Too much junk

RACHAEL HERRAMAN A recent healthy diet score survey conducted by the CSIRO has confirmed that Australians are eating three times more than the recommended daily intake of junk food, and not enough fruit. More than 40,000 Australians … [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...]

Freeloaders take a holiday

TESS HAHINING Each year, hundreds of millions of dollars are invested into government homes inhabited by those less fortunate. Thanks to the taxpayer’s dollar, some of society’s most vulnerable are granted this chance. But while Queenslanders … [Read more...]

Social media arrives in the courtroom

NICHOLAS MCDONALD The South Australian Supreme Court has allowed journalists and lawyers to use Twitter in court as the justice system begins to embrace the 21st Century. The announcement marks the first time a social media network can be … [Read more...]