Day: October 23, 2012

No back-flip as uranium mining ban overturned

The Queensland Government is adamant its decision to clear the way for a resumption of uranium mining is not a back flip. But the Greens have attacked the move claiming Queensland voters did not give the government a mandate to

Swimming lessons in schools should be compulsory

The Royal Life Saving Society launched a petition today to have swimming lessons introduced into the national education curriculum. A recent report showed as many as 600,000 young Australians are currently at risk of drowning. Zoe Bos reports.

Kids safety day message with a sun warning too

It’s national Kidsafe Day and there was a tasty fund-raiser in King George Square this morning to kick it off. Jessica Case reports.

Spring carnival pitches rivals together

The two highest-profile colts in Australia will go head-to-head at Saturday’s $3-million Cox Plate, at Moonee Valley. The rematch between star three-year-olds Pierro and All Too Hard was locked in after trackwork this morning. Ashleigh Stevenson reports.

Baby bonus row

Opposition leader Tony Abbott has apologised for the comment he made about the Federal Government’s lack in experience when it comes to babies. But he says he was talking about his own experience as a father, NOT referring to the

Lucky escape for some in semi trailer crash

Eight residents of an Annerley boarding house amazingly escaped without injury after a semi trailer ploughed into the building just after midnight. The crash happened on a notorious stretch of Ipswich Road where a number of serious accidents have occurred.

Start of wildfire season

Firefighters have been backburning this morning in an attempt to control wildfires in Brisbane’s west. Police say arson is suspected in many of the outbreaks and warn Brisbane is on high fire alert. Maritza Munoz reports.