OF THE $558 million being spent on the Bruce Highway in the next 12 months, about a quarter will be spent between Caboolture and Gympie.
FEDERAL Treasurer Scott Morrison has confirmed the government will spend $200 million to upgrade the Darra to Rocklea stretch of the Ipswich Motorway.
THE Turnbull Government has also vowed to spend $594 million on the Brisbane to Melbourne Inland Rail project from 2017 to 2020.
THE so-called “backpacker’s tax” has survived in the 2016 Federal Budget, with the government ignoring growing calls to dump the charge by farmers.
BILLIONS of dollars are up for grabs as the Federal Government opens the floodgates to encourage regional Australia to build dams.
Channel Nine reporter Tara Brown and nine others including her crew, along with Brisbane mother Sally Faulkner, face kidnapping charges in Lebanon.
THE captain of the coal carrier dubbed the “Death Ship” was known to Australian authorities for almost 18 years before two men died on board his vessel.
When Malcolm Turnbull rolled Tony Abbott to become Prime Minister, one of his justifications was that Mr Abbott had lost 30 Newspolls in a row.
Owen Jacques is an award-winning investigative journalist from Mackay, now based on the Sunshine Coast as APN Australian Regional Media’s Online News Editor. He has a strong background reporting on politics, business and breaking news. Owen has also specialised in resources reporting, which included a successful campaign to fight 100% fly-in, fly-out mining in rural Queensland towns.