Day: September 30, 2014

Terror suspect arrested following Melbourne raids

Counter-terrorism raids across five Melbourne suburbs have led to the arrest of a Seabrook man. It is alleged the man provided funds for a US citizen to fight with a terrorist group in Syria. Lachlan Eyers reports.

Multiple stabbing in Sydney

One man is dead and two are in a serious but stable condition after suffering stabs wounds in Sydney’s Liverpool. Police were also involved in a car chase through Western Sydney. Emilia Hutchinson reports.

Parliament addressed on national security concerns

Australians who fund terrorists are complicit in their “dreadful deeds” the Prime Minister told parliament. The Abbott Government has announced an extra $20 million to help track down terrorist funding, but is yet to give final approval for a combat

Government attitude to gambling “concerning”

The Anglican Church has accused the Queensland Government of fuelling gambling addiction. The Church says policy changes are simply a way to increase gambling revenue. Eliza Buzacott-Speer reports.

Queensland pledge for apprenticeship boost

An ‘apprentice pledge’ for Queensland business was unveiled today. Under the plan, employers could receive up to $6,000 for each new worker. Daniel Sloan reports.

Brisbane extends free Wi-Fi coverage

Brisbane City Council has started to roll out more Wi-Fi locations around the city. Locals and visitors to the Sunshine State’s capital will be able to get their social media fix at most major tourist locations. Shelby Waugh reports.

More help needed to fight Ebola

A Brisbane based Red Cross doctor says the current Ebola epidemic is the worst medical crisis she’s ever witnessed. Doctor Jenny Stedmon has just returned from Sierra Leone and is calling for more urgent international assistance to fight the virus.

NRL awards joint Dally M winners

The NRL has awarded Johnathan Thurston and Jarryd Hayne as winners of the 2014 Dally M medal for Player of the Year. It’s the first time the medal has gone to joint winners. Jacinta Lal reports.

Rabbitohs fans in overdrive ahead of Grand Final

South Sydney supporters are making the most of their first NRL Grand Final week in 43 years. Anticipation has hit fever pitch ahead of their clash with the Bulldogs. Alexander Heinke reports.