Day: May 16, 2011

State schools aim to have religious study expelled

By Ella Feinberg Large, Imogen Knowles Teachers unions in Queensland and Victoria are fighting to end The National School Chaplaincy Program, which was introduced in state schools in 2006. Teachers unions say religious study no longer has a place in

World leaders in water sanitation gather for Brisbane’s WASH conference

By Rebekah Ison, Louise Cheer Water sanitation remain a huge global issue more than a decade after it was set as a goal as part of the 2000 UN Millennium Summit. The issue was on the table again today as

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Abbott tells supporters to “take a stand for political decency”

By Louise Cheer Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has urged Queensland’s Liberal National Party supporters to use their influence to change the government. Mr Abbott spoke at a LNP supporters’ luncheon today and also attacked the government’s carbon tax and

Corporate Australia steps up to rebuild community kindergarten

By Jin Kok Bellbowrie Kindergarten opened its doors to students for the first time today after the January floods inundated the building right up to its ceiling. More than 40 children have been based in the nearby Pullenvale State School

Young man dies planking

The Prime Minister has joined police in urging people to take care when participating in the latest internet craze of “planking”. The comments follow the weekend death of a Brisbane man who fell while attempting planking. By Andrew Cook.

Fire destroys Narangba home

A Narangba family is set to return home to find their house has been all but destroyed by fire. Fortunately, no one was at home when flames took hold mid-morning. By Kayla Brereton.

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Carbon tax back on the agenda

In last week’s Budget, the Federal Government attempted to steer attention away from a carbon tax, but today it was back on the agenda. The opposition leader Tony Abbott pointed to new figures suggesting it’s Queensland jobs and businesses that’ll

New research helps arthritis sufferers

More and more Australians each year face the pain associated with arthritis. Experts have gathered at the Brisbane Convention Centre this week to hear about the latest advancements in both treatment and diagnosis. By Paul Smeaton.

Bellbowrie’s flooded kindergarten reopens

The January floods might have destroyed Bellbowrie’s kindergarten but not the community’s fighting spirit. They banded together to put in six weeks of solid work and at a cost of around 250 thousand dollars the building’s now as good as

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Police issue urgent alert for missing Gold Coast girl

By Rachel Claxton An urgent alert has been issued by Queensland police for a five-year-old girl who is missing and believed  abducted, after two bodies were found in a unit on the Gold Coast. There were signs of a struggle within