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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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Conman Peter Foster tracked for a month before arrest: police

Peter Foster is arrested near Byron Bay.

Kristian Silva Police deny they have been left red-faced by serial conman Peter Foster, who spent more than a year on the run before his arrest near Byron Bay on Tuesday.

Penalties for harming Great Barrier Reef raised

Hardy Reef, part of the larger Great Barrier Reef.

Amy Remeikis Damaging the Great Barrier Reef just got more expensive. As part of the Environmental Protection Act, passed overnight, courts will be asked to consider the significance of the Great Barrier Reef to...

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Brisbane's tallest building to be at Margaret Street

Development at 222 Margaret Street in Brisbane's city.

Kim Stephens After years of false starts, Brisbane's tallest building is set to finally get off the ground.

Memorial ride honours Rebekka

Kim Stephens Rebekka Meyer, the 22-year-old Danish cyclist killed by a truck at a Brisbane intersection last month, will be honoured by fellow Brisbane cyclists with a memorial ride on Wednesday morning.

Mother to be separated from children by visa decision

Solomon Islands woman Francesca Teua will be forced to leave Australia by October 31, leaving her two  children behind.

Amy Remeikis A Solomon's Island woman has made an impassioned plea to the Australian government not to separate her from her children, including a two-year-old daughter.

Scott Driscoll charged with fraud, soliciting secret commissions

Former Redcliffe MP Scott Driscoll is facing fraud charges.

Former Redcliffe MP Scott Driscoll has been charged with 16 offences including fraud and soliciting secret commissions.

Father, son in court over Gold Coast murder of Shaun Barker

Three people will face courts in Queensland today over the torture and bashing death of a Gold Coast man in what's believed to be a drug related murder.

Brisbane's Commonwealth Games stadium gathers dust

Cameron Atfield It was once the crowded centrepiece of Brisbane's most revered sporting moment – the 1982 Commonwealth Games.

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Emmanuel College: Man guilty over online attacks

Emmanuel College, on the Gold Coast.

Kristian Silva Disgruntled father created websites claiming Gold Coast school principal was a "sexual predator".

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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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

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.