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Kate Middleton steals show as Brisbane welcomes royals

AMY REMEIKIS Waiting for Kate is an interesting process.

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Man charged with murder of woman in Cairns

Queensland police

NATALIE BOCHENSKI 2:37pm A 32-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a 27-year-old mother of two in Cairns.

Teen charged after hit and run on policeman

Queensland police

NATALIE BOCHENSKI 2:26pm A teenage motorcyclist has been charged over a hit and run that seriously injured a police officer.

'Stupid' motorbike rider caught texting

Queensland police

NATALIE BOCHENSKI 2:26pm Police urge caution on roads as Easter holiday wraps up.


Pub owner tells of horror during riot

The Urandangi Hotel.

NATALIE BOCHENSKI 1:19pm “If we hadn’t had heavy bars across the doors they would’ve broken the doors down and come in and killed us for sure.” A remote Queensland pub owner has told of the terror she and nine others experienced when her hotel was pelted with rocks and iron bars during a riot on Saturday night.

Pilot snaps photo of UFO over Caloundra

A contributed photo of a UFO taken over the Caloundra/Pelican Waters area looking north.

Carly Rees 12:09pm A commercial pilot with more than 30 years' experience has been left scratching his head over mysterious lights he saw over Caloundra on Good Friday.

Currumbin RSL recording diggers' tales before it's too late


Ed Jackson 10:56am Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn, and a Gold Coast RSL is doing its part to ensure veterans' stories are not lost to future generations.


Woman allegedly punched, spat on police

Queensland police

10:23am A woman has been charged with assaulting police after she allegedly spat on one officer and punched another at a Gold Coast casino.

Iraq war veteran loses everything in Ipswich fire

Digger's house burns in Ipswich.

12:01am The mayor of Ipswich has pledged to help an Iraq war veteran who lost everything in a house fire on Saturday night.

Easter stunner as Queensland celebrates

NATALIE BOCHENSKI 12:01am Bathed in sunshine and chocolate, Queenslanders enjoyed a relaxed Easter Sunday.

Films to highlight reef's plastic pollutants

Tests have revealed high levels of toxins at the Great Barrier Reef.

Warren Barnsley 8:13am Budding young filmmakers are being encouraged to shoot video evidence of marine debris affecting the Great Barrier Reef in a bid to raise awareness of the issue.

'Upset' witnesses saw stabbing: Police

Queensland police

NATALIE BOCHENSKI 3:39pm A number of people witnessed a brutal fatal stabbing in far north Queensland, according to police.

Girl seriously burnt at campground


3:03pm A six-year-old girl is being treated for serious burns after falling onto hot coals at a Queensland camping ground.

Pub riot in border town

The Urandangi Hotel.

NATALIE BOCHENSKI 2:53pm Police are investigating a riot in a tiny border town in Central Western Queensland on Saturday night.

Man bashed in home invasion

NATALIE BOCHENSKI A 64-year-old man has been bashed during a home invasion in Brisbane's southeast this morning.

230 Qld arrests in Operation Unite

Queensland police

NATALIE BOCHENSKI Brisbane police broke up nine fights and arrested 82 people for anti-social behaviour during night three of Operation Unite on Saturday.

Two suspicious deaths in FNQ

Queensland police

NATALIE BOCHENSKI Police in far north Queensland are investigating the suspicious deaths of two women in separate incidents overnight.

Fatal car crash in Logan

Queensland police

NATALIE BOCHENSKI A man in his 50s died in a single car crash at Logan, south of Brisbane, on Easter morning.

The key to a happy Easter is Allen

Christine Jackman

Christine Jackman It's Easter weekend, which means it must be time for a trip to Ikea.


Prince George keeps royal spotters guessing in Australia

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 19:  10 month old Grace Farrelly waits for a royal walkabout wearing a babygrow that says 'Marry Me George' on the South Bank on April 19, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George of Cambridge.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Australians so far have caught only a glimpse of baby Prince George, but that may all change on Sunday.

