Day: September 26, 2014

Tough terrorism laws pass through Senate

The first stage of the Government’s tougher anti-terrorism laws passed through the Senate with bipartisan support. The legislation beefs up ASIO’s powers but the Government has ruled out any possibility of torture. Nicole Keijzer reports.

Religious leaders show of solidarity

Christian and Muslim leaders in Brisbane have made a show of solidarity today after a series of attacks on Muslims in recent weeks. Both groups called for an end to discrimination and rejected fighting violence with violence. Paige Cockburn reports.

Brisbane turns up the heat for Riverfire

Brisbane’s preparing itself to be set ablaze in spectacular style with this year’s Riverfire promising to be just as thrilling as ever. But police are warning security will be stepped-up. Georgia Terry reports.

Blaze near Ballarat torches house

Two people feared to be dead have been found safe after a house fire near Ballarat, Victoria. However their mother was killed in the inferno. Alexandria Scoffell reports.

Artierial road sees rules change to reward drivers

A Brisbane transit lane that requires three people in each car is being downgraded so more drivers can use it. The road at Kelvin Grove is one of the city’s busiest, carrying 50,000 vehicles a day. Lachlan McCormick reports.

Bathtub favourite makes big splash for cancer charity

An anti-cancer campaign has employed a giant yellow duck to get its message across. The duck floated down the Brisbane River today to publicise a fundraising campaign for the Princess Alexandra Research Foundation. Grace Burns reports.

Fans’ frenzy over approaching AFL finals

It’s footy fever time in Melbourne on the eve of the AFL Grand Final. Family, friends and fans of the Hawks and Swans lined the streets of Melbourne for the traditional parade. Rebecca Thompson reports.

The countdown to AFL’s Grand Final

Footy fever hits as fans flock to Melbourne ahead of tomorrow night’s AFL Grand Final. Tens of thousands of fans will flood the MCG to watch the Swans and Hawthorn. Sam Smith reports.

What’s On: More than just Riverfire this weekend

A busy weekend for the south-east so time to look at what’s happening around town with Celeste Skinner.