Palaszczuk refuses to mandate fluoride

Amy Remeikis 7:18 AM   Queensland Government doubles down on ruling out mandatory fluoridation in water supplies, with the premier opting for a lead the horse to water policy, even if she can't make it drink.


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Slapping down the silence of suicide

Robin Bailey tells 97.3 FM listeners of the "catastrophic" fallout of her husband's suicide.

Madonna King 12:00 AM   COMMENT: It's time for Australia to raise the conversation surrounding the suicide crisis beyond hushed tones.

Griffin rules himself out of Knights race

Outgoing Broncos coach Anthony Griffin.

Beth Newman 12:00 AM   Former Brisbane Broncos coach Anthony Griffin has pulled out of the race for the Newcastle Knights job, leaving former Dragons coach Nathan Brown as the sole favourite.

Qld students lagging in maths and physics, study finds

Queensland students are lagging behind their interstate peers in university maths and physics, a study has shown.

Kristian Silva 12:00 AM   First-year university students from Queensland may be lagging behind the rest of the country when it comes to mathematics and physics, a new study has found.

North Stradbroke Island 'should be renamed Minjerribah'

North Stradbroke Island's name should be changed to Minjerribah; economic study

Tony Moore 12:00 AM   North Stradbroke Island should be renamed Minjerribah – the island's traditional indigenous name - in the same way Ayers Rock was renamed Uluru in 1995, an economic study says.

Eighth case of measles linked to UQ

The measles virus seen under a microscope.

7:19 PM   The eighth case of measles linked to the University of Queensland has been uncovered, health authorities say.

Fire breaks out in Logan Central

Emergency services have rushed to a fire in Logan.

Kristian Silva 7:15 PM   Emergency services have rushed to a fire in Logan at a two-storey unit complex.

Sean Edwards inquest: Holzheimer still traumatised by crash

Sean Edwards was killed in the crash at Queensland Raceway.

Miranda Forster 6:52 PM   Amateur race car driver Will Holzheimer remains guilt-ridden and traumatised almost two years after the fiery crash that killed British professional Sean Edwards.

Qld economy Australia's most sluggish

Shadow treasurer John-Paul Langbroek

Amy Remeikis 5:29 PM   Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt's focus on state final demand figures in the final months of the Newman Government has come back to bite, with the Opposition seizing on a June quarter slowdown in the state's economy as proof of a "do-nothing government".

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'Pregnant tourist' hoax creator Andy Sellar has no regrets

Alizee Michel and Andy Sellar come clean about the Sunshine Coast viral hoax video.

Josephine Harvey, Samuel Flanagan and Kristian Silva 5:17 PM   The video marketer behind the hoax of the "pregnant" French tourist looking for her baby's father says he doesn't regret pretending she was distressed and suicidal.

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Let the good times roll: Wayne Bennett

Wayne Bennett.

Beth Newman 4:48 PM   The NRL finals are just nine days away and you don't need a calendar to mark the time.

Queenslanders still undecided on government

Queensland Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg.

Amy Remeikis 4:21 PM   Seven months on and Queensland electors still can't make up their mind over which party would make a better government.

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Andy Sellar: Clever marketer or buffoon?

A photo from Sunshine Coast marketer Andy Sellar's Facebook page.

Simon Holt 3:47 PM   People have a right to question whether Andy Sellar is a clever marketer or a buffoon of the highest order.

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Man with head injuries airlifted from Fraser

A MAN in his 20s has been airlifted by RACQ CareFlight Rescue after suffering a suspected head injury on Fraser Island.

3:15 PM   A man in his 20s was flown off the island after suffering a suspected head injury earlier this week.

Woman injured in hang glider crash

Hang glider crash in Knapps Creek, Queensland. September 2, 2015.

Kristian Silva 1:58 PM   A woman has been injured in a hang glider crash in Scenic Rim on Wednesday afternoon.

Mabel Park State School evacuated after fire

Mabel Park State School fire.

Kristian Silva 12:51 PM   Five children were being treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at a Logan school on Wednesday morning.

Cheaper Gold Coast parking - if you're prepared to walk

Parking fees in the main streets of Broadbeach and Burleigh jump by 20 cents an hour from October 2015, but they will decrease by 20 cents an hour if you park one street away from the tourist strips.

Tony Moore 12:34 PM   The Gold Coast is going "San Francisco" with an innovative premium parking idea to beat traffic congestion in the tourist hubs of Broadbeach and Burleigh Heads.

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AFP presidential bodyguard denied compo

Australian Federal Police

Michael Inman 12:20 PM   Former AFP officer who claimed he suffered depression from acting as a bodyguard to the East Timorese president loses compensation bid.

Lions captain hopes to change best mate's mind

Tom Rockliff still hopes to change Jack Redden's mind.

