Hospital issues warning on legionella

Staff at a Brisbane hospital have been told not to let at-risk patients use showers or sinks after signs of legionella were detected in the water system.

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Queensland to join call for asylum seeker children to remain

Samuel is one of 37 babies born in Australia who is now destined to be sent back to Nauru.

Premier will urge Malcolm Turnbull to put politics aside and think closely about the children.

Palaszczuk welcomes PM's comments on GST

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has welcomed Malcolm Turnbull's stance on tax reform.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has welcomed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's comments on tax reform.

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Brisbane street artists launch first festival

Lincoln Savage and David Don, directors of the Brisbane Street Art Festival, with artist Joel Fergie.

Brisbane's first street art festival is now under way a week after the city's local government took a prominent street artist to court for graffiti.

No vote on daylight saving in upcoming referendum

Queenslanders will not be given a vote on daylight saving in the upcoming referendum.

Premiere won't put the daylight saving question to Queenslanders in March 19 referendum.

Man's body found in charity bin at Greenslopes

A man's body has been found  in a charity bin in Greenslopes

A man's body has been found Sunday morning in a charity bin in Greenslopes.

Woman dies in suspicious caravan fire at Darra

Fire crews attended the blaze at Darra on Sunday morning.

A woman in her 30s has died in a suspicious fire at Darra this morning when a caravan behind a panel ship went up in flames on Sunday morning.

World's forests will collapse if we don't learn to say 'no'

Red Titi Monkey from the western Amazon. ©Pete Oxford/

New study shows the world’s forests are not only disappearing rapidly but that areas of “core forest” are vanishing even faster.

Seven troops fatigued heading into battle

Bill McDonald and Sharyn Ghidella of Seven News Brisbane.

Internal ructions have staff in Seven's Brisbane newsroom on edge say inside sources.

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Man's body found after industrial fire

Police have confirmed a body has been found in an industrial fire at Darra.

9:58 AM   A man's body has been found at the site of a fire at an industrial estate southwest of Brisbane.

Police still searching for two missing girls

This girl has been missing from the Mackay area since February 4.

Two 12-year-old girls, one from Kippa Ring and another from Mackay, have been missing since Thursday.

'No signs of life' from three missing people

Lelan Harrington, 23, Cory Breton, 28, and Iuliana Triscaru, 31, are missing from the Logan area.

Three people missing from Brisbane's south have made no use of mobile phones or bank accounts in almost a fortnight.

Must Do Brisbane: Best cafes with a view

Pitstop on Mt Mee.

Cafes with a view are a rare commodity in and around Brisbane yet if you know where to go there are some stunning outlooks to be enjoyed.

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Queensland's $24 billion energy merger claims first casualty

Ergon Energy and Energex will be merged as part of the Queensland government's electricity reforms.

The Queensland Government's plans to merge power distributors Ergon and Energex into a $24 billion new energy distributor by mid-2016 has had its first restructuring casualty.

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Quirk will use stormwater harvesting to irrigate Brisbane sports fields

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk promises $10 million for stormwater harvesting to irrigate sports fields over four years.

Brisbane sports fields will be irrigated from nearby creeks instead of using drinking water from taps in a $10 million scheme announced by Lord Mayor Graham Quirk on Saturday.

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Queensland ministerial travel: Labor outspends LNP in first nine months

Passengers who pay the absolute minimum for their plane ticket can expect to find the seats closer together, or near the ...

The Palaszczuk government outspent the Newman government on overseas ministerial travel by nearly two-to-one in its first nine months in power.

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Two Brisbane people charged over school bomb hoax call

A man and woman will face court in relation to a bomb hoax at a Calamvale school.

Two people will appear in court on Monday and a third person could be charged in relation to bomb hoaxes made at a school at Calamvale last week, police said.

Search for driver after stolen vehicle found submerged in floodwaters

Rescuers searching for a man who could have driven a stolen car in to floodwaters at Scrubby Creek.

A stolen vehicle which was submerged in flood waters at Scrubby Creek has been pulled out, but police are continuing their search for the driver.

Queensland announces $1.4 million program to fight Zika

Health Minister Cameron Dick and chief health officer Dr Jeannette Young.

Queensland Health is boosting its Zika monitoring and management program by $1.4 million, including a $400,000 expansion of Townsville testing facilities where the risk of infection is greatest.

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Monto farmer and his horse die mustering cattle away from floodwaters

A man has died in floodwaters at Lagoona Station, near Monto.

An elderly farmer and his horse have died mustering cattle to higher ground away from floodwaters on a north-west Queensland property at Monto on Friday.

