Mitchell Crawley

Koch urges journalists to be a voice for the voiceless

Young journalists should be critical but not cynical, urged Walkley award-winning journalist Tony Koch at Jschool’s annual graduation ceremony on Friday. Mr Koch, who received an honorary doctorate from Jschool in recognition of his contribution to journalism, said recruits to journalism should uphold the values of the profession and respect their role in society. They […]

Truck rolls in suburban street

A truck jackknifed and rolled at Corinda on Friday afternoon, forcing the road to be closed for hours while emergency crews cleared the scene. The truck was carrying a load of sand which spilt all over the steep street. Senior Constable David Low of Sherwood Police said the accident on Dewar Terrace was caused when […]

AMA calls for warning labels on alcohol

The Australian Medical Association has called on the federal government to make it compulsory for alcohol products to carry warning labels such as those found on cigarette packets. The AMA said warning labels were needed to keep consumers aware of the dangers. Federal president of the AMA Dr Steve Hambleton told Newsbytes other countries used […]

Transferring public servants to Carseldine tipped to cause traffic chaos

Huge traffic problems have been predicted with the state government’s plan to move public servants to the former QUT Carseldine campus. Bracken Ridge councillor Amanda Cooper said nothing was being done to address the traffic impacts of up to 1000 new workers in the area and residents had wanted the campus to stay. “I know […]

Hotel group says smokers will drift to edge of Queen St Mall

Smoking bans to come into force in Queen Street Mall from September 1 will merely shift smokers and their litter to areas nearby, according to the the Queensland Hotels Association. QHA occupational health and safety manager Ross Tims said this week licensed premises would also suffer the full brunt of the laws because tourists and […]

Queensland Health accused of failing school kids

The Queensland Health Department has been accused of letting down children by not having nurses in primary schools to detect health problems. Children affected included those with learning-related problems and children in remote regions, according to critics of the state department. School health programs were failing to diagnose children with health problems that affected their […]

Brisbane to see banned Iranian films

When someone held in high regard speaks her mind it’s hard to ignore. But prominent Brisbane film identity Anne Demy-Geroe says she is speaking out about the restrictions on Iranian filmmakers because it means so much to her. Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof are two Iranian filmmakers who have suffered a great deal for their […]

Foreign crime gang targets Queenslanders

A foreign crime organisation is targeting cashed-up people in Queensland, armed with knowledge of their annual salaries and personal details. A senior fraud police officer said this week the criminal cell was using information they bought over the internet from marketing companies. The information is used to identify individuals who are then conned into sending […]

Dress down to get stress down

It’s a day all about relieving stress, where you’re encouraged to wear slippers to the office in an effort to boost morale. You may even decide to wear a poncho, or a red hat with bright orange socks. Whatever outfit you decide, it won’t matter. You will be letting the world know you’re taking part […]

Maroons make it six in a row to farewell Lockyer in style

If ever there was a State of Origin match destined to live up to expectations this was the one. Darren Lockyer (pictured), the immortal in waiting, played his final Origin game and got the send-off he deserved as the Maroons romped home with a 34-24 win over New South Wales last night. It was the […]

Flood memorabilia on display

The Queensland Museum is putting together a collection of flood damaged items for an exhibition next year. Museum senior curator of social history Jo Besley said part of the museum’s role in the community was to anticipate what’s important now and preserve it for the future. She said nothing like this had been done after […]

Maroons down Blues in tight finish

Queensland captain Darren Lockyer led from the front in his record-equalling 34th Origin match in Brisbane last night, getting the Maroons home 16-12 against a tough and persistent Blues pack. Lockyer orchestrated the win in front of 52,144 home fans injecting himself at key moments throughout the game, most notably in the 73rd minute with […]

Premiers fly the flag for Origin teams

The countdown to State of Origin began today with the premiers from Queensland and New South Wales raising their states’ colours. Queensland Premier Anna Bligh said the flag raising was a new part to a traditional bet between the premiers, where at the end of the series the losing state must fly the opponent’s flag […]

Princely magic gives Titans a win

Scott Prince showed his true colors last night getting the Titans home in a nail-biter 20-14. After trailing for the entire match Prince (pictured left) levelled the scores with a couple of beautiful “show and goes,” getting him past the first and second line of defence before touching down behind the posts. Both sides then […]

Government accused of widespread health failures

Queensland Health again came under fire in Parliament today with Opposition and independent MPs targeting problems in Townsville and Bundaberg. Independent MP for Burnett Rob Messenger called for an investigation into the medical treatment received by mothers and babies at the Bundaberg Base Hospital maternity unit over the last 10 years. He said examples of […]

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