Day: October 3, 2014

Australian fighter jets sent to Iraq

It’s now official Australian fighter jets will carry out combat missions in Iraq. Federal cabinet sanctioned the move after the Iraqi government formally requested our assistance. Shelby Waugh reports.

Sharks killed after surfer attack

West Australian authorities have killed two sharks after the attack of a surfer near Esperance. The victim, Sean Pollard, has been receiving treatment in Perth but has lost an arm and a hand. Eliza Buzacott-Speer reports.

Unclear future for three LNP members

The future of three LNP State members is being decided today. It seems certain Bruce Flegg won’t be standing in his seat, but two others may be now pre-selected in their electorates. Lachlan Eyers reports.

Worries over Lytton Road revamp

Plans to upgrade one of Brisbane’s biggest traffic choke points will cost 38 people their homes. Houses on the river side of Lytton Road will be removed to make way for two extra lanes. Marcus De Witt-Ryall reports.

Stricter rules for nightlife

The Queensland Government has stepped up its campaign to stamp out alcohol and drug related violence. It’s launched a new campaign called Safe Night Out which includes tougher penalties for trouble makers. Jacinta Lal reports.

Jazzy plans for G20

The G20 parade is coming to town and to help welcome delegates and their families so is Australian jazz virtuoso James Morrison. He’ll join a group of local musicians at a free concert at the Botanic Gardens Riverstage. Gabrielle Copp

Injured Ennis hoping for a miracle

It’s very big weekend for rugby league fans with the grand final between South’s and Canterbury Bankstown. And there’s still some speculation whether Michael Ennis the Dog’s captain is foxing about broken bones in his foot. Alexander Heinke reports.

What’s on this weekend

Vanessa Wolfe has a look at what families can do over this coming long weekend.