Day: April 29, 2013

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.

New art boss for city

After almost two decades overseas, Queenslander Chris Saines is back home to take over the running of the internationally acclaimed Queensland Art Gallery and GOMA. His first day on the job was celebrated with warm and colourful welcome. Molly Glassey

Racing NSW dismisses calls for judicial inquiry

Racing New South Wales has dismissed calls by Independent Senator Nick Xenophon for a judicial inquiry into horse racing, following the controversial clash between horse owner John Singleton and trainer Gai Waterhouse on Saturday. Singleton sacked the legendary trainer, following

Weekend wins for the Reds, Broncos and Lions

In sport, Queensland saw a three-way victory in the footy over the weekend. Although celebration is in order, our teams have already started focusing and preparing for their upcoming games this week. Bianca Britton reports.

Island classic race in its 5th year

It may look like fun but for a group of avid kayakers, a race around Macleay Island in Moreten Bay is serious business. Forty-four competitors took the challenge to determine the fastest paddler around the 15 kilometre course. Pippa Sheehan