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Fired Australian vet claiming government corruption after live export papers leaked

Cattle in live export industry (photo: flickr)

Rockhampton project targeting troubled youth a sucess

A new police program targeting troubled youth in Rockhampton has been praised for its effectiveness with at risk adolescents.

Rome votes in first female mayor and more Zedlines

Rome has elected its first female mayor in it’s two thousand year history (image source: Flickr)

Asbestos concerns on the Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast authorities are investigating whether residents have been exposed to asbestos in the wake of the storm system that tore through the city on Sunday night.

Roofs were torn off and strewn all over streets in Mooloolaba, and Inspector Matt Wilson from the Police District says his team is investigating whether or not there was asbestos in any of the roofs.

Fiona Simpson, member for Maroochydore says she understands there is a genuine concern.

QLD Youth Law amendments passed

Millions of dollars in donations for Orlando victims raised and continuing and more Zedlines

Millions of dollars in donations for Orlando victims raised and continuing

Efforts by the Orlando community to raise funds after Sunday’s mass shooting continue, with several million dollars already donated to various organisations.

Terry DeCarlo, an executive director of the LGBT Center of Central Florida, has expressed joy at the outpouring of support for the LGBT community and the victims' families.

224 killed in Syrian Civil War and more Zedlines

Budget plans to overhaul OP system, Bill Shorten indicates Indigenous treaty possibility, 224 killed in Syrian Civil War and more 10am Zedlines. (image source: Wikipedia)

Wetlands restoration key to improving reef’s water quality

Dr Nathan Waltham, a freshwater ecology expert from James Cook University says restoring Queensland’s tens of thousands of coastal wetlands is crucial to the Great Barrier Reef’s future.

Dr Waltham is urging state and federal governments to improve the conditions of the 13 000 coastal wetlands in the reef’s catchments to ameliorate water quality.

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

Attack on Jordan Security Office leaves five dead and more Zedlines

Free Go Card trips to be scrapped in new budget, an attack on Jordan Security Office leaves five dead and more Zedlines.

Free Go Card trips to be scrapped in budget

The ‘nine and free’ fare scheme on Queensland’s public transport is set to be scrapped in the state budget, as the government has lost over one hundred and seven million dollars since 2012.

 

In the last financial year alone, the tenth free trips accrued by Translink users has cost the state almost 28 million dollars in lost revenue, which has only benefited around fifteen per cent of south-east Queensland’s Go Card users.

 

Townsville to receive $6.6 million hospital upgrade and more Zedlines

For the first time in 15 years Townsville Hospital will receive funding towards redeveloping and expanding their children's ward.

Brisbane set to manufacture MND drug

Queensland Premier Anastasia Palaszczuk announced yesterday a significant deal that would see Brisbane manufacture a potential new treatment for Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

 

Palaszczuk told the BIO International Convention in the United States that Woolloongabba’s Patheon signed a deal with Queensland company NuNerve Party Limited to manufacture a drug for MND, which will eventually be used in human trials.

 

QUT to introduce full smoking ban

QUT is set to ban smoking from all three campuses from July 1. The announcement was made to coincide with today’s World No Tobacco Day, and would see QUT following the Australian Catholic University at Banyo’s example in banning smoking of all forms, including the use of electronic cigarettes. Image: Wikipedia

QUT to introduce full smoking ban

QUT is set to ban smoking from all three campuses from July 1.

The announcement was made to coincide with today’s World No Tobacco Day, and would see QUT following the Australian Catholic University at Banyo’s example in banning smoking of all forms, including the use of electronic cigarettes.

QUT acknowledges that smoking is a personal choice, but that students should be able to study in a smoke-free environment, and those who wish to smoke will need to leave campus.

Today Marks National Sorry Day and more Zedlines

Thursday, May 26 marks National Sorry Day - an event commemorating and expressing regret for the mistreatment of Australia’s Indigenous population.[SOURCE:www.youtube.com]

Queensland Parliament Passes New Mining Laws

The Queensland State Parliament has passed laws restoring community rights to object to new mines.

Under the new laws, mining companies will be required to inform landowners and neighbours about proposed mining projects.

The laws also repeal proposed changes allowing mining leases to be granted on restricted land without consent of the owner.

Mines Minister Anthony Lynham said the public has a right to be aware, and to have input into what happens in their community.

 

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