Day: May 18, 2011

Experts call for change in approach to dementia

Alzheimer’s Disease has reached epidemic proportions in Australia. More than a quarter of a million Australians now suffer from the disease and experts are calling on a change in approach to services and attitudes. Ellen-Maree Elliot reports.

Queensland receives multi-million dollar forensics upgrade

Brisbane has cemented its position as the nation’s leading forensic city today unveiling a multi-million dollar upgrade of the state’s major forensic laboratory. It’s bigger, better and faster and will put Queensland Police on the front foot in fighting crime.

Leadership programs tackle Indigenous domestic violence

Domestic violence in Indigenous communities is widespread according to a national conference on the Gold Coast today. But there’s hope programs teaching women leadership skills are making a difference. Melanie Arnost reports.

Technology experts advise defence is the best offense with internet hacking

Internet users have been warned by technology experts to use whatever protection is available to them to curb the rising number of security breaches. Fraud experts told a conference on the Gold Coast today you can’t stop identity theft and

Maroons boxing clever for State of Origin

One week out from their State of Origin title defence and the Queensland training has stepped up a gear. The Maroons took their preparations indoors showing off fancy footwork of another variety. Natalie Sprott reports.

National Broadband Network offically launched

The National Broadband Network has gone live today for the first time on mainland Australia. Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Communications Minister Stephen Conroy launched the service at a secondary school in Northern New South Wales. Kayla Brereton reports.

Brisbane’s newest eco-friendly high-rise building unveiled to public

The latest eco-friendly high-rise development was unveiled today in Brisbane’s riverside precinct. Both Council and State Government were on hand for the “Topping Out” ceremony which marks the final stage of the major construction project. Paul Smeaton reports.

Opposition tight-lipped over NBN roll-back policy

By Louise Cheer The Federal Opposition says the extent of their roll-back of the $36 billion National Broadband Network (NBN) will be revealed when the next election is called. The Coalition wants the plan scrapped and replaced with a cheaper

Hope young writers’ event encourages goal-setting

By Amy Schostakowski, Louise Cheer Two of Brisbane’s best-known writers came together to share their knowledge with aspiring young writers and journalists at a panel discussion last night. Freelance journalist and writer Benjamin Law led the discussion with John Birmingham

Refugee Council concerned with Gillard’s Malaysia deal

By Rebekah Ison, Phoebe Baker The Refugee Council of Australia is concerned with the Gillard Government’s asylum seeker transfer deal with Malaysia. The Council is also worried the Australian Government is failing to acknowledge Malaysia’s historically poor treatment of asylum