Day: May 10, 2016

QUT TV News – Tuesday 10 May 2016

The headlines, Queensland was centre stage again, on day two of the Federal election campaign. Queensland Independent Rob Pyne puts decriminalisation of abortion back on the political agenda. Teachers and parents express concerns about the future of NAPLAN testing. Brisbane’s

Queensland still focus of election campaign

Queensland was centre stage again, on day two of the Federal election campaign. Prime Minister Turnbull focused on knife-edge seats in the south-east. While Bill Shorten pounded the pavements of Townsville. Kayla Plunkett reports.

Queensland Independent puts abortion back on political agenda

Queensland Independent Rob Pyne has put decriminalisation of abortion back on the political agenda. Today, he introduced a Private Member’s Bill, which the Premier says Labor will support. Tegan Atkins reports.

NAPLAN testing teachers in online future

Some teachers and parents have expressed concerns about the future of NAPLAN testing. Around 235,000 Queensland students have begun three days of literacy and numeracy assessment. For some, it’s the last time they’ll do so, using pencil and paper. Catherine

Centre celebrates decade of congestion control

Brisbane’s high-tech traffic management centre is celebrating a milestone. It’s been operating ten years. And the Lord Mayor says, it’s still the city’s main weapon in controlling road congestion. Jemma Beh reports.

$50 phone cover stops costly cracks

Dropping an iPhone can be a costly mistake, but a new technology could mean the end of nasty repair bills. Joseph Ogilvie reports.

Queensland athlete bound for Rio

He’s Queensland’s best all-round athlete who’s bound for the Rio Olympics, but you’ve probably never heard of him. Cedric Dubler will represent Australia in decathlon, one of the toughest of any Olympic sports. Jessica Stewart reports.

Two teams too much for Queensland says AFL icon

AFL icon, Leigh Matthews, says Queensland can’t sustain two AFL teams. Matthews believes having two sides is pointless, because there isn’t enough demand. Mary-Clare Simpson reports.

Abortion decriminalization rally draws crowd at QLD State Parliament

Written by Jacob Miley, edited for online by Sam Mortimer A crowd of women’s rights advocates gathered outside Parliament House as Queensland Independent MP Rob Pyne presented a bill aimed at decriminalizing abortion in the state. Abortion was prohibited under the Queensland

Conservation group invests big to protect Australia’s native animals

The Australian Wildlife Conservancy is pitching a $3million plan in a bid to protect Australia’s fauna. Australia has a shocking reputation when it comes to protecting the nation’s native animals, with 29 mammal species lost and 1800 species being under

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