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Hinch 'thrilled' after meeting Jarrod Bleijie

AMY REMEIKIS Broadcaster floats sex offender register with Attorney-General.

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Parking in Brisbane: Live blog with Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner

Adrian Schrinner

Kim Stephens 12:00pm Head of the recently formed Brisbane Parking Taskforce, Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner, will be taking your questions on city parking live from 12pm on Wednesday. Send questions to with the heading "Parking Blog" or add a question by commenting to the right of the page.


Plan to double regional Queensland's population by 2044

The Queensland Plan includes an aim to double the population of the state's regional areas by 2044.

KIM STEPHENS 3:41pm Queenslanders want to move to the state's regional centres, according to Premier Campbell Newman, who has set the ambitious target of doubling the population of the regions by 2044.


Hastings Deering cuts 400 jobs

Dump trucks at the Hastings Deering compound in Port Curtis, Rockhampton in 2011.

2:16pm About 400 staff from major mining services company Hastings Deering will be sacked by the end of the day.

Brisbane's Eternal Flame moved to Anzac Square

Brisbane’s Eternal Flame has been temporarily moved from the Ann Street site it has occupied since 1930.

KRISTIAN SILVA 1:43pm Lord Mayor Graham Quirk says he is confident Brisbane’s Eternal Flame will be safe from vandals during its temporary relocation while the CBD cenotaph is renovated.

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Australia Zoo tiger bite 'wasn't personal': trainer

Australia Zoo tiger handler Mark Turner recovers after being bitten this week.

NATALIE BOCHENSKI 12:40pm The zookeeper bitten by a tiger at Australia Zoo said the animal was just reacting to the smell of another big cat.

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Queensland Plan, not government's plan: Campbell Newman

Queesland Premier Campbell Newman.

KIM STEPHENS 1:50pm Premier says 30-year plan was developed by Queenslanders.

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Queensland principals want more freedom in schools, study finds

Queensland principals would like more control of the or schools.

KRISTIAN SILVA 12:13pm Queensland primary school principals believe they have the least amount of freedom to make school-based decisions compared to interstate counterparts, according to a new report.


Celebrity chef Neil Perry helps design luxury Highgate Hill complex

The Highgate, at Highgate Hill, Brisbane.

Matt Cranston 8:46am Celebrity chef Neil Perry involved in designing Brisbane's luxury tower.

New Farm Cinemas' curtains open on new era

Almost 100 years after silent films first flickered on its screen, movies have returned to New Farm'?s historic cinema.

NATALIE BOCHENSKI 1:19pm Almost 100 years after silent films first flickered on its screen, movies have returned to New Farm’s historic cinema.


Man robbed, threatened with syringe at Inala

Qld police

KRISTIAN SILVA 7:29am A man has been threatened with a syringe and robbed while sitting in his car at Inala, police say.

Turtles v goannas: Conservationists help hard-shells

Researchers are working to protect the nests of endangered loggerhead turtles.

CAMERON ATFIELD 12:00am A trial to make turtle nests goanna-proof has saved an estimated 1200 eggs in central Queensland.

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Keep calm and look for the shades of grey

Those encouraging the extremism we are seeing in debates are not helping anyone.

MADONNA KING 11:40am MADONNA KING: Israel or Palestine. Campbell Newman or Labor. The far Left versus the far Right. Ensuring animals are not subject to cruel killings versus those who dare relish a steak sandwich.

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Brisbane's car park gold mines revealed

Brisbane City Council expects to receive $20.89 million from parking meters and $27.9 million from parking fines in 2014-15.

TONY MOORE 8:14am Figures reveal Brisbane's parking revenue hotspots, with the council set to rake in $48 million from parking meters and fines in the next year.

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Asylum seeker debate 'toxic': Rob Cavalluci

Queensland MP Robert Cavallucci

TONY MOORE 12:00am Australians want a multicultural society but the debate about asylum seekers had become clouded by the determination to stop people smugglers, says Queensland’s Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Rob Cavalluci.

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Brisbane City Council pays couple $5m after long legal battle


KIM STEPHENS 8:41pm An eight year legal tussle over land compulsorily acquired by Brisbane City Council to make way for the Clem7 tunnel has finally come to an end.

Towards Q30 - The Queensland Plan is here

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman (right) is shown a 
devastated banana plantation by Greg McLean, Mayor of the Indigenous township of 
Hope Vale, 70 kilometres north of Cooktown, Sunday, April 13, 2014. The town was 
hit by Cyclone Ita which made landfall in the area on Friday night as a category 
four storm. (AAP Image/Dan Peled) NO ARCHIVING


AMY REMEIKIS 6:42pm After dodging questions about political issues and distractions, Premier Campbell Newman finally has something he is more than happy to talk about.

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Queensland man 'murdered' over drug debt: court


4:55pm A central Queensland man who vanished more than two years ago may have been killed over a $30,000 drug debt, a court has heard.

