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There’s something in the water and more Zedlines...

Queensland scientists are saying the drug residue from medication is making it’s way into our drinking water

There’s something in the water

Queensland scientists are saying the drug residue from medication may be making it’s way into our drinking water

Dr Oelgemoeller from James Cook University says studies have revealed "serious concerns" in relation to the effect of drug residues on humans and animals.

He says there’s further evidence that even the most modern water treatment systems fall short of their task to completely remove residues.

Moreton Bay rail link leads to mass Koala deaths and more Zedlines...

Leading Koala experts have labelled the Moreton Bay rail link project a catastrophic failure after the deaths of 281 Koalas. The Moreton Bay coast is a Koala sensitive area and the project will see the new rail line run through it from Petrie to Kippa Ring.

Moreton Bay rail link leads to mass Koala deaths

Leading Koala experts have labelled the Moreton Bay rail link project a catastrophic failure after the deaths of 281 Koalas.

The Moreton Bay coast is a Koala sensitive area and the project will see the new rail line run through it from Petrie to Kippa Ring.

The project has been labelled the biggest Koala killer, with Koalas being killed by wild dogs, illness, or unknown causes since the habitat was cleared in March 2013.

QLD set to ban Wicked Camper Vans and more Zedlines

Wicked Camper vans are set to be banned in Queensland after 49 complaints against the company were made between 2010 and 2015. Image source: Flickr

QLD set to ban Wicked Camper Vans

Wicked Camper vans are set to be banned in Queensland after 49 complaints against the company were made between 2010 and 2015.

Attorney-General Yvette D'Ath said there are plans to amend laws to ban commercial vehicles which do not comply with the Advertising Standards Bureau. 

Ms D'Ath said that she believes this change will be a first for the nation.

RACQ finds 1 in 3 students are taking selfies while driving

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.

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.

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.

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.

Old Museum in Fortitude Valley to be used for the Ekka after 119 years and more Zedlines....

The building that was once the original host of the Ekka, will be used for the 139th installment of the show.

Old Museum in Fortitude Valley to be used for the Ekka after 119 years

The building that was once the original host of the Ekka, will be used for the 139th installment of the show.

The Old Museum in Fortitude Valley has not been used for the royal show in 119 years, and will open its doors for show-goers in August.

The museum will be used for kids activities, bush poetry and flower and garden exhibitions.

Queensland Restaurant Fined $21,000 after Refusing to Reimburse Worker

Wedge-tail eagle tries to carry boy away and more Zedlines

A young boy attending a wildlife show in Alice Springs copped a gash to the face while narrowly escaping the clutches of a wedgetail eagle. One onlooker told the BBC the eagle targeted the boy from at least 15 metres away, swooped in, and attempted to take him away in its talons.

Wedge-tail eagle tries to carry boy away

A young boy attending a wildlife show in Alice Springs copped a gash to the face while narrowly escaping the clutches of a wedgetail eagle.

One onlooker told the BBC the eagle targeted the boy from at least 15 metres away, swooped in, and attempted to take him away in its talons.

After releasing the boy’s head, the giant bird of prey went to latch onto the boy’s hoodie, at which point park staff intervened.

The eagle has been removed from the show while investigations are ongoing.

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