Corruption watchdog has thin blue line in its sights

Amy Remeikis 1:05 AM   The State's corruption watchdog has the Queensland Police Service in its sights, particularly how it deals with allegations involving excessive use of force.


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Queensland beaches vie for world surfing reserve status

Noosa or Burleigh - which Queensland beach will become the next world surfing reserve?

Tony Moore 10:37 PM   The Californians have two of them and the Sydneysiders have got one.

Here's $1 million to make medicine that grows on trees

University of Queensland Institute for Molecular Bioscience Professor David Craik is working on growing drugs in plants.

Jorge Branco 10:21 PM   A Queensland scientist has been given $1 million toward his bid to create a world where medicine literally grows on trees.

Bleijie accuses government of emergency management levy 'cash grab'

Jarrod Bleijie.

Amy Remeikis 9:55 PM   Jarrod Bleijie has accused the government of a "sneaky cash grab" from property holders by enforcing a regulation that could see some landholders pay the same levy multiple times.

Two die in road crash near Rockhampton

Two people have been killed in a crash in central Queensland.

9:30 PM   Two people have died in a crash between a truck and car in central Queensland.

LNP fails to block Billy Gordon's vote a second time

The LNP has failed to block the vote of former Labor MP Billy Gordon.

Amy Remeikis 9:08 PM   For the second time in six months, the Opposition has lost a bid to void Cook MP Billy Gordon's vote.

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Labour Day moved to May, Queen's Birthday to October

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt.

Amy Remeikis 8:10 PM   October Labour Day is dead.  Long live October Queen's Birthday.

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Treasurer meets Palmer over Queensland Nickel refinery

Palmer United Party leader Clive Palmer.

Amy Remeikis 7:48 PM   Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt has become the second senior Queensland government member to meet with Clive Palmer to discuss his Queensland Nickel refinery, but he has refused to say whether there was a request for help.

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Baby rhino born at Australia Zoo

The newest addition to Australia Zoo.

6:41 PM   He's a healthy 45 kilograms and sure on his feet.

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North Queensland MP Rob Pyne to demand local government inquiry

Labor MP Rob Pyne.

Amy Remeikis 6:34 PM   Labor MP Rob Pyne will demand an inquiry into local government in Queensland, alleging fraud, bullying, nepotism and toxic environments are running rife.

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Uber takes swipe at Queensland government over a lack of dialogue

Uber says its drivers are different from cabbies.

Cameron Atfield 6:07 PM   Uber has given up hope of meeting with Queensland government political leaders since the Palaszczuk government announced its review into the ride-sharing industry.

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Four severe storm cells bear down on south-east

The bureau has forecast a severe thunderstorm for Tuesday, expected to hit from 6pm.

Kim Stephens 5:51 PM   The Bureau of Meteorology has cancelled a severe thunderstorm warning for areas of south-east Queensland.

Police should use hidden speed cameras more: Audit

The Queensland Audit Office accused the police of not using their full quota of hidden camera hours because it "wants to avoid perceptions of revenue raising".

Kristian Silva 4:21 PM   Queensland Police should be using more hidden speed cameras to catch dangerous drivers, the state's audit office says.

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Queensland man 'shot cop in face with rifle'

Man who 'shot officer in the face' says he did not intend to kill.

3:42 PM   ​A phone tracking app helped police find and corner two armed robbers, one of whom then shot an officer in the face to avoid arrest, a court has heard.

Benefactor masters the art of generosity

Arts benefactor Win Schubert, pictured with former premier Campbell Newman in 2014.

Tony Moore 3:00 PM   One of Queensland's most generous benefactors, Gold Coast art philanthropist Win Schubert, has won the 2015 Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art medal for 20 years of art philanthropy.

Human Rights Act would show people their government cares

A Human Rights Act does two things – it improves how government operates and it provides people with recourse when their rights are violated.

Aimee McVeigh 2:15 PM   COMMENT: If a government is required to consider human rights while making decisions, a transparent dialogue with the people is created – the people can see their government cares about their rights.

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Embattled MP Billy Gordon vows to stay

Queensland indigenous MPs Leeanne Enoch (left) and Billy Gordon receive a traditional blessing before they are sworn in at Parliament House..

Amy Remeikis 1:29 PM   Besieged Queensland MP Billy Gordon says he will stay on as the member for Cook,

Queensland Parliament live: Question Time October 13, 2015

Live coverage from George Street.

Amy Remeikis 12:43 PM   Welcome to our rolling coverage of question time in Queensland Parliament.

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Hells Angels link to drugs, $40k cash seized in Gold Coast raid

Police allege a Southport man charged after a drug raid is linked to the Hells Angels.

Kim Stephens 12:38 PM   Ice, cannabis and prescription drugs with an estimated $40,000 street value, along with more than $43,000 in cash, were seized by police in a raid on a Gold Coast house on Monday.

Postcard Bandit's prison romance goes sour

Brenden Abbott, the Postcard Bandit, at Gold Coast hotel swimming pool.

Jorge Branco 12:35 PM   A notorious Queensland criminal's prison romance has turned sour, with the woman he was to live with on release instead claiming he plans to continue his criminal career and take off overseas.

Bomb squad rushes to bottle shop

The new CCC head has made police disciplinary hearings a focus

Kim Stephens 11:18 AM   Streets shut around shopping centre after device found.

Teen in alleged Queensland drug syndicate

Police claim the syndicate was trafficking ice and ecstacy.

Kristian Silva 10:42 AM   An 18-year-old Central Queensland man has been charged over his alleged involvement in a drug trafficking syndicate and for supplying guns.

Health board integrity at risk: LNP

Queensland's opposition says Labor plans to replace doctors with union bosses on hospital health boards.

10:04 AM   Opposition says Labor plans to replace doctors with union bosses.

Man, 82, charged with '70s abuse

A man allegedly abused a boy, who was under the age of 12, at a home at Wooloowin, in Brisbane's north, between 1977 and 1978.

9:59 AM   Elderly man charged with abusing a boy almost 40 years ago.

Crashes cause peak hour nightmare

A cement truck that rolled over on Gregory Tce at Brunswick St in Spring Hill caused inner city delays.

Kim Stephens 9:20 AM   Bridges hit by major delays after separate peak hour crashes.

Man stabbed in back in north Queensland

A 61-year-old man was attacked at his Townsville home on Monday night.

8:53 AM   A man is recovering in hospital after being stabbed in the back during a domestic disturbance in Townsville.

Gold Coast convenience store robbed

A man fled with cash and cigarettes after robbing a Palm Beach shop at gunpoint.

8:49 AM   Man robs Palm Beach convenience store at gunpoint.

Machete bank robbery bid fails

Nobody was injured when a man entered a Tugun bank with a machete on Monday.

7:15 AM   Staff activate screens after man storms Gold Coast bank.

Storm warning issued for Logan, Scenic Rim


Kristian Silva   Damaging winds and large hailstones could hit the Logan and Scenic Rim regions, with the Bureau of Meteorology issuing a weather warning on Monday night.

State's community legal centres facing funding crisis

Queensland's Community Legal Centres are facing a funding crisis

Amy Remeikis 1:00 AM   Funding for the state's community legal centres has reached crisis levels, with representatives from the sector meeting with state and federal MPs in an attempt to find solutions.

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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.