Day: October 14, 2013

NSW homes lost in bushfires

New South Wales remains on high-fire alert, despite cooler conditions overnight. Fires have already destroyed at least 12 homes. Authorities said 60 outbreaks were still active across the state many of them, uncontained. Bernard Thompson reports.

Cigarette butts feared cause of Sydney fires

Police are now investigating a fire which tore through a car-park at Sydney’s aquatic centre yesterday, destroying 47 vehicles. There’s speculation it may have been started by a discarded cigarette butt. Zuzanna Kamusinski reports.

Get ready Queensland!

Queenslanders are being warned to properly prepare for the upcoming storm season. “Get Ready Queensland” is a new plan to make the State, the most disaster-resilient in Australia. Mike Burgess reports.

Workers’ comp faces shake-up

The Attorney-General is planning major changes to Queensland’s Workers’ Compensation Scheme. Jarrod Bleijie wants to cap common law payouts and scrap insurance protections for workers during commutes, and lunch breaks. Nicholas Chin reports.

Women lead in Labor’s line-up

Labor’s new leadership team has been named as expected, Tanya Plibersek is the new deputy leader. Penny Wong has retained the party’s Senate leadership and another nine women fill senior roles in the new-look Opposition. Mackenzie Lyon reports.

Patel back in court

The trial of former Bundaberg surgeon Jayant Patel reconvened today after the jury stalled in their deliberation over his fate. The panel of six men and six women sent a note to the Judge on Friday, saying they were locked

Black Hawks in training over Brisbane

Army Black Hawk helicopters will be flying around Brisbane for the next month. They’re in training for upcoming national security events, such as the G20 Summit. Liana Bignall reports.

A-League Roars into action

The A-League kicked-off with a bang over the weekend as record crowds flocked to witness the opening round. Brisbane Roar also made the perfect start to their season, with a scrappy away win, in Wellington. Mackenzie Lyon reports.

The return of the King

Acclaimed musical The King and I is coming to Brisbane. The production, first performed in Australia in 1991, is coming to the Lyric Theatre next year. Ilana Morgan reports.