Day: May 9, 2011

Budget promises tax offsets for low income earners

Treasurer Wayne Swan has given an insight into the Federal Budget ahead of tomorrow’s official announcement. As some economists predict a deficit of $51-billion, the Gillard Government has acknowledged the need for substantial cost-cutting. Briony Skinner reports.

Reds missing key players ahead of Saturday’s clash with Auckland

The Queensland Reds are facing a midfield injury crisis in the lead-up to their top of the table clash with the Auckland Blues. The Reds could be missing up to six topline stars on Saturday. Alex Fynes-Clinton reports.

National Volunteers Week recognises flood helpers

Four months after the floods which devastated Queensland, the state’s volunteers are getting some recognition. This week marks the 10th anniversary of National Volunteers Week. Benjamin Leming reports.

Visiting UAE Minister pledges $30m for disaster relief

Queensland will see $60-million spent on new cyclone centres and multipurpose facilities in the next two years. The United Arab Emirates today announced a donation of $30-million towards the centres. Candice Anderson reports

Don’t blame me for loss says Lions coach

Lions Coach Michael Voss has refused to accept blame for his team’s poor season start. The Brisbane side have yet to win a game this year with their latest loss being to rookie team the Gold Coast Suns. Kieran Rooney

Queenslands farmers use social media to update public concern

By Natalie Sprott and Sebastian Sinclair Australia’s banana industry has begun using social media as a tool to inform the public on the importance and development of its crops. North Queensland Banana grower Steve Lizzio has been updating on YouTube

Mining industry failing to reach potential, industry claims

By Vivien von Drehnen and Mitch Sabine More than 1500 mining jobs in the Bowen Basin are vacant despite companies offering large sums of money to fill them. The Queensland Resources Council says the mining industry is struggling to fill

Police enter Gold Coast house after gun threat

By Mitch Sabine Police have raided a house on the Gold Coast in the hunt for a suspected gunman. Uniformed and plain-clothes Police surrounded the Jamieson Street address in Parkwood around 2pm, following reports a man threatened a woman with

Newman meets his “Shadow” Ministry

Former Lord Mayor Campbell Newman was on the election trail this morning. He wasn’t selling his future policies to voters but rather his parliamentary colleagues. Paige Ross reports.

Passion still alive for flood recovery

By Thomas Kojrowicz This week it is being made clear that recovery efforts are still needed on a daily basis, even almost four months after flood waters desolated South East Queensland. As part of National Volunteer Week, Karalee residents Dale