Month: May 2013

Hazel Hawke honoured after the former first lady dies at 83

Hazel Hawke is being remembered as a beautiful soul and a great Australian. And Bob Hawke says he remembers his ex-wife with deep affection. Hazel died yesterday, after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Vanessa Wolfe reports.

Ford fallout sparks fears for Australia’s manufactoring sector

The fallout continues from Ford Australia’s decision to cease local car manufacturing. Today, attention turned from the factory floor to the boardroom as urgent talks were held in an effort to save Australia’s manufactoring sector. Michael Kersnovske reports.

New study links anorexia and genetics

Queensland scientists are researching the link between anorexia nervosa and a person’s genetics. Twelve hundred Australian sufferers of the disease will be asked to help with the study. Georgia Eather reports.

Driving into the city tonight? Think again.

Brisbane commuters face a number of travel delays tonight and through the weekend. It’s to allow maintenance work to be completed. Maritza Munoz reports.

Have no fear… digital is here!

The big TV switch to digital is just around the corner. Next week, analogue will be a thing of the past clearing the way for the future of television. Jessica Case reports.

Buon giorno, Brisbane!

Queensland is getting ready to paint the town green, white and red, with Italian week kicking off on Sunday. Delicious food, dramatic performances and wondrous workshops will light up the river city for the seventh year running. Conor Tobin reports.

A battle of the birds as the Magpies to take on the Swans

Reigning AFL premiers the Sydney Swans will be looking to break a hoodoo against Collingwood at the MCG tonight. It’s the opening match of the League’s Indigenous round. Conor Tobin reports.

Sea World’s new polar cub is ready for his close up

If you’re a fan of Big Brother you may be interested in watching the polar bear version. Sea World has launched ‘cub cam’ where for the first time guests will be able to see the new cub and his mother,

Logan locals gather for Mayes in May festival

[nggallery id=19] Hundreds of people gathered at Mayes Cottage in Logan to celebrate the annual Mayes in May festival on the first Sunday of the month .

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Jobs to go as Ford stops car-making in Australia

Ford has announced it is to stop car manufacturing in Australia. Twelve-hundred jobs will be lost by October 2016. The shutdown is despite federal funding of $1.1 billion to the company, over the past decade. Georgia Eather reports.