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.
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Police union official criticises ethics and anti-corruption bodies
The Ethical Standard Unit (ESU) and Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) have been criticised by a police union official for their treatment of police officers under investigation.
The official, Phil Notaro, is calling for a Royal Commission to look into the alleged corruption within the police service.
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Second asylum seeker attempts suicide on Nauru, Suicide bombers in Samawa kill at least 36, and more Zedlines. (Image: Nauru refugee processing facility, Wikicommons).
Queensland experiences record high temperature
Temperatures of over 20 Queensland cities and towns have reached a record high.
Weather station data shows temperatures 10 to 13 degrees above average during the weekend, breaking past May records.
The Bureau of Meteorology expects high temperatures to continue throughout May, June, and July.
Report shows 'Lock Out Laws' target wrong end of evening
Now That I'm Two, Where Should I Poo? is the latest offering from independent Brisbane publisher Sally J Books & Illustrations. It follows the adventures of a two-year-old and his teddy bear as they figure out how, where and what to do now that they’re two and are expected to go to the toilet on their own.
Author Sally Johnson is a nurse, midwife and mother, and she has published this book as a resource to help other parents and carers toilet train their two year olds. (It's being launched at Ashgrove Library on Saturday April 30 from 11am to 12pm.)
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.