Dempsey urges preparations for bushfire season

SARAH ROHWEDER With this summer set to be a scorcher, Queensland residents are being urged to commence early preparations for bushfire season. Police and Community Safety Minister Jack Dempsey said fire crews and volunteers were conducting a series … [Read more...]

Council promises $21,000 for gay festival

SARAH ROHWEDER Brisbane City Council has confirmed a three-year funding commitment to the Brisbane Pride Festival after local support for the event prevailed in an online petition. In a letter sent to those who signed the petition, Lord Mayor … [Read more...]

Government extends education trial for Indigenous Australians

SARAH ROHWEDER The Queensland Government has granted a 12-month extension for the Cape York Australian Aboriginal Academy (CYAAA) education trial. Minister for Education John-Paul Langbroek announced the extension in State Parliament earlier … [Read more...]

Navy retrieves two bombs from Great Barrier Reef

SARAH ROHWEDER The US Navy has retrieved and disposed of two bombs dropped on the Great Barrier Reef earlier this year. Four bombs were released from US warplanes after they ran critically low on fuel during a failed military exercise in … [Read more...]

Oates set to change the game

SARAH ROHWEDER Brisbane Broncos young gun Corey Oates has been offered a three-year deal with the club after a spectacular start to his first season. Having scored five tries since his debut last month against the Storm, Broncos coach Anthony … [Read more...]

Low-income earners struggle with energy price hikes

SARAH ROHWEDER The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has released a new report that suggests low-income households are struggling with the cost of electricity. The report urges government intervention to assist low-income homeowners … [Read more...]

Public rally latest initiative to save reef

SARAH ROHWEDER The Australian Marine Conservation (AMCS) will play host to a public rally on August 25 in an attempt to save the Great Barrier Reef from industrialisation. The rally comes as a response to the LNP’s proposal to expand ports, … [Read more...]

Council to sell old Riverwalk

SARAH ROHWEDER Brisbane City Council will auction off parts of the old Riverwalk next month to anyone interested in the concrete pontoons or stainless steel balustrades. The 870 metre New Farm walkway was damaged in the 2011 floods after large … [Read more...]

Public hits back at anti-funding petition for gay festival

SARAH ROHWEDER Brisbane residents have hit back at an attempt to axe funding for the city’s most popular gay and lesbian festival through a new online petition. The petition, lodged on Brisbane City Council’s website by Manly resident Matthew … [Read more...]

Beattie returns to play politics

SARAH ROHWEDER Australian politics has taken a step back in time with the return of former Queensland Premier Peter Beattie. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd today announced that Mr Beattie would run for the seat of Forde, replacing pre-selected Labor … [Read more...]