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Child protection awards to promote a safer community

27th Jun 2012 | Source:Sergeant Nadine Webster - Ipswich District Crime Prevention Coordinator
Child protection awards to promote a safer community

Ipswich Police are encouraging everyone to take responsibility when it comes to child protection in the lead up to this year’s National Child Protection Week (2-8 September). Sergeant Nadine Webster from the Ipswich District Crime Prevention Unit said a new awards program has been established to further promote safety strategies in preventing child abuse in
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New Hope for Blocking Malaria Transmission

27th Jun 2012 | Source:Queensland Institute of Medical Research
New Hope for Blocking Malaria Transmission

World-first screening by scientists at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research has identified new potential treatments for blocking malaria transmission. The QIMR team, in conjunction with Griffith University, designed a technique to screen a large library of existing compounds, to see whether any had the potential to block malaria transmission from humans to the mosquito,
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Changes to Queensland Solar Bonus Scheme Announced

27th Jun 2012 | Source:Queensland Government
Changes to Queensland Solar Bonus Scheme Announced

Changes to Queensland’s Solar Bonus Scheme announced yesterday will cap the $54 per year every household must pay for some homes to have cheaper solar power. Effective from midnight on 9 July 2012, Queensland’s Solar Bonus Scheme will be amended for new applications. A review of the scheme will also take place. Energy and Water Supply
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Australia Post and AMP sign Digital MailBox MoU

15th Jun 2012 | Source:Australia Post
Australia Post and AMP sign Digital MailBox MoU

AMP, one of Australia’s leading financial institutions, is working with Australia Post to create opportunities to more deeply engage with its customers and shareholders through the Australia Post Digital MailBox which will be available free to every Australian by the end of the year. The memorandum of understanding with AMP follows a similar signing with
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Open letter to the Australian people from Christine Assange – mother of Julian Assange

1st Jun 2012 | Source:www.support-julian-assange.com
Open letter to the Australian people from Christine Assange – mother of Julian Assange

There have been many public statements made about WikiLeaks and its editor-in-chief Julian Assange that are factually inaccurate. For example, Prime Minister Julia Gillard: “It’s illegal.” Attorney General Nicola Roxon: “He fled Sweden” and the media generally: “Assange is charged/facing charges” (in relation to Swedish sex allegations). Some of these inaccurate statements are due to
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Do you know your type 2 Diabetes Risk?

1st Jun 2012 | Source:Diabetes Queensland
Do you know your type 2 Diabetes Risk?

Three out of every four people surveyed during National Diabetes Week 2011 were at intermediate or high risk of type 2 diabetes – and since that time 23,000 Queenslanders have been diagnosed with this chronic condition for which there is no cure. In response to the rapidly expanding epidemic, Diabetes Queensland will mount a major
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Coffee secrets to be shared at FOILS Lunch in the Library

18th May 2012 | Source:Ipswich City Council
Coffee secrets to be shared at FOILS Lunch in the Library

IPSWICH residents will be able to learn the secrets behind a good brew at the next Friends of the Ipswich Library Service (FOILS) event. Ipswich City Council Tourism and Libraries Committee Chairperson Councillor David Pahlke said Phillip Di Bella, the founder of Di Bella Coffee, would provide an insight into the company with his presentation
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Ipswich workers back-paid $34,000

14th May 2012 | Source:Fair Work Australia

Four workers in the Ipswich region of south-east Queensland have been back-paid a total of $34,700 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman. The largest recovery was $11,500 for a finance industry employee at Ipswich. The 41-year-old male – who was employed by the same company for six years – lodged a complaint with the Fair
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BLOOD DONORS NEEDED TO SAVE LIVES AT KARALEE

13th Apr 2012 | Source:Leslie Heagney, Australian Red Cross Blood Service
BLOOD DONORS NEEDED TO SAVE LIVES AT KARALEE

The Red Cross Blood Service needs help from Karalee residents to help save lives at a Blood Drive at Karalee Woolworths on Monday 16th April. Leslie Heagney from the Australian Red Cross Blood Service said that “We are doing what we can to respond to the needs of our donors and extending our opening hours
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Great Moscow Circus in Ipswich

30th Mar 2012 | Source:Ipswich City Council
Great Moscow Circus in Ipswich

Bigger,Better, Brighter, Bolder than ever. Blast off with the Sorcerer of the Stratosphere. A stunningly visual array of high tech lighting and elaborate costumes. 20 Superb acts from Russia and around the World. A program to thrill and amuse, from fun filled Clowns to elegant mastery. 2 hours of “edge of the seat” entertainment and head
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