Month: May 2014

Davis resigns from Qld Parliament

Maverick Government MP, Chris Davis quit the Parliament this afternoon. He says recent laws go against his values and those of his electorate. The State Opposition says it’s a vote of no-confidence in Premier Newman’s leadership. Danny Saba reports.

Student protests turn violent

Students protesting changes to higher education in the Budget, last night ambushed Education Minister Christopher Pyne. The demonstration became violent, when riot police were deployed to disperse the angry mob. Saskia Edwards reports.

Aussie man home after Bali nightmare

A Melbourne man, critically injured in a road accident in Bali, has arrived home for specialist treatment. The 43-year-old was put into an induced coma for the flight. Jacinta Lal reports.

It’s a Paniyiri and punters weekend

The sun will be shining on the 38th Annual Paniyiri Festival this weekend. It’s not the only big event on in Brisbane. One of horse racing’s gala days, promises to be great for both punters and fashion lovers. Claire McHardy

Players relax ahead of Origin

With only five days left before the first State of Origin clash in Brisbane both the Maroons and Blues took time out today, for some enjoyable and less taxing training. Natalie Cameron reports.

Brisbane honours Queensland’s bravest

Twenty-three Queenslanders have received bravery awards at an official ceremony in Brisbane. It recognises the extraordinary contributions, of ordinary citizens. Lauren Cooney reports.

What’s on in Brisbane this weekend

And now for What’s On in Brisbane. There are plenty of events happening around the city this weekend. For a start, this year’s Paniyiri Greek Festival is on.

Parly apology for Holocaust remarks

The State Opposition was forced to make a parliamentary apology today over comments made by Labor MP Jo-Ann Miller. The Government mounted a sustained assault after Ms Miller compared fly-in-fly-out mining set-ups to Holocaust camps. Edwina Seselja reports.

Queensland Police ready for G20

Queensland Police say they’re ready for anything the G20 summit can throw at them. And they put their words into action today during a capability demonstration at Oxley. Justin Brosnan reports.

Abbott agrees some uni fees will rise

The Prime Minister has admitted it’s possible the cost of going to university could rise under the deregulation of fees. He made the admission today after thousands of students took to the streets to protest against his first budget. Jim