Geoffrey Robertson opens Brisbane Writers Festival

Geoffrey Robertson Brisbane Writers Festival

JARED PRESTWIDGE The Brisbane Writers Festival kicked off at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre last night with an address by Geoffrey Robertson QC. The event, which runs until September 9, features both local and international … [Read more...]

Marriage equality: plebiscites, politics and not much else

BENNET NICHOL Marriage equality - for better or worse - is back on the political agenda as Labor and the Coalition gear up their campaigns for the upcoming federal election. The two major parties are unsurprisingly butting heads on this rather … [Read more...]

Palaszczuk ‘changes language’ over violence against men

JAMES JUST Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk has recently said she will change her language on domestic violence after becoming aware of the impacts of violence against men. Ms Palaszczuk is hoping to start a new inclusive campaign … [Read more...]

Patients express cautious optimism over medicinal cannabis legalisation

ROBERT CARSWELL The federal government’s move to legalise the growth and consumption of medicinal cannabis has been cautiously welcomed by patients and caregivers, who express concerns over the scope of the   legislation. Minister for Health … [Read more...]

Back to business for Toowoomba shops after bomb scare

LACEE BUZZA It was back to business for a Toowoomba shopping centre after a delivery truck driver stumbled across a suspicious device this morning. Parts of Wilsonton Heights were shut down as specialist police arrived to assess the bomb-like … [Read more...]

Translink cops criticism from government officials

PATRICK CONNORS Brisbane City Council's annual report on public transport reveals lower patronage of train and bus services across the network. According to the Brisbane City Council's 2014-2015 annual report, 2.2 million less customers … [Read more...]

Federal Government will review Iranian student’s immigration case

MELANIE WHITING An appeal to allow an Iranian student to apply for a partnership visa while on shore is being considered by the Federal Government after she was sent to immigration detention. Mojgan Shamsalipoor, 21, who came by boat to … [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...]

Satellite internet speeds suffer serious slowdown

PATRICK CONNORS Rural Australians are facing a number of issues with internet speeds, as the government’s Interim Satellite Service (ISS) faces increasingly congested servers. Residents of outback Queensland are dependent on the ISS for … [Read more...]

Abbott reimburses taxpayers for wedding expenses

GABRIELLE SMITH In a media conference held yesterday, Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced he had used government entitlements to attend of two weddings in 2006. While reports have emerged that the PM had already repaid upwards of $1,000 … [Read more...]