Author: Erin Smith

Opah! Brisbane Paniyiri festival officially open

Australia’s longest running Greek festival, Paniyiri, had a smashing start at South Brisbane’s Musgrave Park yesterday with the controversy and protests surrounding the eviction of the tent embassy earlier in the week long forgotten. This morning Aboriginal elders and representatives

Qld told to get on board with NDIS

Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan and Disability Reform Minister Jenny Macklin were in Brisbane today, selling the Government’s new National Disability Insurance Scheme. They’re trying to get Queensland and the other states on board, to fund the extra $288 million needed

Qld’s bravest honoured

A group of Queenslanders was honoured for acts of bravery today at Government House. Among them, the six naval personnel involved in a fiery rescue from an asylum seeker boat off Ashmore Island in 2009. Isobel Roe reports.

It’s all Greek to go

The annual Paniyiri Greek Festival swings into action at Musgrave Park tomorrow. And organisers say the controversy surrounding the shut down of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy earlier this week, won’t deter expected record crowds. Cameron Robinson reports.

New charges laid in Slipper case

The sexual harassment lawsuit bringing former Speaker Peter Slipper to his knees headed to federal court today containing fresh charges against the Commonwealth Government. The plaintiff said the case should be tried by a jury as a matter of urgency

More winter fire warnings

A unit complex in Red Hill caught fire last night, after the chimney of an open fireplace ignited. The blaze has sparked warnings from the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service urging people to take care as winter approaches. Amity Neumann

Largest woodworking expo opens in Brisbane

Calling all wood and timber enthusiasts. The Brisbane Timber and Working With Wood expo at the RNA showgrounds kicked off today and will continue all weekend. Suraya Daly reports.

All eyes on Origin

A big weekend ahead for AFL with the grand final rematch between Geelong and Collingwood on tonight and Dreamtime at the G tomorrow night. And in league, it’s just five sleeps until Origin One with both teams training in Melbourne

Aussie chocolate hits the mark

It may not be health food but good chocolate is hard to refuse. And being a chocolate judge would have to be one of the best jobs around. Today a handful of those experts put the best chocolate to the

Qld Origin team ready for game one

State of Origin fever is spreading. The Queensland Maroons headed south to Melbourne today to prepare for Game one of this year’s series, on May 23. It’s the beginning of the end for Petero Civoniceva, who is playing his last