Keep Queensland Beautiful CEO slams Telstra for promoting littering

CHERYL YONG Keep Queensland Beautiful CEO David Curtin called on Telstra to remove the ‘New Phone Feeling’ advertisement. According to Mr Curtin, the advertisement encourages littering and irresponsible disposable of phone packaging. The … [Read more...]

Cancer Council Queensland supports greater restrictions on e-cigarettes

CHERYL YONG Cancer Council Queensland commended the Queensland Government for new laws that will see e-cigarettes subject to the same restrictions and laws as cigarettes. The amendments to the Tobacco Act will be effective from 1 January … [Read more...]

Translink to offer cheaper fares and increased services

CHERYL YONG A state-wide reduction to public transport fares will begin on November 3 making it more affordable for Queenslanders to catch the train, bus, tram or ferry. An extra 15 NightLink bus services have been trialled in Brisbane from … [Read more...]

Transport Minister warns of public transport changes in place for G20

CHERYL YONG Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson warns public transport users of timetable changes and bus delays expected in November due to the G20. Mr Emerson said ferry and train services will be the best public transport … [Read more...]

Halloween mazes bring terror to Movie World Fright Nights

CHERYL YONG Movie World Fright Nights brought its signature after-dark event ‘Fight Night’ to the next level this October with four terrifying mazes and dedicated entertainment areas. Entering its sixth year, this will be the biggest budget … [Read more...]

Parkinson’s Queensland urges drivers to ‘Peel Off For Parkinson’s’

CHERYL YONG Parkinson’s Queensland is urging Queensland motorists to peel off their registration stickers this month for ‘Peel Off For Parkinson's’. CEO of Parkinson’s Queensland Helen Crew said Queenslanders can support Parkinson disease … [Read more...]

Bravehearts selfie campaign calls for an end to child sexual assault

CHERYL YONG Bravehearts has launched their ‘Who R U Protecting’ selfie campaign to encourage mass participation in helping protect the 1 in 5 Australian children who are at risk of being sexually assaulted. Bravehearts media manager Jason … [Read more...]

Poll: Majority of parliamentary members support a change in marriage law

CHERYL YONG Senator David Leyonhjelm's last attempt to push for a vote on same-sex marriage has sparked a shift in parliamentary support. Nearly 80 per cent of swing voters in parliament favour a change in the law, according to a Crosby … [Read more...]

Racism found to be potential factor in indigenous health gap

CHERYL YONG According to the Close the Gap campaign racism could negatively impact on the health and life expectancy of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. ANTAR National President Doctor Peter Lewis said Aboriginal and … [Read more...]

Teachers Union questions the credentials of religious instructors in state schools

CHERYL YONG Queensland Teachers Union (QTU) Vice President Julie Brown said religious instruction should be taught by qualified or registered teachers in Queensland state schools. This initiative has been  specifically designed to offer … [Read more...]