Day: May 19, 2011

Cooper re-signs to Reds

Wallabies’ five-eighth Quade Cooper has signed a one-year contract extension with the Queensland Reds. In a boost to Australian rugby union, the star play-maker will stay with the code beyond this year’s World Cup. Kayla Brereton reports.

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Luxury boat industry booms after GFC

The luxury boating industry was hit hard by the Global Financial Crisis. But you wouldn’t know it from this year’s Sanctuary Cove boat show where leaders in the field are back in business. Ellen-Maree Elliot reports.

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Inverell man in hospital after car surfing stunt

An Inverell man is in a critical condition in hospital after a car surfing stunt that went wrong. Police say they are growing increasingly frustrated at the rising number of dangerous skylarking acts. Zoe Knobel reports.

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Governor-General awards Air Force Squadron

By Phoebe Baker Torrential rain blew through the RAAF Base in South-East Queensland where Governor-General Quentin Bryce presented the ceremonial parade for the Royal Australian Air Force. The troops stood to attention in the rain throughout the entire ceremony which

Using a fake degree is useless: Experts

By Amy Schostakowski, Alicia Ng Experts have warned against buying fake degrees online and say most employers take care to check credentials. Australia has seen a spike in fake degrees purchased off the internet, with websites offering a range from

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Turnbull attacks NBN roll-out

Malcolm Turnbull came out firing at today’s Media Club lunch in Brisbane, attacking the Gillard government’s NBN roll-out, and casting doubt over key budget forecasts. The former Coalition leader also denied any suggestion of a rift with Tony Abbott over

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Flood inquiry examines management of SEQ dams

The Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry today scrutinised the management of South East Queensland’s dams in the lead up to the January disaster. Farmers downstream of the Wivenhoe Dam catchment say more should have been done by authorities to save

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RAAF Squadron honoured

One of the most decorated squadrons in the Royal Australian Air Force today received another honour. They’ve already received high praise for their outstanding service in East Timor, but today it was history which was celebrated. Alexander Atanasov reports.

Crowds flock to Gold Coast boat show

By Rachel Claxton The annual Sanctuary Cove Boat Show kicked off today and despite the weather, crowds turned out to see the spectacles on offer.

Jetstar flight at risk from unknown cargo: Report

By Alicia Bolton A Jetstar flight from Sydney to Melbourne could have been at risk after unauthorised freight was loaded onto it, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau says. The report released today by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau found that