Brisbane taxi boss boasts of bashing Uber driver

Kim Stephens 1:00 AM   Industry veteran bragged of bashing on social media and encouraged others to "get more militant".

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State government quiet on simmering Uber assault allegations

Tensions between Uber and the taxi industry have been rising in Brisbane.

Tony Moore 10:08 PM   State Government ministers were reluctant on Tuesday to be drawn into the simmering allegations of violence from taxi drivers on Brisbane's Uber drivers.

Medical scientist to tackle Tom Tate in Gold Coast council election

Penny Toland is standing for mayor of the Gold Coast.

Tony Moore 9:29 PM   Medical scientist Penny Toland from Gold Coast University Hospital will tackle Gold Coast mayor Tom Tate at the 2015 Council elections.

Complaints about officer whose police car burned in a ditch

A police car burns after catching fire in grass beside a road west of Brisbane.

Jorge Branco 8:43 PM   A man who saw a Queensland police officer crash his car into a ditch, sparking a grass fire that destroyed the vehicle, says he will file a complaint about the officer's driving.

Six years cut from Cairns double killer's sentence

A convicted double murderer has had his minimum sentence cut by six years.

8:18 PM   A man sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering a couple in far north Queensland has had six years shaved off his minimum jail term.

Palm Islanders win payout over police raid

The Court of Appeal awarded David Bulsey $165,000 and his former partner, Yvette Lenoy, $70,000 in damages for trauma suffered during and after a 2004 dawn raid by police.

8:05 PM   Heavy-handed police treatment of a Palm Island couple whose home was raided following the community's notorious riots has been criticised by three judges.

Reports of shooting at Clayfield shopping centre

A police spokeswoman said when officers arrived, the victim was not at the scene.

Kristian Silva 7:20 PM   Police are on the hunt for a gunman who fled the scene of a Clayfield shopping centre after shooting a man in the back.

El Nino spurs rural debt outcry in Queensland

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7:08 PM   Queensland's Labor government is being urged to help farmers beset by drought and debt before they are wiped out by a devastating El Nino.

Toowoomba bushfire warning cancelled

AS the "watch and act" warning was cancelled, 17 crews remained to fight the blaze.

Kristian Silva 6:35 PM   Residents on Toowoomba's outskirts have been told to enact their bushfire survival plans after a fast-moving blaze hit the region on Tuesday.

Uber vs regulators: the heavyweight bout of 2015

Uber will launch in Canberra in October.

Sarah Kaine and Emmanuel Josserand 6:23 PM   Ride sharing, both the legal and “illegal” type is growing rapidly around the world,

Queensland language tutor raped Korean tourist: court

A man has plead not guilty to the rape of a Korean tourist.

6:00 PM   A Korean woman who travelled to Brisbane for a working holiday was raped after answering an online advertisement for English lessons, a court has heard.

250 students to get Comm Games internships as Griffith signs up

Daniel Tranter of Australia celebrates winning the gold medal in the Men's 200m Individual Medley Final at Tollcross International Swimming Centre during day six of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Griffith university students will act as interns at the Gold Coast's 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Tony Moore 5:35 PM   Around 250 Griffith University students will get work experience as interns at the 2018 Commonwealth Games after the university signed on as a major sponsor of the Games on the Gold Coast.

Hole lotta love for apartments as Spire sets sales record

The new Spire development, which will straddle Queen and Ann streets behind the Orient Hotel in Brisbane.

Cameron Atfield 5:06 PM   Work has started to turn a massive hole on Brisbane's CBD fringe into a 130-metre apartment building.

Woman 'plainly regrets' sex act with dog: court

A woman has had a bestiality conviction set aside on appeal.

5:01 PM   A woman who pleaded guilty to bestiality for performing a sex act with a dog to please her male lover has had her conviction set aside.

Cowboys flag 'too big' for CityCat flies on Story Bridge

The flag will fly as a result of Lord Mayor Graham Quirk's losing bet with Townsville mayor Jenny Hill.

Cameron Atfield 4:57 PM   It seems securing a last-second grand final win was not enough for the North Queensland Cowboys.

We didn't spark Uber attacks: taxi council

Taxi Council Queensland says it doesn't condone physical violence against Uber drivers.

Jorge Branco 4:49 PM   But CEO says ride-share apps have "some degree of culpability".

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Possibly drug-affected man arrested after siege

Police have arrested a man following a siege in Biggera Waters.

Jorge Branco 4:18 PM   Two women have escaped unharmed and a reportedly armed man is in custody following a siege on the Gold Coast after surrendering to police.

School abuse 'glitch' report to be finalised this month

A report in to the failure of abuse reports to be handed to police is expected to be released this month.

4:00 PM   A report into an IT glitch that led to hundreds of suspected child abuse cases failing to reach police in Queensland will be released publicly this month.

Man charged widow $166,500 to remove rubbish

After two weeks' work Gary Hudson sent the victim a bill for a whopping $71,500, then three months later claimed he was owed a further $100,000.

