Day: May 2, 2012

Big banks slow to relieve mortgage pressure

Many home owners still don’t know whether their bank will pass on all, or some of yesterday’s half a per cent Reserve Bank rate cut. Only two banks have acted so far. NAB said it will pass on 0.32 per

Police step-up hunt for killer

Police today vowed to leave no stone unturned in their hunt to catch the killer of a Brookfield Mum. The search for evidence at the scene where Allison Baden-Clay’s body was found, has been scaled back as police wait for

Valley campaign reinforced

On a Friday or Saturday night, the Valley has its fair share of alcohol related issues and crime. But authorities believe the situation is improving and hope a new awareness campaign will continue that trend. Casey Fung reports.

HSU documents seized

There’s been a dramatic development into the alleged misuse of Health Services Union funds. This morning police swooped on the Union’s Sydney head office and seized documents and computer equipment. Jorge Branco reports.

TAFE to offer degrees

A Brisbane TAFE college will be the first in Queensland to offer bachelor degrees as part of its curriculum. The Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE’s initiative is designed to give more people the chance to gain a degree without being

Croc shock in Mary River

The hunt is on to trap a large saltwater crocodile seen near Maryborough, well south of its traditional habitat. Experts say the reptile is capable of swimming up to 50 kilometres a day. Dominick Czakliew reports.

Lynagh on road to recovery

Michael Lynagh has been discharged from hospital after suffering a stroke two weeks ago. Today, he thanked medical staff for their care. Thomas Brakstad reports.

Global campaign focuses children in detention

By Zoe Noakes, produced online by Erin Smith Australia’s policy of detaining refugee children will be put under the spotlight this month, as part of a global campaign to end the practice.

Media review calls for one governing body

By Isobel Roe, produced online by Erin Smith A board of three media experts has finished a review of the changing news environment in the Australia and are recommending all existing media regulators be replaced with one independent board.

Brisbane TAFE to offer bachelor degrees

By Mariska Murphy, produced for online by Ainsley O’Keefe The Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE (MSIT) at Mt Gravatt will offer bachelor degrees to students in business and early childhood education from July.