Month: April 2012

Australians pay too much for downloads: Choice

By Tess Gilfedder and produced for online by Kristy McMahon Consumer lobby group Choice has welcomed a Federal Government inquiry into why digital downloads cost more in Australia than in many other countries.

Body found in search for missing Brookfield mother

A tragic breakthrough in the search for missing Brookfield mother-of-three, Allison Baden-Clay. Late this morning a woman’s body was located near the Mount Crosby Weir, in Brisbane’s outer west. The victim was dressed in clothes similar to those Allison Baden-Clay

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Unsinkable Clive Palmer takes aim at Treasurer’s seat

Mining magnate Clive Palmer has announced today he intends to enter Federal politics. Mr Palmer wants to run for the Liberal National Party in Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan’s seat of Lilley, in Brisbane’s north. Benjamin Crock reports.

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Gillard makes call on MP scandals

There’s more pressure on the Gillard government with the release of the latest Galaxy polls showing support for Labor is continuing to slide. Voters are questioning the Prime Minister’s judgement over the party’s latest political scandals. Dannielle DePinto reports.

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Re-elected Lord Mayor to sleepout overnight

The St Vincent de Paul Society officially launched its 2012 CEO Sleepout today. The event is in its third year in Queensland and this year will be held in every Australian captial city on the 21st of June. Alice McCarthy

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Calls for no more NAPLAN

By Mariska Murphy and produced for online by Melissa Hunter. The Literacy Educators Coalition today launched a campaign questioning the relevance of national literacy and numeracy tests. “Say no to NAPLAN”  hopes to remind parents the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy tests are

Endangered Australian icon officially a threatened species

The koala is now officially classified as a threatened species in all three east coast states. With numbers rapidly declining in Queensland, it’s hoped the marsupial will benefit from the new environmental protection measures but activists say it isn’t enough.

Broncos dominate derby

It was a big weekend across all football codes. The Broncos kicked off the action on Friday night, when they dominated the Titans at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane claiming a 26-6 win. Eluan Waldron reports.

Fossil find in North Queensland

A new partnership between the Queensland Museum and mining giant BHP Billiton is aiming to unearth the fossil remains of prehistoric creatures found in regional Queensland. It’s hoped they may provide a clue as to why these creatures became extinct.

Kiss Goodbye to MS

By Bonny O’Shea. Produced for online by Melissa Hunter. Australians are being encouraged  to rock red clothing and lipstick for the next 30 days in a nod to the prevalence of women suffering multiple sclerosis. The campaign aims to raise awareness and for