Day: October 2, 2014

New burqa rules for Parliament

The debate over wearing the burqa has fired up again. The Prime Minister’s hosing down his comment that he found the Muslim attire confronting. But today one of his frontbenchers, Kevin Andrews, called them medieval and demeaning. Now, burqa-wearing visitors

Petition lock out

Southside locals were locked out of Government buildings today as they tried to deliver a petition against a new riverside development. They say the plan for Kurilpa, is lacking in vision and infrastructure. Emilia Hutchinson reports.

Hird holds on as Essendon coach

James Hird is still the Essendon coach for now. His decision to appeal the Federal Court verdict over the ASADA drugs investigation put him at odds with his club. But the Essendon board will have further meetings, before deciding Hird’s

Webcke urges workers to stay safe

The importance of taking care at work, has been highlighted at a breakfast in King George Square today. And Rugby League Legend Shane Webcke shared his own story of how a workplace injury impacted on his family. Alexander Heinke reports.

Queensland stars in hollywood blockbuster

The next instalment of Pirates of the Caribbean will be filmed exclusively in Queensland. Locations will include the Gold Coast, the Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas and rainforest in the far north of the state. Shelby Waugh reports.

Outback show more spectacular than ever

Snow peaked mountains and Aussie myths and legends will be brought to life in a brand new Queensland production. The Australian Outback Spectacular previewed its newest show, ‘High Country – Myths and Legends’. Eliza Buzacott-Speer reports.

Musical set to be a laugh

The musical comedy Spamalot, brings Monty Python’s silliness back to the stage in Brisbane tonight. And QUT News was given backstage access to the award winning show. Carina Nguyen reports.