LNP looks to ban all donations, rumblings begin

Amy Remeikis 12:00 AM   The LNP is investigating banning political donations altogether and using public funds to finance election campaigns, as it works towards rebuilding voters' trust.


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Five phrases that should be banned from discussions on domestic violence

The way we discuss domestic violence is important.

Shannon Fentiman 5:31 PM   When you're talking about domestic violence there are a series of outdated phrases that keep popping up.

Keeping the memory of Wellington Point's 'lone mangrove' alive

After the destructions of a Brisbane icon, one local photographer plans to immortalise the memory of Wellington Point's 'lone mangrove'.

Grant Young 4:51 PM   After the destruction of a Brisbane icon, one local photographer plans to immortalise the memory of Wellington Point's 'lone mangrove'.

Minister delighted by Great Barrier Reef status

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 07:  Greg Hunt poses for a portrait on May 7, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Fairfax Media) *** Local Caption *** Greg Hunt

Amy Remeikis 3:48 PM   The WHO's draft decision not to list the Great Barrier Reef as 'in danger' is the "strongest possible endorsement of what Queensland and Australia are doing."

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Teen attacks two women

Two women have been attacked while out walking.

2:06 PM   Police are hunting a teenager after two women were attacked on two separate occasions while exercising on a popular bush trail in Logan.

Concussion Program introduced to UQ Rugby

"For the player we focus on baseline concussion testing, as well as education."

Michael Doyle 1:49 PM   Concussion has become one of the largest talking points in Australian sport.

Man dies in gyrocopter crash

A man has dies in a gyrocopter crash in Qld.

12:39 PM   A man has died after the gyrocopter he was piloting crashed in central Queensland.

Jesse Williams: Cancer battle in pictures

Jesse Williams

Beth Newman 12:23 PM    Seattle Seahawks' Jesse Williams was staying positive after successful kidney surgery on Friday.

Man arrested with knife outside police station


Amy Remeikis 12:08 PM   A Townsville man has been charged after allegedly being found with a knife outside a police station.

Grab a blanket - winter is coming

Cold Weather for NEWS
Eden Launt, 3, from Georgetown rugged up in cold weather at Merewether Beach.
June 11th 2010

Amy Remeikis 11:34 AM   South east Queenslanders will experience some of the last warm weather of the season this weekend.

Addict threatens to "knife" passengers on Jetstar flight

Jetstar Hong Kong has now sold eight of its nine aircraft as it waits to receive regulatory approvals.

Janine Hill 10:57 AM   A drug addict threatened to "knife everyone" on a Jetstar flight from the Sunshine Coast to Melbourne after being told to stow his luggage overhead.

Greyhound board member knew of live baiting

Queensland Police and the RSPCA have formed a taskforce to investigate live baiting allegations in the greyhound racing industry.

Beth Newman 10:42 AM   A Greyhound Racing Queensland board member knew of live baiting in the racing industry, the commission of inquiry has been told.

QNews to close, holding out for a hero

The loss of QNews would mean another voice silenced.

Amy Remeikis 10:28 AM   The countdown to one of the state's last independent LGBTI publications, QNews, closing, has begun, unless a last minute saviour can be found.

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Firebirds' success demands permanent home

Romelda Aiken starred for the Firebirds.

Beth Newman 12:04 AM   Queensland Firebirds captain Laura Geitz says the state's netball community deserves a new home.

10 must do Brisbane day trips

Mt Mee is an idyllic escape, just an hour from Brisbane.

10:54 PM   For those wanting a quick, cheap escape from Brisbane this weekend, here's 10 of the best bush, bay and island day trips within an hour of the city.

Racing windfall spent on prize money despite integrity funding concern

The Commission of Inquiry into the regulation of the Queensland Greyhound Racing Industry is investigating the sport.

Jorge Branco 9:13 PM   Queensland greyhound racing's governing body poured the proceeds of a multi-million dollar financial windfall into prizemoney when there were serious concerns about its under-resourced integrity unit, commission of inquiry documents reveal.

Killer thief dressed as a woman: Court

Benjamin Samy Ghobrial is on trial in the Supreme Court.

7:31 PM   ​A Gold Coast man who teamed up with a prostitute to rob an interstate tourist later donned female dress to access the dead victim's bank account, a court has heard.

Now we're really listening' - LNP

LNP president Bruce McIver says he is confident that his leadership is secure.

Amy Remeikis 6:51 PM   The party that said it was listening to Queenslanders while in government, insists now, having lost government, it really is listening to Queenslanders.

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US new-age festival comes to Sunshine Coast

A scene from the Wanderlust festival. Photo: Ali Kaukas

Tony Moore 6:38 PM   One of West Coast America's biggest new-age lifestyle festivals – Wanderlust – is coming to the Sunshine Coast.

Queensland woman guilty of teen's murder

A 47-year-old woman has been found guilty of murder.

A 47-year-old Queensland woman has been found guilty of the brutal murder of teenager Shaune Gibson, whose body was found in a shallow grave west of Brisbane in 2012.

No new SEQ measles cases but authorities urge vigilance

No new cases of measles have been recorded since a paramedic was diagnosed 10 days ago.

Tony Moore   There have been no new cases of measles reported to Queensland Health since a major scare on May 19 when a paramedic who had taken patients to hospitals was confirmed as sick with measles.

LNP to consider full public funding of election campaigns

Queensland Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg says the LNP would consider full public funding of elections.

Queensland Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg says it's worth considering full public funding of election campaigns, meaning trade union and corporate donations would be banned.

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Two dead after head-on crash near Toowoomba

Two people have been killed in a road accident at Gatton.

Two drivers have died after a head-on collision near Toowoomba.

Bitter fight ensues over education funding

Education Minister Christopher Pyne.

A fight about federal education funding is either over $30 billion or absolutely nothing, depending on which political party you believe.

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Record-breaking crocodile marks milestone

Cassius, the saltwater crocodile, celebrates his 112th birthday on Green Island.

The plate of raw chicken fashioned into a "cake" was the obvious clue that this 112th birthday celebration was slightly different.

Top 10 picks for the Weekend

Judith Lucy in "Ask No Questions of The Moth".

Find a favourite among our picks of the arts, culture and entertainment around the River City.

Man who buried ute cleared of fraud

A manhas been found not guilty of fraud.

A man accused of burying his ute in his far north Queensland backyard to collect an insurance payout has been cleared.

Ipswich woman sentenced over online racial abuse

Mariam Veiszadeh

The sentencing of an online racial abuser in Queensland has prompted further waves of abuse aimed at her initial victim.

School officials join radicalisation fight

Federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne is meeting in Brisbane with his state and territory counterparts.

​Senior education officials will support law enforcement agencies to prevent Australian schoolchildren from being radicalised and lured overseas by foreign fighters.


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.