Month: October 2012

Horror fire weekend ahead

Queensland fire authorities are preparing for a horror weekend. Strong winds are expected to worsen, which could fan the dozens of fires currently burning across the State. Megan Lincez reports.

Commissioner Atkinson retires

Next Wednesday will see a major turning point for Queensland’s Police Service. After 44 years of service and Commissioner for more than a decade, Bob Atkinson will officially retire. In this profile he speaks about the highs and lows of

Money set to flow into Murray-Darling Basin

The Murray-Darling Basin could be set for an injection of both water and funding in a new plan announced today. The multi-billion dollar plan is designed to conserve the river system known as Australia’s “food bowl.” Jacqueline Allen reports.

Career advice at Jobs and Skills Expo

A helping hand in Brisbane today for struggling jobseekers. The Federally-funded Jobs and Skills Expo is an intitative sparked by the recent spate of public service redundancies. Zoe Bos reports.

Roar aim to keep Wanderers at bay

The Western Sydney Wanderers are coming to Brisbane tomorrow night, and they’re desperate for a win. And the question everyone’s asking: whether the Brisbane Roar can rise to meet that challenge. Maritza Munoz reports.

Hundreds walk for Daniel

The parents of Daniel Morcombe are planning to make an official request for the release of their son’s remains. A big crowd of supporters turned out for this morning’s Walk for Daniel on the Sunshine Coast. Mikaela Aitken reports.

Fire season heating up

Queensland Police have laid a string of arson charges against a 27 year-old man, after more than 70 fires were suspected of being deliberately lit in the Laidley-Gatton area in the past three months. He’ll appear in the Ipswich Magistrates

Treasurer defends tax reform

Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan was in Brisbane today to roll out the city’s first fibre optic cable. But he faced a barrage of questions about the Government’s company and mining taxes. Mikaela Aitken reports.

Thomson’s lawyer threatens action

There’s more pressure on the Federal Government to distance themselves from embattled MP Craig Thomson, after his home and office were raided yesterday. The MP’s lawyer is now threatening legal action against anyone who defames his client. Megan Lincez reports.

Baby birds best left alone

The RSPCA in Brisbane is struggling to cater for the large number of baby birds handed in by well wishers. In most cases the animals have to be returned by volunteers to the very place they were picked up. Jessica