Eight sets of twins at one Brisbane school

Jorge Branco and Jack Lawrie 1:00 AM   Students and teachers at St Margaret's will be seeing this double this year, with eight sets of twins turning up for class.

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Rousing rally lifts Labor spirits

Queensland Labor leader Annastascia Palaszczuk.

Tony Moore 1:08 PM   Supporters stomp feet and roar support for keeping assets.

Poll Call: Tuesday, January 27

Campbell Newman Annastacia Palaszczuk Queensland State Election RHS

Dan Nancarrow 2:55 PM   Welcome to Poll Call, our daily live blog that we'll be bringing you in the lead-up to the January 31 state election. Send tips, questions or feedback to election@brisbanetimes.com.au

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Brisbane locksmiths to stand trial over drug ring

Two former members of the Hells Angels are accused of running a large-scale drug trafficking ring.

2:48 PM   Two former members of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang will stand trial charged with running a large-scale drug trafficking ring from a Brisbane locksmith business.


Sharks aren't criminals

The emotive language we use when talking about sharks is typically reserved for criminal behaviour, argues Adrian Peace.

Adrian Peace, University of Queensland 2:40 PM   Emotive descriptions of sharks are typically reserved for criminals.

Council parking officers to target Brisbane schools

Brisbane City Council's Cr Angela Owen Taylor, Cr Adrian Schrinner, Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, Madonna Stewart from the P&C Association of Queensland LD and Calamvale Community College principal Lisa Starmer with a new parking vehicle which will be used to manage traffic at about 300 Brisbane schools.

Kristian Silva 2:21 PM   Council parking officers will be out in force to try and police a common suburban battleground - the school pick-up and drop-off zone.

LNP set to detail costings for election promises

The LNP will reveal how it plans to pay for its election promises on Tuesday afternoon.

Amy Remeikis 1:44 PM   The LNP will release its plan to pay for its election promises on Tuesday afternoon.

Queensland multiculturalism champion dies

Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland founder Nick Xynias.

1:32 PM   One of Queensland's most prolific voices for ethnic diversity has died, aged 82.

Gold Coast search continues for missing swimmer

Surfers Paradise

Jorge Branco 1:14 PM   Helicopters, boats and buggies search for 19-year-old man.

Brisbane mother to stand trial over baby's death


1:10 PM   A Brisbane woman has been committed to stand trial over the 2012 death of her infant daughter.

Inside Operation Boring

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman.

John Harrison, University of Queensland 11:11 AM   Much credit for LNP revival belongs the party's strategists.

Toowoomba mosque arson attack denounced by show of solidarity

Amber Copland and Liam Holcombe join in a public show of support for Toowoomba's Muslim community.
Kevin Farmer, Toowoomba Chronicle.

Rachael Murray 8:45 AM   An isolated act of violence does not reflect the Toowoomba community as a whole.

Farmer,60, injured in quad bike crash

The Surat Gas Aero-Medical helicopter team takes a man to Toowoomba Hospital after a suspected quad bike rollover

Jorge Branco 8:25 AM   Man herding cattle when he crashed north of Roma.

Motorcyclist dies in Logan crash


Jorge Branco 7:31 AM   Police want to speak to second rider after fatal accident.

Labor won't reveal major infrastucture plans

Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk says Labor would prepare an infrastructure plan within 12 months of winning government.

Tony Moore 1:00 AM   Voters might have to wait up to a year after the election to learn which big ticket infrastructure projects Labor will support if it wins government.

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Gender dysphoria in children going undiagnosed: Brisbane support group

GPs need more information to help them diagnose gender dysphoria, according to the Australian Transgender Support Association.

Kristian Silva 1:00 AM   The secretary of a Brisbane transgender support network says GPs are struggling to properly diagnose children with gender dysphoria, with medical experts and the courts noting an increase in cases around the country.

LNP takes break from campaigning for fundraising lunch

Premier Campbell Newman will speak at an LNP fundraising lunch on Wednesday.

Amy Remeikis 1:00 AM   The LNP will take a breather from campaigning in undecided electorates in order to host a $250 a head chat to the party faithful.

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Poll Call: Monday January 26, 2015

Campbell Newman and Annastacia Palaszczuk

Dan Nancarrow and Danielle Cronin 8:31 PM   Welcome to Poll Call, our daily live blog that we'll be bringing you in the lead-up to the January 31 state election. Send tips, questions or feedback to election@brisbanetimes.com.au

Newman refuses to discuss Asghrove pork barrelling claims

Premier Campbell Newman has refused to discuss a perception of pork barrelling in Ashgrove.

Amy Remeikis 1:00 AM   Ashgrove's $18.5 million "strong local plan" is another issue off limits this week, as the LNP seeks to recalibrate its election campaign.

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Labor dubs poll a referendum on asset sales

Campbell Newman and Annastacia Palaszczuk.

Tony Moore 5:42 PM   Queensland's election boils down to a referendum on asset sales with five days to go, Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk has told reporters on Australia Day.

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Storms hit south east but Brisbane to keep sweating

The beach was the perfect place to be for Australia Day in south east Queensland..

Jorge Branco 4:44 PM   Storms are lashing some parts of the state's south-east but Brisbane will continue to sweat through its hottest Australia Day in 14 years.

Stradbroke mining means jobs for locals

Many neglect the quality of Sibelco’s environmental rehabilitation, says Andrew Laming.

Andrew Laming   Sure the environment is important, but it can’t be enhanced by destroying the economy.

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Man missing off Surfers Paradise

Surfers paradise

Jorge Branco   Man seen entering water at 12.25am Monday morning.

Brisbane City Hall welcomes 620 new citizens

Fatuma Ali Hussein waves an Australian flag after the citizenship ceremony at City Hall.

Kristian Silva   You won't hear a more interesting version of Advance Australia Fair than at a citizenship ceremony.

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Newman goes quiet on campaign trail

Premier Campbell Newman at The People's Forum, back when he used to answer questions.

Amy Remeikis   Premier refuses to answer questions not on his topics.

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Multiculturalism works: Newman

Campbell and Lisa Newman with the Lohani family at The Gap State School.

Amy Remeikis   Premier urges Queenslanders to appreciate nation's diversity.

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MP to complain over election 'bribes'

Independent Member for Nicklin Peter Wellington.

Jorge Branco   ECQ may probe tying of promises to re-election of LNP MPs.

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Triple J Hottest 100: BT staff picks

Who do these punks think they are? The Smith Street Band.

Staff Reporters   A celebration of diversity or a polarity of tastes?

Brisbane serves up sentiment on Australia Day

Campbell and Lisa Newman with the Lohani family at The Gap State School.

Amy Remeikis   The nation's melting pot grows deeper at halls around Brisbane.

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Australia Day hottest in 14 years

A high of 34 is forecast for Brisbane on Monday.

Jorge Branco   Mercury set to hit 34 for first time since 2001 in Brisbane.


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.