Palaszczuk to decide Labor MP Billy Gordon's fate

Amy Remeikis 10:49 AM   Annastacia Palaszczuk is faced with deciding the fate of a Labor MP who failed to disclose his criminal history - and her decision could also determine the future of her government.

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Annastacia Palaszczuk sacks MP Billy Gordon

Labor MP Billy Gordon has been sacked from the Labor party.

Amy Remeikis 11:21 PM   Queensland's Premier has sacked embattled state MP Billy Gordon from the Labor party.

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Gordon sends Palaszczuk govt into crisis

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk: "I feel absolutely sick, disgusted...for this to happen is unbelievable."

Amy Remeikis 1:00 AM   The Palaszczuk govt's future in doubt after the Premier was forced to sack MP.

New venue for 2015 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane

The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane's new home, the historic John Reid Pavilion at the Brisbane Showgrounds.

1:00 AM   The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane has a new home tenth anniversary.

UK reality TV shows off Sunshine Coast's beauty

Sound recordist Angus Rex and producer/director Gareth Lee filming at Matthew Flinders Anglican College, with Briton Helen Holroyd, visiting Australia for the TV program, speaking with teaching assistant Heather Greeff.

Megan Mackander 1:00 AM   Qld's golden sands and luscious hinterland broadcast to millions of UK TV viewers.

Caroline treks in her late friend's shoes for charity

The Never Never Give Up team, Ros Graham, Caroline Marshall, Donna Sutor and Andrew Gannaway, are training in Noosa National Park to prepare for the 100km Oxfam Trailwalker charity event.

Kristy Muir 1:00 AM   Caroline Marshall will take the steps her beloved friend never got to take in her pair of pink joggers.

Palaszczuk faces the music with a furrowed brow

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

Amy Remeikis 1:00 AM   After announcing the decision which could end her government, the premier headed to a Townsville school.

Anzac Cove visitors begin their 2015 pilgrimage

Australian Army Anzac Digger Hat with Badge

Tony Moore 1:00 AM   Petrie's Jan Roberts was only young when her father, a Gallipoli veteran, died.

National Trust accuses defence chiefs of negligence

The National Trust are worried the Defence Department are ignoring the damage.

Tony Moore 1:00 AM   Did the Defence Dept deliberately allow famous Brisbane military heritage site to fall into disrepair?

Fears for missing woman

Missing woman Savanna Elliot.

7:28 PM   Police are asking for help from the public to locate a woman reported missing from Southport last night.

Palaszczuk still has my support: Wellington

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Queensland Speaker Peter Wellington.

Tony Moore 5:45 PM   Speaker Peter Wellington shares his view on Gordon sacking as govt sits on knife-edge.

Kin Kin father to face court for bashing murdering son, 2

Corby Akehurst was killed on Wednesday.

Rae Wilson 4:22 PM   Murder and torture have now been added to the list of crimes a Kin Kin father is accused of inflicting on his toddler.

Queensland Labor, Katter party in talks: Katter

Robbie Katter in Mt Isa.

3:46 PM   Katter's Australian Party is "not in the business of tearing governments down" and is holding talks with Queensland's embattled Labor government, Robbie Katter says.

Man injured in Qld hang-gliding accident

A man is in hospital after crashing a motorised hang-glider into the Noosa River.

11:13 AM   A man is seriously injured after he crashed a motorised hang-glider into a Queensland river.

Second skydiver dies after Byron Bay accident

Skydiver Michael Vaughan has died in hospital.

8:22 AM   Tributes continue to flow for a champion skydiver who died a day after an horrific accident in northern NSW that killed his jump partner.

LNP would be ready for Cook by-election: Springborg

"There are some very serious questions here": Lawrence Springborg.

Cameron Atfield   Potential byelection could see it take power in Queensland, the Opposition Leader said on Saturday.

Father charged with murder of toddler

Qld police

A Queensland father has had a grievous bodily harm charge upgraded to murder after his two-year-old son died in a Brisbane hospital.

Senate candidates line up for the LNP

Bill Glasson says he hopes his links to western and south-east Queensland will help him secure the Senate seat.

Cameron Atfield   At least three Liberal National Party members are in contention to replace retiring Senator Brett Mason in the upper house ahead of next year's federal election.

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Australian toddler 'deported by proxy' to Solomon Islands: Family

Alexandra Teua has been "deported by proxy" to the Solomon Islands with her mother.

Cameron Atfield   Queensland grandparents Michael and Judy Tait have been left heartbroken after their Australian grandchild was "deported by proxy" to the Solomon Islands.

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Long road to Rio for Queensland's Paralympics hopefuls

Bill Chaffey

Beth Newman   Queensland's Paralympians got their first glimpse of Rio this week.

Tim Carmody issue threatens public's faith in Queensland's courts

 Chief Justice Tim Carmody

Rebecca Ananian-Welsh   The government must quickly and discreetly revolve the dispute within the judiciary.

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The locked cockpit rule has worked against us

The cockpit has become a fortress in the wake of 9-11.

Sidney Dekker   One of our defences against 9-11 style attacks has been used against us.

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50 years on, Merle Thornton remembers the protest that changed Queensland

Merle Thornton

Cameron Atfield   This Tuesday will mark 50 years since one of Australian feminism's defining moments and, no doubt, Merle Thornton will have a beer to celebrate.

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Search called off after surfer reports seeing a body in water

NSW police

Su-Lin Tan, Jorge Branco   Gold Coast police have called off a search for a body spotted off Palm Beach on the Gold Coast.

Refugees, fracking and cyclones are three sides of the same coin

Australia ignores the struggles of other countries at its own risk, writes Peter Catt.

Peter Catt   The world is interconnected and we are fools to ignore problems and think they won't affect us.

Massive street fight breaks out in Mt Isa

Police.

About 300 people have been caught up in a violent street brawl in Queensland.

Bill Glasson confirms LNP candidacy for vacant Senate seat

GLASSON AFR PHOTOGRAPH BY GLENN HUNT 9th February 2014.
NEWS- Bill Glasson in Bulimba a day after the by-election in the seat of Griffith , Queensland.

Cameron Atfield   High-profile former Griffith candidate Bill Glasson has confirmed his candidacy for the Senate seat vacated by retiring Senator Brett Mason.

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Carmody should make face-saving exit

Chief Justice Tim Carmody.

Graeme Orr   COMMENT: Supreme Court impasse cannot continue for years.

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Banana outbreak prompts biosecurity review

The Panama TR4 disease could have a devastating impact on the Queensland banana industry

Tony Moore   Departmental staff cuts by Newman to come under spotlight.

Pub changes hard to swallow for patrons

Shots would be banned after midnight under a Labor government plan.

Amy Remeikis   However, police union welcomes planned pubs and clubs reforms.

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Highlights

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.