Author: Vanessa Wolfe

Nicholls trumps Springborg after spill

Queensland’s LNP Opposition has a new leader. Tim Nicholls has taken over from Lawrence Springborg as the party tries to establish a new direction and win back Government. Nicholls won a three-way contest. Jacob Miley reports.

Shorten calls Budget reply ‘responsible’

Federal Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten, delivered his Budget reply speech last night, following Scott Morrison’s Economic Statement. And Labor has promised to find an additional $71 billion in budget savings. Elise Whittaker reports.

Turnbull’s Singapore troop training agreement

A landmark deal with Singapore will see $2 billion invested in Australian defence infrastructure. The agreement involves investments in Townsville and Rockhampton army facilities. Bronte Hearn reports.

State’s bravest praised at Parliament House

Queensland's true heroes have been honoured

Some of Queensland’s true heroes have been honoured this week, at Government House. At today’s Bravery Awards, the Governor said he’s in awe of the selflessness of the men and women, who put their own lives in danger. Lucy Ross

Supermarket monopolies threatened by foreign expansions

Queensland’s retail boom seems set to continue with new stores opening weekly, and grocery giants in a battle of prices. Woolworths and Coles have long dominated the supermarket industry, but Aldi has announced huge new expansion plans. Lewis Wiseman reports.

Eels early retirement in play

Anthony Watmough may soon have his retirement fast-tracked, as the Eels scramble to save money. It could be Parramatta’s ticket out of the salary cap debacle. Ashleigh Whittaker reports.

Brisbane set for memorable Mum’s Day

Mother's Day flowers

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and retailers are expecting a last-minute rush for presents. Restaurants, florists and shops around Brisbane believe they could break sales records this year. Annie Pullar reports.

LNP leadership lurch

Lawrence Springborg's days as leader of the LNP could soon be over.

The stage is set for a three-way showdown in the Queensland Liberal National party-room tomorrow, after leadership rumblings this week. Former League referee Tim Mander and former Treasurer Tim Nicholls will both challenge Lawrence Springborg. Sam Mortimer reports.

PUP announcement comes under fire

A day after announcing he won’t contest his seat of Fairfax, Clive Palmer has named the new candidates for his Palmer United Party. Things were going smoothly until he was confronted over his Townsville refinery. Jacob Miley reports.

Budget reply overshadowed by looming election

Bill Shorten will tonight give his budget reply. The Opposition Leader is expected to talk up Labor’s election bid, after today admitting that the campaigning really began long ago. Ashleigh Whittaker reports.