The headlines… the Abbott government’s banking on “Tony’s tradies” to fire up the economy, last night, their second Federal Budget clearly targeted measures helping small business.

Treasurer Joe Hockey's second budget speech.
Treasurer Joe Hockey’s second budget speech.

Labor says the budget is all about the government positioning itself for an early election.and there’s been mixed reaction to the budget in Queensland.

Three members of one family who died during Brisbane’s freak storm earlier this month, have been farewelled at an emotional funeral service.

And Scientists have declared that conditions in the Pacific are indicating another El Nino event.

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