Day: May 3, 2012

Fuel spill at Breakfast Creek

A Breakfast Creek service station was the scene of a fuel spill emergency early this morning. Thousands of litres leaked from a tanker, prompting a major containment and clean up operation. Benjamin Crock reports.

Jobs gone as First Fleet fails

The jobs of up to a 1000 employees and contractors have been lost as national transport company 1st Fleet locked its doors overnight, without warning. Union bosses blame big retailers for squeezing trucking profit margins. Naomi Lynch reports.

Moggill residents dig deep for cancer research

By Melissa Hunter Around 100 people gathered at the Moggill  Anglican Church today to support Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, raising funds for The Cancer Council. Moggill State School, local churches and community groups united as one to make the morning

Billions in defence budget cuts

Less than a week out from the Federal Budget, the Government today revealed plans to cut billions of dollars from defence spending. It’s also brought forward key policy research into future defence needs. Casey Fung reports.

Seniors at risk from cyber criminals

It’s Privacy Awareness Week and the message is ‘Protect, Detect, Correct’. Research indicates that older Facebook users are most at risk from cyber criminals. Namrata Pingle reports.

Fuel leaks into Brisbane drain system

By Erin Smith Road blocks and lane closures were put in place  early this morning after a 2500 litre petrol spill on  a busy Brisbane road. The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service were called in to clean up the mess,

Egypt protestors killed; army suspected

By Jane Buckle produced for online by Jessica Sier Twenty Egyptians have reportedly been killed and more than 100 injured in Cairo over the weekend. The deaths come as a result of protests against the banning of an Islamist candidate

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New research could make eye robots a reality

By Zoe Noakes, produced for online by Mitchell Ogden. After 15 years of research, Australia’s first bionic eye could soon offer hope to blind people.

Laws hit restaurant revenue

The Queensland Hotels Association has called for labour laws to be reformed to allow restaurants to remain competitive. They say the current laws are bad for businesses, workers and consumers. Jorge Branco reports.

Symposium sheds light on domestic homicide

By Bonny O’Shea, produced for online by Mitchell Ogden. When women want to kill someone, they really mean it. This is just one of the interesting revelations coming from today’s Intimate Partner Violence and Homicide Symposium in Brisbane.