Day: May 15, 2012

Fresh faces for Qld Parliament

Queensland’s 54th State Parliament opened in Brisbane today, with 51 new members of Parliament taking their seats in the Chamber. In all, 89 MPs were sworn in including the first woman to be appointed Speaker in this State. Jane Buckle

Tent embassy told to move on

The stand-off between the Musgrave Park tent embassy and the Brisbane City Council reached boiling point today. Embassy leaders have been dealt an eviction notice. But they’re warning the council, that protests will erupt if they’re forcibly removed. Isobel Roe

Students experience third world life

Six hundred Brisbane high school students from 90 schools came together today, to learn how to make a difference to world poverty. They were part of World Vision’s Global Leaders Convention and experienced first hand what it means to be

Man aims for record run to fight depression

By Jorge Branco A Brisbane man is attempting to set the world record for the longest time run on a treadmill in one week to raise awareness for mental illness.

‘Annabell’ tunnels in

One of Brisbane’s biggest transport infrastructure projects has taken another major step towards completion. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk was on site at the Legacy Way tunnel, to welcome and inspect a giant tunnel boring machine called “Annabell”. Cameron Robinson reports.

Qld Origin team ready for game one

State of Origin fever is spreading. The Queensland Maroons headed south to Melbourne today to prepare for Game one of this year’s series, on May 23. It’s the beginning of the end for Petero Civoniceva, who is playing his last

Upsets in Monday matches

Penrith pulled off a thrilling golden point victory in the NRL last night. The upset win over the Dragons, broke an eight game losing streak at home for the Panthers. Brock Taylor reports.

Over 95 per cent of education workers bullied

By Danika Ferguson A study released by the Australian Catholic University and University of New England has revealed over 95 per cent of education workers experience bullying in the workplace.

Concussions in junior rugby players ‘extremely dangerous’

By Casey Fung The Australian Rugby League says measures are in place to ensure junior players’ safety amid ongoing concerns about knocks to the head during matches.

Mining boom threatens blue whales, activist says

By Holly Fallon Blue whales that feed of the coast of South Australia and Victoria are at risk of being driven away by Australia’s mineral boom. With whale numbers on the rise by 10 per cent per year, scientists are