More signage mistakes around Sandgate

HOLLY FENWICK   Signage around the northern Brisbane suburb of Sandgate has proved to be a problem, with errors appearing on new signs in the area. Brisbane City Council’s new yellow map signs around Sandgate’s town centre read ‘Edinbunpin … [Read more...]

Homelessness Week sheds light on Queensland’s homeless crisis

LOTTEY WILLSHIRE 2017’s Homelessness Week focused on action through innovation as studies show Australian homelessness rates are rising. Last week’s nation-wide initiative raised awareness for Australians experiencing homelessness and aimed to … [Read more...]

Ipswich angler catches his fifth win – with final check

ROBERT THORNTON An Ipswich angler has shown his talent with a rod and reel, winning his fifth BASS Electric fishing tournament this year at Lake Moogerah near Boonah. Charles West, a labourer from Ipswich, won five of the six qualifiers for the … [Read more...]

New environment program revives Brisbane suburb

EMILY FERNANDEZ The Wilderness Society's Southern Suburbs group had their first community tree planting day in Tarragindi to launch the 'Movement for Life' program last Saturday. 'Movement for Life' provides support to communities by ensuring they … [Read more...]

Brisbane’s property market booming with Sydney, Melbourne help

JACKSON PAINE Brisbane’s prestige housing market is being boosted by Melbourne and Sydney buyers travelling north to invest in the city. Principal Director at Ray White Ascot, Dwight Ferguson, suggests  50% of their clients are Sydney-siders, with … [Read more...]

Truckies ‘unfairly targeted in new law’

MATTHEW HEPWORTH The Transport Workers Union says new laws restricting trucks to the left lanes of the M1 will ‘significantly increase pressure on truckies’. The new laws came into effect on August 1, and restrict all vehicles over 4.5 tonne to … [Read more...]

Light Rail Extension could go south

MATTHEW HEPWORTH   Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk has hinted at a third extension of the G:Link light rail network following the near completion of the Stage Two extension. Ms Palaszczuk said following the overwhelming public … [Read more...]

Buses driving Brisbane Council crazy

LAUREN BERICHON Last week, bus drivers joined council employees in industrial actions as the Rail, Tram and Bus and the Australian Workers’ Unions feud with the Brisbane City Council continued. Commuters did not have to pay for their journey on … [Read more...]

Bus Union continues to butt heads with Council

LOTTEY WILLSHIRE   Tensions remain high between Rail Tram Bus Union and Brisbane City Council following the Union's industrial action last Friday. Approximately 600 bus drivers went on strike between 2:00 and 6:00pm to protest security, … [Read more...]

Southbank’s Olé named in top five Spanish restaurants

LOTTEY WILLSHIRE Olé Restaurant has been named one of Australia’s top five Spanish restaurants, sparking a boom in business across Southbank’s hospitality precinct. Spanish food blog, La Español, named Olé Restaurant one of Australia's five best … [Read more...]