Bus review delivered few answers for Brisbane’s west

NICHOLAS MCDONALD Ashgrove and The Gap residents are less than impressed with changes resulting from the Brisbane City Council's bus review. Bus routes 379, 380, 381 and 385 have all been affected as the Council wanted  to make the bus … [Read more...]

Solariums in Queensland to close late 2014

NICHOLAS MCDONALD The Queensland Government has passed legislation banning solariums to the praise of leading cancer groups. From December 2014 all solariums will be switched off in an effort to curb the state's high skin cancer … [Read more...]

All Blacks too good against determined Wallabies

NICHOLAS MCDONALD The All Blacks continued their dominance over the Wallabies with a final score of 41-33 at Dunedin on Saturday. The match featured some of the best rugby to come out of the Wallabies despite the loss. Quade Cooper … [Read more...]

Carbon tax melee continues

NICHOLAS MCDONALD Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Environment Minister Greg Hunt say they intend to dismantle the carbon tax as soon as possible. Both men have warned the Labor Party that a double dissolution election is still on the cards … [Read more...]

Social media arrives in the courtroom

NICHOLAS MCDONALD The South Australian Supreme Court has allowed journalists and lawyers to use Twitter in court as the justice system begins to embrace the 21st Century. The announcement marks the first time a social media network can be … [Read more...]

One month to Schoolies 2013

NICHOLAS MCDONALD With Schoolies 2013 only a month away, students are ramping up in anticipation this year will be a more joyful experience after the events of previous years. Last years schoolies was marred after the tragic death of a girl … [Read more...]

Queensland as pivotal as ever

NICHOLAS McDONALD In the final week of the election campaign, Queensland’s political landscape has become a crucial battleground. On Sunday, Bob Brown warned Labor voters to vote one for Greens in the Senate lest their vote go to Bob Katter’s … [Read more...]

‘Fashion of the moment’ has been given 100 days

NICHOLAS MCDONALD Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has promised a conscience vote on marriage equality within 100 days should he win the election. The PM has acknowledged he has ‘evolved’ on the issue of marriage equality much to the delight of … [Read more...]

NGOs join the bandwagon against cruel immigration policies

NICHOLAS McDONALDThe Labor party’s PNG solution and the LNP’s “Operation Sovereign Borders” have drawn criticism from Non-Government Organisations at home and abroad.Among these groups are the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and … [Read more...]