Starfish die by the thousands in freak event

Kristian Silva 9:59 PM   Thousands of starfish have died after being washed ashore on Moreton Island.

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Carpet python found eating flying fox

The carpet python was a third of the way through when Ryan Francis snapped this picture.

Amy Mitchell-Whittington 5:24 PM   Queensland ecologist stumbles upon carpet python tucking into winged midnight snack.

Brisbane Lions' Lewis Taylor charged over $10,000 damage to eight vehicles

Lewis Taylor edged Western Bulldog Marcus Bontempelli by one vote to claim the prestigious award last year.

Andrew Thomson 5:20 PM   Brisbane Lions player Lewis Taylor has been charged with causing $10,000 damage after eight vehicles were trashed at Mortlake 13 months ago.

Qld lawyer wants paid leave for abusers

A Gold Coast lawyer is calling on the premier to extend the domestic violence leave policy to include perpetrators.

4:31 PM   A Gold Coast lawyer wants the government to offer extra paid leave to public servants who are abusive towards their partners so they can seek counselling.

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Missing man and woman may be on Sunshine Coast

Police believe Lee Powell and Kathleen Hockey may be on the Sunshine Coast.

Amy Mitchell-Whittington 4:22 PM   A man and a woman, who went missing from the South Burnett region last week, could be in the Sunshine Coast, police say.

Car chase teens part of juvenile crime gang: police

Police laid road spikes to stop this stolen car near Townsville early Thursday morning.

Kim Stephens 4:11 PM   Nine teenagers caught in a stolen car near Townsville in the early hours of Thursday were part of a juvenile crime gang that went on a four-day theft spree across much of northern Queensland, police have alleged.

Hinchliffe doesn't deny cabinet hopes

Former Bligh minister Stirling Hinchliffe.

3:27 PM   Former minister considered a shoe-in for Cabinet post.

Sand 'sinkhole' starting to disappear

A sinkhole has opened on North Stradbroke Island.

Amy Mitchell-Whittington 3:16 PM   A section of beach that fell into the sea on North Stradbroke Island is starting to reappear.

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More politicians will help outback: MP

KAP Member for Mt Isa Rob Katter.

1:30 PM   Katter fears representation will be hindered in parliament.

Seven new drought declarations

More than 86 per cent of Queensland is now officially in drought.

1:27 PM   More than 86 per cent of state now officially in drought.

Tech giants courted for summit

Electric car maker Tesla will be invited to the Advance Queensland Innovation and Investment Summit.

1:18 PM   Google, Tesla, Facebook and YouTube in sites of Brisbane event.

Ex-Bandido heavyweight gets bail

Police have dropped nine charges against former Bandidos sergeant-at-arms Brett Pechey.

1:09 PM   Prosecutors drop nine charges against former sergeant-at-arms.

Up to five involved in Dufty death: police

Police have charged two men over the murder of Greg Dufty.

Kristian Silva 12:16 PM   Officers closing in on location of Gold Coast man's body.

Almost 100 schoolies patients in one night

Calls for an ambulance in the Surfers Paradise party precinct have largely related to dehydration and heat stroke.

Kim Stephens 12:11 PM   Paramedics have had their busiest night so far at this year's Gold Coast schoolies celebrations, responding to nearly 100 calls for assistance.

Man charged with raping child

A man has been charged with three counts of raping a child.

11:56 AM   A man has been charged with raping a child in Cairns.

Nine boys found in stolen car

Police used road spikes to end a low-speed chase in north Queensland early Thursday.

Kim Stephens 11:40 AM   Joyride ends when road spikes used in low-speed pursuit.

Third man charged with Dufty murder

Police have charged two men over the murder of Greg Dufty.

Kim Stephens 10:52 AM   Gold Coast father allegedly killed over drug debt in July.

McCulkin accused was 'Angel of Death'

Barbara McCulkin with one of her daughters.

Alexandra Patrikios 10:50 AM   One of the men accused of an infamous Queensland triple-murder was known as the "Angel of Death" in the state's underworld, a court has heard.

It may be awkward, but we need to talk to kids about porn

It's normal for young people to want to learn about sex and relationships.

Alina Morawska 10:23 AM   The ease of access to pornography has changed rapidly

Woman charged over stabbings

Police say a woman stabbed two people who asked her to stop fighting in front of their unit.

Kim Stephens 9:54 AM   Couple stabbed after confronting group outside unit.

Kookaburra must not drop the ball for third Test

Kookaburra's pink balls allow for day-night cricket but the visibility and durability of the balls has come under the spotlight.

