LNP leadership process 'undemocratic': party branch

Amy Remeikis 12:00 AM   LNP branch members are vying to have a bigger say in who leads the parliamentary party, labelling the current system "undemocratic".


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Liverpool to unveil away kit in Brisbane

Liverpool announce its away kit in Brisbane on July 16. Daniel Sturridge, left, wears the home kit against Manchester City

Jorge Branco 9:32 PM   Queensland's Liverpool fans have scored another coup, with the English club announcing plans to unveil its away strip for the upcoming season in Brisbane next week.

Brisbane braces for coldest weather this year

Brisbane is set for a chilly start to next week

Jorge Branco 9:19 PM   Brisbane is set for its coldest spell this year with temperatures predicted to drop well into single figures to start next week.

Lorna Jane under fire over receptionist ad

Lorna Jane Clarkson at her Brisbane headquarters.

Kim Stephens 7:15 PM   Fitness fashion queen Lorna Jane Clarkson is under fire over an advertisement for a receptionist at her Brisbane headquarters that stipulates required bust, hip, waist and height measurements.

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Mother proud Gold Coast man died fighting IS

Reece Harding was killed fighting IS in Syria.

7:05 PM   Mother says it's farcical to lock up fighters trying to defeat IS.

Council ward boundary changes a step closer

Population projection changes in areas such as Hamilton have been highlighted.

Amy Remeikis 6:45 PM   Brisbane is growing and so are its council wards, which is why the Electoral Commission of Queensland has moved to make changes.

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Ashes 2015: Pat Cummins confident in body ahead of return

Australia's Pat Cummins listens to the national anthem prior to the start of the 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool A match against Afghanistan in Perth on March 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD 

Beth Newman 5:51 PM   Last-minute Ashes inclusion Pat Cummins hasn't played first-class cricket since 2013 but he is confident his body can stand up to the rigours of Test cricket.

'Green Union Labor Lefty ABC' should take Q&A off-air: Liberal Senator

Q&A host Tony Jones.

Amy Remeikis 5:25 PM   A Queensland Senator has called for the ABC to take Q&A off the air pending a review into the program as part of his "Green Union Labor Lefty ABC" watch – GULLA for short.

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Logan's secret cafe culture

Logan boasts spots for cafe connoisseurs.

Jodi Panayotov 5:16 PM   The city of Logan is known for its great outdoors, its multiculturalism and affordable housing but few, including the locals are aware of another side to Logan – its secret café culture.

Queensland Budget 2015: Good news comes early in a quiet budget

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt will hand down his first state budget on July 14.

Amy Remeikis 5:01 PM   Curtis Pitt appears keen to release as much good news from his first budget as he can ahead of its release next Tuesday.

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Drug trafficker lands 11-year sentence

A member of a Romanian drug ring believed responsible fro trafficking 30 kilograms of heroin into Queensland over 10 years has been handed an 11.5-year sentence.

Jorge Branco 4:44 PM   A man caught in a year-long police investigation into a tri-state heroin trafficking network has been sentenced to more than 11 years in jail.

Qld teens threw concrete at bus: police

Police said two teenagers threw concrete through a bus window in North Queensland

4:17 PM   Police are reviewing CCTV footage to identify two teenagers who hurled lumps of concrete through the window of a north Queensland bus, endangering dozens of lives.

Six treated after gas incident in Brisbane

Police say 50 people have been evacuated from a building at Bowen Hills.

2:58 PM   Six people are being assessed by paramedics after an apparent gas leak at an inner-Brisbane building.

LNP drops asset sales agenda in new economic plan

Opposition leader Lawrence Springborg.

Amy Remeikis 1:47 PM   An extra one and a half pillars, no forced redundancies and a commitment to growth, form the foundation of the LNP's economic plan, post Strong Choices.

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Missing girls, 14 and 15, found

Missing Gold coast teenagers Holly Goodwin and Emma Howarth.

