Eat Street on the Bridge: What you need to know

Jorge Branco 4:00 PM   As tens of thousands of Brisbane residents flock to celebrate the city's most recognisable bridge, the other 2 million-plus will have to contend with a series of road closures.

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Motorcylists rally in Roma Street against anti-association laws

About 400 people rode to Roma Street from across south-east Queensland.

Cameron Atfield 10:01 PM   Hundreds of motorcyclists rode into Brisbane on Saturday as part of a national July 4 "Independence Day" protest against anti-association laws.

Two teen girls missing from Gold Coast for two days

Emma Howarth has been missing from Mudgereeba since July 2.

9:57 PM   Two young teenage girls missing from the Gold Coast suburb of Mudgeeraba since Thursday are believed to be together, police say.

Motorcyclist dies after hitting power pole

A man has died two days after a motorcycle crash in Townsville.

9:10 PM   A motorcyclist has died in a Queensland hospital two days after colliding with a power pole in Townsville.

Gary Ablett: The return verdict

St Kilda v Gold Coast Suns Etihad Stadium AFL
Gary Ablett celebrates another goal
Photo Pat Scala The Age
Sunday the 18th of May 2014

Beth Newman 8:55 PM   We put the Gaz-o-meter on Gary Ablett's comeback match for the Gold Coast Suns against North Melbourne.

Australian scientist can predict tendon injuries

Science and Innovation Minister Leeanne Enoch.

7:06 PM   BRISBANE, July 2 AAP - An Australian researcher has found a way to predict tendon injuries.

Teneriffe Festival celebrates five years of 'independence'

Maddie Bally, Lee Spizzirri and Dave Ambroso among thousands of people enjoying the food and entertainment at The Teneriffe Festival on Skyring Terrace.

Cameron Atfield 6:55 PM   As the city prepared to celebrate 75 years of the Story Bridge on Sunday, on Saturday up to 50,000 were busy celebrating just five years of Teneriffe.

Qld farmers support federal water infrastructure plan

Agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce.

4:50 PM   Queensland farmers have ticked off on a federal government plan to invest in a new wave of water infrastructure and rural research.

AFL: Suns v Kangaroos

Can the Sun shake off another difficult week to beat the Roos?

Beth Newman 4:27 PM   Can the Suns overcome a horror week to beat the Roos?

Paul Pisasale says 'no thanks' to Ipswich stadium

The Western Corridor NRL bid would like a stadium similar to the Gold Coast's CBus Super Stadium to be built in Ipswich, but the city's mayor isn't so keen.

Cameron Atfield 2:42 PM   Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale has poured cold water on hopes for a 30,000-seat stadium being built in Ripley.

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Under the Story Bridge: final hotel and hall designs revealed

The proposed hotel at the Howard Smith Wharves was designed to blend in to the cliff face.

Cameron Atfield 2:09 PM   The final design for the Howard Smith Wharves development has been revealed after development approval plans were received by the Brisbane City Council.

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Brisbane's Greek community shows solidarity with its homeland

John Savvas speaks during the Greek community rally in King George Square.

Cameron Atfield 1:56 PM   They may have been about 15,200 kilometres from Athens, but Brisbane's Greek community felt closer than ever to their homeland as the nation prepared to vote on whether to accept more austerity as its debt crisis deepened.

The best in sport comes out in tragedy

Both sides huddled together in the middle of the ground after the game to pay respect to Phil Walsh.

Beth Newman 1:05 PM   On Wednesday, a family had to say goodbye to a young man lost in unpredictable circumstances.

Pilgrims to disrupt Australia-US war games

Religious peace activists plan to disrupt joint Australian-US military training exercises over the next two weeks.

12:38 PM   Religious peace activists are again planning to disrupt joint Australian-US military training exercises.

Qld man charged with punching cop

A man has been charged with punching a police officer in Townsville.

11:47 AM   A man has been charged with repeatedly punching a police officer in the face at a Townsville bar.

Queenslanders paying triple what they should for power: Consumer group

The average Queensland power bill will drop $7 next financial year.

Jorge Branco 10:56 AM   A consumer group has called on the national energy regulator to rein in electricity costs, claiming Queenslanders are paying hundreds of dollars more a year than they should be.

Qld minister promises more Ipswich cops

More officers will be put on the Ipswich beat.

10:30 AM   Queensland's police minister promises more officers will be put on the Ipswich beat when the local police communications centre is moved to Brisbane.

Grandfather Jimmy brings poise to Flesh and Wood tour

Jimmy Barnes was criticised last year for some lacklustre performances, but he launched his 2015 Flesh and Wood tour with a beautifully crafted show in Brisbane.

Simon Holt 10:06 AM   Jimmy Barnes has played a few roles in our lives. His 2015 Flesh and Wood tour which launched at Brisbane's QPAC Concert Hall on Friday night was a stark reminder.

Funds sought to help Matilda waltz again

Before the fire... the Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton, Qld.

9:34 AM   A recovery fund is being set up to help rebuild an outback Queensland tourist centre dedicated to Australia's most famous song after it was destroyed by fire.

