Category: National

Ardern becomes new Prime Minister for New Zealand

New Zealand finally has a new Prime Minister, 27 days after the last votes were counted. 37-year-old Jacinda Ardern will be the nation’s youngest leader in well over a century. Michael McGuane reports.

Holden factory closes ending car production in Australia

It’s the end of an era in car manufacturing. Holden has put on the brakes in Australia. Sheridan Ireland reports.

Wilkie wants independent inquiry into Crown Casino allegations

Independent MP Andrew Wilkie says the major federal parties are dodging their responsibility to investigate serious money-laundering allegations against Crown Casino. He’s demanding an independent inquiry, into allegations of illegal misconduct. Madeline Paulsen reports.

Brisbane Lions AFLW introduces new recruits

The Brisbane Lions are hoping to go one better in next year’s women’s AFL competition. Today the club welcomed eight keen new players to the team. Michael McGuane reports.

NRL 2018 draft revealed

The NRL has released its full 2018 draw for the first time. The Brisbane Broncos will start next year with a bang, hosting the Cowboys at Suncorp for their round two clash. Lily Nothing reports.

Turnbull sells “game-changing” energy policy

The Prime Minister is facing an uphill battle to get all the states to support his new energy plan. It’s also under fire from the Opposition. Naveen Razik reports.

Rain fails to dampen Ride to Work Day

Cyclists around Brisbane have braved the elements to take part in Ride To Work Day. The annual event aims to promote cycling as a viable alternative for commuters. Naveen Razik reports.

Child poverty on the rise in Queensland

The Australian Council of Social Services says child poverty is getting worse. A major conference in Brisbane heard an alarming number of young Queenslanders are living below the poverty line. Jorja McDonnell reports.

Kangaroos line-up looming for the World Cup

The Kangaroos are back on home soil and coach Mal Meninga has a big decision to make. Madeline Paulsen reports.

Energy prices the focus for Federal Parliament

Federal cabinet has discussed a national energy policy. Among the key issues energy prices, reliability and renewable energy, and a new report says consumers need to say no to bad deals from retailers. Jorja McDonnell reports.