Neil Roberts

Police minister to quit politics

Neil Roberts

Bridie Jabour Minister for Police, Corrective Services and Emergency Services Neil Roberts has announced he will not contest the election next year, making him the eighth Labor MP to announce their retirement in...

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Police in desperate bid to quell holiday road toll

Every available Queensland police officer will be deployed to the state's roads from this week in an effort to keep the Christmas road toll down.

One in four police assaulted on the job

Almost a quarter of Queensland police were assaulted on the job last financial year.

Bridie Jabour Almost a quarter of Queensland police are being assaulted on the job with the number climbing to 60 per cent and more in places like Mount Isa and Gympie, statistics released yesterday reveal.

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GPS fitted to worst sex offenders

Queensland's worst sex offenders will start wearing GPS technology to track their movements from today.

More bodies recovered from burnt home

Brisbane fire

Marissa Calligeros Eleven people remain unaccounted after a fire engulfed a house south of Brisbane.

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Inspiration to all: Bligh pays tribute to parents


Emma Partridge DANIEL MORCOMBE'S father said last night his family was ''rocked'' and in a state of shock after police told them a man had been charged in relation to his son's death.

Shooting could spawn armed robbery squad

Damian Leeding.

Marissa Calligeros Police will consider forming a specialised armed robbery squad on the Gold Coast after an officer was shot during a hold-up at a pub overnight.

Prisoners living in 'holiday camp': MP


Marissa Calligeros Prisoners should be subject to a ‘‘tough love’’ regime whereby air-conditioning is removed from cells, according to a state MP.

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Premier dashes back from leave amid flood crisis

Anna Bligh sad

Daniel Hurst Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has cut short her holiday leave as authorities scramble to deal with the state's flooding emergency.

Six hundred charges laid in Qld alcohol blitz

More than 600 charges have been laid following a two-day police blitz on alcohol-fuelled violence and anti-social behaviour in Queensland.

Ambos stand by response to Golinski fire

Fatal house fire in Jacaranda Place Tewantin, Sunshine coast on December 26, 2011 where the family of Sunshine Coast chef Matt Golinski ( pictured) has died. Photo supplied by

Gabrielle Dunlevy and Darren Cartwright Queensland emergency services say they could not have done anything more to help celebrity chef Matt Golinski, who was severely burned and lost his family to a house fire.

Spin check: Rising crime?


Daniel Hurst This week, Queensland's Liberal National Party promised to put 1100 extra police officers on the beat, arguing crime was 'worse under long-term Labor'. Labor says crime rates have improved.

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