Day: October 11, 2013

Sub-standard cables create home hazard

Electrical industry regulators want an immediate recall of sub-standard cables, believed to have been installed in thousands of Australian homes. Independent tests done by the New South Wales Government show there is a danger of fires and electrocution from the

Abbott’s asylum patrol

The Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, says eight new patrol boats will help secure Australia’s borders. Mr Abbott was in Darwin today to launch of the first of the new, “Cape Class” boats just as news broke that another asylum seeker

Fires sweep Sydney

Heartbreak overnight for a Sydney family. The couple, in their 60s, lost their multi-million dollar home and all their possessions, including a prized vintage car. It was one of a spate of fires across the city. Tom Hartley reports.

Brisbane’s best shutting down

Penalty rates, high rents and the cost of parking are putting increasing pressure on Brisbane’s inner city restaurants. One upmarket restaurant, “One Eleven”, has shut down after only fourteen months in operation. Emma Clarke reports.

Even the Koalas are sweltering

Queensland sweltered through another day of 30+ heat. The prolonged spells of heat are already impacting on threatened native species. And we could be making the problem worse. Rosie Jumelet reports.

Bathurst battle begins

The biggest race on V8 Calendar, the Bathurst 1000, gets underway this weekend. 29 drivers and cars will battle it out for the coveted racing crown. And defending champ, Jamie Whincup, claimed poll position in today’s first qualifying round. Tom

Broncos new threads

The Brisbane Broncos will be wearing a new name on their backs for next year’s season. The club’s CEO Paul White announced industrial product company Pirtek has signed a three year sponsorship deal. Emily Sakzewski reports.

What’s on this weekend

Anna Wall takes a look at What’s On around Brisbane this weekend.