Riot police were called in to control hundreds of protesters who threatened to march on the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth this morning. Inside the venue, the 54 nation meeting got underway without a hitch. Caitlin Ritter reports.
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Thousands of Qantas passengers had their travel plans disrupted today, when workers walked off the job at airports across the county. Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce warns, the on-going industrial action is now putting jobs at risk. Louise Cheer reports.
Australia’s second equities exchange, known as Chi-X, will begin trading on Monday, as a competitor of the Australian Stock Exchange. Initially only eight securities will be traded, but that’s set to expand once systems have been tested. Peter van Rosendal …
Laptops have overtaken PCs as the preferred personal computer in Australia. Endless advances in technology are changing the way we connect at home as well as the office Guillaume Benoist reports.
A record number of people gathered on the Sunshine Coast this morning to march in honour of murdered school boy Daniel Morcombe. Nearly 2,000 people walked from Woombye to Palmwoods to help raise child safety awareness. Alicia Bolton reports.
The Brisbane Roar is looking to extend their 31 game unbeaten record tonight when they take on Adelaide at Suncorp. Nicholas Chin reports.
Around 330 positions are to be axed from the Queensland Police Service, to cover the $27-million gap in the Government’s police budget. The Minister for Police announced the decision in Parliament yesterday. Nicholas Chin reports.
Three drugs charges have been filed against the 14-year-old Australian boy who was arrested earlier this month in Bali for alleged cannabis possession. The most serious of the charges carries a six-year jail term. Natalie Ross reports.
A new study has shown that mothers in higher income areas are more active than those in lower socio-economic areas. The Brisbane mums were tracked by a “check-in” system while using social media networks. Alicia Bolton reports.
The United Nations says easing poverty and conserving the environment will be the main challenges posed by the world’s burgeoning population. The concerns were voiced after the announcement that Earth’s population will hit seven-billion in the next couple of days. …