Day: September 13, 2010

Labor leader little to celebrate

Premier Anna Bligh marked three years in Queensland’s top job today, but there was little to celebrate. Instead the milestone signalled fresh troubles for the Government, with the possibility of another health strike. Nicholas Bolton reports.

Commuter crackdown

Translink has begun a crackdown on commuters using paper tickets to encourage the switch to Go cards. Irregular public transport users say they still want a choice but Translink says the move to Go cards will combat fare evasion. Casey

Fears for uni funding

There are fears universities will suffer under changes to the Education portfolio. There will now be no minister for education, with tertiary institutions falling under two different ministries. Camille Bianchi reports.

Lawyer inflames religious tensions

A Brisbane-based lawyer has inflamed religious tensions, after posting a clip of himself apparently burning pages of religious texts on YouTube. Alex Stewart, who’s employed at the Queensland University of Technology, posted the video last Friday but has gone to

Study finds drinkers drink to get drunk

The Salvation Army has launched its Alcohol Awareness Week releasing a study on why Australians drink. The findings show the majority of drinkers are doing so to get drunk or to just “feel normal”. Catherine Niven reports.

Fisherman hooks a winner

A Moreton Bay fisherman has become the first Australian to catch a ten thousand dollar fish. Ten fish have been tagged around the bay as part of a beer promotion, with major prizes up for grabs for those who catch

Moffat wins back-to-back titles

Australia’s Emma Moffatt has won back-to-back Triathlon world titles despite finishing second behind compatriot and training partner, Emma Snowsill in the competition’s final leg in Budapest. The victory providing a sparkling finish to an otherwise disappointing year for Beijing Olympic

Campbell welcomes week off

Titans full back Preston Campbell says an extra week off will be enough to see him return to the side for the Gold Coast’s first preliminary final. A host of injured Titans stars will welcome the weekend off as they

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