Million-dollar manor the government can't move

Tony Moore 1:03 PM   The Queensland Government will not sell a multimillion-dollar state-owned manor on 10 hectares bordering Springbrook National Park, because the sale would be viewed as an asset sale.


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Ravenshoe explosion review launched

Fire explodes at the Serves You Right cafe in Ravenshoe.

2:05 PM   Government to review blast that killed two and injured 18.

Titans used code to set up drug deals: court

Gold Coast Titans player Beau Falloon is alleged to have used code language to organise drug deals.

2:00 PM   NRL players used "beer, beds and balls" to refer to deals, court told.

Govt jolted on power bills as providers to reap billions

Dividends for Energex are set to increase from $406 million to $1.3 billion and from $392 million to $1.9 billion for Ergon.

Amy Remeikis 1:52 PM   Queensland's business leaders find it "ironic" the government is holding a review into how to lower electricity prices – when it could solve the problem itself.

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Hetty sees Logan as 'economic hub'

Hetty Johnston formally announces her candidacy to become Logan mayor at the city's council chambers.

Cameron Atfield 1:34 PM   Hetty Johnston says she'd be a pro-development Logan mayor.

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Police use Hunt statement against Titan

Karmichael Hunt.

12:29 PM   Statement from Karmichael Hunt among evidence in drug case.

Man charged over Biggera Waters siege

A man allegedly held police at bay with a knife on Tuesday morning.

Kristian Silva 12:07 PM   Police say man was wielding knife when holed up in apartment.

Uber solution 10 months away

The war between taxis and ride sharing services erupted into violence this week.

Amy Remeikis 11:37 AM   Long-term review to strike balance between taxis and Uber.

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Youth at NQ centre cuffed after self-harm

A report on a north Queensland juvenile detention centre expressed concern about separation rooms, where one boy self harmed in the school precinct of the centre.

10:55 AM   A north Queensland juvenile detention centre has high incidents of self harm, harsh use of restraints after suicide attempts and children cleaning up urine, a report has found.

Man says cops edited 'assault' video

A man claims police edited footage of an alleged assault on his phone.

10:34 AM   Man charged with obstructing police is considering suing after traffic stop.

Shootings may be linked, police say

A man was shot outside a Clayfield shopping centre on Tuesday.

Kristian Silva 10:08 AM   Man arrested over shooting outside Red Rooster store.

Chardon fails to wipe child sex conviction

John Chardon has failed to have his sexual assault conviction overturned.

8:38 AM   Gold Coast man was jailed for sexually assaulting a teen in 1990s.

Man 'stabbed in the back' on Gold Coast

A man says he was approached by two men and stabbed at Southport on Tuesday night.

Kristian Silva 8:29 AM   Man says he was approached by two men and stabbed at Southport.

Highway claims second life in a day

Two men were killed after crashing 17 hours apart on same section of highway.

Kristian Silva 8:22 AM   Men crash 17 hours apart on same section of highway.

Bravehearts founder runs for mayor

Bravehearts founder Hetty Johnston.

7:09 AM   Child safety advocate Hetty Johnston wants to be mayor of Logan.

Queensland research finds one third of cancers are preventable

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute cancer control group head Professor David Whiteman.

Jorge Branco 1:00 AM   Almost a third of all cancers could be prevented by simple lifestyle changes, landmark Queensland research has found.

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No sign of gunman after Red Rooster shooting

Reported shooting outside Clayfield shopping centre.

Kristian Silva 1:00 AM   A gunman is still on the run following a shocking daylight shooting in Brisbane's north.

State government quiet on simmering Uber assault allegations

Tensions between Uber and the taxi industry have been rising in Brisbane.

Tony Moore 10:08 PM   State Government ministers were reluctant on Tuesday to be drawn into the simmering allegations of violence from taxi drivers on Brisbane's Uber drivers.

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Medical scientist to tackle Tom Tate in Gold Coast council election

Penny Toland is standing for mayor of the Gold Coast.

Tony Moore 9:29 PM   Medical scientist Penny Toland from Gold Coast University Hospital will tackle Gold Coast mayor Tom Tate at the 2015 Council elections.

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Complaints about officer whose police car burned in a ditch

A police car burns after catching fire in grass beside a road west of Brisbane.

Jorge Branco 8:43 PM   A man who saw a Queensland police officer crash his car into a ditch, sparking a grass fire that destroyed the vehicle, says he will file a complaint about the officer's driving.

Bravehearts founder Hetty Johnston to run for Logan mayor

Bravehearts founder Hetty Johnston will announce her candidacy for Logan mayor.

