Day: May 15, 2014

Brisbane families feel budget burn

State and territory leaders will hold an urgent crisis meeting on Sunday in the wake of this week’s Federal Budget. They’re furious that Canberra slashed $80-billion from state health and education funding. And welfare groups say the number of families

Hockey defends harsh budget

Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey has hit-out at critics of his new Medical Co-payments saying people should cut back on personal vices instead. That provoked an angry response from the Opposition Leader who labelled Mr Hockey as completely out of touch

Rudd recognises responsibility for deaths.

Former Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, has accepted responsibility for the tragedy caused by his government’s home insulation scheme. Four men lost their lives working under the botched scheme. During his first full day in the Royal Commission witness box, Mr

Shark snaps at South Australian surfers

Three South Australian surfers have told of their lucky escape from a great white shark. While they were left unscathed, one of their surfboards was left worse for wear. Rachel Riga reports.

Diet forum feeds need for credible advice

Some of the world’s top nutritionists are in Brisbane and high on their agenda is making sure dietary information about the food we eat comes from a credible source. They’re attending a conference hosted by the Dietitians Association of Australia.

Swans strength set to squeeze Essendon

In AFL news, Collingwood is set to go against the Adelaide Crows tonight. And the Bombers will go head-to-head with an intimidating Sydney side. Vanessa Wolfe reports.

La Boite in the Artistic Spotlight!

La Boite Theatre has announced a new Artistic Director and CEO. Chris Kohn says he’s excited and has plenty of vision and passion for the Roundhouse Theatre. Ana Garcia reports.