Gerard Baden-Clay's former mistress vows to write book

Toni McHugh.

9:11am Toni McHugh, long-term mistress of wife killer Gerard Baden-Clay, says she's become Australia's Monica Lewinsky.

Runcorn crash-landing plane involved in similar incident in August 2013

The light plane which crashed in Runcorn on Wednesday morning

KRISTIAN SILVA A light plane that crash-landed in a Runcorn field on Wednesday was involved in a near-identical incident 12 months ago when its engine failed.

Gold Coast police TV series accused of being government PR campaign

Qld police

BRISBANE, July 30 AAP - Queensland's police minister says he did not authorise a new TV series about crime fighting on the Gold Coast, amid claims the government is using senior police to push its law-and-order agenda.

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Suspended Rockhampton doctor fighting to be paid


A Queensland doctor alleged to have botched several operations is demanding a judicial review of the decision to suspend him without pay.

How to get your name on Google

There are ways to increase the likelihood of finding yourself in a Google search.

LLEW JURY LLEW JURY: Narcissism or an effort to boost your brand? Whatever your reason, there are ways to boost your ranking on search engines.


Campbell Newman refuses to answer journalists' questions

Premier Campbell Newman has fended off journalists' questions during a press conference on Tuesday.

AMY REMEIKIS Premier Campbell Newman went to the Port of Brisbane on Wednesday morning to talk about the Port of Brisbane, jobs, growth in the Queensland economy and Thursday’s Queensland Plan. And nothing else.

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Clem7 resumption settled after eight years

The Clem7 tunnel has just cost ratepayers another $5m.

KIM STEPHENS Council pays $5m to Windsor couple who had three lots resumed for tunnel.

Michelle Phan YouTube copyright case: who really suffers?

YouTube sensation Michelle Phan.

Nicolas Suzor and Eleanor Angel, Queensland University of Technology The latest case of a popular YouTube blogger being sued for using music by other artists in her videos without permission raises the question of who really benefits from the re-use of music.


Light plane crashes in Runcorn, south of Brisbane

A pilot and passenger were lucky to survive when this light plane made an emergency landing in Runcorn, south of Brisbane.
Photo: Brad Wood

KRISTIAN SILVA Light plane narrowly avoids homes and train station.

Arts college set to be approved without parking

Warrnambool 2014 Fun4Kids festival. Day 2. Pictured is Victorian College of the Arts Secondary school performers in the Lighthouse theatre, Dancers Shardae Matthews, Jordan Jacobs and Lachlan Heyes. 140630DW32 Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

KIM STEPHENS Purpose-built private arts college in South Brisbane backed by City Hall.

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Led Zeppelin shirt-wearing saboteur wanted by Queensland police

Warrnambool Mountain Bike competition, Harry Webster. 140720LP36 Picture:LEANNE PICKETT

KRISTIAN SILVA Several mountain bike riders have been injured after crashes while trying to avoid logs and rocks deliberately placed on a Nerang trail, police say.

Girl charged over Cairns stabbing

Qld police

KRISTIAN SILVA Woman in hospital after altercation outside Cairns shopping centre.

Machete bandit chased off with broom on Gold Coast

Qld police

KRISTIAN SILVA Gold Coast convenience store staff throw kitchen utensils and broom.

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Eternal Flame moved to Anzac Square

Soldiers relocate Brisbane's Eternal Flame from the cenotaph on Thursday to begin a "huge transformation of Anzac Square".

Cirque shows its 'sensual' side

Le Noir opens at QPAC on Friday, "a collection of the greatest acts on Earth" which are "a little bit more risque" than usual.

Newman stays on message

Campbell Newman refuses to answer media questions on Wednesday, prompting a reminder that "voters put them there".

Tiger handler holds no grudges

A tiger handler bitten on the calf at Australia Zoo says the tiger was "excited by the smell" of another tiger and that it "wasn't a personal thing".

Machete bandit forced to retreat

A Gold Coast shop owner fights off a machete wielding intruder by throwing kitchenware at him. Nine News

$20 million of drugs seized

Four members of the Rebels Motorcycle gang were allegedly part of a syndicate which paid $194,000 for drugs from the UK worth $20 million in Australia.

Hinch meets Bleijie over sex register

Derryn Hinch says a public register of sex offenders "goes into the mix" in Queensland after his meeting with the Attorney-General went "incredibly well".

A 'privilege and honour': Governor

An emotional Queensland Governor Penelope Wensley thanks her staff for their "loyalty and service" as she ends her six-year term.

Brisbane is 'ripe' for river development

The "largest land bank" remaining in the Brisbane CBD will be developed along the Kurilpa Point riverside with a "heavy emphasis on residential".

Car handstand 'grossly stupid'

A Gold Coast pole dancer is found guilty of dangerous driving after doing handstands on top of his moving car. Nine News

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