Logan homeowners struggle with repayments

Stephen Cauchi   Suburb the nation's worst-performing for mortgage repayments. 

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BT's Best: Queensland's top 10 beaches

Beautiful Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays.

1:00 AM   BT's Best is all about finding the very best of Queensland. And when it comes to our beaches, there are more than 1000 sandy strips in our fine state from which to choose.

Palaszczuk can't answer GST question

Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk.

Jorge Branco 10:04 PM   Labor leader passes on radio quiz question on GST amount.

100-year-old Anzac artefacts stolen and recovered in hours

Private James Nicholas Murray.

Jorge Branco 1:00 AM   Emerald surveyor Mark Murray had just finished reconstructing his grandfather's painstaking mapping work from World War I when the original documents were stolen from him and returned, all in a matter of hours.

LNP MPs race across state to shore up seats

Labor leader Annastacia Palaszczuk is appearing more likely to return Labor to power.

Tony Moore and Amy Remeikis 10:03 PM   In 2012 Queensland voters sent the Labor into the political wilderness, but just three years later Annastacia Palaszczuk could be on the cusp of leading the party back into power.

Queensland Election 2015: LNP and Labor's policies in 10 key areas

LNP state leader Campbell Newman and Labor state leader Annastacia Palaszczuk.

1:00 AM   Queenslanders will deliver on Saturday their verdict on the Liberal National Party's and Labor's rival pitches to win government.

Queensland Election 2015: LNP mute on Plan B on final day

Premier Campbell Newman releases the LNP's election costings.

Amy Remeikis 1:00 AM   One day out from the election and LNP ministers are refusing to discuss their plan for leadership if Campbell Newman loses Ashgrove.

Redland City Council looks to put the bite on barking dogs

Current laws allow a Redlands dog to bark for six minutes per hour. But that could be halved.

Kristian Silva 1:00 AM   A South East Queensland council wants to tighten the leash on noisy pets, with a plan to impose a strict regime for animals that are declared a "nuisance".

Poll Call: Thursday, January 29

Campbell Newman and Annastacia Palaszczuk

Dan Nancarrow and Kim Stephens 8:18 PM   Welcome to Poll Call, our daily live blog that we'll be bringing you in the lead-up to the January 31 state election. Send tips, questions or feedback to election@brisbanetimes.com.au

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No public sector redundancies in Labor's $336 million public sector saving


Tony Moore 6:58 PM   Labor's financial costings show its $1.6 billion in election promises made during the 2015 election promises can largely be met by scrapping private consultancies and axing government advertising.

Can Newman still be Queensland premier if he loses his seat?

Premier Campbell Newman.

Anne Twomey 5:31 PM   An expert in constitutional law poses the question.

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Union threatens legal action over City Hall election signage

Queensland Council of Unions has repeatedly been asked to remove signage outside a Brisbane pre-polling booth urging voters to put the LNP last.

Kim Stephens 5:01 PM   The Queensland Council of Unions has threatened City Hall with legal action after being repeatedly asked by council officers to remove election signage urging voters to put the LNP last on ballot papers.

Man charged with attempted murder after alleged attack in Canungra hotel

Queensland Police

Kristian Silva 4:53 PM   Officers needed to draw their weapons to prevent a man from stabbing a woman in the chest during an incident south of Brisbane on Thursday morning, police say.

Judge fed up with Clive Palmer court case

Clive Palmer

4:30 PM   A fed-up judge has accused Clive Palmer and his Chinese business partners of using the courts as "playthings" and has threatened to throw their bitter legal dispute out of Queensland's Supreme Court.

Sunshine Coast water theme park gets approval

The water park will give the Sunshine Coast an answer to the Gold Coast's Wet'n'Wild and WhiteWater World.

Kristian Silva 4:23 PM   A $90 million theme park for the Sunshine Coast has received initial approval from the local council, with construction expected to begin in the next 12 months.

Dog bites cop on head in scuffle

Vicious dog

Jorge Branco 4:01 PM   Three charged with assaulting police after Kingston incident.

Stolen baby teeth returned

A collection of items recovered by police, including baby teeth apparently belonging to 'Garth'.

Jorge Branco 3:09 PM   This is not a story about the tooth fairy.

Electoral systems should be taught in schools

Vote how you want, not how the political parties tell you, writes Simon Holt.

Wyatt Roy 2:45 PM   Many don't realise Queensland has two different voting systems.

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Mother to stand trial over baby deaths


2:26 PM   A Brisbane mother has been committed to stand trial charged with murdering her two newborn babies.

Shorten defends Credlin against calls for her resignation

Ms Credlin is facing calls, including from News Corp boss Rupert Murdoch, for her to quit or be sacked.

James Massola 1:55 PM   Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has launched an extraordinary defence of Tony Abbott's chief of staff, Peta Credlin, declaring the Prime Minister should be held accountable for his own mistakes.

Labor to retain anti-bikie laws for now


Tony Moore 1:53 PM   Labor will set up an independent Commission of Inquiry with the powers of a Royal Commission to investigate organised crime in Queensland if it wins office on Saturday.

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Premier rushes to Brisbane amid poll woes

Campbell Newman is flying back to Brisbane.

Amy Remeikis 1:52 PM   LNP abandons swing through NQ to return to Brisbane.

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The true state of Queensland debt

Queensland’s debt: is it sky high, or under control?

Fabrizio Carmignani, Griffith University 1:30 PM   How much debt is Queensland really in?

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Heat, dry to linger in most of Australia until the autumn, bureau says

Coonamble farmer Neil Kennedy on his drought hit "Kuma" station property late last year.

1:23 PM   Warmer and drier weather is expected well into autumn across most of Australia.

Three kids hit in school zones in one day


Jorge Branco 12:58 PM   Ambos warn parents and children to pay more attention.

Premier 'rejects' Fitzgerald comments

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman.

Amy Remeikis 11:43 AM   Premier says he had "utmost respect" for corruption fighter.

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Ashgrove's choice is Qld's choice: Newman

Amy Remeikis 11:28 AM   Premier believes "Ashgrove and the election go together".

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Driver flees after crashing into Woolloongabba home

Queensland Police

Jorge Branco 11:00 AM   Police are on the hunt for a driver who fled after crashing into a house in Brisbane's inner south overnight.

Missing man may have crossed the Nullarbor

Police are seeking information regarding missing 65-year-old David Frensham, who was last seen south of Perth on January 24.

Jorge Branco 8:45 AM   WA man missing five days may have headed for Queensland.

Gold Coast cyclones could become regular events, insurance forecaster says

Cyclones are likely to track further south more often in the future, one forecaster says.

8:10 AM   More cyclones will hit the Gold Coast in coming decades as a result of climate change, an insurance forecaster says.

Poll Call: Wednesday, January 28

Campbell Newman and Annastacia Palaszczuk

Dan Nancarrow and Robert Burgin   Welcome to Poll Call, our daily live blog that we'll be bringing you in the lead-up to the January 31 state election. Send tips, questions or feedback to election@brisbanetimes.com.au


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.