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Queensland

Writing is on the walls at Boggo Road Gaol

KRISTIAN SILVA Over the years, killers, thugs and everyday crooks have left their mark on Brisbane. They've also, quite literally, left their mark on the Boggo Road Gaol.

Latest state news

More money for genetic counselling

Health Minister Lawrence Springborg.

AMY REMEIKIS 1:00am The government has capped off its week of health announcements with a $472,000 funding grant for women's cancer counselling.

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Walk together to share common dreams

Chinese dragon

AMY REMEIKIS 1:00am Common people with common dreams.

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CitySmart: Sustainability to drive economy: Expert

A sustainability expert has criticised Tony Abbott's approach to climate change.

KIM STEPHENS 1:00am He's a self-confessed "hardcore capitalist", a one-time lawyer and real estate agent who leads one of the world's most successful sustainability agencies.

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Brisbane G20: Band quits in protest over summit

Band Mouldy Lovers has pulled out of the G20 cultural program.

Lucy Smith 1:00am Brisbane band The Mouldy Lovers has cancelled its lucrative gig at the G20 Cultural Celebrations in protest at the political summit.

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Former student gives UQ $1m boost

Bill Bowness rose from a working class background and overcame a childhood stutter to become a millionaire property devleoper. He has just made a $1 million donation to University of Queensland, where he studied.

KIM STEPHENS 10:30pm Forty-six years ago, a kid from working class Coorparoo moved to Melbourne, freshly armed with a University of Queensland commerce degree, which he used to build a property empire.

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Your Weekend October 25-26, 2014

A flurry of colour and movement as the G20 cultural celebrations get underway.

9:22pm The G20 Cultural Celebrations may be the most high-profile event this weekend, but you can spoil yourself rotten in so many places around the River City.

G20 Brisbane: World of colour lights our city

Andrew Gibb in front of one of his light creations.

NATALIE BOCHENSKI 8:57pm Brisbane locals will have two weeks to show their colours in any combination they like thanks to the visual centrepiece of the G20 Cultural Celebrations, Colour Me Brisbane.

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Girl, 3, in critical condition after North Stradbroke Island balcony fall

Police

8:05pm A three-year-old girl is in a critical condition after falling from a balcony on North Stradbroke Island.

Queensland Australian of the Year winners revealed

Founder of child protection group Bravehearts Hetty Johnston.

7:15pm Child protection advocate Hetty Johnston has been named the 2015 Queensland Australian of the Year.

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Queensland man gets nine years' jail for torture

scales of justice

6:46pm A Brisbane woman was doused in petrol and her clothes set alight by her jealous boyfriend, who subjected her to hours of horrific abuse and torture while high on drugs, a court has heard.

Varsity Lakes body not "found tied to a chair"

Gregory John Hudson was found dead inside a residence in Varsity Lakes.

NATALIE BOCHENSKI 6:42pm Gold Coast police have revealed the identity of a 57-year-old man found dead at Varsity Lakes on Thursday, but rejected claims he had been discovered tied to a chair.

Four outlaw bikie gangs targeted in Taskforce Maxima raids

Queensland police

NATALIE BOCHENSKI 6:28pm Police are expected to charge four people under anti-bikie laws after raiding an alleged defacto clubhouse on the Gold Coast.

'Fake cop' questioned by real cops

Queensland police

NATALIE BOCHENSKI 3:23pm A man is in custody over allegations he pulled over a car in Brisbane and impersonated a police officer.

Brisbane Live: Friday October 24, 2014

Brisbane Live

3:00pm Welcome to Brisbane Live, where you'll find rolling coverage of the news as it happens in Brisbane

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Brisbane police officer suspended over assault charge

Police

2:37pm A Brisbane police officer has been suspended over an allegation of assault.

Rockhampton skeleton to have sex determined

Chantal Barnett and Robert Martinez.

NATALIE BOCHENSKI 1:41pm Remains to be tested in Brisbane over weekend.

Body found at Toowoomba pub

The Drayton Tavern, on the outskirts of Toowoomba.

NATALIE BOCHENSKI 5:36pm Police aren't ruling out foul play as they investigate the discovery of a man's body at the rear of a Drayton hotel.