Brisbane girl, 12, missing since Thursday

Police say the girl has been missing since Thursday.

Police are appealing for public assistance to find a 12-year-old, Kippa Ring girl missing since Thursday.

Gold Coast surfers become stewards of future breaks

Cr Greg Betts, Burleigh Heads

The sign on the stairs as you walk into the Gold Coast Surfing History Museum at Currumbin tells you a lot.

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Car rammed and man injured in road rage fight

Police said the man became pinned under a car after a road rage incident on Friday night.

A 52-year-old man was pinned under a vehicle in a road rage attack in a small Queensland community, west of Bundaberg, on Friday night.

Queensland's first Zika case for 2016 confirmed

An Aedes aegypti mosquito is photographed through a microscope at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil.

Queensland has confirmed its first case of Zika for 2016 as the globe deals with the new threat posed by the virus.

Maryborough woman charged over assault

A woman has been charged with attempted murder after an incident in Maryborough.

A woman has been charged with attempted murder, following an incident at a fast food restaurant north of Brisbane.

Queensland Police seize basketball team's t-shirt launcher

Confiscated: The Townsville Crocodiles mascot fires a T-shirt in to the crowd at a home game.

For more than a decade an air-powered piece of PVC pipe has, without fear or favour, fired t-shirts into a delighted crowd at home games of the Townsville Crocodiles.

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Schools disrupted as bomb hoaxes continue

Buddina State School was evacuated after an alleged bomb threat

A total of 22 schools received bomb threats in four days this week disrupting classes and causing a number of children to be taken to hospital.

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Want a 'green' Victoria Bridge? Then remove Go Between toll: RACQ

The RACQ says the Go Between Bridge (foreground) should be made toll free if the Victoria Bridge becomes a car-free zone.

Queensland's peak motoring body says plans to remove general traffic lanes on Brisbane's Victoria Bridge to make way for public transport should only be considered if tolls were removed from the nearby Go Between Bridge.

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Top 10 things to do this weekend, February 5-7

Celebrate the Year of the Monkey this weekend in Brisbane's south.

Sure, the weather may be damp but your spirits shouldn't be as Brisbane sees in the Chinese New Year with festivities this weekend, as well as myriad entertainment and other events.

Queensland salmonella cases may be linked to lettuce

Salad leaves at Tripod Farmers.

Eight cases of salmonella in Queensland may be linked to pre-packaged lettuce distributed by a Victorian-based company, the state health body says.

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Deported father 'lost' in Chile

Brisbane father Ricardo Bolvaran says he has "thought about suicide" since being deported to Chile for his criminal history despite living in Australia since the age of one.

Police dog rescued from car

Police chasing a runaway driver in Gold Coast bushland on Saturday are forced to search for a valued police dog after he goes missing. Nine News

Ambo bashed by patient

A Gold Coast paramedic suffers up to 60 blows to the head in a "relentless" attack by a man he was treating. Nine News

Biker takes stupidity 'to a new level'

A motorbike rider is filmed by police taking selfies while breaking numerous road rules riding through Brisbane streets. Nine News

Car splits in two during pursuit

A car crashes into a bus and splits in two during a dramatic police pursuit west of Brisbane on Wednesday. Nine News

Baden-Clay: no 'intent to kill'

Gerard Baden-Clay's murder charge is downgraded to manslaughter, leaving the family of his former wife "disappointed and saddened".

Palmer demands cash to save 800 jobs

Clive Palmer wants a state government handout to keep his Townsville nickel plant open but the Treasurer "won't be held to ransom".

Crane daredevil faces drug charges

A 21-year-old man who dangled off a high crane at Woolloongabba on Sunday faces a raft of charges including possessing MDA and public nuisance. Nine News

Highway murder charge: driver 'devastated'

Motorists are warned "don't pull over" after a man is charged with murder for allegedly punching a man into the path of a truck on the Gateway Motorway. Nine News

Crocodile feasts on crocodile

A giant saltwater crocodile is photographed thrashing about a smaller croc in North Queensland before eating it.

Mega hail storm leaves its mark

One year on from Brisbane's freak super cell hail storm in November 2014, more than 120,000 insurance claims for damage have been lodged.

Jupiters penthouse gets a reno

The penthouse at Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast is fitted out to cater for Chinese billionaires who "love to gamble". Nine News

It's an avalanche, not a sinkhole

A sinkhole opens up at Jumpin Pin on North Stradbroke Island off Brisbane, but experts say it's more like an avalanche or "rapid beach erosion event".