Woman charged over genital screwdriver stabbing

Jorge Branco 8:49 AM   An Ashgrove woman has been charged with rape after allegedly stabbing another woman in the eyes and genitals with a screwdriver.

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Two dead after power pole accidents throughout Queensland

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9:19 AM   An elderly woman has been killed after a car crashed into a pole at Burpengary, while another man has died in a Far North Queensland hospital following a different accident.

Teenager arrested for carrying gun at Surfers Paradise

A teenager is alleged to have been carrying a loaded gun at Surfers Paradise.

8:26 AM   A Queensland teen has been charged for allegedly carrying a loaded gun in Surfers Paradise.

Opinion: Gillard and Rudd were close friends and closer enemies

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 05:  Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard (L) and former Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd look on as they leave the State Funeral for former speaker Joan Child on March 5, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. Joan Child, the first female speaker of federal parliament passed away on February 23 at the age of 91.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Madonna King 7:06 AM   Unfortunately for the likes of Rudd-Gillard and the hapless Campbell Newman, voters can see through the syrup-ladened speeches about working together for the greater good.

Politics needs more indigenous: Enoch

Leeanne Enoch.

Amy Remeikis 6:35 AM   Political parties have a responsibility to begin setting minimum targets and preselecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates into "winnable seats".

Drug smuggler conviction proves Qld's tough bikie laws work: Bleijie

Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie says the conviction of a drug trafficker proves the VLAD laws work.

Amy Remeikis 6:28 AM   Former Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie celebrated the first person convicted under the LNP's VLAD legislation with an attack on Labor's "flip-flopping" position.

Just the beginning for Devante Clut and the Roar

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 03:  Devante Clut of the Roar celebrates after kicking a goal during the international friendly match between the Brisbane Roar and Villarreal CF at Suncorp Stadium on June 3, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Beth Newman 6:05 AM   The last six months have been the best of his football career but Devante Clut says there's plenty more where that came from.

Brisbane's Olympic bid subject of a breakfast discussion

Olympic flame

Cameron Atfield 5:57 AM   Australian Olympic swimming legend Ian Thorpe will offer his insights about Brisbane's proposed bid for the 2028 Olympic Games next week at a special breakfast next week in the Queensland capital.

Qld watchdog probes land-clearing approval

Natural Resources Minister Anthony Lynham says he was tipped-off about the decision by locals.

9:42 PM   A decision to allow a mining company to bulldoze a patch of bushland it had already flattened has been referred to Queensland's corruption watchdog.

Live: Brisbane Roar v Villarreal

The last A-League grand final, between Brisbane Roar and the Western Sydney Wanderers,  attracted a crowd of 51,153 at Suncorp Stadium.

Beth Newman 8:52 PM   Can the Brisbane Roar end their Frans Thijssen era on a high?

Police seek crash witnesses

Police are seeking witnesses to two crashes in south east Queensland.

Jorge Branco 8:38 PM   A 74-year-old woman is dead and an older man fighting for his life after a car smashed into a power pole north of Brisbane.

Wilderness Society blasts government over NQ agricultural project

In a pre-election letter to the Wilderness Society, then-opposition environment spokeswoman Jackie Trad, nowe deputy premier, said Labor did not "as a general principle" support developments that required water allocation above water resource plan levels.

Cameron Atfield 7:38 PM   The Wilderness Society has blasted the Palaszczuk government over what it sees as a backdown of a pre-election promise to expose and scrap a "secret development protocol" for a $2 billion north Queensland agricultural development.

Serious concerns for 63-year-old missing in winter chill

Jorge Branco 7:25 PM   Police will resume their search for a missing 63-year-old on Thursday morning.

Caloundra Music Festival line-up announced

Angus and Julia Stone will play the Caloundra Music Festival.

Tony Moore 7:14 PM   Nicky Bomba's loud, wild and wonderful Melbourne Ska Orchestra and soft folk balladeers Angus and Julia Stone are two of the main attractions at the 2015 Caloundra Music Festival this year.

Parliament goes Mean Girls crazy

Queensland Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller.

Amy Remeikis 7:13 PM   On Wednesdays, the Plastics wear pink. And so does former Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie.

If evidence against MP exists, go to police: Premier

MP Rick Williams

6:30 PM   Annastacia Palaszcuk has issued a stern direction to anyone with "serious evidence" against one of her MPs: "Refer it to police".

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Section of Expo 88 sculpture sees first light of day in 27 years

The Paradigm sculpture has not been seen since Expo 88.

Natalie Bochenski 5:56 PM   A section of a famous Expo 88 sculpture not seen for 27 years has been unveiled at the State Library of Queensland.

Qld to roll out mental health training

Health Minister Cameron Dick.

Tony Moore 5:44 PM   All Queensland hospital emergency department staff will now get specific training in identifying people with mental health problems.

Slain Korean had choking injuries: court

Details of the autopsy on a South Korean visitor to Brisbane emerged at a committal hearing for his accused murderer.

5:32 PM   A South Korean man killed after advertising online, offering to swap a large sum of cash, had injuries consistent with choking, a Brisbane court has heard.

Brisbane Times Good Food Month returns in 2015

Sake Restaurant was the venue for the Brisbane Times Good Food Month.

Kim Stephens 5:18 PM   After the runaway success of its inaugural year in 2014, Brisbane Times Good Food Month has launched a 2015 program that promises to be even bigger and better.

It would have been selfish for me to play: Ablett

Gary Ablett responds to critics of injury layoff.

Beth Newman 4:58 PM   Gold Coast Suns captain Gary Ablett has responded to critics of his extended injury absence, saying it would have been 'selfish' for him to play underdone.

Brisbane on measles alert

Authorities are urging Queenslanders to check their vaccinations in light of a new measles case.

Jorge Branco 4:40 PM   Authorities are on alert for more measles cases after a man flew into the Brisbane international airport while infectious.

Queensland Parliament live: Question Time June 3, 2015

Live coverage of Queensland Parliament.

Amy Remeikis 4:22 PM   Premier says anyone with evidence against Labor MP Rick Williams should contact police.

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$50k of equipment stolen from pony club recovered

Police uncover stolen goods from a shed on the northern Sunshine Coast

Jorge Branco 4:03 PM   Raids in the Sunshine Coast have uncovered drugs and shedful of allegedly stolen property.

Half a million dollars from one gaming icon to another

Fruit Ninja was a hit for the Brisbane mobile games developers.

Jorge Branco 3:28 PM   Three of the men behind Fruit Ninja, one of the world's biggest mobile games, are making a new start with the help of the developers who brought you another barnstorming Australian success.

Qld no longer in recession, allegedly

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt.

Amy Remeikis 3:28 PM   Two weeks ago the 'r' word was being dropped. Now, Pitt has announced a "turnaround" for the state's economy.

Racing Queensland in financial trouble


Amy Remeikis 3:09 PM   Racing Queensland has "serious cash flow problems", which Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said "further justifies" her decision to "start from scratch" with the state's racing industry.

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Queensland's first-ever Auto Mall to be built at Brisbane Airport

Brisbane Airport will expand into a new kind of vehicle with plans for a 50-hectare auto mall.

Tony Moore 2:41 PM   A massive new test track for new cars – including some of the world's top luxury cars - will be launched at the Brisbane Airport on Wednesday morning.

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Top Qld silk appeals speeding fine

"I think that's a sledgehammer to crack a walnut."

2:40 PM   ​Prominent Queensland barrister Tony Morris says his legal challenge to a speeding ticket isn't about money, but about taking a stand against unfair speed camera laws.


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.