Students act against bullying

ANETA ZILVAROVA Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek has invited Queensland schools to take part in the fourth National Day of Action against bullying and violence on Friday, 21 March 2014. Mr Langbroek said he was determined to put an end to … [Read more...]

Carbon tax melee continues

NICHOLAS MCDONALD Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Environment Minister Greg Hunt say they intend to dismantle the carbon tax as soon as possible. Both men have warned the Labor Party that a double dissolution election is still on the cards … [Read more...]

Stephen Conroy admits NBN over-ambitious

PHILLIP HARSANT Former Communications Minister Stephen Conroy used his first public speaking appearance on Friday, since stepping-down from the front-bench, to admit the National Broadband Network (NBN) construction targets were “overly … [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...]

Abbott reimburses taxpayers for wedding expenses

GABRIELLE SMITH In a media conference held yesterday, Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced he had used government entitlements to attend of two weddings in 2006. While reports have emerged that the PM had already repaid upwards of $1,000 … [Read more...]

The man who would be king

LUCINDA KENT It is sweaty, dark and loud in a crowded upstairs room in Brisbane’s confusingly-titled Melbourne Hotel on an unseasonably warm September night.Lithe young things clutching their iPhones in one hand and their vodka, lime and sodas in the … [Read more...]

Government extends education trial for Indigenous Australians

SARAH ROHWEDER The Queensland Government has granted a 12-month extension for the Cape York Australian Aboriginal Academy (CYAAA) education trial. Minister for Education John-Paul Langbroek announced the extension in State Parliament earlier … [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...]

‘Fashion of the moment’ has been given 100 days

NICHOLAS MCDONALD Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has promised a conscience vote on marriage equality within 100 days should he win the election. The PM has acknowledged he has ‘evolved’ on the issue of marriage equality much to the delight of … [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...]