Author: Louise Priddle

Broncos ready for Friday’s prelim final

Last-chance training for the Broncos at Suncorp this morning, in a little over 24 hours, we’ll know if Brisbane is one of this year’s Rugby League Grand Finalists. The Sydney Roosters are favourites for Friday night but Brisbane isn’t fazed.

Strictly good time

Love was in the air on the Queen Street Mall today with shoppers being treated to a performance by the cast of Strictly Ballroom. Adapted from Baz Luhrmann’s classic movie the producers say it’ll get you dancing in the aisles.

New Treasurer talks tax cuts

The new leadership of the Federal government is already wooing voters with a suggestions of tax cuts to help revive the economy. The Treasurer Scott Morrison also says ministerial spending will be reigned in but raising the medicare levy to

Rabbitohs pair stable after drug overdose

The National Rugby League is investigating new claims surrounding the drug overdose involving two South Sydney players. There are reports police found caffeine energy drinks and alcohol in the property and the case has triggered new concerns about the use

A place to call home

Young people with high care needs are still fighting for better housing and understanding of their plight in Australia. But at least in Brisbane the group called Youngcare is striving to help and today opened another home where four young

Labor to boost university funding

The Federal opposition has demanded that the new Turnbull government drop any plans that would increase university fees. The Labor leader, Bill Shorten, also told students at Queensland University of Technology of his plans to increase the number of graduates.

Charity rally for sick kids

Health care experts say when children are seriously ill having continual support from parents is essential to their recovery. And today those taking part in a car rally helped put that into practice as they left to raise money for

RAAF ready for Riverfire

Brisbane’s biggest river extravaganza will entertain tens of thousands this Saturday and the RAAF will play a big part. So the aircraft involved have been flexing their muscles. Tom Fowles reports.

Rabbitohs stars drug overdose

The integrity unit of the National Rugby League is looking at a drug overdose involving Two South Sydney players. Aaron Gray and Dylan Walker were found in a serious condition in Gray’s home, and rushed to hospital. The club says

Turnbull proves popular in polls

In Federal politics, Trade Minister Andrew Robb has let slip that we may be heading to the polls earlier than expected. He told the ABC radio there was just a “few months” before a very important election. Abigail Blaikie reports.