Day: October 7, 2014

LNP says state-owned assets not for sale

Queensland Treasurer Tim Nicholls has urged government MPs, to back his plan for long-term leases, on port and power assets. He says the plan is necessary, to fix an $80 billion debt problem. Joseph Cooney reports.

Abbott tight-lipped on budget

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has ruled out increasing taxes to pay for Australia’s military operations in Iraq. Mr Abbott says his government is about lower, not higher taxes. Taryn Watt reports.

Tradies urged to talk

It’s Mental Health Week. And despite a ‘tough bloke’ image construction workers are at much higher risk of suicide. Now, industry bodies are urging tradies, to open up about their problems. Maddison Bates-Willis reports.

Qld breakthrough in cure for cancer

Queensland scientists believe they have made a major breakthrough in the search for a cure for cancer. And the secret might be in the seeds of a rainforest plant. Laura Dixon reports.

Uni fees could rise after Senate inquiry

A Senate Inquiry into university reforms got underway in Brisbane today. And protesters rallied outside Parliament, to voice their concerns about a hefty hike in university fees. Louise Priddle reports.

Film legend visits Brisbane

He’s the name behind movies like Chariots of Fire and The Killing Fields and he’s in Brisbane. Lord David Puttnam, is here to pass on some of his wisdom to budding film students. Charlotte Collins reports.

Aus troops could follow RAAF into Iraq

Australia’s special forces are on standby to start work in Iraq, as soon as final paperwork is sorted. Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Australian troops could become active in Baghdad after the Royal Australian Air Force has completed another mission

Bunnies hero Burgess to undergo surgery

South Sydney’s Grand Final hero, Sam Burgess, is to undergo surgery. X-rays on his cheekbone this morning revealed a double fracture. Tom Sharman reports.