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Why the cyclists ‘died’ on Stanley Street

By Jorja McDonnell Passionate protesters from the cycling community came out early this morning, in a show of solidarity among Brisbane riders who have been injured and killed on the city’s roads. It follows an incident on April 20 at

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Gender pay gap causing productivity decrease

A recent study published by Australian university professors has shown the gender pay gap is affecting productivity in the work place. By Batool Al Sallakh Produced for online by Natalie O’Brien

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Rural Australians seeking better mobile coverage funding

By Laura English Produced for online by Natalie O’Brien   The Palaszczuk government is backing farmers and calling on the Turnbull government to fund the Mobile Black Spot Program in the budget. The program aims to bring more mobile coverage

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Budget set to boost funds for Australian veterans’ mental health

By Lexy Haggard Produced for online by Natalie O’Brien The Federal Government has promised $350 million in this year’s budget to assist with mental health services for Australia’s veterans. The multi-million-dollar package, confirmed by Minister for Veteran’s Affairs Dan Tehan to

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Turnbull Government split over gun laws

There’s been more debate over suggested changes to Australia’s tough gun laws and in particular a rapid fire shotgun some farmers want. Former Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, says new weapons shouldn’t be allowed at a time of heightened terrorism. Ashleigh

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Queensland to overhaul juvenile justice system

By Georgia Eather Edited for online by Alicia Moo Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie has announced a shake-up to the juvenile justice system. The shake-up involves harsher penalties, naming and shaming junior offenders, and carrying over juvenile charges into the offender’s

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Government ignorning dementia: Ita Buttrose

By Madolline Gourley Alzheimer’s Australia president Ita Buttrose believes the Federal Government is lagging behind in its mental health reform, with dementia-related issues often overlooked. Ms Buttrose told the 14th Alzheimer’s Australia national conference, held in Brisbane on Tuesday, more assistance

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Tobacco giant warns of price war

By Kieran Rooney, Alicia Bolton Australian tobacco companies say they would have to halve the price of their cigarettes to remain competitive if the Government’s plain packaging proposal goes ahead. The Federal Government wants all cigarettes to appear in plain

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Budget surplus to come at a cost, economists warn

By Paul Smeaton and Madolline Gourley Following the announcement of the Federal Budget on Tuesday night, focus is likely to shift to Wayne Swan’s pre-election promise of a surplus. Mr Swan assured Australians prior to the Labor Government being elected

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Budget to deliver on mental health

By Alexandra Atanasov and Madolline Gourley Mental health is expected to receive more than $2-billion to boost care in Tuesday’s Federal Budget annoucement. Health professionals have welcomed the move, saying funding for the nation’s mental health system is long overdue.

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