Day: May 24, 2011

Afghan campaign claims another Aussie

Another Australian soldier has been killed and five wounded in two separate incidents in Afghanistan. Sergeant Brett Wood was a highly decorated commando he was serving his third tour of duty there. Christopher Steele reports.

Workers demand fairer deal

Parts of Brisbane were shut down today as construction workers downed tools to protest against unfair work conditions. Their demonstrations also caused a headache for drivers on the Pacific Motorway with a five kilometre blockade by Gold Coast workers travelling

Cost of living hitting hard

Queenslanders are struggling against the rising cost of living according to a report released today. The State’s Council of Social Services says the true cost of living is hard to define because the dramatic rise in essential services like water

Council welcomes flood report

Brisbane City Council says it supports every one of the recommendations listed in a special independent report into its handling of the January floods. How and when the recommendations will come into affect may take a little time but with

Raise a cuppa to cancer cause

Australians across the country hosted tea parties this week in the name of a good cause. Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is the Cancer Council’s annual fundraiser and it also raises awareness for cancer research. Stephanie Scott reports.

Countdown continues to Origin one

There’s only one sleep to go until rugby league’s biggest show comes to Brisbane. Both teams held final training sessions at Lang Park today ahead of the opening game of the State of Origin series. Kieran Marsh reports.