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  • Rita on Calls for Island bridge Join our fight to bridge Russell Island. Looking for all land, investment owners/ rate payers of Russell Island. We have a ... more
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  • Terry on Calls for Island bridge It's fairly obvious why the council and State Government have not proceeded with the bridge. It would mean that they would ... more
  • Rita on Calls for Island bridge Barge/ ferry fees are continuously climbing (barges now $100 return), leaving residents unable to afford to continue to ... more
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  • John on Calls for Island bridge RITA the Bridge Majority all know you are for the Bridge. The bridge to Bribie has made it the most unique pristine life ... more
  • Rita on Calls for Island bridge Reg, I am all for a bridge to Russell Island... It is well over due/ the only solution to fix the ongoing parking & ... more
  • Reg Southern on Calls for Island bridge I'm with Rita too. The bridge to Bribie Island is destroying Bribie Island. The whole reason for moving here and living ... more
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  • Dirty Harry on Terror suspect planned to behead police The Victorian police are nationally renowned for firing the warning shot into the chest of the alleged criminal. Not once ... more
  • Justin on Terror suspect planned to behead police If a bikie did this there'd be no holding back. But a Muslim, oh no, "Islam is peaceful, he acted alone." But then again, ... more
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  • Gutless Wonders on Terror raids in Australia How do you sleep at night. How can you look into your childrens eyes and not accept the fact that your actions are ... more
  • All stand in applause for WA on Terror raids in Australia How clever is WA. We should all take of our hats to their extraordinary contribution. The WA division of Fairfax radio is ... more
  • Australia is a nation under siege on Terror raids in Australia When foreign or domestic enemies attack or seek to undermine Australia, government is the first line of defence. When ... more
  • John on Calls for Island bridge Phillip ISLAND, Bribie ISLAND ask any of there locals, they still say mainlanders, what a rediculous arguement if you build ... more
  • John on Calls for Island bridge I'm with you Rita, Two words for me , Bribie Island still pristine where locals enjoy living and touries can't get enough ... more
  • John on Calls for Island bridge I'm with you Rita, Two words for me , Bribie Island still pristine where locals enjoy living and touries can't get enough ... more
  • John on Calls for Island bridge I agree totally with Walter. A bridge will destroy the uniqueness of Russell Island. It appears that the almighty dollar is ... more

Palmer walks out on interview - again

Posted by: Matt Cram | Matt Cram 21 November, 2014 - 6:15 AM
Watch: Clive Palmer stormed out of an interview because he didn't like the questions.

Clive Palmer has again walked out of a TV interview, refusing to talk because the questions didn't suit him.

The Palmer United Party leader appeared on ABC's Lateline last night but was clearly only interested in dishing the dirt on firebrand Senator Jacqui Lambie, who he's spent the past year cosying up to.

When host Emma Alberici's questioning turned to Mr Palmer's Chinese business deals, he refused to talk.

"Wait, I'm not interested in that document," he said, as Alberici tried to engage him.

"I'm sorry - goodnight.

"I don't want to talk to you any more."

A civil trial is set to begin against Mr Palmer next week, in which a Chinese investment company claims the federal politician and mining magnate misused $12 million.

Man backstrokes in puddle

Posted by: Pak Yiu | Pak Yiu 20 November, 2014 - 11:46 AM
Swimming man

WATCH: A video has emerged showing a man attempting to swim in the puddles of Queen Street Mall in Brisbane after a severe storm drowns the city.

The video shows 17 seconds of a man in his swimmers, on his back, doing backstroke while pushing his body with his feet. 


Major storm and flash flooding

Posted by: Gordon Campbell | Gordon Campbell 19 November, 2014 - 4:46 PM
Flash Flood

4BC Online: Reports are coming in from around Brisbane about damage and flash flooding due to the current storm - see the pictures inside.

