Category: Politics

Lord Mayor wants residents to ‘dob in a dumper’

Brisbane City Council has launched a major crackdown on illegal dumping. A hundred new hidden cameras will help catch the city’s worst offenders in the act. Tom Fleming reports.

Federal plan to ban migrants from major cities

The Federal Government is facing demands for details of its plan to ban new migrants from major cities for up to five years. Canberra says it’s to ease congestion on roads and rail. Liam Kennedy reports.

Movie boom boosts jobs and economy

Queensland’s Gold Coast will be home to two giant film productions, each starting work this month. Politicians believe the movie boom will boost jobs and the economy. Anna Graham reports.

Opposition pledges to reform pre-school subsidies

Bill Shorten has positioned education at the forefront of Labor’s election pitch.┬áThe Opposition Leader has promised an extra $1.7 billion to pre-school education. Claudine Blondeau reports.

Free green bins ready for summer storms

Brisbane residents are being encouraged to clean up their yards for storm season. The City Council has cut green waste costs for October, so more people can recycle. Norma Hilton reports.

Australia announces $5 million in foreign aid to Indonesia

Australia is to provide $5 million and medical staff to help victims of the earthquake and tsunami. More than 1200 people are now believed dead. Norma Hilton reports.

Tampon tax axed, but GST carve-up proves contentious

After eighteen years, the GST on women’s sanitary items will finally be ditched. The move will lower the price of products once deemed a “luxury item”. Georgie Nichols reports.

New strategy for Queensland emergency service volunteers

Queensland’s Emergency Services have unveiled a strategy for using volunteers in natural disasters. Thousands of residents may be asked to help during floods, fires and severe storms. Liam Morton reports.

Treasurer slams foreign transaction charges as a “rip-off”

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says Australians are still being ripped off by banks. He’s ordered an investigation into foreign currency fees. Jack Jones reports.

New Farm gets newest ferry

One of Brisbane’s busiest and most popular parks is now easier to get to. A new ferry terminal has just opened, making New Farm Park an even more popular choice for the holidays. Georgie Nichols reports.