Council rejects plan to cut federal disaster funding

Tony Moore 1:00 AM   Australia's largest council - Brisbane City Council - has unanimously rejected Productivity Council moves to reduce federal disaster relief funding.

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Search continues for Queensland man feared drowned

Queensland police

11:26 AM   The search for a man feared drowned at a deep far north Queensland lake has entered its fourth day.

Schoolies 2014: 'Toolies' arrests down at half way mark

Local traders say the influx of schoolies into Dunsborough is vital for the local economy.

Kristian Silva 10:56 AM   School leaver arrests set to be similar to 2013 figures.

Clive Palmer to battle claims he misused $12m

Clive Palmer.

8:38 AM   Federal MP Clive Palmer will defend against allegations he misappropriated $12 million from two Chinese-owned companies, during a trial set to get underway in Brisbane.

Queensland government quiet on how much it will invest in Galilee Basin

The Queensland government is yet to reveal how much money it will invest in Galilee Basin infrastructure.

Amy Remeikis 1:00 AM   The Queensland government is still yet to reveal how much of taxpayers' money will be used to finance common-use infrastructure for private mining projects in the Galilee Basin.

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Ostapovitch says focus should be on pollution, not climate change

"The jury is still out on whether mankind's pollution has any significant impact" on climate, according to Ms Ostapovitch.

Amy Remeikis 1:00 AM   First it was using debunked research linking abortion to breast cancer rates, now the LNP Member for Stretton has questioned whether humanity is really causing climate change.

Historic Shorncliffe Pier replacement begins today

Dusk at the old Shorncliffe Pier.

Tony Moore 1:00 AM   After being closed to the public since March 2012, Brisbane City Council will this morning begin work on the $20 million redevelopment of the historic 130-year-old Shorncliffe Pier.

Brisbane Live: Tuesday November 25, 2014

Brisbane Live

7:06 PM   Welcome to Brisbane Live, where you'll find rolling coverage of the news as it happens in Brisbane.

LNP re-endorses anti-fluoride campaigner

Jason Woodforth.

6:49 PM   The Liberal National Party has endorsed a bodybuilder and anti-fluoride campaigner to run for them again in Queensland election.

Tim Nicholls meeting with Singapore Power lobbyist not immediately declared

Queensland Treasurer Tim Nicholls.

Amy Remeikis 6:23 PM   Company could potentially benefit from privatisation of electricity network.

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Mental health chief concerned about 'failings' after police shootings


Kristian Silva 6:03 PM   Queensland's mental health commissioner says there appears to be failings in the way police respond to violent confrontations, following a week where three people were shot dead by officers.

Hunger Games 'inspiring animal cruelty'

Ready for action: Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in a scene from <i>The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.</i>

5:49 PM   Films and TV shows like Hunger Games and the Walking Dead have inspired reckless wannabe hunters to use bows and arrows to maim animals, many of which die in agony over several days.

Court upholds Cape York murder conviction

The scales of justice.

5:39 PM   A Queensland court has rejected an appeal by a murderer who attempted to have his conviction overturned by claiming the trial judge gave no warning about hearsay evidence.

Flegg staffer had 'duty' to go public

Bruce Flegg.

Miranda Forster 5:29 PM   A former Newman government media adviser says he went public with misconduct allegations out of a sense of moral duty, not revenge.

Retail association predicts $43b expenditure for Christmas

Christmas is coming, so which retail stocks are the best picks to profit from the shopping boom?

Claudia Jambor 4:44 PM   The Australian retail sector is predicted to have a very merry Christmas according to an analysis released by the National Retail Association (NRA) today.

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Ray Stevens 'amazed' at Campbell Newman's 'enormous achievements'

Ray Stevens.

Amy Remeikis 4:26 PM   Did Queensland Premier Campbell Newman ever know he was Ray Stevens' hero?

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Court to hear Morcombe's convicted killer's appeal

Daniel Morcombe.

3:36 PM   Daniel Morcombe's convicted killer will try to have his life sentence overturned on appeal.

White Ribbon Day targets taboo of domestic abuse

White Ribbon Australia volunteer Jade Mackie.

Claudia Jambor 3:21 PM   Silhouettes installed in Queen Street Mall to mark deaths.

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Upper Mount Gravatt hotel to include conference venue

An artist impression of the new hotel proposed for Upper Mount Gravatt.

Tony Moore 3:18 PM   A 12-storey, $22 million hotel has been approved for city's south.

Gold Coast man shot after rushing officers with knife: police

Officers at the scene of a Gold Coast police shooting on Monday night.

Kristian Silva 2:58 PM   Man was arguing with a woman when two dog squad officers told him to stop.

Schoolies 2014: 25 arrested as police praise behaviour

Kristian Silva 2:55 PM   Police say they are pleased with the behaviour of schoolies.

Bridge works mean lane closures at The Gap for three months

Traffic controller.

Tony Moore 2:49 PM   City-bound lanes on a stretch of Waterworks Road at The Gap will be closed from early December until March 2015 to allow a $2.5 million facelift to a century-old, heritage-listed bridge.

$22m in drugs smuggled on domestic flights

Courts generic.

1:42 PM   A Victorian man will be extradited to Queensland for allegedly smuggling $22 million worth of drugs on domestic airlines.

Auditor questions skills of water board staff

Queensland's water boards "continue to struggle with the quality and timeliness of their financial statement preparation", according to the Auditor-General.

Amy Remeikis 1:13 PM   Queensland's Auditor-General has questioned the skills of staff working on the state's water boards who control more than $574 million of state assets.

Jailed journalist Peter Greste writes letter of thanks

"I am convinced that the continued pressure does help": Peter Greste.

1:06 PM   Jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste says he's convinced that public pressure is helping in his fight for freedom.

Queensland police shootings: Commissioner orders immediate review

Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart has ordered an immediate review of procedures for dealing with violent confrontations.

12:50 PM   Police commissioner denies officers are trigger happy.

John Kerslake pre-selected to run for LNP despite strip club controversy


Amy Remeikis 12:38 PM   The LNP candidate who made headlines for a strip club controversy which played out on social media has again been pre-selected to run for the party at the upcoming election.

Victoria Cross recipient Ben Roberts-Smith inspires students

Ben Roberts-Smith

Tony Moore 12:33 PM   It is not often a group of Queensland school students get to question a Victoria Cross recipient – or a 17-year-old cystic fibrosis survivor – about the very decisions that changed and saved their lives.

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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.