Day: September 10, 2010

NAPLAN ranks Queensland schools near bottom

In NAPLAN test results released today Queensland’s schools were ranked sixth in the country. The results indicate that the state’s children have improved but are still among the worst-performing in Australia. Amy Schostakowski reports.

Sad farewell for Brisbane soldier

Family, friends and colleagues have gathered at a funeral to pay tribute to a Brisbane soldier who they say was an extraordinary young man. Lance Corporal Jared MacKinney’s widow says their son will be named in his honour. Sacha Passi

Orderly Bligh

For eight hours last night the Queensland Premier became “Hospital Orderly Bligh”. She worked a night shift at Princess Alexandra hospital to reconnect with workers, in a bid to improve the Government’s popularity. Maria Ermide reports.

Oakeshott says “no”

It’s been another long day in Australian politics culminating in Federal Independent Rob Oakeshott rejecting an offer of a portfolio in the Gillard government. The decision allows the Prime Minister to finalise the makeup of her Cabinet, expected by early

A first for indigenous art

In the first major exhibition of its kind… indigenous artists from the remote Aurukun region are set to showcase their work. The exhibition is titled ‘before time today’ and opens this weekend at the University of Queensland Art Museum. Natalie

The unbeatable Roar train

Brisbane Roar are hoping to continue their four-game unbeaten streak, with a win against Melbourne Victory. The team trained strongly today, at their last session before the match. Kieran Rooney reports.

CBD fundraiser for the needy

Australian rock legend Daryl Braithwaite rocked the Brisbane CBD at the annual Big City Barbeque. The event raises much needed funds for Drug Arm and the Lord Mayor’s Community Trust. Cerrissa Enright reports.