‘It’s me or jail’: foster care crisis warning

BRIANNA MORRIS-GRANT Grame Hopf has seen almost everything in 48 years of foster caring. He takes on the most extreme cases, and his home is littered with the proof of it – holes punched in the walls and doors, the windows replaced 10 times over. … [Read more...]

Brisbane queer community divided on same sex marriage plebiscite

PAIGE FINDLOW The same sex marriage plebiscite to be held from September 12 has split the Brisbane queer community. The plebiscite is costing the tax payers $122 million and the decision to hold the postal plebiscite has provoked a range of … [Read more...]

Teacher increase combats low graduate employment rates

  JARRAD BOYD A planned increase to the amount of teachers available to public schools could potentially combat the lack of graduate jobs for education students. The Palaszczuk Government recently announced that it will be increasing the … [Read more...]

Refugees need our support too

ALEX CORBY The Government are currently aiming for Queenslanders to be the healthiest people in the world within the next ten years. Centred in this mission is mental health and aiding suffers across a broad spectrum. Unfortunately, … [Read more...]

New survey to save the koala

ALEX CORBY The Palaszczuk government are seeking public insight through a new online survey to help gauge community perceptions on Koala's and their management. Dr Steven Miles, Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection spoke at a luncheon … [Read more...]

Census disaster: Can we trust future ‘Online voting’

ALANNAH KERR The future of online voting for Australians is on unstable ground after the 2016 online Census revealed huge faults in the electronic system. The Australian government claims Australian voters will benefit from online voting, as … [Read more...]

“No jab, no pay” controversy continues

JODIE DEAN     Controversial government legislation to cut childcare benefits from parents who do not immunise children has passed the lower house. Under the legislation passed on Tuesday, only those who have a valid medical … [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...]

Labor’s plan to boost education funding gains positive response

INGE HANSEN Labor announces tertiary education plan promising to invest $9,000 more per student in a "student funding guarantee." The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) supports Labor's pledge to boost university funding by $4 billion … [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...]