Secondary schools set to start later

ARIANA PANETTIERE A parent body in South Australia has called for later starting times in public schools to improve academic results. Senior South Australian students will trial start times of 10am for Year 10s and 11am for Year 12s and … [Read more...]

RACQ urges Queensland to legalise ride-sharing services

ARIANA PANETTIERE The RACQ has called on the Queensland Government to enable Uber and other ride-sharing services to legally co-exist with the taxi industry. This comes as Uber and other ride-sharing services will be legally able to enter … [Read more...]

Coles penalty pay dispute

ARIANA PANETTIERE Supermarket giant Coles proposed a new workplace agreement which will leave tens of thousands of supermarket employees out of pocket. Earlier this year Coles subcontracted 77,000 casual employees to the Shop Distributive and … [Read more...]

Post Holiday Blues

ARIANA PANETTIERE Cairns health authorities are warning tourists to take monkey sanctuaries off their itinerary after a rabies-based public health warning was issued in far-north Queensland. In July, Tropical Public Health recorded 11 reports … [Read more...]

Record numbers march for marriage equality in Brisbane

ARIANA PANETTIERE More than 5000 people gathered in Brisbane's Queen's Park last Saturday as part of the largest rally for LGBTI rights in the states's history. The rally, organised by Equal Love Brisbane was headlined by pop musicians and … [Read more...]

Harbour Town Gold Coast unveils major expansion plans

ARIANA PANETTIERE A $20 million expansion is currently underway at Australia’s largest Outlet Shopping Centre,  Harbour Town, on the Gold Coast. The former Bunnings building has been demolished to make way for 25 new tenancies, an alfresco … [Read more...]

Great Barrier Reef report sparks global concern

ARIANA PANETTIERE The Federal Government launched a $140 million protection plan aimed at improving the Great Barrier Reef's water quality this week at the International Riversymposium in South Brisbane. The Great Barrier Reef Report Card … [Read more...]

Palaszczuk calls it a night

ARIANA PANETTIERE The Palaszczuk Labor Government has announced plans to enforce a 1am curfew in pubs and clubs to tackle alcohol-fuelled violence. Under the new rules, patrons of Brisbane's nightlife scene would face a mandatory 1am … [Read more...]

Jordon’s Courageous Climb

ARIANA PANETTIERE   True rags to riches hero Jordan Milroy become the first Cerebral Palsy sufferer to climb the world's tallest buildings to raise funds for disability awareness. On November 7, he will climb all 1700 steps of the … [Read more...]

Australia celebrates with an IVF first

ARIANA PANETTIERE The baby boom of the 1950s sent the urban population spiralling. Today, 35,000 Australian and New Zealand couples have difficulty conceiving each year as a result of poor lifestyle choices. In an Australian first, two … [Read more...]