Holly Ferling 10:52 PM   COMMENT: The quality of the Kookaburra balls have been questioned by various people in the cricketing world, with more than a dozen ball changes during the WACA Test.

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No compo for IGA worker 'zapped' by lightning

A Queensland supermarket worker claimed he had been shocked by lightning while working in the store.

Kristian Silva 9:44 PM   A Queensland supermarket worker who claimed he was injured after being struck by lightning has failed in a bid to get compensation.

'Green bonds' could fund climate change strategy

Funding expert Sandy Blackburn-Wright: "if you invest in these preventative programs, you can offset those future costs".

Tony Moore 1:00 AM   The international boom of "green bonds" and "social impact bonds" to fund both environment and social welfare projects will be one strand of Queensland's emerging Climate Change Adaptive Strategy.

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Third arrest over Dufty murder in Qld

A man has been taken to the Southport watch house to be questioned over the suspected murder of Greg Dufty.

Police are questioning a third person over the suspected murder of missing man Greg Dufty.

Qld man faces more child sex charges

Garry Amey, who was missing for two weeks, faces more child sex charges.

A man who went missing after he was charged with child pornography offences is facing a dozen more charges.

Qld charity beer to raise funds for Great Barrier Reef

A schooner.

Kristian Silva 1:00 AM   A Brisbane man will donate half the profits from his new beer company to conservation of the Great Barrier Reef.

Nine years for man who brought cocaine to Qld

A Spanish man who says he thought he was carrying money when he was stopped with 2.3kg of cocaine at Cairns Airport has been sentenced to nine years jail.

A Spanish man who says he thought he was carrying money when he was stopped with 2.3kg of cocaine at Cairns Airport has been sentenced to nine years jail.

Privacy fears over 'Instagram for doctors'

Images of patient's ailments such as this one are posted to the application daily.

Amy Mitchell-Whittington 1:00 AM   WARNING: DISTRESSING IMAGES. Half a million healthcare professionals are sharing their medical cases via an app likened to an Instagram for doctors.

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UQ law student 'hacked uni for better marks'

A male law student will face court charged with hacking the University of Queensland to change his results.

A law student has been charged with allegedly hacking in to the University of Queensland's computer system to cheat his way to better marks.

Police hunt for knife man who threatened schoolboy

Queensland Police have released a comfit image of a man they believe may be able to assist them with their investigations.

Amy Mitchell-Whittington   Police are on the hunt for a man who threatened a 10-year-old boy at a Maryborough school.


Les Miserables a 'cathartic experience'

The acclaimed theatre production Les Miserables is a "dream come true" for the cast, who perform at QPAC from November 10 until January 17.

Hollingworth 'washed his hands' of abuse

Former Brisbane St Paul's Headmaster Gilbert Case "couldn't recall" students' cries for help while Archbishop Peter Hollingworth had "washed his hands of the matter".

Festival couple get married on stage

Two Brisbane punk rock music fans become the first couple to tie the knot on stage at the Fest 14 music festival in Florida.

Driver crashes into truck, keeps going

A teenager driving a ute at Logan, south of Brisbane, tries to evade police despite having his tyres deflated and crashing into a semi-trailer.

MP complains about throat slitting gesture

Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller is accused of making a throat slitting gesture and saying "you're a goner" to Opposition MP Tarnya Smith.

Tara Brown: we thought she was free

Relatives and friends of Gold Coast mother Tara Brown speak of the "devastating" impact of her death and why domestic violence is "not on".

Christmas countdown begins in Brisbane

South Bank and the Brisbane CBD will feature 400 free events this festive season, starting with the lighting of the Christmas tree on November 27.

Model gains followers after quitting social media

Noosa model Essena O'Neill says she was just being "transparent" after quitting instagram, then gaining half a million new followers. Nine News

Students relive 'horrific stories of abuse'

A Royal Commission into sexual abuse is "traumatic" for some former students of Brisbane private schools who have "anger and resentment" decades after the alleged abuse happened.

Men turned up expecting sex

A man is charged with stalking after allegedly posing as his ex-lover online and sending dozens of men to her house for sex.

My son is 'in deep grief'

The mother of a man found guilty of killing his infant son by falling into the Logan river and letting go of him says "my son is deeply sorry".

Valley wall: 'we live in the darkness'

A Fortitude Valley resident who lives next to a noise wall built by Fringe Bar says it is "dark, dismal and awful" and they will continue their fight to tear it down.

Bachelorette contestant Michael reveals hidden side

Runner-up on The Bachelorette, Michael Turnbull, talks about his property and business interests and the truth behind his soccer background.