Day: May 6, 2011

Lack of good flood information caused panic – inquiry told

The flood inquiry was today told a lack of information caused people to panic when floodwaters hit parts of south-east Queensland. Today’s hearing in Brisbane marked almost four months since the River City was inundated by floodwaters. Michelle Thomas reports.

No health effects from chemical fire says government

Six years after a chemical fire in Narangba, north of Brisbane, and Queensland Health says there are no significant effects from the event. But a small amount of a carcinogen was found in one air sample. Samantha Seljak reports.

Light rail to ease heavy traffic on Gold Coast

Transport on the Gold Coast is finally on track as preparation for the new light rail project gets under way. The government has announced GoldLinQ as the company to build the billion-dollar transit network. Hannah Doody reports.

It’s a snip from Brisbane to Rome

It’s been hailed as a world first. While two Brisbane doctors prepare for surgery on a patient with bowel cancer, on the other side of the world, 3,000 surgeons in Rome were getting a first hand look at the procedure

Tilt Train gets an Indigenous makeover

Queensland will play host to one of the most exciting and colourful forms of transport ever seen. A specially-commissioned artistic project has been unveiled and it will soon embark on its maiden journey. Phoebe Parsons reports.

Hodges cleared for match against Kiwis

Kangaroo centre Justin Hodges has been given the all clear to play in tonight’s Anzac test on the Gold Coast. The news reaffirms Australia’s position as favourites going into the clash against New Zealand. Clare Hunter reports.