Day: May 5, 2014

Roar comeback in thrilling A-League grand final

Brisbane is still celebrating after the Roar became the A-League’s greatest ever side, scoring a third Grand Final win in four years. Their triumph, against the Western Sydney Wanderers, was a trademark come-back victory. Mackenzie Lyon reports.

Big business buying power

Eight days to go before the Abbott Government’s first budget and the leaders were again on the defensive. Treasurer Joe Hockey came under fire over claims lobbyists are “buying” influence within the Liberal Party. But Mr Abbott hosed down the

Officer injured after car rams police wagon

A 21-year-old man was charged with dangerous driving and a police officer has been injured after a high speed chase. Just after 9pm, an allegedly stolen car sped away from police on the Sunshine Coast and headed south. Georgia Terry

A warm heart for the homeless

Brisbane’s cold snap on the weekend has prompted a plea for public help. Street Swags provides sleeping bags for homeless people turned away from shelters. But it says it needs more funds to keep pace with the sudden demand. Cameron

World Asthma Day highlights Aussie innovation

Tomorrow is World Asthma Day, it kicks off a nationwide week-long campaign showcasing new research and medication. Experts say with the change of season, asthma events can become more severe. Gabrielle Lyons reports.

AFL Suns charge continues

In the AFL, a weekend of big wins and equally big losses. Gold Coast, Hawthorn and Collingwood are the grinners, while Brisbane and St Kilda went down. Brooke Holdsworth reports.

Lifechanging journey to ANZAC commemoration

A group of students has shared their emotional experience at this year’s ANZAC Day commemoration at Gallipoli. They’d travelled there after winning the Premier’s Annual ANZAC Prize. Bonnie Stevens reports.

Brisbane’s cold snap highlights the need for more homeless shelters

By Rachel Riga As the cold winter weather starts to hit Brisbane, welfare services have expressed concern over the high numbers of homeless people being turned away from emergency housing. Street Swags founder and managing director Jean Madden says Queensland

Queensland Prisons ban smoking

by Saskia Edwards. Edited for Online by Joshua Bristow Queensland Prisons implemented a ban on cigarettes today despite critics saying the policy could encourage a new black market. Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie says the move is about protecting staff, prisoners and

Indigenous health and welfare improving

Tom Armstrong Edited for Online by Joshua Bristow Indigenous primary health care has improved across the nation, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report released today.

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