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31 January 2018 10:48 AM Melbourne not just world's most liveable city, it's also the happiest: survey

Melbourne's not just the world's most liveable city. It's also the happiest, a survey shows. A poll of 15,000 people from 32 cities - including Barcelona, Berlin, Tokyo and New York - showed the Victorian capital outranks its competitors for happiness, a Time Out City Life Index said. Melbourne was also rated the world's fourth most exciting city behind 17

25 November 2017 2:22 AM Poll Call: Queensland election results live coverage November 25, 2017

Queensland Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls has been swamped by anti-Adani protesters as he arrived at an inner Brisbane church to cast his state election vote. Mr Nicholls and wife Mary were heckled by chanting 'Stop Adani' protesters as they stopped outside the St John's Anglican Church in Hendra, where the Liberal National Party leader took a final 76

18 November 2017 2:12 AM Labor to win in Queensland: Newspoll

Labor may return to government in Queensland, taking marginal seats from the Opposition via One Nation preferences, the latest Newspoll suggests. The survey of six swing seats suggests that both parties will lose votes to Pauline Hanson's One Nation, but the preferences will help Labor win other seats from the Liberal National Party, according to the poll published 71

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 63

1 November 2017 3:42 AM West Basin park development could be named after Henry Rolland

A new lakeside park on Commonwealth Avenue is set to carry the name of an architect who supervised the construction of parts of early Canberra. Henry Rolland collected 684 of 1495 votes in an online poll for the naming of the new public park at West Basin, expected to open early next year. Henry Maitland Rolland was a resident architect from 1912 to 1916 and worked 45 1

31 October 2017 6:02 AM Same-sex marriage survey update: 12.3 million Aussies have voted

WITH a one week to go before same-sex marriage postal survey closes, the ABS has revealed how many Aussies have voted. The poll is in its final week, and 77 per cent of all eligible voters have now had their say, the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed today. Last Friday was the recommended final deadline for postal votes to put in the mail, but with the poll to close 82

30 October 2017 10:44 PM Nick Xenophon readies NXT for his Canberra departure, announcing Senate replacement and new name

Influential South Australian senator Nick Xenophon has outlined his succession plan once he leaves federal politics for good, naming senior adviser Rex Patrick as the man to take his place in the Senate. The party that bears its founder's name, the Nick Xenophon Team, will also be renamed as SA-BEST (Federal) — but he will keep hold of the reins of his Canberra 55

30 October 2017 7:25 PM Spanish prosecutor calls for rebellion charges against Catalan leaders

Axed regional president Carles Puigdemont, who called a banned independence referendum on October 1 that triggered the country's worst crisis in decades, was said to be in Brussels, although the motive for the trip was not known. Upping the ante in the standoff, Spain's chief prosecutor said he was seeking charges including rebellion and sedition against 103

30 October 2017 3:43 AM Poll pressure not surprising: Bishop

Barnaby Joyce has reasserted the Nationals' critical role in the coalition government, as acting prime minister Julie Bishop admitted events of recent weeks had been damaging. Mr Joyce would ordinarily be acting PM with Malcolm Turnbull travelling to Israel for leader-level talks and the centenary of the Battle of Beersheba. Instead he's unemployed and fighting 69

30 October 2017 12:23 AM Queensland election: Adani protesters disrupt Palaszczuk's campaign trail for second day

Protesters against the Adani mining project in north Queensland have again made their presence felt on the state election campaign trail. Adani protesters heckled both Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls yesterday and already this morning in Airlie Beach where Ms Palaszczuk is campaigning. One Nation questions are still dogging 58