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Queensland Teens battling mental health issues and more Zedlines

The survey included responses from 4361 Queenslanders, with top personal concerns being stress problems, study problems, body image and mental health.(Image source: flickr)

Results of a Mission Australia survey have indicated young Australians between the ages of 15 and 19 believe mental health is one of the top three issues facing the demographic.

 

The survey included responses from 4361 Queenslanders, with top personal concerns being stress problems, study problems, body image and mental health.

 

The results also found mental health concerns had doubled since 2011.

 

Medicare-Funded Doctor Home Visits Under Threat

After-Hours doctors visits, funded by Medicare, may become a thing of the past, according to the National Association of Medical Deputising Services

Medicare funded Doctor’s visits  after-hours, are under threat, despite a new report that says they could save the health system hundreds of millions of dollars.

Doctor Spiro Doukakis, from the National Association of Medical Deputising Services says it's a vital option for many patients, especially for regional patients.

Dr Doukakis said:

100 Migrants Feared Dead in Mediterranean Sea, and more Zedlines...

Latest capsize brings migrant death toll to over 4,270 this year. (Photo: wikicommons/unframe)

Around 100 migrants are feared dead in the Mediterranean Sea, following the sinking of their rubber boat on Thursday. 

27 people were saved and six bodies were recovered by a British navy ship, off the coast of Libya.

This tragedy adds to the death toll of 240 people over three days, according to aid groups… which is only expected to grow, as migrants continue to leave Libya for Italy, regardless of rough seas. 

 

Asylum Seeker Receives Graduation Certificate in Person.

Panama fungus infected banana plants destroyed and more Zedlines

Australian Banana Growers Council chairman Doug Phillips says a team had already begun injecting infected plants with herbicides and that killing the plants was the industry's best chance of containing the fungus.

Panama fungus infected banana plants destroyed

The Australian Banana industry has begun destroying plants at the Tully Valley Farm, the only known farm in the state to be infected with the Panama fungus.

Australian Banana Growers Council chairman Doug Phillips says a team had already begun injecting infected plants with herbicides and that killing the plants was the industry's best chance of containing the fungus.

Will the ABCC address deaths on construction sites?

Malcolm Turnbull has resumed the battle to reinstate the Australian Building and Construction Commission, including leaking an expletive-laden video of a CFMEU delegate confronting a workplace safety advisor on the Gold Coast.

But worker safety on construction sites is still an issue, as the death of two men on a building site at Eagle Farm this month demonstrates.

4ZZZ reporter Andy Paine spoke to CFMEU Qld workplace health and safety co-ordinator Andy Ramsay.

(image source: CFMEU)

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Standing Tall: Giant Dinosaur Found in Central Queensland

The remains of a new barrel-bellied giant dinosaur have been discovered in central-west Queensland. Image Source: Wikipedia

The 95-million-year-old fossils were dug up from clay-rich soil over two years in Winton, with the largest individual bone, the animal's upper arm, weighing about 100kg.

Earthmoving equipment and specialised tools were used to remove the remains of the giant herbivore, a creature which is believed to have once stood as tall as six metres.

 

100 Queensland Rail services cancelled: Buses replace trains

Heavy delays are expected on the wider-Brisbane rail network today after 100 services were cancelled.

Pollution Report reveals new information concerning the Great Barrier Reef

The Federal Government has delivered a bleak report card for the health of the Great Barrier Reef, revealing pollution loads are still too high in most of its catchments. (Photo: Great Barrier Reef, Image source: Wikimedia.org)

Federal Environment Minister, Josh Frydenberg acknowledges there is significant work to do, but says there have been improvements, as the coral and water quality have improved.

Queensland Environment Minister, Steven Miles says the Palaszczuk Government’s investment in reef protection since this report has substantially increased.

Queensland road fines messaged to motorists
Starting from today, drivers in Queensland could be receiving their road fines in the form of emails or texts from police.

Great Barrier Reef - Not Good, Not Quite Dead Yet

The Reef Suffers From The worst Mass Bleaching Event Ever Recorded, but Claims It Has Died Prove Exagerated

Great Barrier Reef in Crisis, But Not Yet Dead.

The Great Barrier Reef is currently under severe stress, with over 92 % of the reef impacted in the worst coral bleaching event on record and over 22 % officially declared dead.

Scientist say claims the entire reef has died are an over-exaggeration, but welcome the discussion, taking the opportunity to tell the public it is not too late to save the reef.

Queensland Government announces new $350 million mental health plan and more Zedlines

The announcement coincides with the beginning of mental health week which runs from the 9 - 15 of October.

Queensland Government announces new $350 million mental health plan

The Queensland Government have announced a five year, $350 million mental health plan.

As part of a raft of new measures, Queeenslands Court Liaison service will receive $35 million annually to provide support to people living with mental health, alcohol and drug issues. 

The announcement coincides with the beginning of mental health week which runs from the 9 to the 15 of October

Dental experts call for Queensland to abandon water fluoridation and more Zedlines

Dental experts have expressed concerns that anti-fluoride groups could pressure more regional councils into removing the natural occurring compound from drinking water. (Image Source: Wikipedia)

Queensland councils abandon water fluoridation en masse, against dentists' advice

Dental experts have expressed concerns that anti-fluoride groups could pressure more regional councils into removing the naturally occurring compound from drinking water.

Australian Dental Association chief fluoride expert Dr Michael Foley raised concerns after two councils recently decided to stop the fluoridation process on their water supplies.

Dr Foley said removing fluoride from the water supplies could end up impacting the health of Queenslanders.

 

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