“We need the help” Young families will be hurt by cuts to the Family Tax Benefit

BENNET NICHOL Australia’s most vulnerable families will suffer from the Turnbull government’s plan to “scale back” the Family Tax Benefit (FTB) scheme, according to the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS). Announced last week, the … [Read more...]

30,000 participate in G20 culture

LUISA COOLS More than 30,000 people attended the many cultural events organised around the G20 Leaders' Summit. G20 ‘Colour Me Brisbane’ Director Jono Perry stressed the importance of the public celebrations that were organized in the … [Read more...]

Barack Obama encourages Australian youths to take climate change seriously

AUDREY COURTY   In a veiled swipe at the Abbott government, US President Barack Obama directly pleaded with Australia’s youth to pressure politicians to tackle climate change. Speaking at the University of Queensland three days … [Read more...]

Nurses union unimpressed with Federal Government’s Ebola response

BRENT ROW The Queensland Nurses Union have expressed surprise at the nature of the Federal Government's response to the Ebola crisis. Federal Health Minister Peter Dutton announced yesterday a $24 million aid package to fund a 100 bed Ebola … [Read more...]

Federal Government pledges $24 million for Ebola aid

BRENT ROW The Federal Government has announced plans to fund an emergency treatment centre for Ebola patients in the disease-stricken African nation of Sierra Leone. Federal Health Minister Andrew Dutton said the Government would fund a … [Read more...]

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...]

Anti-Abbott rally calls for marriage equality

JONATHON NOONE Hundreds of people marched on Brisbane's King George Square at ‘anti-Abbott’ rally to protest Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s election and his Government’s policies. Marriage equality was the key issue at the rally and there was … [Read more...]