Day: September 21, 2010

Spring hails storm season

Queensland’s eastern seaboard continues to be inundated by heavy falls of rain. Northern regions are taking the brunt with record amounts for this month alone. They come at the official beginning of the state’s “Storm Season” and the government and

Internet haven for identity crime

Identity thieves can now buy stolen credit cards online for as little as eight cents. A national identity crime symposium in Brisbane has heard how the internet is providing a haven for con artists. Letisha Willocks reports.

Defence denies Diggers let down

An Australian solider who fought along side fallen Queensland Digger Jared MacKinney has accused the Army of failing its troops. He claims better support may have prevented the death but the Defence Force say the allegations are “ill informed”. Dani

Knee therapy breakthrough

Breakthrough technology in knee therapy is set to reduce the need for knee replacements. The implant will enable people to regenerate their own cartilage. Dominique Wiehahn reports.

Kids castaway at Sea World

The wet weather wasn’t stopping school holiday revellers as they flocked to Sea World for the opening of a brand new attraction. The $6 million Castaway Bay adds a new dimension of fun, but it will come at a cost.

Queensland Ballet on show

To celebrate their 50th anniversary, the Queensland Ballet is giving the public a unique look into the history of the company. The Keeping the Dream Alive exhibition opened today, showcasing costumes from past productions, photographs and videos from the museum’s

Villawood protest escalates

Tensions are running high at the Villawood Detention Centre with a group of asylum seeking protesters now threatening to jump off the roof if their demands aren’t met immediately. The protestors claim their lives will be in danger if they’re

Rookie MPs learn ropes

It was a case of Parliament one-oh-one in Canberra today with thirty-two rookie MPs learning the ropes. But the lessons learnt may be of little use if the major parties can’t agree on who will be the next Speaker of

Judd takes out Brownlow

Carlton champion Chris Judd has been crowned the surprise winner of the 2010 Brownlow Medal making him the 13th player to win the award twice. However before the night unfolded we were reminded that it’s not just an awards ceremony.