'My parents, I love you': Reece Harding's posthumous message

Brisbane man Ashley Dyball, left, has paid tribute to fellow Australian Reece Harding, right, who was killed fighting IS in the same Kurdish militia group in Syria.

Jorge Branco 12:15 AM   The Kurdish fighting force a young Gold Coast man lost his life fighting for has shared a message he recorded in case the worst happened.

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Queensland government replaces two directors-general

The Labor government let by Annastacia Palaszczuk has replaced two more department heads.

Two senior Queensland public servants with 42 years experience between them have been moved on.

Boy, 5, hit by car at Toowoomba shopping centre

A boy was injured when it was hit by a car in Toowoomba.

A young boy has been hit by a car near a Toowoomba shopping centre.

QLD:Qld teacher made students jump off cliffs

A teacher has been suspended for, among other things, encouraging students on a trip to jump from cliffs in to the ocean.

A teacher who encouraged students to jump off cliffs in Vanuatu, hosted hikes through surging creeks and took excursions that warranted the aid of emergency services has admitted he might have been "over-confident" in his outdoor education experience.

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Cutting replaces tunnel in $1.6 billion Toowoomba Range project

Traffic congested on the Toowoomba Range.

Tony Moore   A 30-metre deep cutting through the Great Dividing Range replaces the planned tunnel in the winning design announced Friday morning for Toowoomba's $1.6 billion four-lane Second Range Crossing project.

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Two dead, four critical in horror spate of Queensland crashes

Two trucks clipped on the Bruce Highway north of Rockhampton early Friday, with one man in hospital in serious condition.

Kim Stephens   A motorcyclist and a cyclist are dead, and four men are fighting for their lives following a spate of horror crashes on Queensland roads in the past 24 hours.

Harassed woman fights back with doodles

Anna Gensler draws pictures of men who objectify her on dating services.

Jorge Branco   When Anna Gensler faced a barrage of rude, misogynistic and sometimes scary comments from men on dating services, she fought back through art.

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Snake caught on camera eating bat on Sunshine Coast

A snake tries to digest a bat while hanging in a tree at a Sunrise Beach home. A three metre python eats a bat at Sunrise Beach on the Sunshine Coast.

Natalie Bochenski   Sunshine Coast couple watch on as python has bat for breakfast.

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Ute driver critical after being hit by passing truck

A truck driver suffered serious head injuries early Friday.

Jorge Branco   Police are investigating after a truck hit a man on a south-east Queensland highway in the early hours of Friday morning.

Brisbane cold snap gives way to sunny weekend for Story Bridge party

A mostly sunny day has been predicted for the Story Bridge party.

Jorge Branco   Friday morning's shock cold spell was just a "momentary blip", with a "beautiful weekend" predicted as Queenslanders flock to the city in the tens of thousands.

How to renovate bathrooms on a budget

Some work around the bathroom, like tiling, is best left to professionals.

Jane Eyles-Bennett   Keep to overall "theme" of the bathroom – you're not going for a full makeover.


A slim majority is enough

As Queensland's new Labor minority government sits down to determine its immediate priorities, it faces a difficult choice: hasten slowly, or seize the day?

Newman's 'zombie role' as decision looms

Labor will "almost certainly" be allowed to form government in Queensland as a caretaker government "can't go on forever".

LNP 'well ahead': Katters

While Labor is likely to form government, the Katters are leaning towards the LNP but "a sneeze could change government". Nine News

Newman must 'resign his commission'

Labor says Campbell Newman should resign at "6.01pm" Tuesday night but the LNP says they are trying to "snatch the keys to the Executive Building".

Labor will 'restore good government'

Key independents vow to "work with anyone" as Labor is favoured to win government after an historic Queensland election. Nine News

LNP must 'eat humble pie'

Katter party MPs say it will be 'very difficult to negotiate' with a Tim Nicholls led LNP.

Prepare for another election: Seeney

A new minority government will be a "complete disaster": Seeney.

Storm pounds Gold Coast

Hail, lightning and powerful winds hit the Gold Coast on Tuesday afternoon. Nine News

Violent storm lashes city

A violent storm swept quickly across Brisbane on November 27, causing widespread damage.

Qld research could save soldiers' lives

Scientists developing a drug to help troops critically wounded on battlefield.

New honour tolls for CQ flying ace

One of Queensland's most important historical figures will be honoured in Italy next year.

Schoolies 2014: It's not all about the children

Our hearts are full of pride for our kids, but there's a part which feels a little heavy.

Photos could hold key to coral health

Qld researchers analysing half a million photographs in a bid to understand coral.

Obama puts Qld tourism tagline back on map

"Beautiful one day, and then perfect the next" - US President a tourism operator's dream.

G20 protesters burn Australian flag

Indigenous protesters set fire to the Australian flag at Roma Street Parklands on Sunday.

Barack Obama's "Brisbane speech" in full

US President Barack Obama gives a rousing speech at the University of Queensland during the G20 summit

Brisbane comes of age, again, with G20

Bravo, Brisbane. Your tag as a “new world city” has been justified.

Push to keep Brisbane sign

Having a permanent Brisbane sign is "under discussion" with plans to "create a better city" after the successful G20 summit.