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New safety initiatives introduced to protect Queensland hospital staff and more Zedlines

As part of the new measures, CCTV cameras will be upgraded at Princess Alexandra Hospital, and Logan Hospital, staff will wear body cameras at Royal Brisbane Hospital, and extra security officers will be added at selected hospitals around the state.

New safety measures for health care workers

Health Minister Cameron Dick has announced a raft of new safety measures to protect healthcare workers from violence and abuse in Queensland hospitals and health care centres.

As part of the new measures, CCTV cameras will be upgraded at Princess Alexandra Hospital, and Logan Hospital, staff will wear body cameras at Royal Brisbane Hospital, and extra security officers will be added at selected hospitals around the state.

Low berry prices hurting farmers and more Zedlines

Big supermarket chains blamed for recent drop in strawberry and blueberry prices hurting farmers.

Moreton Bay Council urges State and Federal Government to take over Flying Fox management

Moreton Bay Regional Council has tabled a motion to the Local Government Association of Queensland requesting the State and Federal Governments to take over the management of flying fox colonies.

The region has struggled with flying fox colonies for some time, with the council drafting the same motion last year.

Councillor Adam Hain says State and Federal Government influence would streamline management of the flying foxes, which cause noise and mess concerns.

Centrelink workers to strike this Friday and more Zedlines

Thousands of Centrelink employees are set to strike this Friday, with the organisation urging clients not to go into its offices or use its phone lines. Image: Flickr, David Jackmanson

Centrelink workers to strike this Friday

Thousands of Centrelink employees are set to strike this Friday, with the organisation urging clients not to go into its offices or use its phone lines.

The strike is a product of the continued wage dispute between the government and public servants over the past three years.

Hank Jongen, media manager for Human Services said the strike may affect Medicare and Child Support customers, but regular payments should be unaffected.

Permits issued to cull native Hamilton Island wildlife

South Australia set to trial smartphone payments on public transport and more Zedlines

South Australia’s transport department are searching for an operator to trial tap and go smartphone payments across trains, trams, and buses. Similar trials have already begun in New South Wales and mobile phone payments are already being used in the UK and Germany.

South Australia set to trial smartphone payments on public transport

South Australia’s transport department are searching for an operator to trial tap and go smartphone payments across trains, trams, and buses.

Similar trials have already begun in New South Wales and mobile phone payments are already being used in the UK and Germany.

The transport minister Stephen Mullighan is hopeful the initiative will prove to be secure and reliable.  

Teen Charged with shooting at Queenslanders

Video emerges of violent arrest and more Zedlines

Footage has emerged of a Fortitude Valley Man being allegedly arrested in an extremely violent manner, with witnesses claiming the man himself was being ‘pulverised’ The video shows police dealing with a fight in the party district with one officer appearing to throw an uppercut and police surrounding the man. (Image: Youtube)

Video emerges of violent arrest

Footage has emerged of a Fortitude Valley Man being allegedly arrested in an extremely violent manner, with witnesses claiming the man himself was being ‘pulverised’

The video shows police dealing with a fight in the party district with one officer appearing to throw an uppercut and police surrounding the man.

Queensland Police say they are investigating the incident but are unable to give details surrounding charges.

Calls for Triple J to change the date of Hottest 100 and more Zedlines

A petition calling on Triple J to change the date of the hottest 100 is currently in circulation after Brendan Busch, a Melbourne man, created a competition awarding the most proactive campaigner with a Falls festival ticket.

Brisbane City Council launches new weather app

The Brisbane City Council are today launching a new app that gives real time information alerts for predicted severe weather events.

The app issues alerts to the user's phone, based on their immediate location.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk says the app is a welcome expansion on the council's current SMS service, which only delivers weather alerts relevant to the registered home address.  

Gold Coast Election funding under investigation

9000-year-old stone houses found on Australian island and more Zedlines

The discovery of the houses dating back to the end of the last ice age helps build the case for the area to gain a world heritage listing.

Shooters Union wants reduced restrictions on police gun use

The Queensland Shooters Union is calling on the Palaszczuk Government to change firearm restrictions for off duty police officers.

The Union said police officers are at a higher risk of being attacked, and they should be permitted to carry firearms off duty to protect themselves, and the community.

Under the proposal, off duty police officers would have to secure their firearms and ammunition in a safe at their home - the same process for other licensed gun owners.

Prison teachers protest amid education cuts and more Zedlines

Teachers at a New South Wales prison stopped work yesterday, protesting cuts to prison education staff.

Prison teachers protest amid education cuts

Teachers at a New South Wales prison stopped work yesterday, protesting cuts to prison education staff.

 

The education staff at Cessnock Correctional Complex protested changes to prisoners education, which will see university qualified teachers replaced with external clerical staff, who will not be required to have a degree.

 

Land sale paves way for new coastal city between Brisbane and Gold Coast and more Zedlines

A new coastal city situated between Brisbane and the Gold Coast has been proposed following the sale of 6117 hectares of sugarcane land separating the two cities.

Land sale paves way for new coastal city between Brisbane and Gold Coast

A new coastal city situated between Brisbane and the Gold Coast has been proposed following the sale of 6117 hectares of sugarcane land separating the two cities.

The 40 landowners who previously owned the site agreed to the sale due to the dying cane industry in the area, opening the site up to development from overseas business enterprises.

Parliamentary review into black lung disease announced and other Zedlines

Following the re-emergence of cases of black lung the Palaszczuk Government has announced a parliamentary review into the disease. Image credit: Wikipedia.

Black lung to receive parliamentary review

The Queensland Government has announced it will set up a parliamentary review into the re-emergence of black lung disease.

After new cases were announced this year an ABC investigation found 4 compensation claims of black lung made between 2007 and 2012.

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