Day: May 20, 2011

Flood inquiry hits Ipswich

After the January floods ravaged parts of Ipswich councillors and community members have finally had their voices heard. Today when the Flood Inquiry moved to the city many agreed warnings to evacuate came too late, if at all. Kayla Brereton

Pollies in Origin inspired clash over tax

In State politics, the Queensland Premier has publicly backed the Maroons to win State of Origin. And the debate over carbon pricing pollutes the airwaves in a fiery radio interview. Zoe Knobel reports.

GST threat to Western Australia

A Western Australian government decision to increase mining royalties has enraged their Federal counterparts who claim the move will cost the state GST revenue. The Opposition says the confrontation proves the mining tax deal is “dodgy”. Ellen-Maree Elliot reports.

Walking to school is the new novelty

Primary School students across Australia took to the streets today in the fight against childhood obesity. Walk Safely to School Day encourages children and parents to make walking part of their daily routine. Dominique Wiehahn reports.

The city’s flooded beach is almost repaired… just in time for winter.

Southbank is now one step closer to looking like the postcards of the iconic Brisbane landmark and less like a construction zone. Truckloads of sand have arrived at the beach with local businesses now restless to get the precinct back

Origin veteran in deep trouble

When he played Origin football, Benny Elias often fired up Queensland both on and off the paddock. Now the blast from the past has done it again. Elias has been forced to apologise for his comments last night where he

Firebirds prepare for Tasman rivals

The Queensland Firebirds have been unbeaten all season but that will count for little if they don’t win the one that matters this weekend. In this year’s grand final, Queensland take on the Northern Mystics, a team they haven’t lost

Time to meet the real plankers in Brisbane

Timber enthusiasts descended on the RNA showgrounds today for the Timber and Working with Wood show. From the inexperienced DIY-er to the power-tool professional, the stalls had something for everyone. Melanie Arnost reports.