Day: May 17, 2012

Tent embassy relocates… 200m away

Aboriginal activists in Brisbane’s Musgrave Park are tonight digging in, maintaining their tent embassy. After being evicted from the original site to make way for this weekend’s Paniyiri Festival, they’ve now relocated just 200 metres away. Jane Buckle reports.

New parliament gets down to business

In the first sitting day of the new Parliament the Premier promised his government will never lord it over the people of Queensland. While his deputy, Jeff Seeney, accused the opposition of failing like no other State Government has failed.

CSG to affect hundreds of bores

The environmental impacts of Coal Seam Gas exploration just got murkier. A report released by the Queensland Water Commission today warns hundreds of water bores will be affected, but mining companies insist it’s manageable. Brock Taylor reports.

Cross-breeding crocodiles research questioned

By Casey Fung, edited for online by Raisa Sugandi Crocodile skin and meat is in growing demand worldwide and scientists want to breed crocodiles to suit the captive environment.

Tweets reveal Clarke’s wedding bliss

Australia’s own star couple, cricket captain Michael Clarke and Kyly Boldy, have released stunning photos of their secret wedding ceremony. They tweeted the news 24 hours after the event. Erin Smith reports.

New CSG figures questioned

By Eluan Waldron, edited for online by Raisa Sugandi New projected figures on the effects of Coal Seam Gas mining have been released by the Queensland Water Commission

Research funding the cause of a “dumb nation”

By Patrick Wright, edited for online by Nicholas Chin. Research and development spending in Australia is lagging behind countries with half our population, a new report from Australia’s Chief Science Office has found.

Ipswich Mayor slams Queensland Rail

By Lucy Emlyn-Jones, edited for online by Nicholas Chin. Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale has labelled Queensland Rail as “hopeless” after it announced plans to shut down the city’s main rail line on the weekend of the city’s biggest annual event.

Aussie chocolate hits the mark

It may not be health food but good chocolate is hard to refuse. And being a chocolate judge would have to be one of the best jobs around. Today a handful of those experts put the best chocolate to the

Protests continue at Aboriginal tent embassy in Brisbane

By Meagan Lawrence Protesters at the tent embassy in Musgrave Park say they have reached a verbal agreement with the Brisbane City Council.