Day: May 11, 2011

Convicted corrupt Nuttall to address Qld Parliament

By Kieran Marsh and Jin Kok Former Queensland Government minister Gordon Nuttall will speak publicly in Parliament on Thursday for the first time since being convicted and jailed for corruption. After two years in a maximum security prison, Nuttall will

Thousands in Brisbane to ride for MS research

By Amy Kelly More than 4,000 cyclists are expected to take part in the annual Brissie to the Bay bike ride onĀ  June 26 to raise money for multiple sclerosis (MS). Organisers hope the event, now in its 21st year

International road safety reform launched in Brisbane

Queensland is leading the way in an effort to stop road deaths. In a world first, more than 70 countries have banded together to fight for road safety reform, and today Brisbane launched the international Decade of Action for Road

Defence spending slashed in hopes of creating more jobs

Defence spending has been slashed and there was no mention of the carbon tax but Treasurer Wayne Swan says his fourth Federal Budget will create a ‘bigger and better’ workforce. Mental health, training and workforce participation are amongst the big

Tough budget not delivering its promise

We were warned of a tough budget but some critics say it’s not tough enough. Conservationists say polluters are being subsidised while our climate is suffering. Sarah McVeigh reports

Ipswich houses still uninhabitable after floods

Flood-affected Ipswich residents were today offered free personalised advice by financial ombudsmen to determine the next step in their fight against rejected insurance claims. Despite the assistance the devastated residents remain bewildered about their future. Briony Skinner reports.

Government tackles unemployment with wage subsidies for employers

By Dominique Wiehahnm, Jin Kok Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan has announced $233 million in the Federal Budget to push long-term unemployed people back into jobs. The Government will offer 35,000 wage subsidies to employers taking on workers who have been

Rush off death row

Convicted drug smuggler Scott Rush has successfully appealed his death sentence in Indonesia but now faces life in prison. It’s a bittersweet victory and his family say they’ll continue to campaign for his freedom. Sophie Barrington reports

Help offered to homeless

As the days get shorter, the night’s get longer for thousands of homeless people across the country. But there are those trying to make a difference. Hundreds of people attended today’s Biannual Homeless Connect event in the city where business

Budget stirs mixed views from Brisbane residents

There were mixed reactions to the budget in Brisbane today. Individuals thought some of the funding went to the right areas in the wrong way. Kieran Rooney reports.