Qld students lag in maths and physics, study finds

Kristian Silva 12:18 PM   First-year university students from Queensland may be lagging behind the rest of the country when it comes to mathematics and physics, a new study has found.

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Latest state news

UFC 191: Chambers gears up for Las Vegas

NSW fighter Alex Chambers will fight in UFC 191 this weekend.

Liam Ducey 4:21 PM   As the bell rang to signal the end of the second round of her UFC Adelaide bout against Kailin Curren, New South Wales fighter Alex Chambers' was at a crossroads.

Falling high-rise panels fall on Valley street

Contractors are working to secure panels on the building.

Kim Stephens 3:56 PM   Two large metal panels fell from a Fortitude Valley highrise on Thursday afternoon, smashing on the road below, police said.

Qld to tackle NSW for NRL finals

Sydney, get your hands off.  Brisbane deserves to host a final too.

Amy Remeikis 3:30 PM   Mike Baird, Annastacia Palaszczuk wants you to know Queensland is coming for you.

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Houseboat destroyed in Gold Coast fire

The fire took hold just before 1.30pm.

Kristian Silva 2:27 PM   A man has been forced to jump from a burning houseboat on the Gold Coast.

Fake plates used to pinch petrol

The fake "172GHI" plates have been used on multiple occasions, according to police.

1:25 PM   Police say man has been stealing petrol on the Gold Coast for a year.

What's a fair price for solar power?

The Queensland Productivity Commission will probe solar power feed-in tarrifs to determine fair price.

Amy Remeikis 1:03 PM   Feed-in tarrifs to be investigated to determine fair price.

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We didn't ask NAB for money: Adani

Adani says it hadn't asked NAB for money to fund it's Carmichael coal mine development in Queensland's Galilee Basin.

12:43 PM   Bank says it won't fund mine, Adani says it didn't want money anyway.

North Stradbroke Island 'should be renamed Minjerribah'

Stradbroke Island's elders suggest a name change, as sand mining on the island comes to close.

Tony Moore 12:04 PM   North Stradbroke Island should be renamed Minjerribah – the island's traditional indigenous name - in the same way Ayers Rock was renamed Uluru in 1995, an economic study says.

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GPs should screen for ice addiction: AMA

The home-made cage a Rockhampton mother built to house her ice-addicted son.

Amy Remeikis 11:36 AM   AMA addresses ice, as woman who built cage for son calls for help.

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Undersea cable would connect Sunshine Coast directly to internet

A plan would bring Australia's sixth undersea communications cable to the Sunshine Coast.

Tony Moore 11:10 AM   A plan to make the Sunshine Coast a vital internet gateway is luring Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull to the area on Friday to view the proposal in person.

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'Really need help': mum who built cage for ice-addict son

A photo of the home-made cage a Rockhampton mother has built to house her ice-addicted son.

10:45 AM   Drug-addicted teenagers "really need our help", a desperate Queensland mother who built a cage to house her son, caught in the grip of ice dependency.

Man approaches boy twice at Noosa

A man police want to speak to over "concerning behaviour" at Sunshine Beach.

Kim Stephens 10:27 AM   Police worried about "concerning behaviour" of man.

Pregnant Australian bitten by Phuket shark

Brisbane woman Jane Neame, 37, was attacked by a shark while holidaying in Phuket.

Kim Stephens 9:45 AM   Brisbane woman says she "felt it tear at me" after attack at Thai resort.

Brisbane motorcyclist hits deer

A motorcyclist collided with a deer in Pinjarra Hills in the early hours of Thursday.

9:20 AM   Rider suffers serious injuries after colliding with a deer in Brisbane.

No second exodus at Lions, says Leppitsch

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 25:  Justin Clarke and Jed Adcock of the Lions leave the field after losing during the round 17 AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at The Gabba on July 25, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Beth Newman 8:21 AM   When Brisbane Lions coach Justin Leppitsch came to the club in 2013, he faced a player exodus.

Family of nine homeless after blaze

Firefighters battle a blaze at a Logan home.

7:45 AM   Five people inside manage to escape Logan fire.

Race driver excused from inquest

Sean Edwards was killed in the crash at Queensland Raceway.

6:13 AM   The Queensland man behind the wheel during a fiery car crash that killed a promising British racer won't have to attend the final day of an inquest into the 2013 accident.

Slapping down the silence of suicide

Robin Bailey tells 97.3 FM listeners of the "catastrophic" fallout of her husband's suicide.

Madonna King 12:00 AM   COMMENT: It's time for Australia to raise the conversation surrounding the suicide crisis beyond hushed tones.

