Entries by Matt McDonald

Calls to increase the cost of milk to help drought-affected farmers

Support is growing to increase the price of milk sold at supermarkets to help drought-affected farmers. Almost 10,000 people have now signed a petition backing calls for a 10 cents per litre levy to be added to the cost of milk as dairy farmers struggle with one of the worst droughts on record. Queensland Farmers’ […]

Queensland power bills set to fall again

Two Queensland power companies have agreed to a one-off cut to distribution charges which will see power bills drop. But the special discount won’t happen for another two years. Ergon and Energex are proposing to cut their charges by 10 per cent in July 2020. That will likely see an average one-off saving of $54 […]

New look at Light Rail Stage 3A as funding stoush begins

Gold Coast Council has welcomed reports Canberra has set aside money for Stage 3A of the light rail, but the State Government has slammed the funding as inadequate. Details of a $7.6 billion infrastructure package approved by former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull have been leaked to Newscorp showing a number of major road and rail […]

Emergency services tested in major Gold Coast counter-terror exercise

Emergency services have taken part in a major counter-terror exercise on the Gold Coast. Queensland Police, Queensland Ambulance Service along with Government agencies took part in the exercise overnight at Main Beach. Over 300 people were involved in the operation to test the capabilities of emergency services to respond to critical incidents and improve the […]