Category: Education

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

Shorten in Brisbane to bolster Labor’s $14-billion schools pledge

The Opposition Leader was in Brisbane this morning, to sell his $14-billion State Schools election pledge. But that message was somewhat overshadowed, by the Prime Minister’s announcement of business tax cuts. Leanne Nebe reports.

Students udged to stay safe for Schoolies

Grade 12 students right across the country are counting down their last few weeks of school. The Queensland Government is almost as busy with preparations well underway for a safer season of Schoolies celebrations. Anna Graham reports.

The Wunderbar with no beer

There wasn’t a drop of beer on offer, but thousands attended an Oktoberfest event at Brisbane showgrounds today. It’s part of German Week and gives a younger generation a taste of European life. Josh Stengert reports.

Boxing buzz takes the sting out of stress

The sport of boxing is undergoing a major revival, with new clubs popping up all over the state. Now, university students in Brisbane are jumping into the ring to stay fit and healthy and, to de-stress. Georgie Hewson reports.

Labor pledges $14 billion for schools

The Labor Party has unveiled a $14 billion education plan in a bid to win the next election. It says it’s the biggest ever investment in public schools. Georgie Hewson reports.

Possible discovery of Cook’s Endeavour renews maritime interest

US historians hope they’ve found Captain Cook’s ship, the HMS Endeavour. The discovery has renewed interest in the explorer at Brisbane’s Maritime Museum. Manille Lumayag 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.

Kids get planting for Arbour Day

School kids across Queensland got their hands dirty today. All in the name of saving our environment. They were planting trees in recognition of Arbor Day. Josh Stengert reports.

Young Australians suffering psychological distress

There is alarming new data on the levels of distress amongst young Australians. One in three young people admit to high levels of psychological distress. Aleesha Buckby reports.

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