In this bulletin, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has hired schools reformer, David Gonski, for a new review and proposed a 75 per cent hike in funding over a decade.

With one week to the Federal Budget Queensland is upping the pressure, wanting Canberra to support Brisbane’s cross river rail link.

The Cancer Council wants a ban on all smoking in Brisbane’s green spaces.

Fire ants are continuing their relentless invasion of Brisbane.

Special speed warning signs introduced three years ago around Brisbane, are being hailed a success.

And a panda cub shows off its acrobatic skills.

This edition of QUT News is brought to you by Ashleigh Dwan, Dominic Shumilin and Emma Francis.