Bridie Jabour

Bridie Jabour

Bridie Jabour covers breaking news, property and business for brisbanetimes.com.au.

More cash needed for remote area doctors

Bridie Jabour The Royal Flying Doctor Service has blamed the federal government for a shortage of doctors in remote areas, saying they are not stumping up enough cash to lure doctors to where they are needed most.

Queensland out of step on age of consent laws

Scales justice court

Bridie Jabour Age of consent laws for heterosexuals and homosexuals should be brought in line with each other in an overhaul which also focuses on age differences in prosecutions, according to a youth advocate.

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Eleven students escape house fires

10 September 2012.  Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan.  Generic.  Members of the ACT Rural Fire Service Gungahlin Brigade watch the progress of a Hazard Reduction Burn along Wells Station Drive in Mitchell.

Bridie Jabour Eleven people have escaped a fire which engulfed two student houses in Brisbane's west.

Ipswich bombing may not have been deliberate

Michael Boggan

Bridie Jabour A teenager who had his fingers blown off by a homemade bomb may not be the victim of a deliberate attack, according to police.

Just two minutes to save man on train tracks

train track rescue

Bridie Jabour A trainee nurse who jumped on to train tracks to save a man who had fallen thought she had six minutes until the next train arrived, when in fact she had only two.

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Sandwich 'thrower' suspended

Anna Thomson and her son Kyle Thomson who says he was wrongfully suspended for throwing sandwich at Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

Bridie Jabour A Marsden State High School student suspended for throwing a vegemite sandwich at the Prime Minister has confronted her on radio to protest his innocence.

McLindon resigns as KAP national director

Aidan McLindon.

Bridie Jabour Katter's Australian Party's national director has announced his resignation in a shock statement.

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Reserve under threat from Palmer's mine

bimblebox

Bridie Jabour The owners of an 8000 hectare nature reserve under threat by Clive Palmer's proposed Galilee Basin coal mine fear they will not be able to afford legal action if the mine is approved.

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Queensland's most sought after skills

jobs

Bridie Jabour Map makers and insurance investigators are in, food and wine scientists are out.

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Both alpaca killers' sentences to be appealed

Bridie Jabour The Attorney-General has ordered the sentence of the second teenager involved in beating two alpacas to death on the Sunshine Coast be appealed.

Hospital staff told to stop criticising Newman

doctors

Bridie Jabour Doctors and nurses have been warned to stop criticising the state government and blaming them for budget cuts in front of patients at one of the state's biggest hospitals.

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League

Cowboys player dead after mystery incident

cowboy

Bridie Jabour A young North Queensland Cowboys squad member is dead after a mystery incident that left him in intensive care.

Fatal fire survivor unable to speak to police

Two people are killed in a house fire at Bracken Ridge on Brisbane's north side

Bridie Jabour The deaths of a Bracken Ridge husband and wife, whose bodies were found after a pre-dawn house fire last week, remain suspicious as investigations continue.

Hockey player dies after snake bite, two-kilometre run

a photo of (l-r) Karl Berry, his father Ian Berry and his brother Martin Berry.
Source: Nine News Darwin

Bridie Jabour A hockey player has died after being bitten by a king brown snake at hockey fields in the Northern Territory.

Payroll staff face axe

The Minister For Heath Lawrence Springborg speaks during question time in Parliament in brisbane. 17th of May 2012. Photo: Harrison Saragossi

Bridie Jabour Almost 150 Queensland Health payroll staff positions have been cut this financial year and the voluntary redundancies could continue until hundreds more are gone.

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Tussle over violent rapist begins a decade before release

Bleijie

Bridie Jabour The Attorney-General is fighting for a supervision order to be put on a violent rapist who is not due to be released from prison for another decade.

Post-school support push for indigenous teens mooted

Aboriginal education

Bridie Jabour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teenagers could be supported by the government for six months after finishing school in changes to the education system being considered by the state government.

Man shoved onto burning car on the Gold Coast

Emergency.

Bridie Jabour A man who was set alight when he was pushed into a burning car by two men on the Gold Coast is being treated for serious burns.

Abortion assistance service dissolved

pregnant baby abortion

Bridie Jabour A group which has helped women pay for abortions in Queensland for 13 years has had to cut off the service after the demand on their resources became too great.

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Palmer buys 100 'dinosaurs' from China

Clive Palmer's Coolum resort is set to get a new addition.

Bridie Jabour Clive Palmer has ordered more than 100 mechanical dinosaurs from China, slowly turning his dream of a jurassic park at his Coolum resort into a reality.

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