Day: September 15, 2010

Queensland’s PNG power deal

North Queensland is set to be home to Australia’s largest renewable energy scheme. The ‘green grid’ will transfer hydro-electric power from Papua New Guinea to Townsville as part of Australia’s twenty-twenty emissions reduction target. Camille Bianchi reports.

Properties resumed for rail line

The State Government has announced a new cross river rail tunnel in Yeerongpilly which will cut commuter travel times into the CBD in half. But to build the proposed four-platform station, about 60 houses will need to be knocked down

Asthma condition worse than sufferers think

A report released today has found that the majority of asthma sufferers do not have the condition under control. Out of all the age groups, Gen Y were found to be the most sensible about their asthma. Alicia Ng reports.

Funding boost for Qld’s mental health services

The aged care community has welcomed an increase in state funding into mental health services. Experts say the funding is crucial as Queensland’s population is ageing faster than any other state. Sinead Butler reports.

Construction starts GC-600 countdown

The first pedestrian bridge has been completed in preparation for the upcoming Gold Coast 600. The new look race has undergone a massive facelift to make it run more efficiently than ever before. Rachel Claxton reports.

Oakeshott meeting threats

Federal Independent MP Rob Oakeshott has called off a meeting in his electorate headquarters of Port Macquarie. He was forced to cancel it after threatening phone calls were made against him. Olivia Noakes reports.

Four-year-old dies in house fire

A four-year-old boy has died in a house fire in central New South Wales. His mother and five siblings managed to escape the blaze unharmed. Eleisha Rogers reports.

Finals preps continue for Titans

Preparations continued at Robina today for the Gold Coast Titans grand final qualifier at Lang Park next week, With the week off, team members are confident of being close to full strength for the club’s historic clash. Nicholas Bolton reports.

Olyroos call on Roar four

Four Brisbane Roar young guns have been selected in the Olyroos squad, to compete in the Four Nations Tournament in Vietnam next week. It’s a timely boost for the quartet with Olympic qualifying starting in February. Brenda Riley reports.

Sydney celebrates Olympic anniversary

Australians have come together to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sydney Olympics. Sporting stars and volunteers re-lived the magic of the games with a mock opening ceremony, a live concert and Cathy Freeman re-igniting the Olympic cauldron. Casey Davidson