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Archive for September, 2018
Twelve trapped by bushfire in Queensland

There are reports 12 people are trapped by a bushfire in central Queensland while another is burning out of control at near Herberton in the state’s north. September 30, 2018 Rescue helicopters have been sent to Blackdown Tableland in central Queensland following reports 12 people are trapped by a bushfire. The blaze is burning in the […]

Qld rail problems blamed on LNP by govt

Queensland Transport Minister Mark Bailey has shrugged off accusations rail workers and their management are at loggerheads. September 30, 2018 The Queensland government has shrugged off claims a wall has developed between rail workers and their management after the Fair Work Commission headed off possible industrial action hours before the Riverfire celebration. At a press conference […]

Twelve trapped by bushfire in Queensland

There are reports 12 people are trapped by a bushfire in central Queensland while another is burning out of control at near Herberton in the state’s north. September 30, 2018 Rescue helicopters have been sent to Blackdown Tableland in central Queensland following reports 12 people are trapped by a bushfire. The blaze is burning in the […]

Qld govt reports actually early: minister

The Queensland government has defended releasing 75 annual performance reports on Friday night, saying they were actually early. September 30, 2018 The Queensland government has defended dumping 75 annual reports on the performance of departments and agencies late on Friday just before a long weekend. Housing Minister Mick de Brenni says it wasn’t an attempt […]

Queensland home tenancy law reform likely

Queensland’s residential tenancy laws for renters and landlords will be examined by a government-led review ahead of the first reforms in more than 35 years. September 30, 2018 Destructive tenants and dodgy landlords will be under the microscope when a Queensland government-led review of the state’s tenancy laws begins next week. More than one-third of […]

Qld govt reports actually early: minister

The Queensland government has defended releasing 75 annual performance reports on Friday night, saying they were actually early. September 30, 2018 The Queensland government has defended dumping 75 annual reports on the performance of departments and agencies late on Friday just before a long weekend. Housing Minister Mick de Brenni says it wasn’t an attempt to […]

Queensland home tenancy law reform likely

Queensland’s residential tenancy laws for renters and landlords will be examined by a government-led review ahead of the first reforms in more than 35 years. September 30, 2018 Destructive tenants and dodgy landlords will be under the microscope when a Queensland government-led review of the state’s tenancy laws begins next week. More than one-third of […]

Queensland home tenancy law reform likely

Queensland’s residential tenancy laws for renters and landlords will be examined by a government-led review ahead of the first reforms in more 35 years. September 30, 2018 Destructive tenants and dodgy landlords will be under the microscope when a Queensland government-led review of the state’s tenancy laws begins next week. More than one third of […]

Qld rail problems blamed on LNP by govt

Queensland Transport Minister Mark Bailey has shrugged of accusations rail workers and their management are at loggerheads. September 30, 2018 The Queensland government has shrugged off claims a wall has developed between rail workers and their management after the Fair Work Commission headed off possible industrial action hours before the Riverfire celebration. At a press conference […]

Plane safety ‘no brainer’: Qld inquest

An inquest into the deaths of five people in a light plane crash in Queensland was told it was a “no brainer” to have a key safety mechanism installed. September 28, 2018 A Queensland skydiving boss whose plane crashed killing five people had refused to install a key safety mechanism despite it being a “no […]

Plane safety ‘no brainer’: Qld inquest

An inquest into the deaths of five people in a light plane crash in Queensland was told it was a “no brainer” to have a key safety mechanism installed. September 28, 2018 A Queensland skydiving boss whose plane crashed killing five people had refused to install a key safety mechanism despite it being a “no […]

Qld plane deemed safe before fatal crash

A Queensland skydiving company whose plane crashed in 2014, killing five people, passed safety audits before and after the fatal accident. September 27, 2018 Volunteer auditors had deemed safe a Queensland skydiving company whose plane crashed and burned killing five people in 2014 despite a prior plane crash and emergency landing. Australian Parachuting Federation annual […]

