Brisbane to cop another chilly start

Kim Stephens 3:26 PM   Brisbane can expect another cool morning on Thursday with a forecast low of 8 degrees - but it will feel more like 5 degrees with the wind chill factor added.

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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.

Politics needs more indigenous: Enoch

Leeanne Enoch.

Amy Remeikis 12:00 AM   Political parties have a responsibility to begin setting minimum targets and preselecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates into "winnable seats".

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.

Gold Coast Suns bans about professionalism not alcohol

Gary Ablett.

Beth Newman 2:37 PM   Gold Coast Suns coach Rodney Eade says the club's latest alcohol-related suspensions are about more than just a glass of red wine.

Marine reserves improve reef coral health

Coral is healthier in no-fish zones, a new study shows.

2:27 PM   Marine reserves used to replenish fish stocks are also improving the health of coral on the Great Barrier Reef, research has found.

Vandals strike at anti gay marriage doctor

The vandalised side of David van Gend's family medical practice in Toowoomba.

Natalie Bochenski 1:02 PM   A Toowoomba doctor and anti-marriage equality campaigner has called for a more reasoned debate after his practice was vandalised.

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Brisbane's long-lost Luna Park part of art deco heritage

Luna Park's entrance in Sydney.

Natalie Bochenski 12:59 PM   Brisbane's long-lost Cloudland and the short-lived Luna Park next to it are two of the highlights of a new book delving into the city's art deco heritage.

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Python kills beloved Rocky Zoo parrot

Rockhampton Zoo is mourning the passing of its blue and gold macaw Jeannie.

Natalie Bochenski 12:14 PM   A python has claimed the life of Rockhampton's blue and gold macaw, Jeannie.

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First man sentenced under Qld anti-bikie laws

The defendant was involved in A key player in a sophisticated multimillion-dollar Queensland cannabis syndicate.

12:10 PM   A man involved in a multimillion-dollar cannabis syndicate has become the first person to be sentenced under Queensland's controversial Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment laws.

Tattooing more than a fashion choice

A Maori tribesman

Eduardo de la Fuente 11:13 AM   According to the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, 22 per cent of Australian men and 29 per cent of women aged 20 to 29 have at least one tattoo.


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.