Great Barrier Reef potato cod at risk from own friendliness

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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Queensland cops seize 35kg cannabis, $108k cash

cannabis

3:00 PM   Nearly 30 people have been charged after Queensland detectives dismantled a drug trafficking network south of Brisbane.

Queensland's deficit higher and growth lower than predicted

Queensland Treasurer Tim Nicholls' mid-year fiscal and economic update has painted a grimmer than expected picture for the state.

Amy Remeikis 1:57 PM   A higher than predicted deficit and lower growth rate - things aren't as rosy for the Queensland economy as the government had hoped.

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Queensland lawyer charged over $400,000 fraud

QPS

12:17 PM   A Queensland lawyer has been accused of defrauding a woman of $400,000 using an illegal power of attorney.

Drink-driving NRL star's career in doubt

Courts generic.

12:14 PM   Rising NRL star Paul Carter is fighting to save his career after his second drink driving offence this year.

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 11:32 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.

Boat on fire at Gold Coast Broadwater

A boat on fire in the Gold Coast Broadwater.

Kristian Silva 11:09 AM   A person has reportedly had to jump overboard from a burning boat on the Gold Coast Broadwater.

Victorian 'online predator' arrested in Queensland in undercover sting: police

QPS

10:24 AM   A man who thought he was travelling from Victoria to Queensland to have sex with an underage girl has been arrested in an undercover sting.

Brisbane weather: Storms, possible flash flooding tipped for Thursday

Another round of storms are expected to hit Brisbane on Thursday afternoon.

Kristian Silva 9:16 AM   Heavy rain and storms are expected to hit Brisbane on Thursday afternoon, threatening to dump large amounts of rain and cause flash flooding.

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.

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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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Brisbane Live: Wednesday December 17

Brisbane Live

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

Mongols raid nets drugs and guns

Bikies

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.

Beer News

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.

Queensland Masonic Lodge vandalised

Accusations of terrorism.

Amy Remeikis 4:22 PM   Freemasons have been accused of being 'terrorists' and 'baby killers' in a vandal attack against a Queensland Masonic Lodge.

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   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

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

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

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.

Highlights

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.