Queensland Rail staff test positive to alcohol, drugs

Kristian Silva 8:24 AM   Nearly a dozen Queensland Rail train drivers and guards have been caught under the influence of alcohol or drugs at work in the last two years.


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Relief for Brisbane couple whose daughter is in Nepal

Queenslanders Don McPhail and Alexandra Whitehead are confirmed as being safe.

Kristian Silva 12:00 AM   An Australian in Nepal has praised the generosity of her host family who kept her safe during the weekend earthquake crisis.

Diabetes-related blindness costing Australian economy $2 billion: researchers

Diabetes could cause vision problems and even blindness for thousands of Australians.

Kristian Silva 12:00 AM   Diabetes-related blindness is costing the Australian economy more than $2 billion, according to a report compiled by economic researchers from Deloitte.

Palaszczuk asks what does the LNP have to hide over donations

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is confident Labor's new political donation disclosure regime would stand up to a court challenge.

Tony Moore 12:00 AM   Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Queensland Opposition has something to hide by standing in the way of Labor's plans to cut the limit when political donations have to be made public to $1000.

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Springborg defends releasing Child Support Agency information

Queensland opposition leader Lawrence Springborg.

Tony Moore 7:26 PM   Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg has admitted - and defended - releasing confidential Child Support Agency information relating to the children of embattled Queensland MP Billy Gordon.

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Smart phone gives a hangover pick-me-up advice


Tony Moore 12:00 AM   Can smartphones really help to reduce the damage caused by binge drinking?

Cedar Woods approval to be reassessed

Local Government and Planning Minister Jackie Trad has announced she will "call in'' the Cedar Woods development.

Tony Moore 6:11 PM   The Queensland Government has on Monday called in Brisbane City Council's approval of the 200-hectare Cedar Wood master-planned community between The Gap and Upper Kedron.

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Bali nine: Brisbane vigil for condemned duo

Last-ditch plea for clemency for condemned duo Chan and Sukumaran.

Phillip Wells 5:54 PM   As the hours tick down to the execution of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, supporters gathered for a solemn vigil in Brisbane to show their collective disbelief.

Two buses bump at the Gabba

Two buses have collided head-on at Woolloongabba.

Natalie Bochenski 5:30 PM   Two buses collided at Woolloongabba on Monday afternoon.

More Queenslanders unaccounted for in Nepal

Adam Jay Murphy, has made contact with the Red Cross to say he is alive.

Jorge Branco 5:28 PM   Another three Queenslanders have been reported missing in the aftermath of Nepal's worst earthquake in more than 80 years.

Queensland premier flags new flood probe

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

3:02 PM   Queensland's government may launch a fresh inquiry into deadly 2011 flood in which 12 people died.

'I'm Sorry' written across Brisbane sky

"I'm sorry" appears over Brisbane.

Natalie Bochenski 2:19 PM   It's the question all of Brisbane wants answered - what on earth did he do to need to apologise in the sky?

Petition to save autistic boy from deportation garners 120,000 signatures

Maria Sevilla and her son Tyrone, 10, are fighting to stay in Australia.

Jorge Branco 1:16 PM   The family of a 10-year-old Queensland boy facing deportation has hand-delivered a petition with more than 120,000 signatures to the Federal Health Minister, begging to remain in the country.

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Springborg a political grub: Gordon

Member for Cook Billy Gordon.

Kim Stephens 1:12 PM   Embattled MP slams "ugly drive to become premier".

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Elderly man killed in head-on smash

A 70-year-old man has been killed in a head-on-crash in Queensland's north.

Kristian Silva 12:59 PM   Woman injured when car and truck collide in Atherton Tablelands.

Voter ID is of dubious need

Many Queenslanders like the idea of mandating ID on election day, but is it a solution in search of a problem?

Graeme Orr and Louise Scarce 11:43 AM   There is no evidence of systemic electoral fraud in Australia.

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Andrew Crook kidnap case adjourned

Andrew Crook, media advisor to Clive Palmer.

Kristian Silva 11:01 AM   Palmer media advisor to return to court in August.

Man dies in fiery Ipswich crash

The remains of a car that crashed into a pole on Brisbane Road, Riverview, in Ipswich. The driver, the sole occupant, died at the scene.

Kim Stephens 11:00 AM   Car bursts into flames after crashing into pole.

Extra police sent to FNQ town

Extra police have been sent to Arakun, in Cape York.

Kim Stephens 8:04 AM   Riot in which two officers were injured triggers reinforcements.

Cop stood down on gun charges

A senior constable has been charged with possession of unlicensed weapons.

Kim Stephens   Police officer, 40, charged with multiple weapons offences.

Have nothing to do with IS: Qld premier

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has urged Queenslanders to "have absolutely nothing to do with this."

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has urged Queenslanders to have nothing to do with Islamic State.

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Speaker Peter Wellington says no rush on bill of rights

Queensland Speaker Peter Wellington is in no rush to hear the government's thoughts on a bill of rights.

Amy Remeikis   It was a key commitment given in return for his support in helping Labor gain government, but independent MP Peter Wellington said Queensland's Bill of Rights was not a priority.

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Doctor in Islamic State video worked in Queensland

Australian doctor Tareq Kamleh in the IS propganda video.

Pamela Frost   A DOCTOR who appeared in an Islamic State propaganda video once worked in Queensland.

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Nepal earthquake: Qld pair safe but others remain unaccounted for

Located safe: Jai Williams' mother said her son is descending from Mt Everest Base Camp.

Kristian Silva   Two Queensland friends caught up in Nepal's earthquake are confirmed to be safe and well.

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CareFlight funded in Qld until 2019

CareFlight's contract has been extended to 2019.

CareFlight has received new state government funding.

Sam Smith Brisbane review: Riverstage fans wish he stayed a little longer

Sam Smith on stage at a recent concert in the US.

Kristian Silva   English soul singer describes debut Brisbane show as "the most incredible start to a tour"

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Man dies in 'suspicious' house fire

Two Queensland fires have claimed lives.

A man has died in Queensland's second fatal house fire within 24 hours.

Truckie killed in head-on crash

Police have reported a fatal crash involving two trucks near Macalister on the Warrego Highway.

A man has died in a crash involving two trucks near Macalister in Queensland's Darling Downs region.

Woman successfully appeals $15,000 dog attack fine

Appeal decision.

Cameron Atfield   A New South Wales woman who was fined $15,000 after her dog's savage attack on a Queensland man has had her fine reduced.

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A slim majority is enough

As Queensland's new Labor minority government sits down to determine its immediate priorities, it faces a difficult choice: hasten slowly, or seize the day?

Newman's 'zombie role' as decision looms

Labor will "almost certainly" be allowed to form government in Queensland as a caretaker government "can't go on forever".

LNP 'well ahead': Katters

While Labor is likely to form government, the Katters are leaning towards the LNP but "a sneeze could change government". Nine News

Newman must 'resign his commission'

Labor says Campbell Newman should resign at "6.01pm" Tuesday night but the LNP says they are trying to "snatch the keys to the Executive Building".

Labor will 'restore good government'

Key independents vow to "work with anyone" as Labor is favoured to win government after an historic Queensland election. Nine News

LNP must 'eat humble pie'

Katter party MPs say it will be 'very difficult to negotiate' with a Tim Nicholls led LNP.

Prepare for another election: Seeney

A new minority government will be a "complete disaster": Seeney.

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.