Queensland police bust drug lab and seize 4500 ice 'hits' in raids

A semi-automatic pistol found in a raid at Kurwongbah.

NATALIE BOCHENSKI 12:33pm Anti-bikie gang police taskforce has seized large quantities of ice in raids in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast.

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Autopsy on Varsity Lakes man to be conducted on Friday

Queensland police

NATALIE BOCHENSKI 9:07am Unit remains cordoned off by forensic officers.

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Carnival ride operator injured after 3m fall

A man is airlifted from Warwick to the Princess Alexandra hospital.

NATALIE BOCHENSKI 8:48am A carnival ride operator suffered fractures and possible back injuries after falling from a carnival ride at Warwick.

Golf club caretaker bashed with baseball bat

Qld police

NATALIE BOCHENSKI 8:38am Man forced to open clubhouse for two robbers on Thursday night.

Fake cop pulls over car at Woolloongabba

Queensland police

NATALIE BOCHENSKI 7:44am Armed man driving ute searched car for an hour.

Global Cafe to help Brisbane thrive in complex world

Artist's impression of the Global Cafe.

Graham Quirk As the eyes of the world turn to Brisbane for the G20 Leaders' Summit in November, a once-in-a-lifetime event will be held in the week leading up to the gathering.

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Renouf hopes Bennett gives Barba a second chance

Ben Barba.

PHIL LUTTON Ben Barba's future at the Broncos remains uncertain but club great Steve Renouf believes the former Dally M winner would thrive under Wayne Bennett despite a less than inspiring debut season.

Queen Street Mall works incomplete as G20 approaches

Construction in Brisbane's Queen Street Mall.

KIM STEPHENS Just three weeks out from the G20 world leader's summit, one of Brisbane's most high profile sites, the Queen Street Mall, remains a construction site.

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Rocket Rod signs up for Brisbane International honour

Queensland's legendary tennis star Rod Laver.

TONY MOORE The Rockhampton Rocket - Rod Laver - has given the go ahead to having the footbridge at Yeerongpilly across to the new Queensland Tennis Centre named in his honour.

Riverfront land sale begins at South Brisbane

Artist's impression of the newlook Kurilpa precinct.

TONY MOORE The first of the three large industrial businesses remaining on the riverfront at South Brisbane, where Brisbane's new city heart is being planned, has finally put their business on the market.

Sediment plumes might be killing Nemo

Clownfish in a reef habitat.

Sediment plumes caused by dredging and floods increase the mortality rate of clownfish living in the Great Barrier Reef, research shows.

OPINION

G20 Brisbane: City needs more high-end hotel rooms

Brisbane needs more top-en hotel rooms.

Gary Koh G20 has put the shortage of hotel rooms in Brisbane into sharp focus.

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Galleries and Videos

Shooting victim a 'good guy'

Logan police re-enact shooting a man over a suspected stolen lawnmower as his friends say he "didn't deserve to die".

Police 'take precautions' after Canada attack

Security is beefed up at key Queensland government buildings after a shooting at the Ottawa parliament.

Sheppard performs on Ellen

Brisbane band Sheppard begins its march to global stardom, performing live on the Ellen DeGeneres show.

CGI girl snares Brisbane man

A Brisbane man is sentenced to two years jail after sending explicit photos to a computer model of a girl called Sweetie.

Milton CityCat terminal: time lapse

Time lapse vision shows the installation of the flood-resilient pier at the new Milton CityCat terminal.

Police shooting: 'bang, bang, bang'

A 29-year-old man is shot in the head by police after allegedly accelerating towards them in a 4WD south of Brisbane.

Police shooting: 'bang, bang, bang'

A 29-year-old man is shot in the head by police after allegedly accelerating towards them in a 4WD south of Brisbane.

Missing bodybuilder an 'inspiration'

Police divers find the body of 21-year-old bodybuilder Ben Reddich on Tuesday morning after he went missing while swimming in the Brisbane River on Sunday.

Man shot over stolen lawnmower

Police shoot a man at Rochedale South on Tuesday morning after he allegedly drove at officers in a 4WD.

A 'win for democracy': Flegg

Bruce Flegg says "I will be re-nominating" for the seat of Moggill after the LNP party members rejected his hand-picked replacement, which is "almost unheard-of".


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