Category: Entertainment

40 years on, Star Wars robots a reality

It’s 40 years, since ‘Star Wars’ first hit the silver screen, launching into our lives forever. Now robots like R2-D2 are no longer just a sci-fi fantasy. Lexy Haggard reports.

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Vegans pledge war on Bunnings’ sausage sizzles

By Cayla Marchant Online production by Joseph Lam Despite media reports of not-so-happy customers being served vegan sausages at one Bunnings store in Melbourne, an online petition calling for a permanent vegan option has received more than 5000 signatures. The petition which

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Sunshine state not so sunny

Queensland is being drenched by the heaviest rainfall since Cyclone Debbie. Hardest hit, the state’s north. While wet weather in Brisbane is already disrupting some major local events. Kristopher Anderson reports.

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Small town turns into cinematic hub

Independent filmmakers and students are heading bush for Australia’s outback version of the Cannes Film Festival. The Outback Film Festival is back. And this year, it’s celebrating women. Laura English reports.

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Program gives country kids big break

Written by Lexi Kehl Produced for online by Reece D’Alessandro A new music program aimed at helping country kids get a break in the music industry has been launched in Brisbane. Brisbane company SugarRush Music is behind  “Big Sky Girls”

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Uni students fire up during Q&A episode

May 16, 2017 Student protesters interrupted ABC TV political affairs program Q&A last night, questioning aspects of the Federal Budget which was released last week. Written by Lily Greer Produced for online by Molly Houseman

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Suncorp puts footy on the big screen

There’ll be a few beers consumed at this weekend’s league double header. And footy fans at Suncorp are in for an extra treat, with brand new big screens installed. Megan Dennis reports.

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Council splashes out on Sandgate water park

Brisbane City Council is splashing the cash for a new aquatic playground in Sandgate. It’s hoping residents will get more involved in recreational exercise and lead better lifestyles. Caitlin Archbold reports.

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Theatre happening anywhere and everywhere

From a heritage substation to a suburban house, Brisbane’s annual Anywhere Theatre Festival is coming to a place near you. And this year, there are over 500 performances in the program. Annie Pullar reports.

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Brisbane’s Regional Flavours Festival offers farmers a helping hand

Queensland’s producers hard hit by Cyclone Debbie are hoping a yearly festival will boost sales. It will be held in July, but already farmers are urging foodies to support them at the Regional Flavours Festival. Maudy Veltema reports.

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