Entries by Rachel Junge

Queensland school boy repeatedly sent for ‘time out’ in tiny room

INVESTIGATIONS are underway into why a Queensland school boy was locked inside a small room for ‘time out’. Nine-year-old Tate Smith, who has autism, has reportedly been sent to the room with boarded-up windows up to 20 times in the past year. His mother claims Kawungan State School, near Fraser Island, is treating her son […]

Brisbane man stabbed after confronting intruders

A MAN and woman are on the run after a violent home invasion in Brisbane. The pair stabbed a man in the arm after he confronted them inside his Ascot unit just before midnight on Tuesday. The 26-year-old told Police he woke up and realised someone had broken in. When he approached them they lashed […]

Calls for law against food waste to go global

There are calls for countries around the world to follow the lead of France and make it illegal for supermarkets to throw away edible food. Large stores must now make a deal with a charity to donate out of date items in a move aimed at reducing food waste. The law which will also see […]

WATCH: Food Revolution Day Song

It’s been described as “triggering,”, “horrifying” and that it “makes Band Aid sound like Tosca”. But Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day song, which aims to draw attention to the lack of food education available to children, isn’t going away any time soon. Oliver has been promoting the song as part of Food Revolution Day, and told […]

New zero tolerance for learner drivers to stop growing road toll

QUEENSLAND learner drivers will face tougher tests as the Government looks to put the brakes on the growing road toll. Those starting out behind the wheel will now be tested on how to merge into lanes at higher speeds and safely turn across incoming traffic. A harsher stance will also be taken on their ability […]