State Government announces SEQ public transport fare freeze

PUBLIC transport fares in south-east Queensland will not change for at least six months after the State Government announced a freeze.

Queensland Transport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said Sunday that fares would not increase with annual CPI while an independent review on transport fares was being conducted, and the freeze would occur until July 1 next year.

Between July and September this year, public transport patronage increased by about 3%.

The Fare Review Taskforce is expected to release its recommendations next year.

Topics:  public transport seq state government

Charles, Harry's 'off the cuff' wedding speeches

Harry and Meghan changed their outfits as they headed to their wedding reception. Picture: Harry, Meghan depart Windsor Castle for evening reception AFP PHOTO / POOL / Steve Parsons

The Princes delighted the reception with their touching speeches.

Books: Will the panic room reveal its secrets?

NEW BOOKS: Panic Room is Robert Goddard at his nerve-shredding best.

Panic Room is Robert Goddard at his nerve-shredding best.

Building the local community through donations

GOOD GIVING:  QCF philanthropy manager Jane Andersen, QCF chair Margaret McMurdo AC and Sunshine Coast QCF board chair Simon Gamble.

Adding in a constructive way to a comprehensive, cohesive community