Day: 27 September 2012

International custody dispute returns to court

The international custody dispute over four Italian-Australian sisters returned to the Federal Court in Brisbane today. The girls, aged between nine and 15, caused a media storm in May when they went into hiding to avoid a Court’s order that

New research shows dementia numbers rapidly rising

There were alarming predictions in a new health report released in Canberra today. The number of people with dementia in Australia is projected to triple by 2050. Thomas Hartley reports.

Mt Gravatt pony club under threat

The Mount Gravatt District Horse and Pony Club could face closure as early as Christmas. The club was the biggest on Brisbane’s Southside but now development is gradually taking over their grounds. Kate Leonard-Jones reports.

Bogus taxi apps compromise safety

The Taxi Council of Queensland is warning customers about a growing number of bogus taxi booking applications. The third party internet apps may get users into trouble, instead of getting them home safely. Matt Willms reports.

Survey says customer service not up to scratch

A new consumer survey has found shoppers around the country – including Brisbane – are fed up with poor customer service. Retail experts say it’s a much-needed wake up call to an industry already struggling to cope with the rise

AFL fans rally at final training

An army of 5,000 Hawks fans packed Waverley Park to show their support at the team’s final training session. The other Grand Final contender, the Swans, closed their final session to the public. David De Witt reports.

NRL breakfast kicks off Grand Final countdown

Melbourne and Canterbury came together off field this morning at the NRL Grand Final Breakfast. It was the teams’ last meeting, before they go head to head on Sunday. Tahlia Butler reports.

Australia’s strongest gear up for charity

When you’re talking about fundraising, you can’t get much more strength behind a campaign than with Australia’s toughest men and women. And that was the case today when two of the country’s strongest muscled-up to help promote the McGrath Foundation.