Author: Abby Blaikie

Raids carried out on Labor Senator and staffers

Raids by Federal Police on a Labor Senator and staffers have ended in a full blown political row. Labor says they were politically motivated. The Liberals say that’s rubbish. The raids follow an investigation into leaks of confidential information concerning

Calls for key cancer drug to be subsidised more widely

It’s called ‘keytruda’ and the drug has saved lives and given hope to cancer victims, all around Australia. The only catch, when it’s not subsidised, every dose costs thousands of dollars. Sophia Wray reports.

Change to drone licencing laws

From the end of September this year commercial drone operators will no longer need remote pilot licences or certificates for unmanned aircrafts. The new regulations are part of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s plans to cut red tape as drone

Paniyiri party ready to begin

The annual Greek festival Paniyiri is back. In under 24 hours Musgrave Park will be flooded with food, dancing, food, culture, and more food. Cassandra Catsoulis reports.

Reynolds’ eyes on Origin jersey

In NRL news. South Sydney halfback Adam Reynolds may have played himself into a New South Wales Origin jersey last night. He set up three tries for a win against the Dragons. Amanda Harper reports.

QUT’s new world class creative industries

Tonight, our first special report on QUT’s new Creative Industries facility. We take you inside the complex, which is to be officially opened later this year. It is a mecca for music, dance, drama, and the visual arts. Georgie Scotchford

Labor promises to dump freeze on Medicare rebate levels

Labor has announced its first big-ticket campaign promise. They’ll overturn the Government’s freezing of Medicare rebate levels which will cost $12 billion over a decade. The Prime Minister says, where’s the money coming from? Amanda Harper reports.

Tinny terrorists extradited from Cairns

Five men, dubbed the ‘tinny terrorists’ have been remanded in custody after appearing in the Melbourne Magistrates Court. They’d been extradited under tight security, from Cairns. Adriana Mageros reports.

New hope for people with spinal injuries

There’s new hope for people with spinal cord injuries thanks to a brand new Brisbane stem cell research facility. It’s a legacy to the late Clem Jones, and today the Premier said the former Lord Mayor would be amazed and

Boat shows battle it out

There’s a battle of the boats underway in South East Queensland, but it’s not on the high seas. In fact those involved are close at hand. One boat show at Sanctuary Cove, the other at Coomera. Helen Driscoll reports.