Day: October 4, 2016

QUT Web News – Tues 4 Oct 2016

In this bulletin: The first storm of the season hits hard, cutting a path of destruction through Brisbane’s southern suburbs. Full steam ahead – the new Redcliffe Peninsula rail link takes its first paying passengers. Becoming a healthy desk jockey

New train line launches from Redcliffe to CBD

The first paying passengers were at Kippa Ring Station before dawn this morning to board the new Redcliffe Peninsula train line. On day one of the service, more than two thousand commuters used the line. Lily Greer reports.

NRL Stars ruled out of Four Nations squad

Andrew Fifita and Parramatta winger Semi Radradra have both been ruled out of selection for the Australian Four Nations squad due to off-field issues. That’s despite Fifita scoring the match-winning try in the Sharks’ drought-breaking NRL grand final triumph. Meg

Grandma Uber super squad

Uber has been ‘legal’ in Queensland for one month. The service is increasing in popularity, as are the number of people signing up as drivers. And one particular group is going the extra mile. Jennifer Archdall reports.

Walking towards better heart health

It’s that time of year when Queenslanders are urged to swap their desks for the outdoors in the name of a healthier work force. The initiative is all part of “Walk at Work” Week. Rhiannon Kallio reports.

Wild weekend weather hits South East Queensland

The clean up from a violent storm which hit Brisbane’s southern suburbs late yesterday is continuing. Our first storm of the season struck in dramatic fashion, ripping roofs off houses, downing trees and blacking out tens of thousands of homes.