Beth Newman 12:17 PM   Brisbane Lions captain Tom Rockliff says he still hopes to change the mind of best mate Jack Redden, who is seeking a trade from the club plagued by reports of player unrest.

Pregnant French tourist video revealed as hoax

Natalie Amyot and Andy Seller appear in a Youtube video admitting to a viral hoax in which Amyot posed as a pregnant French tourist.

Kim Stephens 12:13 PM   The man behind the "pregnant French tourist" viral hoax has come clean, admitting she was an actor who voluteered to star in a promotional video for his social media company.

Natalie Amyot video: Marketer admits hoax

Natalie Amyot and Andy Seller appear in a Youtube video admitting to a viral hoax in which Amyot posed as a pregnant French tourist.

Kim Stephens 12:08 PM   The man behind the "pregnant French tourist" viral hoax has come clean, admitting she was an actor who voluteered to star in a promotional video for his social media company.

Mt Isa woman, 30, missing two weeks

Stacie Dutaillis, 30, has not been seen since August 17 at Mt Isa.

11:39 AM   Family and friends hold concerns for woman's welfare.

Lawyer sorry for snoring at inquest

Sean Edwards.

11:14 AM   Senior barrister fell asleep in inquest into death of race car driver.

Mum, girl taken hostage as payback: court

Brent Rivett took two people hostage in Banyo in 2013 as payback, a coroner has heard.

11:10 AM   A gunman who held a mother and daughter hostage at a Brisbane house said it was payback and he was prepared to die before he shot himself, a coroner has heard.

Labor witch hunt? LNP adds fire to the torches

Witch hunt

Amy Remeikis 11:10 AM   It's the Labor  "witch hunt" the LNP leader has "no problem" being part of.

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Is pregnant French tourist a hoax?

Alizee Michel, as "Natalie Amyot", pleads for help to find the father of her baby on YouTube.

Kim Stephens 8:53 AM   Woman takes down Facebook page as questions arise.

Bomb found on Ipswich house

Stock. Pictured - Police tape. 140209RG34 Picture: ROB GUNSTONE

Kim Stephens 7:03 AM   Bomb squad deactivates device found attached to window.

Race driver 'can't recall' fatal crash

Sean Edwards.

6:06 AM   Driver of car in which Sean Edwards died expected to ask to sit out inquest.

LGBTI symbolism not enough: action group

BLAG says symbols are not enough, and action was needed to support the LGBTIQ community.

Elinor Thomas   Brisbane Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer Action Group convenor Phil Brownehas called on Brisbane City Council to offer more practical help to the LGBTIQ community.

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Doughnuts and Japanese clothes boost CBD retail

Queen Street Mall was abuzz with word of UNIQLO.

Elinor Thomas   Three hundred doughnuts in 30 minutes, and a new Japanese clothing chain promising scores of jobs – there was an air of new life in Brisbane's CBD Tuesday.


Teenager charged with Jayde's murder

Police charge an 18-year-old friend of Jayde Kendall with murder after discovering her body in farmland near Gatton. Nine News

School stabbing: men 'screaming at each other'

A man is stabbed several times in a pickup zone outside Wynnum State School on Wednesday afternoon. Nine News

OP system gone: what it means for students

The Queensland OP system will be replaced with a "contemporary system" including external assessment.

How to lasso a shark

Sea World staff lasso a critically endangered Grey Nurse Shark off the Gold Coast after it swallows a hook and bait spike.

Truck rescue was 'a bit cool'

A passing motorist who rescued a truck driver who crashed into the Coomera River says he just "swam out and grabbed him".

Rail pedestrians run the gauntlet

Pedestrians "never look" and are lucky a series of near misses on Queensland tram and train lines have not ended in tragedy.

Police search for Tiffany's body

The body of pregnant teenager Tiffany Taylor is believed to be in thick bush near Ipswich. Nine News

Whiskey Au Go-Go blaze was 'horrendous'

Fire fighters relive the "overwhelming" scene that confronted them at Brisbane's infamous nightclub fire in 1973 which claimed 15 lives.

Driver 'should have seen' Rebekka

The family of 22-year-old Danish cyclist Rebekka Meyer seek answers over her death at a notorious South Brisbane intersection in 2014. Nine News

Jayde Kendall mystery 'very scary'

The Lockyer Valley community holds out hope that 16-year-old Jayde Kendall is still alive despite an extensive search failing to find the Gatton schoolgirl.

Pram sucked into path of train

RAW VISION: An empty pram smashes into a train while a mother attends to her toddler at Toowong station: NO SOUND. Nine News

Ceremonial boomerangs banned from flight

An aboriginal cultural ambassador says security staff decided "I'm going to f--- with you today" while refusing his boomerangs at Brisbane airport.

School zones are 'really crazy'

Parents say there is "not enough room" to pick up their kids from school but new drop-off zones are being built to ease the congestion. Nine News