Toowoomba shooting leaves three dead

Kim Stephens   Victims of apparent murder-suicide believed to be from one family.

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H&M opens Indooroopilly store

The first of two Brisbane H&M stores opens at Indooroopilly this week.

Kim Stephens 1:56 PM   European fashion giant plans second Brisbane store.

Pair charged with Mackay murder

Mackay man Timothy John Pullen was last seen on the northern beaches of Mackay on April 13, 2012.

Kristian Silva 1:20 PM   Two charged with murder of Mackay man over alleged drug debt.

Bikie accused of trafficking drugs into Queensland prison denied bail

The drugs were allegedly bound for Maryborough Correctional Centre.

12:33 PM   Brisbane magistrate rejects bail application.

Fortitude Valley apartment towers set to be approved

An artist impression of the proposed development at 365 St Pauls Terrace.

Kristian Silva 12:17 PM   Brisbane City Council is set to approve a $75 million apartment development in Fortitude Valley, which will see two 26-storey towers built on a heritage site.

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Brisbane City Council 'honest' 50 per cent of people tell survey

Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk says the council's customer service performance would match or better those of a state or federal government.

Kristian Silva 12:15 PM   Nearly 70 per cent of respondents agreed council was effectively delivering services.

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Trio charged with rape, torture, assault of man

Queensland police.

Kim Stephens 12:02 PM   Three middle-aged men have been charged with the rape and torture of another man in an alleged brutal abduction on the Sunshine Coast last week.

'I'm with stupid' charges dropped

Police arrest Iain Fogerty in New Farm.

Jorge Branco 12:09 PM   Man wore "I'm with stupid" T-shirt near LNP campaigners.

Autumn scorcher on the way

Thursday could see temperature records fall.

Kim Stephens 11:53 AM   Thursday could see temperature records fall in South East Queensland.

What you can do at work to stop the violence in our homes

If you think someone is experiencing domestic violence, don’t dismiss it, don’t blame the victim and don’t look the other way

Anne Cross, The University of Queensland 11:50 AM   When Barbara, a 28-year-old mother of two pre-school boys, Josh and Noah, left her violent husband, she never expected to be punished for it at work.

Confidence is key for kangaroos researchers find

UQ studies on kangaroos could help researchers understand human behaviour.

Lucy Smith 11:21 AM   University of Queensland researchers have discovered that shy female kangaroos are more likely to spend time in large groups and have fewer friends than their bolder peers.

Gold Coast light rail gets support from Queensland Government

The Queensland Government will support Stage two of the Gold Coast light rail.

Tony Moore 10:06 AM   The new Queensland Government supports the next stage of the Gold Coast's light rail project, hoping it can be built in time for the Commonwealth Games in April 2018.

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Toowoomba shootings: Amber unborn but not unloved

Pregnant woman Kris-Deann Sharpley has been killed in Biddeston near Toowoomba. Her son Jackson, 7, was also found dead along with her father, 52.

Kim Stephens, Cameron Atfield and Jamie McKinnell 9:43 AM   Her name was Amber. She had not yet been born, but she was already loved.

Man charged over police car crash

Queensland police.

Kim Stephens 8:36 AM   Man allegedly crashed into stationary speed camera car.

Clive's dinosaur 'Jeff' destroyed by fire

The skeletal remains of Jeff the dinosaur at Clive Palmer's Coolum resort.

Kim Stephens 1:50 AM   Clive Palmer's beloved dinosaur Jeff has been destroyed by fire

Accused drug kingpin who allegedly ordered hit on informant granted bail

William Lai is accused of running a drug ring on Brisbane's north side.

Jorge Branco 1:00 AM   William Lai, 43, is facing dozens of drugs charges and is alleged to have encouraged one of his associates to shoot someone he believed to have informed on the syndicate.

Bid to have Queensland Police Service declared criminal organisation thrown out of court

Peter Markan has lost his legal bid to get $10 million and 13 cents and a public apology from the Queensland Police Service.

Jorge Branco 1:00 AM   Man also sought $10m from QPS for failure to investigate claims three judges were imposters.

Long distance lane would ease M1 traffic, modelling shows

A long distance lane on the M1 would reduce the need for lane changing, says Griffith University School of Engineering researcher Xiaobo Qu.

Cameron Atfield 1:00 AM   A dedicated lane for long-distance travel has been presented as a solution to gridlock on Queensland's busiest road.

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COMMENT

Queensland’s 'beautiful but fragile' environment needs attention

The Great Barrier Reef.

Andrew Picone 7:15 PM   The importance of the environment in the recent Queensland state election is beyond doubt.

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Does reality TV horror lie in the watching or the posing?

I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here hosts Dr Chris Brown and Julia Morris.

Bill O'Chee 1:00 AM   Comment: There has been an inordinate amount of grumbling in front of the television in my household of late since certain people have taken to watching the latest reality television offering.

Tourist charged over pink diamond theft in Cairns to learn fate

The missing diamond.

6:34 PM   A British tourist charged over the theft of a rare pink diamond in Cairns will learn his fate next month.

Queensland Police Commissioner condemns racism

Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart.

Lucy Smith 6:14 PM   Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart has co-signed an open letter, condemning "abhorrent'' acts of racial and religious violence.

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Child, 8, calls Triple 0 after father suffers seizure

Mia Moyle, 8, has been given a certificate and bear after calmly calling 000 when her father had a seizure.

William Jones 5:41 PM   Mia Moyle, 8, calmly called 000 to get help while her dad was having an epileptic seizure only metres away from her.

Queensland police officer stood down over 'excessive force'

QPS

Cameron Atfield 5:07 PM   A Queensland police officer has been stood down while an investigation into alleged excessive force was underway.

Killed boy's classmates offered counselling

Police at the scene of a fatal shooting at Biddeston, just west of Toowoomba.

4:57 PM   Students and staff of the Queensland primary school attended by a seven-year-old boy killed in a grisly family tragedy have been offered counselling.

Toowoomba shooting: Biddeston residents rally after tragedy

Police at the scene of a fatal shooting at Biddeston, just west of Toowoomba.

4:18 PM   Residents of the rural Queensland town of Biddeston have started leaving floral tributes at the scene of a horrific family tragedy.

Woman found bodies of family members

Detective Inspector David Isherwood addresses the media.

Kim Stephens 4:16 PM   Police believe heavily pregnant woman, her seven-year-old son and her father died Sunday night.

COMMENT

End uncertainty on refugees

Hands of Syrian Kurdish children are seen holding a fence in a UNHCR  refugee camp, at Suruc, in Sanliurfa.

Brad Chilcott 4:16 PM   It's time for activists to shift focus to offering safety.

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Speeding driver alerts police to unusual cargo

Queensland police discovered two baby saltwater crocodiles and two pythons on the backseat of a car they pulled over for speeding.

Kim Stephens 3:52 PM   A speeding driver unwittingly alerted police to four unusual passengers of the slippery and snappy variety in Deception Bay on Monday night.

Food poisoning hits 175 principals

Queensland Health is investigating an outbreak of food poisoning.

Petrina Berry and Cameron Atfield 3:45 PM   175 Queensland school principals poisoned.

Inspiring businesswomen honoured

Street Swags founder Jean Madden.

Jorge Branco 3:31 PM   Two Queenslanders responsible for helping tens of thousands of people in need are among the latest group of inspiring entrepreneurs inducted into the Businesswomen's Hall of Fame.

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.