Brisbane Mayoral Candidate: Graham Quirk

KASPER KAASGAARD Graham Quirk is the current Lord Mayor of Brisbane, sitting since 2011. He represents the LNP and has been in politics for more than 30 years. In his campaign Graham Quirk has four main areas of focus. He wants to ease traffic … [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...]

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...]

Newman Government accused of wasting taxpayers’ money

SIYUAN YANG Opposition leader Annastacia Palaszczuk accused Newman Government of wasting taxpayers’ money on the Strong Choices advertising campaign. Ms Palaszczuk said LNP spent nearly $20 million on advertisements. “We are now six … [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...]

Tony Abbott puts student amenities fee on the back burner

TAMARA SYDENHAM Prime Minister Tony Abbott confirmed today that LNP has no immediate plans to scrap compulsory university student services and amenities fee. The Gillard Government passed legislation in 2011 to allow universities and higher … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]