Day: May 16, 2012

Arrests as Tent Embassy moved on

Dozens of protestors were arrested this morning as police shut down the Musgrave Park Aboriginal Tent Embassy. Brisbane City Council asked them to intervene, to clear the park for this weekend’s Greek Paniyiri Festival . Angry protestors then marched to

Disruptions fail to halt Parliament opening

Things looked a little shaky this morning when the evicted tent embassy marched on Parliament. But they moved on in time for an afternoon filled with bells and whistles starting with the Australian Army band and Royal Guard coming up

Judge won’t intervene in custody battle

A Brisbane Family Court judge won’t intervene in a custody battle involving four Sunshine Coast girls. The girls’ mother had been seeking a stay application, to keep the girls in Australia. And this afternoon, the court heard an application by

Law week reveals ghouls of Brisbane’s past

This week is Law week, initiated by the Queensland Law Society to build awareness of the legal system. And what better way to do that, than to look into Brisbane’s stories of murder, corruption and other crime. Jane Buckle reports.

Families cash in on carbon tax

From today, almost 1.7 million Australian families will begin to receive carbon tax compensation payments. More than $320 million will be distributed across the country to cushion the impact of the tax on families. Amity Neumann reports.

Salvos doorknock for a good cause

The Salvation Army is set to go door to door with its annual Red Shield Doorknock Appeal kicking off this weekend. The appeal will raise much needed funds to aid Australia’s poorest people. Suraya Daly reports.

Maroons in Melbourne ahead of Origin one

The Maroons have rallied behind their new captain Cameron Smith saying he’s the best man to lead the team in the post-Lockyer era. Meanwhile, the New South Wales team dismissed claims Michael Jennings has an attitude problem. Brock Taylor reports.

Qld Government to review Cross River Rail project

By Eluan Waldron The Queensland Government has announced a four-week review of the controversial Cross River Rail project.

Stranger danger warning over car pooling websites

By Danika Ferguson Commuters ‘hitching’ a ride to combat congestion on our roads have been warned of stranger danger when sharing vehicles.

Aussie shoppers ‘too scared’ to spend

By Holly Fallon An international survey has revealed Australians are among the most financially concerned shoppers in the world. Boston Consulting Group (BCG) surveyed 16 economies around the world and tested 1,400 Australian consumers.