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Slain after life of abuse, homelessness

Staff Reporters 12:01am After 15 years in crisis, life had started to improve for slain mother-of-four Anthea Mari, until her body was discovered in a Norman Park home.

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American Ballet Theatre warms up for exclusive Brisbane season

The American Ballet Theatre announce their first ever season in Australia, exclusively in Brisbane, (L-R) Cory Stearns, Isabella Boylston, Kevin McKenzie, Paloma Herrera and Daniil Simkin.

NATALIE BOCHENSKI 12:01am It's taken nearly 80 years, but the American Ballet Theatre has finally made it to Australia.


Pip Russell's Juiced a cool aid to children's recovery

Pip Russell.

Elise Stevenson 8:21pm It's been a learning curve, but also an experience that's given a great sense of purpose.

Man charged with murder of Norman Park mother Anthea Mari

Jacob Michael Smith, wanted for questioning over the death of Anthea Mari, is arrested on the Gold Coast.

Marissa Calligeros and Kristian Silva 7:46pm Police have charged a man with the murder of Norman Park mother Anthea Mari after his dramatic arrest on the Gold Coast.

Seeney takes Crown and hands over dunce cap

Queensland deputy leader Jeff Seeney.

AMY REMEIKIS 6:44pm With the government so focussed on staying on-message, it has been a while since deputy premier Jeff Seeney has been allowed to let loose.

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Historic engine room to become Teneriffe's latest cafe

A small, heritage listed building in Teneriffe will be converted into Brisbane's latest riverside restaurant.

KIM STEPHENS 7:09pm A small piece of Brisbane history is about to get a thoroughly modern makeover.

Newman confident Queensland will lead the way with Safe Night strategy

Campbell Newman says he is

AMY REMEIKIS 6:00pm Premier Campbell Newman said he was "very confident" that the other states will soon be looking to the "Queensland model" to address their alcohol and drug fuelled violence problems, saying he didn't believe other jurisdictions went far enough in addressing the issue.

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Gold Coast balcony death: Gable Tostee bail hearing set

Warriena Tagpuno Wright.

KRISTIAN SILVA 4:35pm The man charged with murdering New Zealand tourist Warriena Wright, who fell from the 14th floor of a Gold Coast apartment, will apply for bail next month.

How much pain is enough for spluttering Sharks?

Junior Roqica of the Sharks looks dejected on the Sharks bench.

PHIL LUTTON 5:00pm For those who believe the Cronulla organisation deserves everything it gets, you should be well pleased. Karma is preening itself to be an absolute bitch on Monday night.


Blowin' in the wind: afternoon storms around Brisbane

Brisbane's northern suburbs are set to receive between 20 and 30 millimetres of rain on Wednesday.

NATALIE BOCHENSKI 4:39pm It's almost appropriate storms north and west of Brisbane are blowing in on the night Bob Dylan plays an intimate gig at The Tivoli.


Man bitten by police dog in Anthea Mari arrest

Norman Park mother Anthea Mari.

KRISTIAN SILVA 3:51pm A man arrested over the suspected murder of Norman Park mother Anthea Mari was bitten by a police dog and hospitalised, following a tip-off of his whereabouts from the public.

Grain truck crashes north of Brisbane

Emergency services at the scene of the crash.

MARISSA CALLIGEROS 2:55pm A man has been flown to hospital with serious injuries after crashing a grain truck on Wednesday morning.

New ideas for reef dredge spoil should be investigated: Queensland MP

Letter from George Christensen in the Whitsunday Coast Guardian.

TONY MOORE 2:54pm A proposal to deposit dredge spoil from the expanding Abbot Point coal terminal north of Bowen onshore at a disused salt plant must now be fully examined, the government's Federal MP for the Whitsundays believes.

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Five injured as car crashes into Caboolture supermarket

Five people were injured when a car crashed into a Caboolture supermarket.

KRISTIAN SILVA 3:15pm Five people have been injured after a car crashed into a supermarket in Caboolture South on Wednesday morning.

Fans line up for Bob Dylan's Tivoli show

Bob Dylan is in Australia for the first time in 20 years

CAMERON ATFIELD 1:30pm It's not often one gets the chance to see a bona fide music legend like Bob Dylan in an intimate club venue such as Fortitude Valley's Tivoli.

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Queensland cop found with Viagra fined $750


12:20pm A Queensland police officer who was found with drugs, cash and Viagra has been fined $750.

Campbell Newman says there is 'nothing new' in major events legislation

Police and extra security on hand for a State of Origin game.

AMY REMEIKIS 12:17pm Premier Campbell Newman is "nonplussed" by new legislation which will boost police powers at designated major events and allow trained volunteers and public servants to search attendees, saying "there is nothing new here".

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Campbell Newman's prescription to reverse 'unhealthy' attitude to public servants

Premier Campbell Newman says better communication will help change attitudes towards public servants.

AMY REMEIKIS 12:27pm Premier Campbell Newman defends decision to hire a communications research company to communicate with government departments.

