Author: Alana Riley

Bomb scare in Byron Shire

A suspected bomb has shut down the town of Mullumbimby. Police and other emergency services surrounded the scene most of the day. Max Melit reports.

Court cans shark culling in Queensland

Shark culling will now be banned in the Great Barrier Reef marine park. A court has ruled it’s unnecessary. Georgia Collings reports.

Morrison en route to Trump meeting

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is, by all reports, about to be feted in the U.S. He’s preparing for high level discussions with Donald Trump while his ministers talk up the budget at home. Harris Wakeling reports.

Droughts won’t sideline mango sales this season

A taste of summer has hit supermarket shelves. The season’s first tray of mangoes sold for a juicy sum at Brisbane’s annual charity auction. But following the recent dry weather will there be enough to go around? Megan Rainbird reports.

Pirate play-day raising funds for kids with cancer

It’s “Talk like a Pirate” day and it’s helping kids with cancer. Children and adults alike dressed-up, hunted for treasure and said “Arghh me hearties” all for a great cause. Amber Gifford reports.

Half of Aussie adults expected to enter record powerball

A $150 million powerball draw is making history in Australia. But do you really have a chance of winning? Michael Rodden reports.

Tigers gearing up for weekend prelim-final

In sport, we start with AFL news and the Giants Toby Greene has appealed his one match ban for ‘unreasonable contact’, while Richmond has its final hit-out before the preliminary final. Ha-Teya Gripske reports.

Federal family court inquiry faces backlash

The Federal Government is under fire over a new inquiry into the family law system. Many believe family courts are failing Australians but are worried the inquiry will be biased. Ha-Teya Gripske reports.

Broncos turmoil after record loss

Brisbane Broncos stars, humiliated in their final game, have been soul searching today with admissions that heads could roll. A media circus wanted answers for their devastating loss, but they remain few and far between. Max Melit reports.

‘Amazing’ Brisbane bushwalker’s survival

A rescued Brisbane bush walker has an incredible story of survival. He was stranded for two days with serious injuries before being airlifted to safety. Harris Wakeling reports.