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Government says no risk from asbestos at former Brisbane Law Courts site

Kim Stephens Queensland’s Department of Justice says the abandoned Brisbane law courts demolition site poses no threat to public health, after fears were raised it was riddled with asbestos.

Asbestos fears as old courts demolition grinds to a halt

The old courts site.

Kim Stephens An asbestos removalist says a prime CBD development site could be riddled with the cancer causing fibre.

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Bleijie bypasses courts on state's worst sex offenders

Generic prisoner.

Amy Remeikis Fresh from passing the nation’s “toughest bikie laws” Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie will now alter legislation to bypass the courts to keep the state’s “worst sex offenders in jail” for life.

'Courts in crisis' over Newman's remarks

Campbell Newman

Staff Reporters A Queensland judge has adjourned a hearing over comments the premier made about courts granting bail to bikies.

Newman courts hotel builders

Gavel court justice

Daniel Hurst Brisbane's existing Supreme Court site could be used for a four- or five-star hotel development under a Liberal National Party plan to sell off state government-owned CBD land for tourism uses.

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Family courts buckle under load

Justice.

Tony Moore Brisbane's 10 federal magistrates are drowning in family disputes, with the number of cases growing by 9.3 per cent, and the number yet to be finalised swelling by 21 per cent, Australia-wide.

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Keperra's naughty sex shop grounded after claiming to be 'toy store'

Kim Stephens An adult store in Brisbane's north-west has been thrown out of its premises, following controversy over its close proximity to a childcare centre.

Premier Campbell Newman in for the full term

Campbell Newman

Amy Remeikis For possibly the 50th time this term, Premier Campbell Newman has confirmed the worst kept rumours in Queensland politics.

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Brisbane CBD streets closed due to bomb scare

Scene in Brisbane City where roads have been cordoned off.

Marissa Calligeros A suitcase which sparked a bomb scare in Brisbane's CBD on Wednesday has been found to contain nothing but clothes and personal belongings.

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Tony Fitzgerald remarks: Full transcript

Tony Fitzgerald A full transcript of Tony Fitzgerald's remarks, distributed at Wednesday night's public lecture, which was sponsored by Griffith University and the Queensland State Library.

'Populist' Newman government hiding behind facade: Tony Fitzgerald

Tony Fitzgerald says power in the state has been transferred to

Amy Remeikis There's no love lost between Tony Fitzgerald and the Newman government.

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Quentin Bryce starting the domestic violence conversation

Domestic violence figures have been shown to be on the rise, prompting a government response.

Amy Remeikis The standard you walk past may be the standard you accept – but what about what you don't talk about?

Myer Centre businesses among food hall of shame

A picture taken by food safety investigators at Bulimba's Sushi Station.

Kim Stephens Rats, mice and cockroaches in the kitchen – it's the stuff of nightmares for a public with an insatiable appetite for dining out

QLD Court of Appeal dishes out tougher sentences to Levy and Beattie

The Taxi Council of Queensland has welcomed intervention by the Court of Appeal.

Amy Remeikis The Queensland Court of Appeal has increased the sentences of two offenders after Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie instructed the Director of Public Prosecutions to appeal the sentences on the grounds...

Brisbane Open House set to grow even bigger

One of the more modernistic designs on display.

Natalie Bochenski Organisers of the Brisbane Open House event believe it will double or even triple in size within the next ten years.

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Qld premier silent on bikie legal appeal

Campbell Newman's brand has been tarnished since he became premier.

Premier Campbell Newman remains tight-lipped about a High Court challenge to Queensland's anti-bikie laws which he says have led to a dramatic drop in crime.

High Court reserves decision in bikie law challenge

Hell's Angels

The High Court has reserved its decision on the validity of Queensland's anti-bikie laws.

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman welcomes Robert John Fardon arrest

Queensland police

Cameron Atfield Premier says community wants sex offender back behind bars.

Brisbane's hidden homelesness

Couch surfer Chantelle Bambling, who is 20-years old, at Salvation Army Fortitude Valley.

Kim Stephens Chantelle Bambling was just 15 when the realisation hit her she was homeless.

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Man drinks perfume to avoid arrest: Police

Qld police

Anne-Louise Brown A drunk man who drank a bottle of perfume has been arrested in Brisbane for speeding and high-range drink driving.