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...]

Brisbane Mayoral Candidate: Karel Boele

BENNET NICHOL Karel Boele is the sole candidate for the People Decide ‘group’ (unregistered political party) in the 2016 mayoral Brisbane City Council election. Founder of the People Decide group, Boele has centred his campaign on the foundation of … [Read more...]

Brisbane Mayoral Candidate: Jim Eldridge

BENNET NICHOL Jim Eldridge is one of two independent candidates running for the 2016 mayoral Brisbane City Council election this Saturday. Eldridge has academic qualifications including a Masters of Administrative Policy, stemming into a personal … [Read more...]

Brisbane Mayoral Candidate: Rod Harding

SIMON HJORTKJAER Polls show, the man with the best chance of putting Graham Quirk out of the mayor’s office is Labor’s Rod Harding. A lawyer with no formal political experience, Harding stands against Graham Quirk, who was first elected to the City … [Read more...]

Brisbane Mayoral Candidate: Jeffrey Hodges

  KASPER KAASGAARD Jeffrey Hodges is running for Lord Mayor of Brisbane for the Consumer Rights and No Tolls Party. He founded the party himself two and a half years ago. Hodges believes the private sector and big corporations have too … [Read more...]

Residents in a row over narrow streets

JANELSA OUMA Brisbane motorists are becoming increasingly frustrated by narrow streets and confusion over parking laws in popular residential suburbs. Annerley resident Stephanie Flynn said Aylesford Street can be hazardous for drivers, … [Read more...]

Council promises $21,000 for gay festival

SARAH ROHWEDER Brisbane City Council has confirmed a three-year funding commitment to the Brisbane Pride Festival after local support for the event prevailed in an online petition. In a letter sent to those who signed the petition, Lord Mayor … [Read more...]

Council to sell old Riverwalk

SARAH ROHWEDER Brisbane City Council will auction off parts of the old Riverwalk next month to anyone interested in the concrete pontoons or stainless steel balustrades. The 870 metre New Farm walkway was damaged in the 2011 floods after large … [Read more...]

Public hits back at anti-funding petition for gay festival

SARAH ROHWEDER Brisbane residents have hit back at an attempt to axe funding for the city’s most popular gay and lesbian festival through a new online petition. The petition, lodged on Brisbane City Council’s website by Manly resident Matthew … [Read more...]