'Bullied' man sues Brisbane Boy's College for $600k

Kim Stephens   An elite Brisbane boy's school ignored a relentless three-year bullying campaign inflicted on a young student by classmates, according to the alleged victim.

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United Patriots Front picks wrong Qld town for party launch

Blair Cottrell in one of his Facebook posts.

Amy Remeikis 10:30 PM   The far-right anti-Islamic group, United Patriots Front, appears to have chosen the wrong Queensland town for the launch of its as-yet unregistered political party, Fortitude.

Gold Coast mayor promises free travel for seniors if re-elected

Gold Coast mayor Tom Tate has promised free off-peak public transport for seniors.

Tony Moore 8:29 PM   Gold Coast seniors would get free travel on public transport outside peak hours for four years if Gold Coast mayor Tom Tate is re-elected on March 19.

Popular doctor dies in kite surfing accident

Dr William von Witt died in a kite surfing accident in Moreton Bay.

Nathanael Cooper 7:48 PM   Colleagues pay tribute to Dr William von Witt.

Shark researcher slams Gold Coast woman's hunger strike

Nicole McLachlan recently created a documentary called 'Strike', that looks the effect of drumlines and shark nets on ...

Amy Mitchell-Whittington 7:45 PM   A Queensland shark expert has attacked Gold Coast campaigner Nicole McLachlan on day six of her hunger strike, calling it a "sad stunt" that will "compromise marine conservation efforts".

Logan murder charges: Police suspect drug debt was behind deaths

Cory Breton and Iuliana Triscaru, missing from Logan since late January.

Kim Stephens 7:33 PM   Police suspect a drug debt was behind the deaths of missing Logan pair Cory Breton and Iluiana Triscaru, who they alleged were murdered, stuffed in a metal box and dumped in a dam on the night of January 24.

Ben Nguyen primed for home town Brisbane UFC

Ben Nguyen is getting ready for a home-town fight next month.

Liam Ducey 7:19 PM   Brisbane UFC flyweight Ben Nguyen will have the biggest fight of his career in his adopted home town next month when he meets fellow rising star Justin Scoggins at UFC Brisbane.

Daniel Radcliffe to shoot next film in Queensland

Daniel Radcliffe will shoot his next film in Queensland.

Nathanael Cooper 7:17 PM   Jungle will be predominantly shot in Queensland with pre-production beginning in April.

Surfers Paradise sex assault: Accused 'not an adult'

A teenager has been accused of sexually assaulting eight young women in the water at Surfers Paradise.

6:59 PM   An Afghan-born teenager accused of sexually assaulting eight young females in surf at a Gold Coast beach claims he's 16, not 18, and should be tried as a child.

Qlders try to tumble their way into circus career

Performer Clint Bolster approaches the judges. For the first time, Cirque du Soleil conducts a roadshow as part of ...

Nathanael Cooper 6:10 PM   Audition roadshow gives hopeful acrobats their chance to shine.

Man transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries

A man has been seriously injured in a crash near Ravenshoe.

Nathanael Cooper 6:02 PM   Car burst into flames after hitting a tree.

Highgate Hill homes: Government issues stop work order

Protesters outside the proposed development at Highgate Hill on Monday.

Kim Stephens 4:48 PM   Three heritage homes in Brisbane's inner south may yet be saved, after the state government issued an eleventh-hour reprieve to enable their historic value to be assessed.

Criminologist: How to tackle alcohol-fuelled violence

The Palaszczuk government is introducing a raft of measures to combat alcohol-fuelled violence in Queensland nightspots, ...

Professor Janet Ransley 4:40 PM   The Palaszczuk government has proposed new measures to reduce the physical, social and economic harm caused by alcohol misuse. The government are right to be concerned about this. Alcohol is thought to be responsible for 4.5% of total disease and injury world-wide, with the cost of these harms to Australia estimated to be from $15.3 billion to $36 billion annually.

Bomb threats clear 40 Qld schools

Buddina State School was evacuated after an alleged bomb threat last week.

Nathanael Cooper 2:39 PM   Nearly as many Queensland schools were evacuated on Thursday as were evacuated over five days the previous week.

Logan pair: Murder charges laid against six people

Six people have been charged over the murders of Cory Breton and Iuliana Triscaru.

Kim Stephens 2:11 PM   As the six accused appear in court, a box has been found in a dam where police have been searching for missing Logan duo Corey Breton and Iuliana Triscaru.

Police search for three people after stolen car dumped

Police search for three people after a stolen car was dumped on the Sunshine Coast.

Jorge Branco 1:22 PM   Police are searching the southern Sunshine Coast for three people on the run after dumping a stolen car.

Greyhound trainer guilty of animal cruelty

Greyhound trainer Tom Noble pleaded guilty to all charges of live baiting this week.

10:29 AM   Disgraced greyhound trainer Tom Noble could face a lengthy stint behind bars after he pleaded guilty to a litany of serious animal cruelty offences.

Confidence in business down due to government's 'inactivity'

Treasurer Curtis Pitt has often referred to the NAB survey which had Queensland "outperforming" the rest of the country ...

Amy Remeikis   Queensland businesses expect the economy to get weaker over the next year, according to a new poll which points the finger at China's downturn and the Palaszczuk government's "inactivity".

