Turtles, seabirds 'oiled' by spill near Townsville

Tony Moore   Spilled oil near Townsville is engulfing wildlife, with two turtles and two birds found slicked, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority confirmed.


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Queensland crash victim in $1 million compensation bid

Pamela Sedgmen blames a lack of barricades, proper signage and poor road surfacing for her crash.

Kristian Silva 12:00 AM   A woman is suing the Queensland Government and a regional council for more than $1 million, claiming a stretch of road is to blame for serious injuries suffered in a crash.

What happened to Tyrell Cobb?

Police are re-investigating the 2009 death of Tyrell Cobb.

Kristian Silva 12:00 AM   Police investigating the death of a young boy say new forensic evidence and fresh leads from recent interviews give them renewed hope of solving the case.

Three Queensland motorcyclists killed in crashes in less than 24 hours

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8:36 PM   Three motorcyclists and a horse have been killed in separate crashes on Queensland roads within 24 hours.

Slain Gold Coast fighter Reece Harding remembered as a 'hero'

Reece's brother Jordan, mother Michele and father Keith at a memorial service in Melbourne last week.

Kristian Silva 8:20 PM   Reece Harding loved his mates, enjoyed taking the mickey out of his dad and had a wild sense of adventure.

New Farm rainbow garden a symbol for Brisbane's LGBTI community

Members of Brisbane's LGBTI gathered in New Farm park on Saturday.

Kristian Silva 7:03 PM   A small garden is set to blossom in Brisbane's New Farm Park, but the memories it represents are large and long-lasting.

5.7 earthquake reported off Queensland coast

There have been reports of a 5.7 earthquake this afternoon.

Kristian Silva 6:40 PM   UPDATE: Queensland's Fraser Coast has been hit by eight earthquakes in three days, including a 5.7 magnitude event early this afternoon that was followed by at least two aftershocks.

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Two motorcyclists dead in Queensland crashes

Two men have died in separate motorcycle accidents within 12 hours on Queensland roads.

5:50 PM   Two motorcyclist have been killed within 12 hours in separate accidents on Queensland roads.

Python falls from tree, almost lands on police officers

A police officer reported a python fell on her while she was checking out suspicious types in Daisy Hill.

Natasha Emeck 5:24 PM   A Springwood police officer was given the shock of her life when a huge carpet python plummeted down on her from a tree.

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Anti-Islamic State fighter Reece Harding remembered at funeral

Reece Harding was killed while fighting against Islamic State last month.

Kristian Silva 3:54 PM   Hundreds of people have gathered to pay their final respects to 23-year-old Reece Harding, a Gold Coast man who died while fighting against Islamic State.

Plibersek says Tony Abbott has 'gone missing' over Speaker

Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks with  Speaker Bronwyn Bishop during a division in the House of Representatives.

Cameron Atfield 2:22 PM   Deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek has increased the heat on embattled Parliamentary Speaker Bronwyn Bishop, accusing Prime Minister Tony Abbott of protecting his ally.

Southport re-emerges as Gold Coast growth central

Gold Coast development aerial shot

Tony Moore 1:33 PM   Southport's top 10 largest developments by July 31 2015

Woman, 85, threatened by knife in invasion

A teenager has been arrested after a home invasion in North Ipswich.

1:05 PM   A teenage boy who allegedly threatened an 85-year-old woman with a knife after waking her up during a home invasion has been arrested.

Police locate girl believed to have been abducted from Queensland home

Shania Temple, 5, was abducted from a South Mackay home.

12:33 PM   Police have located a five-year-old girl who was believed to have been abducted from a central Queensland home overnight.

UFC 190: Correia set for tough Rousey reception

Ronda Rousey is for a big bout  in Rio.

Liam Ducey 12:08 PM   Undefeated Brazilian bantamweight Bethe Correia is likely to learn a very valuable lesson this Sunday at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro.

Duo arrested after Qld car chase

Police follow the black car in a chase that began about 5.10pm.

10:25 AM   A man and a woman are in custody after a cross-border pursuit from the Gold Coast to Byron Bay.

Qld man charged with attempted rape

A man has been charged with rape after a home invasion on Brisbane's northside.

9:22 AM   A Queensland man has been charged with attempted rape over an alleged home invasion north of Brisbane.

Shop small at QAGOMA Store's artisan Winter Design Market

QAGOMA Winter Design Markets

Stephanie Brownlee 9:00 AM   The rise of Etsy and The Third Row amid a band of independent ecommerce sites is cultivating the Australian handmade industry and a love for craft's retail birthplace – the street market.

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10 Must Do weekend escapes

Worldsaway Retreat Ocean View

8:35 AM   With time always short, city-dwellers need options for quick getaways.

Qld teens charged with attempted murder

Two teenagers have been charged with attempted murder.

8:23 AM   Two teenagers have been charged with attempted murder after allegedly breaking into a Queensland home and stabbing a 16-year-old girl in the chest.

