Month: April 2013

Newman details audit response

The Queensland Government today released its long awaited response to the Costello audit review. The government accepted the majority of the recommendations, but rejected the sale of electricity infrastructure. Jonanthan Ayre reports.

Job expo draws a crowd

A jobs and skills expo at Eagle Farm Racecourse today was packed with unemployed Queenslanders. Since the expos started in 2009, more than 26,000 people have been put back to work nationwide. Thomas Brakstad reports.

Medicare-style levy an option to fill 12 billion dollar deficit

A Medicare-style levy may be introduced to help fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme. It’s one option Labor’s considering to cover a forecast $12-billion budget deficit. Ashleigh Stevenson reports.

Broncos Hannant backs healthy lunch boxes

Broncos player Ben Hannant today gave students at Hilder Road State School a lesson on being healthy. It’s part of an initiative by Brisbane’s Produce Market to get more nutrition into school lunch boxes. Anna Wall reports.

25 years since Brisbane came of age

It’s 25 years today since Brisbane’s World Expo opened. Which was a perfect opportunity to re-celebrate the festival which put our city on the world map. Tom Hartley reports.

Eels no match for Panthers

In NRL, Penrith have won their first game of the season. The Panthers secured the number eleven spot on the ladder, after a convincing win over the Paramatta Eels 44 to 12. Laura Churchill reports.

Homicide squad investigating Bracken Ridge house fire

The homicide squad is investigating foul play in the deaths of a Bracken Ridge couple in a house fire last Friday. While they have no suspects so far police say the deaths are not accidental. Laura Churchill reports.

$12 billion budget crisis

Prime Minister Julia Gillard today put a price tag on her Government’s financial woes, confirming that there’ll be a $12-billion hole in the upcoming Federal budget. Battling against lower than expected revenue returns, the PM says key programs like Gonski

Government considering selling schools under new plan

Schools across Queensland are on the chopping block as part of the State Government’s controversial plans to sell off assets and pay down debt. The plan is part of a broader education shake-up, which includes a new focus on school

Report reveals bleak rental market

Brisbane families and those receiving government payments are struggling to find affordable housing. The Anglicare Australia Rental Affordability study has found the River City’s cheapest properties have dropped for the third year in a row. Tom Hartley reports.