March 2015

Published a story 30th Mar 2015 6:46 PM

CHAIRMAN of the Royal Commission into institutionalised child abuse will describe justice for victims as an “elusive concept” at a speech in Auckland today.

Child abuse justice an 'elusive concept'

CHAIRMAN of the Royal Commission into institutionalised child abuse will describe justice for victims as an “elusive concept” at a speech in Auckland today.

Published a story 30th Mar 2015 6:23 PM

A REPORT has found climate change was driving an increase in the intensity and frequency of extremely hot days

Climate change making droughts worse: report

A REPORT has found climate change was driving an increase in the intensity and frequency of extremely hot days

Published a story 30th Mar 2015 5:20 PM

ORIGIN Energy has been fined $2 million for illegal sales tactics including a salesperson prompting a native Tamil speaker to agree to sign up to services.

Origin Energy fined $2m for illegal sales tactics

ORIGIN Energy has been fined $2 million for illegal sales tactics including a salesperson prompting a native Tamil speaker to agree to sign up to services.

Published a story 30th Mar 2015 5:01 PM

IT MIGHT sound like a crap idea, but poo transplants could end a major worldwide killer.

Poo transplants could save thousands

IT MIGHT sound like a crap idea, but poo transplants could end a major worldwide killer.

Published a story 30th Mar 2015 7:35 AM

MACKAY is a heart disease hot spot, with chest pain the top reason people were hospitalised through the Mackay Base Hospital emergency department in 2014.

It's time to exercise Mackay, we are a heart disease hotspot

MACKAY is a heart disease hot spot, with chest pain the top reason people were hospitalised through the Mackay Base Hospital emergency department in 2014.

Published a story 30th Mar 2015 6:53 AM

THE new Queensland Agriculture Minister has thrown his support behind the state’s live export trade – as long as it is not out of Rockhampton’s Port Alma.

Any Port Alma expansion proposals could cost Rocky jobs

THE new Queensland Agriculture Minister has thrown his support behind the state’s live export trade – as long as it is not out of Rockhampton’s Port Alma.

Published a story 30th Mar 2015 6:18 AM

MEMBER for Gladstone Glenn Butcher said it was business as usual for the city despite claims the Queensland Labor government was in jeopardy.

Asset sales could return if government falls: Labor MP

MEMBER for Gladstone Glenn Butcher said it was business as usual for the city despite claims the Queensland Labor government was in jeopardy.

Published a story 29th Mar 2015 9:13 PM

THE Sunshine Coast is a heart disease hot spot, with chest pain the top reason people were hospitalised through the region’s emergency departments in 2014.

Sunshine Coast a heart disease hotspot

THE Sunshine Coast is a heart disease hot spot, with chest pain the top reason people were hospitalised through the region’s emergency departments in 2014.

Published a story 29th Mar 2015 6:40 PM

A growing number of Grafton residents are relying on unemployment benefits and youth allowance – a trend that could result in more long-term unemployment.

Newstart, Youth Allowance payments rise as jobs fall

A growing number of Grafton residents are relying on unemployment benefits and youth allowance – a trend that could result in more long-term unemployment.

Published a story 29th Mar 2015 6:37 PM

THE GST rate could be changed – but only if there is “broad political consensus for change” a Federal Government white paper has declared.

GST could be changed, government white paper says

THE GST rate could be changed – but only if there is “broad political consensus for change” a Federal Government white paper has declared.

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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.