Category: Politics

Public transport winning the way to the Games

There are fresh calls for everyone to see the Commonwealth Games via public transport. Chloe Wilshire reports.

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.

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.

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.

Home owners helped to bin green waste for free

City Hall is urging home owners to get rid of green waste this weekend – for free. It comes as emergency services continue preparing for another dangerous storm season. 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.

Questions surround transport for Commonwealth Games

The Gold Coast Mayor says the number one issue during the 2018 Commonwealth Games is transport. Hundreds of millions have been spent on infrastructure upgrades, but questions remain – can the Gold Coast handle the biggest event hosted by a

Jobs announced for redundant meatworkers

Hundreds of Ipswich meat workers who recently lost their jobs are now facing a brighter future. The State Government has joined forces with a major food processing company to offer new hope to worried families. Charlotte Hartshorne reports.

Cheaper health insurance for young Australians

It’s being called the biggest health shake-up in decades. And the main aim getting young people to take up health insurance. James Ives reports.

New bike path paves the way for a clear run

It’s hoped thousands more city commuters will jump on their bikes and ride to work thanks to a new cycleway from Eight Mile Plains. The final stage of the 17 kilometre ‘Veloway’ is now well underway. Kayla Wratten reports.