Category: Employment

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.

Slater switches to become a Saint off-the-field

Rugby league great, Billy Slater has switched codes. He’s landed a part time role as a leadership consultant with Saint Kilda AFL team. But, he hasn’t totally deserted the Storm. Aleesha Buckby 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.

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.

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.

Movie boom boosts jobs and economy

Queensland’s Gold Coast will be home to two giant film productions, each starting work this month. Politicians believe the movie boom will boost jobs and the economy. Anna Graham reports.

Opposition pledges to reform pre-school subsidies

Bill Shorten has positioned education at the forefront of Labor’s election pitch.¬†The Opposition Leader has promised an extra $1.7 billion to pre-school education. Claudine Blondeau reports.

Cordner ‘nervous’ about captaincy

Boyd Cordner admits to being nervous about his role as Kangaroos Captain. Particularly after the shock Greg Inglis dismissal. Alice Leggett reports.

New strategy for Queensland emergency service volunteers

Queensland’s Emergency Services have unveiled a strategy for using volunteers in natural disasters. Thousands of residents may be asked to help during floods, fires and severe storms. Liam Morton reports.

Airport workers in national protest over poor working conditions

Union members marched at all major Australian airports today, rallying against poor working conditions. Protestors say reduced hours, low pay and split shifts are affecting aviation security. Laura Lavelle reports.