In this bulletin, there’s been both joy and strong criticism of an NRL decision allowing Melbourne Storm fullback Billy Slater to play a fairytale Grand final.

As petrol prices skyrocket more than 40,000 Australians have indicated they’ll boycott petrol stations next month.

Brisbane’s been thrown a six week challenge. Reduce the amount of food we waste, help the environment and save money.

With hundreds of growers affected and the strawberry sabotage stretching into its third week, charities and organisations are rallying in Queenslander spirit.

And Australia’s most successful home grown musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, is about to rock Brisbane for the very first time.

This edition of QUT News is brought to you by Chris Smith, Cayla Marchant and Lauren Reddiex.