Economists divided over Australia’s financial state

ANETA ZILVAROVA According to new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday, the national GDP in the June quarter rose by 0.6 per cent to an annual rate of 2.6 per cent. This new figure has slightly exceeded the 0.5 … [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...]

Syrian samples to reveal the extent of chemical weapons use

JONATHAN NOONE Samples allegedly containing evidence of chemical weapons-use in Syria will be transferred to laboratories today. A spokesperson for United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Mr Ban had just spoken with Dr Ake Sellstrom, the … [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...]

Vote Compass navigates the 2013 Election

GABRIELLE SMITHThe ABC released an online ‘electoral literacy application’ to assist users in comparing their results to that of electoral candidates and their parties. Since the launch of Vote Compass on 4 August over 800, 000 people have used … [Read more...]

Debt at the forefront for election

REBECCA SINGH The state of the Australian economy is a hot topic for this years Federal election with both parties attempting to address the debt crisis in their campaigns. Petrie Women's LNP Secretary Elly Phelan said it is disgraceful that … [Read more...]

Shelved referendum ‘a sad day for local government’

GAVIN COOTE The Redland City Council Mayor says she is 'bitterly disappointed' the referendum on constitutional recognition of local government has been put on hold. The referendum was shelved on Sunday after Australia PM Kevin Rudd announced a … [Read more...]

Commission urges voters to register before 8pm tonight

GABRIELLE SMITH Unregistered eligible voters in Australia are reminded that registration for the Australian Electoral Commission closes at 8pm tonight. Registered voting in Australian election periods is a mandatory requirement and legal … [Read more...]