Month: September 2012

Jill Meagher’s accused killer faces court

The husband and brother of Jill Meagher faced her accused killer in a Melbourne court today. The body of the 29-year-old woman was found early this morning. A 41-year-old man has been charged with her rape and murder. Kate Leonard-Jones

Police march to remember the fallen

Police across Australia and the Southwest Pacific paid tribute today to fallen officers. In Queensland, 139 officers have lost their lives since the State’s Police Force was formed in 1864. David De Witt reports.

Greenpeace CEO slams Newman government

The head of Australia’s largest environmental organisation Greenpeace has warned we’re at risk of returning to pre-Fitzgerald Inquiry levels of corruption. David Ritter told a Media Club lunch that Queensland is effectively a one-party state. Suzy Wood reports.

Final preparations underway for an explosive Riverfire

Up to half a million people are expected to flood Brisbane tomorrow for the annual Riverfire display. Today the final touches for the fireworks show were put in place as the city gears up for the massive event. Tahlia Butler

It’s festivals, footy and fierce sport this weekend in Brisbane

If Riverfire doesn’t take your fancy this long weekend, then there’s no shortage of other activities. You can choose from music festivals, a roller derby, or a couple of pretty important footy matches! Thomas Hartley reports.

Footy fans out in force at AFL Grand Final parade

Footy fans have braved pouring rain at today’s AFL Grand Final Parade in Melbourne. Despite the bleak conditions, a one-hundred-thousand strong crowd turned out ahead of tomorrow’s decider between the Hawks and the Swans at the MCG. Zac Street reports.

Storm tipped to win NRL Final

Rugby League fans are gearing up for their Grand Final on Sunday between Melbourne Storm and Canterbury Bulldogs. Some 80,000 people are expected to pack ANZ stadium for the big match. Carolina Otero reports.

International custody dispute returns to court

The international custody dispute over four Italian-Australian sisters returned to the Federal Court in Brisbane today. The girls, aged between nine and 15, caused a media storm in May when they went into hiding to avoid a Court’s order that

New research shows dementia numbers rapidly rising

There were alarming predictions in a new health report released in Canberra today. The number of people with dementia in Australia is projected to triple by 2050. Thomas Hartley reports.

Mt Gravatt pony club under threat

The Mount Gravatt District Horse and Pony Club could face closure as early as Christmas. The club was the biggest on Brisbane’s Southside but now development is gradually taking over their grounds. Kate Leonard-Jones reports.