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Sink plug found in Hog's Breath Cafe salad

A Hog's Breath Cafe customer found a sink plug in a salad.

Kristian Silva 12:00 AM   The Hog's Breath Cafe has apologised to a Brisbane customer after she found a sink plug in her salad during the weekend.

Seeney demands committee snub explaination

Former Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney has demanded the Premier put up or shut up.

Amy Remeikis 12:00 AM   Former Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney has issued Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk an ultimatum –show him the comments.

Erosion plan to protect Brisbane's drinking water supplies gets federal support

Farmer Jeff Payne showing erosion on his Fernvale property.

Tony Moore 12:00 AM   Fernvale farmer Jeff Payne points at a water pipe sticking out of a 30-metre high eroded bank of soil on his farm beside the Brisbane River which looks like it has been like that for decades.

Stradbroke Island sand mining company Sibelco acquitted over permits

North Stradbroke Island mining company Sibelco has been acquitted of two charges of taking and selling sand without appropriate permits.

Judith Kerr 8:46 PM   North Stradbroke Island mining company Sibelco has been acquitted of two counts of extracting sand without appropriate permits.

Racing Queensland integrity manager reinstated

Greyhound racing has been under pressure in Queensland after a live baiting scandal.

Jorge Branco 8:25 PM   The man in charge of integrity in Queensland's racing industry has been reinstated as the code continues to grapple with the greyhound live baiting scandal.

AG calls for Auscript investigation after revelation extra Baden-Clay courts were recorded

Gerard Baden-Clay.

Amy Remeikis 12:00 AM   The state's Auditor-General will be asked to investigate how courtrooms holding the potential jury pool for the Gerard Baden-Clay murder trial and the media covering the case, were recorded.

Toowoomba mosque fire: City rallies around Muslim community

Police are investigate a second suspicious fire at a Toowoomba mosque this year.

Jorge Branco 12:00 AM   An Islamic leader has told how a non-Muslim man held him and cried as he expressed his sorrow over a devastating suspected arson attack, which all but destroyed his city's mosque.

Pilot Rob Pavan's family celebrates life of 'great man'

Pilot Rob Pavan with his eldest daughter Rinelle Bailey.

Jorge Branco 6:47 PM   Loved ones celebrating the life of missing Queensland pilot Rob Pavan have painted a picture of a passionate family man who died doing what he loved.

Justice system can do better with domestic violence: experts

The judicial system is inconsistent when dealing with domestic violence, according to experts.

Kim Stephens 6:29 PM   After a horrific start to the year for domestic violence related crime, experts from the sector gathered in Brisbane on Tuesday afternoon to discuss how the justice system could do better.

Defence force troops depart Brisbane for Iraq

The 7th Brigade at Gallipoli Barracks.

Kristian Silva 6:11 PM   Prime Minister Tony Abbott has farewelled 300 troops from Brisbane's Enoggera barracks as they prepare for a deployment to Iraq.

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Maritime death mystery off Queensland coast

Sun Peng's death was "undetermined but suspicious", according to the court.

Cameron Atfield 12:00 AM   A maritime murderer may have left Australian waters last year after a Chinese national disappeared from a ship west of Weipa, leaving behind only a trail of blood, a Queensland coroner has found.

Man charged with murder after fatal McDowall car crash

The scene of the fatal car crash at McDowall.

Cameron Atfield 4:26 PM   A man has been charged with murder following fatal traffic accident north of Brisbane that claimed the life of a Thai man earlier this month.

Gympie plane crash: Pilot's body found

Authorities searching for pilot Rob Pavan in the area he crashed have found a body.

4:25 PM   Police searching bushland north-west of Gympie following a plane crash have found the body of a man, believed to be the pilot of the aircraft.

Queensland orphanage abuse allegations 'sensationalised': nun

The royal commission is hearing allegations of child abuse a central Queensland orphanage.

4:22 PM   The head of the Catholic order of nuns that ran an infamous Queensland orphanage still believes the sex abuse claims should not have been aired in parliament.

'Poor, desperate' people smugglers jailed

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

4:05 PM   Two Indonesian people smugglers sentenced to five years jail after taking about 150 asylum seekers on a tragic voyage to Australia were preyed upon by ringleaders, a court has heard.

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 <i>Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales</I>.

Natalie Bochenski 4:03 PM   Johnny Depp arrives at Brisbane Airport to resume filming.

Police seize weapons and drugs in Thornlands raid

Weapons seized at the Thornlands home.

Jorge Branco 3:56 PM   Anti-bikie police have seized drugs and weapons, including a sawn-off rifle with a laser sight, during a raid in Brisbane's bayside.


Cats is coming back to Brisbane. Why?

Cats could have been the theatre world's greatest ever contribution to the hair and makeup industries.

Natalie Bochenski 3:07 PM   The impending return of Cats begs the question: why? It uses up space that could be taken by other, better productions and it could see us trapped in a cycle where only big-budget shows tour here.

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Queensland policeman stood down over fatal car crash

A 29-year-old Queensland policeman has been stood down over a fatal car accident.

Kim Stephens 3:02 PM   A 29-year-old Queensland policeman has been stood down over a fatal car accident.

Killer rapist refused High Court appeal

The High Court has refused leave for Mark Richard Lawrence to appeal a decision to keep him in prison.

2:49 PM   A notorious killer and rapist who has been in jail for more than 30 years has failed to convince the High Court he has grounds to appeal his continued detention.

UQ hits back at Four Corners university corruption investigation

University of Queensland vice chancellor Peter Hoj.

Jorge Branco 1:38 PM   The head of Queensland's largest university has responded to reports corruption is rife in the international student sector, saying it doesn't happen at his school.

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.

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.

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   High unemployment is weighing on the Queensland economy.


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.