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Council calls for bold changes in future elections
A LONG list of frustrations stemming from the latest election has driven the Whitsunday Regional Council to seek better “value for money” from the Electoral Commission Queensland, including the option to hold elections independently. Among the issues...

Coronavirus supplement rollback could be 'devastating' for women in wake of pandemic
This winter is going to be different for Suzanne Fahie's 12-year-old daughter, Charlie and her 10-year-old son, Jasper. For the first time in years, they have new cold-weather clothes — thanks to their $550-per-fortnight coronavirus payment, in addition to the...

Qld election could go full postal
LAW changes could be made that would pave the way for the state to hold a full postal vote when Queenslanders head to the ballot box on October 31. Attorney-General Yvette D'Ath has revealed the Government is working with the ECQ (Electoral...

Ancient Aboriginal Rock Shelters Destroyed By Mining Company
Two culturally and archaeologically significant rock shelters are believed to have been destroyed by a mining company in Western Australia. The caves were destroyed by blasting carried out by Rio Tinto, who remarkably did it with the full backing of the law.

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