Day: May 13, 2011

Gordon Nuttall’s fine draws mixed reaction

The Queensland Parliament’s $82,000 fine handed down to Gordon Nuttall has drawn mixed reactions from politicians and the public. The fine for contempt of Parliament was an extra punishment for the disgraced former politician. He’s already serving a 12 year

Widowed firefighter fronts flood inquiry with gag claim

After two failed attempts, Lockyer Valley fire fighter Danny McGuire finally had his time in front of the Queensland flood commission of inquiry. The Grantham resident said his wife would “turn in her grave” if she knew how he and

Abbott blasts rising costs for “forgotten families” in Budget reply

The carbon tax back-flip fuelled Tony Abbott’s right of reply to the federal Budget. He says Labor’s Budget shows a government out of touch with every day Australians. Sarah McVeigh reports.

Green thumbs for unemployed

Brisbane is set to get greener with a plan to expand a special community produce garden in the inner suburbs. The state government has increased funding to encourage some long term unemployed to work at the site. Benjamin Leming reports.

It’s a chip on the old cats and dogs

Pet owners in Brisbane are being urged to be more responsible and the council is giving them a helping hand. The Lord Mayor today announced free micro-chipping in a bid to reduce the number of cats and dogs put down

Lions prepape for clash without captain

Redemption is the clear motive for the Brisbane Lions in tomorrow night’s clash against Essendon. The local team is still desperate for a win having lost all six premiership games this season. Paige Ross reports.