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Candidates take to the buses

Three candidates in the federal seat of Ryan last week battled overcrowded buses and tight schedules to get to their campaign commitments. The were trying to show voters they understood the issues around public transport by actually using it. ACF Sustainable Transport Campaigner Gail Broadbent said the LNP’s Jane Prentice (pictured left), Labor’s Steven Miles, […]

Paper theme for student exhibition

Paper is the theme of an exhibition by art students of the Queensland College of Art this Saturday. Titled “Paper Walls”, the exhibition showcases the work of 13 students, mostly in their final year, from different disciplines. Organised and put together entirely by students, the exhibition is part of a learning project where students learn […]

Sunshine Coast hospital delay confirmed

Deputy Premier and Minister for Health Paul Lucas this week refused to recommit to the building of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital by 2014. In Question Time in Parliament LNP Member for Kawana Jarrod Bleijie asked Mr Lucas to recommit to the original time frame of 2014, and “admit that the reckless delay in building […]

RACQ supports $152 licences for Qld motorists

The RACQ supports the new “smart licences” for Queensland drivers — despite the high cost. A five-year driver’s licence that today costs $73.30 will cost $152.50 in 2014-15. RACQ spokesman Jim Kershaw said the motoring organisation welcomed the new cards despite the price hike. He said the technology was long overdue. “At least the cost […]

Locals shine in downhill mountain bike races


Local and international names were among the top 10 place getters at the first round of a major Queensland downhill mountain biking series last weekend on the Sunshine Coast. The KWT Maxxis Sunshine Series downhill event attracted 244 riders from across Australia and overseas. Event coordinator Hayden Lester of the D’Aguilar Range Cycling Club said […]

Million dollar facelift for Howard Smith Wharves

Brisbane City Council today approved $1 million funding for the development of Howard Smith Wharves despite Opposition questioning of the stabilisation method of its cliffs. Opposition leader Councillor Sutton said the proposed plan to cement the rock face would be ugly, “a quick, cheap fix — one that is not in the interest of the […]

Gillard promises more pay for best teachers

Highly accomplished teachers would be paid more under the Education Revolution, Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard has promised. Ms Gillard said higher pay had already started under the reforms, which would see some teachers paid more than their longer-serving colleagues. “The best teachers are being paid more to go to the schools that need them […]

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