August 2016

Published a story 25th Aug 2016 6:14 PM

JUST 130 indigenous defendants have been through Queensland’s 11 Murri Courts since they were re-instated four months ago.

Slow Murri Court take-up due to sentencing ‘intensity’

JUST 130 indigenous defendants have been through Queensland’s 11 Murri Courts since they were re-instated four months ago.

Published a story 25th Aug 2016 9:05 AM

UNDER fire Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt has found support from an unlikely ally – the resource sector.

Under attack Treasurer given support by an unlikely ally

UNDER fire Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt has found support from an unlikely ally – the resource sector.

Published a story 24th Aug 2016 6:25 PM

NEW research claims about 2700 jobs could be created in a new solar industry if 10 Queensland solar farms are funded.

Funding cuts put 2700 solar jobs at risk

NEW research claims about 2700 jobs could be created in a new solar industry if 10 Queensland solar farms are funded.

Published a story 23rd Aug 2016 8:13 PM

People living in remote communities have poorer access to mental health services and suffer from statistically higher rates of substance abuse.

Mental health plan for remote Queenslanders

People living in remote communities have poorer access to mental health services and suffer from statistically higher rates of substance abuse.

Published a story 22nd Aug 2016 8:33 PM

QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced that the US Navy wanted to engage government and the private sector before the end of the year.

US Navy to meet with biofuel sector this year

QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced that the US Navy wanted to engage government and the private sector before the end of the year.

Published a story 19th Aug 2016 7:22 AM

A NATIVE title claim against Adani’s Carmichael coal mine focused too heavily on individual elements of economy reports and ignored the wider picture.

Why Adani's Carmichael Mine won over an Indigenous group

A NATIVE title claim against Adani’s Carmichael coal mine focused too heavily on individual elements of economy reports and ignored the wider picture.

Published a story 19th Aug 2016 7:05 AM

My father, my grandfathers and my great grandfathers went to work, but they did not go to work to die.

Why Jo-Ann Miller broke down about black lung

My father, my grandfathers and my great grandfathers went to work, but they did not go to work to die.

Published a story 19th Aug 2016 6:56 AM

AFTER threatening to derail his own government’s land clearing laws Mirani MP Jim Pearce voted for the doomed legislation.

Jim Pearce votes for doomed tree-clearing laws

AFTER threatening to derail his own government’s land clearing laws Mirani MP Jim Pearce voted for the doomed legislation.

Published a story 18th Aug 2016 7:03 PM

JO-ANN Miller has made an emotional speech supporting setting up a parliamentary committee into black lung.

Jo-Ann Miller breaks down telling black lung family story

JO-ANN Miller has made an emotional speech supporting setting up a parliamentary committee into black lung.

Published a story 18th Aug 2016 6:52 PM

THE Queensland Government had a major legislative defeat last night with crossbenchers voting against promised tree clearing laws.

Govt suffers land clearing defeat

THE Queensland Government had a major legislative defeat last night with crossbenchers voting against promised tree clearing laws.

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Geoff has been working for the QT since August 2011 covering Ipswich’s rural areas. He started working for APN in January 2010 with the Chinchilla News in western Queensland after growing up on a grain farm. Geoff spends his time out of work watching far too much sport following the Reds, the Broncos and various American teams.