Day: April 24, 2018

Diggers embrace digital donations this Anzac Day

In a hurry? don’t worry! Tap and Donate this Anzac Day! By Leia Comegna RSL Queensland’s annual ANZAC Appeal Ambush in central Brisbane is taking a new approach this Anzac Day.

Central Queensland doctors can now get the training they need closer to home

Written by Bridgette Vanderwolf, prepared for online by Holly Parkinson. New training hubs are giving doctors opportunities to create better relationships in rural areas. University initiatives and dedicated health practices are providing a much-needed link for rural and regional Queenslanders

Queensland Greens say a firearms advisory council will only lead to weaker gun laws

Written by Teagan Matthews, prepared for online by Holly Parkinson. Home affairs minister Peter Dutton has suggested giving gun lobbies a seat at the table to advise the government on firearms policy. However, Greens gun control spokeswoman Senator Lee Rhiannon

A radical new plan could see the end of rental bonds

Written by Anna McGraw, prepared by Holly Parkinson. In Australia, there is more than $4 billion tied up in rental bonds, but Australian bond cover provider, Snug, plans to replace bonds with ‘bond insurance’. Snug’s bond cover lets renters get

QUT TV News – Tuesday 24 April 2018

In this bulletin, Work is well underway on one of Brisbane’s biggest road upgrades. Today, the Lord Mayor inspected progress on the 650-million dollar Kingsford Smith Drive project. The Premier promised a renewed emphasis on ‘reading’ even before kids start

Residents in revolt over Wavell Heights townhouse plan

By Grant Hayes, produced for Online by Naveen Razik. A group of Brisbane residents are demanding Council shut down a proposed townhouse development, which they say is exploiting a planning loophole.

Fisherman discharged from hospital after close encounter with deadly octopus

by Max Eagles, produced for Online by Naveen Razik. A lucky fisherman has been discharged from hospital after a close encounter with a deadly blue-ringed octopus near the Great Barrier Reef. The 21-year-old was bitten on the finger while raising

Ipswich house prices set to explode following multi-billion dollar defence deal

By Lauren Reddiex, produced for online by Naveen Razik Homeowners will have 211 armoured high-tech vehicles to thank for an expected property price bonanza in Ipswich. New research from Riskwise Property Research has rated Ipswich as an ideal city for

Organics industry shocked by Government’s plans for forced chemical sprays

By Alice Sinclair, produced for online by Jessica Riga Australia’s organic growers and wholesalers are fighting the Federal Government after they were left in the lurch following a proposal for compulsory chemical treatments on imported seeds. The proposed reforms include

Australia’s youngest-ever Senator wants teens at the polling booths

By Thomas McLaughlin, produced for online by Jessica Riga 23-year-old Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John will introduce a bill into parliament allowing citizens as young as 16 to vote.