Uber potential 'sexual haven for predators': taxis

Amy Remeikis   The Taxi Council of Queensland has lashed out against ride-sharing app Uber, labelling it a potential "sexual haven for predators" as the war between the two continues to escalate.


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SEQ's futuristic 'inland freight port' takes first steps

A massive new inland port and industrial precinct is expected to house up to 15,000 jobs.

Tony Moore 10:36 PM   Southeast Queensland's futuristic  "inland port" – straddling the interstate rail line between Brisbane and Melbourne ports – and allowing 15000 hectares for future industry – is about to become a reality.

Stop Wicked Campers 'vilifying' women by changing law

Wicked Campervan slogans are again under attack for vilifying women

Amy Remeikis 12:00 AM   The Queensland Government is being asked to include gender vilification under its anti-discrimination laws in an attempt to force Wicked Campers to remove offensive slogans.

Mount Isa caravan explosion: Investigators face huge task

River, Charlie and Nyobi Hinder at a Christmas function in 2013. All three were believed killed in the explosion.

Kristian Silva 12:00 AM   Authorities investigating how a caravan exploded in Mount Isa, killing three people inside, face a huge task in piecing together what happened, a criminologist says.

ACL says school anti-bullying program 'encouraging cross dressing'

Education Minister Kate Jones.

Amy Remeikis 12:00 AM   The Australian Christian Lobby is demanding the Queensland Government cease supporting a school based anti-bullying program for gay, intersex and gender diverse children.

Morrison and Washington make sweet music in jazz concert

Megan Washington and James Morrison pair up for the Queensland Music Festival.

Roxanne Jeynes 7:40 PM   Jazz master James Morrison said he played "musical Cupid" to set up one of the highlights of this year's Queensland Music Festival.

Brisbane MP Teresa Gambaro sees off LNP preselection challenge

Teresa Gambaro has seen off an LNP preselection challenge for her seat of Brisbane.

Cameron Atfield 7:18 PM   Prime Minister Tony Abbott has come to the rescue of one of his harshest critics, preventing a preselection challenge to Brisbane MP Teresa Gambaro almost before it begun.

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Detectives fly in to investigate Mount Isa Caravan explosion

River, Charlie and Nyobi Hinder at a Christmas function in 2013. All three were believed killed in a caravan explosion in Mt Isa.

Jorge Branco 6:45 PM   In a community so used to explosions, this was something tragically different.

Broncos wary of spurred-on Sea Eagles

Ben Hunt says his side will be wary of a pumped up Sea Eagles side.

Beth Newman 6:08 PM   An NRL club sacks its coach, announces his successor but agrees to let the incumbent coach out the season.

Lockyer Valley investors cop 20 per cent rates loading

Lockyer Valley Mayor Steve Jones.

Cameron Atfield 5:30 PM   Lockyer Valley property investors will see a 20 per cent loading applied to their rates bills this financial year in a huge hit to some ratepayers.

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Quarry owner to appear at Grantham flood probe

Grantham in the grip of the 2011 floods.

5:18 PM   Angry residents, convinced a former quarry owner contributed to a devastating flood that killed 12 people in their small southeast Queensland town, will soon hear from the man himself.

Anything Goes with Gerry Connelly at the helm

Caroline O'Connor and Alex Rathgeber in the Cole Porter musical Anything Goes.

Natalie Bochenski 4:53 PM   Gerry Connolly has a simple message for Brisbane theatre goers – his latest show, Anything Goes, is "better than the woodchop at the Ekka."

Palaszczuk could add more ministers to Queensland cabinet

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has reserved her right to change the number of ministers in her cabinet.

Amy Remeikis 3:14 PM   Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has refused to rule out adding to the number of ministers in her cabinet, despite a pre-election promise to have just 14.

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Brisbane reality restaurants battle for viewers and tastebuds

Emi and Marie from Bird's Nest Yakitori have been dubbed Brisbane's "Samurai Sisters".

Natalie Bochenski 3:13 PM   A reality restaurant turf war will be unleashed in Brisbane on Tuesday night, with an established West End eatery taking on a pop-up cafe at South Bank.

Queensland teacher's aide bailed on rape charges

A man has been released on bail after being charged with assaulting teenage boys.

