Brisbane Roar laundry man left high and dry

Beth Newman 11:55 PM   While Brisbane Roar chairman Chris Fong said QRU's legal action against the club might hinder a sale, some of the club's lower-profile creditors are grateful for the action.


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Three-year-old boy reported missing has been found: police

Police confirm a toddler reported missing at the Gold Coast has been found safe.

Kristian Silva 9:25 PM   A three-year-old boy has been abducted from the Gold Coast, with police fearing he may be at risk.

Disasters waiting to happen: audit slams Qld departments

A flood warning sign starts to disappear below floodwaters near Charleville, about 685 km (426 miles) west of Brisbane February 6, 2012. Thousands of Australians were forced from their homes on Monday because of floods that have risen to record levels in some areas and killed one person, and authorities issued warnings for more than a dozen rivers in Queensland and New South Wales states.

Cameron Atfield 7:25 PM   The Queensland government department responsible for IT's own computer systems have been found wanting when it comes to disaster recovery.

Hundreds watch as wrecked SS Dicky takes her final exit

SS Dicky from Caloundra's Dicky Beach

Tony Moore 6:13 PM   Hundreds of locals gathered to watch and cheer as one of Caloundra's grand old ladies began her final exit from Caloundra's Dicky Beach on Thursday.

Alleged Mongol faces drug trafficking charge

A member of the Mongols Motorcycle club, Australia.

Natalie Bochenski 6:06 PM   An alleged member of the Mongols outlaw bikie gang has been extradited from Sydney to face drug trafficking charges in Brisbane.

Gold Coast man 'scammed $600k through loans business'

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Natalie Bochenski 5:16 PM   A 63-year-old Gold Coast man has been charged with fraud after allegedly scamming victims out of nearly $600,000.

Baden-Clay group tips hat to Rosie Batty

The Allison Baden-Clay Foundation, named after the Brookfield mother of three, will be launched on Friday.

5:09 PM   Rosie Batty's invaluable work bringing family violence out from behind closed doors inspired a new foundation named after murdered Brisbane mother Allison Baden-Clay.

Don't call me banshee: Shannon Fentiman

Queensland Parliament

Shannon Fentiman 4:59 PM   Quotas needed to boost female representation in politics.

Floods quarry owner fronts Qld inquiry

Stills of video footage of Grantham after the floods.

Nathan Paull 4:47 PM   A Queensland businessman has defended his former quarry against claims it worsened the deadly 2011 Grantham flood by hitting out at the "terribly vindictive" media.

Homegrown NASA scientist wants Australia in the space race

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 30:  Astrobiologist and co-leader of NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission Dr Abigail Allwood on July 30, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Michelle Smith/Fairfax Media)

Cameron Atfield 3:45 PM   The Brisbane astrobiologist at the forefront of NASA's next mission to Mars has one regret in her stellar career – that she could not lead the charge to discover evidence of extraterrestrial life from her own country.

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Queensland corruption watchdog finally has chair

Alan MacSporran, pictured with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, will chair the Crime and Corruption Commission.

Amy Remeikis 2:56 PM   The worst-kept secret in Queensland politics has finally been confirmed.

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Teens storm parent-teacher night

Two girls, aged 12 and 14, allegedly stormed Cleveland District State High School during parent-teacher night.

AAP 2:46 PM   Girls allegedly attack student and staff on Brisbane's bayside.

Man sues Etihad over obese passenger

A man is suing Etihad, claiming he sustained injuries after having to contort his body while seated next to an obese passenger.

2:36 PM   A man is suing an airline, claiming he got a back injury after being forced to sit next to an obese man.

Gold Coast fraudsters jailed after ripping off Aussies for millions

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Natalie Bochenski 2:24 PM   Two Gold Coast men have been sentenced to 10 years' jail over a multimillion-dollar investment fraud scam involving hundreds of Australian victims.

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Brisbane flight turns back to LA

A Virgin flight to Brisbane has been turned back.

Jorge Branco 2:11 PM   Cracked windscreen forces flight to turn around after 30 minutes.

Tremors felt on Sunshine Coast

There have been reports of tremors between Maryborough and the Sunshine Coast.

Danielle Cronin 2:01 PM   Tremors have rocked Queensland's southern coast when a 5.3 magnitude earthquake hit about 100km east of the Sunshine Coast at 9.41am

Queensland earthquake 'like you were standing on jelly'

There have been reports of tremors between Maryborough and the Sunshine Coast.

Jorge Branco 1:54 PM   A magnitude 5.3 earthquake that struck off Fraser Island will go down as one of the largest in Queensland history.

Cash Converters facing charges over payday loans in Queensland

Maurice Blackburn lawyers are alleging Cash Converters forced vulnerable clients in Queensland to pay brokerage fees on top of loan repayments.

Tony Moore 1:53 PM   A Queensland class action is trying to recover around $30 million in broker fees paid on 30,000 payday loans, which placed vulnerable clients into a debt spiral.

