Queensland in recession? 'Complete rubbish', says Hockey

Amy Remeikis 2:46 PM   In Brisbane to spruik his own budget, federal Treasurer Joe Hockey scolds Curtis Pitt over his claim Queenland slipped into recession under the former government.

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Disgraced minister Gordon Nuttall to be released from jail in July

Gordon Nuttall will be released from jail in July, according to the Seven Network.

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Brisbane Times

Man tasered by police in Mt Isa found not guilty of obstruction

Bystanders confront the police during the incident.

Chris Burns 6:55 PM   A man tasered by a police officer on Boxing Day is not guilty of public nuisance and obstructing police, a Mount Isa magistrate has decided.

Second man charged over finger-severing torture attack

A second man has been arrested over a torture attack.

Jorge Branco 6:45 PM   A second man has been charged over a torture session that cost a man his finger.

Brisbane Times

Sunshine Coast Cobb and Co homestead gets new life

Opening of new The The new Mary Grigor Centrte, part of the Sunshine Coast's new interpretive centre in the Glass House Mountains

Tony Moore 6:33 PM   A new historical interpretive centre in the first house built in the Glass House Mountains and on the original Cobb and Co trading route will open on June 3.

Police arrest man over Gold Coast drive-by shootings

A suspect has been arrested following shootings at the Gold Coast.

Jorge Branco 6:07 PM   Police have arrested a 26-year-old over two drive-by shootings on the Gold Coast.

Brisbane Times

Fears police won't chase criminals: Bleijie

Two officers have been stood down since the alleged unauthorised car chase.

Jorge Branco 5:38 PM   The opposition has echoed calls from Queensland's police union for a review of the force's pursuit policy after two officers were stood down over a Gold Coast chase.

Brisbane Times

Surfers Paradise river's edge begins million-dollar facelift

Waterways Board chairman Gary Baildon and Gold Coast mayor Ton Tate unveil the new river plan at Nerang River at Surfers Paradise.

Tony Moore 5:21 PM   The first step in a 10-year, $1 million plan to improve the Nerang River behind Surfers Paradise has begun with a new pontoon for commercial boat operators lifted into place on Friday.

Decision to stand down Gold Coast officers 'a disgrace', police union

Queensland police officer Chris Hurley is again in the spotlight.

Kristian Silva 4:58 PM   Queensland police union boss Ian Leavers says it is a "disgrace" two officers were stood down over a Gold Coast pursuit this week.

Peter Greste still faces terrorism conviction in Egypt

Journalist Peter Greste was deported at the order of Egypt's president.

4:39 PM   Australian journalist Peter Greste says he's still in danger of being convicted in absentia of terrorism charges in Egypt.

Brisbane Times

Third time lucky for Broncos' McGuire

Josh McGuire and Corey Parker look on during a Queensland Maroons State of Origin training session at Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre.

Beth Newman 4:01 PM   He's been 18th man twice but Josh McGuire was happy to get his Maroons jersey the third time around.

Man tasered by police in Mt Isa found not guilty of obstruction

A man who was tasered by police in Mt Isa has been found not guilty of obstructing police.

Chris Burns 3:40 PM   A man tasered by a police officer on Boxing Day is not guilty of public nuisance and obstructing police, a Mount Isa magistrate has decided.

Brisbane Times

Queensland teen gets three years for schoolyard stabbing

A man who was tasered by police in Mt Isa has been found not guilty of obstructing police.

3:17 PM   ​A Queensland teenager who stabbed a classmate in the neck has been sentenced to three years' juvenile detention.

Brisbane Times

South Bank to host two day extravaganza of Greek culture at Paniyiri

Byron Buick, 2, has his first honey puff with dad Andy Buick at last year's Paniyiri Greek Festival.

Samantha Cheney 3:08 PM   Lovers of festivals and Greek culture will unite this weekend to celebrate the Paniyiri Greek Festival's 39th year.

Video shows man at Logan store weeks before knifepoint robbery

Police believe these images show the same man at the Tanah Merah store on two separate occasions.

