Category: Tourism

Clouds loom over Brisbane businesses ahead of New Year’s Eve

By Jessica Perkins Brisbane businesses are in limbo as they wait to hear whether this year’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display will go ahead. The city’s celebrations usually bring in tens of thousands of visitors, but businesses fear revenue losses

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Moving abroad during a pandemic

By Benjamin Hyams A young Australian couple has moved overseas during the pandemic, unfazed by the fear affecting most of the world. Dominic Hand and Mondi Milenkovic made the decision to go ahead with their planned move to Scotland in

Farmers’ pleas fall foul as backpackers speak out

By Andi-Bianca Haddow Australian farmers are appealing for help picking this season’s produce, but it’s been met with reluctance, following a social media campaign describing farm conditions as ‘horrific’, ‘unsafe’ and well below minimum wage.

Pandemic claims Noosa Tri

By Andi-Bianca Haddow The most profitable weekend in Noosa – the 38th Noosa Triathlon – has been cancelled following COVID-19 concerns. It’s disappointed small business owners who were hoping to have an economic influx in the wake of the pandemic.

Brisbane Airport’s new runway takes shape

Brisbane Airport’s new runway is expected to boost the economy by five billion dollars within a decade. It’s already ahead of schedule and under budget. Kelseigh Wrigley reports.

Sea to the city is back for its second year

Seafood lovers rejoice. Brisbane is serving up a second course of the dining event, Sea to the City. Tom Hainsworth reports.

RAAF jets take to the sky for Riverfire

It may have sounded like thunder or an explosion. But it was an RAAF jet rumbling across Brisbane’s sky today, heralding the coming Riverfire. Elizabeth Neil reports.

Properties unlocked for Brisbane Open House

The veil will be lifted on some of Brisbane’s most historic buildings. 119 properties will be unlocked for the 10th anniversary of Open House. Pagan Blight reports.

Brisbane residents submit ideas for Victoria Park’s redevelopment

Brisbane residents haven’t wasted any time in submitting their ideas for the Victoria Park redevelopment. Now Council just has to choose. But it’s not too late to have your say. 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.