Category: Politics

Euthanasia may soon be allowed in Victoria

Victoria’s Premier has introduced a bill to Parliament, calling for legal euthanasia. If passed the bill will allow the terminally ill to access lethal medication, with stringent requirements. Georgia Garland reports.

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Employee sacked for ‘no’ vote

A Canberra woman claims she has been fired from her job for voting ‘no’ in the same sex marriage plebiscite. But her former employer has defended the sacking on Facebook. Tim Shepherd reports.

Posted in Business, Human Interest, News, Politics, QUT News, Television

Joy flights over Brisbane could take off soon

Helicopters may soon be operating from a pontoon in central Brisbane. Trials were held today, with the goal of boosting tourism in the city. Rebekah Box reports.

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Year one students to be tested for literacy and numeracy skills

There is a new push from the Turnbull Government to start literacy testing even sooner. They want year one students to undergo the compulsory testing. Marisa Kuhlewein reports.

Posted in Education, National, News, Politics, QUT News, Television

Australians come together to mark Sorry Day

Australians across the country gathered to commemorate the annual ‘Sorry Day’. This year has special significance. It’s 20 years since the “Bringing Them Home” report into the generations of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander children stolen from their families. Jesse

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Protesters demand Qld Government rejects Adani deal

A large and loud crowd of activists held an anti-Adani protest outside Queensland’s Parliament House. They’re demanding the Government reject a special royalties deal for the giant mine company. Lily Greer reports.

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Queensland Parliament introduces legislation targeting ride-share services

By Tamika Seeto Online production by Joseph Lam The State government is set to unveil new ride-sharing laws in a further crackdown on the growing industry. The legislation follows 16 recommendations made by a parliamentary committee earlier this month.

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20 years on, Government still fails to implement Stolen Generation recommendations

By Lily Nothling Online production by Joseph Lam An Indigenous support organisation is calling for compensation and support for the Stolen Generation after the Government has failed to implement its recommendations from the 1997 Bringing Them Home national inquiry.

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Adani coal mine put on hold indefinitely

The $21 billion Adani coal project has been the focus of state politics, with concerns it may now collapse. If so, that would be a vital blow to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. Joseph Ogilvie reports.

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Cross River Rail hot topic at transport conference

Infrastructure heavyweights are meeting in Brisbane to discuss the big picture of Queensland’s major projects. They include the Cross River Rail and the Inland Freight Rail Links. Mark Zita reports.

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