Jonathan Thurston a favourite for this years Dally M

Rugby League’s best and fairest player for this season will be honoured at the Dally M awards. One of the favourites is North Queensland’s Jonathan Thurston, who is in line for what would be his fifth title.

Jake Ten reports.

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New South Wales plans to combat shark attacks

The New South Wales Government is scrambling in a bid to counter a major shark problem on the state’s far north coast. It comes after a spate of attacks at Ballina’s Lighthouse Beach.

Patrick Goddard reports.

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South Australia braces for wild weather

South Australia is bracing for the worst storms in 70 years. The weather bureau has forecast floods and winds to reach 90 kilometres an hour.

Dominic Shumilin reports.

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QUT Web News – Wed 28 Sept 2016

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Tributes for Tangles – Max Walker, former test cricketer, author and commentator, succumbs to melanoma.

Another report calls for urgent action to save the reef, but it’s not all bad news.

The federal government defends its backpacker tax backflip, but critics say damage has already been done.

And a new state of the art aviation training centre takes off at Brisbane airport.

QUT Web News is brought to you by Tina Wood, Danielle Veivers and Kurravi Piggott.

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$10 million education facility opens at Brisbane Airport

Aviation Australia has opened a state of the art facility at Brisbane Airport to train commercial pilots, cabin crew and aircraft engineers. The new expansion includes a realistic helicopter flight simulator.

Laura Rowan reports.

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The next step for a Metro Subway in Brisbane

Brisbane City Council has opened the public consultation process for Brisbane’s proposed subway system. The Lord Mayor says the metro project from Woolloongabba to Herston is essential to keep Brisbane commuters moving.

Eilis Rees reports.

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Dumped backpacker tax welcomed but too late

The Federal government has defended its decision to dump a planned 32.5 per cent tax on backpacker workers. But critics say it’s already too late for some farms in Queensland.

Maddison Keenan reports.

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A mixed report card for the Great Barrier Reef

A report released today shows Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef is in good shape for now. But it also warns of environmental issues that could threaten its future.

Shandra Pusparini reports.

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Australian cricket legend Max Walker dies at 68

One of Australia’s greatest cricketers, fast bowler Max Walker, has died from melanoma. The man known as “Tangles” for his seemingly awkward style played 34 tests for Australia and has been mourned by the cricketing community.

Jacob Miley reports.

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Young surfer in good spirits after shark attack

A teenage surfer is recovering in hospital after being mauled by a great white shark off Ballina. The attack has re-ignited the debate about shark nets.

Laura Rowan reports.

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