Day: November 3, 2011

Occupy Brisbane saga continues

The Queensland Premier Anna Bligh says the Occupy Brisbane protesters are no longer welcome in the Central Business District and should move on. This morning Police forcibly removed the protesters from Queen’s Park but the group has now moved to

Ombudsman criticises Hendra response

The Queensland Ombudsman says there have been systematic failures in several Government departments, in dealing with the Hendra virus outbreaks between 2006 and 2009. One of the key recommendations of the Ombudsman’s report – is for a review of state

Public hospitals going backwards

The Australian Medical Association says public hospitals around the country are going backwards despite extra funding. According to the AMA’s annual report card, hospitals in every state including Queensland are failing to meet key benchmarks. Amy Partington reports.

Aussie Holden Commodore may go offshore

Design engineers at Holden have voiced concerns for Australian jobs amid rumours that the signature Commodore series will soon be designed overseas. The engineers’ union says job cuts could begin in the next two months, if the company goes ahead

Move over Qantas and Virgin: new airline in town

Australian travellers will soon have the choice of another budget airline as Air Australia prepares to launch its new service. The launch coincides with the start of an airline price war as Virgin Australia moves to take advantage of the

Search scaled down for asylum seekers

Indonesian authorities are considering calling off the search early for missing asylum seekers just two days after the boat sank off the coast of Java. Eight have been found dead with more are still missing. Claudia Kirkman reports.

Suburbs worse affected by floods named

Suncorp Insurance has released a report identifying the top 10 Brisbane suburbs worst affected by the January floods. While the report reveals the average cost per suburb of personal insurance claims, many homes across Brisbane are still a long way

Veteran Kelly Slater record breaking 11th World title

It’s been a bitter-sweet day for pro-surfer Kelly Slater who’s won his record 11th world surfing title on the anniversary of the death of his close friend Andy Irons. Michele Harris reports.