May 2016

Published a story 5th May 2016 4:12 PM

Human Rights Professor Linda Briskman told a USC public lecture Australia has to act swiftly to deliver a more humane asylum seeker policy.

Time to restore humanity to refugee policy

Human Rights Professor Linda Briskman told a USC public lecture Australia has to act swiftly to deliver a more humane asylum seeker policy.

Published a story 5th May 2016 2:19 PM

THE unrest in the Queensland LNP is improving the Palaszczuk Government's chances of re-election and increasing the likelihood it will go to the polls early.

LNP leadership battle will come down to the wire

THE unrest in the Queensland LNP is improving the Palaszczuk Government's chances of re-election and increasing the likelihood it will go to the polls early.

Published a story 4th May 2016 4:54 PM

PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull's budget and re-election campaign is set to be distracted by a leadership battle to determine who heads the LNP in Queensland.

Queensland LNP could dump Springborg

PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull's budget and re-election campaign is set to be distracted by a leadership battle to determine who heads the LNP in Queensland.

Published a story 4th May 2016 12:24 PM

Experts say it will be at least 15 years before the Bruce Highway is upgraded to six lanes with the Federal Budget ignoring a project being championed by MPs.

Bruce Highway upgrade at least 15 years away

Experts say it will be at least 15 years before the Bruce Highway is upgraded to six lanes with the Federal Budget ignoring a project being championed by MPs.

Published a story 4th May 2016 10:10 AM

AT A press conference following what is likely his final speech in the House of Representatives Clive Palmer has looked back at his time as Member for Fairfax.

Clive Palmer won't rule out standing for a Senate seat

AT A press conference following what is likely his final speech in the House of Representatives Clive Palmer has looked back at his time as Member for Fairfax.

Published a story 4th May 2016 8:36 AM

Small business tax rates and RBA cut auger well for the region business.

Economic measures a boost for small business

Small business tax rates and RBA cut auger well for the region business.

Published a story 3rd May 2016 3:57 PM

The threat of afternoon hail and thunderstorms has eased according to the BOM. Nambour has just experienced its highest May night time temperature on record.

Coast hail threat eases as temperatures break records

The threat of afternoon hail and thunderstorms has eased according to the BOM. Nambour has just experienced its highest May night time temperature on record.

Published a story 2nd May 2016 4:42 PM

THERE is firm agreement Bruce Highway and North Coast rail duplications are the key infrastructure projects needing support in Tuesday night Federal Budget.

BUDGET WISHLIST: Bruce Hwy, rail top of the list

THERE is firm agreement Bruce Highway and North Coast rail duplications are the key infrastructure projects needing support in Tuesday night Federal Budget.

Published a story 2nd May 2016 4:40 PM

LNP Caloundra MP Mark McArdle has told colleagues to park their egos and support leader Lawrence Springborg to provide the electorate with a united alternative.

McArdle lashes out at LNP leadership rumours

LNP Caloundra MP Mark McArdle has told colleagues to park their egos and support leader Lawrence Springborg to provide the electorate with a united alternative.

Published a story 2nd May 2016 2:24 PM

WITH record numbers and a surprising resurgence in the poultry and photography sections, 2016’s Wallumbilla Show has shaped up to be one of the best so far.

‘Stand-out show’ for Wallumbilla

WITH record numbers and a surprising resurgence in the poultry and photography sections, 2016’s Wallumbilla Show has shaped up to be one of the best so far.

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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.