Day: October 9, 2012

Get ready to weather the storm

Queenslanders are being urged to prepare early for the summer storm season. Authorities are saying the best time to get ready for wild weather is now. Roisin O’Brien reports.

Big names confirmed for Brisbane International

Some big names have already been confirmed for the 2013 Brisbane International. Today Tennis Queensland announced two of Australia’s greats will join the line up. Conor Tobin reports.

More prep need for ageing population

Are we preparing well enough for an ageing population? New research suggests the answer is “no”. The Community Liveability Guide outlines what governments should be doing to create, maintain and sustain liveable communities. Cavill McClune reports.

RAAF gets Growlers

Members of the US Navy Electronic Attack Squadron showcased the next addition to Australia’s Airforce today. The FA-18 Growler, the most advanced electronic warfare aircraft in the world, is expected to be in operation by 2018. Mitchell Dunk reports.

CSG stirs mixed messages

The New South Wales Resources Minister told a conference his State wants to jump on the back of Queensland’s coal seam gas boom. But outside, those opposed to mining CSG staged a protest as delegates arrived. Jon Gray reports.

Speaker Slipper survives

The battle lines were drawn today in Federal Parliament as Tony Abbott led the charge to dump the Speaker immediately. Julia Gillard then launched a blistering counter attack and Peter Slipper survived – to fight another day. Verity Stone reports.