Day: September 7, 2010

Gillard gets to govern

After more than a fortnight of waiting Australia has got a new Government. Two of three Independent Politicians confirmed Julia Gillard as Prime Minister with Labor anointed as the Party to lead Australia’s Federal Parliament. Anna Chisholm reports.

Assault forces school shutdown

A Cairns school has been shut down after the sexual assault of a female backpacker. Students were told to stay home while police continue to investigate the incident. Kieran Rooney reports.

Bligh’s vision for future

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has marked the halfway point of her first full term with a vision for tomorrow’s Queensland. After 18 months in power, the State’s economic performance was on the agenda as well as plans for the future.

Gold Coast 600 – the new ‘Indy’

Fans of the Gold Coast’s former Indy motor racing event can expect to see more than just a name change this year. Now known as the Gold Coast 600, a new Rock ‘n’ Race format could be the organiser’s last

True blue Aussie pineapple

The first Australian-bred pineapple, the “Aus-Jubilee”, has made its debut today after 15 years in the making. It has twice the vitamin-C of normal pineapples. Imogen Knowles reports.

East meets west at Brisbane Festival

East meets West at Southbank this week after twenty Shaolin Monks arrived to perform an Australian premiere in the Brisbane Festival. Despite being so far from home, the young performers showed no fear eagerly providing a taste of what festival

Victorian flood watch continues

Residents in Northern Victoria face a nervous wait, with flood waters expected to peak tomorrow. More than 300 properties have been affected so far, with another 280 at risk at Shepparton, Wangaratta and Horsham. Amy Schostakowski reports.

Titans name finals line-up

The Gold Coast Titans have named a full strength line up for their anticipated home finals clash with in-form New Zealand Warriors on Friday night. All seven of the club’s injured stars took some part in training today and will

Lions lose Rischitelli

The Brisbane Lions have lost star midfielder Michael Rischitelli to the Gold Coast Suns. Rischitelli has become the third un-contracted player to sign with the new AFL franchise. Natalie Sprott reports.