Day: October 19, 2016

QUT Web News – Wed 19 October 2016

In this bulletin: Still no verdict – the jury in Gabel Tostee’s murder trial asks the judge for more guidance. A pain in the hip pocket nerve, as doctors fees rise while bulk billing falls. One of the world’s most

Tostee Day 8: Jury still struggling

It’s the court case that has fascinated much of Queensland. Gable Tostee, his family, and that of the woman who fell to her death, Warriena¬†Wright, have waited throughout the day for a verdict. Joseph Ogilvie reports:

Festival to celebrate Brisbane’s gay community

The MELT Festival, which celebrates Brisbane’s gay community, is expected to draw some international acts this year. Now in its third year, the festival has become an acclaimed event. Cheryl Tung reports.

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Monopoly launches Brisbane edition

Brisbane finally has its own version of one of the world’s best loved board games. A new Monopoly board, using well known city locations, came to life at South Bank. Maudy Veltema reports.

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Doctors fees rise as bulk billing falls

Australian doctors will be charging more for their services from next month. And because many are dumping bulk billing as well, many patients could be 41 dollars out of pocket. Roisin O’Sullivan reports.

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Fraser Island oil spill: Source still unknown

Environment workers have started cleaning up the oil spill on World Heritage listed Fraser island, as the government tries to track down the source. So far no wildlife has been hurt. Elisabeth Moss reports.

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Turnbull Government split over gun laws

There’s been more debate over suggested changes to Australia’s tough gun laws and in particular a rapid fire shotgun some farmers want. Former Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, says new weapons shouldn’t be allowed at a time of heightened terrorism. Ashleigh

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Gold Coast revs up for super-car weekend

V8 Supercar fans are gearing up for this weekend’s big Queensland round.. The Gold Coast 6 hundred. Most of the drivers have already arrived. Andrew Behne reports.

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