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The south-east Queensland seats in play on election day

“Pre-poll voters tend to back incumbents in the electorate, and the election overall. I don’t see it as a particular sign as such that they’re voting to change the government,” Professor Bean said. When Morrison, Shorten came to visit Queensland has been billed as a critical battleground in the federal …

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A trio of young voters want change in three marginal Queensland seats

Brisbane Times spoke to three young voters who wanted to unseat incumbents in some of Queensland’s most tightly held seats. Mathai Joshi, a 26-year-old solicitor in the most marginal electorate in the country, said he would put the LNP first on his ballot. Labor’s Cathy O’Toole won the north Queensland …

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Fashion Week ends on a high note after a rollercoaster ride

A committed lover and patron of the arts, Zampatti said she was thrilled to “merge two of her passions, fashion and music”. Zampatti’s Melbourne show included a performance by singer Dami Im. “The orchestra loves the idea of doing something different. This kind of venue and audience enlarges their reach, …

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‘He was ready’: Bob Hawke remembered by former prime ministers

Mr Shorten told reporters he had visited Mr Hawke in his Sydney home last week after Labor’s election campaign launch. “On his back verandah, sitting out there with his beloved Blanche, supported by Craig [Emerson, the former Labor minister]. He had the sun on his face, and a crossword in …

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Chambers music to fans’ ears as Storm late show reels in Tigers

Welch, 24, is also out of contract next season and was in the sights of several sides. Instead he faces a second knee reconstruction after having one during the 2017 premiership season. He will undergo scans in the coming days to confirm his injury but the Storm strongly suspect he …

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Fight investigation closes, high school assistant principal to stay on

A petition was quickly launched in support of the assistant principal, who has been with the school 15 years. Lisa Rodgers, Department of Education director general, said after careful examination of the facts, Mr Walton would return to his position. “I understand it’s not always easy for teachers, in the …

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Alarm over ‘staggering’ spike in hospitalised underage drinkers

“More than 200 intoxicated teens presented to Brisbane EDs, more than 280 to Gold Coast EDs and almost 90 to Sunshine Coast EDs. “The numbers are rising, and that’s not even considering the number of young people who suffer injuries while under the influence. “Young people are more likely to …

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TAFE Queensland struggles with declining enrolments

TAFE Queensland’s attempts to reduce expenses were unsuccessful, largely due to employee costs and system implementation issues, the report said. TAFE was expected to make an $11 million loss in the 2019 financial year, while its operating surplus plunged from $19.96 million in 2017 to $1.42 million in 2018. The …

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Cops bust alleged drug lab in Melbourne’s east

Two people have been charged after police busted an alleged drug lab stocked with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of what are believed to MDMA, cannabis, steroids and prescription drugs. Police arrested the pair at a Bayswater business centre and then searched an address on Scoresby Road in Boronia …

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Marquee my words: Losing the big bucks will save rugby

For of course, back then – when the Wallabies won two World Cups in the space of eight years – the game really did resemble a huge marquee which people paid huge money to enter and place their logos upon. (The issue was how that money was spent to change …

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