Author: Liana Walker

Crime rates on the rise for Queensland

Crime rates are again on the rise in Queensland. With domestic violence and robberies, among the biggest concerns for police. But the Commissioner is confident, his officers will handle the extra workload. Zak Adkins reports.

Jobs announced for redundant meatworkers

Hundreds of Ipswich meat workers who recently lost their jobs are now facing a brighter future. The State Government has joined forces with a major food processing company to offer new hope to worried families. Charlotte Hartshorne reports.

Mother and son found after 10 days

A forty-year-old woman and her nine-year-old son who were lost for ten days have been found safe and well. They were rescued in remote bushland in the Hunter Valley. Tom Copley reports.

Cheaper health insurance for young Australians

It’s being called the biggest health shake-up in decades. And the main aim getting young people to take up health insurance. James Ives reports.

New drink promises to make you PERKii

A health drink scientifically developed in Brisbane has won major government funding. The probiotic drink, called ‘PERKii’, could soon be available in shops across the country. Andy Strudwick reports.

New bike path paves the way for a clear run

It’s hoped thousands more city commuters will jump on their bikes and ride to work thanks to a new cycleway from Eight Mile Plains. The final stage of the 17 kilometre ‘Veloway’ is now well underway. Kayla Wratten reports.

Athletes added to sport’s Hall of Fame

Jeff Horn has become the first boxer to win the prestigious Don award, from the Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Athlete Raelene Boyle and AFL great Tony Lockett also were honoured at the special dinner. Holly Parkinson reports.

Commonwealth Games herald change and credibility

Australian athletes once dominated the Commonwealth Games. Their success at the event, formed a crucial part of our national identity. But is that changing? Ashleigh Dwan reports.

Sentence review flagged after man jailed over child’s manslaughter walks free

The Queensland Government is considering appealing the suspended sentence, for a man who pled guilty to the manslaughter of his young stepson. The Attorney General told Parliament there is growing public concern around the issue. Elisabeth Moss reports.

KAP fails to stop tougher gun laws for Queensland

Katter’s Australian Party has failed to stop plans for tougher gun laws in Queensland. The gun at the centre of the debate is a lever-action shotgun, a powerful weapon that fires and reloads instantly. James Ives reports.