Qld man accused of torture denied bail

A Queensland man facing torture and robbery charges faces a potential five years in pre-trial custody due to his risk of reoffending. September 25, 2018 A Queensland man who has spent more than 1200 days in custody awaiting trial for torture, robbery and retaliation against a witness has lost a bid for bail because he […]

Warm water coral moving south to Tasmania

Warm-water corals are colonising Bass Strait reefs left nude by invasive sea urchins eating out the native kelp beds. September 24, 2018 Warm-water corals are colonising Tasmanian reefs as climate change pushes up temperatures in the Bass Strait. University of Tasmania scientists found the corals moved in after sea urchins ate out native kelp beds, leaving […]

Drum lines placed after Qld shark attacks

Drum lines have been set after two tourists were critically injured in separate attacks at a harbour in the Whitsunday Islands in north Queensland. September 22, 2018 Baited hooks will remain in place for a week following two shark attacks in less than 24 hours at Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands. Melbourne girl, Hannah Papps, was holidaying with her […]

Fat solves 558-million-year science puzzle

A student scientist has found fat in ancient fossils, solving a 558-million-year-old riddle and ending a global paleontology feud over the creature’s origins. September 21, 2018 A piece of fat has helped solve a 558-million-year-old riddle and looks set to shoot a university student to scientific stardom. When Professor Jochen Brocks received a call from […]

Wetlands near Adani port to be monitored

Wetlands opposite Adani’s Abbot Point coal port will be monitored by the Queensland government following successful court action by the miner. September 21, 2018 The Queensland government will begin environmental monitoring of nationally important wetlands near Adani’s Abbot Point coal port. The decision on Friday follows the state Department of Environment and Science’s withdrawal of […]

Qld to set drum lines after shark attacks

The Queensland government will enact shark control measures in the Whitsunday Islands after two tourists were attacked in separate incidents within 12 hours. September 21, 2018 The charter company whose yachts two shark attack victims were staying on in north Queensland is warning its customers to stay out of the water. Two tourists have been seriously […]

Rogue shark unlikely cause of Qld attacks

Shark experts say it’s unlikely a rogue shark is responsible for the two attacks in less than 24 hours in Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands. September 21, 2018 The likelihood one rogue shark is responsible for two attacks in less than 24 hours in Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands is almost nil, shark experts say. Marine Biologist Blake Chapman […]

Tourists critical after two shark attacks

Two tourists bitten by sharks in separate incidents less than 24-hours apart at a popular north Queensland tourist destination remain in a critical condition. September 21, 2019 Two tourists remain in a critical condition following two shark attacks in less than 24 hours at the same north Queensland harbour in the Whitsunday Islands. A 12-year-old girl, who was holidaying […]

Rogue shark unlikely cause of Qld attacks

Shark experts say it’s unlikely a rogue shark is responsible for the two attacks in less than 24 hours in Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands. September 21, 2018 The likelihood one rogue shark is responsible for two attacks in less than 24 hours in Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands is almost nil, shark experts say. Marine Biologist Blake Chapman […]

Second shark attack at north Qld island

A 12-year-old holidaying with her family has been attacked by a shark at the same north Queensland site where a Tasmanian tourist was bitten on Wednesday. September 20, 2018 A young girl has been attacked by a shark at the same Queensland island where a Tasmanian mother was mauled less than 24 hours earlier.  The […]

Scientists crack genetic code of cane toad

Scientists have unlocked the cane toad’s genome, opening the way to find viruses that may help control the invasive and deadly pest’s booming population. September 20, 2018 Australia’s self-inflicted cane toad invasion may soon be over after scientists cracked the deadly amphibian’s DNA code. International scientists working with UNSW Sydney, the University of Sydney and Deakin University have unlocked […]

Qld legislates to join Redress Scheme

Queensland has passed legislation to join the National Redress Scheme, paving the way for institutional child sexual abuse victims to apply for redress. September 19, 2018 Up to 10,000 Queenslanders who suffered institutional child sexual abuse are expected a seek redress after the state government passed legislation to join the National Redress Scheme. Victims will be […]

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