Author: Cameron Kirby

Youth unemployment continues to grow

By Cameron Kirby The Brotherhood of St Laurence’s new report on long term youth unemployment has highlighted a country-wide problem where 15 to 24 year olds are struggling to find work. Youth Connections national executive officer Rebecca Sharkie says the

Robert Hughes guilty of sexually assaulting girls

Former Hey Dad! star Robert Hughes will spend at least six years in jail for 10 child sex offences. The judge called his behaviour calculated and manipulative. Cobey Bartels reports.

Newman starts on re-election trail early

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman is on the front foot fighting battles inside and outside his state. The Member for Ashgrove is also back in the election race announcing he’ll run again for the seat. Mitchell Van Homrigh reports.

Labor vowes to fight ‘budget of lies’

Bill Shorten has dared Tony Abbott to call an early election during last night’s budget reply speech. The Opposition Leader said Labor will block key Government budget reforms. Whitney Angell reports.

Combet tells Commission he feared further deaths

The Royal Commission into the botched home insulation scheme continued today. At the same time, the father of one of the installers who died during the program, helped launch a campaign to make sure fatalities never happen again. Tom Armstrong

Brookfield Show kicks off district day

It’s the country in the city as the 104th annual Brookfield Show kicked off in Brisbane today. And organisers say it promises to be the best one yet. Sushma Waller reports.

Umpires caught sleeping as Collingwood sneaks in last second goal

A controversial umpire decision has seen the Adelaide Crows defeat Collingwood at Adelaide Oval. Josh Jenkins scored the crucial goal late in the third quarter despite appearing to kick the ball after the siren. Rachel Riga reports.

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

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.

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.