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20 November 2017 1:53 AM LNP moves to revive a multibillion-dollar Bruce Highway pledge

A Bruce Highway election commitment made by the LNP in 2012 has been returned to by Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls, accusing Labor of neglecting the nation’s most deadly road. Mr Nicholls kicked off his last week of campaigning with a visit to Austchilli in the marginal seat of Bundaberg, held by Labor. “They [Austchilli] need to be able to get their 7

19 November 2017 4:41 AM Pauline Hanson leaves One Nation campaign for baby's birth

Pauline Hanson has suspended campaigning on the Queensland election trail to attend the birth of her fifth grandchild. The One Nation leader left far north Queensland on Sunday morning following the news her daughter had gone into labour. Senator Hanson was supposed to join the party's "Battler Bus" in Ipswich, west of Brisbane, on Monday but said she wouldn't 10

15 November 2017 9:25 AM Tony Birch wins the Patrick Award

When Tony Birch talks about the honour of being named the winner of this year's Patrick White Literary Award, he doesn't immediately dwell on the Australian Nobel laureate's novels. Instead he talks of how White spoke out about the things that were politically important to him: "I admired the fact that as a writer in his older age he protested against 15

15 November 2017 4:03 AM Brad Haddin says Ashes hopeful Peter Nevill 'as good a gloveman' as you'll find

"I think first and foremost, I know we've spoken a lot about wanting runs from our wicketkeeper but I think we need to pick the wicketkeeper first," Haddin said. "The one thing Matthew has done over the last 12 months is his keeping has improved and he's starting to feel comfortable in that role. "The thing about wicketkeeping these days, it's an all-round 11

13 November 2017 3:26 AM Premier commits $154 million to slash hospital waiting lists

Labor hopes its latest cash splash will slash hospital waiting lists, with the Premier announcing $154 million to bring down waiting times for specialist appointments. Annastacia Palaszczuk made the announcement at Townsville Hospital on Monday morning where she met with children and families in the pediatric ward. Ms Palaszczuk said the Labor government 14

12 November 2017 3:04 AM Cross River Rail and Brisbane Live delivered as one under Labor

Cross River Rail and Brisbane Live will progress as a joint project at Roma Street, with Labor announcing on Sunday the entertainment project would be planned and delivered under the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority in partnership with AEG Ogden’s Harvey Lister. The proposed Brisbane Live includes a 17,000-seat arena, cinemas, restaurants and bars. Deputy 18

10 November 2017 8:48 AM Queensland leaders debate cancelled over schedule

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls will not face off in one of the traditional debates of the election campaign after failing to agree to a date. The Queensland Media Club debate is usually held in the last week of the campaign, however Labor and the LNP wanted it held on different days. "Obviously they're very busy, especially 15

4 November 2017 10:38 PM Socceroos duo Mat Ryan and Aaron Mooy enjoy EPL wins

Socceroos duo Mat Ryan and Aaron Mooy will head to Honduras in good spirits after helping their clubs to crucial EPL victories. Mooy, who will fly out to Central America on Sunday for Australia's crucial World Cup qualifier, was instrumental again for Huddersfield as the 10-man Terriers held on to beat West Brom 1-0. Substitute Sam Vokes' header was enough 14

3 November 2017 5:54 PM Paul Manafort, Richard Gates ordered to remain on home arrest, bail unchanged

Washington: A US judge has ordered indicted former Trump campaign advisers Paul Manafort and Richard Gates to remain under home arrest, rejecting for now their pleas for less stringent bail conditions. US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson also sharply warned lawyers for the duo not to speak about their case outside of court. "This is a criminal trial 11

3 November 2017 10:41 AM Tim Cahill injury spells trouble for Socceroos as Honduras tie looms

The Socceroos have been dealt a body blow on the eve of their World Cup qualifiers with Honduras, with Tim Cahill limping off while playing for A-League club Melbourne City. Cahill was a surprise name on City's team sheet for Friday night's clash with Sydney FC, making his first start of the season. Looking to build on his side's strong start to the new campaign 15