Day: October 25, 2012

Fire season heating up

Queensland Police have laid a string of arson charges against a 27 year-old man, after more than 70 fires were suspected of being deliberately lit in the Laidley-Gatton area in the past three months. He’ll appear in the Ipswich Magistrates

Treasurer defends tax reform

Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan was in Brisbane today to roll out the city’s first fibre optic cable. But he faced a barrage of questions about the Government’s company and mining taxes. Mikaela Aitken reports.

Thomson’s lawyer threatens action

There’s more pressure on the Federal Government to distance themselves from embattled MP Craig Thomson, after his home and office were raided yesterday. The MP’s lawyer is now threatening legal action against anyone who defames his client. Megan Lincez reports.

Baby birds best left alone

The RSPCA in Brisbane is struggling to cater for the large number of baby birds handed in by well wishers. In most cases the animals have to be returned by volunteers to the very place they were picked up. Jessica

Rising sports stars

The sky’s the limit for people with disabilities. That’s according to one local organisation, which is challenging the perception that those with disabilities can’t do physical activity. Chloe Bassett reports.

Recycled red carpet fashion

You could be sitting on a fortune in unworn clothes. So why not join a growing trend and recycle your garments? One Brisbane store is even stocking clothing from Hollywood movie sets and red carpet events. Alexandra West reports.

Roaring record possibility

Brisbane Roar’s star striker Besart Berisha didn’t finish training today, despite being on the verge of becoming the team’s highest scoring player. He’ll claim that title if he kicks a goal against the Western Sydney Wanderers at Suncorp Stadium on