QUT TV News – Friday 21 September 2018

Lady Cilento hospital name change

In this bulletin, the debate over a new name for Lady Cilento hospital has ended.

Marine authorities have now deployed drum lines off the Whitsundays, in hope of catching sharks responsible for two attacks within 24 hours.

Brisbane is in for a sweet treat, a hundred volunteers are gearing up to sell the Ekka’s famous strawberry sundaes.

An Islamic group south of Brisbane, is helping boost blood supplies at the Red Cross.

The man in charge of Brisbane’s biggest development project says it’s both a challenge and a joy to work on what will be a major tourist attraction.

This edition of QUT News is brought to you by Caitlin Archbold, Tom Copley and Ashlee Press.

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Children’s hospital gets new name

The debate over a new name for Lady Cilento hospital has ended. It’s to be known as the Queensland Children’s Hospital. But there’s anger over the half million dollar cost of the exercise. And it’s a bitter pill, for members of the Cilento family to swallow.

Tim Lofthouse reports.

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Video showing emus being rundown leaves the RSPCA sickened

The RSPCA has vowed to take action after a disturbing video emerged online. It showed a man deliberately driving over emus killing at least 10 of the native birds.

Susan Li reports.

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Shark attack leaves 12 year old in a critical condition

Marine authorities have now deployed drum lines off the Whitsundays, in hope of catching sharks responsible for two attacks within 24 hours. Both victims have now been flown to Brisbane for treatment.

Daniele Antonaglia reports.

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School funding ignites war of words

The Federal Government’s announcement of billions of dollars for Independent schools has already been rejected by some states. Those opposed say it’s a vote buying exercise, favouring wealthy private schools over the public system.

Chris Smith reports.

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Ekka sundaes sold to help strawberry farmers

Brisbane is in for a sweet treat, a hundred volunteers are gearing up to sell the Ekka’s famous strawberry sundaes. The pop-up store in King George Square will help farmers regain hope, and save the massive waste of strawberries.

Madison Brown reports.

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Blood donations strengthen community ties

An Islamic group south of Brisbane, is helping boost blood supplies at the Red Cross. Their donation drive is all about strengthening community ties.

Nicole Wong reports.

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Queen’s Wharf development to boost Brisbane

The man in charge of Brisbane’s biggest development project says it’s both a challenge and a joy to work on what will be a major tourist attraction. Simon Crooks spoke to QUT students about the new Queens Wharf and the significance to the city.

Rhys Court reports.

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Tigers and Pies go head to head in first prelim final

It’s the pointy end of the football season. Richmond and Collingwood are playing the first of the finals at the MCG. The sell-out game is the most anticipated preliminary final in years.

Laura Fell reports.

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QUT TV News – Thursday 20 September 2018

Empty shop fronts

In this bulletin, There’s been a second shark attack in the Whitsunday region within the space of 24 hours.

So-called “food terrorists” now face between 10 to 15 years behind bars.

Empty shopfronts have become a common sight around Brisbane, sparking concerns of a retail downturn.

Brisbane scientists are conducting a world first experiment to help diagnose, target and treat cancer.

And Brisbane now boasts a new facility for adrenaline sports.

This edition of QUT News is brought to you by Tom Copley, Ashlee Press and Caitlin Archbold.

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