Author: Melissa Yeo

Australia examines Ebola threat

Australia’s top medical officers met to discuss the Ebola threat in Sydney today in a bid to stop the crisis overseas spreading to this country. Meanwhile, Queensland Health has activated an Ebola co-ordination centre with 18 doctors to lead the

Bushfire victims one year on

It’s been one year since bushfires ravaged the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, destroying nearly 200 homes and damaging 200 more. Residents are still feeling the devastation because many were not fully insured. Lucy Smith reports.

Fire blazes in Bulimba

Brisbane fire crews had a lot of trouble controlling a blaze in a panel beaters workshop in Bulimba this morning. They were confronted by volatile chemicals and explosive liquids that forced the evacuation of surrounding buildings. Eric Thorpe reports.

Hot property in Brisbane

Real estate agents claim Brisbane is experiencing the best property market it’s had in years. In fact inner city and south-eastern suburbs have been recording prices well above market expectations. Celeste Skinner reports.

Hope for lung cancer treatment

Lung Cancer is one of the most feared and deadly forms of the disease. It is also one of the hardest cancers to diagnose. So Australia’s Lung Cancer Foundation has called in experts from around the globe to try to

Wallabies gear up for Bledisloe

Once again Australia is preparing to do battle against the New Zealand All Blacks for Rugby’s Bledisloe Cup. They clash tomorrow and both teams are stressing it will be a tough encounter. Jordan Cannon reports.

Good news for sweet tooths

Chocolate lovers have used it as an excuse for decades; eating chocolate, they say, is good for you. Now a Monash university study has revealed that actually a serving of chocolate every day can be healthy. Saffi Kerezsy reports.

What’s on in Brisbane this weekend

The weekend is, as the saying goes, just a stone’s throw away and Harriet Harvey has been looking at what’s on for those who want to get out and about. Harriet Harvey reports.

The magnificent seven unite

Queensland’s seven crossbench MPs have signed an agreement to formally oppose the privatisation of public assets. The Newman Government is promoting the long-term leases to pay down state debt. Tobi Loftus reports.

G20 security preview

Brisbane had an early taste of G20-style security today. US Ambassador John Berry came to town flanked by security agents. Berry’s here to discuss sharing local innovations. Francis Dela Cruz reports.