Government and Liberal voters out of sync on RET

A GROUP campaigning for solar power says more than half of all Liberal voters surveyed on the Renewable Energy Target want it increased.

Solar Citizens national director Claire O'Rourke was with about 30 protestors outside parliament yesterday urging politicians not to abandon the target.

The group cited a recent poll by The Australia Institute, which found 64% of conservative voters backed increasing the target despite government moves to cut it.

Ms O'Rourke said it was time the political leaders "caught up" with community sentiment on solar and clean energy. Talks on the target between Labor and the government broke down last month.



Child in hospital after car accident at Boyne Island

Child in hospital after car accident at Boyne Island

The accident occured around 1.30pm at Malpas St and Sayre Crescent.

'Worthwhile': Hospital art gallery open to patients

premium_icon 'Worthwhile': Hospital art gallery open to patients

"The artworks provide a lovely environment for outpatients.”

One person in hospital after suspected stonefish sting

One person in hospital after suspected stonefish sting

The stonefish has 13 sharp and strong dorsal fin spines.

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