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...]

Syrian samples to reveal the extent of chemical weapons use

JONATHAN NOONE Samples allegedly containing evidence of chemical weapons-use in Syria will be transferred to laboratories today. A spokesperson for United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Mr Ban had just spoken with Dr Ake Sellstrom, the … [Read more...]

Public rally latest initiative to save reef

SARAH ROHWEDER The Australian Marine Conservation (AMCS) will play host to a public rally on August 25 in an attempt to save the Great Barrier Reef from industrialisation. The rally comes as a response to the LNP’s proposal to expand ports, … [Read more...]