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Pack your bags, Queensland campaign combats the Ita effect

Cameron Atfield The Queensland government has launched a new campaign to encourage tourists back into the state, following a wave of publicity dominated by tropical cyclone Ita.

Chairman replaces chairperson in legislation

Amy Remeikis The state government has been accused of “turning back the clock” by proposing a change to gender-specific language in its legislation.

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Bonded Stores: Queensland Heritage Council members to sit out vote

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Tony Moore Two Queensland Heritage Council members have declared conflicts of interest and will not vote on whether to add Margaret Street’s historic Bonded Stores Buildings to the Queensland Heritage Register.

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French student's murder: police spend night interviewing people near crime scene

CCTV footage of Sophie Collombet before her death.

Kristian Silva Murdered French student Sophie Collombet turned down the offer of a lift home on the night she was killed in a South Brisbane park.

Ovarian cancer breakthrough

Angela Clune who survived ovarian cancer at 13. Photo: Kim Stephens

Kim Stephens Major breakthrough could dramatically improve survival rates in one of the deadliest forms of cancer.

Schoolies need naps to limit risk taking

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Sleep-deprived schoolies are being urged to take daytime kips in the wake of research that indicates tiredness fuels risky behaviour in young people.

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Using new hospital toolies to help Gold Coast schoolies

A Christian volunteer organisation called the Red Frogs who help 
look after schoolies.

Bella Counihan, The Conversation For the first time, Gold Coast hospitals are preparing for schoolies using technology to predict when drunk and injured teens will need help.

Margaret Street buildings likely to be demolished

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Tony Moore Brisbane City Council will likely approve the demolition of three 100-year-old brick buildings in Margaret Street and let a dog park be built prior to the G20 conference.

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Brisbane Live At Work: Friday June 21

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Brisbane Live At Work: Friday June 21

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'Free range eggs' definition scrambled

'Free range' chicken farms can now have up to 10,000 chickens per hectare.

Amy Remeikis Shoppers warned as 10,000 hens per hectare allowed to be called free range.

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Councillors on the plonkism

William Street

Tony Moore Labor called it "plonkism", but Brisbane's City Council's Liberal National Party administration on Tuesday approved the Queensland government's 45-storey William Street development.

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Super-sized schools loom large

Smaller class sizes or quality teaching? (Thumbnail)

Katherine Feeney School sizes are set to emerge as a key challenge for Queensland policy makers as state high schools grow to levels linked with student disciplinary problems and truancy.

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The wearying wait for inner-city childcare

Some Brisbane childcare centres have waitlists of hundreds of children.

Clarissa Keil Scoring a prized childcare place at an inner-city centre is anything but child's play.

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Heritage watchdog gets new members

Heritage Hotel, Rockhampton.

Tony Moore Queensland's Heritage Council has four new members in what Environment Minister Andrew Powell describes as a "revitalisation" of Queensland's 11-person heritage watchdog.

Sexting - the misunderstood 'crime'

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Mandy Thoo "It's a crime. It's child pornography. It's shameful. It will ruin your life."

Peculiar, provocative and otherworldly at Old Government House

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Katherine Feeney Anyone who's ever been outraged by government spending should spare a thought for the residents of old Brisbane.

Women their own worst enemy: O'Dwyer

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Nathan Paull The Liberal National Party's former state secretary says women need to change their attitudes if they want to be taken seriously in politics.

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Student nest egg to cover first uni year

Education funding

Daniel Hurst The Bligh government's proposed new education endowment funds would typically run out after the first year of a standard university course.

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Queensland won't cash in on Indian uranium trade

Uranium found during police raid.

Queensland premier Anna Bligh has named the members of a new Queensland/India business council on the same day she has ruled out supplying uranium to the subcontintent.

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Sink-hole continues to cause traffic chaos

Sink hole.

Marissa Calligeros A sink-hole in Brisbane’s inner-city will be temporarily patched today in time for this afternoon’s peak hour.

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