Day: October 5, 2016

QUT Web News – Wed 5 Oct 2016

In this bulletin: A second day at the banking inquiry and a second apology, this time from the boss of the ANZ. A joint federal and state border security task force targets organised crime and illicit drugs in Queensland. Keep

Unhealthy screen time for Aussie kids

A new survey shows one in three Queensland kids are spending too much time in front of screens. The Cancer Council says it’s placing children at a high risk of obesity and chronic disease. Meg Waller reports.

Brisbane cafe dishes out support for female refugees

A not-for-profit Brisbane restaurant is training and employing female African refugees. And Mu’ooz in West End is offering their authentic North-East African cuisine. Katherine Willis reports.

Students lead road safety campaign

The Queensland Government’s campaign to stop people using their phones while driving is getting some help. And it’s coming from young people worried that teenagers are killing themselves for the sake of a text. Tianna Balmer reports.

ANZ boss apologises to customers

Another bank executive has apologised to a Parliamentary committee over poor banking procedures and customers who were penalised as a result. ANZ boss Shayne Elliot appeared on the second day of the inquiry into the big four banks. Rhiannon Kallio

Grandmother victim of ‘callous’ attack

An 83-year-old woman has suffered painful injuries after a senseless attack in Sydney’s south-west. The grandmother was walking in Moorebank when she became the target of a much younger woman. Tahlia Rowley reports.

Police join forces to stamp out illicit drugs

There’s a new push underway to counter the growth of organised crime in Queensland. Both the state and federal governments are joining forces to form a highly specialised border security task force. Jenny Archdall reports.

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