Toxic fumes and rubble are all that remains of a factory which went up in smoke overnight on Brisbane’s southern outskirts. Emergency services were called to Yatala where the business was engulfed by flames. Kara Butler reports.
The biggest roof top solar panel system in Australia will be set up at the University of Queensland. The new grid will stop more than 1,700-tonnes of greenhouse gases from being emitted each year, the equivalent of taking 335 cars …
Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall became a rather messy record-breaking location today. Australia’s first Sports Slurping Championship hit the streets with both the Australian and world records being broken. Trent Jones reports.
Australian doubles great Mark Woodforde has been appointed captain of this year’s Junior Davis Cup team. He took to the court with two of his young team-members for a final hit-out before the qualifying tournament in Malaysia. Jemma Cutting reports.
The RSPCA has undertaken one of its biggest challenges today starting to de-sex more than 400 dogs. The dogs were seized from a puppy farm at Wondai last September. Steve Fox reports.
The Australian Government is considering an increased tax on tobacco to help fund Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s health reform. Meanwhile Brisbane’s Lord Mayor has voiced the possibility of banning smoking on Queen Street Mall. Rory Dawson reports.
The task of housing the homeless has received a kick-start with the announcement of a unique affordable housing project for inner Brisbane. The $22-million dollar development in Fortitude Valley is expected to be completed by early next year. Rebecca Belsham …
V8 Supercar Champion Craig Lowndes has teamed up with Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson to warn Queenslanders to slow down. This message comes a day after a collision near Gatton killed a mother and her two sons. Rory Dawson reports.