Influenza cases skyrocket in South East Queensland

TORI ZEIDLER The number of influenza cases have continued to rise over the last two weeks, the Department of Health suggesting the worst is still to come. Just last week Gold Coast sportsman Liam Enese died from the effects of pneumonia, … [Read more...]

Women’s gridiron set for biggest season yet

TEGAN CLARKE Queensland’s best female gridiron players will collide next weekend as six teams form the league’s biggest season to date. Along with existing teams, the Logan City Jets, Sunshine Coast Spartans, Gold Coast Stingrays and Kenmore … [Read more...]

D’ath announces review into homophobic legislation

ROBERT CARSWELL **UPDATE: QLD Labor Conference held on the weekend of the 29th-30th of August has passed all LGBTI motions, including the funding of the Queensland AIDS Council unanimously.  Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D'Ath has … [Read more...]

Ipswich City Council Outfoxed

MICHAELA PETROFES Ipswich residents are calling on their local council to take further action to address an influx of European foxes in the area. The Council has already set up traps that capture two of these pests every week. But residents … [Read more...]

New road rules for motorcyclists spark concerns

TORI ZEIDLER The Queensland Government recently adopted new road rules allowing motorcyclists to ride down the middle of road lanes at low speeds when cars are either stationary or travelling below 30km/h. RACQ technical and safety policy … [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...]

The best volunteer job in Queensland

GABRIELLE SMITH Following the success of the Daintree National Park's campground host volunteer program, Queensland National Parks Minister Steve Dickson has decided to expand the initiative statewide. Mr Dickson said the Queensland government … [Read more...]

Dempsey urges preparations for bushfire season

SARAH ROHWEDER With this summer set to be a scorcher, Queensland residents are being urged to commence early preparations for bushfire season. Police and Community Safety Minister Jack Dempsey said fire crews and volunteers were conducting a series … [Read more...]