Day: May 9, 2016

Port rail connection fights derailment by residents

Written by Bryce Heaton, edited for online by Toby Crockford A Federal Government proposal for a freight rail connection from the Port of Brisbane through the eastern suburbs has drawn concern from local residents. The connection is part of the

QUT TV News – Monday 9 May 2016

The headlines, Both houses of Federal Parliament were officially dissolved this morning. That signalled the start of the eight-week election campaign. Queensland is considered a key election battleground, with both leaders likely to make numerous visits over the next eight

Uni student fee hikes set to bite

University students will take to the streets to protest proposed hikes in fees. They’re planning a national day of action on Wednesday. Kurravi Piggott reports.

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Marginal Queensland seats in the spotlight

Queensland is considered a key election battleground, with both leaders likely to make numerous visits over the next eight weeks. Reporter Tegan Atkins has been assessing the issues and seats likely to decide the outcome.

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Nicholls announces new Queensland front bench

In state politics, Lawrence Springborg is missing from the new Queensland opposition front bench. Tim Nicholls unveiled his recycled team today, and he has another role in mind for the man he replaced. Joseph Ogilvie reports.

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National Volunteer Week focusing on happiness of helpers

Written by Georgie Scotchford, edited for online by Toby Crockford This week is a celebration of the hard work of the country’s volunteers across the country, whose tireless efforts support not-for-profit organisations. The words of “give happy … live happy”

Students ramping up fight against cuts to tertiary education

Written by Toby Crockford, edited for online by Keira Wallace The National Union of Students is ramping up its campaign against plans in the latest Federal budget to slash billions of dollars from tertiary education. National Union of Students Queensland

Waleed Aly hopes Logie win will help others

As always, it’s a star-studded night. Taking out the top gongs, TV newcomer, Waleed Aly, with the Gold Logie and TV Legend, Noni Hazlehurst, for the Hall of Fame. And winners too, before the awards ceremony. Catherine Butt reports.

Roos reap the benefits

North Melbourne coach, Brad Scott believes his side was lucky to escape with a seven point victory over the Saints yesterday. The Roos are now four points clear on the top of ladder after five straight wins. Jessica Stewart reports.

Cute cubs spark smiles in sick kids

Tiger cubs at Lady Cilento Hospital

Sick children in Brisbane’s Lady Cilento Hospital received some surprise medicine today. A pair of tiger cubs from Australia Zoo lifted spirits where it was needed most. Mary-Clare Simpson reports.