Brisbane Times 22 April 2014 Natalie Bochenski
Police divers are searching the Gold Coast seaway after the discovery of a human bone.
A recreational diver found the bone in waters off The Spit last Thursday and handed in to police over the weekend.
Forensic analysis is being carried out at the John Tonge Centre after initial indications showed it was human.
It’s not known how long the bone had been submerged or whether there is any indication of foul play.
CSIRO news 17 April 2014
The commercialisation of CSIRO research and technology reached an important milestone this week with agreements being signed in the food, sport and surveying industries.
Brisbane Times Marissa Calligeros 17 April 2014
Detectives are relying on medical science to identify a man whose burnt, dismembered torso was found on the side of a rural Queensland last year. Police are yet to determine whether a skull found last week in a pine tree plantation near Tin Can Bay, about 30 kilometres north of Cedar Pocket, belongs to the same victim.
Any DNA retrieved from the skull, which is being forensically examined at Brisbane’s John Tonge Centre, will be compared with DNA samples taken from the torso.
Gold Coast Bulletin Paul Weston 17 April 2014
WHISTLEBLOWERS who were to be protected after exposing criminals and safety breaches at Gold Coast hospitals lost their jobs in a restructure and are still receiving death threats.
In the ultimate insult, the staffers had to reapply for maintenance positions and felt they were ultimately “discriminated” against, believing they had lost their livelihoods to less experienced tradesmen.
Brisbane Times Amy Remeikis 16 April 2014
The state’s senior medicos have so little trust in the government, doctors have refused to vote on whether they will even consider the new contracts, without seeing them first.
Union still worried about Qld Government’s doctors’ contracts amendments
News.com.au 16 April 2014
HEALTH Minister Lawrence Springborg has begun efforts to patch up relations with the state’s doctors by writing them a letter detailing his offer to solve the contract dispute.
Lawyers for doctor groups will tonight attend a meeting at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre to explain the compromise deal to senior doctors.
Gold Coast Bulletin Paul Weston 15 April 2014
A Bulletin special investigation has found a whistleblower from February 2012 began diarising the rorts unaware that several others by November would also be reporting alleged criminal activity on Gold Coast Health and Hospital Service work sites from Southport to Robina.
ABC News Latika Bourke 14 April 2014
The Federal Opposition has criticised the CSIRO for pre-empting the government’s commission of audit and slashing hundreds of jobs from the scientific research agency.
ABC News 15 April 2014
Queensland Health Minister Lawrence Springborg says he has extended the deadline for senior doctors to sign up to new individual contracts. Mr Springborg says unions and other representative groups have now signed letters of support for the new agreements.
Dispute over doctor contracts could be over in weeks
Contract deal cut with doctors
Courier Mail Kelmeny Fraser 12 April 2014
THE head of the state’s peak doctors’ group has broken his silence over the doctor contracts dispute to lash out at his own organisation for going along with a union-conspired mass resignation plan.