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Queensland

Health bureaucrat accused of rigging promotion

1:00am The man in charge of the state's largest hospital was stood down on Monday following accusations he hand-picked the panel who interviewed him for his promotion.

Latest state news

Barba set to join Broncos NRL exodus

Is it the long kiss goodbye for Ben Barba?

Jim Morton 6:03pm Foundation Broncos coach Wayne Bennett is once again "stamping his authority" by allowing prize NRL signing Ben Barba to return to Sydney, according to Brisbane stalwart Sam Thaiday.

Alex Douglas says gastric surgery a 'luxury'

A total of 17,000 people underwent weight loss surgery during 2007-08, compared to 500 in 1998-99.

AMY REMEIKIS 5:47pm A Gold Coast MP has described gastric sleeve surgery as a "luxury item" and said people should not be accessing their superannuation to pay for it "because they can't give up something".

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Brisbane waterways in poor heath

Wivenhoe Dam overflow.

TONY MOORE 5:28pm Brisbane, you have a drinking problem.

Clive Palmer's wife Anna not chosen as candidate

Clive Palmer and wife Anna on the hustings during the Queensland election campaign.

4:48pm Clive Palmer's wife has been overlooked by her husband's party in favour of a local businessman.

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BCC says it is the 'best friend' of public transport users

Are bus patronage figures down due to cost or number of services?

KIM STEPHENS 4:24pm Brisbane City Council's finance boss has declared the current administration is the "best friend public transport users have ever had" while defending a drop in bus passengers last financial year.

'Bikies' arrested over Woodford jail face-off

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4:04pm Two alleged bikies have faced court accused of threatening and abusing Queensland prison officers who refused to let them visit an inmate.

Brisbane house prices: Surprise fall over winter

This house at 81 Roderick Street, Ipswich, is currently on the market.

Lauren Cross 6:10pm It has been touted as the next 'hotspot' city but Brisbane house prices cooled over winter.

Beattie must apologise, but Premier's comments 'different'

Health Minister Lawrence Springborg.

AMY REMEIKIS 3:52pm Health Minister Lawrence Springborg has demanded the Opposition apologise to the Auditor-General after former premier Peter Beattie accused Andrew Greaves of being "political" in a report highlighting a $2.2 billion blow out in hospital project costs.

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Brisbane Live: Wednesday October 22, 2014

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3:00pm Welcome to Brisbane Live, where you'll find rolling coverage of the news as it happens in Brisbane

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No panic as Roar 'fine tune' for Sydney

Roar skipper Matt SMith.

PHIL LUTTON 3:40pm Brisbane Roar host Sydney FC on Friday night with a zero in the points column but captain Matt Smith insists there's no need for panic despite a flat start to the season.

Gerhard Wagner's nephew denies cold case murder charges

Gerhard Bruno Wagner.

KRISTIAN SILVA 3:26pm A man charged with his uncle's death 15 years ago intends to plead not guilty to murder, after cold case homicide detectives charged him on Wednesday.

Wynnum woman, 76, loses TAB winnings to thief

Queensland Police.

2:34pm A feisty 76-year-old who had a good day on the punt has failed to fight off a bandit who swiped her handbag and winning TAB tickets.

Brisbane band Sheppard rock Ellen

Sheppard become the first Australian band on US talk show Ellen.

NATALIE BOCHENSKI 3:57pm Brisbane band Sheppard has made its US television debut, performing live on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

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LNP rift dismissed as 'healthy disagreement'

Member for Mudgeeraba Ros Bates.

AMY REMEIKIS 1:45pm Branch-member support for Ros Bates fuels rumours of rift with state executive.

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Mega-suburb deal kept secret: Labor

A 1350 lot subdivision is planned for land next to The Gap.

KIM STEPHENS 1:19pm Council accused of "lying by omission" over Upper Kedron land.

Man charged over Gerhard Wagner cold case disappearance

Queensland Police

KRISTIAN SILVA 1:34pm Police have made an arrest over the 15-year-old cold case investigation into the disappearance of Brisbane man Gerhard Wagner.

Alleged inmate killer Terry Freeman facing other charges

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11:58am A man who allegedly murdered a fellow prison inmate almost 20 years ago is already in custody and facing another similar charge, a court has heard.

G20 Brisbane: bus services affected

BRISBANE. NEWS. BRISBANE TIMES.
Photograph taken by Michelle Smith on Wednesday 3rd August, 2011.
Brisbane. Buses. Bus. Bus lane. Public transport. Brisbane City Council bus. Transport.

