Author: Nicholas Chin

Navy personnel honoured with bravery awards

By Nicholas Chin. Six men from the Australian Navy have been recognised for their brave efforts when they saved asylum-seekers from a boat explosion off Australia’s north-west coast in 2009. Queensland Governor Penelope Wensley 17 medals at Government House to

Research funding the cause of a “dumb nation”

By Patrick Wright, edited for online by Nicholas Chin. Research and development spending in Australia is lagging behind countries with half our population, a new report from Australia’s Chief Science Office has found.

Ipswich Mayor slams Queensland Rail

By Lucy Emlyn-Jones, edited for online by Nicholas Chin. Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale has labelled Queensland Rail as “hopeless” after it announced plans to shut down the city’s main rail line on the weekend of the city’s biggest annual event.

Underage Facebookers to be expelled from Queensland school

By Holly Fallon, edited for online by Nicholas Chin. A Queensland primary school principal has announced she will expel any children under the age of 13 who refuse to delete their Facebook account.

Disruptions fail to halt Parliament opening

Things looked a little shaky this morning when the evicted tent embassy marched on Parliament. But they moved on in time for an afternoon filled with bells and whistles starting with the Australian Army band and Royal Guard coming up

Families cash in on carbon tax

From today, almost 1.7 million Australian families will begin to receive carbon tax compensation payments. More than $320 million will be distributed across the country to cushion the impact of the tax on families. Amity Neumann reports.

Salvos doorknock for a good cause

The Salvation Army is set to go door to door with its annual Red Shield Doorknock Appeal kicking off this weekend. The appeal will raise much needed funds to aid Australia’s poorest people. Suraya Daly reports.

Maroons in Melbourne ahead of Origin one

The Maroons have rallied behind their new captain Cameron Smith saying he’s the best man to lead the team in the post-Lockyer era. Meanwhile, the New South Wales team dismissed claims Michael Jennings has an attitude problem. Brock Taylor reports.

ALP slams car registration changes

By Holly Fallon, edited by Nicholas Chin. Labor leader Annastacia Palaszczuk  says the Government’s car registration freeze scheme is a promise it will not be able to keep to Queenslanders.

Manchester City prevail in epic final day

By Sam Canavan, edited for online by Nicholas Chin Remarkable scenes flowed through Manchester overnight on the final day of the English Premier League, as Manchester City clinched the title with a thrilling comeback 3-2 win over relegation threatened Queens