Category: Politics

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.

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

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.

Posted in Crime, Human Interest, National, News, Politics, QUT News, Television

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.

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

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.

Posted in Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics, QUT News, State, Television, Weather

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.

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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

Posted in News, Politics, QUT News, Sport, sport, State, Television, Transport

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.

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

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.

Posted in Consumer, Health, National, News, Politics, QUT News, Television

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.

Posted in Human Interest, News, Politics, QUT News, State, Television, Transport

Sentence review flagged after man jailed over child’s manslaughter walks free

The Queensland Government is considering appealing the suspended sentence, for a man who pled guilty to the manslaughter of his young stepson. The Attorney General told Parliament there is growing public concern around the issue. Elisabeth Moss reports.

Posted in Courts, News, Politics, QUT News, State, Television
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