Category: Consumer

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

Election Special: Electric Cars

The push for more electric vehicles has been a key part of Labor’s climate policies. But do they really live up to the green hype? Chris Smith reports.

Election Special: Economic Impact

The election has become a fight over the best plan for the economy and who will put more cash in your wallet. But different policies on penalty rates have worried workers and bosses alike. Dominic Elsome reports.

Election Special: Social Media

Gone are the days of advertising only on the TV and radio. Politians are picking up social media to engage with voters. Laura Daly reports.

Tips for the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, the pressure to pick the perfect gift is upon us. And it’s something that can be quite costly! QUT News has a guide for beating the budget blues. Isla Stanich reports.

More chargers for drivers to get plugged in to electric cars

The approaching federal election has fully charged the debate on electric vehicles and with new charging stations electrifying the nation, there is hope that more drivers will go green. Ivy Mullins reports.

Brisbane drivers paying the most at the bowsers

There’s more petrol pain for drivers. Brisbane motorists are being hit in the hip pocket, paying more for unleaded than any other capital city. Alana Riley reports.

Hundreds of dogs in need of homes

For many families, having puppies would be a dream come true, but unfortunately not all are born into a happy home. The RSPCA says there are around 4.8 million dogs in Australia however not all of these live with a

RACQ calls for major upgrades to cut congestion and save lives

Queensland’s peak motoring body has warned that road conditions are costing lives. The RACQ says many roads are simply underfunded and over-used. Tom Robson reports.

Unions demand tougher safety laws across Australia

Australia’s Unions are demanding tougher safety laws for workers. They’ve made it the catch cry of International Workers’ Memorial Day. Alexis Moran reports.