Category: Politics

Thousands of students at Brisbane climate strike

Students have joined forces across the country to demand action on climate change. Thousands of people turned out in Brisbane. Ha-Teya Gripske reports.

Court cans shark culling in Queensland

Shark culling will now be banned in the Great Barrier Reef marine park. A court has ruled it’s unnecessary. Georgia Collings reports.

Morrison en route to Trump meeting

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is, by all reports, about to be feted in the U.S. He’s preparing for high level discussions with Donald Trump while his ministers talk up the budget at home. Harris Wakeling reports.

Federal family court inquiry faces backlash

The Federal Government is under fire over a new inquiry into the family law system. Many believe family courts are failing Australians but are worried the inquiry will be biased. Ha-Teya Gripske reports.

Mayor rejoices in much needed rain

It’s rare for Queenslanders to sing in the rain at the moment but last night’s showers had a local mayor giddy for a ditty. Libby Hopper reports.

Fire concerns rise as storms roll in

Tonight the relentless battle against fires in Queensland and New South Wales again dominates the news. Weary firefighters see no end in sight. Megan Rainbird reports.

Berejiklian backbenchers back down

The abortion debate in New South Wales is causing grief for the Premier. But for the moment rebel backbenchers have backed down on a threat to topple her. Libby Hopper reports.

Confusion over council’s koala corridor

Brisbane City Council has spent more than six million dollars on a koala corridor for Mount Gravatt. But there are claims the land isn’t actually suitable for conservation. Libby Hopper reports.

Labor promises more funding for TAFE Queensland ahead of election

By Laura Daly Today on the campaign trail the Australian Labor Party has promised more money to vocational education and TAFE facilities. Deputy leader of the ALP Tanya Plibersek announced a $40 million plan to build a new campus at

Welfare recipients plan protests against the LNP’s cardless cash

By Laura Daly and Liam Lo Grande Trials of the cashless debit card (CDC) for welfare recipients may be causing trouble for the federal government, with protests scheduled across the country to resist the project. The initiative, currently being trialed