Council looks to put the bite on barking dogs

Kristian Silva 1:00 AM   A South East Queensland council wants to tighten the leash on noisy pets, with a plan to impose a strict regime for animals that are declared a "nuisance".

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Minister rejects Buderim pork barelling

Premier Campbell Newman.

Kim Stephens 8:59 PM   Queensland sports minister Steve Dickson has rejected claims he has been pork barrelling his Buderim electorate by bestowing more than $2 million in sports grants in less than two years.

South African murder victims planned permanent return

The van Breda family.

Kim Stephens 8:47 PM   A former Sunshine Coast man killed with his wife and one of his three children in a brutal triple axe murder in South Africa had planned to return to Australia to live, a former colleague said.

Poll Call: Friday, January 30

Campbell Newman and Annastacia Palaszczuk

Dan Nancarrow 8:22 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

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Latest poll: LNP maintains election-winning lead

Premier Campbell Newman.

7:08 PM   The Liberal National Party has maintained  its lead over Labor, according to a poll out on Queensland election's eve.

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Mothers stage 'nurse-in' protest at Brisbane shopping centre

Mums make a statement about their right to breastfeed in public. From left, Carissa Patchett and Sebastian Patchett-Smits of Macleay Island, Nicole and Marlon Siguenza of Holland Park, Rhiannon and Esther Creamer of Tingalpa, Alisha and Gwynevere Wood and Lisa and Kaiden Ward at Capalaba Central Shopping Centre.

Judith Kerr 5:29 PM   A group of young mums staged a “nurse-in” at Capalaba Central on Friday after the centre’s security guard told Wynnum mother Shannon Hardie to stop breastfeeding in public.

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Leaders use debate to reach undecided voters

Premier Campbell Newman and Oppositzion Leader Anastascia Palaszczuk at the Leaders Debate at the Brisbane Convention Centre. 

Photo Renee Melides 


Amy Remeikis 4:09 PM   Both leaders have made their last ditch attempt to win over undecided voters at the traditional leaders' debate, with neither willing to stray too far off the script.

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Shooting threat locks down Gold Coast school

Police arrive at Miami State High School on the Gold Coast.

Kim Stephens 3:24 PM   Police in bulletproof vests swarm Miami State High School.

Cairns mother charged with murdering eight children

Forensic officers collect evidence at the memorial for eight children killed in Cairns.

Cleo Fraser 1:24 PM   Mother accused of murdering eight children could go to Mental Health Court.

BaT tunnel goes under election radar

An artist impression of the LNP's planned BaT Tunnel.

Tony Moore 1:12 PM   Election could determine which model eventually gets built.

Journalist Peter Greste's family hopeful

Australian Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste hears the verdict from inside the defendents' cage.

12:40 PM   As the family of jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste prepares to mark 400 days since his imprisonment, they remain hopeful he will be home soon.

Katter's party launches legal action against LNP

KAP state leader Shane Paulger and leader Bob Katter display LNP pamphlets outside Brisbane's Supreme Court.

Kristian Silva 12:28 PM   Katter's Australian Party drops legal action against LNP over how-to-vote pamphlet.


Child protection missing from campaign agenda

Child protection

Lindsay Wegener 11:49 AM   Unlike previous elections, child protection is not a hot topic this time around.

'LNP dangerous for democracy'

Former LNP MP Chris Davis.

Chris Davis 10:42 AM   LNP defector tells why a vote for the LNP is a bad idea.

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Voters expected to turn on LNP in poll

Premier Campbell Newman debates Opposition leader Annastascia Palaszczuk at the The People's Forum in Brisbane.

10:18 AM   Election eve poll shows LNP and Labor even.

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Newman can't spell 'Palaszczuk'

Premier Campbell Newman debates Opposition leader Annastascia Palaszczuk at the The People's Forum, Brisbane.

Kristian Silva 9:39 AM   Radio hosts stump political leader for second day in a row.

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'Drunk' Gold Coast mum crashes car with kids inside: police


9:11 AM   A Gold Coast woman will face court after crashing her car while allegedly drunk and with her children in the vehicle.

Mansfield fire destroys house

Fire generic

Kristian Silva 7:42 AM   Five crews battle blaze for more than an hour.

Film seems to show candidate slap child

Independent candidate for Kawana Jason Deller captured on CCTV footage at a Buddina cafe.

7:16 AM   Sunshine Coast independent candidate filmed tipping water on child.

BT's Best: Queensland's top 10 beaches

Beautiful Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays.

1:00 AM   BT's Best is all about finding the very best of Queensland. And when it comes to our beaches, there are more than 1000 sandy strips in our fine state from which to choose.

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Palaszczuk can't answer GST question

Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk.

Jorge Branco   Labor leader passes on radio quiz question on GST amount.

100-year-old Anzac artefacts stolen and recovered in hours

Private James Nicholas Murray.

Jorge Branco 1:00 AM   Emerald surveyor Mark Murray had just finished reconstructing his grandfather's painstaking mapping work from World War I when the original documents were stolen from him and returned, all in a matter of hours.

LNP MPs race across state to shore up seats

Labor leader Annastacia Palaszczuk is appearing more likely to return Labor to power.

Tony Moore and Amy Remeikis   In 2012 Queensland voters sent the Labor into the political wilderness, but just three years later Annastacia Palaszczuk could be on the cusp of leading the party back into power.

Queensland Election 2015: LNP and Labor's policies in 10 key areas

LNP state leader Campbell Newman and Labor state leader Annastacia Palaszczuk.

1:00 AM   Queenslanders will deliver on Saturday their verdict on the Liberal National Party's and Labor's rival pitches to win government.

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Queensland Election 2015: LNP mute on Plan B on final day

Premier Campbell Newman releases the LNP's election costings.

Amy Remeikis 1:00 AM   One day out from the election and LNP ministers are refusing to discuss their plan for leadership if Campbell Newman loses Ashgrove.

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Poll Call: Thursday, January 29

Campbell Newman and Annastacia Palaszczuk

Dan Nancarrow and Kim Stephens   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

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No public sector redundancies in Labor's $336 million public sector saving


Tony Moore   Labor's financial costings show its $1.6 billion in election promises made during the 2015 election promises can largely be met by scrapping private consultancies and axing government advertising.

Can Newman still be Queensland premier if he loses his seat?

Premier Campbell Newman.

Anne Twomey   An expert in constitutional law poses the question.

Union threatens legal action over City Hall election signage

Queensland Council of Unions has repeatedly been asked to remove signage outside a Brisbane pre-polling booth urging voters to put the LNP last.

Kim Stephens   The Queensland Council of Unions has threatened City Hall with legal action after being repeatedly asked by council officers to remove election signage urging voters to put the LNP last on ballot papers.

Man charged with attempted murder after alleged attack in Canungra hotel

Queensland Police

Kristian Silva   Officers needed to draw their weapons to prevent a man from stabbing a woman in the chest during an incident south of Brisbane on Thursday morning, police say.


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.