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Standing against Coal Seam Gas health effects

Since October, Sandra Bamberry has been outside the Queensland Parliament every time it's been sitting. She drives in from Tara, 380km west of Brisbane, where she claims coal seam gas extraction is harming the health of her family.

4ZZZ reporter Andy Paine spoke to Ms Bamberry outside Parliament House.

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LNP and One Nation miffed before elections

Image Sorce: Flickr/Carollainy Queensland’s Liberal National Party has ruled out making a deal with One Nation at the next state election.

LNP leader Tim Nicholls says there will be no coalition formed with One Nation and the Liberals will not preference people who do not agree with their values.

Mr. Nicholls had previously refused to rule out any deal between the LNP and the fringe party at the next state election which is expected to be called in the second half of this year.

 

Labour Party to discuss indigenous caucus today

The Labour Party will establish an indigenous caucus which aims to increase their government participation by first Australians.

Bland Brisbane

Image Source: Wikimedia Commons/ Aleem Yousaf A former Brisbane based street artist has described Brisbane as bland and “oppressive” toward those who use graffiti as a medium.

 

Internationally renowned artist, Anthony Lister has said Brisbane runs the risk of becoming even more bland if areas aren’t set up for aspiring artists to apply and practice their skills.

Mr Lister’s comments come after Brisbane’s Graffiti task force charged 115 suspected vandals with 5260 offences last year.

Over 20 permanent murals will be finalised over the next month as part of the Brisbane Street Art Festival, with only one on a Council owned property on Coronation Drive. 

 

Cancer Council Queensland - Cancer Cases Triple

Another Queensland rail fail and more Zedlines...

Queensland Rail is under fire again, after a Brisbane train was sent down the wrong line. (Image Source: Wikimedia)

Around 5.30pm last night, the Doomben Service was sent down the Ferny Grove line, making frustrated passengers disembark and turn back for the correct line.

 

This comes less than a week after the Strachan Rail Report, an inquiry into Brisbane’s recent train failures.

 

 

Brisbane man praised, after callout for using parent’s room

 

Brisbane locals are praising a dad who was shamed for feeding his daughter in a shopping centre’s parent’s room.

 

Carseldine residents out in force against state government 'lemon'

On Saturday, locals protested at an old university campus in Carseldine against the state government’s redevelopment plans, which include affordable housing for thousands of new residents. The protest ran from 9-10.30am and to hear what went down, 4ZZZ reporter Toby Crockford spoke to Ross McKinnon, chairman of the Save Our Carseldine management committee.

Queensland Rail Trainees Waiting Around and more Zedlines

Queensland Rail trainee drivers are allegedly sitting about while Brisbane commuters face widespread cancellations and delays. (Image Source: WikiCommons)

A report by commissioner Phillip Strachan has found Queensland Rail drivers take 18 months to complete their training due to a shortage of driving instructors, seven months longer than their New South Wales counterparts.

Mr Strachan's report has recommended existing drivers be upskilled before Queensland Rail hire external applicants.

East Brisbane Residents to Protest
East Brisbane residents are set to protest outside Brisbane City Hall later today, calling on the council to reconsider the widening of Lytton Road.

Rupert Murdoch accused of enjoying "astounding access" to Downing Street and more Zedlines...

Senior executives from Rupert Murdoch-owned companies met with UK Prime Minister or Treasurer 10 times in a year, according to a new analysis. (Image source: Flickr/World Economic Forum)

Campaigners say it demonstrates the mogul’s astounding access to the UK’s political leaders, arguing this throws into question the government’s judgment when it comes to the UK’s most powerful media baron.

Mr Murdoch was found to be an unfit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company after the Leveson inquiry into phone hacking revealed he showed a wilful blindness to what was going on in his companies and publications.

 

Virtual reality and drones making an impact on Queensland film industry

Arkansas passes law allowing partners to sue victims who want an abortion and more Zedlines...

A man could stop his wife from having an abortion, even in cases of rape, under new law introduced in Arkansas, USA. (Image source: Wikimedia Commons)

The Unborn Child Protection From Dismemberment Abortion Act will make it possible for husbands to legally stop their wives seeking pregnancy terminations, and sue doctors who carry out any abortions for civil damages.

Although a husband cannot win money in cases of criminal conduct against his wife ― namely, spousal rape ― he could still sue to block her from having the abortion.

Most second trimester abortions will also be banned by the Act.

 

Activists demand refugees be brought here 

Invasion Day protests across the country in full march and more Zedlines..

Invasion day rallies across the country are in full swing, as Australians pay tribute and remembrance to the Indigenous survivalists and those who lost their lives during the landing of the First Fleet in Port Jackson, Sydney 1788. (Image source: flicker.com.au

Australian Indigenous leader and academic Mick Dodson commented on the public holiday, saying “To most Indigenous Australians it really reflects the day in which our world came crashing down”.

Lawyers Investigating If Centrelink Debt System Breaches Law

Law firm Slater and Gordon says it is investigating the legality of Centrelink’s controversial Debt Recovery System but says it is only at the preliminary stages.

Lawyers Investigating If Centrelink Debt System Breaches Law

Law firm Slater and Gordon says it is investigating the legality of Centrelink’s controversial Debt Recovery System but says it is only at the preliminary stages.

The firm’s Practice Group Leader, Tim Finney, told the Guardian it is too early to say what legal action they could take against centerlink, as their investigation is still in its early stages.

The Australian Lawyers Association says it believes those wrongly targeted with debts could sue the government.

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