Month: September 2012

Bogus taxi apps compromise safety

The Taxi Council of Queensland is warning customers about a growing number of bogus taxi booking applications. The third party internet apps may get users into trouble, instead of getting them home safely. Matt Willms reports.

Survey says customer service not up to scratch

A new consumer survey has found shoppers around the country – including Brisbane – are fed up with poor customer service. Retail experts say it’s a much-needed wake up call to an industry already struggling to cope with the rise

AFL fans rally at final training

An army of 5,000 Hawks fans packed Waverley Park to show their support at the team’s final training session. The other Grand Final contender, the Swans, closed their final session to the public. David De Witt reports.

NRL breakfast kicks off Grand Final countdown

Melbourne and Canterbury came together off field this morning at the NRL Grand Final Breakfast. It was the teams’ last meeting, before they go head to head on Sunday. Tahlia Butler reports.

Australia’s strongest gear up for charity

When you’re talking about fundraising, you can’t get much more strength behind a campaign than with Australia’s toughest men and women. And that was the case today when two of the country’s strongest muscled-up to help promote the McGrath Foundation.

Tragedy strikes NSW Surf Club

Members of a Sydney surf club are in mourning following the drowning deaths of two family members during its annual river trip in northern New South Wales. Searchers have recovered the bodies of a four-year-old girl and a 55-year-old woman.

Fundraiser to fight addiction

More than 1000 people packed Brisbane’s Convention and Exhibition Centre this morning to help raise money for women who are fighting to overcome an addiction. It’s a joint initiative by the Salvation Army, Rotary and Zonta. David De Witt reports.

Fears for future over park sell-off

The State Government has pledged to sell a caravan park in Brisbane’s Cannon Hill in a bid to return the budget to surplus. But long term residents are worried they’ll have nowhere to live. Kate Leonard-Jones reports.

Fly Your Ideas competition takes off

An aeronautics competition could open doors for students and encourage innovation in the aviation industry. “Fly Your Ideas” competition is part of the 28th Congress of the International Council of Aeronautical Sciences. And the prize for the winner: 30,000 Euros.

Campaign targets Indigenous health

A healthy lifestyle campaign is spreading a message to young people: Make the right choices for your future. And South East Queensland’s indigenous population is a key target. Carolina Otero reports.