Author: Tobias Loftus

2015 QUT Journalism Awards

The 2015 QUT Journalism Awards were held on Friday 30 October at QUT Kelvin Grove.

Abbott opens up on air

Tony Abbott thinks he’s too young to retire. In a wide-ranging radio interview this morning, the former Prime Minister opened up about the late night coup, his former Ministers and his future. Tobi Loftus reports.

Police gather to remember the fallen

The dangers of police work in Queensland were highlighted today as hundreds of officers remembered fallen colleagues. One hundred and forty police have been killed in the line of duty. Mayowa Adeniyi reports.

Thurston wins fourth Dally M medal

Johnathan Thurston has set his name in the NRL history books. The North Queensland player was awarded his fourth Dally M medal last night, after leading the Cowboys to the NRL Grand Final against the Broncos. Maximillian Ng reports.

Inquest findings give Rosie Batty closure

The mother of 11-year-old Luke Batty, who was bashed to death by his father, says all Australians must change our culture of violence. Rosie Batty spoke out after a Coroner found Luke’s death was a tragic end to “a young

Union boss rewarded with top job

It looks a lot like jobs for the boys, with several Labor and union heavyweights appointed to senior positions on state government-owned boards. Queensland Council of Unions President John Battams and Former Lord Mayor Jim Soorley, are just two of

Tyrone Sevilla: The Boy who Won

By Tobi Loftus For 10-year-old Tyrone Sevilla and his mother Maria, a long and painful journey is about to come to an end. Late last year the Immigration Department denied Maria’s request for a Skilled Regional Provisional visa, on the

Colouring books see more adults inking pages

By Rebecca McDonough Edited for online by Tobi Loftus Colouring books are no longer just for kids. Colouring books for adults are in high demand and have been linked to stress relief. ANZ, Westfarmers and Bupa are reportedly giving colouring

Matchmaking show receives ratings honeymoon

By Philippe Coquerand Edited for online by Tobi Loftus Reality TV show Married At First Sight rocked television ratings around the country on Monday night, so much so it was given an encore screen on Tuesday night. The first episode

Uber experiences the tax in taxi

By Rachel Liang Edited for online by Tobi Loftus Ride-sharing app Uber is facing a crackdown from the Australian Tax Office, who are making its drivers pay GST from August 1. The usual $75,000 threshold will not apply, so all