Category: Rural

Fallen firefighters remembered

Firefighters are among the first to face danger to keep us safe and today, those who have sacrificed their lives doing it, have been remembered. Laura Daly reports.

Third Qld shark attack in as many weeks

A shark has mauled a man while he was fishing off the coast of Rockhampton. It’s the third attack in Queensland in as many weeks. Manille Lumayag reports.

Free green bins ready for summer storms

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.

‘Body Armour’ touted as hangover cure

With the festive season just around the corner, timing couldn’t be better for the launch of a new drink being touted as a ‘hangover cure’. A group of friends developed the beverage here in Brisbane, called ‘Body Armour’. James Hawes

Blessing for four-legged friends on World Animal Day

Today is World Animal Day.┬áTo celebrate, animals all over the world have received special blessings, including at Brisbane’s RSPCA. Jack Jones reports.

New strategy for Queensland emergency service volunteers

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.

Drivers gear up for blockbuster Bathurst

Australia’s biggest supercar race, the Bathurst 1000 is fast approaching. Teams are now spending hundreds of thousands of dollars fine-tuning their cars in the hope they won’t fail or crash. Laura Lavelle reports.

Inglis defiant amid drink driving suspension

Greg Inglis has been suspended for Australia’s two-Test tour of New Zealand after being charged with drink driving and speeding. Earlier Inglis fronted the media but didn’t stand down. Amy Wilson reports.

Smokers could soon be paid to quit

By Bella Rigley, produced for online by Jessica Riga Australia is spending a total of $31.5 billion on the effects of smoking, but a new Tasmanian project thinks there is a more cost effective method for quitting, by offering small money

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Queensland farmers outraged at proposed land-clearing laws

Hundreds of farmers picketed State Parliament today, over proposed new land-clearing laws. The farmers say the laws are unfair and will ruin their livelihoods. But green groups are applauding the changes. Gemma Niwa reports.

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