Day: September 16, 2010

Thurston sorry after Brisbane arrest

Rugby League star Jonathan Thurston is being asked to explain himself after being locked up and arrested on a public nuisance charge in Brisbane. The Cowboys skipper was arrested early this morning following an alleged altercation with police. Catherine Niven

Tougher pool laws passed

Queensland pool owners will have to have compliant fences within five years under legislation passed by the State Government. The new safety laws are an extension of legislation introduced in December 2009. Brenda Riley reports.

Campaign to save sinking islands

The Earth Charter environmental group celebrated its 10th anniversary in Brisbane today. The Charter focuses on climate change and world harmony but it was the threat of global warming to islands in Papua New Guinea that garnered attention. Annabelle Carter

New study on prostate screening

Cancer specialists are worried men may be confused about the various processes of prostate cancer diagnosis. Those concerns come with the release of a new study into the necessity of prostate cancer screening. Camille Bianchi reports.

Indie speaker bid divides Parliament

The makeup of Australia’s Federal Parliament remained in limbo, this time over the appointment of the Speaker of the House. Independent Rob Oakshott’s bid for the job has been backed by Prime Minster Julia Gillard but has received the thumbs

Funeral of cop shot by cop

The funeral for slain New South Wales policeman William Crews took place in Sydney today. Constable Crews died after being shot accidentally by a fellow policeman. Alicia Ng reports.

Quarter century of racing at Willowbank

Willowbank Raceway will commemorate 25 years of drag racing this weekend. The occasion is expected to bring thousands together to celebrate the track’s achievements. Casey Davidson reports.

Titans re-sign young players

The Gold Coast Titans today re-signed young players Kevin Gordon and Bodene Thompson. Amid another PR nightmare over the Thurston arrest, the move is a positive sign the NRL is showing faith in young talent. Kathy Quinn reports.

Phar Lap’s bones on show

The skeleton of champion race horse Phar Lap has been unveiled in a Victorian museum. The exhibition is to mark the 150th anniversary of the Melbourne Cup. Eleisha Rogers reports.