Day: 12 September 2012

Thousands march against job cuts

Unions held statewide rallies today, protesting the Queensland Government’s plan to slash 14,000 public service jobs. In Brisbane, thousands marched on Parliment House to voice their anger bringing the city to a standstill. Chelsea Lammas reports.

LNP sells budget over lunch

The LNP has been putting a positive spin on its 2012-13 budget at a special lunch in Brisbane today. But the Federal Government has described the budget as “cruel and destructive” and a warm-up act for policies supported by the

Super trawler banished

The company which sent the ‘super trawler’ to Australia has slammed the Federal Government’s ban, likening the decision to a third world country measure. And the Federal Opposition agrees the giant vessel should be free to fish here. Sam Canavan

Rescue team aims for top accreditation

A specially trained fire and rescue team from New South Wales is rescuing victims of an earthquake in Brisbane. It’s all part of an exercise to achieve an international accreditation with the United Nations. Camille McLachlan reports.

Music industry under spotlight

Local and international music professionals gathered in Brisbane today for the start of BIG-SOUND. The sold out event will debate the industry’s biggest issues, including the much debated topic of online music. Wendy Serrano reports.

Barba voted best by peers

League star Ben Barba has added another award to his growing list of accolades. The Canterbury Bulldogs’ fullback was last night voted by his peers the best player of 2012. Jon Healy reports.

Origin Greats mentor indigenous teens

Present and former Rugby League Origin greats gathered to support future pathways for indigenous students. They joined more than 3,000 teenagers crowding the halls of Suncorp Stadium, where their education and employment options were on show. Melissa Yeo reports.