Year: 2011

Qantas CEO grilled by Senate

Qantas Chief Executive Officer, Alan Joyce, has been grilled at a Senate inquiry in Sydney over the grounding of the entire Qantas fleet last Saturday. And in further bad news for the airline engine trouble has forced a Qantas A380

People smugglers arrested

Indonesian police have arrested crew members of an asylum seeker boat which sank off the coast of west Java on Tuesday. Of the 60 people on board, eight died, and another four remain missing. Amy Partington reports.

Brisbane City Council issues fines to Occupy protestors

Day 17 of the Occupy Brisbane protest and numbers are starting to dwindle. After two evictions, 11 arrests and up to $30,000 in damage Brisbane City Council is finally cracking down. Claudia Kirkman reports.

SES volunteers to be recognised

Local heroes around the country will be recognised for their efforts during National SES Week. The week will provide an opportunity to recognise the vital work carried out by volunteers and hopefully recruit more. Kristy McMahon reports.

QUT researchers develop new surveillance robots

Smart-technology robots are taking to the air. QUT researchers are combining sensor technology with helicopter design to create pint-sized surveillance robots. Candice Anderson reports.

Big four banks keeping Australia’s economy strong.

Recent record profits by Australian banks have triggered another wave of consumer anger. But a leading financial analyst from QUT says healthy bank results are proof our economy’s in great shape. Michele Harris reports.

Thorpey dives back in

The Thorpedo is back in the water. Ian Thorpe has made his long-awaited comeback at the FINA World Cup in Singapore. Rebekah Fay reports.

Occupy Brisbane saga continues

The Queensland Premier Anna Bligh says the Occupy Brisbane protesters are no longer welcome in the Central Business District and should move on. This morning Police forcibly removed the protesters from Queen’s Park but the group has now moved to

Ombudsman criticises Hendra response

The Queensland Ombudsman says there have been systematic failures in several Government departments, in dealing with the Hendra virus outbreaks between 2006 and 2009. One of the key recommendations of the Ombudsman’s report – is for a review of state

Public hospitals going backwards

The Australian Medical Association says public hospitals around the country are going backwards despite extra funding. According to the AMA’s annual report card, hospitals in every state including Queensland are failing to meet key benchmarks. Amy Partington reports.