Gold Coast in the race for world athletics championships

ELOISE LE GROS The Gold Coast is a possible candidate to host future International Association of Athletics Federations’ world championships, according to its president. IAAF President Sebastian Coe said the federation may be looking to the … [Read more...]

Domestic violence: state laws to ‘ouster’ perpetrators from homes

SHAY LEDINGHAM Proposed legislative changes will help domestic and family violence sufferers remain in their homes, the state government says. The flagged amendments would make it mandatory for Magistrates to consider ‘ouster conditions’, … [Read more...]

Palaszczuk ‘changes language’ over violence against men

JAMES JUST Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk has recently said she will change her language on domestic violence after becoming aware of the impacts of violence against men. Ms Palaszczuk is hoping to start a new inclusive campaign … [Read more...]

Palaszczuk announces $40 million business development fund

RACHAEL HERRAMAN Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced a $40 million incentive fund set to help boost new businesses at the State of the State luncheon in Brisbane yesterday. The Advance Queensland Development fund is expected … [Read more...]

Translink cops criticism from government officials

PATRICK CONNORS Brisbane City Council's annual report on public transport reveals lower patronage of train and bus services across the network. According to the Brisbane City Council's 2014-2015 annual report, 2.2 million less customers … [Read more...]

Palaszczuk calls it a night

ARIANA PANETTIERE The Palaszczuk Labor Government has announced plans to enforce a 1am curfew in pubs and clubs to tackle alcohol-fuelled violence. Under the new rules, patrons of Brisbane's nightlife scene would face a mandatory 1am … [Read more...]

Mining for votes

BENNET NICHOL Mining company donations to political parties are back in the spotlight after the approval of New Acland mine development. The controversial mining project was approved last month, and a systematic set of donations to the … [Read more...]

Palaszczuk backs down on fluoride promise

PATRICK CONNORS Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has recently backed down on the issue of water fluoridation, claiming the Labor government isn’t going to force local councils to change their stance on fluoride. Under the Newman … [Read more...]