Day: September 20, 2010

Ministers walk in Queenslanders’ shoes

Under Anna Bligh’s first roster for the “walk a day in my shoes” program, many of Queensland’s Labor MPs can be found tackling jobs far from their usual line of work. Starting out in his new role, Minister for Health

Tunnel contract announced

Brisbane is set to get its second road tunnel even though motorists have shown a near total dislike for the first one. The $1.7-billion Northern Link Tunnel project contract being won by the company which built the Go Between Bridge

NBN talk of Computer Congress

The twenty-first World Computer Congress is being held in Brisbane this week with talks focusing closely on the National Broadband Network. I.T. experts believe the NBN will drastically change the way Australians communicate and do business over the internet. Michelle

Surf safety campaign launch

Surf Lifesaving Queensland today launched a surf safety campaign targeting international visitors. Passengers will watch videos and receive brochures in a bid to curb the drowning rate on our beaches. Phoebe Clark has this report.

Final send-off for Constable Crews

Police, family and friends, gathered today in the New South Wales town of Glen Innes to farewell police officer William Crews, killed in the line of duty. The funeral was a more intimate affair than the large memorial service held

Games safety fears

Tight security surrounded the Australian cricket team’s arrival in India today. It comes a day after gunmen ambushed a tourist bus in the capital New Delhi and just two weeks before the Commonwealth Games. And in Australia there’s increased concern

Rain no match for Titans

Wet weather didn’t stand in the way of the Gold Coast Titans preparations for Friday night’s NRL preliminary final. They’re confident of ending the Sydney Roosters magic run to the final series. Dani Luck reports.

Footy fever as final looms

As the end of September nears, footy fans from across the country are preparing for the one biggest event on the Australian sporting calendar – the AFL grand final. Collingwood are hot favourites heading into Saturday’s match but St. Kilda