Category: State

Turtle hatchlings win hearts at World Science Festival

People who visit the World Science Festival in Brisbane are able to witness one of nature’s most spectacular feats the birth of tiny loggerhead turtles at a controlled environment hatchery. Kurravi Piggott reports.

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Queensland legalises medicinal cannabis

Medicinal cannabis will soon be legal to access in Queensland. State Parliament passed the legislation, the first of its kind in Australia. Those suffering life-threatening conditions have welcomed the changes. Lily Nothling reports.

Posted in Health, News, Politics, State

New calls from artists to scrap lockout laws

There are fresh calls for the state government to reconsider its controversial lockout laws. While Fortitude Valley stakeholders are aiming to promote a more positive Brisbane nightlife. Reece D’Alessandro reports.

Posted in Arts, News, Politics, QUT News, State

Palaszczuk defends Queensland’s financial state

Queensland may be the nation’s sunshine state, but an ANZ report says things aren’t looking so bright for our finances. And in parliament, the state’s opposition blamed the government for the downturn. Samantha Chariton reports.

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Another surfer attacked by shark in Ballina

Another surfer is recovering after a shark attack at Ballina. Shark nets are set to be installed around the northern New South Wales coast following the attack. Gizelle Ghidella reports.

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AMA Queensland raises midwife concerns

The Australian Medical Association says Queensland mums and babies are increasingly being put at risk in births where only a midwife is present. The doctors have urged the state government to intervene. Johnny Tsui reports.

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Queensland government changes taxi standards

Queensland’s Taxi Council claims the state government is moving to lower the standard of taxi drivers. From now on, they won’t need to pass an English or geographical test. And that applies to all commercial drivers, including UBER. Anisha Mistry

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New train line launches from Redcliffe to CBD

The first paying passengers were at Kippa Ring Station before dawn this morning to board the new Redcliffe Peninsula train line. On day one of the service, more than two thousand commuters used the line. Lily Greer reports.

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Wild weekend weather hits South East Queensland

The clean up from a violent storm which hit Brisbane’s southern suburbs late yesterday is continuing. Our first storm of the season struck in dramatic fashion, ripping roofs off houses, downing trees and blacking out tens of thousands of homes.

Posted in News, QUT News, State, Television, Weather

New licensing laws for motorcycle riders

Getting your motorcycle license will be harder from tomorrow, with new laws taking effect. Road safety experts are worried about the number of motor bike accidents. Patrick Goddard reports. 

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