Day: May 17, 2016

QUT TV News – Tuesday 17 May 2016

The headlines, an 18-year-old was arrested in Sydney this morning for planning an “imminent” terrorist attack. Lines were drawn in the Federal election campaign today with both leaders making big statements. You often hear in the news about out-of-control cars

Coal dust killing the Great Barrier Reef

Written by Sam Mortimer, edited for online by Riana Horner New research has revealed the potential environmental impacts which shipping coal could have on the Great Barrier Reef’s ocean life.

Man arrested for plotting terrorist attack in Sydney

An 18-year-old was arrested in Sydney this morning for planning an “imminent” terrorist attack. Attorney-General, George Brandis, said the teenager was allegedly in the process of getting a firearm when he was arrested. Sophia Wray reports.

Labor talks jobs, PM backflips on backpackers

Lines were drawn in the Federal election campaign today with both leaders making big statements, Malcolm Turnbull has hit out at Labor’s commitment to border protection while Bill Shorten has made the biggest financial commitment of the campaign so far.

Tram tears through house after crash

You often hear in the news about out-of-control cars crashing into a house but you’d probably not expect a runaway tram to do the same thing, well that’s what happened in Melbourne last night. Philippe Coquerand reports.

A fundraising walk with conviction

Queensland’s legal fraternity took to the streets of Brisbane today as hundreds of judges, barristers and solicitors led by the Chief Justice and Attorney General raise money for disadvantaged people who need legal support. Helen Driscoll reports.

Police raise rainbow flag for LGBTI community

Queensland police are flying the flag for the lesbian, gay and trans-gender community. A service today celebrated International Day Against Homophobia, highlighting one of its own officers. Adriana Mageros reports.

Gearing up for Broncos Cowboys clash

Rugby league fans in Queensland are eagerly anticipating what’s expected to be another epic encounter. Defending NRL Premiers, the Cowboys, will host the ladder leading Broncos on Friday night. Damon Ryan reports.

Young pilot on cloud nine after meeting World-War-II top gun

It’s not every day a young, aspiring pilot meets a World-War-II top gun. 17-year-old, Daniel Hughes, had that opportunity at Amberley today. Tina Wood reports.

Backpacker tax under review

Written by Samantha Cheney, edited for online by Ashleigh Whittaker The Australian Federal Government has announced a review into the introduction of the controversial backpacker tax, with working holidaymakers given the “all clear” to continue to earn $18,200 tax free

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