Just stop booing Goodes: Leppitsch

Doubt over future: Adam Goodes.

Beth Newman 11:53 AM   Racism issue is "going to test the maturity of our country": Lions coach.

Redland City Council to explore solar farming

Redland City Council is considering entering the solar farming business.

Cameron Atfield 11:40 AM   As the Australian renewable energy sector faces increased pressure from an openly hostile federal government, one south-east Queensland council wants to get into the solar farming business.

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Novel tells of Italians' struggle in Brisbane

Despite the schoolyard bullying and his lack of English, little Mauro grew to love Australia and Brisbane.

Madison Scott 11:37 AM   When Mauro moved to Brisbane in 1950, Italians were on the outer.

Father felt 'real down' before van blast

River, Charlie and Nyobi Hinder at a Christmas function in 2013.

Chris Burns 10:13 AM   Charlie Hinder encouraged to take holiday days before fatal caravan blast.

'Tremors' felt on Fraser Coast

There have been reports of tremors between Maryborough and the Sunshine Coast.

Jorge Branco and Amy Remeikis 10:00 AM   Residents report shaking along South East Queensland coast.

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Rapist ‘distressed’ to learn victim had HIV

Scales of Justice outside the District Court in Brisbane. Photo: Louie Douvis

Natalie Bochenski 9:48 AM   A former Sunshine Coast man was "distressed and upset" when he found out the man he raped had HIV.

Queensland's Brampton Island resort gets the tick

Brampton Island off the Queensland coast.

9:32 AM   A seven-star resort has been approved for Queensland's Brampton Island.

Queensland 'ripe' for tech boom

Queensland is fertile ground for a technology sector boom, according to a new report launched by Deloitte Access Economics and the Australian Computer Society.

Amy Remeikis 8:43 AM   Report tips boom in technology jobs as mines wind down.

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Man charged with murdering 75-year-old

A man, 60, will face court in Hervey Bay charged with murder.

6:14 AM   Hervey Bay woman died with severe head injuries.

'They'd go and sleep over with daddy': Caravan victims' granddad

River, Charlie and Nyobi Hinder at a Christmas function in 2013.

Jorge Branco 11:55 PM   Two children who lost their lives when a caravan exploded in an outback mining city have been remembered as outgoing and curious children who will be sadly missed.

Inala takeaway shop robbed at knifepoint

Police said two men robbed the takeaway shop, one brandishing a knife.

Kristian Silva   Police are hunting for two men who robbed an Inala takeaway shop on Wednesday night at knifepoint.

State budget boosts business confidence: CCIQ


Amy Remeikis 6:00 AM   What a difference three months can make.

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Earthquake: 'the toilet was rattling'

Mother nature "unleashes her fury" off the Sunshine Coast with a 5.3 magnitude earthquake "shaking" homes and business across a wide area.

Grandkids' death 'tore my heart out'

The grandfather of two children killed in a Mount Isa caravan explosion says they were on a "sleepover with daddy" in the front yard.

Firefighters saw 'tragic end' at Star Theatre

Two firefighters were killed in the Star Picture Theatre fire at Wynnum in 1959.

Russian satellite was on track to hit Queensland

President Bill Clinton issued a private warning in 1996 that an out-of-control Russian satellite was going to impact south east Queensland and it "could have been very nasty".

Caravan explosion 'so sad'

Police find "bits and pieces" of a Mount Isa caravan strewn across a wide area as they begin a "meticulous" investigation into what happened.

Premier expected election victory

Annastacia Palaszczuk tells the ABC's Q&A audience on Monday night the reason why she knew Labor would win the 2015 state election.

Truck driver 'four seconds' from death

A truck driver says he is "extremely lucky" after smashing head-on into a 4WD trailer in Far North Queensland. Nine News

Pilot 'diving' for passengers after crash

A plane crashes into a lake south of Airlie Beach on Sunday, as witnesses see people "falling out of the plane" before it sinks.

Police to roll out new speed cameras

Point to point speed cameras will be set up throughout Queensland, starting with Legacy Way tunnel, providing police with the "average speed" of cars over a set distance.

Tinkler in scuffle outside Brisbane pub

Mining magnate Nathan Tinkler lashes out at a photographer outside Kenmore Tavern in Brisbane's west on Wednesday night.

How Brisbane lost its trams

The Paddington Tram Depot fire in 1962 saw 67 trams destroyed in a "terrifying" blaze which triggered the downfall of Brisbane's tram system.

Night Noodle Markets return to Brisbane

The Brisbane Times Night Noodle Markets begin at South Bank on Wednesday night, with 300,000 people expected to attend.

Queens Wharf the 'heart' of Brisbane

A fly-through shows the parkland, riverfront nightlife, hotels, skydeck and bridge to South Bank which will feature in a new development.

Ski paddler attacked by shark

A Gold Coast ski paddler felt a "crunch" and saw a shark "having a wrestle" with his ski on Monday.