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Donald Trump officially announced as Republican nominee and more Zedlines...

Donald Trump has been officially announced as the Republican Nominee during the second day of the Republican Convention in Ohio.

Donald Trump officially announced as Republican nominee

Donald Trump has been officially announced as the Republican Nominee during the second day of the Republican Convention in Ohio.

Trump’s home state of New York gave him 89 delegates, the final votes needed to secure the nomination.

Before formally submitting Trump’s name Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions described him as a singular leader and that he could get America back on track.

Dairy Farmer travels Queensland in tractor to stress importance of buying local and more Zedlines

Dairy Farmer travels Queensland in tractor to stress importance of buying local

LNP likely to secure Toowoomba south seat as counting continues

Counting continues in the Toowoomba South by-election race, with the LNP expected to retain the seat.

Currently LNP candidate David Janetzki has claimed over 46 per cent of primary votes, with 81 per cent of votes counted.

The Darling Downs-based seat was up for grabs when LNP MP John McVeigh vacated the seat after his successful election to federal parliament.

Dairy Farmer travels Queensland in tractor to stress importance of buying local

Fire-fighting chemicals put on the back-burner and more Zedlines

Two fire-fighting chemicals have been banned in Queensland after they did more harm than good, contaminating the water supply at the Oakey Army Aviation Centre. (Image source: Wikipedia)

 

Fire-fighting chemicals put on the back-burner

The Queensland Government has announced the ban of chemical fire-fighting foams which contaminated the water supply at the Oakey Army Aviation Centre.

Environment Minister Dr Steven Miles said strict policy was being enacted on firefighting foams Perfluorooctanesulfonic (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid (PFOA) because of their environmental impact.

Dr Miles said the policy was about doing what was right for current and future generations based on the growing knowledge of these chemicals.

Queeensland urged to ban greyhound racing and more Zedlines

Animal Liberation Queensland has urged Queensland to follow New South Wales' and ban greyhound racing after animal cruelty was found in the sport. (Image source: Wikipedia)

Queeensland urged to ban greyhound racing

Following New South Wales’ decision to ban greyhound racing, Animal Liberation Queensland (ALQ) has called for the sport to be banned in Queensland as well.

The ban came after a commission of enquiry into the Greyhound Racing Industry showed systemic animal cruelty present in the sport.

ALQ President Chay Neal said the same issues uncovered in NSW also exist in Queensland, including widespread live baiting, regular track injuries and deaths as well as mass killings.

 

Turtle herpes spreading in North Queensland and more Zedlines

A turtle herpes outbreak in tropical North Queensland is raising fears that the potentially life-threatening disease is spreading amongst turtle populations.

Turtle herpes spreading in North Queensland

A turtle herpes outbreak in tropical North Queensland is raising fears that the potentially life-threatening disease is spreading amongst turtle populations.

A survey conducted earlier this year revealed half of the green turtle population just off West Point at Cockle Bay were infected with the disease that causes large tumours to grow on their heads, eyes and shoulders.

Unregistered guns in QLD and more Zedlines

Figures retrieved from Fairfax Media reveal there are nearly 200,000 registered gun owners in Queensland sharing 800,000 weapons, but according to Professor Grantham, the real problem is the many that are unregistered. Image: Wikicommons

Unregistered guns in QLD

Figures retrieved from Fairfax Media reveal there are nearly 200,000 registered gun owners in Queensland sharing 800,000 weapons, but according to Professor Grantham, the real problem is the many that are unregistered.

At the end of the last financial year, only 143 of the 184,000 gun licencees in Queensland were found to not meet gun license requirements.

Londoners rally against Brexit decision and more Zedlines

Londoners rally against Brexit decision, Flood Fraud loses appeal, Europe warned against adopting Australian-style border security strategies, and more Zedlines

Flood Fraud loses appeal

A Grantham woman convicted of fraudulently obtaining over $140,000 in flood relief payments has lost her case in QLD’s Court of Appeal.

Christine Blackmore appealed her July 2015 conviction on the grounds that potential issues with juror’s behaviour could have unfairly influenced the trial’s outcome. In her ruling yesterday Justice Margaret McMurdo ruled that there was no breach of behavioural guidelines. 

China on track for Mars mission and more Zedlines

China’s 2020 goal of landing a rover on Mars will attempt to recreate the success of the US Viking 1 mission which landed a rover on the planet over 40 years ago. (Source: Pixabay)

Thousands turn out for Brisbane marriage equality rally

Thousands of Queenslanders turned out to protest for marriage equality, shutting down streets in Brisbane’s CBD.
More than 2000 people gathered in the CBD yesterday to call for a change to Australia's marriage laws- the latest in a long line held to support the LGBTIQ community.

LGBTIQ activists believe a plebiscite will allow a hate campaign to mount against the LGBTIQ community by a well-funded and vocal minority.

QLD inching towards protected area targets and more Zedlines

Environment Minister Steven Miles says the recent acquisitions mean over 8 per cent of Queensland is now considered protected land. (Source: Flickr)

QLD inching towards protected area targets

Queensland’s goal of having 17 per cent of the state declared a protected area by 2035 is slowly being achieved, with the Governor recently signing off on more than 400 hectares of land becoming national and state parks.

Environment Minister Steven Miles says the recent acquisitions mean over 8 per cent of Queensland is now considered protected land with ecological and cultural significance.

Looming lockout laws draw protest crowd and more Zedlines

Around 300 people have gathered in Brisbane’s CBD to protest against the first stage of new lockout laws starting Friday.(Source: Pixabay)

Looming lockout laws draw protest crowd

Around 300 people have gathered in Brisbane’s CBD to protest against the first stage of new lockout laws starting Friday.

On Sunday, objectors to the laws, including the LNP, the Greens, and the Liberal Democrats, joined industry stakeholders and residents to voice their displeasure and highlight the casino’s exemption from the legislation.

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