The best volunteer job in Queensland

GABRIELLE SMITH Following the success of the Daintree National Park's campground host volunteer program, Queensland National Parks Minister Steve Dickson has decided to expand the initiative statewide. Mr Dickson said the Queensland government … [Read more...]

Law Looks Lean

GABRIELLE SMITH With the end of the year fast approaching and a new batch of university students preparing to graduate, the pressure to secure jobs in an increasingly competitive job market is mounting for thousands of young students across … [Read more...]

Abbott reimburses taxpayers for wedding expenses

GABRIELLE SMITH In a media conference held yesterday, Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced he had used government entitlements to attend of two weddings in 2006. While reports have emerged that the PM had already repaid upwards of $1,000 … [Read more...]

Man “extremely lucky” to avoid train death

GABRIELLE SMITH Footage has been released of a young man who was nearly hit by an express train after he jumped in front of it at a rail crossing in Cannon Hill. Despite there being signs prohibiting such behaviour and a closed pedestrian gate, … [Read more...]

Queensland NAPLAN results published

GABRIELLE SMITH NAPLAN results for Queensland schools have been published, with some of the best results being recorded this year in the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests. Queensland Minister for Education, … [Read more...]

Labor polls slip just days before election

GABRIELLE SMITH With only days left of the electoral campaign new figures have emerged this week citing Tony Abbott as the preferred Prime Minister. The Newspoll published by News Corp earlier this week showed Abbott overtaking Rudd with 43 points … [Read more...]

Vote Compass navigates the 2013 Election

GABRIELLE SMITHThe ABC released an online ‘electoral literacy application’ to assist users in comparing their results to that of electoral candidates and their parties. Since the launch of Vote Compass on 4 August over 800, 000 people have used … [Read more...]

The importance of National Indigenous Music Awards.

GABRIELLE SMITH It was a massive weekend in Darwin with the National Indigenous Music Awards held last week end. Artists from around Australia came together to celebrate the achievements of indigenous musicians, and those in the music … [Read more...]

Commission urges voters to register before 8pm tonight

GABRIELLE SMITH Unregistered eligible voters in Australia are reminded that registration for the Australian Electoral Commission closes at 8pm tonight. Registered voting in Australian election periods is a mandatory requirement and legal … [Read more...]

Splendour in the Mud

GABRIELLE SMITH Splendour in the Grass has officially wrapped up for another year as festival goers took their muddy boots home. A crowd of almost 25,000 people came together at the festival's new home at North Byron Parklands to experience the … [Read more...]