Tony Abbott puts student amenities fee on the back burner

TAMARA SYDENHAM Prime Minister Tony Abbott confirmed today that LNP has no immediate plans to scrap compulsory university student services and amenities fee. The Gillard Government passed legislation in 2011 to allow universities and higher … [Read more...]

Queenslanders call for speed limit increase

TAMARA SYDENHAM The Newman Government will review speed limits on 100 Queensland roads after 52% of submissions lodged said they wanted speed limits increased. Over 3,300 residents voiced their dissatisfaction as part of the Road Safety … [Read more...]

Queensland celebrates their diversity in Multicultural Week

TAMARA SYDENHAM Celebrations have begun for the 2013 Queensland Multicultural Week with an array of traditions, cultures, flavours and exhibits filling the streets of Queensland. This week celebrates Queenslands' rich diversity by highlighting … [Read more...]

Words come to life at Queensland Poetry Festival

TAMARA SYDENHAM Poets from all over the world have gathered at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts for the 17th Annual Queensland Poetry Festival (QPF) in Brisbane. This years' theme, Spoken In One Strange Word, attracted a diverse … [Read more...]

Fight for the Barrett Adolescence Centre continues

TAMARA SYDENHAM The Newman Government is yet to guarantee that current facilities offered at the Barrett Adolescent Centre at Wacol will be replicated. An expert panel determined that the Barrett Centre model should be sustained to provide … [Read more...]

Ekka hits the ground running

TAMARA SYDENHAM The eagerly anticipated 136th Royal Queensland Show opened today at the Brisbane Showgrounds attracting a massive crowd. This years show takes a new spin with 'Ekka IgNites 360', a professionally produced night show presented by … [Read more...]