Author: Louise Priddle

Mother of two left for dead

A Melbourne mother, who was struck by a motorbike outside a shopping mall has an unsurvivable brain injury. Her life support will be turned off within days. Abigail Blaikie reports.

Riverfire expected to go off with a bang

Hundreds of thousands of Brisbane residents will pour into the city tomorrow to watch three tonnes of fireworks go up in smoke. The popular Riverfire event will be watched over by a huge police contingent with crowds swelling every year.

Fight to save Aussie icon

Many Australians remain unaware of the serious threats still facing the Koala. Today is Save the Koala Day and animal groups say the Government has to step up and protect this iconic Aussie. Bridget Costello reports.

Duck raising funds for cancer

A giant duck and a monster truck, today it was a case of all things big, to raise awareness about medical research and hospital treatment. Hannah Kotaidis reports.

IPhone 6S hits Brisbane

Apple’s iPhone 6S went on sale in Australia today, with all the usual fanfare. But the launch comes amid controversy about smart phone security. Gabrielle Baker reports.

Broncos chopping at the final bit

A huge weekend of NRL finals is underway. First up, the Broncos-Roosters clash at Suncorp Stadium and Brisbane went in with a full strength squad and a full house of fans. Tom Fowles reports.

Footy fever comes to Perth

It’s a feast of AFL action over in Western Australia. Tonight, in Perth, Fremantle takes on Hawthorn, while the West Coast Eagles face North Melbourne tomorrow and the local teams, go in favourites. Ashleigh Whittaker reports.

PM pledges $100 million to domestic violence victims

The Prime Minister wants Australia to end the ‘national shame’ of domestic violence. In his first major announcement since taking office, Mr Turnbull unveiled a $100 million package to help those fleeing abusive relationships. Gabrielle Baker reports.

Brisbane’s big breakthrough in brain cancer treatment

Brain tumors are the most common cancer diagnosis in Australians under the age of 40. But the world-first clinical trial of a new treatment in Brisbane today has doctors hopeful for a cure. Ria Bhagat reports.

Sports stars get behind Ocsober

Life Education Queensland is using the month of October to highlight the growth and dangers of binge drinking. They want people to sign up for their Ocsober campaign to raise seven-hundred-thousand dollars to better educate kids. Sarah Bell reports.