Parliament to debate Job-ready Graduates Package

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ELIZABETH FOSTER, JADE MACBETH AND STAFF WRITERS It’s been a tough few months for the university sector and some experts argue the situation may be about to get worse with the controversial Job-ready Graduates Package scheduled for debate in … [Read more...]

Abortion groups at odds over safe access zones

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EMMA DILLON Pro-choice groups have welcomed the introduction of proposed new legislation to decriminalise abortion and implement safe access zones around clinics in Queensland, but anti-abortion protesters say it will lead to unwanted … [Read more...]

Qld pushes for Medicare chest X-ray funding for retired coal miners

LIZ CALLIGEROS Queensland's minister for Natural Resources and Mines Anthony Lynham addressed parliament this week with his concerns about the re-emergence of Black Lung disease in coal mine workers. There has been an influx in the past year of … [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...]

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...]

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...]