Rats, roaches found in city's filthiest restaurants

Kristian Silva 9:09 PM   It's the yearly culinary shortlist no Brisbane restaurant wants to be on.

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Watermelon disease found on farm

A Queensland watermelon farm is under quarantine.

Jorge Branco 1:23 PM   North Queensland farm quarantined after disease detected.

Five years' jail for people smugglers

Customs officials and rescue personnel watch over survivors at Christmas Island after a boat capsized in July 2013.

1:14 PM   Two Indonesian people smugglers have been sentenced to five years behind bars by a Queensland court.

Captain Jack's back: Depp to resume filming Pirates

Johnny Depp arrives at Brisbane Airport on his way to the Gold Coast to resume shooting Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Natalie Bochenski 12:07 PM   Johnny Depp arrives at Brisbane Airport to resume filming.

Guilt gets better of drug dealer

Scales of Justice

Adam Davies 8:49 AM   Sunshine Coast man walks into police station and confesses.

Rider lands in canal after fleeing police

A motorbike rider has ended up in a Surfers Paradise canal while fleeing police.

Kim Stephens 7:34 AM   Man in serious condition after hitting wall and being landing in canal.

Fewest new arrivals in a decade

Sun and sand are no longer enough to bring southerners to the Sunshine State.

Tony Moore 7:18 AM   Flow of southerners dries up as young Queenslanders go south.

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Missing plane: Wreckage found, pilot killed

Rob Pavan, an experienced amateur pilot, departed Gympie Airstrip about 9.30am Saturday bound for a friend's birthday party near Gladstone, a 90-minute flight away.

Jorge Branco 7:09 AM   Missing pilot Rob Pavan was killed when his light plane smashed into a mountain plateau west of Gympie, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority says.

Why there's no Anzac Day public holiday

The Queensland government and Opposition say Anzac Day is about remembrance, not an extra day off.

Amy Remeikis 6:25 AM   No plan to change unique rule that will see everyone back at work on Monday.

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Good times two years away: report

High unemployment is weighing on the Queensland economy, according to the latest CommSec report.

Natalie Bochenski 9:40 PM   High unemployment is weighing on the Queensland economy.

Brisbane's Anzac links on show around CBD

Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk.

Kristian Silva 9:02 PM   Brisbane may be a long way from the beaches of Gallipoli, but the CBD's links to Australia's military history are being proudly shown off to mark the Anzac centenary.

Farmer unearths 100m-year-old sea monster

An artist's impression of the Kronosaurus.

Phillip Wells 9:02 PM   A Queensland farmer stumbled across the remains of a 100 million-year-old beast while working on his property near Nelia.

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'Breathalyser' test could help wipe out malaria

Anopheles stephensi, a species of mosquito used by James McCarthy in his malaria transmission studies.

Jorge Branco 12:00 AM   Scientists have made an important discovery in the fight to eradicate a disease that kills hundreds of thousands of people every year.

LNP Senator warns Queensland of 'GST karma'

Senator Matt Canavan has drawn flak for his comments on the carve-up of GST funds.

Amy Remeikis 12:00 AM   The Queensland LNP Senator who supported Western Australia's push for an increased GST share, despite what it would cost the state he represents has issued a warning about "GST karma".

Child hit by car in Sunnybank Hills

A child has been hit by a car in Sunnybank Hills.

Jorge Branco 5:25 PM   A young girl is in a serious condition after being hit by a car in Brisbane's south.

Charity donations destroyed by arsonists in Rockhampton

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Kristian Silva 3:22 PM   More than a tonne of donated goods has been destroyed with police continuing to investigate a suspicious fire at a Rockhampton op-shop.

Man injured in emu attack

An emu at the Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary.

Natalie Bochenski 3:21 PM   A man in his 50s has been taken to Hervey Bay hospital after being attacked by an emu near Maryborough on Monday afternoon.

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Childcare kids more likely to develop social, emotional and behavioural problems

Researchers have found that children who are heavy users of childcare centres are more ready for school, but face social problems.

Jorge Branco 2:58 PM   An Australian-first study finds students of childcare centres are potentially better prepared for school but more likely to develop social, emotional and behavioural problems.

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Scout leader facing child porn charges

A 30-year-old scout leader from Ipswich will appear in court on Monday to face a raft of child porn charges.

Kim Stephens 2:31 PM   A 30-year-old Scout leader from Ipswich has appeared in court to face a raft of child porn charges.

Bishop's 'shame' at Rockhampton orphanage abuse

Former Rockhampton Bishop Brian Heenan.

Miranda Forster 2:25 PM   A retired Catholic bishop who was slow to act on child sexual abuse allegations against members of his clergy says he feels shamed by what happened to abuse victims.

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Call-in decision by Qld's deputy premier next week

Deputy Premier Jackie Trad will decide within weeks whether to call in a development application for Brisbane's new mega-suburb at Cedar Wods.

Tony Moore   Deputy Premier Jackie Trad's department is working through almost 300 submissions received over the future of Brisbane's newest suburb, the $900 million Cedar Woods between The Gap and Upper Kedron.

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Billy Gordon returns to work as an independent MP

Member for Cook Billy Gordon.

Amy Remeikis   Besieged former Labor MP Billy Gordon is back at work as an independent for the first time since details from his past and allegations of domestic violence threatened to end his political career before it began.

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Man hospitalised after Redland Bay boat fire

A man was taken to hospital after this boat fire on Redland Bay on Monday morning.

Kim Stephens   A man in his 70s was taken to hospital after his boat caught fire near coastline north of Brisbane on Monday morning.

'No secret' Labor, unions linked

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

Amy Remeikis   Premier denies government owes debt to union movement.

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City set for cold nights, rain

Below-average temperatures are expected in Brisbane this week.

Kim Stephens   Below-average temperatures expected this week.

Aboriginal passport refused at airport

Aboriginal rights campaigner Callum Clayton-Dixon.

Sovereignty campaigner says he was "hassled" on arrival in Brisbane.

School bus crashes into front yard

A school bus rests in the front yard of a home in Pialba.

Kim Stephens   Children unhurt after bus reportedly swerves to avoid truck.

Teen hit by ute dies at scene

A man was hit by a ute while he was walking along a Deception Bay road on Sunday night.

Kim Stephens   Teenager was walking on Deception Bay road, say police.

Search widened for missing plane in Qld

The search has been widened for a plane missing in central Queensland.

Kim Stephens   The search area has been widened for a small plane that has gone missing in central Queensland.

Highlights

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.