Changes to ‘L-Platers’ aiming for safer drivers

MARNIE CRUICKSHANK   The Palaszczuk Government today announced the current written learner test will be replaced with a new online version, pending online trials. In an Australian first, students from six different schools across … [Read more...]

70 Trauma counsellors set for redundancy under the Coalition’s changes to Sexual Assault Hotline

MARNIE CRUICKSHANK Slashing of funding by the Queensland government will mean job cuts, a domestic violence helpline has said. A heated debate in Federal parliament ensued on Monday, after the Member for Griffith, Labor’s Terri Butler, brought a … [Read more...]

State Library Celebrating Indigenous Literacy day

MARNIE CRUICKSHANK National Indigenous Literacy Day will be celebrated with a special event at the Queensland State Library on Wednesday. Ms Suzy Wilson, founder of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, along with the foundation's patron … [Read more...]

Terri Butler MP shares her Labor of love

MARNIE CRUICKSHANK Terri Butler, Member for Griffith, has released her book, Labor of Love, with a local launch at Riverbend Books in Bulimba. The Member for Griffith said her motivation for writing the book was highlighting the significance to … [Read more...]

Equitable access to vote on equality?

MARNIE CRUICKSHANK A paperless vote option has been announced for blind or vision impaired people who want to vote in the upcoming postal survey on same-sex marriage. The Australia Bureau of Statistics announced the new option last week, as it … [Read more...]

Brisbane Uni first to tackle coffee cup wastage

MARNIE CRUICKSHANK Griffith University’s Centre for Sustainable Enterprise is taking action to fight local pollution and climate change. Griffith is the first university in Australia to partner on the Simply Cups project, which aims to … [Read more...]

Writing it up

MARNIE CRUICKSHANK Byron Bay Writer’s Festival concluded yesterday, with organisers declaring it a success. A highly respected line-up of more than 130 writers congregated to entertain, provoke and debate over the three days. The major … [Read more...]