Author: Meagan Lawrence

Hungry for more: statistics show food is dominating media

Experts say our obsession with cooking shows and the rising popularity of food blogs means the media could be having a positive effect on our waistlines. By Meagan Lawrence

Protests continue at Aboriginal tent embassy in Brisbane

By Meagan Lawrence Protesters at the tent embassy in Musgrave Park say they have reached a verbal agreement with the Brisbane City Council.

Qld Government to review Cross River Rail project

By Eluan Waldron The Queensland Government has announced a four-week review of the controversial Cross River Rail project.

Aussie shoppers ‘too scared’ to spend

By Holly Fallon An international survey has revealed Australians are among the most financially concerned shoppers in the world. Boston Consulting Group (BCG) surveyed 16 economies around the world and tested 1,400 Australian consumers.

Qld Government considers axing free vaccines

By Lucy Emlyn-Jones Queensland Minister for Health Lawrence Springborg has confirmed the future of the adult vaccination scheme, introduced by the Labor government two years ago, is in limbo until the budget is finalised.

Man aims for record run to fight depression

By Jorge Branco A Brisbane man is attempting to set the world record for the longest time run on a treadmill in one week to raise awareness for mental illness.

Concussions in junior rugby players ‘extremely dangerous’

By Casey Fung The Australian Rugby League says measures are in place to ensure junior players’ safety amid ongoing concerns about knocks to the head during matches.

Gambling counselling ‘a waste of money’, inquiry told

By Eluan Waldron A leading psychiatrist has outraged counsellors for suggesting they do little to shake gambling addiction in Australia.

Bats under threat as government issues kill permit

Plans to allow the shooting of bats in rural Queensland have ruffled the feathers of conservation groups. But the government says its changes will only allow kill permits, as a ‘last resort’. Isobel Roe reports.

Campbell Newman acts on election promises

Premier Campbell Newman has revealed how he’ll deliver on his promise to lower the cost of living. He’ll introduce a Cost of Living Bill, which he says will help Queenslanders doing it tough. Zac Street reports.