Brisbane City Council has launched a major crackdown on illegal dumping. A hundred new hidden cameras will help catch the city’s worst offenders in the act. Tom Fleming reports.
The Federal Government is facing demands for details of its plan to ban new migrants from major cities for up to five years. Canberra says it’s to ease congestion on roads and rail. Liam Kennedy reports.
Queensland’s Gold Coast will be home to two giant film productions, each starting work this month. Politicians believe the movie boom will boost jobs and the economy. Anna Graham reports.
Bill Shorten has positioned education at the forefront of Labor’s election pitch. The Opposition Leader has promised an extra $1.7 billion to pre-school education. Claudine Blondeau reports.
Brisbane residents are being encouraged to clean up their yards for storm season. The City Council has cut green waste costs for October, so more people can recycle. Norma Hilton reports.
Australia is to provide $5 million and medical staff to help victims of the earthquake and tsunami. More than 1200 people are now believed dead. Norma Hilton reports.
After eighteen years, the GST on women’s sanitary items will finally be ditched. The move will lower the price of products once deemed a “luxury item”. Georgie Nichols reports.
Queensland’s Emergency Services have unveiled a strategy for using volunteers in natural disasters. Thousands of residents may be asked to help during floods, fires and severe storms. Liam Morton reports.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says Australians are still being ripped off by banks. He’s ordered an investigation into foreign currency fees. Jack Jones reports.
One of Brisbane’s busiest and most popular parks is now easier to get to. A new ferry terminal has just opened, making New Farm Park an even more popular choice for the holidays. Georgie Nichols reports.