Month: October 2011

Qantas flies again

Qantas planes are back in the skies tonight two days after CEO Alan Joyce grounded the entire fleet. Independent umpire, Fair Work Australia, was forced to step in to clean up the mess, putting a stop to all industrial action

Qantas fires up federal politics

The Qantas dispute has energised Federal Parliament today. Both sides have been trading accusations and insults about what should have been done to resolve the dispute earlier. Amy Partington reports.

Disgruntled passengers stranded overseas

Thousands of passengers around the world are still stranded while Qantas deals with the backlog created by grounding its planes. Kayla Millhouse reports.

Queensland tourism suffers from Qantas woes

The estimated cost to the economy of the Qantas transport chaos is $250-million a day. And one of the industries worst-affected, is tourism. Matt Warren reports.

Killed Queensland soldiers named

The names of the three Queensland soldiers who were killed on Saturday in Afghanistan have been released. The body of one of those who died will be brought home by his brother who’s also serving in Afghanistan. Jessica Sier reports.

QUT study helps bridge the gap

A maths program developed by researchers from the Queensland University of Technology is revolutionising the way maths is taught to Indigenous students. Teachers who participated in the program met at QUT today to celebrate its success. Erin Smith reports.

Craig Williams denied chance at history

Punters across Australia are studying the form guides and starting to lay their bets for tomorrow’s Melbourne Cup. Sonya Harris reports.

Hundreds of protesters threaten CHOGM

Riot police were called in to control hundreds of protesters who threatened to march on the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth this morning. Inside the venue, the 54 nation meeting got underway without a hitch. Caitlin Ritter reports.

Qantas CEO warns jobs are at risk

Thousands of Qantas passengers had their travel plans disrupted today, when workers walked off the job at airports across the county. Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce warns, the on-going industrial action is now putting jobs at risk. Louise Cheer reports.

ASX competitor starts trading next week

Australia’s second equities exchange, known as Chi-X, will begin trading on Monday, as a competitor of the Australian Stock Exchange. Initially only eight securities will be traded, but that’s set to expand once systems have been tested. Peter van Rosendal