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QUT TV News – Friday 22 May 2015

Australia’s roads, rail and ports need a serious cash injection, or traffic jams will cost us $53 billion dollars annually within 15 years.

The Infrastructure Australia report revealed concerns over how Queensland will cope with future population growth.

Treasurer Joe Hockey is in town spruiking the Budget and he’s encouraging everyone to “get in and have a go” in the emerging Asian market.

The RSPCA estimates that 95% of dogs sold in pet shops come from puppy farms or backyard breeders.

Recreational boating in Queensland is big business, worth billions of dollars, and the opening of the Gold Coast marine expo this weekend reinforces that.

Maroons star Billy Slater has been cleared to play in next week’s State of Origin clash.

Hawthorne and the Sydney Swans will clash this weekend, in a rematch of last year’s Grand Final.

And we take a look at what’s on this weekend.

QUT TV News is brought to you by Carla Howarth, Tom Fowles and Nicole Keijzer.

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National report warns of congestion crunch

Australia’s roads, rail and ports need a serious cash injection, or traffic jams will cost us $53 billion dollars annually within 15 years.

The first comprehensive audit of the nation’s infrastructure warns we’ll have to get used to paying higher road tolls and taxes.

Saffi Kerezsy reports.

Read on » National report warns of congestion crunch

Queensland roads face future of congestion

The Infrastructure Australia report revealed concerns over how Queensland will cope with future population growth.

Top of the list?

Our already congested traffic networks.

Lewis Wiseman reports.

Read on » Queensland roads face future of congestion

Hockey in Brisbane on budget business

Treasurer Joe Hockey is in town spruiking the Budget.

He’s encouraging everyone to “get in and have a go” in the emerging Asian market.

Sam Mortimer reports.

Read on » Hockey in Brisbane on budget business

RSPCA wages war on puppy farms

The RSPCA estimates that 95% of dogs sold in pet shops come from puppy farms or backyard breeders.

They want urgent action now to stop the practice.

Tegan Atkins reports.

Read on » RSPCA wages war on puppy farms

Boat show makes waves

Recreational boating in Queensland is big business, worth billions of dollars, and the opening of the Gold Coast marine expo this weekend reinforces that.

Sarah Dean reports.

Read on » Boat show makes waves

Billy Slater cleared for Origin opener

Maroons star Billy Slater has been cleared to play in next week’s State of Origin clash.

But with the Blues line-up unchanged, Queensland is still sweating on the availability of Justin Hodges and Greg Inglis.

Josh Bristow reports.

Read on » Billy Slater cleared for Origin opener

Grand Final ‘rematch’ for Hawks and Swans

Hawthorne and the Sydney Swans will clash this weekend, in a rematch of last year’s Grand Final.

And they both have top players returning after injury or suspension.

Anna Grohn reports.

Read on » Grand Final ‘rematch’ for Hawks and Swans

What’s on this weekend

It’s time for our Friday What’s On segment.

And Nicole Keijzer has been busy sorting out some events for us to choose from.

Read on » What’s on this weekend

QUT TV News – Thursday 21 May 2015

The headlines… Daniel Morcombe’s killer will stay in jail. The Court of Appeal this afternoon dismissed Brett Cowan’s appeal of his murder conviction.

An air bag fault which has caused a number of deaths has sparked the largest-ever global car recall.

Queensland’s Treasurer says the state is officially in an economic recession laying the blame clearly at the Opposition’s feet.

If you live in Brisbane recycling what you no longer want, has never been easier and a brand new drive-through and drop-off station, allows you to do it, for free.

The Ekka is still 78 sleeps away, but today Brisbane school children were shown exactly what it’s is all about.

The Parramatta Eels have been slapped with a huge fine, for salary cap breaches.

QUT TV News is brought to you by Tom Fowles, Nicole Keijzer and Carla Howarth.

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