May 2016

Published a story 24th May 2016 9:54 AM

Sekisui House will push ahead in a bid to convince Sunshine Coast Council to alter the planning scheme to fit its development ambitions at Yaroomba

UPDATE: Sekisui meeting ‘just secret men’s business’

Sekisui House will push ahead in a bid to convince Sunshine Coast Council to alter the planning scheme to fit its development ambitions at Yaroomba

Published a story 23rd May 2016 5:35 PM

Maleny is beginning to prove a popular election campaign trail stop over with Senator Nick Xenophon this weekend following a visit by Labor's Andrew Leigh

Senator Nick Xenophon chases senate votes in Maleny

Maleny is beginning to prove a popular election campaign trail stop over with Senator Nick Xenophon this weekend following a visit by Labor's Andrew Leigh

Published a story 23rd May 2016 4:43 PM

TWENTY two Coalition and Labor politicians retire at this election their futures secured by generous taxpayer-funded retirement packages.

Politicians to secure generous retirement packages

TWENTY two Coalition and Labor politicians retire at this election their futures secured by generous taxpayer-funded retirement packages.

Published a story 23rd May 2016 4:42 PM

The Queensland government says the south-east corner's population will grow by two million in the next 25 years and 900,000 more homes will be needed.

Labor plans to add two million people to south-east corner

The Queensland government says the south-east corner's population will grow by two million in the next 25 years and 900,000 more homes will be needed.

Published a story 23rd May 2016 3:34 PM

FAIRFAX and Fisher attracted a combined 18 candidates to the 2013 federal election - this time around, so far, there are nine

Candidate fields fill out for Fairfax and Fisher

FAIRFAX and Fisher attracted a combined 18 candidates to the 2013 federal election - this time around, so far, there are nine

Published a story 23rd May 2016 1:48 PM

Coast businesswoman delivers English language education to refugees trapped on the Syrian-Lebanes border calls for greater compassion from our government

A plea for compassion from refugee front line

Coast businesswoman delivers English language education to refugees trapped on the Syrian-Lebanes border calls for greater compassion from our government

Commented on a story 22nd May 2016 5:29 AM

IT IS becoming increasingly clear the program of off-shore detention is as much about turning back the votes as it is the boats.

OPINION: Will electorate reward Dutton’s dog whistle?

"So now the demonisation is dole cheating illiterate, innumerate job thieves. Is there a Python in the..."

Commented on a story 21st May 2016 11:57 AM

IT IS becoming increasingly clear the program of off-shore detention is as much about turning back the votes as it is the boats.

OPINION: Will electorate reward Dutton’s dog whistle?

"So what is it Dazzat? Stealing our jobs, robbing our welfare, both, as well as blowing up our cities?..."

Published a story 20th May 2016 6:46 PM

Federal health funding cuts to the states will have serious ramifications for regional hospitals around Australia including Nambour which would lose $400m.

Nambour hospital faces $400m funding hit

Federal health funding cuts to the states will have serious ramifications for regional hospitals around Australia including Nambour which would lose $400m.

Published a story 20th May 2016 5:34 PM

Should new Sunshine Coast Hospital emergency department be named for Lilli Sweet, a six-year-old girl who died because of systemic failures in health system?

Calls for new emergency wing to honour Lilli Sweet

Should new Sunshine Coast Hospital emergency department be named for Lilli Sweet, a six-year-old girl who died because of systemic failures in health system?

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Whether taking on developers hell-bent on destroying the Coast’s natural appeal or a Prime Minister indifferent to the plight of the poor, Bill Hoffman has never been one to mince his words. Bill’s been a journalist for 32 years, 29 of those on the Coast. Love him or hate him, he'll get you blogging.