Day: October 3, 2012

Big banks tight-lipped on rate cut

Mortgage holders are still in limbo about whether they’ll benefit from yesterday’s quarter of a percentage point interest rate cut. The big four banks have not yet revealed if they’ll pass the full cut on. Hayley Robertson reports.

Palmer to unveil Titanic plans

Queensland billionaire Clive Palmer will unveil completed plans of his version of the Titanic at a star-studded gala event in New York this December. The dinner will mark the global launch of what Palmer calls Titanic 2. Laura Bianchi reports.

Wreckage found of missing plane

It was the worst possible result for teams looking for a missing vintage bi-plane. This afternoon they located the scattered wreckage on a ridgeline near Lake Borumba. All six people aboard have been confirmed dead. Hayley Robertson reports.

Senate examines power price hikes

Consumers may be paying too much for electricity because they can’t access information about the pricing policies of power companies. The comments were made during Senate hearing into electricity prices in Brisbane. Laura Finlayson reports.

Roar’s show of strength to start season

The Brisbane Roar launched their A-League football season today, pulling a Royal Flying Doctor Service aircraft. The ultimate tug-of-war challenge will be seen again at this weekend’s first match of the season in Perth. Matilda Butler reports.

Computer glitch leaves Melbourne gridlocked

There was mayhem on Melbourne roads today after two major tunnels shut for safety reasons. Citylink which runs the tunnels say all toll fees will be refunded but that’s little comfort to motorists. Matthew Gharakhanian reports.

Funding lifeline for tenants group

Canberra will provide $3.3 million in emergency funding for the Queensland Tenant Advice and Advocacy Service. The State Government recently announced the body would lose funding, from the end of this month. Laura Churchill reports.

Judge rejects mother’s appeal to keep daughters in Australia

A Family Court judge this afternoon ordered four sisters involved in an international custody battle to return to their father in Italy. The girls’ mother shed tears as Justice Colin Forrest delivered his decision, dismissing her appeal to keep the