Author: Laura Daly

eSports in talks to join Olympic Games

By Laura Daly and Isla Stanich Video gamers probably aren’t what most people picture when they think of Olympic athletes, but competitive gamers could soon be competing for gold. The International Olympic Committee is in talks with the e-gaming industry,

Labor promises more funding for TAFE Queensland ahead of election

By Laura Daly Today on the campaign trail the Australian Labor Party has promised more money to vocational education and TAFE facilities. Deputy leader of the ALP Tanya Plibersek announced a $40 million plan to build a new campus at

Welfare recipients plan protests against the LNP’s cardless cash

By Laura Daly and Liam Lo Grande Trials of the cashless debit card (CDC) for welfare recipients may be causing trouble for the federal government, with protests scheduled across the country to resist the project. The initiative, currently being trialed

Qantas world first with waste-free flight

By Laura Daly and Isla Stanich Qantas has completed the world’s first-ever “zero waste” flight, setting an example for other airlines and the rest of the world. Plastic waste is a crisis threatening the survival of ecosystems, wildlife and the

Big bans on big boats: Marine activists warn against super-trawlers

By Laura Daly and Dominic Elsome Ban them, or they will come – that’s the warning from the Australian Marine Conservation Society in a new report on the threat posed by foreign-owned super-trawlers.

Politicians pledge to spend big on domestic violence and accessible homes

Labor is planning a big boost to handle domestic violence issues. With the federal election campaign coming up to week three, Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten have run out of public holiday truces. Both men today had big spending announcements

Queensland’s worst roads revealed

Here’s a story that will really grind your gears. Our state’s most congested roads have been named and shamed, as more than two thousand motorists speak out about what drives them mad. Aleisha McLaren reports.

Brisbane’s shot to beat the flu season

It’s that time of year again. As Queenslanders struggle to shrug off the summer flu, health authorities are urging residents to get their vaccinations now, with the winter season almost upon us. Luca Ikesu-Ling reports.

Where are all the women in STEMM?

By Laura Daly History has no shortage of accomplished scientists. When we think of extraordinary breakthroughs, names like Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Stephen Hawking, and Galileo Galilei come to mind quite easily. But for most of us, it is harder

Combating the loneliness epidemic in our older generations

By Laura Daly Getting older is unavoidable. For many people, ageing will inevitably lead to a variety of physical health problems. The physical impacts of getting older are something we come to expect. But poor mental health as we age

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