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Brisbane mayor calls for a daylight saving trial in Queensland 30 years after state's last referendum

Brisbane's mayor is urging the state government to give daylight saving another go, more than 30 years after it was last trialled.
Daylight saving began for most parts of Australia on Sunday at 2am, meaning most Australians have now set their clock forward one hour to make the most of sunny spring …

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An Update On Rental Tenancy Law Changes In Queensland

Hello friends,
Moving to a new home is fun and exciting but for most tenants it is stressful and challenging. Besides facing issues with packing and moving, you have to agree on various terms of the landlord. However, things for tenants are changing thanks to the Housing Legislation Amendment Act 2…

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Georgia's home uses cutting edge technology to save on power bills and reduce emissions

Like many first home buyers, Georgia's priority was price and location — it's only incidental her new home is souped-up with technology that's yet to hit the market and innovations that will save her thousands.
The 25-year-old is the second person to move into Carseldine Village in Brisbane's nor…

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Pram-cams, wheelchair-cams monitor state of Queensland footpaths

Broken and cracked paths, a lack of detours and the odd wheelie bin make footpaths more like obstacle courses, particularly for people who roll through their community.
Community organisation Queensland Walks and health initiative 10,000 Steps recently encouraged pedestrians and wheelchair users to…

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Moving From City To Suburb? Key Things To Keep In Mind

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Brisbane is one of the most developed cities in Australia. The capital city of Queensland offers great options, high-class amenities, infrastructural developments and best entertainment options. However, certain people struggles and do not want to live in a crowded place. Now, they want to …

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Brisbane Broncos' Julia Robinson calls out body-shamers ahead of NRLW season opener this weekend

The body-shaming of Brisbane Broncos winger Julia Robinson has sparked an outcry of support from her teammates and opponents. 
Robinson used her Instagram story to share Facebook comments from people criticising her appearance at Broncos NRLW training, saying she was too muscular and built like a …

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Brisbane council trials bikeway speed monitors to slow cyclists, scooters at Kangaroo Point

A new council trial of flashing awareness signs on one of Brisbane's busiest shared pathways has been met with mixed responses from cyclists and pro-pedestrian groups.

Brisbane City Council has installed two signs which measure the speed of passing bicycles, e-scooter and e-skateboards along the …

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How To Find Motivation To Clean Your House

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Maintaining household sanitation is challenging for most people because it requires patience, time and energy. Also, there is always a sense of obligation to clean because a dirty home is a hub of dangerous microbes. While you can hire professional end of lease cleaners in Brisbane t…

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South-east Queensland infrastructure funding not keeping pace with development, mayors say

The mayors of two booming south-east Queensland councils say funding for critical infrastructure to support hundreds of thousands of incoming residents is falling short of demand.
Ipswich, Logan and Moreton Bay councils on the west, south and north of Brisbane are all doing the "heavy lifting" of w…

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Cost of redeveloping Gabba for 2032 Olympics could top $1bn

The Queensland Premier has flagged the cost of redeveloping the Gabba for the 2032 Games could increase beyond the proposed $1 billion price tag.
It comes after Annastacia Palaszczuk said she was comfortable with plans for both the Gabba and Brisbane Live after concerns were raised last week additi…

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Tips To Prevent Moving Day Injuries

People often suffer from various injuries during the moving day. Do you know why? It is because people overlook the safety measure. If you are planning to relocate and want to accomplish the move safely, then here is an article. It has some excellent tips to prevent moving day injuries. After readin…

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Logan City Council undercut competitors in own green waste program, watchdog finds

A south-east Queensland council unintentionally undercut commercial waste businesses when it launched its own residential green waste bin program, the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) has found. 
Logan City Council (LCC) established a green waste program for residents last year, but months l…

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Former Queensland Health Metro North boss Malcolm Stamp returns to Australia to face corruption charges in Brisbane

The former boss of Queensland's largest public hospital service has returned to Australia to face corruption charges in relation to an alleged nepotism scandal more than seven years ago.

Malcolm Frederick Stamp, who was the chief executive of Metro North Health and Hospital Service (MNHHS) betwee…

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Expert Ways To Clean Grout Between Floor Tiles

When my cousin started using bleach on her countertops, she found that it was getting dull and discoloured. So, she went online and did some research on why this was happening. She found this article that told her why she should not use bleach on stone countertops and what she could use in place. Sh…

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Mongol Derby horse race entrant Sarah Carroll ready for tough event

Preparing for "pure madness" in the saddle is a dream come true for Queenslander Sarah Carroll, who will take the reins in the world's toughest and longest horse race.  

Ms Carroll is one of only 40 riders selected from across the globe to ride in the Mongol Derby next month.

Riders will fin…

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Archaeologists investigate medical incarceration of Indigenous Australians in leprosariums

Kerry Churnside remembers looking after her Uncle Horace when she was a little girl.

"He was in a wheelchair because of his leprosy; he had weak hands and legs. We would push him out into the sunshine every morning; he loved the sun," she said.

"My mother went to the Health Department in Port …

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8 Commonly Forgotten Items When Moving

If you are as forgetful as I am and need help remembering all the items you are moving when shifting homes, you will find this article useful. I found it online when I was searching for moving items that I must keep in mind so m moving service has the proper item list. I have a knack for leaving thi…

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'Record' Queensland state budget spend on health really only keeping up with inflation, AMAQ says

The Queensland government has spruiked a record health spend in its state budget, but the response from health advocacy groups has been lukewarm, with the peak doctors lobby group saying the funding was needed "yesterday".
The state budget includes $9.8 billion for expanding capacity in the health …

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AgForce chief Michael Guerin questions climate science, blasts NZ pledge to cut farm emissions

The head of Queensland's peak rural lobby group AgForce says the science is not settled on climate change as he criticises New Zealand's plan to reduce agricultural emissions.
New Zealand farmers have worked with government on a proposed farm-level levy system as an alternative to the industry bein…

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Cross River Rail's Merle tunnel welcomes walking tour group before track is laid

More than 100 Queenslanders have left their mark on the Cross River Rail tunnel during a "once-in-a-lifetime tour" before rail tracks for a multi-billion dollar project are laid.
The northern portal entrance, next to the inner city bypass, was open for people to walk through on Sunday.

Members o…

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