Month: October 2014

The magnificent seven unite

Queensland’s seven crossbench MPs have signed an agreement to formally oppose the privatisation of public assets. The Newman Government is promoting the long-term leases to pay down state debt. Tobi Loftus reports.

G20 security preview

Brisbane had an early taste of G20-style security today. US Ambassador John Berry came to town flanked by security agents. Berry’s here to discuss sharing local innovations. Francis Dela Cruz reports.

Suspected arson at Burleigh Heads

Arsonists may be responsible for torching Burleigh Heads National Park overnight. About three quarters of the sloping headland was burnt out. Eric Thorpe reports.

Global fashion stores head for Brisbane

Brisbane’s retail clothing war is hotting up. Another international giant, US-based Forever 21, opened its doors today in the heart of the city. Mercy Bass reports.

Queensland’s transport goes high tech

You’ll soon be able to track your bus, ferry or train online – anytime. The real-time tracking system is about to be rolled out across South East Queensland. Lucy Smith reports.

Jellyfish invade the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast seaway is looking strikingly blue today but it’s not what you might think. Jellyfish have taken over the broadwater and are heading to the canals. Kane Burgess reports.

Police raid caravan parks

A dramatic police raid, on Brisbane’s north-side early this morning. Officers set up a command post outside two caravan parks. Dozens of uniformed police then blocked access and began searching for drugs and illegal squatters. Caitlin Parker reports.

Sydney whipped by wild storms

It’s been described as a “once in a century” storm event. And tonight, millions of people across New South Wales are still counting the cost. The deluge had it all; torrential, horizontal rain, cyclonic winds, even snow. Myles Holley reports.

Sydney clean up begins

If last night in Sydney was chaos, today, it was sheer hard work. Weary emergency crews were out again, alongside residents cleaning up the mess. Airports and roads may now be open but authorities are asking people to stay away,

Protestors countdown to G20

Police are warning G20 protesters that violent elements could infiltrate and hijack their peaceful demonstrations. The number of known protest groups has tripled in the last week. Celeste Skinner reports.