Day: October 5, 2012

March marks protest anniversary

Aboriginal rights supporters have marched through central Brisbane to mark the anniversary of the 1982 Commonwealth Games protests. It is the beginning of a weekend of events to mark 30 years since Brisbane’s Indigenous people protested during the Commonwealth Games

Sister back in Italy after custody battle

Two of the four girls involved in an international custody battle are back with their father in Italy. Their older sisters, aged 14 and 15, are still on their way on a separate flight. The girls’ Australian family is now

Boaties look to shake off doom and gloom

There were plenty of reasons for boaties to shake off the economic recession in Brisbane today. And local marine businesses hope the Rivergate International Boat Show will accelerate their sales. Laura Bianchi reports.

Roar seeking premiership treble

Brisbane Roar are ready to kick off their campaign hoping to secure an A-league premiership hat-trick. On Sunday they’ll take on Perth Glory in a replay of last season’s controversial grand final. Hayley Robertson reports.

Jill Meagher farewelled

Jill Meagher was farewelled today at a private funeral service in Melbourne. At the moving ceremony, family and friends spoke of her unique personality and her passion for life. The 29-year-old disappeared while walking home from a night out. Her

Attorneys-General concern over social media prejudice

It’s official, Facebook now has one billion users – that’s one in every seven people on the planet. But with that comes legal concerns that comments posted on Australia’s social media could jeopardise high-profile cases. Zac Street reports.

New aircraft arrives on Aussie shores

Three state-of-the-art aircraft from the United States were officially welcomed to Australia this morning by Australian defence personnel. The planes are in at RAAF Amberley air base for a bi-lateral training program to help Australian pilots get ready for the