Zedlines Tuesday 20th April, 2010

On the 11th of April the first 24-hour bus started its service in Brisbane. More than 34 thousand commuters used the new buses in their opening week.

The CityGlider will drive on Friday and Saturday night every week. Translink has employed extra security guards to stay on the bus from midnight to 6 am.

However a property owner who lives next to the Orleigh Street bus terminal, said the late night services were excessive and there was no need for a 24-hour bus for Hill End and West End.

Maryborough has experienced an unexplained loss of fish in the Ululah Lagoon over the past week. A nearby golf club was cleared of using any harmful chemicals in the area.

Roughly a tonne of dead fish have already been removed from the water. Councillor Sue Brooks has said the problem may be caused by a lack of oxygen in the fish’s environment.

The Fraser Coast Regional Council is expecting test results back later in the week.

 

 

The Brisbane based justice and peace group, Just Peace, will host a celebration of peace to commemorate ANZAC Day this Sunday.

We spoke to co-founder Annette Brownlie:

It just seems fitting that on ANZAC Day when we think about Gallipoli, we think about the soldiers that we think a bit more broadly, that in fact, the vast majority of people who suffer in war are civilians.”

The event is at Toowong Cemetery from 3 to 5:30 pm on the 25th and will include perfomances by local musicians, a speaker on the history of the site as well as a picnic in the afternoon.

 

 

The Rail Back on Track group wants to ensure only Go Card users are able to use carparks, reserving their use exclusively for train and bus commuters.

Robert Dow, spokesman for the group, said not only public transport users are using the park and ride stations, and that most of the cars are from members of the general public.

Mr Dow has proposed exit gates that use Go Cards to ensure only commuters can use the park. Transport Minister Rachel Nolan has said she doesn’t see the issue as a major problem.

 

 

The Law Council of Australia is calling for an increase of more than 43 million dollars in funding for the next Federal Budget to assist with legal aid.

This comes after a recent report commissioned by National Legal Aid revealed Commonwealth funding had decreased in real terms by 12 per cent over the last 14 years.

Currently, those who do not qualify for legal aid and cannot afford court representation must represent themselves.

Posted via email from 4ZZZ News

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