Day: October 13, 2016

QUT Web News – Thur 13 Oct 2016

In this bulletin: In an Australian first, the Queensland parliament legalises medicinal cannibis, offering comfort to those with life-threatening conditions. Gable Tostee’s murder trial drawing to a close, as the jury hears his alleged victim Warriena Wright had suffered multiple

Queensland legalises medicinal cannabis

Medicinal cannabis will soon be legal to access in Queensland. State Parliament passed the legislation, the first of its kind in Australia. Those suffering life-threatening conditions have welcomed the changes. Lily Nothling reports.

Evidence concludes at Tostee trial

The final witness in the Gable Tostee murder trial has told the court the victim had 80 separate injuries to her body. It’s the fourth day of the trial into Warriena Wright’s death. Natalie O’Brien reports.

Lions captain in trade talk

AFL’s trade week continues to surprise. There’s speculation that Lions captain Tom Rockliff may be changing clubs. And Hawthorn has traded a triple Premiership player. Paxton Roth reports.

New calls from artists to scrap lockout laws

There are fresh calls for the state government to reconsider its controversial lockout laws. While Fortitude Valley stakeholders are aiming to promote a more positive Brisbane nightlife. Reece D’Alessandro reports.

Teens hurt in Melbourne tram crash

A bus carrying special-needs students has collided with a tram in Melbourne. Two of the teenagers had to be taken to hospital. Eilish Massie reports.

Palaszczuk defends Queensland’s financial state

Queensland may be the nation’s sunshine state, but an ANZ report says things aren’t looking so bright for our finances. And in parliament, the state’s opposition blamed the government for the downturn. Samantha Chariton reports.

Liberal MP makes voting blunder

The Turnbull government has made an embarrassing procedural mistake. A Minister voted for an amendment, criticising her own government’s tax policy. Labor has seized on the mistake to accused the coalition of losing control over the Lower House. Anisha Mistry