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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.

Brisbane traffic stalls after truck crash on Gateway Motorway

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Kristian Silva Southbound drivers on the Gateway Motorway are experiencing huge delays after a garbage truck jack-knifed at an on-ramp in Banyo, causing a logjam about seven kilometres.

Brisbane train journeys slower than in 1980, says rail veteran

Tony Moore It now takes longer to catch a train from Ipswich to Brisbane Central in 2014 than it did in late 1980, a train driver and expert who worked for the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

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Textile Beat to promote sustainable fashion at Green Heart Fair

Textile Beat owner Jane Milburn says the public is increasingly aware of the need to wear ethically made clothing.

Pak Yiu Eco fashion outlet to promote sustainable living in Brisbane.

Four in 10 arrested test positive for amphetamines

Crystal methylamphetamine is fuelling serious, violent crime, according to the Australian Crime Commission.

Marissa Calligeros Four in 10 people who end up in the Brisbane Watchhouse test positive for amphetamines, including the drug ice, new research shows.

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Qld MP claims abortion increases breast cancer risk

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Amy Remeikis Queensland MP Freya Ostapovitch has claimed abortion increases the risk of breast cancer.

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CareFlight rescue service seeking more Aussie and NZ doctors

A CareFlight rescue helicopter at the scene of a road accident.

Austin Wenke A Queensland helicopter rescue service which is searching for doctors who can make responding to serious car accidents, cliff rescues and multi-trauma injuries all just part of a day's work is...

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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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

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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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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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.