‘Enough is enough’ say Adani protesters

ERIN SEMMLER Stop Adani protesters gathered outside Labor MP Meaghan Scanlon’s office this morning following news of allegedly illegal drilling at Adani's Carmichael mine on Wednesday.   Adani’s Carmichael coal mine will be the biggest in … [Read more...]

Terri Butler MP shares her Labor of love

MARNIE CRUICKSHANK Terri Butler, Member for Griffith, has released her book, Labor of Love, with a local launch at Riverbend Books in Bulimba. The Member for Griffith said her motivation for writing the book was highlighting the significance to … [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...]

HEMP Party claim Marijuana legalisation could put an end to Australia’s ice boom

DANIEL WASSENAAR Help End Marijuana Prohibition (HEMP) Party claim Marijuana legalisation could put and end to Australia's ice boom. President of the HEMP party Michael Balderstone this week claimed the legalisation of marijuana could help put an … [Read more...]

Health cuts bite tertiary care services  

DANIEL BACKHAUS The official hospital for the G20 has been the scene of protests over cutbacks to radiology, nursing and other outpatient services. Speaking at a rally outside the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital on Monday, Shadow Minister for … [Read more...]

Vale: former Queensland Premier Wayne Goss

DANIEL BACKHAUS Former Queensland Premier Wayne Goss has died, aged 63. The man who took over from Russell Cooper, ending the National Party's long tenure over the state, served as the 34th Premier of Queensland from 1989 to 1996. Taking the … [Read more...]

Thousands gather to farewell Whitlam

BRENT ROW A host of political and cultural dignitaries have assembled in Sydney's Town Hall this morning to attend the state funeral of former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam. Journalist Kerry O'Brien was MC at the event, which was broadcast … [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...]

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...]

Ben Scott’s federal election wrap up

The Source political editor Ben Scott has his say in the aftermath of the federal election. Thanks to: Ashil Ranpara Matt Hardie Faith Valencia … [Read more...]