Accidents

Boys die in separate accidents in southeast

Six-year-old drowns in dam, while another boy, nine, was hit by a car on Russell Island.

Families in mourning after young boys killed in separate accidents

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Marissa Calligeros Toddler accidentally run over in driveway and five-year-old by hit by truck in front of family.

Ratepayers won't fund cycling campaign

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Kim Stephens Push to have cycling safety campaign funded in budget has been rejected by council's LNP majority.

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No helmets, mandatory safety distances in proposed cycling law changes

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Amy Remeikis A one-metre minimum safe-passing distance will “save lives”, says the MP who called for the state’s parliamentary inquiry into cycling issues.

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Brisbane Live At Work: Monday June 24

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Brisbane Live At Work: Monday June 24

School bus seatbelts rejected despite southern move

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Katherine Feeney Compulsory seatbelts on Queensland school buses will not be considered by the state government even as its conservative counterpart in Victoria moves to fund the safety initiative.

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Bike helmet laws will change to allow religious exemptions

Jasdeep Atwal wins a court case in Brisbane, challenging a ticket he got for riding without a helmet Jasdeep Atwal, 23, fought the $100 fine he received last year in Brisbane for riding a bike without a helmet because his Sikh faith demands that he wear the turban whenever in public. He won a court battle and avoided the fine. Photo: Channel 9.

Marissa Calligeros Members of the Sikh community will be exempt from wearing a bicycle helmet in Queensland under new laws to allow for religious beliefs.

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Truck crashes into Brisbane house

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Marissa Calligeros A truck has crashed into a home at Annerley, in Brisbane's southern suburbs.

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Brisbane Live At Work: Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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Brisbane Live At Work: Monday, January 15, 2013

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Union to fight power asset sales

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Tony Moore and Marissa Calligeros Queensland’s electricty union has declared it will campaign against any sell-off of government-owned energy suppliers in the government’s marginal seats.

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Brisbane Live At Work: Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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Brisbane Live At Work: Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Stricken reef ship secured to tugboat

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A stricken bulk carrier adrift off the far north Queensland coast has been secured to a tug.

Teenage driver killed in truck collision

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Ellen Lutton ONE woman was killed and five people were injured in two accidents involving B-double trucks.

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.

65 kids known to Queensland government die

Kym Agius Sixty-five Queensland children known to the Department of Communities died in the year to June, a new report shows.

Water playground claims young lives

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Marissa Calligeros Watersports are a favourite pastime in Goondiwindi, but the township is reeling after a tragedy claimed two young lives.

Four men badly injured in balcony falls

Ellen Lutton and Justin Norrie THREE men are fighting for their lives in Queensland hospitals after falling off apartment balconies in two separate accidents.

Broken tow rope 'like slingshot', killing boy in back seat

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Marissa Calligeros Addison Yates was sitting in the back seat of a four-wheel-drive bogged in bushland mud when the hook of the tow rope being used to pull them free came loose, catapulting through the car's back...

'Please help me I'm dying'

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An open letter from Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson.

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Sun, surf and sand for Easter long weekend

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Bridie Jabour It is going to be a sun-soaked Easter, though weather forecasters are warning people to take care in the surf with rough conditions predicted at the beach over the long weekend.