Day: October 1, 2014

Body found at Gold Coast home

Police have launched a murder investigation after the discovery of a body at Coomera on the Gold Coast. The 37 year old man had suffered serious head injuries. They’re appealing to the public, for help with their inquiries. Emilia Hutchinson

Parliament passes counter-terrorism laws

The first tranche of tough new counter-terrorism laws have cleared federal parliament today. It came as an anti-Islamic State protest, calling for action against the militants, took place outside Parliament House. Shelby Waugh reports.

Senate inquiry launched into Newman Government

The Palmer United Party has joined with Labor and the Greens to launch an unprecedented inquiry into the Queensland Government. It could be damaging, hearings will begin in the lead-up to next year’s State Election campaign. Lachlan Eyers reports.

Technology accelerates communication change

Technology and social media is changing the way we communicate with each other. And, a conference in Brisbane heard, the speed of that change will only accelerate. Marcus De Witt-Ryall reports.

Holiday heatwave hits early

It’s been a warm start to October with temperatures into the low thirties today. Experts say it’s difficult to predict what summer has in store for us. But the dry weather doesn’t bode well for bushfires. Daniel Sloan reports.

Brisbane International line-up named

Some top names have signed up for this summer’s Brisbane Tennis International. Sam Stosur and Maria Sharapova are among the starters. But crowd favourite, Serena Williams, will not be coming. Jacinta Lal reports.

Suns sack coach

Shock news in AFL, Gold Coast Suns coach, Guy McKenna, has been shown the door with one year remaining on his contract. His likely replacement? Essedon’s interim coach Mark Thompson. Alexander Heinke reports.

Queensland students pushing boundaries of robotics

Fruit-pickers could soon be a thing of the past with robots taking over their job. That is just one of the challenges taken on by some of Queensland’s brightest Year 11 students. Gabrielle Copp reports.