Palmer denies reports of loan for nickel refinery

Amy Remeikis 10:31 AM   Clive Palmer has claimed he will "not allow" his nickel refinery to borrow money from the Queensland Government, despite meetings with senior ministers in the past two weeks.


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QTU vote 'gives power back to teachers'

Clean Sweepers. Education school desk schools good students teacher apple generic classroom.

Amy Remeikis 1:01 PM   A move to allow teachers' union members the opportunity to block becoming an Independent Public School was about giving teachers a say, not rewarding union supporters, Education Minister says.

Man to face trial over chef's murder

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay with Peter Milos.

12:33 PM   The man accused of murdering Brisbane chef Peter Milos has been committed to stand trial.

Premier says Billy Gordon's future is up to him

Embattled MP Billy Gordon intends to stay on as the member for Cook.

Amy Remeikis 12:04 PM   Billy Gordon's future in Parliament is "a matter for him", Annastacia Palaszczuk says, despite having previously stated she was willing to put her premiership on the line with a by-election in the Cook electorate.

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Gold Coast cop faces assault charges


12:03 PM   A Gold Coast police officer has faced court over allegations he used excessive force during arrests.

Brisbane weather: heavy rain predicted for Wednesday

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 29:  Driving over the Story Bridge during a storm on September 29, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Glenn Hunt/Fairfax Media)

Kim Stephens 11:02 AM   Predicted thunderstorms may have failed to eventuate in Brisbane on Tuesday afternoon but the weather bureau is warning most of the city is in for a drenching on Wednesday.

Queensland Police defend speed camera program

Speed cameras.

Kristian Silva 10:51 AM   The Queensland Police Service has defended its speed camera program after the state's audit office slammed it for not using enough hidden cameras to catch dangerous drivers.

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Funeral for Brisbane Grammar teacher on Friday

Mr Masters will be farewelled at a funeral on Friday.

Jorge Branco 9:06 AM   A funeral will be held this week for Brisbane Grammar School teacher Greg Masters, accused of historic child sex abuse.

Kiss and make-up with original glam monsters

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 13:  KISS in concert on October 13, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Glenn Hunt/Fairfax Media)

Cameron Atfield 8:23 AM   From the moment they open their Brisbane show, Kiss are on fire both figuratively and, thanks to pyrotechnics, occasionally literally.

Moves grow for Queensland beaches to go commercial

Gold Coast City Council and Sunshine Coast businesses looking at selling food and drinks on the beach,

Tony Moore 1:00 AM   Sunshine Coast beachgoers may follow the Gold Coast example and be able to order pizza, hamburgers, ice-cream, tea, coffee and cold drinks right on the beach.

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Bulimba residents want public parkland at Barracks site

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 03:  The Bulimba barracks on April 3, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Fairfax Media)

Cameron Atfield 1:00 AM   Residents have come out strongly against high-density development at Bulimba Barracks during Brisbane City Council's consultation about the site's future.

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Queensland beaches vie for world surfing reserve status

Noosa or Burleigh - which Queensland beach will become the next world surfing reserve?

Tony Moore 10:37 PM   The Californians have two of them and the Sydneysiders have got one.

Here's $1 million to make medicine that grows on trees

University of Queensland Institute for Molecular Bioscience Professor David Craik is working on growing drugs in plants.

Jorge Branco 10:21 PM   A Queensland scientist has been given $1 million toward his bid to create a world where medicine literally grows on trees.

Bleijie accuses government of emergency management levy 'cash grab'

Jarrod Bleijie.

Amy Remeikis 9:55 PM   Jarrod Bleijie has accused the government of a "sneaky cash grab" from property holders by enforcing a regulation that could see some landholders pay the same levy multiple times.

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Two die in road crash near Rockhampton

Two people have been killed in a crash in central Queensland.

9:30 PM   Two people have died in a crash between a truck and car in central Queensland.

LNP fails to block Billy Gordon's vote a second time

The LNP has failed to block the vote of former Labor MP Billy Gordon.

Amy Remeikis 9:08 PM   For the second time in six months, the Opposition has lost a bid to void Cook MP Billy Gordon's vote.

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Treasurer meets Palmer over Queensland Nickel refinery

Palmer United Party leader Clive Palmer.

Amy Remeikis 7:48 PM   Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt has become the second senior Queensland government member to meet with Clive Palmer to discuss his Queensland Nickel refinery, but he has refused to say whether there was a request for help.

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Baby rhino born at Australia Zoo

The newest addition to Australia Zoo.

6:41 PM   He's a healthy 45 kilograms and sure on his feet.

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North Queensland MP Rob Pyne to demand local government inquiry

Labor MP Rob Pyne.

Amy Remeikis 6:34 PM   Labor MP Rob Pyne will demand an inquiry into local government in Queensland, alleging fraud, bullying, nepotism and toxic environments are running rife.

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Uber takes swipe at Queensland government over a lack of dialogue

Uber says its drivers are different from cabbies.

Cameron Atfield 6:07 PM   Uber has given up hope of meeting with Queensland government political leaders since the Palaszczuk government announced its review into the ride-sharing industry.

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Four severe storm cells bear down on south-east

The bureau has forecast a severe thunderstorm for Tuesday, expected to hit from 6pm.

Kim Stephens 5:51 PM   The Bureau of Meteorology has cancelled a severe thunderstorm warning for areas of south-east Queensland.

Police should use hidden speed cameras more: Audit

The Queensland Audit Office accused the police of not using their full quota of hidden camera hours because it "wants to avoid perceptions of revenue raising".

Kristian Silva 4:21 PM   Queensland Police should be using more hidden speed cameras to catch dangerous drivers, the state's audit office says.

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Queensland man 'shot cop in face with rifle'

Man who 'shot officer in the face' says he did not intend to kill.

3:42 PM   ​A phone tracking app helped police find and corner two armed robbers, one of whom then shot an officer in the face to avoid arrest, a court has heard.

Benefactor masters the art of generosity

Arts benefactor Win Schubert, pictured with former premier Campbell Newman in 2014.

Tony Moore 3:00 PM   One of Queensland's most generous benefactors, Gold Coast art philanthropist Win Schubert, has won the 2015 Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art medal for 20 years of art philanthropy.

Human Rights Act would show people their government cares

A Human Rights Act does two things – it improves how government operates and it provides people with recourse when their rights are violated.

Aimee McVeigh 2:15 PM   COMMENT: If a government is required to consider human rights while making decisions, a transparent dialogue with the people is created – the people can see their government cares about their rights.

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Embattled MP Billy Gordon vows to stay

Queensland indigenous MPs Leeanne Enoch (left) and Billy Gordon receive a traditional blessing before they are sworn in at Parliament House..

Amy Remeikis   Besieged Queensland MP Billy Gordon says he will stay on as the member for Cook,

Queensland Parliament live: Question Time October 13, 2015

Live coverage from George Street.

Amy Remeikis   Welcome to our rolling coverage of question time in Queensland Parliament.

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Hells Angels link to drugs, $40k cash seized in Gold Coast raid

Police allege a Southport man charged after a drug raid is linked to the Hells Angels.

Kim Stephens   Ice, cannabis and prescription drugs with an estimated $40,000 street value, along with more than $43,000 in cash, were seized by police in a raid on a Gold Coast house on Monday.

Postcard Bandit's prison romance goes sour

Brenden Abbott, the Postcard Bandit, at Gold Coast hotel swimming pool.

Jorge Branco   A notorious Queensland criminal's prison romance has turned sour, with the woman he was to live with on release instead claiming he plans to continue his criminal career and take off overseas.


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.