Day: May 13, 2014

Government set to hand down tough budget

Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey will rise in Parliament tonight to present the Abbott Government’s first budget. Mr Abbott has said it will bring “pain with a purpose.” The Government hopes massive infrastructure spending and an appeal to the national interest

Garrett fronts Royal Commission

Former Environment Minister Peter Garrett began giving evidence this afternoon, at the Royal Commission into the botched Home Insulation scheme. He says he didn’t know of the risks to workers until after a Queensland man died on the job, comments

Military imposters fail to steal limelight

Queensland Governor Penelope Wensley has expressed concern over hundreds of people buying fake service medals. Her comments came as 22 Australians were awarded Order of Australia honours, public service medals and distinguished service awards. Rachel Riga reports.

Legal big wigs walk for justice

Queensland’s Government will spend $100 million in new legal aid funding to help disadvantaged Queenslanders. The Attorney General’s announcement coincided with Law Week which kicked off with the annual Walk for Justice. Whitney Angell reports.

African circus to stun senses

Have you ever seen a man juggle a child with his feet? Well, in the Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s new show, you can see just that and plenty more! Alexandria Utting reports.

Murphy faces new ‘bump laws’

Carlton Captain Marc Murphy is the latest AFL player to face the possibility of suspension under new “bump laws”. Murphy went on report during last night’s win over St Kilda, for a high hit to Nick Reiwoldt. Ana Garcia reports.

Child safety a priority for schools

Story by Edwina Seslja. Edited for Online by Cameron Kirby As the Rolf Harris Child Abuse trial has its first witness, Australian schools are hoping to raise awareness about the issue of why so many child abuse victims stay silent.

Push to raise the drinking age to 21

Story by Joseph Cooney. Edited for online by Cameron Kirby Academics are urging the Australian government to raise the drinking age to 21, after a study found alcohol can cause brain damage to young drinkers.