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Library director should have been sacked: report

Whistleblower Daniel Abel says more should have been done when the concerns were first raised.

Tony Moore   The State Library of Queensland's former director of corporate affairs should have been sacked three years ago for having thousands of pornographic images on his work-issued mobile phone and iPad.

Three taken into custody in relation to Logan missing pair

Police search an abandoned block in Kingston on Wednesday for signs of a missing Logan duo.

Nathanael Cooper   Three people taken into custody after police draw weapons on the Gateway Bridge.

Lockout legislation rests on KAP's support

"We're a long way off from landing on this yet," Robbie Katter said.

North Queensland is shaping up as the key battleground in the Palaszczuk government's fight to get the support it needs to pass its alcohol fuelled violence laws.

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Pregnant woman diagnosed with Zika in Queensland

A pregnant woman has tested positive for the Zika virus in southeast Queensland.

Nathanael Cooper   A pregnant woman has tested positive for the Zika virus in southeast Queensland.

Queensland Police introduce LGBTI support network for employees

Uniformed Queensland Police marched in the Brisbane Pride Festival for the first time in 2015.

Louise Priddle   Sexual and gender diversity within the thin blue line has received a boost with the introduction of the Queensland Police Service Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Support Network.

Ex-Knights player fined over Brisbane brawl

Ibrahim Kamara, 20, has been committed to stand trial in the ACT Supreme Court for allegedly having sex with a minor.

A former Newcastle Knights NRL player has been fined $850 and ordered to do community service for his involvement in a brawl in inner-Brisbane.

Council elections: Need for honest growth debate in 2016

If the cranes over Newstead are anything to go by, there's no slowing down to growth in Brisbane.

Chris Mountford   You may have noticed the city's letterboxes, airwaves, train stations and social media feeds are becoming saturated with campaign messages for March's council elections.

Moths spill onto the streets of a small Queensland town

Local council came through and cleared up most of the moths on Wednesday morning.

Amy Mitchell-Whittington   Residents at Winton, a central west Queensland town, woke this morning to a swarm of moths.

Adani pursuing solar energy project

Indian mining giant Adani is pursuing a solar power project in Australia after years of delays in building a mega ...

Indian mining giant Adani is pursuing a solar power project in Australia after years of delays in building a mega coalmine in central Queensland.

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Poo helps solve Dreamworld tiger mystery

Dreamworld tiger cub Kai.

Nathanael Cooper   Science helps Dreamworld keepers keep track of tiger pregnancies

Police search vacant block for signs of missing Logan duo

Lelan Harrington, left, has spent the night being interviewed by police while his friends Cory Breton, and Iuliana ...

Jorge Branco   Crime scenes have been set up at two properties south of Brisbane as police ramp up the search for a missing duo not seen for more than two weeks.

No fare review answers as $40 million rail centre opens

Employment Minister Grace Grace and Transport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe, with a Queensland Rail employee (centre), ...

Amy Remeikis   Standing in front of the world's largest LG control screen that mapped out Brisbane's rail network, Queensland Transport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe was thrilled to talk all things innovation and trains – except fares.

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Deported father 'lost' in Chile

Brisbane father Ricardo Bolvaran says he has "thought about suicide" since being deported to Chile for his criminal history despite living in Australia since the age of one.

Police dog rescued from car

Police chasing a runaway driver in Gold Coast bushland on Saturday are forced to search for a valued police dog after he goes missing. Nine News

Ambo bashed by patient

A Gold Coast paramedic suffers up to 60 blows to the head in a "relentless" attack by a man he was treating. Nine News

Biker takes stupidity 'to a new level'

A motorbike rider is filmed by police taking selfies while breaking numerous road rules riding through Brisbane streets. Nine News

Car splits in two during pursuit

A car crashes into a bus and splits in two during a dramatic police pursuit west of Brisbane on Wednesday. Nine News

Baden-Clay: no 'intent to kill'

Gerard Baden-Clay's murder charge is downgraded to manslaughter, leaving the family of his former wife "disappointed and saddened".

Palmer demands cash to save 800 jobs

Clive Palmer wants a state government handout to keep his Townsville nickel plant open but the Treasurer "won't be held to ransom".

Crane daredevil faces drug charges

A 21-year-old man who dangled off a high crane at Woolloongabba on Sunday faces a raft of charges including possessing MDA and public nuisance. Nine News

Highway murder charge: driver 'devastated'

Motorists are warned "don't pull over" after a man is charged with murder for allegedly punching a man into the path of a truck on the Gateway Motorway. Nine News

Crocodile feasts on crocodile

A giant saltwater crocodile is photographed thrashing about a smaller croc in North Queensland before eating it.

Mega hail storm leaves its mark

One year on from Brisbane's freak super cell hail storm in November 2014, more than 120,000 insurance claims for damage have been lodged.

Jupiters penthouse gets a reno

The penthouse at Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast is fitted out to cater for Chinese billionaires who "love to gamble". Nine News

It's an avalanche, not a sinkhole

A sinkhole opens up at Jumpin Pin on North Stradbroke Island off Brisbane, but experts say it's more like an avalanche or "rapid beach erosion event".