Quit decision rests with Carmody: Attorney-General

Amy Remeikis   Attorney-General Yvette D'Ath says the ball is in Chief Justice Tim Carmody's court when it comes to his resignation.

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Two arrested over attack on elderly woman in her home

Detectives escort a 28-year-old man arrested over a Wynnum West home invasion into Cleveland Police Station on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Stephen Jeffery

Stephen Jeffery 3:52 PM   Two men have been arrested over a home invasion and attack on an elderly woman in Wynnum West a fortnight ago.

Ute crashes into house in Carina

A man has suffered neck injuries after a car crashed into a house in Carina.

Kim Stephens 3:24 PM   A man has suffered neck injuries after a two car crash in Brisbane's east caused a ute to crash through the front of a house.

Johnny Depp found dog controversy 'quite humorous': Mick Doohan

Johnny Depp as the swashbuckling Captain Jack Sparrow.

Jorge Branco 3:18 PM   Motorcycle champion Mick Doohan found the media circus around Johnny Depp and his dogs "hilarious" and apparently the Hollywood heartthrob also had a laugh.

Sunshine Coast drug rings smashed

Alleged marijuana and ice traffickers are among 15 people charged as part of a nine month Sunshine Coast police operation.

Kim Stephens 2:26 PM   Police believe they have smashed five ice and marijuana trafficking rings.

'Stolen' cattle gallstones can be worth $20,000 a kilogram

Police have uncovered allegedly stolen gallstones at a Toowoomba property.

Jorge Branco 2:18 PM   A 38-year-old man has been charged with stealing cattle gallstones, which can apparently sell for as much as $20,000 a kilogram.

Public will judge Tim Carmody for speech while on sick leave: Premier

Chief Justice Tim Carmody He will make the speech during a law conference in the Whitsundays on Friday, despite having taken a month's sick leave.

Amy Remeikis 2:11 PM   Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says it is for Queenslanders to decide whether it is appropriate for Chief Justice Tim Carmody to travel to Hamilton Island to give a speech while he's on sick leave.

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Riot charges dropped in bikie trial

Members of the Comanchero Motorcycle Club, travelling from Sydney to the chapter headquarters in South Melbourne, ride in a group on the Hume Highway near Donnybrook, 30 kms north of the city. 
Generic Comancheros / Bikies / Bikie Gangs
Picture by PAUL ROVERE / FAIRFAX MEDIA
20 March 2010

2:07 PM   A host of riot charges levelled against six Qld bikies after the 2013 Broadbeach brawl have been abandoned.

Reef wreckers should pay: Qld premier

The ship ran aground on Douglas shoal, off the coast of Yeppoon, in 2010.

1:30 PM   The owners of a Chinese coal ship that ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef should be forced to pay for the damage, Queensland's premier says.

Perfumed pets can be symptom of animal hoarder, vets told

Dogs are among those most commonly hoarded

12:47 PM   Vets are being encouraged to become the new frontline in the battle against animal hoarding.

Man avoids jail over Qld fireworks scare

A man has been ordered to undertake community service after his fireworks stash sparked an evacuation.

12:18 PM   A man has been ordered to undertake community service over a fireworks stash that sparked the evacuation of a Brisbane motel.

Former police probed over Gold Coast scams

Queensland's corruption watchdog has not ruled out the involvement of former police as investigations continue into fake Gold Coast businesses.

The Crime and Conduct Commission (CCC) recently charged three people for their alleged involvement in two fake Gold Coast-based companies.

They include former detective Mick Featherstone's partner Zoei Charissa Keong, 32, and associate Travis Charles Burch, 35, who were both charged with fraud and money laundering.

11:41 AM   More arrests are expected over a spate of cold call investment frauds on the Gold Coast and Queensland's corruption watchdog has not ruled out the involvement of former police.

New app shows Brisbanites most hip venues to perch

The Perch Project app for Brisbane

Natalie Bochenski 9:05 AM   A new app developed in Brisbane hopes to provide users with a cool place to go – without even searching for it.

Outspoken Johnston ejected from council for 40th time

Nicole Johnston, Councillor for Tennyson Ward, Brisbane.

