Alternative Energy

Malcolm Turnbull promises $1bn to protect reef

Malcolm Turnbull promises $1bn to protect reef, rain records broken in QLD, Brexit would bring Australia and Britain together, and more zedlines.

QLD Govt announces incentives for interstate and overseas businesses

Premier Anastacia Palaszczuk will today announce a $40 million initiative for interstate and international businesses in the Queensland Budget.

The initiative which will cost $40 million over four years is designed to attract businesses to Queensland from overseas and interstate and to create jobs.

Premier Palaszczuk hopes the incentive which will include tax breaks and grants might make the difference to relocate here.

Rain records broken in QLD

Victorian committee recommends euthanasia reform - and more Zedlines

A parliamentary committee in Victoria has recommended reforms that would allow doctors to assist the deaths of patients with a terminal illness. (Image Source: flickr)

Research turns waste into electricity 

A Queensland researcher has discovered a new, more efficient way to turn human waste into renewable electricity.

Advanced Water Management Centre researcher Dr Shihu Hu developed a way to recover more methane gas than with traditional waste treatment.

Dr Hu said his method could save hundreds of thousands of dollars at energy facilities.


Doctors call for better rural healthcare 

Manus Island could be closed before election

Manus Island detainees could be release the custody of the Australian government two days before the election. (source: flickr)

Developments in renewable energy

A Queensland researcher discovered a new way to turn human waste into renewable electricity.

Advanced Water Management Centre researcher Dr Shihu Hu developed a way to recover more methane gas than with traditional waste treatment.

Dr Hu said his method could save hundreds of thousands of dollars at energy facilities, and could see them become energy neutral.


Religious education under review

Animal rights activists want calf scruffing banned and more Zedlines

Animal Liberation Queensland has labelled the calf scruffing practice mindless animal exploitation (Image Source: Pixabay)


Animal rights activists want calf scruffing banned

Animal rights activists are calling on the Queensland government to ban calf scruffing.

The controversial practice involves the competitive tackling of calves, with teams racing to wrestle a calf to the ground.

Animal Liberation Queensland released footage of the practice at the Boonah Show recently, labelling it mindless animal exploitation.

Community unrest after Indigenous residents arrested in central Queensland

NSW Ranked Worst State For Renewable Energy

NSW Ranked Worst State For Renewable Energy, Musicians Recieve Council Grant, Italian Coast Guard Rescues Over 5500 Refugees in 48 Hours and more Zedlines. (IMAGE: Wikimedia)

NSW Ranked worst state for renewable energy

NSW has been ranked as the worst state in Australia in terms of supplying renewable sources of electricity in a report by Australia's independent Climate Council.

In the report released this morning, the Climate Council says NSW’s proportion of renewable electricity fell from 7 to 6 percent in 2014, and the state has failed to take advantage of numerous opportunities for implementing sustainable energy programs

Barack Obama will visit Hiroshima - and more Zedlines

Barack Obama to visit Hiroshima, QLD Activists seek to renounce abuse law, Bookkeeper jailed for theft from Aboriginal organisations and more Zedlines (image: wikimedia commons)

Barack Obama to visit Hiroshima 

Barack Obama will be the first sitting United States President to visit Hiroshima since the atomic bomb was detonated in 1945. 

The White House has confirmed that the President will not apologize for the bombings, but will place a wreath at the peace monument, and is expected to use the occasion to make a speech about his hopes for a world free of nuclear weapons. 

The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which were authorised by the US President Harry S. Truman in 1945, killed more than 220 000 people. 

Geothermal Energy - Do You know the Benefits and Costs?

by Eliot Rifkin
Geothermal Energy - Do You know the Benefits and Costs? 
Final part of a 6 part series on environmental impacts of the various renewable energies. We all want environmental friendly energy, however what are the hidden costs and benefits for consideration in the decision-making?

Two Brisbane hospitals among the least efficient in Australia, and more Zedlines

According to the National Health Performance Authority, Prince Charles Hospital and Logan Hospital both rated in the top 10 for most expensive care. [SOURCE:]

Cash Converters facing class-action lawsuit

Cash Converters faces a class-action lawsuit over claims they charged illegally high interest rates of over four hundred per cent per annum on short-term loans.

Class action Lawyer Miranda Nagy said the loan company introduced brokerage fees to circumvent an interest rate cap of forty-eight per cent, pushing borrowers into a spiral of debt.

Cash Converters said their lending has been undertaken in accordance with regulations.


Australian Police handling over 5,000 domestic violence cases a week and more zedlines

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Migrant communities in Brisbane celebrate diversity through food

Migrant communities share their homeland cuisines to celebrate the diversity of Brisbane.

A Taste of Belonging will be the first event of its kind to be held in the river city with 11 different countries being represented.

Migrants from the Romero Centre shared their recipes with food group Wandering Cooks and the Alphabet Cafe, who will be in charge of serving up their homeland dishes on Friday night at the State LIbrary.

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Queensland students fight for fossil free universities

This week thousands of students and academics from around the country took action as part of the Flood The Campus campaign, which encourages climate change activists to demand their university’s stop investing in fossil fuels.

In Brisbane, both QUT and UQ campaign groups were involved.

To find out what action was taken at the universities, 4ZZZ reporter Toby Crockford, spoke with Katie Braid, co-coordinator of Fossil Free UQ, and Mark Thompson, Coordinator of Fossil Free QUT.