Month: April 2014

Homeless rates rise for older women

There’s been a rise in the number of homeless women over the age of 55. Experts say the reasons behind homelessness for this group are often different, but affordable housing is crucial. Dinah Boucher reports.

Guide Dogs under attack

An alarming study reveals more than half the number of guide dogs in Australia are being attacked by other aggressive canines. Its release coincides with National Guide Dog Day. Georgia Terry Reports.

Abbott’s budget back down

The Prime Minister has been forced to back down on some of his budget priorities. Overnight, the so-called Government razor gang took the kives to the PM’s signature paid parent leave scheme. And there could be more changes in the

Half hour highway chase

Police have arrested a man after a dramatic highway car chase west of Brisbane. The 32 year old was finally apprehended after abandoning his vehicle near Gatton, and fleeing on foot. Jessica Turner reports.

Opportunities grow in allied health

There’s encouraging signs for school leavers wanting to take up a career in the area of allied health. Our ageing population, means demand for specialised health professionals is growing. Roisin O’Connor reports.

Roscoe loses battle with cancer

Veteran news presenter Ian Ross has lost his battle with pancreatic cancer, passing away on the Gold Coast overnight. The career of the man everyone called “Roscoe” spanned five decades. Celeste Skinner reports.

McKinnon offered job for life

Injured League player Alex McKinnon has received a welcome boost. A new contract and the offer of a job for life. Joseph Cooney reports.

Roar fever builds for Final

A state of origin of a different kind is coming to Brisbane this weekend when the Brisbane Roar take on the Western Sydney Wanderers for the A-League Grand Final. If you want to see the action at Suncorp Stadium you’d

Budget cuts for the greater good

Tony Abbott continues to hedge on whether a deficit levy will be part of the May 13 Budget. But he insists any temporary tax hike won’t break his pre-election promise not to introduce new taxes. Hannah Daley reports.

Spike in Queensland drug use crisis

Queensland is in the midst of a national “ice” pandemic. With a record number of seizures and arrests across Australia, drug use throughout the state is at an all time high. Jacob Shields reports.