Pokies apps could be 'a gateway drug'

Jorge Branco 12:00 AM   Researchers are investigating whether wildly popular poker machine apps are a gateway drug to future addiction or a methadone-type substitute to wean gamblers off the habit.

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Man to stand trial over murder, torture of four-week-old baby

A man will stand trial for murder over the death of a four-week-old baby in 2012.

Miranda Forster 3:36 PM   The mother of a four-week-old baby girl has told her ex-partner's committal hearing in Queensland she saw bruises on her daughter's body the night she died.

2011 flood investigators 'told not to probe Grantham quarry issues'

The devastating impact of the Grantham flood in January 2011.

3:17 PM   Investigators didn't consider the impact a controversial quarry had on the deadly 2011 Grantham flood because they were told not to, an inquiry has heard.

Boy, 8, gets naked lady poster in lucky dip

TOO RUDE: Bundaberg mum Sarah Logan was surprised, but laughing, when her son received a poster of naked women in a magazine from his lucky dip prize at The Strawberry Fair.

Helen Spelitis 2:56 PM   A family got a cheeky surprise when they bought their son a lucky dip prize at the Bargara Strawberry Fair at the weekend.

Vet thrilled' to have Piggie, the echidna, home

Piggie the echidna was taken from the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday night.

2:51 PM   When Piggie the echidna was released by her kidnappers into Gold Coast bushland, she tucked herself under a log, curled up into a ball and waited to be rescued

Police hunt 'gunman' after pub hold-up

Police are looking for two men after a robbery at the Alexandra Hills Hotel.

Jorge Branco 2:47 PM   Police are hunting for a gunman and his accomplice after an armed robbery at a Brisbane pub.

Queensland doctors close to agreement after contracts battle

Doctors are considering a new  offer from the Queensland government.

Cameron Atfield 2:33 PM   Queensland doctors will receive an annual 2.5 per cent pay rise if they accept a state government offer in a new collective bargaining agreement that could draw a line under last year's bitter contracts dispute.

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Professor's personal tragedy fuels melanoma cure search

Skin cancer accounts for 80 per cent of new cancer diagnosis in Australia

Amy Remeikis 2:06 PM   When Professor Peter Soyer's cousin died from a melanoma in her early 40s, leaving four children and a shattered family behind, the expert dermatologist found a new life mission.

Gold Coast casino to target Asian visitors

The Gold Coast's new casino will be built next to Sea World at the Spit.

Tony Moore 1:13 PM   New casino unlikely to be ready for Commonwealth Games.

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Tempers flare in council over Cedar Woods approval

Brisbane's council is split on the independent report into the Cedar Woods development, with the LNP saying it was politically motivated.

Cameron Atfield 1:05 PM   The LNP Brisbane City Council administration has hit out at an independent report into the controversial Cedar Woods development at Upper Kedron, saying it was politically motivated ahead of next year's local government election.

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Raising Medicare more fair than GST: Cameron Dick

Health Minister Cameron Dick defended a possible increase to the Medicare Levy as fairer than an increase to the GST

Amy Remeikis 12:38 PM   Queensland's Health Minister has defended his government's support for an increase to the Medicare Levy, despite modelling showing it could cost average families an additional $2000 a year.

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Lovers bashed man with golf club, locked him in toolbox: court

A couple are in court over the bashing and robbing of a man who they allegedly left bound and locked in a toolbox.

Kim Stephens 12:16 PM   A couple with a long history of violence locked a man in a toolbox after beating him unconscious with a golf club on his rural property south west of Brisbane, a court has heard.

Casino to be built next to Sea World

The Gold Coast's new casino will be built next to Sea World at the Spit.

10:43 AM   Government reveals scaled-back plan after rejecting cruise ship terminal.

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Story Bridge abseiler fined $750

Story Bridge reader pics

10:42 AM   A man who abseiled off Brisbane's Story Bridge after a drunken binge has been fined $750.

Magistrates death threats on rise

Five Queensland magistrates have been threatened in the past 12 months.

10:10 AM   Five magistrates threatened in the past 12 months.

'Fiery' Cedar Woods meeting promised

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

Cameron Atfield 8:02 AM   Council opposition takes aim at approval of mega-suburb.

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Is bullying less likely in private school?

Are private school students less likely to be bullied?

Karyn Healy 7:56 AM   Is it really the case that more bullying occurs in public schools? And should this affect your choice of school?

Echidna returned, man charged with theft

Piggie the echidna was taken from the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday night.

Kim Stephens 7:22 AM   Man, 24, charged after Piggie disappeared from Currumbin sanctuary.

Shots fired at Rochedale house

Bullet holes mark a Rochedale house after a shooting in the early hours of Tuesday.

Kim Stephens 7:14 AM   Pair on run after threatening man with sawn-off shotgun.

Man refuses to answer to name in court

Murrumu Walubara Yidindji - formerly known as Jeremy Geia - was allegedly caught with number plates and a licence issued by the unrecognised Yidindji government.

6:28 AM   Indigenous man renounced citizenship to lead sovereign nation.

Greyhound euthanasia warning is 'emotional blackmail'

The Townsville Greyhound Racing Club has warned it's in danger of closing without funds.

Jorge Branco and AAP 9:33 PM   The organisation that helped uncover shocking footage that kicked off the live-baiting scandal has accused a greyhound club of emotional blackmail over warnings of mass euthanasia.

Brisbane City Council to introduce new innovation incentive

Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk.

Cameron Atfield 12:00 AM   A new Brisbane City Council procurement policy aimed at attracting innovation has earned the tick of approval from Queensland's peak business body.

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Major delays after car and motorcycle crash

Delays are increasing out of the city along Ipswich Road.

Jorge Branco 7:55 PM   A motorcyclist has died after a crash in Brisbane's south on Monday afternoon.

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Peak hour train delays after signal fault

Train delays are predicted through peak hour on Monday.

Jorge Branco 7:50 PM   Trains have resumed between Bald Hills and Petrie but passengers are being warned to continue expecting delays of an hour and a half.

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Stolen echidna Piggie returned to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Piggie the echidna was taken from the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday night.

Jorge Branco 7:08 PM   Piggie, the echidna snatched away from her Gold Coast home on Saturday night, has been found.

Friends and family to finish Lindsay Ede's last walk

Lindsey Ede was seriously injured while walking from Redbank Plains to Goodna.

Natalie Bochenski 6:04 PM   Anti "coward's punch" campaigners have vowed to finish the walk Ipswich man Lindsay Ede began that day he was fatally assaulted.

Our fiery birds take on the world

The three Queensland Firebirds who will represent the Diamonds at this week's World Cup.

Beth Newman 6:01 PM   The Netball World Cup starts this Friday in Sydney. If you don't already know of Queensland's links to the tournament and its most successful team, we've got you covered.

Olympian not surprised by drug allegations

Julian Wruck.

Beth Newman 5:32 PM   Dual Olympic discus thrower Julian Wruck says there's no surprise at the latest IAAF drug testing allegations .

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Brisbane MPs in the mix for Speaker's chair

It has been suggested Brisbane MP Teresa Gambaro could be in the mix to replace Bronwyn Bishop as Speaker.

Cameron Atfield 5:26 PM   Two Brisbane MPs have been touted as possible replacements for Bronwyn Bishop in the Speaker's chair in Parliament House.

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Boat afloat after burning in marina north of Brisbane

Smoke billows from a yacht at Compass Marina in Scarborough.

Jorge Branco 5:14 PM   A yacht engulfed by flames remains afloat at a marina north of Brisbane.


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.