Day: May 2, 2018

QUT TV News – Wednesday 2 May 2018

Koalas endangered

In this bulletin, cyclists staged a dramatic protest in South Brisbane this morning. They lay down on busy Vulture Street, pretending to die. But their peak hour stunt, sparked more anger from drivers. One of the AFL’s most decorated figures,

Security concerns rise ahead of Richard Dawkins’ Australian visit

By Tomson Calland, produced for online by Jessica Riga Concerns surrounding security are growing when evolutionary biologist and celebrity atheist Richard Dawkins visits Brisbane this month ahead of his lecture Science in the Soul. The controversial figure promotes free speech

Smokers could soon be paid to quit

By Bella Rigley, produced for online by Jessica Riga Australia is spending a total of $31.5 billion on the effects of smoking, but a new Tasmanian project thinks there is a more cost effective method for quitting, by offering small money

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Queensland government to introduce fuel price monitoring

By Rory Scott Edited for online by Claire Boughey A two-year trial of fuel price monitoring is set to roll out in Queensland as a direct response to record high fuel prices around the state. Under the trial, petrol stations

Domestic violence report shows 40 per cent of victims suffer brain injury

By Daneka Hill and Tim Shepherd.  Almost half of hospitalised domestic violence victims suffer from brain injuries, a recent study has found. A Monash University report examined hospitalisations over a 10 year period finding 40 per cent suffered some form

Cyclists boldly protest road safety

Cyclists staged a dramatic protest in South Brisbane this morning. They lay down on busy Vulture Street, pretending to die. But their peak hour stunt, sparked more anger from drivers. Anna McGraw reports.

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Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson charged with drug trafficking and possession

One of the AFL’s most decorated figues, has been charged with drugs trafficking and possession. Mark “Bomber” Thompson will face court again next month. Bridgette Vanderwolf reports.

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Conservationists return serve over land clearing laws

Animal rights activists gathered outside Parliament House this morning, in a counter-protest to yesterday’s farmers’ rally. They say koalas are dying at an alarming rate, and without stronger environmental protection laws, they’ll become extinct. Gemma Niwa reports.

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French President pays respects to Australian war casualties

French President Emmanuel Macron is in Australia for his first visit. He’s urged our Prime Minister to show the courage of his convictions in tackling climate change. Liam MacGillivray reports.

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Broncos stars return for Bulldogs clash

Star duo Andrew McCullough and Anthony Milford have been given the go-ahead to take the field in tomorrow night’s game against the Bulldogs. The addition has bolstered Brisbane’s chances against a lacklustre Bulldogs outfit. Toby Rowen reports.

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