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Pilot killed in gyrocopter crash in southern Qld

Fri, 2014-11-21 14:36

Gatton pilot Ted Hurley dies when his homemade gyrocopter crashes in the Lockyer Valley, west of Brisbane.

Memorial held to honour former Qld premier Wayne Goss

Fri, 2014-11-21 14:27

Hundreds of people turn out to pay tribute to former 'hero' Queensland Labor premier Wayne Goss at a public memorial service in Brisbane.

Bishop writes to White House over Obama reef comments

Fri, 2014-11-21 12:43

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she wrote to Barack Obama outlining the efforts being taken to protect the Great Barrier Reef after the US president's climate change speech last weekend.

Plan to export Australian mangoes to the US

Fri, 2014-11-21 12:13

Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australian may be headed to the United States next year under a new plan which hopes to double the amount of mango exports.

Australia forced to choose Test team without Shield auditions

Fri, 2014-11-21 11:44

Australian selectors will pick the team to face India this weekend, without seeing the next round of Sheffield Shield.

Bleijie to consider expunging gay sex convictions

Fri, 2014-11-21 11:43

Queensland's gay community is hopeful consensual homosexual sex convictions will be expunged after a productive meeting with the Attorney-General.

Queensland Labor ahead of LNP on primary vote: poll

Fri, 2014-11-21 08:30

Queensland Labor has pushed ahead in the latest opinion poll, but Campbell Newman has received a boost in his personal popularity.

Labor is now ahead in the primary vote - 38 points to the LNP's 37.

Children account for one in five quad bike fatalities: inquest

Thu, 2014-11-20 19:00

One in five people killed in a quad bike accident in Australia is a child, and many parents are not taking safety warnings seriously, a Brisbane inquest hears.

Tomic determined to remind Australia of his talents

Thu, 2014-11-20 19:00

Bernard Tomic is eyeing off 2015 as a big year after an injury-riddled and disappointing 2014.

Gold Coast battens down hatches for schoolies

Thu, 2014-11-20 18:50

Despite increased focus on alternate destinations, the Gold Coast remains the schoolies haunt of choice, according to those in the know.

Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss in hospital

Thu, 2014-11-20 18:24

The Deputy Prime Minister, Warren Truss, is admitted to hospital in Brisbane suffering colitis.

Marijuana testing for epilepsy sufferers no easy feat, experts hear

Thu, 2014-11-20 17:32

Testing marijuana's effectiveness as an epilepsy treatment will be no easy accomplishment, a Brisbane symposium hears.

Jealousy, anger behind hammer murder of singer, court told

Thu, 2014-11-20 16:54

Jealousy and anger drove a man to brutally murder his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend with a hammer three years ago, a Brisbane Supreme Court jury is told.

Colourful Brisbane sign to be kept at South Bank

Thu, 2014-11-20 16:42

The Brisbane sign installed for the G20 leaders' summit will become a permanent fixture in the city.

Taking Melbourne's coffee secrets to remote Queensland

Thu, 2014-11-20 15:19

A group of teenagers from a remote Aboriginal community in far north Queensland are on a fact-finding mission in Melbourne as part of a quest to open their town's first coffee shop.

Body found in esky in far north Queensland

Thu, 2014-11-20 15:07

A body is found in an esky in bushland south of Cairns, but police are not yet revealing the victim's identity.

Boyd to be back with Broncos next week

Thu, 2014-11-20 14:46

Broncos coach Wayne Bennett says a new NRL deal with Darius Boyd will be finalised in the coming days.

Sydney Roosters sign Srama from Titans

Thu, 2014-11-20 14:37

Matt Srama has joined the Sydney Roosters on a one-year NRL deal after being granted a release by the Gold Coast Titans.

Gem miner 'killed at car detailing workshop'

Thu, 2014-11-20 14:22

A 71-year-old miner who has been missing since February is believed to have been killed at a car detailing workshop south of Brisbane, Queensland Police say.

Demolition begins at old ABC Brisbane site at Toowong

Thu, 2014-11-20 13:33

Demolition begins on the former site of the ABC Brisbane headquarters at Toowong to make way for a $420 million three-tower residential project.