Diary found in house with chemicals

Jorge Branco 12:27 PM   Bomb squad combs through Toowoomba house where chemicals found.

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Poll Call: Wednesday, January 28

Campbell Newman and Annastacia Palaszczuk

Dan Nancarrow and Robert Burgin 3:32 PM   Welcome to Poll Call, our daily live blog that we'll be bringing you in the lead-up to the January 31 state election. Send tips, questions or feedback to election@brisbanetimes.com.au

Police to search dam for Novy Chardon remains

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Kim Stephens and Kristian Silva 2:48 PM   Police say Gold Coast Hinterland property was linked to person of interest in suspected murder.

Body confirmed as 19-year-old missing swimmer

Crews search for the swimmer in the wake of his disappearance.

Jorge Branco 2:22 PM   Family members are understood to be devastated after police confirmed a body that washed up on South Stradbroke Island was that of a 19-year-old man missing on the Gold Coast since early Monday morning.

Where to find cheap fuel

Brisbane drivers are able to buy unleaded fuel for less than $1 a litre.

Jorge Branco 2:02 PM   At least six Brisbane servos offer petrol below $1 a litre.

Greens Senator Larissa Waters criticises 'growing sexism'

Greens Senator Larissa Waters, Greens lead spokesman Charles Worringham and deputy leader Adam Bandt announce the Greens' policy to conduct a two-year daylight saving trial.

Kristian Silva 1:59 PM   Greens Federal senator Larissa Waters has hit out at what she describes as "growing sexism in the Queensland election campaign", accusing both major parties of ignoring women's issues.

COMMENT

What unemployment figures really say about Queensland

Employment and unemployment follow seasonal patterns. Fruit picking is one example.

David Peetz, Griffith University 1:41 PM   Queensland unemployment recently plummeted – or did it?

Man charged over chemical find at Toowoomba

Police guard a house at Gouldson Drive, Toowoomba, where allegedly dangerous chemicals were found.

Jorge Branco 1:05 PM   Police allegedly find chemicals that could be used to make bombs.

Toowoomba's Weis Restaurant to close after 46 years of operation

Weis Restaurant general manager John Pohlman.

Gen Kennedy 12:06 PM   One of Queensland's long-established restaurants, Weis, will close after 46 years of operation, blaming the Toowoomba Regional Council's decision to reject its application for a marquee.

PM blames media for knight-mare distraction

Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Premier Campbell Newman at the LNP party state convention in July.

Amy Remeikis 11:53 AM   "Questioners" disrupted campaign with knighthood saga: Abbott.

George Christensen posts cartoon of Palaszczuk naked on wrecking ball

The image uploaded to George Christensen's Facebook page.

Amy Remeikis 10:47 AM   Premier distances himself from crude cartoon featuring Labor leader.

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Out-of-towners no worry for Qld Greens

9:26 AM   Greens stand by their choice of candidates for the Queensland election.

Bank staff turn down would-be robber

Police investigations into an incident in which a man barricaded himself in a Kingaroy house are continuing.

Jorge Branco 8:48 AM   Suspect, 26, arrested within 40 minutes of allegedly hold-up bid.

Ban politicians from election bets, says academic

Where there's money to be made, the process is always at threat of being skewed.

Kim Stephens 8:26 AM   Politicians should be banned from betting on elections, according to a Queensland academic, who has likened the practice to athletes using insider knowledge to bet on their own sports matches.

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LNP reveals its costings

Premier Campbell Newman with Treasurer Tim Nicholls and deputy Jeff Seeney.

9:56 PM   Queensland's Liberal National Party aren't sure whether they will prioritise paying down state debt with the proceeds from asset sales.

Rousing rally lifts Labor spirits

Labor leader Annastacia Palaszczuk rallies the troops  in Kallangur.

Tony Moore 9:55 PM   Supporters stomp feet and roar support for keeping assets.

Labor won't reveal major infrastucture plans

Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk says Labor would prepare an infrastructure plan within 12 months of winning government.

Tony Moore 9:46 PM   Voters might have to wait up to a year after the election to learn which big ticket infrastructure projects Labor will support if it wins government.

Labor promises more policies, full costings

Opposition leader Annastascia Palaszczuk has three days to announce her final policies and costings.

Amy Remeikis 1:00 AM   Labor has promised it has more policy announcements up its sleeve - including on law and order - after a day when the LNP government corrected the opposition on two points.

Jarrod Bleijie lying low in regional Queensland

Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie has been as seldom spotted as Wally during the LNP's re-election campaign.

Amy Remeikis 1:00 AM   Queensland's Attorney General has been as seldom spotted as Wally during the LNP's re-election campaign.

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Ignore our calls and lose our preferences, Family First tells LNP

Family First state director and party chairman Simon Green says the LNP failed to return phone calls.

Amy Remeikis 1:00 AM   The LNP will miss out on Family First preferences – because they didn't return their phone calls.

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Poll Call: Tuesday, January 27

Campbell Newman Annastacia Palaszczuk Queensland State Election RHS

Dan Nancarrow 8:48 PM   Welcome to Poll Call, our daily live blog that we'll be bringing you in the lead-up to the January 31 state election. Send tips, questions or feedback to election@brisbanetimes.com.au

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Australia Day demand catches taxi companies by surprise

The end of the Triple J Hottest 100 is thought be behind the sudden demand for cabs and Uber cars on Monday evening.

Jorge Branco 1:00 AM   A sudden surge in demand caused headaches for Australia Day revellers trying to get home as cab companies were swamped and popular ride-sharing app UberX almost tripled its prices.

Woman charged after steroid bust

Items seized during a raid on a home in Brisbane's north.

Kim Stephens 7:42 PM   Queensland's anti-bikie squad has busted a sophisticated steroid trafficking operation in Brisbane's north, seizing drugs valued at $60,000.

LNP unsure whether to prioritise infrastructure or debt

Premier Campbell Newman releases the LNP's election costings.

Amy Remeikis 7:25 PM   On the cusp of receiving the mandate it needs to move forward with its $37 billion asset lease and privatisation plan, the LNP is yet to decide if it will use the money it receives to pay down debt, or move forward with infrastructure plans.

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Prince Philip knighthood a 'bolt from the blue': Campbell Newman

Campbell Newman has pledged not to introduce new taxes if the LNP is re-elected.

7:01 PM   Queensland Premier says he does not agree with the Prime Minister's choice.

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Missing swimmer: police find body in water

A search for a missing swimmer has been called off after the discovery of a body.

Jorge Branco 4:17 PM   Police have called off the search for a man missing in water off the Gold Coast since early Monday morning after finding a body on the shore close to where he disappeared.

Men rescued from capsized sailboat off Redcliffe

Two boaties cling to their capsized boat off Redcliffe.

Jorge Branco   Two men are recovering after spending half an hour clinging to the side of their capsized sailboat in jellyfish-ridden waters.

Highlights

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.