Brisbane braces for coldest weather this year

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


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Teacher who pushed a student into a wheelie bin escapes suspension

A  teacher has escaped suspension in a Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal decision.

Jorge Branco 12:00 AM   A Queensland teacher who called one student a "mummy's boy" and pushed another student into a wheelie bin has escaped suspension.

Eagle St to welcome diners back from the 'burbs

Pony Lounge and Dining is one of five Eagle Street Pier restaurants coming together for a Dine under the Stars event.

Roxanne Jeynes 10:44 PM   With Brisbane patrons increasingly pushing their palates beyond traditional dining, restauranteurs have cooked up Dine under the Stars at Eagle Street.

Asia Pacific Cities Summit 2015: Infrastructure certainty needed

Luis Castilla, chief executive of infrastructure giant Acciona, Tel Aviv's deputy mayor Asaf Zamir and Sunshine Coast mayor Mark Jamieson at the Asia Pacific Cities Summit.

Tony Moore 12:00 AM   Australian infrastructure funding must become more reliable to lock in private investment, one of the world's leading infrastructure companies says.

Pair plead guilty to stun gun sales

Two men have admitted selling stun guns to people they thought were 'reputable'.

8:37 PM   Two Queensland market dealers of illegal stun guns had decided not to sell the weapons to tattooed buyers to minimise their misuse, a court has heard.

Captain Jack Sparrow flies in to visit sick kids in Brisbane

Johnny Depp visits sick kids at the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital.

Jorge Branco 8:10 PM   Sick kids at the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital had a surprise visit from a movie star on Tuesday evening.

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Queensland researcher says new suicide assessment will save lives

University of Queensland School of Psychology research fellow Dr Keith Harris has designed a new suicidality assessment scale.

Jorge Branco 7:01 PM   When four of his colleagues took their lives in a year, psychologist Dr Keith Harris was inspired to focus his research efforts on suicide.

Meet Queensland's Other State of Origin team

The iconic sound of the 70s: the Bee Gees.

Bill O'Chee 12:00 AM   Here's the Other State of Origin, made up entirely of Queenslanders whose achievements outside sport, at a national or international level, should make us proud.

'A good start', but domestic violence victims need more help

The government announced the trial of a domestic violence specialist court, two additional emergency shelters and the expansion of the Domestic Violence Duty Lawyer Service to 14 locations through Legal Aid Queensland.

Amy Remeikis 6:21 PM   Queensland's community legal centres have described the government's commitment to help tackle legal issues associated with domestic and family violence as "a good start", but there is more to be done.

Stolen goods horde: Is this your watch, phone or car keys?

Police have uncovered a large collection of stolen goods at Springwood.

Jorge Branco 6:18 PM   Theft victims from any of almost a dozen Brisbane suburbs could be in luck after police recovered a horde of suspected stolen goods including jewellery, computers, mobile phones and sets of keys.

Era of virtual reality arrives

Microsoft in the Asia Pacific Region GM Vivek Puthucode says the company's HoloLens technology will revolutionise problem solving.

Tony Moore 5:52 PM   Holograms to let engineers, architects and doctors work in 3D.

State of Origin: Meninga says Smith 'deserves respect'

Mal Meninga says Queensland skipper Cam Smith is "right up there in Origin legacy".

Beth Newman 4:57 PM   Queensland coach Mal Meninga backed captain Cameron Smith to put a couple of tough days behind him for Wednesday's State of Origin decider.

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Two officers hurt in Capalaba police car crash

Two police officers suffered minor injuries in this crash in Capalaba.

Stephen Jeffery 4:45 PM   Two police officers were treated for minor injuries after their car was involved in a crash with another vehicle and a traffic light in Capalaba on Tuesday afternoon.

Queensland ice raids net $1.5 million in drugs, with 92 arrests

The search for a motorcycle uncovered the drug ice among other things in a Perth apartment.

Kristian Silva 3:55 PM   Police have seized $1.5 million of the drug ice after an operation that netted 92 people across Queensland.

Fair Work says CFMEU 'broke law 822 times'

Fair Work has accused the CFMEU of being responsible for more than 800 breaches of the law in relation to two Queensland projects.

3:36 PM   A major trade union and its representatives allegedly broke the law 822 times after shutting down two Queensland work sites, a federal government agency says.

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1000 cannabis plants seized in warehouse drug raid: police

Police uncovered rooms full of cannabis plants in a raid at a Geebung warehouse

Jorge Branco 2:28 PM   Two men have been charged with producing dangerous drugs after police uncovered close to 1000 cannabis plants during a raid in Brisbane's north.

Win tickets to Ruben Guthrie preview

1:49 PM   The story of a man battling the bottle, and the city that won't let him put it down.

Officers try to save whale stranded for weeks in Qld lagoon

A minke whale spotted weeks ago in a reef lagoon has still not swum to freedom.

1:27 PM   Marine experts are trying to save a whale that's been stranded in a reef lagoon in the waters off Cairns for three weeks.

Motorcyclist has arm ripped off in collision with truck

Four motorcycle riders have died in two days on Queensland roads.

Kim Stephens 1:20 PM   A motorcyclist had his arm ripped off in a collision with a truck on a south-east Queensland highway on Tuesday morning.

Premier digs in against PM

Annastacia Palaszczuk says "it's not fair" the Queenslnand can't access the Federal Government's $5 billion fund for state infrastructure projects.

Amy Remeikis 12:09 PM   Palaszczuk accuses Abbott of refusing to negotiate on federal funding.

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Driver heart attack may have led to Gold Coast crash

A man in his 60s died after suffering a suspected heart attack, Queensland Ambulance Service has said.

Kim Stephens 11:44 AM   A driver who died in a car crash at the Gold Coast on Tuesday morning suffered a suspected heart attack at the wheel, Queensland Ambulance Service said.

New court to deal with domestic violence

Southport Magistrates Court deals with between 40 and 50 domestic violence matters a day.

Amy Remeikis 11:37 AM   Trial of specialised court to exclusively hear family violence cases.

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Dogs die after visiting beach

Authorities believe naturally occurring toxins from dead marine animals may be responsible for dog deaths at a Central Queensland beach.

10:45 AM   At least five dogs mysteriously die after visiting beach, sparking investigation.

Restaurant bans young kids


Kristian Silva 10:36 AM   Owner says it's "just common social etiquette" to control children.

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High fuel price unjustified: RACQ

RACQ says the average retail margin of petrol in Brisbane of 12.6 cents a litre was about five cents a litre higher than was fair.

9:32 AM   Motoring group says there's no good reason for it.

Lorna Jane under fire over receptionist ad

Lorna Jane Clarkson at her Brisbane headquarters.

Kim Stephens 7:16 AM   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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Glimpse inside cities of the future

The panel on future cities at the Asia Pacific Cities Summit 2015 in Brisbane.

Tony Moore   Workers of the future will work in different teams on different projects in different offices, even for different firms, a CSIRO futurist told a Brisbane conference on Monday.

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Elderly Fraser Coast woman dies after assault


An elderly woman has died in hospital after an alleged assault on Queensland's Fraser Coast.

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   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.

Origin talk overshadowed by external chat

Cameron Smith consoles Billy Slater after the Maroons' defeat in Origin II.

Beth Newman   Days out from a sold-out Suncorp Stadium Origin series decider, one that has been billed as potentially one of the most significant in history, is acting as the understudy to a bigger debate.

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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.