QUT Web News – Mon 26 Sept 2016

A teenage surfer attacked by a great white shark off a notorious Ballina beach.

Thousands of residents hit by a worsening flood crisis in the NSW central west.

Queensland’s Child Safety Minister refuses to quit in the wake of Tiahleigh Palmer’s murder.

And police armed with new technology to enforce the one-metre bike passing law.

QUT Web News is brought to you by Kurravi Piggott, Tina Wood and Danielle Veivers.

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New drone laws open up the sky

Changes this week to the aviation laws, will extend who is legally allowed to fly drones but some industry experts fear it will open the floodgates to unsafe practices.

Louis Jennings reports. 

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Patrick Dangerfield and other AFL stars gather for tonight’s Brownlow Gala

AFL’s finest and glamours gather at Melbourne’s Crown Palladium for the Brownlow Medal Gala before the sport’s grand final this weekend.

Geelong’s star midfielder, Patrick Dangerfield, is favourite to take home the coveted award.

Gabrielle Martini reports. 

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Technology allows police to enforce rules between cyclists and motorists

The one-metre rule between cyclists and motorists will be easier for police to enforce thanks to new technology.

Advocates say the new law is making Queensland roads safer.

Dominic Shumilin reports. 

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Queensland tells motorists to switch to greener E10 fuel

The Queensland State Government launched new campaign, E10 OK, to urge motorists to change to cleaner and greener fuel.

V8 Supercar champion, Mark Winterbottom is the face of the new environmental campaign.

Alex Igoe reports. 

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Teenage surfer bitten in Ballina shark attack

A surfer has escaped from the jaws of what is thought to be a Great White Shark, while in the water near Ballina.

The young man is now in a stable condition.

Patrick Goddard reports. 

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Queensland announces review for foster care system

The Palaszczuk Government has defended its review of the foster care system.

There’ve been calls for the Child Safety Minister to resign, in the wake of problems raised after the alleged murder of Logan schoolgirl.

Jacob Miley reports.

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Homes in Forbes underwater as Lachlan River peaks

The New South Wales flood crisis is worsening and the State’s Premier, Mike Baird, inspected the damage at the small town of Forbes.

Overnight more than 100 homes and farmland were affected by flooding, as the Lachlan River peaked.

Conditions in the flood zone aren’t expected to improve with more wet weather expected later this week.

Jake Ten reports. 

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QUT Web News – Fri 23 Sept 2016

The mother of murdered Logan schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer vows to not let her daughter’s death be in vain.

Full steam ahead as the new Redcliffe rail line opens north of Brisbane.

Air Force jets provide a thrilling high speed rehearsal for Riverfire.

And the Cowboys confident of beating the Sharks and qualifying for back-to-back grand finals.

QUT Web News is brought to you by Georgie Scotchford, Kayla Plunkett and Bryce Heaton.

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Super Hornets buzz Brisbane before Riverfire

The RAAF’s Super Hornets buzzed Brisbane’s skyline on Friday, in a flyover practice for Saturday’s Riverfire Festival. They combine with the fireworks for one of the city’s most popular events.

Grace Cadden reports.

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