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Tyrone Sevilla: The Boy who Won

By Tobi Loftus

For 10-year-old Tyrone Sevilla and his mother Maria, a long and painful journey is about to come to an end.

Late last year the Immigration Department denied Maria’s request for a Skilled Regional Provisional visa, on the grounds of Tyrone having autism.

Read on » Tyrone Sevilla: The Boy who Won

North Lakes locals voice concern for their bouncy neighbours

By Tom Sharman

North Lakes locals are calling for a dedicated wildlife haven to be constructed for the local kangaroo population, who have been displaced by large residential expansion in the area.

Read on » North Lakes locals voice concern for their bouncy neighbours

Are teachers and parents equally important to children’s education?

Federal funding is shining the spotlight on teachers but one parenting body says more attention should be given to the role of guardians, to improve Australia’s education standards.

Written by Edwina Seselja

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Youth radio in Papua New Guinea set for a shake up with launch of Tribe FM

By Eliza Buzacott-Speer

With half the population under the age of 25, the youth of Papua New Guinea are those who will feel the effects of the country’s current rapid development.

They want to be heard but until now have had no platform to vocalise themselves. That is about to change with youth radio station Tribe FM set to launch on June 24.

Read on » Youth radio in Papua New Guinea set for a shake up with launch of Tribe FM

QUT TV News – Friday 22 May 2015

Australia’s roads, rail and ports need a serious cash injection, or traffic jams will cost us $53 billion dollars annually within 15 years.

The Infrastructure Australia report revealed concerns over how Queensland will cope with future population growth.

Treasurer Joe Hockey is in town spruiking the Budget and he’s encouraging everyone to “get in and have a go” in the emerging Asian market.

The RSPCA estimates that 95% of dogs sold in pet shops come from puppy farms or backyard breeders.

Recreational boating in Queensland is big business, worth billions of dollars, and the opening of the Gold Coast marine expo this weekend reinforces that.

Maroons star Billy Slater has been cleared to play in next week’s State of Origin clash.

Hawthorne and the Sydney Swans will clash this weekend, in a rematch of last year’s Grand Final.

And we take a look at what’s on this weekend.

QUT TV News is brought to you by Carla Howarth, Tom Fowles and Nicole Keijzer.

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National report warns of congestion crunch

Australia’s roads, rail and ports need a serious cash injection, or traffic jams will cost us $53 billion dollars annually within 15 years.

The first comprehensive audit of the nation’s infrastructure warns we’ll have to get used to paying higher road tolls and taxes.

Saffi Kerezsy reports.

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Queensland roads face future of congestion

The Infrastructure Australia report revealed concerns over how Queensland will cope with future population growth.

Top of the list?

Our already congested traffic networks.

Lewis Wiseman reports.

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Hockey in Brisbane on budget business

Treasurer Joe Hockey is in town spruiking the Budget.

He’s encouraging everyone to “get in and have a go” in the emerging Asian market.

Sam Mortimer reports.

Read on » Hockey in Brisbane on budget business

RSPCA wages war on puppy farms

The RSPCA estimates that 95% of dogs sold in pet shops come from puppy farms or backyard breeders.

They want urgent action now to stop the practice.

Tegan Atkins reports.

Read on » RSPCA wages war on puppy farms

Boat show makes waves

Recreational boating in Queensland is big business, worth billions of dollars, and the opening of the Gold Coast marine expo this weekend reinforces that.

Sarah Dean reports.

Read on » Boat show makes waves