2:19 PM   A Brisbane teacher's aide who allegedly lured teenage boys into bushland before orally raping them has been granted bail for the second time in a week.

Brisbane Roar 'for sale' on Gumtree

Brisbane Roar as advertised "for sale" on Gumtree.

Jason Quelch 1:34 PM   The Brisbane Roar Football Club is the latest bargain to be had on classifieds website Gumtree.

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'I'm no token woman': Senator

Queensland Senator Joanna Lindgren.

Amy Remeikis 1:22 PM   Indigenous LNP member doesn't want party to establish quotas.

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Three dead in caravan explosion

A fire burns after a fatal explosion in the Mount Isa suburb of Mornington.

Jorge Branco 1:07 PM   Emergency crews search Queensland home after explosion.

Lion says Goodes booing 'disrespectful'

Allen Christensen says booing of Adam Goodes is "disrespectful."

Beth Newman 12:51 PM   Christensen says "I know why I get booed, I don't know why he's getting booed".

China FTA needs scrutiny for workplace safety: Trad

Unionists rally in Brisbane against the free trade agreement with China.

Amy Remeikis 12:31 PM   Deputy Premier Jackie Trad has promised to take Queensland's concerns with the Chinese Free Trade Agreement to the federal government, vowing "strong advocacy" in relation to workplace health and safety concerns.

Blair takes early plea on shoulder charge

Adam Blair will miss two weeks after taking an early guilty plea on shoulder charge.

Beth Newman 12:14 PM   Broncos prop to miss two weeks for hit on Elgey.

State's future is all in the planning

Deputy Premier Jackie Trad.

Amy Remeikis 11:43 AM   Planning to plan the plan to plan Queensland's future is underway.

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Palmer rubbishes reports of resort sale

Clive Palmer

Tony Moore 11:15 AM   Delegation at resort not related to sale, says millionaire MP.

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Wall concerns aired years before Qld flood: inquiry

Police divers conduct a search among debris in waters around Grantham following the deadly flood in 2011.

11:14 AM   A concerned resident wrote to council to complain about a massive quarry embankment wall six years before it was blamed for contributing to a deadly flood in south-east Queensland.

Clear skies, cold mornings

Brisbane is tipped for a sunny week with cold mornings.

Jorge Branco 8:23 AM   Chill returns to south-east, with minimums dipping again.

Victim steals prowler's keys

A burglar has lost his keys in a Sunnybank home invasion.

Jorge Branco 7:22 AM   Would-be thief pushes motorbike away after botched robbery.

Premier 'not surprised' by election win

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk responds to a question on the ABC's Q&A program.

Cameron Atfield 7:13 AM   Labor's victory surprised most, but Palaszczuk told Q&A she saw it coming.

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Man pulls knife, police pull gun

Police have arrested a man who allegedly pulled knife on them.

Jorge Branco 6:45 AM   Police arrest man who allegedly pulled knife after stealing car.

'Bikie' stalked Gold Coast woman: police

An alleged bikie will face court charged with threatening a woman in text messages and on social media.

6:06 AM   Alleged Hells Angel charged with threatening 24-year-old.

Gold Coast to know by Christmas whether planes will fly over suburbs

The future flight paths in to Gold Coast Airport will be decided before Christmas.

Tony Moore   Up to 40,000 Gold Coast residents from Southport to Tugun will know well before Christmas whether they will have extra aircraft flying in over the homes.

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Caravan explosion a 'huge bang'

A caravan explosion which claimed three lives in Mount Isa "sounded like automatic weapon fire".

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.

Gordon Nuttall released from jail

Disgraced Beattie government MP Gordon Nuttall is released on parole on Monday after spending six years behind bars.

Boy found dead in bedroom

Police "don't know" what happened but have "a number of witnesses" to the death of a 10-year-old boy at Mackenzie, south east of Brisbane on Sunday.

Clive Palmer filmed driving with iPad

A motorist is "stunned" as he films Clive Palmer driving in his Rolls Royce while holding a device resembling a phone or small iPad. Seven News

Liverpool is in town? Awesome

Liverpool takes on Brisbane Roar on Friday night, but can locals name any of the Liverpool players?