Author: Holly Parkinson

Queensland farmers outraged at proposed land-clearing laws

Hundreds of farmers picketed State Parliament today, over proposed new land-clearing laws. The farmers say the laws are unfair and will ruin their livelihoods. But green groups are applauding the changes. Gemma Niwa reports.

Cardinal Pell to stand trial after pleading not guilty

Cardinal George Pell will stand trial on historical sex charges. Australia’s most senior Catholic and Vatican Treasurer formally pleaded not guilty. Madeline Escobar reports.

Tributes flow for former Queensland Deputy Premier Terry Mackenroth

He was called a lion of Queensland politics, an economic leader and a tough politician with a heart of gold. Terry Mackenroth died yesterday after a short battle with cancer. He’ll be honoured with a State Funeral. Tom Copley reports.

Dunny on the move to prompt police to get prostate test

Queensland’s top cop is used to advising his force about all things policing. But today, he had a different message. Commissioner Ian Stewart wants all the boys in blue to get their prostate checked. Anna Eyears reports.

A loo, a man and a plan to promote prostate cancer awareness

By Holly Parkinson An outback dunny is being driven around Queensland, but the loo is not just a bit of fun; there’s a serious message behind it. The Queensland Police Service has launched a new Prostate Cancer Awareness campaign which

Creating climate change policy is the only way to save the Great Barrier Reef, experts say

Written by Georgia Indian, produced for online by Holly Parkinson. The Federal Government plans to roll out a $500 million package to help save the Great Barrier Reef, but marine experts say the money is not being spent on facing

New soccer sin bin rules hope to reduce verbal abuse aimed at referees

Written by Tomson Calland, produced for online by Holly Parkinson. Football referees can now issue yellow cards and sentence players for 10 minutes in the sin bin for dissent, in an effort to improve communication on the field. Football Queensland

Jazz music is good for the soul

Written by Kaileigh Carew, produced for Online by Holly Parkinson. Jazz music is renowned all over the world and to celebrate performances will be held today to celebrate International Jazz Day. However, Jazz Music Institute CEO Nick Quigley says today

Central Queensland doctors can now get the training they need closer to home

Written by Bridgette Vanderwolf, prepared for online by Holly Parkinson. New training hubs are giving doctors opportunities to create better relationships in rural areas. University initiatives and dedicated health practices are providing a much-needed link for rural and regional Queenslanders

Queensland Greens say a firearms advisory council will only lead to weaker gun laws

Written by Teagan Matthews, prepared for online by Holly Parkinson. Home affairs minister Peter Dutton has suggested giving gun lobbies a seat at the table to advise the government on firearms policy. However, Greens gun control spokeswoman Senator Lee Rhiannon