Here are the 2016 mayoral candidates

    With the local government election just a few days away, Brisbanites will soon be going to the booths to vote for their ward councilors and, just as importantly, mayoral candidates. There is a total of seven candidates running for … [Read more...]

End of the Hockey Age

JANELSA OUMA In an emotional speech at Federal Parliament, former Treasurer Joe Hockey delivered his final remarks filled with past memories and his hopes for the future of his party. The dumped Treasure showed no signs of bitterness when … [Read more...]

Malcolm Turnbull becomes 29th Australian Prime Minister

JANELSA OUMA   Malcolm Turnbull has become Australia's 29th Prime Minister after successfully winning a leadership ballot against Tony Abbott. After only two years in the job, Tony Abbott officially stepped down from the position as … [Read more...]

Hockey: G20 to go hard on tax

DANIEL BACKHAUS Treasurer Joe Hockey has promised “real outcomes” for Australia’s economy on the world stage. Addressing the media in Brisbane on Thursday ahead of the G20 Leaders' Summit, Mr Hockey said one of the main priorities for world … [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...]

The best volunteer job in Queensland

GABRIELLE SMITH Following the success of the Daintree National Park's campground host volunteer program, Queensland National Parks Minister Steve Dickson has decided to expand the initiative statewide. Mr Dickson said the Queensland government … [Read more...]

Buchholz: new government to raise ceiling on debt to deliver election promises

GUY CREIGHTON The new LNP Government will ‘regretfully’ have to increase the current Federal debt of $300 billion to allow it to fulfil some of its pre-election promises. Scott Buchholz, the re-elected LNP MP for the country seat of Wright, … [Read more...]

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...]

Queensland as pivotal as ever

NICHOLAS McDONALD In the final week of the election campaign, Queensland’s political landscape has become a crucial battleground. On Sunday, Bob Brown warned Labor voters to vote one for Greens in the Senate lest their vote go to Bob Katter’s … [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...]