Coast movie studio bill hits $16.5m

Coast movie studio bill hits $16.5m

QUEENSLAND taxpayers forked out $16.5 million to build the new Sound Stage 9 at Village Roadshow Studios — and there’s more to come. The State Government secretly loaned the studios $5 million to cover its contribution towards the new 4000sq m facility. Taxpayers were originally told the project would cost them $11.5 million, with the funds to be diverted from the Commonwealth Games Infrastructure Fund. Construction of the sound stage was fast-tracked so the studios could rent it to Marvel for filming on Thor: Ragnarok. media_cameraThe $16.5 million Sound Stage…

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'Honest' conversations needed about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

'Honest' conversations needed about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Posted September 09, 2016 07:56:38 Researchers are urging doctors and parents to hold honest conversations about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), a condition caused by a baby’s exposure to alcohol while in the womb. About 500,000 Australians suffer from brain damage, severe developmental delays, learning difficulties, memory impairment and behavioural problems caused by mothers drinking during pregnancy. Earlier this year, researchers from the Telethon Kids Institute and the University of Sydney released a national tool to diagnose the disorder. They believe it is helping to diagnose the disorder earlier, more…

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Eagles lost crucial match-ups (The West Australian)

Eagles lost crucial match-ups (The West Australian)

Bridget Lacy –The West Australianon September 8, 2016, 9:30 pm These are the battles that decided Thursday night’s elimination final. JOSH KENNEDY v JOEL HAMLINGThe dual Coleman medallist loomed as a man that could destroy the Bulldogs’ hopes almost single handedly. Former Cat Hamling was the man handed the unenviable task of stopping him. When teammate Shane Biggs put the ball onto Kennedy’s chest in the opening minutes, it looked like it could be a long night ahead. But from there the night belonged largely to Hamling, with Kennedy kept…

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Metal plant denies change was caused by its discharge

Metal plant denies change was caused by its discharge

Story highlights Daldykan River turned red on Tuesday Environmental ministry says cause could be contamination Stunned residents shared photos online of the bizarre scene at Daldykan River. Authorities are trying to determine why the river changed colors and are evaluating possible environmental damages. The water may have reddened due to discharge from “an unidentified chemical” from the nearby Nadezhda Metallurgical Plant, Russia’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment said in a statement Wednesday. If a pipeline broke, contaminants could have leaked into the river, the ministry added. The plant is…

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