Kristian Silva 1:22 PM   Gold Coast girls Holly Goodwin and Emma Howarth found in Gympie region.

Play to your strengths, cities told

Brisbane Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner.

Tony Moore 1:19 PM   Brisbane deliberately avoided competing with Sydney, Melbourne: Schrinner.

Drugged driver clocked 169km/h: police

Toowoomba Road Policing Command officers allegedly spotted a drug driver travelling 69km/h at the Gatton Bypass

Jorge Branco 1:10 PM   A south-east Queensland man's car has been seized after he was allegedly clocked almost 70km/h over the speed limit while on drugs.

Parker finds affinity with Ennis

Corey Parker and David Klemmer during the match.

Beth Newman 12:48 PM   Maroons lock sees similarities to likely Blues hooker Ennis.

Springborg glad not to be part of 'vanilla' LNP

LNP parliamentary leader Lawrence Springborg.

Amy Remeikis 12:21 PM   LNP parliamentary leader Lawrence Springborg said he would consider it "a sad state of affairs" if his party was "so vanilla" it couldn't debate issues which would see the party leadership land in the hands of the State Council, rather than MPs.

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Story Bridge 1940 opening 'live' coverage

The Story Bridge dominates the landscape in 1940.

Danielle Cronin and Natalie Bochenski 12:18 PM   Official records and news reports used to recreate opening ceremony.

Man falls off Masonic Hall roof

A man injured his shoulder when he fell from a roof in Rockhampton.

12:08 PM   Eight-metre fall leaves man with shoulder injury.

Jonathan Brown says Cam Smith a 'genuine bloke'

Queensland has defended its captain after criticism from Alex McKinnon.

Beth Newman 11:47 AM   Jonathan Brown, Maroons back Smith after McKinnon

Man crushed by house in Clayfield

A man has suffered head injuries after being crushed under a house.

Kim Stephens 11:12 AM   A 38-year-old man has suffered head injuries after being crushed under a house in Brisbane's north.

Sebastian Coe spruiks Olympic benefits

Lord Sebastian Coe has helped open the Asia Pacific Cities Summit in Brisbane.

Kim Stephens and Tony Moore 10:41 AM   London Games organiser says Games are worth the money.

Sword used in armed robbery

Three men are wanted after a sword was used to rob a Sunnybank Hill store.

Kristian Silva 9:50 AM   Police are looking for three men who robbed Sunnybank Hills store.

'Keep your guns in your handbags'

Policewomen sported radically different uniforms and carried their weapon in a service issue handbag when Dell Fisher joined the force.

Jason Quelch 8:59 AM   One of Queensland's first female police recruits who fought through years of gender inequality within the police force is retiring after a 42 year career.

Hodgo roasts, Ablett intervention and mistaken identity

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27:  Justin Hodges of the Maroons looks on during game one of the State of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at ANZ Stadium on May 27, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Beth Newman 6:52 AM   What's been good, bad and bizarre about this weekend in Queensland sport.

Driving Miss Dory

Cars with personality are not complete until they have a name.

Stephanie Brownlee 10:58 PM   Kermit,' the name of the very green and much loved Muppet character secured the top spot in an RACQ survey of most popular car names chosen by Queensland young drivers.

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Asia Pacific Cities Summit 2015 opens in Brisbane

Nunukul Yuggera Aboriginal dance group performs the traditional Welcome to Country at the 2015 Asia Pacific Cities Summit in Brisbane.

Cameron Atfield   Brisbane played host to its biggest concentration of political and business leaders since last year's G20 when the 10th biennial Asia Pacific Cities Summit opening ceremony was held at City Hall on Sunday night.

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Maroons Forwards must lift for game three

NSW players Paul Gallen and Trent Merrin put the squeeze on Maroon Aidan Guerra.

Beth Newman   Queensland's forwards will need to fire in Wednesday's Suncorp decider and it will be the injections off the bench as much as their starting pack that will need to do that.


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.