Torres Strait

Men missing in Torres Strait found safe

A search is about to resume for six men missing in a boat in the Torres Strait.

Magic ends for Brisbane's best-kept indigenous secret

Echidna Cafe at the top of Mount Gravatt.

Tony Moore They were still serving lunch at the Echidna Magic cafe on top of Brisbane's Mount Gravatt Lookout on Wednesday, but Tuesday night's Brisbane City Council meeting has ended the magic for its cafe...

Writing is on the walls at Boggo Road Gaol

Belinda Costanzo with graffiti at Boggo Road gaol.

Kristian Silva Over the years, killers, thugs and everyday crooks have left their mark on Brisbane. They've also, quite literally, left their mark on the Boggo Road Gaol.

Australia-PNG smuggling ring busted

cannabis

Kristian Silva Police say a drug and gun smuggling syndicate between Australia and Papua New Guinea has been shut down, seizing nearly 1000 cannabis plants and chemicals.

Brisbane Live: Wednesday October 15, 2014

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Welcome to Brisbane Live, where you'll find rolling coverage of the news as it happens in Brisbane

Queensland's tuberculosis treatment protocols to be reviewed

Health Minister Lawrence Springborg warns multi-drug resistant varieties of TB are on Queensland's doorstep.

Amy Remeikis Health minister worried "scores" of suspected carriers are not being properly traced.

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First Australian dies from drug resistant tuberculosis

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Amy Remeikis Woman, 32, died after being admitted to Cairns hospital days earlier.

Toowoomba police hunt 'bad teeth' attackers

Kristian Silva Woman's mouth and arms taped during Toowoomba home invasion.

Groups to lose charity status for not doing paperwork

commissioner Susan Pascoe of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

Sam Allen-Ankins More than 140 Queensland charities run the risk of having their registration revoked after an investigation by the national regulator. The full list.

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No more jail time for Djarragun College ex-principal Jean Illingworth

Justice.

An ex-principal and former Australian of the Year finalist who fraudulently claimed millions of taxpayers' dollars for a top Indigenous school will not spend anymore time behind bars.

Queensland Muslims feel under siege: imam

Kuraby Mosque Acting Imam Mohamad Abdalla.

Muslim leader says some women are too afraid to leave their homes.

NBN could save Telehealth Program for rural Queenslanders

Amy Remeikis The government's Telehealth Program, which connects people in the bush to doctors in the city, is being hampered by poor internet speeds.

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Quentin Bryce starting the domestic violence conversation

Domestic violence figures have been shown to be on the rise, prompting a government response.

Amy Remeikis The standard you walk past may be the standard you accept – but what about what you don't talk about?

Power companies want cultural diversity leave removed

The Electrical Trade Union describes the change to diversity leave as a

Amy Remeikis State owned power companies, Powerlink, Ergon and Energex are seeking to remove cultural diversity leave from their employee agreements.

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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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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.

Towards Q30 - The Queensland Plan is here

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman (right) is shown a 
devastated banana plantation by Greg McLean, Mayor of the Indigenous township of 
Hope Vale, 70 kilometres north of Cooktown, Sunday, April 13, 2014. The town was 
hit by Cyclone Ita which made landfall in the area on Friday night as a category 
four storm. (AAP Image/Dan Peled) NO ARCHIVING


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Amy Remeikis After dodging questions about political issues and distractions, Premier Campbell Newman finally has something he is more than happy to talk about.

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Man robbed, threatened with syringe at Inala

Kristian Silva A man has been threatened with a syringe and robbed while sitting in his car at Inala, police say.

Say g'day the indigenous way for NAIDOC week

Natalie Bochenski To support NAIDOC week, the State Library of Queensland has issued a handy guide on how to say “g’day” in more than 20 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.

Australian War Memorial should recognise revised Aboriginal death toll: researcher

The so-called frontier wars claimed more than 65,000 Aborigines in Queensland.

Cameron Atfield New research that has calculated an Aboriginal death toll of more than 65,000 in Queensland alone during the so-called frontier wars has renewed calls for formal recognition at the Australian War...

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