Day: November 4, 2011

Qantas CEO grilled by Senate

Qantas Chief Executive Officer, Alan Joyce, has been grilled at a Senate inquiry in Sydney over the grounding of the entire Qantas fleet last Saturday. And in further bad news for the airline engine trouble has forced a Qantas A380

People smugglers arrested

Indonesian police have arrested crew members of an asylum seeker boat which sank off the coast of west Java on Tuesday. Of the 60 people on board, eight died, and another four remain missing. Amy Partington reports.

Brisbane City Council issues fines to Occupy protestors

Day 17 of the Occupy Brisbane protest and numbers are starting to dwindle. After two evictions, 11 arrests and up to $30,000 in damage Brisbane City Council is finally cracking down. Claudia Kirkman reports.

SES volunteers to be recognised

Local heroes around the country will be recognised for their efforts during National SES Week. The week will provide an opportunity to recognise the vital work carried out by volunteers and hopefully recruit more. Kristy McMahon reports.

QUT researchers develop new surveillance robots

Smart-technology robots are taking to the air. QUT researchers are combining sensor technology with helicopter design to create pint-sized surveillance robots. Candice Anderson reports.

Big four banks keeping Australia’s economy strong.

Recent record profits by Australian banks have triggered another wave of consumer anger. But a leading financial analyst from QUT says healthy bank results are proof our economy’s in great shape. Michele Harris reports.

Thorpey dives back in

The Thorpedo is back in the water. Ian Thorpe has made his long-awaited comeback at the FINA World Cup in Singapore. Rebekah Fay reports.