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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.