Police to be out in force over break

Amy Remeikis   Queenslanders to see almost more blue than red and green this Christmas.

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Storm victims wait until March for windows

Many buildings had multiple windows broken in last month's storm.

Cameron Atfield 6:48 AM   Last month's hail gives glaziers most work since 1985 storm.

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Reef conservationists to rally against National Australia Bank

The Great Barrier Reef.

6:45 AM   Conservationists will gather outside the National Australia Bank's annual meeting in Brisbane to demand it not fund a coal port development in north Queensland.

Cricket-ball sized hail hits Sunshine Coast

rain, wind, coromandel, weathe, storm

Tony Moore 9:23 PM   Police called to Bruce Highway crash north of Pomona.

Tis the season for MYFEO

Queensland Treasurer Tim Nicholls.

Amy Remeikis 1:01 AM   Government says it's beginning to look a lot like surplus.

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Woolworths lawsuit over identity theft

Beerwah man Steven Willmott was asked for personal details when applying for a job at a Woolworths service station.

Kim Stephens 1:01 AM   Sunshine Coast man represented himself against supermarket legal team.

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Union backs Crown against 'King of Gambling' for Brisbane casino

Gaming giants Echo Entertainment and Crown are going head-to-head to develop Brisbane's second casino.

Amy Remeikis 1:00 AM   Competition for the city's biggest project is heating up, with a Queensland union siding with the James Packer-led Crown Resorts in the battle for Queens Wharf.

Brisbane Live: Wednesday December 17

Brisbane Live

6:56 PM   Stay up to date with the latest news and weather around Brisbane.

Nice cod

Great Barrier Reef potato cod at risk from own friendliness

Dog of the reef... the potato cod fish at Cod Hole are famous for following divers around like puppies.

Natalie Bochenski 1:00 AM   Queensland's friendliest fish is at risk - and its gentle and curious nature appears to be half the problem.

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Mongols raid nets drugs and guns


Kim Stephens 6:52 PM   Ice, synthetic cannabis, steroids and guns seized by police.

Teen on attempted murder charge after cop collision

Police officer on the ground near Tygum and Albert Street intersection at Waterford.

Kim Stephens 6:25 PM   An attempted murder charge has been laid against a 17-year-old boy alleged to have hit a police officer with a suspected stolen car in Logan on Wednesday morning.

Severe thunderstorm warning for Gympie, Coast

Hail the size of golf balls hit Brisbane

Kim Stephens 5:55 PM   Parts of the northern Sunshine Coast and Gympie were due to be hit by severe thunderstorms on Wednesday afternoon.

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Scientists break down XXXX's molecular structure

The aim is not to alter the famous XXXX taste, but modify elements of its appearance.

Natalie Bochenski 5:38 PM   Brisbane scientists are brewing their own crude version of XXXX as part of a two-year study to determine the famous beer's molecular structure.

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Three Bandidos accused of extorting one of their own

Police allege bikies turned on one of their own who tried to leave the club.

4:37 PM   Three Bandidos bikies have been charged after allegedly extorting one of their fellow Queensland members.

Officer injured after being struck by stolen car

The police officer.

Kristian Silva 3:56 PM   A police officer has been hit by a car while trying to arrest two alleged car thieves in Logan.

Fears for father and two sons, last seen in central Queensland

Ethan and Timothy Van Lonkhuyzen.

Kristian Silva 3:10 PM   There are "serious concerns" for the safety of a father and his two sons who disappeared during a road trip from Brisbane to Cairns.

Jetstar to add direct link between Cairns and Bali

Jetstar will offer direct flights between Bali and Cairns from March.

Cameron Atfield 1:28 PM   Queensland will have a new direct link to Indonesia from March next year, when low-cost Qantas subsidiary Jetstar introduces a new route between Cairns and Bali.

Man missing, boat washes up on Queensland island

The RACQ CQ Rescue helicopter

12:27 PM   Police are searching for a man whose boat washed up on an island off the coast of central Queensland.

Moreton Bay Council has no confidence in Queensland Government MP Lisa France

Queensland Parliament

11:16 AM   Moreton Bay Regional Council has publicly chastised Queensland MP Lisa France, passing a unanimous motion of no confidence for her comments over a controversial planning scheme.

Brisbane weather: Sticky and top of 35 predicted

Brace yourself - it's going to be another hot and humid day.

Kristian Silva   Sticky conditions are predicted for South East Queensland on Wednesday, with above-average temperatures and a chance of a storm later in the day.

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Man's charge upgraded to murder after woman dies


Court charges against a man will be upgraded to murder following the death of a 20-year-old woman who was assaulted in far north Queensland.

Alleged drunk driver hits police officer

Qld police

A police officer issuing a speeding ticket in Queensland has been struck by a car allegedly driven by a drunk driver.

2018 Gold Coast Games preparations 'not mature': Auditor-General

Queensland stands to lose money through its decision to outsource construction and development of the Games Village, Auditor-General Andrew Greaves contends.

Amy Remeikis   Missed deadlines and a $77.9 million budget blowout have prompted the state's Auditor-General to describe 2018 Commonwealth Games preparations as "not at the level of maturity required".

Pauline Hanson will stand for seat of Lockyer seat

Pauline Hanson is hoping to make a political comeback.

Pauline Hanson will try to win the seat of Lockyer, west of Brisbane, in her latest attempt to revive her political career.

Arrest made in connection to Morayfield child deaths


Robert Burgin   Charges expected against family member connected to Morayfield deaths.

This is no time for hate: Newman

People lay flowers to pay respect to the shooting victims at a makeshift memorial at Martin Place in Sydney.

Amy Remeikis   Premier urges against vigilantism in wake of Sydney siege.

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Woolworths ordered to pay Steven Willmott $5000 for discrimination


Kim Stephens   In a David and Goliath-esque battle in Queensland's Civil and Administrative Tribunal, a jobseeker has taken on supermarket giant Woolworths alleging discrimination – and won.

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Amputee boxer Jesse Vosseler turns professional

Vosseler had aimed for the Olympics in his youth.

Claudia Jambor   Despite losing his leg to cancer at 16, Brisbane boxer Jesse Vosseler rolled with the punches and has now joined the ranks of Australia’s professional boxing elite.


Storm pounds Gold Coast

Hail, lightning and powerful winds hit the Gold Coast on Tuesday afternoon. Nine News

Violent storm lashes city

A violent storm swept quickly across Brisbane on November 27, causing widespread damage.

Qld research could save soldiers' lives

Scientists developing a drug to help troops critically wounded on battlefield.

New honour tolls for CQ flying ace

One of Queensland's most important historical figures will be honoured in Italy next year.

Schoolies 2014: It's not all about the children

Our hearts are full of pride for our kids, but there's a part which feels a little heavy.

Photos could hold key to coral health

Qld researchers analysing half a million photographs in a bid to understand coral.

Obama puts Qld tourism tagline back on map

"Beautiful one day, and then perfect the next" - US President a tourism operator's dream.

G20 protesters burn Australian flag

Indigenous protesters set fire to the Australian flag at Roma Street Parklands on Sunday.

Barack Obama's "Brisbane speech" in full

US President Barack Obama gives a rousing speech at the University of Queensland during the G20 summit

Brisbane comes of age, again, with G20

Bravo, Brisbane. Your tag as a “new world city” has been justified.

Push to keep Brisbane sign

Having a permanent Brisbane sign is "under discussion" with plans to "create a better city" after the successful G20 summit.