Day: 14 September 2012

Truck in level crossing smash

A truck driver had to have a leg amputated today after his truck was hit by a commuter train on a level crossing in Banyo on Brisbane’s northside. Police and Queensland Rail are conducting inquiries on the accident, which disrupted

Old timers hit the road in Ipswich

Car enthusiasts from across Australia gathered in Ipswich today. Around 130 cars, each more than 90 years old, turned out for the start of the week-long National Veteran Tour. Wendy Serrano reports.

Keys to the city for Paralympians

Queensland’s Paralympians collected more gold today – the keys to Brisbane. The athletes were welcomed by a warm crowd in Queen Street Mall. Ashley Minchin reports.

Fuel spill fears for creek

A spectacular multi-vehicle tanker crash shut down the Hume Highway. One man is dead, and more than 40,000 litres of fuel was spilt into a nearby creek. Claudia Cuskelly reports.

Credit drop for Queensland

Queensland’s credit rating has been downgraded, just two days after the LNP government delivered its controversial budget. One of Australia’s top credit agencies has dropped the rating from double-A plus to double-A. Camille McLachlan reports.

First asylum seekers land in Nauru

The first plane load of thirty asylum seekers sent to Nauru is settling into tent accommodation. While the Government says the first transfer from Christmas Island went smoothly the Greens have questioned the arrangement. Sam Canavan reports.

Rev up for Redcliffe

Moreton Bay will see lots of action out on the water this weekend. The Australian Water Ski Racing and V8 Superboat Championships are part of Celebrate Redcliffe Festival. Tom Serafin reports.

Footie finals

Footy Fever is gripping the country as finals week continues in both the NRL and AFL. This weekend, the Cowboys are up against last year’s premiers, the Sea Eagles in a sudden death semi-final in Sydney, while Collingwood and West