West End Development at the Height of Frustration for Locals

HANNAH SBEGHEN A developer's five year plan to build four 15-storey apartments in Central West End ignores community wishes and town planning expertise who say the high-density development is too high. The proposed 1500 apartments are only … [Read more...]

Greens say climate change should be on top of the G20 agenda.

CRAIG L THOMSON Queensland Greens Senator Larissa Waters believes the next Federal election will be a "referendum on climate change". Speaking at the G20 People's March, the Greens Senator took a swipe at Prime Minister Tony Abbott's … [Read more...]

Poll: Majority of parliamentary members support a change in marriage law

CHERYL YONG Senator David Leyonhjelm's last attempt to push for a vote on same-sex marriage has sparked a shift in parliamentary support. Nearly 80 per cent of swing voters in parliament favour a change in the law, according to a Crosby … [Read more...]

Low-income earners struggle with energy price hikes

SARAH ROHWEDER The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has released a new report that suggests low-income households are struggling with the cost of electricity. The report urges government intervention to assist low-income homeowners … [Read more...]

Taming Queensland’s most marginal seat

GUY CREIGHTON When the federal seat of Moreton was founded in 1901 as part of Australia’s Federation, it was much like the rest of the former colony that surrounded it. The area was mostly residential with some light industry and … [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...]

NTEU backs Greens on tertiary funding policy

GAVIN COOTE The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) this week launched a $1million campaign encouraging Australians to vote for the Greens in the Senate amid concerns the two major parties' plan to cut university funding. The NTEU has … [Read more...]