Category: Politics

CBD halted in climate change cycle protest

Climate activist group Extinction Rebellion has disrupted traffic in Brisbane for the third time this week. The two-wheeled protest took over Victoria Bridge, the same spot where a young demonstrator suspended herself from a bamboo tripod on Monday. Lawrence Jeffcoat

Frydenberg on drought tour for farmers

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has conceded climate change is contributing to the worst drought in memory. He’s been touring drought stricken areas around Warwick and is promising more help for farmers. Lucy McCrossan reports.

Next generation show politicians how it’s done

While the state pollies took a break, the next generation of leaders moved in to Parliament. Climate change, artificial intelligence and equal representation took front stage at this year’s YMCA Youth Parliament. Tom Hainsworth reports.

Morrison says he’s got nothing to hide

A former diplomat warns Australia not to tell its U.S ally too much. But Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he has “nothing to hide” following his phone call with Donald Trump over the Russian probe. Lucy Loram reports.

#Hashtag personalised plates launched in Queensland

Do you ever want to say something to the person tailgating your car? Now you can, on your number plate. Lucy McCrossan reports.

Morrison asked to help Trump

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been dragged into the scandal over the so-called Mueller report into the election of Donald Trump. Australia has confirmed the White House asked the Prime Minister for help. Tom Hainsworth reports.

Free off peak travel for Brisbane seniors

Brisbane seniors will now ride for free on some public transport if they are happy to travel outside of rush hour. The Lord Mayor launched the initiative today, a few months after it was announced in the Council budget. Lucy

Cross River Rail now under construction

Drivers will have to rethink their Brisbane commute. The newest stage in the Cross River Rail, means a CBD street is now a no-go zone for cars. Lachlan Cross reports.

Journalist Condren is Labor’s new Lord Mayor Candidate

Labor’s new Brisbane mayoral candidate Patrick Condren is already under fire. The former political reporter has admitted he’s unaware how much residents pay in rates, but assures voters if elected, he’ll spend their money responsibly. Tom Hainsworth reports.

Brisbane hosts public hearings on nuclear energy

Debate is raging once again over whether Australia should adopt nuclear power. The national public hearings into the controversial energy source, came to Brisbane today. Lawrence Jeffcoat reports.

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