Day: September 28, 2010

Tourism hopes Queensland shines

Struggling tourism operators will be looking forward to a surge in business following today’s launch of Queensland Tourism’s new branding commercial. The slogan “Queensland, Where Australia Shines” was developed after six thousand Australians were surveyed about their views on holidays

Bridge to Bulimba

The possibilities of a further cross-river bridge in Brisbane has brought mixed reaction from residents of the two suburbs to be connected. A meeting in Bulimba last night between residents and State Government officials was told a bridge linking Teneriffe

Facelift for Surfers

Gold Coast Council today launched stage one of its planned $25 million Surfers Paradise refurbishment. The project which aims to improve accessibility and safety along the beach has attracted mixed opinions from locals. Paige Ross reports.

Billion dollar plan for disability services

The State Government has unveiled a ten year plan to support disabled Queenslanders. It will allocate more than one billion dollars to disability services in the next ten years, after consulting with community groups. Sophie Barrington reports.

QUT sparks passion for science

If you fancy yourself a paddle-pop architect, or a bit of a McGyver with plastic bottles, perhaps Engineering is for you. Students from all over Brisbane visited QUT today to get some hands on engineering experience, as industry warns of

Forty-third Australian Paliament opens

The 43rd Australian Parliament was officially opened by Governor-General Quentin Bryce in Canberra today. During an earlier ceremony, the country’s first indigenous Australian member of the House of Representatives was sworn in. Ella Feinberg Large reports.

Roar’s McKay makes Socceroos

Brisbane Roar’s Matt McKay has been named in the Socceroos side that will take on Paraguay next month. It’ll be McKay’s fifth game with the Australian team. Erin Gregor reports.

AFL bombshell for Melbourne

There’s been a bombshell announcement in Melbourne which is already awash with speculation and conjecture over the enforced replay of this year’s AFL Grand Final. Former Essendon leader James Hird has signed a four year contract to guide the Bombers