Category: Human Interest

Children’s hospital gets new name

The debate over a new name for Lady Cilento hospital has ended. It’s to be known as the Queensland Children’s Hospital. But there’s anger over the half million dollar cost of the exercise. And it’s a bitter pill, for members

Video showing emus being rundown leaves the RSPCA sickened

The RSPCA has vowed to take action after a disturbing video emerged online. It showed a man deliberately driving over emus killing at least 10 of the native birds. Susan Li reports.

Shark attack leaves 12 year old in a critical condition

Marine authorities have now deployed drum lines off the Whitsundays, in hope of catching sharks responsible for two attacks within 24 hours. Both victims have now been flown to Brisbane for treatment. Daniele Antonaglia reports.

Ekka sundaes sold to help strawberry farmers

Brisbane is in for a sweet treat, a hundred volunteers are gearing up to sell the Ekka’s famous strawberry sundaes. The pop-up store in King George Square will help farmers regain hope, and save the massive waste of strawberries. Madison

Blood donations strengthen community ties

An Islamic group south of Brisbane, is helping boost blood supplies at the Red Cross. Their donation drive is all about strengthening community ties. Nicole Wong reports.

Queen’s Wharf development to boost Brisbane

The man in charge of Brisbane’s biggest development project says it’s both a challenge and a joy to work on what will be a major tourist attraction. Simon Crooks spoke to QUT students about the new Queens Wharf and the

Second Whitsunday shark attack in 24 hours

There’s been a second shark attack in the Whitsunday region within the space of 24 hours. Tonight a young girl is in hospital, in serious condition. A Tasmanian tourist, attacked late yesterday, remains in critical condition in hospital. Laura fell

Tough new penalties passed for fruit tampering

So-called “food terrorists” now face between 10 to 15 years behind bars. Parliament passed the tough new penalties in less than four hours. Madison Brown reports.

Hoover offers his paw for a cancer cure

Brisbane scientists are conducting a world first experiment to help diagnose, target and treat cancer. A 10-year-old dog battling prostate cancer has put his paw up for the job. Zakary Nash reports.

Bikes take to Brisbane’s brand new BMX track

Brisbane now boasts a new facility for adrenaline sports. The multi-million dollar B-M-X track is expected to be a hit with families. Tim Lofthouse reports.