Day: October 7, 2016

QUT Web News – Fri 7 Oct 2016

In this bulletin: The end of a long road as the final Australian made Ford rolls off the production line in Melbourne. Workplace safety officials investigate the deaths of two construction workers, crushed by a concrete slab at Eagle Farm.

A sneak peak into Brisbane’s most loved buildings

An event this weekend is opening doors and minds to good design and curious spaces. Thousands of people are expected to take a peek at some of Brisbane’s most loved buildings. Meg Waller reports.

Gender equality promised at 2018 Commonwealth Games

For the first time in Commonwealth Games history, both men and women will compete for an equal number of medals on the Gold Coast. Seven new events have been added to the women’s program. Katherine Willis reports.

A speedy start at Bathurst

Four-time winner Jamie Whincup has claimed provisional pole for Sunday’s Bathurst 1000. He didn’t break his own lap record, but still topped qualifying at Mount Panorama. Whincup held out a fast-finishing Scott McLaughlin. Jenny Archdall reports.

New home for sick kids

Queensland’s newest palliative care centre for children has officially opened its doors. Hummingbird House aims to provide world class care for patients and their families. Lily Greer reports.

Crashes cause havoc in Brisbane and Adelaide

There’s been traffic chaos in two capital cities. Near Brisbane, a truck dropped a load of nails over the Pacific Motorway causing major delays. And in Adelaide, police closed an expressway to investigate a fatal accident, allegedly caused by car

End of era for Ford production in Australia

It’s the beginning of the end for Australia’s car manufacturing industry. Today, the last Australian-made Ford came off the assembly line, signalling the closure of its two Victorian plants. Many workers wiped away tears – for some, this had been

Two construction workers killed on Brisbane work site

Workplace safety experts are still trying to determine the cause of an accident, which killed two construction workers at Eagle Farm Racecourse. The men, aged 34 and 55, were crushed by a concrete slab. Rhiannon Kallio reports.