Archive for posts tagged with 'government'

Public transport

Brisbane Extra

Queensland is getting a major public transport overhaul

The Queensland Government has announced a major public transport overhaul that could save some commuters over $1,000 a…

Aquarium

Brisbane Extra

World-class aquarium proposed for South Bank

All the great cities around the world have got one — and now Brisbane is in line for a spectacular aquarium of its…

Schools

Your Say

Should parents have to pay for public schools?

Means-testing for public education has been suggested in a leaked federal government discussion paper, but is there…

Doctor

Health & Fitness

Government scraps Medicare changes

A plan to cut the Medicare rebate for short doctor visits has been scrapped after sparking widespread outrage. The rebat…

Bite size national news for all

Brisbane Extra

Bite size national news for all

Gone are the days of in-depth reporting and now the ABC must cut back writes Max Moola. It may surprise you readers…

The government's new scheme will require job seekers to apply for 40 jobs a month.

Brisbane Extra

‘Dole bludgers’ find unlikely allies

The government has unveiled tough new requirements for job seekers, but it’s not just your stereotypical…

Five things to expect from tonight’s budget announcement

Brisbane Extra

Five things to expect from tonight’s budget announcement

It was signed off by cabinet yesterday, but we’ll have to wait until tonight to see what the 2014 Queensland budge…

Parents hit hard by the budget

Brisbane Extra

Parents hit hard by the budget

The budget has families stuck in a kerfuffle, with the full range of setbacks slowly becoming clear. If you have childre…

Going bush – new campaign tempts teachers out to country schools

Brisbane Extra

Going bush – new campaign tempts teachers out to country schools

Ever dreamt of escaping the big smoke and starting a life out bush? If you’re a graduating teacher this might be…

Ben & Jerry's campaign

Brisbane Extra

Government wages war against ice-cream

It’s not enough that the Queensland government is targeting bikies and public servants – now they’re…

QLD selling assets to pay off debt

Brisbane Extra

QLD selling assets to pay off debt

The Newman government has announced its plans to spend $6 million on a campaign to canvas Queenslanders about asset sale…

Billboard speeding campaign

Brisbane Extra

Keep safe on the roads over Easter

A new road safety campaign from the state government has been launched to maintain Queensland’s record low road…

QLD corruption unmasked in new book

Brisbane Extra

QLD corruption unmasked in new book

Former police officers, politicians, criminals and whistleblowers have all had their say in a new book unmasking…

A safe environment for all Queenslanders

Brisbane's Voice

A safe environment for all Queenslanders

We’re taking a stand against alcohol-related violence, writes Premier Campbell Newman, and your thoughts are…

The underground bus & train project is underway

Brisbane's Voice

The underground bus & train project is underway

It’s a tough job selecting a winning name for the new underground bus and train project, writes Premier Campbell…

Great Barrier Reef coral

Brisbane Extra

Fact or fiction: what is really happening to the Great Barrier Reef?

A new website has been launched by the Queensland Government to provide information about the state of the Great…

Housing options more viable for people with a disability

City Talk

Housing options more viable for people with a disability

A new trial fund from Foresters Community Finance and the state government will provide housing options for people…

National connection for Queensland rail network

City Talk

National connection for Queensland rail network

Queensland could soon be a part of the national rail network after the state government's request to the Australian…