Day: September 11, 2012

LNP hands down first state budget

It’s been six months in the making and today, the LNP Government’s first state budget was delivered. Treasurer Tim Nicholls called it a budget that is all about ‘getting Queensland back on the road to financial security’. Samantha Kolb reports.

Unions lash out at LNP budget

The budget got a frosty response from union leaders many slamming the Newman Government as dishonest. The resources and nursing unions were especially outraged, with widespread job cuts imminent. Sam Canavan reports.

Queensland’s future is in gas

For decades iron ore and coal have driven Queensland’s resource sector economy. But some experts are saying the future is destined to be under-pinned by massive reserves of gas. Jon Healy reports.

Newspapers still have a role to play

Concerns have again surfaced about the state of the newspaper industry and what the future holds for journalism. Courier-Mail Editor Michael Crutcher told QUT students and academics there is hope. Tom Serafin reports.

Widening waistlines hit health

A new report has shown Australian diet and lifestyle choices are putting us at risk of serious disease. While the figures show young Australians are smoking less, as a nation our waistlines are growing. Melissa Yeo reports.

Malthouse named as Carlton coach

Mick Malthouse has been appointed Carlton AFL coach just weeks after the club sacked their previous coach. Malthouse has spent the last year away from coaching after taking Collingwood to the grand finals in 2010. Chelsea Lammas reports.

Devil of a job

Sydney’s Taronga Zoo has begun a crucial series of health checks on some of its newest furry residents. The Tassie Devil joeys are being monitored closely for a disease which is wiping out the species. Wendy Serrano reports.