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Rebels stood to make $19.8 million from UK drug deal: police

Kristian Silva The Rebels Motorcycle Club stood to make a profit of about $19.8 million as part of a drug deal with a UK amphetamines supplier, police claim.

Australia Zoo keeper nipped by tiger

Natalie Bochenski An Australia Zoo tiger handler is recovering after being nipped on the leg by one of the big cats.

Roma House holds its Winter Festival

Wayne Duncan (L) and Michael Phillips pose for a photograph at Mission Australia's Winter Festival in Spring Hill.

Cameron Atfield Without Roma House, Michael Phillips would be living in a park.

Who cries for those who don't come by boat?

Bill O'Chee There are a lot of tears currently being shed for so-called "asylum seekers" who try to get to this country by boat. But we are crying for the wrong people.

Blue card battles have mixed results

The Queensland Civil and Administration Tribunal gave differing rulings for two recent cases.

Cameron Atfield Two separate appeals by Queenslanders against decisions to deny them blue cards, enabling them to work with children, have had mixed results in the Queensland Civil and Administration Tribunal.

Privatisation of bus services out of council's hands: Lord Mayor

Kim Stephens The potential privatisation of Brisbane's bus network is out of City Hall's hands, according to the Lord Mayor.

Cancer patients 'taking advantage' of life insurance: CommInsure analyst

Amy Remeikis A senior analyst with the Commonwealth Bank’s insurance arm has accused some cancer patients of “taking advantage” of life insurance by setting up policies soon before they die.

Night Noodle Markets beat all expectations

The classic pork gyoza served at Zagyoza in West End.

Natalie Bochenski Brisbane’s Night Noodle Markets will return in 2015, with the debut event having broken all attendance expectations.

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Police still searching for clues in Cairns hotel death

Detectives are still searching for a woman who might hold clues about the death of a man who fell from a Cairns hotel.

Getting the most out of your superannuation

Olivia Maragna Superannuation rules have become simpler in this area over past year.

Council 'strongly committed' to bus network

Kim Stephens But Brisbane transport chief stops short of ruling out privatisation.

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Queensland Health employee on $36,000 fraud charges

A former Queensland Health employee has appeared in court over allegations she defrauded the department of more than $36,000.

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Pale Blue Dot has universal charm

A scene from Pale Blue Dot.

Natalie Bochenski Something magical is happening at La Boite, and the sorcerer is Brisbane actor turned playwright Kathryn Marquet.

Brisbane Transport chief to leave post after 14 years

BCC has refused to renew Brisbane Transport chief Alan Warren's contract.

Tony Moore Brisbane City Council has sacked the man who has made Brisbane’s buses run on time for the past 14 years, as it opens the door to privatising Brisbane’s profitable bus runs.

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Jann Stuckey in business data gaffe

Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey speaks at Pat Rafter Arena.

Amy Remeikis Queensland small business minister Jann Stuckey is celebrating the level of interest being shown in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, with more than 7000 businesses registering their interest.

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Billion dollar shake-up for riverside Brisbane revealed

Kurilpa Point is set to undergo a billion dollar redevelopment.

Tony Moore The biggest shake-up of riverside Brisbane since the re-development of the Teneriffe Woolshed’s 20 years ago will get underway on Tuesday as Brisbane City Council begins to drip feed details of...

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Woman sought after high-rise death plunge

Police hope a woman can shed light on the suspicious death of a man who fell from a high-rise building in Cairns.

Koala survives rough ride on car grille

Timberwolf survived an hour clinging to a car grille after being hit on the Bruce Highway.

Natalie Bochenski "Very lucky" four-year-old male survives hour clinging to the grille of a car as it speeds down the Bruce Highway.

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No accident or provocation defence in proposed 'coward punch' law

Amy Remeikis Legal community concerned by new offences under the proposed Safe Night Out strategy.

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Brisbane weather to get a dose of spring

Amy Remeikis Prepare to leave the extra layers at home this week.