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Kurilpa draft plan a 'starting point for discussion': Graham Quirk

An artist's impression of the revamped riverfront.

Kim Stephens 1:41pm Brisbane's Lord Mayor says a recently released draft plan to transform the inner south's Kurilpa Parklands is merely the starting point of a long community conversation about to how best revitalise the area.

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Police arrest man wanted for questioning over Anthea Mari death

Norman Park mother Anthea Mari.

KRISTIAN SILVA 12:14pm Police have reportedly arrested a Gold Coast man wanted for questioning over the death of a mother on Brisbane's eastside.

Man threatens woman with knife outside Gold Coast surf club

KRISTIAN SILVA 11:26am A manhunt is underway on the Gold Coast after a woman was threatened with a knife outside a surf club.

Guitars signed by rock royalty stolen from Manly West garage

The stolen guitar collection worth $30,000.

TONY MOORE 10:56am Guitars individually signed by some of rock's biggest names – including The Eagles, Paul Stanley and Ted Nugent - have been stolen from a guitar collectors' garage in the bayside suburb of Manly West.

Resident takes dead koala to council office to make a point

Darren Mewett drops off the dead koala at Redland City Council.

Judith Kerr 11:06am A resident has sent Redland City Council a gruesome message after dropping off a dead koala to its Bloomfield Street offices.

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Lady Gaga strips off at Brisbane concert

Lady Gaga on stage in Perth.

NATALIE BOCHENSKI 10:34am Compared to the epic carnival that the was the 2012 Born This Way Ball, Lady Gaga's 2014 offering, the ArtPop Ball, had a stripped back feel about it.

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Police search Gold Coast for man linked to Norman Park mother Anthea Mari's death

Brisbane mother Anthea Mari with two of her daughters.

KRISTIAN SILVA 9:05am Police are searching the Gold Coast for a man seen leaving a home on Brisbane's eastside moments before a mother's body was found.

Lost in the bush? Australia Post’s regional future

Regional post offices are doing it tough.

John Rice, Griffith University and Nigel Martin, Australian National University 8:47am Former deputy prime minister and Nationals doyen Tim Fischer was famous for his whistle-stop press conferences outside rural post offices.

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Do we need a law to help people try experimental drugs?

People with life-threatening or incurable diseases may be willing to try experimental drugs and unproven treatments.

Tina Cockburn and Bill Madden, Queensland University of Technology 8:32am People with life-threatening or incurable diseases may be willing to try experimental drugs and unproven treatments, but they face the risk of exploitation. Is the law the best avenue to ensure that they are protected while medical innovation is encouraged?



Families Minister should govern for all families

Labor Senator Claire Moore

Claire Moore 8:19am All Australians should be profoundly disappointed Tony Abbott’s Minister for Families Kevin Andrews is lending such strong endorsement to a conference in Melbourne this week which has such a narrow and outdated view of what Australian families look like in 2014.


Police launch ethical standards probe after 'bomb house' media leak

Maps showing Sydney and Newcastle targets were reportedly found at the Pullenvale home of Daniel Fing (pictured).

KRISTIAN SILVA 12:01am Queensland Police have launched an ethical standards probe into how a television station obtained sensitive details about a large explosives haul discovered in a Pullenvale home.

Taxis in bid for failing bus routes

A Translink Go Card.

CAMERON ATFIELD 12:01am Taxis could be fitted with Go Card readers and replace unprofitable bus routes under a proposal put forward by the Taxi Council of Queensland on Tuesday.

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Galleries and Videos

Riverwalk span to open with a phone call

The opening span of Riverwalk is commissioned on Tuesday, with boaties required to call Council and wait "5 to 8 minutes" for it to open.

Riverwalk opening span installed

Time lapse vision shows a section of Riverwalk being installed which will pivot open to allow boats access to pontoons.

Boggo Road Gaol could become hotel

The heritage-listed Boggo Road Gaol could become a boutique hotel or backpacker hostel in order to generate revenue to maintain the prison.

Prep students to have 'better job prospects'

Learning a second language will help Prep students get "great results" and "better engagement with the rest of the world".

Kirra superbank turns it on

Surfers enjoy superb conditions at the Kirra superbank on Monday. Nine News

Suspected murder at Norman Park

Police are questioning two men in hoodies after a woman's body was found in a house at Norman Park in Brisbane's inner east on Tuesday morning. Nine News

Fire fighters launch class action

Fire fighters who believe "we are undervalued" are launching a multi-million dollar class action against the Queensland government.

Prep students to learn a language

The Queensland government makes a "long term plan" to introduce second language classes for Prep students because it's a "great thing for the young brain".

Politics tougher than football: Lazarus

Senator Glenn Lazarus talks about the pressure of being a politician and dealing with negative press that "affects my family and friends".

Marsden house destroyed by fire

A home is destroyed by fire at Marsden on Brisbane's south side early Monday morning.

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