Day: 13 September 2012

Mental health important in tough times

Tuesday’s budget saw thousands of Queensland workers out of their jobs, giving greater weight to this year’s Are You OK Day. The national day of action raises the importance of asking one small question to make a big difference. Jon

Labor bags LNP Budget

The Queensland Opposition Leader called the Newman Government budget vindictive and deceitful in parliament today. Her criticism comes amid claims the LNP may have a party revolt on their hands. Claudia Cuskelly reports.

Rudd backs Gillard

Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has publicly backed Julia Gillard to win next year’s federal election. In his first major media interview since a failed tilt at the Labor leadership, Mr Rudd says his main political foe is Opposition Leader

Refugees lost in party politics

Public concerns were expressed today, that the human side of the Nauru refugee debate has been overwhelmed by party politics. A representative from the UN’s High Commission for Refugees presented alternate solutions. Melissa Yeo reports.

Roll a swag

Queen St Mall was filled with jolly swagmen today for the launch of Swag-tember. The fundrasing event aimed to shine a light on homeless people living on the street. Chelsea Lammas reports.

Special athletes get Titan support

Griffith Uni at Southport hosted the twenty sixth Invitational Special Athletics Champs today, with almost 1,000 kids competing. Meanwhile, the Brisbane Lions Reserves are winding up for their first State League Grand Final in more than a decade. Sam Canavan