Medicare changes scrapped

Lauren Gillin   The federal government will not be implementing changes to the medicare rebate system as planned after a backlash from the medical sector.  

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The Big Brisbane Wet

Lauren Gillin   The heavens continue to unleash on the South East.

QLD election: Day 5, Week 3 , January 23

Rivals: Campbell Newman and Alan Jones.

Lauren Gillin   Welcome to 4BC's rolling coverage of the Queensland Election 2015

Should Marriage equality be an election issue?

Gay marriage

Lauren Gillin   The issues has barely registered a bleep during the campaign surprising since one of the first things the LNP did when it came to power in 2012 was to weaken Labor's same-sex civil union laws.

QLD in the dark on political donations

Queenslanders are in the dark on political donations

Lauren Gillin   Last year the Newman government changed election donation laws.

King tide troubles

King Tides and issue on Sandgate Rd

Lauren Gillin   Yesterday Ben Davis had to wade down Sandgate Rd at Albion where a King Tide had cut off the road.  

Police may be less tolerant

Queensland Police may be less tolerant

Lauren Gillin   Queensland police may be less tolerant due to the increased terrorism threat.

Chan and Sukumaran "completely rehabilitated".

Likely to face the firing squad: Myuran Sukumaran.

Lauren Gillin   The two ringleaders in the Bali Nine case Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are facing execution in Kerobokan prison, Indonesia.

The 4BC Breakfast Opinion 'Polecam' - Day 5

The Polecam!

Gordon Campbell   The 4BC Breakfast Team are out and about in Brisbane collecting the public's opinion on the upcoming election with their Election "Polecam".

In praise of the afternoon nap

In praise of the afternoon nap

Lauren Gillin   Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, author of the book 'House of Karls' says having a nap is a natural sleep pattern that has been "stolen away" by modern life.

The hidden road toll

The Queensland road toll has more than halved since 1973.

Lauren Gillin   The Australian road toll is at a 69 year low but serious injuries from car accidents are on the rise.

The 4BC Breakfast Election Bus - Day 1

The 4BC Election Bus

Gordon Campbell   4BC Breakfast with Skip and Loretta are travelling around Brisbane in their big bus, inviting hopeful candidates on for a chat.

Storm Trooper survives deadly snake bite.

Star Wars fan Scott Loxley has survived an attack by a deadly brown snake on his fundraising walk around Australia.

Nick King   Star Wars fan Scott Loxley has been raising money for a children’s hospital but last week almost ended up in a hospital himself.

Medicare changes scrapped

Changes to the medicare rebate have been scrapped

Lauren Gillin   The federal government will not be implementing changes to the medicare rebate system as planned after a backlash from the medical sector.  

Testing for ice in schools

A bag of the drug ice seized by Queensland Police.

Lauren Gillin   More and more young Australian's are seeking treatment for addiction to amphetamines

An alcoholic society

Booze drenched society

Gordon Campbell   Alcohol related harm is becoming more and more of an issue in this country, with 15 Australians dying from alcohol related issues. Is it time to make a change to our drinking culture?

Charlie Hebdo sells out

Coming together: People join together at the Place de la Bastille for a unity rally on January 11 after the three-day killing spree by homegrown terrorists.

Lauren Gillin   Copies of the latest edition of Charlie Hebdo are flying off the shelves in France. 

Gold Coast cartoonist Larry Pickering warned about Islam drawings

Political cartoonist Larry Pickering.

Natalie Bochenski   Cartoonist Larry Pickering said he had been visited by counter-terrorism police since publishing a cartoon.

Two deaths linked to synthetic cannabis

Synthetic cannabis linked to two deaths in Mackay

Lauren Gillin   Two deaths in Mackay have been lined to synthetic cannabis

OPTUS customers up early

Mobile phones using the Optus network in Queensland suddenly switched to daylight saving time overnight, giving many people an unexpectedly early start.

Lauren Gillin   A technical glitch meant Optus customers were woken up an hour earlier this morning.

Scientists push for nuclear

Ecologists call for rethink on Nuclear power

Lauren Gillin   More than 60 conservation scientists have penned an open letter urging environmentalists to consider nuclear power as a means to mitigate climate change.

Four years since the floods

2011 flood four years on

On this day four years ago suburbs in Brisbane and its surrounds were inundated with flood waters.

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