Day: October 11, 2016

QUT Web News – Tues 11 Oct 2016

In this bulletin: The Tostee murder trial hears a dramatic recording of a woman’s screams, shortly before she plunged to her death from a Gold Coast high rise. Political split – Labor officially ditches its support for a plebiscite on

Tostee murder trial continues

A Supreme Court jury in Brisbane heard Warriena Wright’s screams, as she begged accused murderer Gable Tostee to let her go. The audio was captured on his mobile phone. They were the last sounds the New Zealand tourist made before

Clowns warned in Queensland parliament

The State Government has come under attack on a variety of issues in Question Time. At the top of the agenda were mental health and land sales. The Police Minister also had a stern warning about a bizarre new internet craze.

Queensland government changes taxi standards

Queensland’s Taxi Council claims the state government is moving to lower the standard of taxi drivers. From now on, they won’t need to pass an English or geographical test. And that applies to all commercial drivers, including UBER. Anisha Mistry

Brisbane celebrates Paralympic team

Queensland members of the Australian Paralympic team have received a warm welcome home at King George Square. The Premier led a crowd of supporters in congratulating the athletes. Natalie O’Brien reports.

Labor rejects same sex plebiscite

Same-sex marriage advocates say Labor has put Australia on a path to historic social change by rejecting a public vote. The Labor caucus was unanimous in its opposition to the plebiscite. They say that’s what politicians are elected to do.

Post season action in AFL

The surprises continued at the AFL’s Trade Period. Some high-profile players could be wearing new colours next season. Jennifer Martinez reports.

Breathing new hope into water

The U.N. says we should be spending more than a hundred billion dollars on infrastructure to provide enough clean drinking water for everyone. Leading researchers gathered in Brisbane to find solutions to do just that. Jessica McGrath reports.