Day: May 6, 2014

Packing a punch

Police are now seeking witnesses to Sunday’s Bondi street brawl between James Packer and Nine C.E.O. David Gyngell. Gyngell has taken the blame for starting the punch-up, which left Australia’s richest man with a blackened left eye. Neither man has

Rockhampton doctor under investigation

Two hospital chiefs have been sacked over a series of surgical errors at Rockhampton Base Hospital. The repeat errors, by an overseas-trained doctor, echo the notorious Jayant Patel controversy. Mackenzie Lyon reports.

Student protest stops Q&A

Student protestors interrupted a live TV program last night, to voice their concerns with the Coalition’s performance. Adding to the Abbott Government’s woes, the latest Newspoll shows just how unsatisfied Australians are. Olivia Rogers reports.

New strategy for safe night out

Brisbane’s drinking culture was under the spot light today, at an annual Liquor Accords Conference. The State Government is drafting a ‘Safe Night Out Strategy’ to improve safety around the city’s nightlife hubs. Gabrielle Lyons reports.

Roaring reception for soccer heroes

Despite the cooler weather the “heat” was on in the CBD this afternoon. A sea of Brisbane Roar fans turned out to congratulate their new A-league champions. Players soaked up the celebration and the ‘orange’ ticker-tape parade. Elizabeth Lambert reports.

Viney to front AFL Tribunal

Jack Viney is fronting the AFL tribunal after his high bump left Adelaide’s Tom Lynch with a broken jaw. Lynch could be off the field for up to six weeks. Cameron Kirby reports.

Nosey dog number one at finding number twos

Logan City Council has enlisted the help of a conservation canine in a bid to help protect Koalas. Maya, a kelpie cross border-collie, is specially trained to sniff out and identify Koala habitats. Alexandra Connor reports.

Public sex offender registry proposed for Qld

By Keira Wallace. Edited for online by Joseph Cooney. The proposition of Queensland implementing a public sex offender register is being raised in state parliament today. Proposed amendments to the Child Protection Act are calling for more stringent reporting with

UQ Ipswich campus to sell to USQ

By Justin Brosnan. Edited for online by Jacinta Lal The University of Queensland is in discussion with the University of Southern Queensland over the sale of its Ipswich campus which has failed to attract substantial student numbers and enrolments in

Budget may cut back on agricultural funding

  Cobey Bartels. Edited for online by Joshua Bristow Farmers are worried that the upcoming budget may include cutbacks in drought assistance along with reduced funding for agricultural research and development after the Commission of Audit suggested such changes.

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