ABC News Paul Robinson 24 April 2014
A man is recovering in a central Queensland hospital after a violent attack in Rockhampton early this morning.
Police say a 41 year old man was set upon by four people as he left a Quay Street nightclub in the inner-city just after 2:00am (AEST)
ABC News Simon Lauder 24 April 2014
Australian scientists are looking to the past as they work to beat the increasing problem of antibiotic resistance.
Researchers at Monash University are not developing a new class of antibiotics, instead hoping to make an old one, Polymyxin, easier and safer to use.
Lead researcher on the project, Professor Jian Li, says Polymyxins could be the last line of defence for gram-negative superbugs.
Brisbane Times Annelise Roberts April 23, 2014
Sexual assault is an important issue – one that personally affects millions of Australians, and impacts every community in the country. The Women’s Centre for Health Matters applauds the recent changes to the ACT legal system allowing juries access to expert forensic advice about the ”freeze” response that many victims experience during a sexual attack. These changes have had the effect of making the legal system fairer for victims of sexual assault who, historically, have been expected to prove that they physically resisted their attacker in order to demonstrate that they did not consent.
The Courier Mail Laura Chalmers April 24, 2014
THE Sunshine State could be heading a horror flu season, with the number of cases to date for this year at a five-year high.
More than 1500 cases of influenza have been recorded across Queensland already, before the commencement of winter, with people aged 12 months to 97 years falling ill.
Queensland Health is urging people to take the warning seriously and get vaccinated, with Health Minister Lawrence Springborg setting an example by undergoing his annual flu vaccination shot yesterday.
ABC News Frances Adcock
A primary school and more than 50 businesses and homes were evacuated in Bundaberg in southern Queensland after a large chemical fire destroyed a commercial building.
Police declared an emergency situation at the Bundaberg East Smash Repairs building shortly after 9:30am (AEST).
Firefighters were concerned about toxic smoke caused by paint thinners and chemicals.
ABC News 24 April 2014
Queensland police have confirmed three of the four bones found by divers in the Gold Coast seaway are not human.
A search began on Tuesday after a recreational diver handed a human femur bone to police over the weekend.
Four bones have been forensically examined at the John Tonge Centre in Brisbane but police say only the first bone found is human.
News.com.au April 23, 2014
VICTORIAN researchers are launching a $13 million fight against influenza that aims to create more effective vaccines and lessen the impact of an outbreak.
Research led by Professor Anne Kelso, director of the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza, said the team of seven research groups wanted to develop a vaccine that protected against present and future influenza outbreaks.