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Australia marks International Women's Day
Australia will celebrate International Women's Day on Monday as new data shows the gender wage gap has widened during the COVID-19 pandemic. Women suffered disproportionate job losses when the pandemic hit, and their jobs returned on a more...

Climate change risk mitigation good for fiscal metrics
By Luz Wendy T. Noble, Reporter. RESPONDING to climate change risks will benefit the Philippines in terms of debt servicing, as well as boost its credit rating, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) official said. “Joining the global effort to tackle the climate...

No need to rush vaccines: doctors
The head of the Australian Medical Association has questioned whether the Morrison government's October deadline for getting the entire population vaccinated against COVID-19 is too ambitious. Just doing the simple maths, AMA president Omar Khorshid...

Gympie businessman Mat Tawse explains why he left Brisbane for Gympie
The man behind the infamous reference to Paul Pisasale at the last Gympie Chamber of Commerce meeting explains just what he meant and says moving here was “a no-brainer”. Scott Kovacevic and scott.kovacevic1@news.com.au. 2 min read. March 8...

Queensland State Election Early Voting

Queensland State Election is being held on Saturday 31 October.
Early Voting starts on Monday 19 October at 70 Edith Street, Wynnum (near the 'Mates' Steak restaurant).
Opening hours are 
9am to 6pm   Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
9am to 9pm  Tuesday and Thursday
You can also vote early at City Hall, Brisbane, during the same hours.

The Polling Booths on Election Day are open 8am to 6pm.