Day: May 2, 2014

A cool change for COAG

The Federal Government’s rejected its first recommendation from the Commission of Audit and will continue to back subsidised transport to Tasmania. But Prime Minister Abbott again warned Australia is facing a tough budget next month. Jacob Shields reports.

Public quiz authorities on G20 impact to Brisbane

Brisbane people have been given the chance to find out how the G20 summit will affect their lifestyles when world leaders converge on the city in November. Organisers held a public forum today, in City Hall. Jessica Turner reports.

A sour start to Splendour

Thousands of fans waited this morning, fingers at the ready, for Splendour in the Grass tickets to go on sale. Unfortunately, the Moshtix website was hacked and many patrons ended up with empty bank accounts. Gabrielle Lyons reports.

Girls learning to fight back

More women are enrolling in self-defence classes. With concern about a growing number of assaults on females, women say this makes them feel more confident about their safety. Keira Wallace reports.

Boxer’s welcome home

Logan City this morning turned on a big welcome for local hero, boxer Alex-Lionheart-Leapai. He may have lost the world heavy weight title fight, but he won the keys to his home city. Dinah Boucher reports.

Buddah’s Birthday in Brisbane

It’s Buddha’s birthday and Brisbane is celebrating. Thousands of people braved grey skies to converge on South Bank, for the start of a three day party. Roisin O’Connor reports.

Collingwood vs Carlton Clash

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says Marley Williams is set to play in tonight’s clash with Carlton at the MCG despite his limited preparation. Hannah Daley reports.

What’s On in Brisbane this weekend

A quick look at what is happening over the weekend.