Queensland's Anzac Day 2015 guide

Everything you need to know about Anzac Day 2015 commemorations throughout Queensland.

Latest state news

More charges over Qld cocaine ring

A 36-year-old woman and a 59-year-old man will face court.

12:39 PM   Queensland's Crime and Corruption Commission has charged two more people as part of its investigation into a cocaine trafficking syndicate in the state's southeast.

Brisbane streets packed for Anzac parade

153 units and a historical display are making their way along the CBD's streets.

Alexandra Patrikios 12:20 PM   ​Brisbane's Anzac Day parade has kicked off to a rousing chorus of drum rolls, trumpets and cheers.

Aboriginal passport the first step to independence, says activist

Aboriginal rights campaigner Callum Clayton-Dixon.

Cameron Atfield 11:07 AM   When Callum Clayton-Dixon tried to enter Australia last week using an Aboriginal passport, he was well aware his actions were more symbolic than practical.

Anzac Square flag burner granted bail

'A Paul Kelly song can bring me to tears, knowing that a long way away, is a nation full of people for whom, and only for whom, this song has real meaning.'

Cameron Atfield 10:44 AM   A man who allegedly burnt an Australian flag at the Shrine of Remembrance in Brisbane has been granted bail.

Man killed in house fire

A man has died in a house fire in Warwick.

9:30 AM   An 80-year-old man has died in a house fire in the southwestern Queensland town of Warwick, while two other occupants escaped.

Rum, remembrance and Reveille: Brisbane rises at dawn

Darby Ashton, who served in Vietnam in 1965-1967, gets his coffee topped with rum by Lions volunteers Ross and Kim Forrest after more than 40,000 people gathered at the Shrine of Remembrance for the Brisbane Anzac Day dawn service.

Amy Remeikis 8:22 AM   Woken by smart phone bells and whistles, the crowd which gathered under moonlight in Brisbane's Anzac Square could only imagine waking to the Reveille on that fated day a century ago.

Ants fire up Anzac service

Fire ants almost ruined an Anzac service in Brisbane.

7:39 AM   A regional Queensland Anzac dawn service and re-enactment of the Gallipoli landings has gone ahead after the discovery of a fire ant infestation almost caused it to be cancelled.

Light rail road block revealed

Deputy Premier Jackie Trad will decide within weeks whether to call in a development application for Brisbane's new mega-suburb at Cedar Wods.

Tony Moore 12:00 AM   Asset sales to come before new Gold Coast. rail

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Qlders soldier on at Camp Gallipoli

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 24:  Hundreds of Wreaths laid at the Anzac Square memorial and red poppies planted in the gardens. on April 24, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia. April 25th, 2015 will mark the Centenary of Australia and New Zealand's involvement in World War One. ANZAC Day commemorates this military service as well as subsequent wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.  (Photo by Robert Shakespeare/Getty Images)

Jorge Branco 7:53 PM   As the sun rose over Brisbane on Anzac Day, thousands of people were waking after a night under the stars to commemorate the occasion.

Australian flag burnt in Brisbane's Anzac Square

The flag set alight in Brisbane's Anzac Square.

Cameron Atfield 7:29 PM   Police have arrested a man has allegedly burnt an Australian flag at the Shine of Remembrance in Brisbane, a day before the solemn Anzac Day centenary service is to be held at the Brisbane landmark.

Full horror of Neerkol orphanage revealed at hearing

Over more than three days of testimony former orphanage residents graphically recounted a litany of cruel and sadistic punishments they suffered.

Miranda Forster 6:34 PM   Public floggings. Walking on children in high heels. Beating children on the genitals among cruel and sadistic punishments meted out by the Sisters of Mercy who ran orphanage.

Pest control gel kills 24 birds on the Gold Coast

Glue-like gel causes death for dozens of swallows

Tony Moore 12:00 AM   Twenty-four tiny swallows died on the Gold Coast this week after being smothered by a clear glue-like gel that is used to try to discourage bigger birds.

Sensitive children more popular

Children who are more sensitive to other kids' feelings are more popular, research shows.

Jorge Branco 12:00 AM   If your child is having trouble making friends at school, try asking them to put themselves in someone else's shoes.

Warning to uni pranksters

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

Kristian Silva 5:48 PM   Police have issued a warning to Brisbane's university pranksters who used social media to challenge others to complete public dares.

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Gladstone man arrested after steroids package intercepted

Steroid bust after an investigation by the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS), with assistance from the Queensland Police Service, resulted in the arrest of a 42-year-old Gladstone man.

Kristian Silva 5:48 PM   Packages of steroids allegedly imported into Queensland have been seized by customs officials and police.

Queensland's top judge denies bias ahead of Cowan appeal

Chief Justice Tim Carmody, who this month met with Bravehearts founder Hetty Johnston, is scheduled to hear Brett Peter Cowan's appeal.

Jamie McKinnell 5:43 PM   Lawyers for Cowan to seek to have Carmody disqualified from hearing appeal, following his meeting with child protection advocate.

'Show us your emails': Langbroek

John-Paul Langbroek.

Amy Remeikis 5:13 PM   The Queensland Opposition has attempted to divert attention away from its release of confidential child support documents relating to Billy Gordon, instead pointing the finger at the Premier and the questions it says she still needs to answer.

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'Please like us kids', police urge

Please like us kids.

Kim Stephens 3:31 PM   It's an oft-spouted parental phrase to keep recalcitrant children in line.

Premier backs Racing Qld chair to lead organised crime probe

Michael Byrne QC, who is the chairman of Racing Queensland, will head a royal commission into organised crime.

3:03 PM   Queensland's premier sees no issues with tasking the chairman of Racing Queensland to head her royal commission into organised crime.

100-year-old nest salvaged from rotting tree

Osprey have made themselves at home atop a new nesting pole at Wellington Point.

Tony Moore 1:17 PM   Wellington Point osprey make themselves at home on new nesting pole.

Brisbane urged to innovate or miss out on digital future

Digital Economy Acting chair Associate Professor Robert Perrons.

Jorge Branco   Brisbane must act now or risk losing the chance to compete globally in the digital world.

$300k in watches stolen in Bulimba

Thieves smashed a window to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of watches in Bulimba.

Kim Stephens   Thieves smash Oxford St window to take more than 120 watches.

CityCats to run for dawn service

Soldiers and veterans can travel to dawn service for free on CityCats and CityFerries.

Kristian Silva   Soldiers and veterans travel free on special services.

Woman crushed to death by car

A second woman has been crushed to death by a car in a low-speed accident.

Kim Stephens   Car rolls and pins woman against wall of house.

Cop injured in highway head-on

A police officer has been injured in a head-on collision with a 4WD near Mackay.

Kim Stephens   Officer suffers multiple leg fractures when motorbike and 4WD collide.

Servo ram-raided for second time

Thieves who broke into a Goodna store on Monday are thought to have struck against overnight.

Kim Stephens   Ute reverses through glass doors of Goodna service station.

Only the LNP have helped me - Billy Gordon's former partner

Kristy Peckham, the former partner of Queensland MP Billy Gordon, talks to A Current Affair.

Amy Remeikis   Billy Gordon's former partner has claimed in an interview the only politicians who have given her any help are from the LNP.

Families' quest for answers about Indigenous diggers

Valentine Hare is a black digger who fought in WWI.

Kristian Silva   They fought for their country even though their country didn't formally recognise them. Then, after surviving World War I, their stories have been undiscovered until now.

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Your Weekend April 24-26, 2015

Anzac Day parades.

Anzac Day commemorations dominate this Saturday, but there are other activities on to round out your weekend.

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.