Toowoomba shooting leaves three dead

Kim Stephens 8:57 AM   Victims of apparent murder-suicide believed to be from one family.

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Clive's dinosaur 'Jeff' destroyed by fire

The skeletal remains of Jeff the dinosaur at Clive Palmer's Coolum resort.

Kim Stephens 10:56 AM   Clive Palmer's beloved dinosaur Jeff has been destroyed by fire

Woman found bodies of family members

Police at the scene of a fatal shooting at Biddeston, just west of Toowoomba.

Kim Stephens 9:30 AM   Mother discovered son, sister and father shot dead, says neighbour.

Three people shot dead near Toowoomba

Police at the scene of a shooting at Biddeston in which three people have been killed.

8:59 AM   Three people have been killed in a shooting at a house at Biddeston, just west of Toowoomba on the Darling Downs.

Family shooting leaves three, including child, dead

A man is in custody after a 35-year-old pregnant woman was bludgeoned to death after an alleged domestic dispute in Randwick Court, Varsity Lakes on the Gold Coast.

8:59 AM   Three members of the same family, reportedly including a child, have been left dead after a shooting near Toowoomba in Queensland.

Food poisoning hits 164 school principals in Brisbane

The suspected cases of food poisoning occurred at a conference in Brisbane.

8:14 AM   More than 160 Queensland school principals have been struck down with food poisoning linked to a conference in Brisbane.

Google creates virtual tour of Queensland Museum

A Google employee walks through Queensland Museum capturing images with an 18-kilogram backpack crammed with 15 cameras.

Jorge Branco 7:14 AM   It took one man with a funny-looking backpack less than eight hours to help take the Queensland Museum's permanent collection to the world.

Big engineering companies warn government sector is struggling

Engineer.

Tony Moore 1:00 AM   Queensland biggest developers will tell new State Development Minister Anthony Lynham this morning that engineering major projects in 2015-16 will fall to one–third of their level of projects in 2012-13.

Queensland summer dry despite Cyclone Marcia

Queensland has suffered through a hot, dry summer despite the deluge from Cyclone Marcia.

Jorge Branco 1:00 AM   Bucketloads of rainfall from Tropical Cyclone Marcia weren't enough to help Queensland stave off a drier-than-average summer.

Five greyhound trainers banned for life over live baiting scandal

Five Queensland greyhound trainers have been banned for life in the wake of the live baiting scandal.

Beth Newman 9:05 PM   The move from the board comes off the back of Queensland Racing Minister Bill Byrne's announcement of an independent review into greyhound racing. 

Govt may step in over Upper Kedron mega suburb

Local Government Minister Jackie Trad will decide on whether to "call in'' the Cedar Woods development.

Tony Moore 8:42 PM   The new Queensland Government has decided to review Brisbane's $900 million mega suburb near The Gap, one of the key election promises of new Education Minister Kate Jones against former premier Campbell Newman in the Ashgrove electorate.

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Glenn hopes Benny's magic will do the trick

Alex Glenn is itching to make the Broncos' starting line-up.

Beth Newman 1:00 AM   This season will be pretty black and white for the Broncos' Alex Glenn.

Government, Labor block calls for investigation into Adani coal development

 Greens senator Larissa Waters is unhappy her inquiry call into big coal development has been blocked.

Lisa Cox 7:49 PM   The federal government and Labor have used their numbers to block an inquiry into which companies or individuals control Australia's largest coal development.

Truckloads of global goodness await foodies

Bun Mobile owners Harold and Christine Fleming are taking part in the Park the Truck food event.

Mitchell Byram 7:29 PM   From 5.30 this Friday evening, Roma Street Parkland will host a diverse mix of street-style cuisine.

Learn from Queensland election, Palaszczuk warns Abbott

Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

7:29 PM   Annastacia Palaszczuk says Tony Abbott must heed the lessons of the Queensland election or risk guaranteeing his own party's downfall at the next federal poll.

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Brisbane conferences up as City Hall hails G20 success

The G20 Summit has been credited with drawing more conferences to Brisbane.

Kristian Silva 1:00 AM   Brisbane is expected to attract 15,000 delegates to the city for conferences this year, with Lord Mayor Graham Quirk hailing November's G20 Summit as a key economic driver.

Micro plastic harming reef coral: study

A study has found that micro plastics are harming coral on the Great Barrier Reef.

Inge Hansen 6:48 PM   Coral inhabiting the Great Barrier Reef have added plastic to their menus, a toxic option that researchers have found to be also affecting some marine life.

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Husband who gunned down ex-wife makes new bid for freedom

Hip implant recipients are seeking justice.

6:12 PM   A Queensland man serving two life sentences for gunning down his ex-wife and trying to kill four others has made a new bid for freedom.

Milestone man Parker ready for roving role

Corey Parker has no qualms about going back to the Brisbane Broncos pack.

Beth Newman 5:21 PM   He won't be running out as captain in his 300th match on Thursday night, but Corey Parker isn't worried.

Anti-Semitism makes school terrorism protection necessary: spokesman

More than 50 schools across Australia will receive funding to protect themselves against terrorism.

Tony Moore 5:10 PM   A spokesman for a Queensland school for Jewish students that has received extra funding for terrorism protection says the rise in anti-semitism in Australia makes the funding necessary.

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Queensland Racing Minister announces greyhound review

The Racing Minister has announced a review of the greyhound industry.

Beth Newman 4:48 PM   Racing Minister Bill Byrne has announced a government review into the racing industry.

Queensland schools closed after machete scare

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3:46 PM   Police are searching for a machete-wielding man who broke into a home north of Caboolture.

Theft of prized giraffe angers vets

A 120kg giraffe statue was stolen from outside a vet clinic on Brisbane's north overnight.

Kim Stephens 3:25 PM   Under the cover of darkness on Sunday, Wilston's giraffe population was slashed by half.

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No terror threat to schools: Jones

Two Queensland schools are among 54 around the country to get security upgrades.

Tony Moore 2:25 PM   Queensland schools get security upgrades despite no "specific threat".

Teenager in court over Cairns murder

Hip implant recipients are seeking justice.

2:25 PM   A teenager has appeared in court charged with the murder of a New Zealand hospitality worker in Cairns.

Case against ex-Qld MP Driscoll adjourned

Scott Driscoll

2:11 PM   All evidence in the fraud case against disgraced former Queensland MP Scott Driscoll has been delivered to his lawyers, a court has heard.

Costco considers Logan store

Costco could be set to open a second store in Queensland.

Kristian Silva 1:29 PM   Retail giant in talks with council to open store in Logan.

Power almost restored after Cyclone Marcia

Damage caused by Cyclone Marcia in central Queensland.Photo: Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

1:12 PM   Power will soon be restored to all central Queensland homes affected by Cyclone Marcia.

Activist fears underground coal fire

Fire guts a police station set ablaze by Boko Haram Islamists in Kwadon village outside the northeast Nigerian city of Gombe on February 14, 2015. Hundreds of Boko Haram gunmen invaded the city, firing heavy guns and throwing fliers calling on residents to boycott the forthcoming elections. The militants later withdraw and the incursion prompted the state governor to impose an around-the-clock curfew on the city.  AFP PHOTO/AMINU ABUBAKAR

Christine Flatley 1:08 PM   An energy company has denied it is responsible for a reported underground fire in regional Queensland, saying its nearby underground coal gasification plant is no longer operational.

Gold Coast bus attacker avoids jail

Larna Janet Watmough is captured on CCTV assaulting an elderly bus passenger.

12:57 PM   Gold Coast woman attacked elderly, vision-impaired bus passenger.

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.