KRISTIAN SILVA 10:05am Passengers on Brisbane's bus network have been told to expect delays and to be prepared to walk longer distances during the G20 long weekend

Ros Bates gets nod to recontest Mudgeeraba seat

Member for Mudgeeraba Ros Bates.

8:23am Queensland's former arts minister Ros Bates has convinced branch members to let her recontest her seat of Mudgeeraba.

Man critical after Rochedale South police shooting

Police at the scene of the shooting on Tuesday.

KRISTIAN SILVA 8:18am Man shot during dispute with police investigating stolen lawnmower.

Clint's campaign to save angel Raphael

Clint Skene and fiancee Raphael Lindquist.

NATALIE BOCHENSKI 1:00am When Clint Skene thinks about his impending wedding on Saturday, his mind fills with the image of his happy, glowing bride, Raphael.

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City Hall to get Story Bridge-style lighting

The lighting on the Story Bridge has been popular.

KIM STEPHENS 1:00am The Brisbane City Council's lifestyle chairman Krista Adams is adamant the nearly $500,000 display will not detract from the building's heritage facade, amid Opposition concerns it would make the celebrated structure resemble a casino.

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Could Queensland hospitals benefit from running own carparks?

Parking at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

TONY MOORE 1:00am Queensland Health should own and run the car parks at the state's hospitals to give it the opportunity to generate millions of dollars for hospitals, an Auditor General's report points out.

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Brisbane and north Queensland on union's hit list

Queensland Council of Unions president John Battams.

AMY REMEIKIS 1:00am Brisbane and north Queensland are shaping up as the biggest battle grounds for the upcoming state election, with unions preparing to ramp up their anti-asset sales campaign.

Peter Beattie refuses to apologise

Peter Beattie, former premier of Queensland.

AMY REMEIKIS 1:00am Former premier Peter Beattie has accused the state's independent Auditor-General of being "political" after he handed down a report which found his government underestimated the cost of building three hospitals by $2.2 billion.

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Brisbane's tallest building to be at Margaret Street

Development at 222 Margaret Street in Brisbane's city.

KIM STEPHENS 10:14pm After years of false starts, Brisbane's tallest building is set to finally get off the ground.

Brisbane's tallest building to be at Margaret Street

Development at 222 Margaret Street in Brisbane's city.

KIM STEPHENS 10:14pm After years of false starts, Brisbane's tallest building is set to finally get off the ground.

Queensland nurse in Ebola scare to leave isolation

Queensland nurse to leave isolation: Sue Ellen Kovack.

A Cairns nurse who sparked an Ebola scare when she developed a fever after returning from west Africa is set to return to normal life after three weeks in isolation.

Princess Anne highlights plight of Australian farmers at RNA conference

Princess Anne, Princess Royal speaks to the audience at the 26th Commonwealth Agricultural Conference at the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane.

TONY MOORE Fewer than one per cent of Australians are now involved in farming, yet almost five million Australians went to an agricultural show in the past 12 months, HRH Princess Anne told conference delegates in Brisbane on Tuesday.

Galleries and Videos

Sheppard performs on Ellen

Brisbane band Sheppard begins its march to global stardom, performing live on the Ellen DeGeneres show.

CGI girl snares Brisbane man

A Brisbane man is sentenced to two years jail after sending explicit photos to a computer model of a girl called Sweetie.

Milton CityCat terminal: time lapse

Time lapse vision shows the installation of the flood-resilient pier at the new Milton CityCat terminal.

Police shooting: 'bang, bang, bang'

A 29-year-old man is shot in the head by police after allegedly accelerating towards them in a 4WD south of Brisbane.

Police shooting: 'bang, bang, bang'

A 29-year-old man is shot in the head by police after allegedly accelerating towards them in a 4WD south of Brisbane.

Missing bodybuilder an 'inspiration'

Police divers find the body of 21-year-old bodybuilder Ben Reddich on Tuesday morning after he went missing while swimming in the Brisbane River on Sunday.

Man shot over stolen lawnmower

Police shoot a man at Rochedale South on Tuesday morning after he allegedly drove at officers in a 4WD.

A 'win for democracy': Flegg

Bruce Flegg says "I will be re-nominating" for the seat of Moggill after the LNP party members rejected his hand-picked replacement, which is "almost unheard-of".

Black Hawks train for G20

Pilots will engage in counter terrorism exercises in Black Hawk helicopters around Brisbane over the next fortnight.

AFL 'scrambled' my head: Hunt

Karmichael Hunt reveals why he quit AFL, his Wallabies dream and "great transition" to the Queensland Reds.


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