Surprise artefact discovery for workers on Queens Wharf and more Zedlines

As part of the Queens Wharf developments, a number of workers have uncovered pieces of kerb believed to be originating from the 1830s (image credit: orderinchaos).

The Kerb stones are believed to have been part of the original convict-hewn kerb of William Street.

The Brisbane City Council has a policy in place which requires stones such as this to be permanently removed, and surrendered to the council for future use.

State Development Minister Anthony Lynham has promised the stones will be preserved, with more artefacts expected to be uncovered during the construction.

Surprise discovery on the North Stradbroke Island

Scientists have found the North Stradbroke Island's Ferngully Lagoon dates back more than 200,000 years, and other wetlands on the island more than 40,000 years.

Researchers from the University of Queensland and the University of Adelaide made the discovery after they took core samples from the 16 wetlands on North Stradbroke Island.

This could reshape climate change research on the Australian continent as it suggests the North Stradbroke Island had permanent wetland areas when Australia’s climate was at its driest.

Liberal MP takes aim at AGL

Liberal Party backbencher Craig Kelly has accused liddell coal fired power station owner AGL of deceptive behaviour, as selling the plant could lead to cutting power from thousands of Australians.

The federal government extracted a promise from the company yesterday that it would consider selling or extending the life of the plant. 

The plant is due to shut in 2022, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull wants the plant to stay open for another five years to keep the weak energy grid online.

Early same-sex marriage poll results favour ‘yes’

The Fairfax-Ispos poll showed 70 per cent support among those set to vote “yes” on the same-sex marriage postal survey.

The poll also showed participation was expected to be equal across all the age groups.

Results also indicate women are more likely to vote than men, with 72 per cent of women saying they would return their survey compared to 52 per cent of men.

Florida Resident return to Homes after Irma

Floridians have begun to return home, as the now tropical storm Irma moves towards the state’s north east, bound for Atlanta and Memphis.

Damaging winds snapped power lines leaving 6.5 million homes without power, at least 40 people have been killed by the storm system.

The storm system began as a category 5 hurricane damaging much of the Bahamas, Puerto Rico and Cuba, before making its US landfall as a category 4 hurricane in the Florida Keys.

The system continued up the west coast, hitting major centres such as Miami, Naples, Tampa Bay and Orlando.

Mexico begin relief for millions affected by earthquake

The Mexican government has begun sending relief for the 2.5 million affected by a historic earthquake which struck the coast of Chiapas last Monday.

It has been 85 years since an earthquake of similar magnitude struck Mexico, with the recent earthquake claiming the lives of 96 people.

Millions are still without food, water and shelter in the aftermath of the quake, with a spokesman of the president of Mexico stating the president would supervise the delivery of these supplies, but did not specify where.

Now for a quick look at the weather. It’s currently 16 degrees here in Brisbane, and it’s set to warm up to 28 later on in the day, before dropping to 13 degrees tonight.

 

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