Opinion

Clean Up Australia Day 2024

We are already almost two months through 2024! With the first weekend of March fast approaching, Clean Up Australia Day will soon be upon us. This Sunday, 3 March, will see volunteers all around the count...

Recycling, knife crackdown and more homes

Record Refunds The Containers for Change program started in Queensland in 2018 and since then 7.8 billion containers have been returned. This means $780 millions has been returned to Queenslander’s pocket...

Cost of living crunch hits harder

The burden being place on Australian families by the continual rise in the cost-of-living, is a regular topic that I speak about in this column and with good reason. When we look at the cost-of-living over t...

It’s not cheap to be healthy, you know

Subtlety isn’t Wanda’s strength, so with the force of a sledgehammer, she recently told me I’d gained a few kilos. “And perhaps you’d like to consider a diet for a few weeks, Wayne,” she says. I’d noticed...

One-sided housing plan poorly constructed

A key feature of effective consultation is genuine regard for multiple viewpoints. Unfortunately, this principle has so far been abandoned in the rollout of the Queensland Government's South East Queensland ...

Wildlife, hooning at top of priorities

My name is Councillor Jon Raven and I would love to be your next Mayor of Logan. In my arms is Harper, a baby koala being cared for by wildlife volunteers in Jimboomba. She’s one of 97 koalas and 187 kang...