Kristian Silva 7:32 AM   Outspoken councillor Nicole Johnston has been ejected from the Brisbane City Hall chambers for what is believed to be the 40th time in her career.

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Driver allegedly sped with lights off on wrong side of Pacific Highway

A man was arrested and charged with several offences after the high-speed jaunt.

7:10 AM   Motorists had to swerve to avoid a man accused of driving while drunk on the wrong side of the road, driving wildly from Springwood to Caboolture.

Qld businesses among most pessimistic in nation

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt.

Amy Remeikis 12:01 AM   Business confidence across the state has slumped according to a new report.

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Block sun's rays to save the Great Barrier Reef?

Coral and bright orange fish on the Great Barrier Reef.

Jorge Branco 12:00 AM   Radical moves to block some of the sun's rays could be needed to save the Great Barrier Reef.

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Bill O'Chee: Judges behaving badly

Queenslanders have no time for judges behaving badly.

Bill O'Chee 9:16 PM   The flashpoint for this discussion is the poisonous environment in the Queensland Supreme Court.

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Welfare concerns for two missing Queensland women

Bethelia ''Beth'' Stewart is missing from Inala.

Jorge Branco 9:04 PM   Police are appealing for help to find two older women with medical conditions missing from opposite ends of the state.

Taking food from PKU babies mouths

A photos ofZoe Mitter and her two-year-old son Cayden Mitter taken in 2012.

Amy Remeikis 8:21 PM   Cayden Mitter is a growing boy, with the appetite to match.

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John Aloisi named Brisbane Roar coach

John Aloisi.

Beth Newman 7:13 PM   Brisbane Roar has appointed John Aloisi as its new coach.

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'Distraught' brother begs Brisbane man 'fighting IS' to come home

A Brisbane man is feared to have travelled to the Middle East to fight for Kurdish militia YPG.

Jorge Branco 6:22 PM   The "distraught" brother of a Brisbane man suspected of fleeing the country to fight against Islamic State has issued a fresh plea for him to return home.

Police say goodbye to Segways

South Bank and Noosa police will continue to use Segways while other areas drop their use of them.

6:02 PM   The Queensland Police Service won't be expanding the use of Segways after a 10 month-trial.

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Normanby Hotel may get lively new neighbour

Red Hill development plan next to Normanby Hotel.

Kristian Silva 6:01 PM   A 12-storey hotel, nightclub and beer garden could be built next to Red Hill's historic Normanby Hotel.

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Teen lured, tied, beaten, killed

"He was set upon, tied up, beaten and then killed."

5:38 PM   A 19-year-old Qld man was lured to a house, tied up, beaten and killed at the hands of three people.

Russell Island name to change, new suburbs proposed

Russell Island, Queensland.

Grant Young 5:31 PM   The state government has released a number of proposals for the redistribution and renaming of Brisbane suburbs after lobbying efforts by local residents, including a change for Russell Island.

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Second trainer dumped from hall of fame

Ron Ball became the state's 22nd trainer banned for life.

Jorge Branco 4:10 PM   A second name has been stripped from the Qld greyhound industry's hall of fame in the wake of the live baiting scandal.

Uber, taxi industry locked in death match

Uber has stepped up its campaign pushing against what it calls the taxi industry's monopoly.

Amy Remeikis   Deputy Premier Jackie Trad said she is aiming for a "level playing field" as ride share company Uber continues to duke it out with the Queensland Taxi Council.

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Wheel of Brisbane stripped

The Wheel of Brisbane in the middle of maintenance.

Natalie Bochenski   The Wheel of Brisbane has been stripped to its bare bones as cleaning work continues on the South Bank attraction.

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New development for Northshore

Artisit impressions of the new Northshore Hamilton development.

Amy Remeikis   One of Brisbane's most underutilised inner-city suburbs is about to get a facelift.

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FIFO ruining towns, families: inquiry

"This is breaking down marriages."

​Fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) mining is killing towns in central Qld and tearing families apart, a state parliamentary inquiry has been told.

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Highlights

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.