Jorge Branco 1:34 PM   Police believe a man wanted for an armed robbery south of Brisbane visited the same store almost a month and a half earlier.

Armed woman at large after Ipswich bank robbery

Redbank school was in lockdown after the armed robbery.

Kristian Silva 11:47 AM   Police are searching for a female bank robber after she allegedly held up a Redbank Plains branch.

Dramatic arrest interrupts TV reporter's live cross

A Today reporter had her live cross interrupted by a dramatic arrest on Friday.

Kim Stephens 11:11 AM   A Brisbane television reporter has maintained her composure as a man fighting arrest by police interrupted a live cross on breakfast television on Friday morning.

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Missing Ipswich girl 'smiled' when found by uncle

Back to safety - the toddler is found unharmed.

Kristian Silva 10:51 AM   Police were able to spot a two-year-old girl who wandered from her home north of Ipswich thanks to her two pet dogs, police say.

Queensland Premier's push for more women on boards

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

Amy Remeikis 9:04 AM   Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk wants to compile her own binders full of women.

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CityCat disability access puts dampener on compliance celebrations

Council has faced questions about accessibility on the city's CityCats.

Cameron Atfield 8:51 AM   On a day trumpeted as a triumph for disability access on Brisbane's public transport network, Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has had to face questions about accessibility on the city's CityCats.

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Sth Brisbane development to feature state's biggest 'vertical garden'

Verde in Cameron St, South Brisbane - will feature a "vertical garden"

Kristian Silva 8:34 AM   It's set to be Brisbane's best garden with a view.

Man shines laser at police helicopter

A middle-aged man shone a laser at a police helicopter patrolling on the Sunshine Coast.

Kim Stephens 8:16 AM   A middle-aged man has been charged after allegedly shining a laser beam at a police helicopter on the Sunshine Coast, forcing it to change course a number of times. 

City kids embrace country life ahead of Ekka

Sarah Lowe, 8, from Silkwood School, with Namika Voigt, 14, from Nambour State High School Cattle Show team trys milking a cow at the Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) Rural Discovery Day.

Natalie Bochenski 9:54 PM   School children enjoy an early taste of the Ekka at Rural Discovery Day.

Morcombes' tireless battle draws to a close

Murdered Sunshine Coast boy Daniel Morcombe.

Kim Stephens 12:00 AM   Relief and reflection as Daniel's murderer finally locked up.

Queensland's infrastructure health check - where we stand

Congestions costs are predicted to rise in Queensland with main roads already near peak hour capacities.

Tony Moore 12:00 AM   Australia's infrastructure outlook for the next 15 years predicts costly congestion on Queensland roads.

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Elderly pedestrian hit by van dies

A man has died after bieng hit by a van in North Bundaberg.

Elderly man hit by a van in Central Queensland has died.

Glenn Lazarus would march in mankini over same-sex marriage

Glenn Lazarus in a mankini? Reminds us us this chap from Gnomeo and Juliet.

Amy Remeikis   Senator Glenn Lazarus is so certain most Australians back same-sex marriage, he will walk to Parliament House in a mankini if proven otherwise.

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Palm Island officer among police stood down over 'dangerous chase'

Two officers have been stood down since the alleged unauthorised car chase.

Kristian Silva   Two police officers have been stood down as an internal investigation begins into whether they drove a police vehicle dangerously during a pursuit.

Searchers find missing toddler safe with dogs

Back to safety - the toddler is found unharmed.

Kristian Silva   UPDATE: Police have located a two-year-old girl who was missing for about three hours near Ipswich.

Brisbane Times

Disgraced Labor minister Nuttall sent to softer jail under LNP watch

Gordon Nuttall is moved to a minimum-security jail.

Amy Remeikis   A red-faced Jarrod Bleijie tried to bait the government on the transferral of former MP Gordon Nuttall to a "cushier" jail - but the move actually happened back when Mr Bleijie's LNP held power.

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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.