Turnbull and Abbott in crossfire over gun laws

The debate over gun laws fired up again today.

State and Territory Police Ministers have agreed to a firearms amnesty next year.

This will allow owners of the banned Adler shotgun to hand them in without penalty.

Roisin O’Sullivan reports
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Tower of power ready for business

Public servants have begun moving into the newest addition to Brisbane’s skyline.

The government building, known as One William Street, brings five thousand employees under one roof.

But it will cost taxpayers.

Molly Houseman reports.
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Diwali festival lights up Brisbane

Brisbane’s Indian community is celebrating one of its biggest religious events.

The Diwali Festival, represents new beginnings.

Kate Lavrencic reports.
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American classic performed at QUT

A taste of New Orleans has come to QUT’s Kelvin Grove Campus.

A reboot of “A Streetcar Named Desire” has just opened at La Boite’s Roundhouse Theatre.

Roisin O’Sullivan reports.
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Stage play takes audience into the future

A new stage production looks at what life might be like, 20 years from now.

It’s a chance for students from the Australian School of Performing Arts to show off their acting skills.

Andrew Behne reports.
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QUT Web News – Thur 20 October 2016

In this bulletin:

Not guilty – Gabel Tostee acquitted of Warriena Wright’s high-rise death. He walks free, her family is distraught.

Speedy delivery of speeding fines – Some infringement notices to be sent by email or text.

Snakes alive – Brisbane residents warned to be on the lookout for the restless reptiles in the warmer weather.

And the Supercars get ready to take over the streets of Surfers Paradise for the Gold Coast 600.

This edition of QUT Web News is brought to you by Annie Pullar, Jacob Miley and Cassandra Catsoulis.

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Tostee walks free

Gable Tostee has been found NOT guilty of murder… or manslaughter.

The 30 year old was besieged by media as he left the Court this afternoon, a free man…

…His lawyer by his side.
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Sydney FC into cup final

In Soccer…

Sydney FC is the first team through to the FFA Cup final.

The A-League heavyweights beat Canberra Olympic last night.

Kate Lavrencic reports.
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DFAT red-faced over travel costs

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade flew more than 20 staff to Paris in business class to discuss saving money.

There have been reports that the total cost of the trip was around 215 thousand dollars.

Molly Houseman reports.
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Snake catchers busy as weather warms up

A recent bout of warm weather is bringing snakes out of hibernation well before summer.

Experts are warning Brisbane residents to be on alert.

Josh Martin reports.
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