Month: May 2010

Deadly virus claims another victim

Queensland Health is testing nine people who came in contact with a horse killed by Hendra virus earlier this week. The horse was put down and buried on its Tewantin property. It’s the 41st horse to die from the Hendra

Pool safety rules to cost owners

The Queensland Government has passed tough new laws that will force residents to register their swimming pools and pay for inspections. The move comes as the state recorded the highest number of infant drownings in Australia last year. Nolan Giles

Kids at risk behind cars

Authorities are warning parents to take care on their driveways with new research showing just how dangerous they can be. Some cars have a blind spot stretching up to 15 metres. Annabelle Carter reports.

Woodwork expo attracts crowds

Thousands of people have filed in for the opening day of Brisbane’s Timber and Working with Wood Show. The RNA Showgrounds were packed with enthusiasts eager to share their knowledge and passion for the craft. Anita Theodorou reports.

Who’ll be ready for Origin clash?

Queensland vice-captain Cameron Smith has until tomorrow to decide if he’ll be fit enough to play in next Wednesday’s State of Origin. Meanwhile, Blues centre Timana Tahu has shaken off his injury concerns declaring himself a certain starter for Origin

Injured Lions to be ready for Crows match

Lions coach Michael Voss has revealed star duo Brendan Fevola and Jonathan Brown are suffering from abdominal injuries. The Brisbane Lions joined the pair in Adelaide this afternoon ahead of their match against the Crows on Sunday. Sophie Benjamin reports.

Kewell eyes World Cup opener

Harry Kewell is determined to play in Australia’s World Cup opener against Germany. But it’s unlikely the Socceroos forward will be fit to play a friendly match with New Zealand on Monday. Rachel Tinney reports.

Australia’s latest sporting hero a fighter

Another Aussie sporting hero was made overnight as Vic Darchinyan became the first boxer ever to win three IBO world titles. The 30 year old champion won a brutal twelve round encounter against Filipino Eric Barcelona for the vacant bantamweight

LNP expells Michael Johnson MP from party

The Queensland LNP has expelled controversial federal MP Michael Johnson. The dumping of the member for Ryan has come as the LNP faces a series of issues dogging the party. Tony Reeves reports.

Hockey takes budget heat

Leaders from both sides of politics have been through an angry 24 hours. The Government’s push for greater equity from mining operations was the centre of attention in Tasmania but it was a coalition performance in Canberra which drew most