3:41 PM   A Queensland rubbish removalist charged an 82-year-old widow $166,500 for a fortnight's work, blowing some of the money on a new car.

Queensland mental health strategy unveiled

Health Minister Cameron Dick has revealed Queensland's new mental health strategy.

3:29 PM   Parents, workers and the elderly battling mental illness will be among those to benefit from a new early intervention strategy for Queensland.

Bus lanes planned for trouble spots

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Cameron Atfield 2:25 PM   Labor says it would convert parking spaces to peak hour bus lanes.

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Govt must release abuse report: Mander

More than 900 suspected cases of child abuse were lost in a new government IT system.

2:00 PM   IT glitch led to hundreds of suspected child abuse cases being lost.

Kate Ceberano anthem encore another shocker

Kate Ceberano

Simon Holt 1:43 PM   Kate Ceberano, in a clear effort to redeem a national anthem error of two nights before, has muffed it again - this time in front of 7000 people at Caloundra Music Festival.

Taxi boss defends Uber driver bashing post

Uber has received almost as many applications in Canberra as there are registered drivers in Sydney.

Kim Stephens 1:40 PM   A Brisbane taxi boss who bragged online about physically assaulting an Uber driver has dismissed them as a joke he thought he was making them in a closed group.

Man sacked after trip to Sudan

A worker was sacked from council's Urban Cleansing department after taking an unauthorised trip to Sudan.

Cameron Atfield 12:23 PM   Sacking upheld after council worker went overseas at short notice.

Man badly burned in house fire

A fire west of Ipswich has left a man with burns and smoke inhalation.

11:59 AM   Fire west of Ipswich leaves man with burns, smoke inhalation.

No threat to homes as 20 fires burn

Firefighters are dealing with about 20 blazes across Queensland.

10:22 AM   Most fires burning in inaccessible bushland west of Great Dividing Range,

Man dies, pregnant woman injured

A man has died in a single-vehicle rollover near Toowoomba, which also injured a woman and two children.

Kim Stephens 9:49 AM   Single-vehicle rollover near Toowoomba also injured children.

Man shot in buttocks

A crime scene is in place in Brisbane's north after a man was shot in the buttocks.

Kim Stephens 9:28 AM   Crime scene established at house north of Brisbane.

Police car stops in long grass, catches fire

A police car burns after catching fire in grass beside a road west of Brisbane.

Jorge Branco 11:44 PM   Fire has destroyed a police car after a traffic stop gone wrong west of Brisbane.

Police appeal to find man missing with kids

Police believe the missing man may be travelling to Woodridge in a car similar to this one.

Jorge Branco 11:03 PM   Police are urging people to look out for a Sunshine Coast man who has gone missing with his two children.


Valley fire: residents 'were going to jump'

A fire on top of Cathedral Place in 2013 saw residents "frozen in fear" on the balcony, fearing their "only refuge was to jump".

Accused daughter killer in court

A 52-year-old man charged with the murder of his six-year-old daughter in their Kedron home faces court on Monday. Nine News

Hailstorm brings snow blanket to Brisbane

A flash hailstorm on Sunday afternoon leaves Brisbane roads, ovals and golf courses looking like snowfields. Nine News

Inskip Point sinkhole was 'mayhem'

A giant sinkhole at Inskip Point, south of Fraser Island, swallows a car and caravan on Saturday night as campers watch the ground "eroding before our eyes". Nine News

Tara Brown farewelled on Gold Coast

Family and friends pay tribute to Tara Brown on Thursday after the 24-year-old mother was allegedly bashed to death by her ex-boyfriend.

The day Brisbane burnt to the ground

The Great Fire of Brisbane destroyed 51 businesses in the CBD in 1864, only one building was saved.

'Do I have to be dead?'

A domestic violence victim says police dropped the case against her alleged attacker because he "didn't admit to the offence". Nine News

Mobility scooter drives onto train lines

The "heroic actions of some commuters" save a woman who loses control of her mobility scooter at Fortitude Valley station. Nine News

Junior football brawl 'disgraceful'

Mothers "dropped their babies to run in and fight" at a junior rugby league grand final in Townsville on Saturday. Nine News

Domestic violence is an 'emergency'

New laws will be introduced to Queensland parliament after a shocking spate of domestic violence incidents. Nine News

Man was 'trying to kill her'

A witness describes how a man shot a woman at a Gold Coast McDonald's store: WARNING: GRAPHIC MATERIAL.

Woman attacked in road rage assault

A woman is allegedly assaulted after being rammed off the road at Molendinar on the Gold Coast on Tuesday morning.

Girl's death: 'no obvious injuries'

A mother and sister are "beside themselves with grief" after a six-year-old girl was found dead in the bedroom of her Kedron home on Monday.

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

French tourist 'just an actress'

A French tourist's plea to find the father of her unborn baby was a "viral video" designed to promote Mooloolaba.