Month: October 2010

Defence team back from Pakistan aid mission

Members of an Australian Medical Task Force received a warm welcome home after returning from an aid mission in Pakistan. The mission was part of relief efforts following devastating floods in August, which left two thousand dead and affected millions

Gold Coast ready for any extra schoolies

The organisers of this year’s Schoolies Week have denied claims the Gold Coast will be overrun by interstate visitors. Officials predict only a small rise in the number of revellers and say reports of record occupancy rates are off the

Journalism’s not dead – it’s just changing

It seems the future of journalism as we know it is hanging in the balance. Notable media experts, including the ABC’s Kerry O’Brien, spoke about the emergence of new technology and its impact on the industry at a student symposium

A red day for missing Daniel

More than a thousand people dressed in red to raise awareness for child safety on what’s become known as the Day for Daniel. It’s almost seven years since the then 13-year-old Daniel Morcombe disappeared without trace while heading off to

All wet and no Bart for Melbourne Cup

The 2010 Melbourne Cup Carnival which kicks off tomorrow is facing a soggy start. Heavy rain has been predicted for the multi-million dollar Derby Day program. Denica Gorman reports.

Roar confident against Sydney

Brisbane Roar faces a critical game against Sydney FC this weekend in their bid to stay in touch with table leader Adelaide. The players are confident of maintaining their upbeat effort of recent weeks. Christie Delizo reports.

The Ashes is looming

The Ashes is looming and the traditional sledging war has begun in earnest. English Skipper, Andrew Strauss, has ordered his players not to be too friendly with the opposition, until the competition is over. Ellen-Maree Elliot reports.

Climate change still looming

Environmental experts are warning of drastic ramifications for the state due to the rapid onset of climate change. It comes with the release of The Queensland Climate Change Centre of Excellence report in Brisbane today. Katherine Browning reports.

Crack-down on violent drunks

Brisbane night-life is set for a tough overhaul in a bid to curb alcohol related violence. Legislation introduced today will give police more powers to clamp down on unruly behaviour at popular drinking haunts. Kathleen Calderwood reports.

Sports stars getting active for schools

Two of Australia’s young sports stars gave Kenmore children a lesson on getting active today. Australian Water Polo player Hannah Robinson, and Australian Youth Soccer player Kate Stewart are two of many athletes spreading the healthy message. Mitch Sabine reports.