Cameron Atfield 1:00 AM   Bravehearts founder Hetty Johnston is set to run for local government, with the child protection campaigner to announce her bid to become mayor of the south-east Queensland city of Logan on Wednesday.

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Six years cut from Cairns double killer's sentence

A convicted double murderer has had his minimum sentence cut by six years.

8:18 PM   A man sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering a couple in far north Queensland has had six years shaved off his minimum jail term.

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Palm Islanders win payout over police raid

The Court of Appeal awarded David Bulsey $165,000 and his former partner, Yvette Lenoy, $70,000 in damages for trauma suffered during and after a 2004 dawn raid by police.

8:05 PM   Heavy-handed police treatment of a Palm Island couple whose home was raided following the community's notorious riots has been criticised by three judges.

Reports of shooting at Clayfield shopping centre

A police spokeswoman said when officers arrived, the victim was not at the scene.

Kristian Silva 7:20 PM   Police are on the hunt for a gunman who fled the scene of a Clayfield shopping centre after shooting a man in the back.

El Nino spurs rural debt outcry in Queensland

Robbie Katter

7:08 PM   Queensland's Labor government is being urged to help farmers beset by drought and debt before they are wiped out by a devastating El Nino.

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Toowoomba bushfire warning cancelled

AS the "watch and act" warning was cancelled, 17 crews remained to fight the blaze.

Kristian Silva 6:35 PM   Residents on Toowoomba's outskirts have been told to enact their bushfire survival plans after a fast-moving blaze hit the region on Tuesday.

Uber vs regulators: the heavyweight bout of 2015

Uber will launch in Canberra in October.

Sarah Kaine and Emmanuel Josserand 6:23 PM   Ride sharing, both the legal and “illegal” type is growing rapidly around the world,

Queensland language tutor raped Korean tourist: court

A man has plead not guilty to the rape of a Korean tourist.

6:00 PM   A Korean woman who travelled to Brisbane for a working holiday was raped after answering an online advertisement for English lessons, a court has heard.

250 students to get Comm Games internships as Griffith signs up

Daniel Tranter of Australia celebrates winning the gold medal in the Men's 200m Individual Medley Final at Tollcross International Swimming Centre during day six of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Griffith university students will act as interns at the Gold Coast's 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Tony Moore 5:35 PM   Around 250 Griffith University students will get work experience as interns at the 2018 Commonwealth Games after the university signed on as a major sponsor of the Games on the Gold Coast.


Valley fire: residents 'were going to jump'

A fire on top of Cathedral Place in 2013 saw residents "frozen in fear" on the balcony, fearing their "only refuge was to jump".

Accused daughter killer in court

A 52-year-old man charged with the murder of his six-year-old daughter in their Kedron home faces court on Monday. Nine News

Hailstorm brings snow blanket to Brisbane

A flash hailstorm on Sunday afternoon leaves Brisbane roads, ovals and golf courses looking like snowfields. Nine News

Inskip Point sinkhole was 'mayhem'

A giant sinkhole at Inskip Point, south of Fraser Island, swallows a car and caravan on Saturday night as campers watch the ground "eroding before our eyes". Nine News

Tara Brown farewelled on Gold Coast

Family and friends pay tribute to Tara Brown on Thursday after the 24-year-old mother was allegedly bashed to death by her ex-boyfriend.

The day Brisbane burnt to the ground

The Great Fire of Brisbane destroyed 51 businesses in the CBD in 1864, only one building was saved.

'Do I have to be dead?'

A domestic violence victim says police dropped the case against her alleged attacker because he "didn't admit to the offence". Nine News

Mobility scooter drives onto train lines

The "heroic actions of some commuters" save a woman who loses control of her mobility scooter at Fortitude Valley station. Nine News

Junior football brawl 'disgraceful'

Mothers "dropped their babies to run in and fight" at a junior rugby league grand final in Townsville on Saturday. Nine News

Domestic violence is an 'emergency'

New laws will be introduced to Queensland parliament after a shocking spate of domestic violence incidents. Nine News

Man was 'trying to kill her'

A witness describes how a man shot a woman at a Gold Coast McDonald's store: WARNING: GRAPHIC MATERIAL.

Woman attacked in road rage assault

A woman is allegedly assaulted after being rammed off the road at Molendinar on the Gold Coast on Tuesday morning.

Girl's death: 'no obvious injuries'

A mother and sister are "beside themselves with grief" after a six-year-old girl was found dead in the bedroom of her Kedron home on Monday.

Teenager charged with Jayde's murder

Police charge an 18-year-old friend of Jayde Kendall with murder after discovering her body in farmland near Gatton. Nine News

French tourist 'just an actress'

A French tourist's plea to find the father of her unborn baby was a "viral video" designed to promote Mooloolaba.