Youth Detention Review made possible by Freedom of Information Request

CASSANDRA PALMER-FIELD The Queensland Government have recently announced a review into youth detention centres after the discovery of abuse at the Cleveland youth detention facility. The review comes after revelations about the Don Dale … [Read more...]

Queensland Uber reform

ALEX CORBY Photo by Caitlyn O'Brien     The Queensland government have announced that Uber, and other ride sharing services, will be legalised in the state from the 5th September 2016. Premier Anna Palaszczuk is … [Read more...]

For the young and old, Seniors Week 2016

MATTHEW WOTHERSPOON Chief Executive of the Council on the Ageing Queensland (COTAQ) Mark Tucker-Evans said Queensland Seniors Week operates to assist in social isolation often experienced by elderly people. Coordinated by COTA, Queensland … [Read more...]

20,000 missing Australian children

GRACE LLEWELLYN Around 35,000 people go missing every year throughout Australia including 20,000 children under the age of 18. Most children reported missing are located safe and well within 24 hours, however there are still a small percentage … [Read more...]

Closing the Gap on Indigenous Education

ANIKA MCMAHON The Department of Education and Training (DET) reveals improved educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Queensland state schools. A Spokesperson from the DET said a number of support systems … [Read more...]

Research: Queensland is Australia’s fattest state

ANIKA MCMAHON New research from Queensland Health reveals that Queensland holds the dubious honour of being the most overweight state in Australia. These findings show that two in three adults (67%) and one in four children (25%) are either … [Read more...]

Palaszczuk calls it a night

ARIANA PANETTIERE The Palaszczuk Labor Government has announced plans to enforce a 1am curfew in pubs and clubs to tackle alcohol-fuelled violence. Under the new rules, patrons of Brisbane's nightlife scene would face a mandatory 1am … [Read more...]

Queensland drought loans in waiting

RACHAEL SCHUMACHER Drought and Drought Recovery Concessional Loans for Queensland are stuck in administration fee negotiations. With over 80% of the state drought declared, farm businesses are waiting for this cycle's concessional loans to … [Read more...]

Ravens soar as women’s gridiron newcomers impress

TEGAN CLARKE The Bayside Ravens and South Brisbane Wildcats women’s gridiron teams kicked off their inaugural seasons in Bulimba at the weekend and they didn't disappoint. The Ravens took the lead early and continued to dominate play … [Read more...]

Palaszczuk backs down on fluoride promise

PATRICK CONNORS Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has recently backed down on the issue of water fluoridation, claiming the Labor government isn’t going to force local councils to change their stance on fluoride. Under the Newman … [Read more...]