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Griffin rules himself out of Knights race

Outgoing Broncos coach Anthony Griffin.

Beth Newman 12:00 AM   Former Brisbane Broncos coach Anthony Griffin has pulled out of the race for the Newcastle Knights job, leaving former Dragons coach Nathan Brown as the sole favourite.

Eighth case of measles linked to UQ

The measles virus seen under a microscope.

7:19 PM   The eighth case of measles linked to the University of Queensland has been uncovered, health authorities say.

Fire breaks out in Logan Central

Emergency services have rushed to a fire in Logan.

Kristian Silva 7:15 PM   Emergency services have rushed to a fire in Logan at a two-storey unit complex.

Sean Edwards inquest: Holzheimer still traumatised by crash

Sean Edwards was killed in the crash at Queensland Raceway.

Miranda Forster 6:52 PM   Amateur race car driver Will Holzheimer remains guilt-ridden and traumatised almost two years after the fiery crash that killed British professional Sean Edwards.

Qld economy Australia's most sluggish

Shadow treasurer John-Paul Langbroek

Amy Remeikis 5:29 PM   Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt's focus on state final demand figures in the final months of the Newman Government has come back to bite, with the Opposition seizing on a June quarter slowdown in the state's economy as proof of a "do-nothing government".

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'Pregnant tourist' hoax creator Andy Sellar has no regrets

Alizee Michel and Andy Sellar come clean about the Sunshine Coast viral hoax video.

Josephine Harvey, Samuel Flanagan and Kristian Silva 5:17 PM   The video marketer behind the hoax of the "pregnant" French tourist looking for her baby's father says he doesn't regret pretending she was distressed and suicidal.

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Let the good times roll: Wayne Bennett

Wayne Bennett.

Beth Newman   The NRL finals are just nine days away and you don't need a calendar to mark the time.

Queenslanders still undecided on government

Queensland Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg.

Amy Remeikis   Seven months on and Queensland electors still can't make up their mind over which party would make a better government.

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Opinion

Andy Sellar: Clever marketer or buffoon?

A photo from Sunshine Coast marketer Andy Sellar's Facebook page.

Simon Holt   People have a right to question whether Andy Sellar is a clever marketer or a buffoon of the highest order.

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Man with head injuries airlifted from Fraser

A MAN in his 20s has been airlifted by RACQ CareFlight Rescue after suffering a suspected head injury on Fraser Island.

A man in his 20s was flown off the island after suffering a suspected head injury earlier this week.

Woman injured in hang glider crash

Hang glider crash in Knapps Creek, Queensland. September 2, 2015.

Kristian Silva   A woman has been injured in a hang glider crash in Scenic Rim on Wednesday afternoon.

Highlights

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

School stabbing: men 'screaming at each other'

A man is stabbed several times in a pickup zone outside Wynnum State School on Wednesday afternoon. Nine News

OP system gone: what it means for students

The Queensland OP system will be replaced with a "contemporary system" including external assessment.

How to lasso a shark

Sea World staff lasso a critically endangered Grey Nurse Shark off the Gold Coast after it swallows a hook and bait spike.

Truck rescue was 'a bit cool'

A passing motorist who rescued a truck driver who crashed into the Coomera River says he just "swam out and grabbed him".

Rail pedestrians run the gauntlet

Pedestrians "never look" and are lucky a series of near misses on Queensland tram and train lines have not ended in tragedy.

Police search for Tiffany's body

The body of pregnant teenager Tiffany Taylor is believed to be in thick bush near Ipswich. Nine News

Whiskey Au Go-Go blaze was 'horrendous'

Fire fighters relive the "overwhelming" scene that confronted them at Brisbane's infamous nightclub fire in 1973 which claimed 15 lives.

Driver 'should have seen' Rebekka

The family of 22-year-old Danish cyclist Rebekka Meyer seek answers over her death at a notorious South Brisbane intersection in 2014. Nine News

Jayde Kendall mystery 'very scary'

The Lockyer Valley community holds out hope that 16-year-old Jayde Kendall is still alive despite an extensive search failing to find the Gatton schoolgirl.

Pram sucked into path of train

RAW VISION: An empty pram smashes into a train while a mother attends to her toddler at Toowong station: NO SOUND. Nine News

Ceremonial boomerangs banned from flight

An aboriginal cultural ambassador says security staff decided "I'm going to f--- with you today" while refusing his boomerangs at Brisbane airport.

School zones are 'really crazy'

Parents say there is "not enough room" to pick up their kids from school but new drop-off zones are being built to ease the congestion. Nine News