Category: State

Queensland expecting extreme heatwave next week

Queenslanders should prepare for an early glimpse of Summer next week. Temperatures in the South-East are expected to be 11 degrees above the Spring average. Lachlan Cross reports.

CBD halted in climate change cycle protest

Climate activist group Extinction Rebellion has disrupted traffic in Brisbane for the third time this week. The two-wheeled protest took over Victoria Bridge, the same spot where a young demonstrator suspended herself from a bamboo tripod on Monday. Lawrence Jeffcoat

Frydenberg on drought tour for farmers

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has conceded climate change is contributing to the worst drought in memory. He’s been touring drought stricken areas around Warwick and is promising more help for farmers. Lucy McCrossan reports.

New dinosaur discovered in Western Queensland

A new type of prehistoric reptile, from the Dinosaur era, has been discovered in Queensland. The flying creature, with a giant wingspan, is estimated to be 96 million-years-old. Jasmine Borgeaud reports.

Next generation show politicians how it’s done

While the state pollies took a break, the next generation of leaders moved in to Parliament. Climate change, artificial intelligence and equal representation took front stage at this year’s YMCA Youth Parliament. Tom Hainsworth reports.

Almost 200 deaths in Queensland’s worst flu season

The staggering impact of flu in Queensland, 191 people have died in the worst season ever and that’s four times as many as last year. Federica Willemsen reports.

Brisbane Airport’s new runway takes shape

Brisbane Airport’s new runway is expected to boost the economy by five billion dollars within a decade. It’s already ahead of schedule and under budget. Kelseigh Wrigley reports.

Every dollar counts for RSPCA campaign

Queensland’s largest animal welfare charity needs $50 million a year to operate. Only three per cent comes from Government and now it’s seeking more help. Miriam Aguero reports.

#Hashtag personalised plates launched in Queensland

Do you ever want to say something to the person tailgating your car? Now you can, on your number plate. Lucy McCrossan reports.

Free off peak travel for Brisbane seniors

Brisbane seniors will now ride for free on some public transport if they are happy to travel outside of rush hour. The Lord Mayor launched the initiative today, a few months after it was announced in the Council budget. Lucy

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