Day: May 14, 2012

Bats under threat as government issues kill permit

Plans to allow the shooting of bats in rural Queensland have ruffled the feathers of conservation groups. But the government says its changes will only allow kill permits, as a ‘last resort’. Isobel Roe reports.

Campbell Newman acts on election promises

Premier Campbell Newman has revealed how he’ll deliver on his promise to lower the cost of living. He’ll introduce a Cost of Living Bill, which he says will help Queenslanders doing it tough. Zac Street reports.

Members to be initiated into Qld Parliament

There’ll be plenty of fresh faces on George Street. when state parliament resumes on Wednesday. And for the first time in more than a century, one of them will be the Premier. Brock Taylor reports

Night fires wreak havoc

Fires have destroyed two homes and damaged a car wrecking yard over night. Investigators today returned to Molendinar to try and determine the cause. Teagan Sydes reports.

RNA showgrounds hosts food and wine show

Sweet or savoury, the Royal Queensland food and wine show kicking off today has it all. The stage is set for the judging of cheese and dairy produce at the RNA showgrounds this week. Bonny O’Shea reports.

New call for immediate climate change action

The Climate Change Commission has released a report in Sydney calling this the “critical decade” for action. The report found heatwaves are increasing in length and intensity and coastal areas are at risk from sea level rises. Jane Buckle reports.

Queenslanders honoured with state awards

Some of Australia’s bravest and most hard-working men and women gathered at Government House today. Governor Penelope Wensley announced the recipients of the Australian Honours and Awards. Amity Neumann reports.

Queensland football teams have a tough weekend

It was busy weekend for Queensland’s football teams with some surprising wins, close calls and dissapointing loses. the pressure was on for the NRL players with the New South Wales State of Origin Team was revealed last night, while the

ALP slams car registration changes

By Holly Fallon, edited by Nicholas Chin. Labor leader Annastacia Palaszczuk¬† says the Government’s car registration freeze scheme is a promise it will not be able to keep to Queenslanders.

Mild autism is no longer a mentally ill

By Anna Fleetwood, editted by Raisa Sugandi Children with mild Autism may no longer be considered mentally ill due to under changes to diagnostic processes, according to the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.