May 2015

Commented on a story 22nd May 2015 6:24 PM

<strong>SWANNELL:</strong> I have never been into alternative medicine, unless you count looking for another GP who bulk bills.

SWANNELL: Is alternative medicine just a placebo?

"What do you call alternative medicine that's proven to work? Medicine. A conventional medication or..."

Commented on a story 15th May 2015 6:15 AM

ONE of the region’s most experienced firefighters has been forced out of his station over a bureaucratic beard ban.

Take your job and shave it - firie quits over beard rule

"Good luck. Many stations are crying out for auxiliary members."

Commented on a story 13th May 2015 9:39 PM

AUSTRALIA might be having a relatively warm autumn, but many families may experience bill shock in the cooler months.

Seven tips for helping cut down winter power bills

"And who do you think pays for all these subsidies? Other electricity consumers - often those that..."

Commented on a story 12th May 2015 1:47 PM

AN ISOLATOR switch has been blamed for a fire on the roof of a Caloundra home.

Homeowners warned to check solar panels after isolator fire

"When I was a member of a rural brigade that did some structural fires, the isolators were to be tripped..."

Commented on a story 12th May 2015 9:59 AM

<strong>YOUR SAY:</strong> Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that the traffic lights around Toowoomba’s CBD are taking a lot longer to change?

YOUR SAY: Lights take too long to change in Toowoomba CBD

"Children drop dead every minute of every day due to famine and disease, and this is worthy of..."

Commented on a story 12th May 2015 8:27 AM

THE Palaszczuk Government plans to unlock the untapped potential of Queensland’s biofuels and bio-manufacturing industries by introducing an ethanol mandate.

OPINION: Energy minister promotes new biofuel focus

"I would like to see where a negative energy balance is encountered, given most Australian ethanol is..."

Commented on a story 12th May 2015 8:27 AM

THE Palaszczuk Government plans to unlock the untapped potential of Queensland’s biofuels and bio-manufacturing industries by introducing an ethanol mandate.

OPINION: Energy minister promotes new biofuel focus

"Lower CO and HC emissions, reduced reliance on imported crude oil, and most vehicles happily take up to..."

Commented on a story 12th May 2015 8:27 AM

THE Palaszczuk Government plans to unlock the untapped potential of Queensland’s biofuels and bio-manufacturing industries by introducing an ethanol mandate.

OPINION: Energy minister promotes new biofuel focus

"Ethanol distilleries aren't necessary fuel specific. Any material that can be fermented will happily do..."

April 2015

Commented on a story 22nd Apr 2015 3:10 AM

A COMPANY that for nine years has been pumping truckloads of water out of a bore near Toowoomba and transporting it to Brisbane finally has council approval.

Truckloads of Toowoomba region water bound for Brisbane

"I don't see how this is council's problem. Groundwater resources are a state responsibility. That said..."

Commented on a story 22nd Apr 2015 3:09 AM

A SUNSHINE Coast father’s mistake saw his daughter rushed to hospital after being bitten by a venomous snake, according to a local snake catcher.

Dad's silly snake mistake sees daughter rushed to hospital

"Bingo. I was whacked on the foot by one as a teenager and apart from localised minor pain nothing..."

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