politics

Sat 19 Jan 2019

Smoking gun? Uproar over Trump claims

Smoking gun? Uproar over Trump claims

THE US is reeling with plans for a probe into bombshell allegations around Donald Trump and Russia that — if true — are seen as the most damning so far.

Shorten commits $5M investment assault on LNP stronghold

premium_icon Shorten commits $5M investment assault on LNP stronghold

Speaking exclusively with The Daily, Bill Shorten committed to multi-million dollar investment for major project connecting Coast to world.

Fri 18 Jan 2019

Department’s $550k cash splash as staff cut

premium_icon Department’s $550k cash splash as staff cut

A powerful Federal Government department has been slammed for spending about $450,000 on soirees and $100,000 on furniture while another was forced to cut down...

Adani fends off another environmentalist challenge

premium_icon Adani fends off another environmentalist challenge

After 11 legal battles, Adani is still undefeated.

TIMBER TURNING POINT: Sod turned for new M'boro plant

premium_icon TIMBER TURNING POINT: Sod turned for new M'boro plant

The first sod being turned on this patch of dirt marks the start of a bold new future for the timber industry in Maryborough

The Greens launch policy of free TAFE and uni education

premium_icon The Greens launch policy of free TAFE and uni education

$18 billion education policy slammed by LNP senator as 'incoherent mess'

Coast's Bruce Hwy speed limit to increase by 30km/h by 2020

premium_icon Coast's Bruce Hwy speed limit to increase by 30km/h by 2020

The Sunshine Coast stretch of the Bruce Highway will see a 30km/h speed limit increase before the end of 2020.

Thu 17 Jan 2019

Controversial waste company donates thousands to Labor

premium_icon Controversial waste company donates thousands to Labor

IN this financial year, more than $20K has been donated to the Queensland Labor Party from the Ipswich electorate. The largest individual donation was $11,000.

Outrage at Palmer’s text ‘hypocrisy’

premium_icon Outrage at Palmer’s text ‘hypocrisy’

Clive Palmer has annoyed Aussies with another round of texts - this time ironically promising to ban unsolicited text messages.

Rural fire department calls for changes to fire legislation

premium_icon Rural fire department calls for changes to fire legislation

It follows the recent devastation caused by the worst bushfires in Queensland's history.

UK in crisis after Brexit humiliation

UK in crisis after Brexit humiliation

She was stung by the biggest defeat in history, with Brexit left in tatters and now UK leader Theresa May has only just survived a no-confidence vote.

The misery of a shutdown America

The misery of a shutdown America

Workers earning just $50,000 a year are turning to charities for food and nappies, while an unrepentant Donald Trump refuses to budge on day 25 of the record...

Wed 16 Jan 2019

Palmer reveals bizarre boxing glove ‘threat’

premium_icon Palmer reveals bizarre boxing glove ‘threat’

CLIVE Palmer has claimed a federal MP mailed him a boxing glove after he refused to sell his $6 million Gold Coast property to the evangelical church.

'Bad management and ignorance' threaten boaties

premium_icon 'Bad management and ignorance' threaten boaties

New government report exposes dangerous failingsr: Read it here

Greens’ Australia Day loophole furore

premium_icon Greens’ Australia Day loophole furore

A ‘radical’ Greens plan to use a legal loophole to help councils refusing to hold citizenship ceremonies on Australia Day has been dismissed as nothing more than...

New poll reveals Australia Day support

New poll reveals Australia Day support

The vast majority of Australians support Australia Day staying on January 26, a new poll has revealed.

Search for investors ongoing, despite steel mill setback

premium_icon Search for investors ongoing, despite steel mill setback

UPDATE: THE State Government has dealt the latest blow to the Gladstone Steel Plant Project, which was once touted to create 1800 jobs.

UK in chaos as MPs reject May’s Brexit deal

premium_icon UK in chaos as MPs reject May’s Brexit deal

Britain has fallen into a political crisis after MPs overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, triggering a no-confidence vote against her....

EXCLUSIVE: By George it's a big year

premium_icon EXCLUSIVE: By George it's a big year

Dawson MP George Christensen tells all in a one-on-one chat with The Daily Mercury

British MPs reject May's Brexit deal

British MPs reject May's Brexit deal

Brexit has been thrown into chaos after MPs dramatically voted down PM Theresa Maya’s controversial deal to quit the EU.

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