Prince William and Duchess Catherine rock Brisbane


One could have been forgiven for thinking One Direction was in town.

Queensland stars struck by humility of Prince William and Duchess Catherine

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 19:  Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine , Duchess of Cambridge arrive at the Royal Australian Airforce Base at Amberley on April 19, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George of Cambridge.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

They always come with great pomp and ceremony but Queenslanders are struck by just how down to earth the Duke and Duchess are.

William and Kate visit a 'special day' for Queensland

Amy Remeikis and Cameron Atfield It not every day that meeting a prince is a consolation prize.

Touching, solemn affair at Amberley starts Brisbane visit

Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R) bow their heads in prayer after planting a tree at the Memorial Garden during a visit to Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Amberley near Brisbane, April 19, 2014. Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine are undertaking a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son Prince George. REUTERS/Dan Peled/Pool (AUSTRALIA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ROYALS POLITICS MILITARY)

CAMERON ATFIELD The first stop in the royal couple's lightning-quick Queensland tour was a relatively private affair, held in the secure confines of the RAAF base at Amberley.

Self-discovery like picking your nose

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Benjamin Law Some of my friends dislike hippies so much it's as if they'd happily have them eradicated from the planet in a fiery purge.


Royals greeted by protesters and fans alike

Activists protest the Royals' visit to South Bank.

About 30 Aboriginal activists staged a protest at South Bank, where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived on Saturday afternoon.

Barry Hughes, Sally Pearson and Jean Madden to meet Royals

Australia's Sally Pearson

A grazier, a swag maker and an Olympian are among the 224 Queenslanders invited to meet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Bob Carr urges UN to take Kevin Rudd on board

Kevin Rudd

Former foreign minister Bob Carr believes the United Nations could do with a dose of Kevin Rudd's "legendary forcefulness".

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Macklin accuses government of 'weasel words' on retirement age

Pensioner groups brace for the worst (Thumbnail)

The federal opposition has accused the Abbott government of breaking an election promise to pensioners amid reports it will push ahead with plans to lift the retirement age to 70.

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Twins give Duchess Catherine a boomerang for Prince George

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and David Hurley at the RAAF base Amberley, Queensland during their royal tour of Australia. 19th of April 2014. Photo: Harrison Saragossi

As far as Australiana goes, it doesn't get more Aussie than a boomerang.

Galleries and Videos

Storm was 'very shocking'

A severe thunderstorm at Rosewood, west of Brisbane Saturday night rips of roofs and uproots trees.

Woman bashed to death

The body of a young woman is found in a pool of blood in Wickham Park in the Brisbane CBD early Sunday morning. Nine News.

Australia seal resounding Ashes Test win

Australia completed a resounding victory in the first Ashes Test after bowling England out for just 179 runs on Sunday.

World Belly Flop Championships

Australia takes on England in the Splashes tournament in Brisbane, with some 'phenomenal' belly flops. Nova 106.9FM.

Kindy film festival

Toddlers from Campus Kindergarten in Brisbane hold a Film Festival for 3 to 5 year-olds, who have spent the year learning about films and the slapstick genre.

'Best valedictory speech ever'

The outgoing school captain at Pine Rivers State High School north of Brisbane wanted to go down "in the history books" with his farewell rap song speech.

Patel going back to 'my work'

Jayant Patel walks free from a Brisbane court Thursday saying he is "pleased that it's over and he will go "back to my life and my work".

Storms lash Brisbane

Southeast Queensland is battered by wild storms Thursday night with more rain to come. NIne News

Criminals paid to leave G20 site

Criminals who might disrupt G20 will be paid to stay in hotels during the 2014 summit in Brisbane but it will affect a 'small handful' of people.

Game of Thrones stars touch down

Stars of Game of Thrones discuss the success of the show at Supanova in Brisbane, with the author telling fan fiction writers to stop borrowing his world 'without authorisation".

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