Archive for posts tagged with 'politics'

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…

Brisbane kicks on for the last time

Things to do

Brisbane kicks on for the last time

Four venues across Fortitude Valley will host a range of performances and parties on Thursday 30 June in Brisbane’s…

John Oliver

Video

John Oliver tops Oprah

Remember that time Oprah gave away $8 million worth of cars to her studio audience? Last Week Tonight host John Oliver…

Booze ban

Health & Fitness

Higher alcohol taxes and national lockout laws proposed for Australia

Chances are pretty good that you’re going to sink a few beers while you watch the State of Origin tonight, and…

Harry Shearer and Judith Owen

Chatterbox

Harry Shearer and Judith Owen make an Infernal Racket in Brisbane

We caught up with comedy mastermind Harry Shearer and critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Judith Owen to talk…

Coldplay

Things to do

Coldplay are coming back to Brisbane, and the Treasurer is pumped

Coldplay have announced the Australian dates for their A Head Full of Dreams tour, including a stop at Suncorp…

Cigarettes

Your Say

Should smoking be phased out in Queensland?

The Queensland Government is being urged to consider a generational ban on smoking for anyone born after 2001.…

Brisbane Live

Brisbane Extra

New $2 billion Brisbane Live entertainment precinct unveiled

Not satisfied with Brisbane’s entertainment options? Then you’ll love these plans for a massive new…

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

Video

Behind the scenes of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s apology video

At this stage, you’ve almost definitely seen Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s videotaped apology for…

Brisbane Metro

Brisbane Extra

Lord Mayor announces Civic Cabinet reshuffle

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has shuffled his Civic Cabinet, and made the development of the Brisbane Metro subway a priority…

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…

Where to find election day sausage sizzles

Brisbane Extra

Where to find election day sausage sizzles

Another election weekend is here (big sigh), so it’s time to get out of your PJs, drive down to your local…

Edward Snowden

Things to do

Edward Snowden to appear in Brisbane

He’s been called a hero, a traitor, a patriot and a dissident. Edward Snowden has been a thorn in the side of US…

Medicinal marijuana

Health & Fitness

Medicinal marijuana could be available in Queensland this year

Queensland patients could have access to medicinal marijuana in 2016, according to Health Minister Cameron Dick.…

Light rail

Brisbane Extra

Labor candidate announces light rail plan

Lord mayoral candidate Rod Harding has announced that work would begin on a $1.2 billion Brisbane light rail system in…

Craft beers

Brisbane Extra

Lockout laws to pass in Queensland

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced she has secured enough votes to pass the State Government’s proposed…

Queensland joins calls for asylum seekers to stay

Brisbane Extra

Queensland joins calls for asylum seekers to stay

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has added her voice to those urging Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull not to send…

Brisbane Metro

Brisbane Extra

Lord Mayor announces $1.54b Brisbane Metro plan

In his first major election commitment, Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced plans to build the ‘Brisbane…