struggling farmers a lifeline after major dairy companies Murray Goulburn and Fonterra announced retrospective cuts to prices paid to farmers for milk.

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