Category: Consumer

Sunny state favours sugar tax

There’s growing community support for the introduction of a sugar tax, according to the Cancer Council and the Heart Foundation. A new survey has found most people are in favour of a 20 per cent levy on sugary drinks. Manille

Protests fail to stop Opera House promotion

Advertising for Australia’s richest horse race, The Everest, has divided a nation. Protestors did their best to disrupt what they saw as the promotion of gambling on the Sydney Opera House. Leanne Nebe reports.

Specialist food company sells its flavour creations to the world

One of Queensland’s most successful food and drinks manufacturers has cornered a special market. Now Flavour Creations is exporting to the world. Aleesha Buckby reports.

Lord Mayor wants residents to ‘dob in a dumper’

Brisbane City Council has launched a major crackdown on illegal dumping. A hundred new hidden cameras will help catch the city’s worst offenders in the act. Tom Fleming reports.

Food charities band together so all can get a fair share

Two of the state’s biggest food charities have teamed up to make millions of meals for Queenslanders in need. Food Bank and Fare Share are ready to cook up a storm. Anna Graham reports.

New daycare centre dubbed one-stop shop for families

Parents in Brisbane’s CBD have more childcare options than ever. A new daycare centre has just opened on George Street. The extra places on offer are helping drive down prices for city Mums and Dads. Leanne Nebe reports.

Queenslanders urged to get ready for storm season

Summer is fast approaching and authorities want the public to think now about preparing for the expected extreme weather conditions. Georgie Hewson reports.

Tourists causing traffic troubles on Bribie Island

Bribie Island is best known as a quiet region north of Brisbane with an idyllic lifestyle and beachside getaways. But speedy tourists and congestion are causing headaches for locals. Laura Daly reports.

Stats show P-platers still see the need for speed

The RACQ has revealed shocking new statistics showing many of Queensland’s most inexperienced drivers have been caught speeding.┬áMore than 200,000 learner and P-plater drivers have been fined in just a few years. Alice Leggett reports.

Spaniels to sniff out water leaks

In a Queensland first, two dogs have been recruited to work for Urban Utilities. Their job, to sniff out costly underground water leaks. Georgie Nichols reports.