Day: May 19, 2014

Tavern shooting on the Gold Coast

An armed bandit, dressed in a motorbike helmet and high-vis vest, has been shot dead at a Gold Coast tavern. Police are questioning a security guard, who was apparently targeted by the would-be robber. Natalie Cameron reports.

Budget brawl continues

The Prime Minister was in Brisbane today selling his widely-criticised federal budget. Liberal Premiers, including Campbell Newman, and Labor are demanding discussions about cuts to health and education funding. Saskia Edwards reports.

Insulation investigation wraps up

The $20 million Royal Commission into the botched home insulation scheme wrapped up today. One of today’s witnesses, an electrical expert, says the decision to include foil insulation in the program, was a recipe for disaster. Jim Malo reports.

Brisbane’s battles of the bowsers

There’s a fuel price war on in Brisbane’s northside. The opening of U.S. retail giant Costco petrol outlet, has forced other petrol stations to slash their prices. Jacinta Lal reports.

Major boost for Bilby Fund

The State Government is moving to ensure the rare Australian Bilby doesn’t become extinct. Today it announced a $50,000 grant for the ‘Save the Bilby’ Fund. Justin Brosnan reports.

The Suns just keep shining

In AFL, while the Lions’ losing streak continues, the Gold Coast Suns are now a hot contender for a final’s berth. They’ve had six wins from eight games. The latest, against the Saints. Tegan West reports.

Choppy conditions for canoeists

The windy conditions made it tough for competitors in the annual Macleay Island Canoe race. It’s held to raise money for the local boat club, but members might have to paddle some more, because they’re short on funds. Hannah Daley