Kait Richardson

Nurses launch campaign to put pressure on government

The Queensland Nurses Union has launched a campaign to convince the government of the importance of nurses’ work. The union says rumours about job and service cuts are unsettling members and lowering morale. Union secretary Beth Mohle said today the union was launching a positive marketing campaign to remind government of the important role nurses […]

Brisbane remembers 50th anniversary of Vietnam War

Vietnam veterans have been honoured in a service to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War. Veterans marched from Brisbane’s Treasury Casino to ANZAC Square yesterday ahead of the memorial service for their fallen comrades. The march was led by the National Servicemen’s Memorial Pipes and Drums, with the Australian Army […]

Horror budget for Queensland next month

Queensland is facing a “horror budget”, Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney said today. The shock statement came as Mr Seeney was announcing a pilot program to give mining royalties to regional communities. “This is going to be a horror budget. There’s not a lot of money available,” he said. “But I think it is important we […]

Bodybuilder to defend her international title

One of Brisbane’s youngest bodybuilders has announced she’s training for three more competitions, just weeks after taking the Melbourne International Natural Bodybuilding Association’s International Figures title. Personal trainer Nicole Banney, 20, said she would defend her International Figures title on 29 September at the Brisbane INBA Classic. Then, just days later, she’ll hit the stage […]

Horror smash survivor inspires young achievers

Six years ago Sam Cawthorn was pronounced dead on the scene of a major car accident. Now he is on stage at the Brisbane Convention Centre, talking with some of the world’s most promising minds about his experiences overcoming adversity. You could say Sam bounced back from the dead, but he prefers to call it […]

Newman names 19-member cabinet

Six days after leading the Liberal National Party to a landslide victory Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has revealed his 19-member Cabinet. Mr Newman appointed former LNP leader Lawrence Springborg as Health Minister, with ex-Australian Medical Association head Chris Davis as assistant health minister. Long-term front-bencher Fiona Simpson is to be Queensland’s first woman Speaker. A […]

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