Author: jacinta Lal

Australian fighter jets sent to Iraq

It’s now official Australian fighter jets will carry out combat missions in Iraq. Federal cabinet sanctioned the move after the Iraqi government formally requested our assistance. Shelby Waugh reports.

Unclear future for three LNP members

The future of three LNP State members is being decided today. It seems certain Bruce Flegg won’t be standing in his seat, but two others may be now pre-selected in their electorates. Lachlan Eyers reports.

Stricter rules for nightlife

The Queensland Government has stepped up its campaign to stamp out alcohol and drug related violence. It’s launched a new campaign called Safe Night Out which includes tougher penalties for trouble makers. Jacinta Lal reports.

Injured Ennis hoping for a miracle

It’s very big weekend for rugby league fans with the grand final between South’s and Canterbury Bankstown. And there’s still some speculation whether Michael Ennis the Dog’s captain is foxing about broken bones in his foot. Alexander Heinke reports.

New burqa rules for Parliament

The debate over wearing the burqa has fired up again. The Prime Minister’s hosing down his comment that he found the Muslim attire confronting. But today one of his frontbenchers, Kevin Andrews, called them medieval and demeaning. Now, burqa-wearing visitors

Petition lock out

Southside locals were locked out of Government buildings today as they tried to deliver a petition against a new riverside development. They say the plan for Kurilpa, is lacking in vision and infrastructure. Emilia Hutchinson reports.

Musical set to be a laugh

The musical comedy Spamalot, brings Monty Python’s silliness back to the stage in Brisbane tonight. And QUT News was given backstage access to the award winning show. Carina Nguyen reports.

Abbott confirms Parliament House risk

Authorities are calling for calm in the wake of Australia’s largest counter-terrorism operation. Two men are now facing charges one accused of conspiracy to commit an act of terror. Police around the country are implementing unprecedented security measures. Nick Kelly

Mosques open doors to Islam

Brisbane’s Islamic community is trying to dispel any fears and concerns about Muslim life following the tightening of security in the wake of recent arrests. It has opened some mosques to the public so everyone can understand more about their

Summit to be held on cycle safety

Brisbane cycling groups, health workers and road safety officials are to hold a summit on cycle safety. It follows the death of 22-year-old student Rebekka Meyer on Annerley Road, Brisbane last week with claims it’s a dangerous area. Damian Staveley