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Sea levels predicted to rise

A new warning from scientists about the cost of rising sea levels.

A report released today, says it could cost $50 billion to repair damaged coastal infrastructure in Queensland and recommends preventative action begins immediately.

Gabrielle Boland reports.

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Qld assets could be leased

Queensland’s assets could be leased to private companies for up to ninety nine years, as part of a new Government effort to generate revenue.

The LNP’s privatisation proposal aims to address the eighty billion dollars of debt, it says Labor left the State.

Isabella Vecchio reports.

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Eat Safe program recipe for success

Brisbane City Council says its Eat Safe program is proving to be a recipe for success.

Figures for the past year show the hospitality industry continues to maintain high food health and safety standards.

Damian Staveley reports.

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Abbott joins anti-truancy push

Prime Minister Tony Abbott went on a unique school bus in Arnhem Land today.

He says school attendance is pivotal to his plan to improve conditions in indigenous communities.

Alex Trezise reports.

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Beenleigh to transform

Beenleigh is getting a makeover, into a place of cultural exchange and activity.

The Logan City Council says the ambitious project is also great news for jobs.

Kate Darvall reports.

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Harvey free to face Swans

Brent Harvey’s AFL tribunal charges have been dropped following evidence presented by Geelong player Joel Selwood.

North Melbourne thanked Selwood for his help in clearing the Kangaroo veteran’s name.

Bella Treston reports.

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Guide Dogs Qld showcase new technology

There was a very different Expo in Brisbane today.

Guide Dogs Queensland showcased their latest training aids and technology, with the help of a few special people.

Whitney Angell reports.

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G20 security crackdown starts

The pre-G20 security crackdown is widening.

Government and public facilities considered high-risk terror targets, are already being closed off to the public.

And authorities say, expect more shutdowns ahead of the global summit.

Whitney Angell reports.

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Council discards mosque proposal

Gold Coast City Council has rejected a proposal to build a mosque at Currumbin.

Residents who opposed the building, cheered as the results were revealed.

Dominica Czaczka reports.

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Community TV starts campaign to stay

Brisbane’s 31 Digital is fighting for the right to remain on air, following a decision to strip community channels of their licences at the end of 2015.

Federal Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the channels can be seen on the web instead.

Bella Treston reports.

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