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BASE jumpers caught after alleged leap from Brisbane high-rise

Wed, 2016-07-20 06:41

A woman and three men allegedly parachute off a high-rise in the CBD then flee through the City Botanic Gardens before being arrested by police.

Brisbane charity founder charged with fraud

Tue, 2016-07-19 21:45

Former Young Queenslander of the Year and Street Swags founder Jean Madden is charged with fraud.

Gold Coast resort subject to class action approved for sale

Tue, 2016-07-19 19:51

A Gold Coast resort subject to class action relating to one of the world's largest Ponzi schemes is given the green light for sale by the Federal Court.

ECQ launch investigation into Gold Coast City Council

Tue, 2016-07-19 18:10

The Electoral Commission of Queensland launches an investigation into the financial campaign activity surrounding the Gold Coast City Council election in March.

'I am the offender': Sanghyun Hwang confessed to killing in police interview, court told

Tue, 2016-07-19 17:47

A man accused of murdering a fellow Korean national tells police in a four-hour interview he strangled the 28-year-old from behind, a Brisbane Supreme Court jury hears.

Jobs lost as cattle prices soar

Tue, 2016-07-19 17:13

Cattle prices continue to surge, with the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator hitting a new record of 659 cents a kilogram carcass weight.

Tight timetable for backpacker tax review

Tue, 2016-07-19 16:41

Farmers nominate the backpacker tax as a priority issue that needs to be addressed by the Federal Government.

Bus driver praised for getting lost schoolboy home safely

Tue, 2016-07-19 16:25

A Gold Coast mother praises a bus driver for going out of his way to make sure her lost son got home from school safely.

El Nino breakdown causing unseasonal rain in Queensland

Tue, 2016-07-19 15:28

Blair Trewin, a climatologist from the Bureau of Meteorology, says historical data shows significant winter rain following strong El Ninos.

Dairy farmer's slow and bumpy 2,000 kilometre tractor trip

Tue, 2016-07-19 14:51

A Queensland dairy farmer is taking his tractor on a 2,000-kilometre road trip to encourage consumers not to buy $1 per litre at the supermarkets.

Two men unhurt after boat capsizes near South Stradbroke

Tue, 2016-07-19 14:01

Police release vision of a lucky escape for two men who spent several hours in the water after their boat capsized near South Stradbroke Island.

No safety net for workers with black lung disease

Tue, 2016-07-19 13:42

Can miners with black lung disease get compensation? It is a question thousands of coal workers are facing as more cases of the disease are being confirmed.

Judge orders indefinite detention of Townsville sexual offender

Tue, 2016-07-19 13:26

A north Queensland man who sexually assaulted three women and was due to be released on parole last month should be kept behind bars for an indefinite period, the Supreme Court orders.

Labor accuses Springborg of lying over Barrett Centre closure

Tue, 2016-07-19 12:39

Jo-Ann Miller claims former health minister Lawrence Springborg broke the law and lied about the closure of Queensland's only long-term residential youth mental health facility.

Brisbane floods, Indigenous history inspire striking painting

Tue, 2016-07-19 12:36

Reflections on Brisbane's 2011 floods and the area's Indigenous history have been incorporated into a piece of art that celebrates contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander storytelling.

Queensland to disclose political donations in real time

Tue, 2016-07-19 12:06

Political donations in Queensland will be disclosed in real time from February next year to ensure accountability, says Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

Government doubles payroll tax rebate for some Queensland businesses

Tue, 2016-07-19 11:20

Queensland businesses that employ apprentices and trainees during the 2016-17 financial year will have their payroll tax rebate doubled from 25 per cent to 50 per cent.

Outback women use art to cope with drought

Tue, 2016-07-19 07:44

Women in Queensland's north-west use art to cope when times are tough.

There you are, Brisbane. Fog lifts as flights delayed

Tue, 2016-07-19 07:30

Fog lifts after south-east Queensland was blanketed during the morning, which affected visibility in the Brisbane CBD and caused major delays at the airport.

Queensland book gifted to French for Battle of Fromelles anniversary

Tue, 2016-07-19 06:12

The work of a Sunshine Coast author and artist will play a special part during the commemorative service marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Fromelles.