Paul Lucas

No plans to change Queensland gay panic defence


Amy Remeikis The Homosexual Advance Defence, commonly known as 'gay panic', can still be used in Queensland courts, with the government confirming it has no plans to change the state's provocation laws.

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Labor defends candidate's changed position on curfews

Yeerongpilly candidate, Mark Bailey has reversed his stance on 3am curfews in entertainment precincts.

Amy Remeikis If a day is a long time in politics, nine years is practically a lifetime.

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Govt tries to stop killer's release

Queensland's attorney-general has urgently intervened to stop the release of a sadistic killer and rapist.

Queensland government tries to stop killer's release

Queensland's attorney-general has urgently intervened to stop the release of a sadistic killer and rapist.

Queensland Government's bid to stop killer's release from prison

A killer will remain behind bars at the weekend after Queensland's attorney-general moved to stop his release.

Joh's Stradbroke land-for-bridge plan

Joh Bjelke-Petersen.

Tony Moore The Bjelke-Petersen government considered gifting 800 hectares of prime crown land on North Stradbroke Island to developers in order to build a bridge across Moreton Bay, a 1982 cabinet document...

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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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Labor hopeful writes off party

Peter Cumming

A Labor councillor hoping to enter state politics has predicted the party will lose at the state election, and boasted that his experience in opposition would be an asset.

Fatal fantasies condemn killer

Marissa Calligeros At the age of seven, Mark Richard Lawrence recalls being left alone to fend for himself in the harsh Australian bush.

Attorney-General wins fight to keep killer rapist behind bars

Christine Flatley Queensland's attorney-general has won a court challenge to keep a convicted killer and sex offender behind bars.

Leaders in stoush over incinerator buffer zone

Tony Moore After two years, the state government and Brisbane City Council are still at loggerheads over a "buffer zone" between a waste incinerator and 1000 new homes in Brisbane's west.

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Paid parking scheme can be challenged: Lucas

Parking meter.

Tony Moore Labor's plan to challenge Westfield's paid parking scheme is legally possible, but would open the door to costly compensation and could cause lengthy delays, advice provided to Attorney-General Paul...

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Campaign cools down drinkers' hot spots

Kim Agius THREE trial drink-safe precincts are improving Queensland's most popular entertainment hubs, Deputy Premier Paul Lucas says.

Shooting death linked to organised crime


Marissa Calligeros A 36-year-old man has been found shot dead this morning in the middle of a Gold Coast street.

MPs deride Nuttall's pleas for mercy

Gordon Nuttall

Daniel Hurst Former Labor colleagues of Gordon Nuttall have shown no sympathy for his plight, with the corrupt former minister's historic address to Queensland Parliament being derided as the selective,...

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Sentences for child sex offenders inadequate: Lucas

Deputy Premier Paul Lucas

Queensland's attorney-general will appeal the sentences imposed on two men for child sex offences.

Newman won't quit as mayor


Ellen Lutton CAMPBELL NEWMAN has refused to resign as lord mayor of Brisbane, despite calls by Deputy Premier Paul Lucas for him to ''do the right thing by Brisbane ratepayers''.

Flood clean-up strains medical supplies

Courtney Trenwith Increase demand for vaccinations after 6000 injections in days.

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.

Mickey Mouse pulls beers in Queensland

Mickey Mouse and two of Donald Duck's nephews are all licensed to pull beers in Queensland pubs and clubs.