Man dead after motorcycle hits horse

Police report a man died when his motorcycle hit a horse.

8:00 AM   A motorcyclist has died after hitting a horse on a highway near Townsville.

Qld man charged after nine-hour siege

A man has been charged after a siege involving a female police officer west of Ipswich.

7:32 AM   A Queensland man has surrendered to police after a nine-hour siege in which a woman officer was assaulted and dragged into a room.

Grantham flood inquiry about more than answers

Marty Warburton is still haunted by the tragedies he witnessed at Grantham.

Nathan Paull   ​Marty Warburton watched helplessly from his roof as people were swept to their deaths in the devastating 2011 Grantham flood.

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Liam Gill wins Pilecki Medal

Liam Gill of the Reds takes on the defence during the round 15 match against the Sharks at Suncorp Stadium.

Beth Newman   It wasn't just spectators who recognised Liam Gill's standout year for the Queensland Reds, with the flanker winning the Pilecki Medal.

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Cedar Woods development wins partial approval

Upper Kedron development Cedar Woods has been approved, in part, by the Palaszczuk Government

Amy Remeikis   Controversial development Cedar Woods will become a reality after the Palaszczuk Government approved the proposal – in part.

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Your Weekend Top Ten

Sonia Zhuang and Pedro Tan are among thousands of people enjoy the food on offer at the Night Noodle Markets at the Cultural Forecourt, South Bank.

Natalie Bochenski   Enjoy the end of July and start of August with these top picks on

Is this team Queensland's biggest ever underdog?

The CQ Capras are confident of notching a second win.

Beth Newman   They have just one win in what has been a record-breaking season for all the wrong reasons but the Central Queensland Capras are confident of a second victory this weekend.

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Knife attacker holed up in Ipswich police stand-off

Police allege a woman spat at an officer after failing to stop in Victoria Park

Kristian Silva   An armed man has spent more than seven hours in a stand-off with police at an Ipswich house.

Driver speeds and swerves through M1 traffic with lights out

Police follow the black car in a chase that began about 5.10pm.

Kristian Silva   A driver who swerved through peak-hour traffic on the M1 has been arrested after being followed by police for about 90 minutes.

School child abuse scandal: hundreds of cases not passed to police


Amy Remeikis   Hundreds of suspected child abuse cases in Queensland schools have gone unnoticed to police, a computer system breakdown has revealed.

Qld fire cancer bill unfair: volunteers

Northcliffe bushfire in WA's South West region. February 2015.

Credit: Department of Fire and Emergency Services

The Queensland government has proposed a law in which volunteers would need to fight 150 fires over five years to qualify for work-related cancer compensation.

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Earthquake: 'the toilet was rattling'

Mother nature "unleashes her fury" off the Sunshine Coast with a 5.3 magnitude earthquake "shaking" homes and business across a wide area.

Grandkids' death 'tore my heart out'

The grandfather of two children killed in a Mount Isa caravan explosion says they were on a "sleepover with daddy" in the front yard.

Firefighters saw 'tragic end' at Star Theatre

Two firefighters were killed in the Star Picture Theatre fire at Wynnum in 1959.

Russian satellite was on track to hit Queensland

President Bill Clinton issued a private warning in 1996 that an out-of-control Russian satellite was going to impact south east Queensland and it "could have been very nasty".

Caravan explosion 'so sad'

Police find "bits and pieces" of a Mount Isa caravan strewn across a wide area as they begin a "meticulous" investigation into what happened.

Premier expected election victory

Annastacia Palaszczuk tells the ABC's Q&A audience on Monday night the reason why she knew Labor would win the 2015 state election.

Truck driver 'four seconds' from death

A truck driver says he is "extremely lucky" after smashing head-on into a 4WD trailer in Far North Queensland. Nine News

Pilot 'diving' for passengers after crash

A plane crashes into a lake south of Airlie Beach on Sunday, as witnesses see people "falling out of the plane" before it sinks.

Police to roll out new speed cameras

Point to point speed cameras will be set up throughout Queensland, starting with Legacy Way tunnel, providing police with the "average speed" of cars over a set distance.

Tinkler in scuffle outside Brisbane pub

Mining magnate Nathan Tinkler lashes out at a photographer outside Kenmore Tavern in Brisbane's west on Wednesday night.

How Brisbane lost its trams

The Paddington Tram Depot fire in 1962 saw 67 trams destroyed in a "terrifying" blaze which triggered the downfall of Brisbane's tram system.

Night Noodle Markets return to Brisbane

The Brisbane Times Night Noodle Markets begin at South Bank on Wednesday night, with 300,000 people expected to attend.

Queens Wharf the 'heart' of Brisbane

A fly-through shows the parkland, riverfront nightlife, hotels, skydeck and bridge to South Bank which will feature in a new development.

Ski paddler attacked by shark

A Gold Coast ski paddler felt a "crunch" and saw a shark "having a wrestle" with his ski on Monday.