Category: Tourism

Joy flights over Brisbane could take off soon

Helicopters may soon be operating from a pontoon in central Brisbane. Trials were held today, with the goal of boosting tourism in the city. Rebekah Box reports.

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Queensland Parliament introduces legislation targeting ride-share services

By Tamika Seeto Online production by Joseph Lam The State government is set to unveil new ride-sharing laws in a further crackdown on the growing industry. The legislation follows 16 recommendations made by a parliamentary committee earlier this month.

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Queen Street bus station set for multi-million dollar makeover

By Harrison Bain Online production by Joseph Lam One of Brisbane’s busiest bus stations will undergo renovations this Friday beginning a $3 million makeover. The renovation comes after the station was forced to temporarily close in April due to extensive

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Cathy Freeman announced as Commonwealth Games ambassador

Australia’s golden girl Cathy Freeman has been unveiled as the sixth Gold Coast Commonwealth Games ambassador. The Premier says it’s an incredible coup. Tamika Seeto reports.

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Gold Coast cruise ship terminal not properly assessed, opponents say

Written by Maudy Veltema Produced for online by Lily Nothling A proposed cruise ship terminal for the Gold Coast has cleared its biggest hurdle with federal environmental approval. But activist groups strongly oppose the proposal, saying it hasn’t been assessed

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Jumping on board the recycling train

Australian Railways are on their way to getting an environmentally friendly upgrade. by Jenny Archdall Produced for online by Natalie O’Brien

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Safer bikes and healthier lives for Brisbane’s commuters

Brisbane’s humid climate and hilly landscape have until now discouraged the amount of people swapping their car for a more cost-efficient electric bike. However a change in the e-bike market could make roads safer for not only cyclists, but potentially all

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Foggy start hits Brisbane flights

Brisbane woke to a thick blanket of fog Monday. It caused chaos for commuters, with vision restricted to about 50 metres in some suburbs. Zarisha Bradley reports.

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Jobless and love fruit, you’re in for a sweet deal

More than 6000 jobs are ripe for the picking, as the Federal Government launches a new trial for fruit pickers. Written by Chloe Walker Produce for online by Annie Pullar Job seekers will be able to earn up to $5000

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Indigenous art flowing through the River City

Brisbane is hosting the Maiwar exhibition, which has the work of indigenous artists ‘flowing’ through the river city. By the way, Maiwar is the traditional owners’ name for the Brisbane River. Laurel Fox reports.

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