Author: Heidi Sheehan

The fight against domestic violence gains momentum

The campaign to end domestic violence has gained momentum. State Parliament has passed tougher laws, which increase maximum penalties and give extra protection to victims. Politicians also showed their support by joining a public rally in the CBD last night.

Families remember Balibo five

Today marks the 40th anniversary five Australian journalists died while reporting East Timor. Family members and friends held a dawn service at the War memorial in Canberra, to honour the Balibo five. Fern Doyle reports.

Brisbane’s fountains spring back to life

The water will soon be flowing again at some of the city’s decommissioned fountains. It’s all part of a multi million dollar ‘beautify Brisbane’ program. Adriana Mageros reports.

QUT fires up for Work Safe Month

An expert stunt team showed Brisbane students why it’s important to take care at work. It’s part of National Work Safe Month. And a reminder, the people doing these demonstrations, are professionals. Jacob Shaw reports.

Fort Lytton gets a Jolie good look

A piece of Queensland’s military history has been given a new leash of life thanks partly to actor Angelina Jolie. The American star donated $25,000 of her own money to help renovate an old ammunition storage building at Fort Lytton

Wave of success for Aussie surfers

Australian surfer Taylor Wright won the Roxy Pro in France last night for the second consecutive year. The win means she remains 5th overall, in the world. Vincent Roche reports.

Indigenous history behind QUT’s Creative Industries Precinct

The transformation of Kelvin Grove into a modern university-based urban village, continues to evolve. The centre piece is QUT’s new $80 million Creative Industries Precinct Stage 2. It’s an impressive building designed to cater for drama, arts and music. It’s

New approaches to fight extremism

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says we have to try new approaches to fight growing extremism. He told a national summit in Canberra those who seek to turn children into terrorists must be stopped. Adriana Mageros reports.

Tostee to stand trial

Gable Tostee will stand trial over the death of a New Zealand tourist. Tostee is charged with the murder of the young woman, who fell from the balcony of his 14th floor Gold Coast apartment. Chloe Ranford reports.

Queensland has shortest surgery wait times

A new report shows Queensland hospitals have the shortest elective surgery wait times in the country. But the State Opposition says, that’s the result of their efforts in Government. Elizabeth Cramsie reports.