Day: October 24, 2012

Qld crime rates rise

Overall crime in Queensland has increased by six per cent in the past 12 months. Topping today’s statistics; the number of armed robberies and theft. But there are encouraging signs that crime rates in some other key areas, are decreasing.

Police raid Thomson’s home

Embattled Federal MP Craig Thomson was in the spotlight again today. New South Wales and Victorian police searched his Bateau Bay home, taking away evidence, including examples of Thomson’s handwriting. It’s part of the ongoing investigation into the alleged misuse

Inflation up but under control says Swan

The CPI figures came out today and they’re higher than economists expected. In the September quarter, the price of Australian consumer goods and services rose 1.4 per cent, taking the total rise this year, to two per cent. Maritza Munoz

Fires continue to plague South East

It was another busy day for Queensland fire fighters battling dozens of blazes across the state. And forecast hot dry conditions and increasing winds in coming days, could see more outbreaks. Mikaela Aitken reports.

Airport parking backflip

A parking U-turn by Brisbane Airport Corporation today. The BAC has bowed to overwhelming public disapproval of their changed domestic passenger pick-up arrangements and from November 6, will change them back to the way they were. Ashleigh Stevenson reports.

Westfield’s paid parking woes

It’s one year today since Westfield Chermside introduced its paid parking system. For some, though, this is not an anniversary to celebrate. Chloe Bassett reports.

Soldiers return home

Three hundred military personnel were officially welcomed home today at the Gallipoli Barracks in Enoggera. The troops were reunited with their families after being deployed for more than six months. Alexandra West reports.

Singo loses joy over Gai’s choice

Legendary Sydney trainer Gai Waterhouse has jokingly played down a row with horse owner John Singleton as, “a lover’s tiff.” Singleton was unhappy with the barrier choice for his mare, More Joyous, in the Cox Plate. Jacqueline Allen reports.