Author: Joseph Cooney

Brisbane bus privatisation a possibility, as Graham Quirk hints at ‘efficiency’ changes

By Joseph Cooney Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has said last year’s cuts to Brisbane City Council bus services were part of an ongoing review of network efficiency, indicating further measures could be announced. With the council budget for 2014/15 announced

Aussie universities leading the way in 3D printed body part technology

By Joseph Cooney Australia is looking to lead the way in the future of medicine, with the Queensland University of Technology offering the world’s first international masters in biofabrication. The field, which includes the 3D printing of replacement body parts,

Bus assaults decrease despite recent attacks, Emerson says

By Celeste Skinner. Edited for online by Joseph Cooney. Public transport safety has been called into question after another attack where a teen was allegedly sexually assaulted on a Gold Coast bus in broad daylight. This follows a recent trend

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University competition on fees gets Education Minister’s support

By Justin Brosnan. Edited for online by Joseph Cooney. A shake-up of the university funding system is being announced today, which may allow universities to set their own fees for students. It has prompted concerns among students and universities that

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Public sex offender registry proposed for Qld

By Keira Wallace. Edited for online by Joseph Cooney. The proposition of Queensland implementing a public sex offender register is being raised in state parliament today. Proposed amendments to the Child Protection Act are calling for more stringent reporting with

Paramedics have most dangerous job in Australia, report finds

By Tom Armstrong. Edited for online by Joseph Cooney. New research has found paramedics are seven times more likely to be injured on the job than the average Australian worker, with many undergoing violent attacks. A report published in the

New technology aims at detecting malaria

By Jim Malo. Edited for online by Joseph Cooney. A new development in the detection of malaria in its early stages is a step forward in fighting the deadly disease. Research out of Monash University is looking to bring a

Roar comeback in thrilling A-League grand final

Brisbane is still celebrating after the Roar became the A-League’s greatest ever side, scoring a third Grand Final win in four years. Their triumph, against the Western Sydney Wanderers, was a trademark come-back victory. Mackenzie Lyon reports.

Officer injured after car rams police wagon

A 21-year-old man was charged with dangerous driving and a police officer has been injured after a high speed chase. Just after 9pm, an allegedly stolen car sped away from police on the Sunshine Coast and headed south. Georgia Terry

World Asthma Day highlights Aussie innovation

Tomorrow is World Asthma Day, it kicks off a nationwide week-long campaign showcasing new research and medication. Experts say with the change of season, asthma events can become more severe. Gabrielle Lyons reports.