Pauline Hanson to stand at next state election

Posted by: Pak Yiu | Pak Yiu 19 November, 2014 - 9:40 AM
Pauline Hanson

4BC Breakfast/4BC Mornings: Pauline Hanson has confirmed she will be returning to head the One Nation Party, after leaving the party in 2002, and will be standing at the next Queensland state election.

Reports of Pauline Hanson’s return to politics surfaced late Tuesday night after a message to members of the One Nation revealed Pauline Hanson will be “taking on the role of National Chairman and Leader of the party.”

The co-founder of the One Nation Party, aligned with anti-multiculturalism and anti-immigration ideologies, confirmed on Channel 7's Sunrise program that she will be returning to head the One Nation party. 

Hanson was elected as an independent in 1996, and made her infamous maiden speech attacking multiculturalism and immigration in Australia and criticised the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander commission.

She told Channel 7 that she thought “people want an honest voice and accountability” in politics, and said she would like members to accept a name change back to Pauline Hanson’s One Nation.

Speaking with 4BC Mornings Ms Hanson said she will be “rebuilding” and “revitalising” the party when she returns.

“It’s not what it used to be, when I first started the party or when I left the party in 2002,” she said, “but there have been people that  have stuck with it who’ve continued with the principals and policies that I started under.”

“It’s going well, but there’s going to be a lot of rebuilding, and revitalising the party.”

I see a dictatorship, not leadership, from some of our leaders, and that’s not what I want.

When asked whether she would stand at the next state election, Ms Hanson revealed she is “seriously considering”.“I am seriously considering it, yes,” she said. “At this stage I am not going to disclose which seat it may be, but I will disclose it before Christmas.”

“I don’t want to have a big spread of candidates, I want to have good credible candidates to stand in seats, not just to throw someone in a seat just for the sake of having someone.”

“People have a right to hear what a member of their parliament or someone who wants to be a member of their parliament [has to say].”

Political Commentator and Lecturer on Political Marketing at the Australian National University, Andrew Hughes said Pauline Hanson’s chances of returning to the senate are slim, but he believed people like PUP senator Jacqui Lambie has reignited a long lost flame in politics.

“I don’t think we’ve got a lot of space left in the market for Pauline Hanson, but that’s the whole thing, she has overcome numbers,” Mr Hughes said.

“I think she has renewed hope that there is a growing part of people out there who want someone to stand up to what they believe.  

“She’s got to pick a couple issues where they’re quite divisive, that’s the key thing about people like Pauline Hanson and politics; they’re what we call wedge politicians. They’ll look for a wedge within voters to go ‘you’re either with us or not’.”

He said media will give her airtime, similar to what the media have Jacqui Lambie with.

“There were people at the time, who really wanted to hear the policies she had. With her messaging, if she can be that divisive, she’ll get the media airtime and that’s where it counts a lot.”

QANTAS Retro fit

Posted by: Gordon Campbell | Gordon Campbell 17 November, 2014 - 1:17 PM
QANTAS retro

4BC Online: 4BC has the first pictures of the Qantas "RETRO" Boeing 737 jet,  as it leaves the Seattle paintshop on its way to Australia.

The Retro Livery is a Qantas tribute to mark 70 years of the Flying Kangaroo.

The 737-800 will be the 75th to join the Qantas fleet.

The iconic winged kangaroo symbol was then introduced in 1944 

"The Kangaroo symbol that is now featured on the tail of every Qantas aircraft today is well and truly part of the Australian story" according to Olivia Wirth, Group Executive for Brand, Marketing and Corporate Affairs

“For 70 years the flying kangaroo has been a symbol of aviation innovation around the world, driving higher standards in safety, technology, product and service,” said Ms Wirth.

“Our kangaroo logo represents our proud history, inextricably linked with the development of commercial aviation in Australia. It has also become a symbol of ‘home’ to Australians travelling both here and abroad.

“A retro livery is the perfect tribute to our iconic flying kangaroo logo and its 70th anniversary."