Day: October 1, 2013

Premier promises tougher crackdown

The Queensland Premier has reinforced the State Government’s message that it will get tough on bikie gangs. On his return to Brisbane Campbell Newman immediately foreshadowed even tougher measures than the proposed laws already announced. Luke Rutledge reports.

Wild weather batters south

Parts of Victoria and South Australia are still cleaning up, almost 24 hours after being smashed by gale force winds. Tens of thousands of homes remain without power. The powerful winds are now lashing New South Wales, where a total

Bushfires feared with record temps

Queensland’s just experienced its hottest September on record and forecasters say it’s going to get hotter, with little relief in sight. That means the state’s firefighters and other emergency services will be on high alert as we prepare for summer.

Future leaders have their say

They could well end up being our future politicians but today about one 100 young Queenslanders had a taste of what it’s like to be in parliament. It’s the start of the YMCA Youth Parliament residential week, where young leaders

Clean Air Australia mounts coal train campaign

An alliance of Queensland environmental groups has launched a public health campaign targetting dust fallout from coal trains travelling to the Port of Brisbane. Clean Air Australia says the trains pass through residential areas of the city and something needs

Dally M set for photo finish

Tonight one NRL player will head home with the Dally M Medal. Queensland’s own Jonathan Thurston is in the running for the sport’s most prestigious award. Eliza-Jane Mann reports.

Truss details billion dollar Gateway upgrade

The acting Prime Minister Warren Truss has released plans for the $1.3-billion dollar Gateway upgrade. But he didn’t escape being asked about Julia Gillard’s first public appearance since being sidelined. Daniel Winters reports.