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Spooky Quantum Physics

Chinese researchers in the Tibetan mountains have, for the first time history beamed ‘entangled’ particles of light between a satellite and the ground.

Using quantum physics in which the particles can instantly share their information despite being separated by over 1,200km is an unusual ‘spooky’ happening.

Melbourne University physicist Professor Steven Prawer says “What they have done is a major technological achievement of measurement and accuracy.”

 

Pisale Out, Tully Stepping Up

Paul Pisale has stepped down from his duties due to health complications amid a Crime and Corruption Commission investigation into the former Ipswich mayor’s activities.

Queensland Trials Professional Foster Carer Program

Queensland is to trial a new professional foster carer program that hopes to improve the lives of young people with high support needs.

The program is costed at 3 million dollars, aimed at nurses and teachers and will run for 2 years as the government monitors its success.  

The professional foster carers will be paid up to sixty-five thousand a year and will also be trained in fields such as child development and counselling.

 

Artworks On Show in Brisbane

Brisbane colours will truly be flying this July as the city opens up its most popular public spaces in order to showcase world renowned works by local artists.

Century-old fishing reel business says goodbye

A century-old fishing reel business near Ipswich is set to close down, following a recent announcement made on its Facebook page.

Alvey Reels Australia is a family business that started in 1920, with its manufacturing facility in Carole Park having been around since 1978.

One member of the family, Bruce Alvey, said the reason behind the decision is that sales are “now so low they cannot generate the income required to keep the business going”.

Mr Alvey believes this is because their quality products are made to last and people do not need to buy them very often, as opposed to modern-day products which are of poorer quality and do not last long.

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New research indicates humans reached Australia at least 65 thousand years ago and more zedlines...

A new excavation of a rock shelter near Kakadu National Park indicates humans reached Australia at least sixty five thousand years ago, which is nearly eighteen thousands years earlier than experts had believed. (Image Source: Max Pixel)

The discovery was made after archeologists conducted sophisticated dating of sediments and confirms the historical and cultural importance of the archaeological site.

Chris Clarkson from the University of Queensland says the new date would have a big impact on our understanding of when humans left Africa and moved through what is now called South-East Asia.  

 

Pig's head left outside Islamic Primary School 

Cassowary Lady Turns Life Around and more Zedlines

A woman from Mission Beach dubbed, “the Cassowary lady” has rebuilt her life after being forced to leave her home due to wild dogs.

Ingrid Marker lived alongside a family of seven cassowaries for two decades in her far-north Queensland home, but the birds were distressed by the arrival of the dogs a few years ago and eventually left the area.

Marker was then herself harassed by the dogs, forcing her to also leave due to trauma.

Guide Dog Brogan Records 300th Flight

An Australian guide dog, Brogan, is believed to be Australia’s most-travelled guide dog, and on Monday he recorded his 300th flight. (Photo Source: New Daily)

Cancer Council Offers Free Wigs to Cancer Patients
The cancer council is offering free wigs and turbans to Brisbane women and girls undergoing cancer treatment.

Cancer council CEO Chris McMillian says that offering this service is a way of showing support for the distressing side-effect of cancer treatment.

The wig and turban service is a part of the practical support services offered by the cancer council, which also offers counselling and accommodation assistance.

Vodka is an Antidote for Antifreeze in Animals

Vodka has helped save the life of a Queensland tomcat.

The cat was found near a tyre store in Lowood, west of Brisbane, and was believed to have ingested the toxic agent antifreeze.

 

He was rushed to the nearby RSPCA animal hospital where he was given vodka, which is the common antidote for antifreeze.

He has now received the nickname ‘Tipsy’.

 

Brisbane Youth Detention Center Thrust into Spotlight Following Report

Canberra is on Ngunnawal Country

Canberra is on Ngunnawal Country. The neighbouring peoples are the Gundungurra to the north, the Ngarigo to the south, the Yuin on the coast, and the Wiradjuri inland. The first European settler was Joshua John Moore who established a stock station called ‘Canberry’. It’s thought the name Canberry is based on an Indigenous name for the area ‘Kamberra’ or ‘Kambery’. The middle of Moore’s property is approximately where the city centre is today.

Indigenous Queenslanders encouraged to develop computer coding skills

Eight indigenous communities will benefit from 157 thousand dollars in grants to support the delivery of STEM.I.AM coding and robotics activities.

Aurukun , Cook, Douglas, Gladstone, Logan, North Burnett, Paroo and Townsville were announced to be the communities that will benefit from computer coding based skills programs.

Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch said the program was specifically designed to encourage more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school students to pursue science, technology, engineering and maths courses at university.

70% of Mosul IDPs to return home

The Iraqi minister for immigration predicts that at least 70% of internally displaced persons from Mosul will be returning home by the end of this year.

Immigration minister Darbaz Mohammed says more than a quarter of the IDPs have already returned home, and is hopeful that there will be no more camps housing refugees by the end of the year. 

Mosul was declared liberated from ISIS this month, but Mohammed says they will consider it a victory when large numbers of refugees return home. 

Public Housing to cost $34 million

Over the past five years close to $34 million has been spent repairing Queensland public housing due to vandalism, damage and uncleanliness.

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