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Clive Palmer's wife to run for election in Queensland

Fri, 2014-10-17 06:01

Federal MP Clive Palmer has said his wife would have a tilt at politics in Queensland.

Anna Palmer is seeking preselection for the Palmer United Party for the Gold Coast seat of Gaven to challenge independent MP Dr Alex Douglas.

Mr Palmer said he would also have candidates in Mudgeeraba, Maryborough and Kawana.

Clive Palmer's wife to run for election in Queensland

Fri, 2014-10-17 06:01

Federal MP Clive Palmer has said his wife would have a tilt at politics in Queensland.

Anna Palmer is seeking preselection for the Palmer United Party for the Gold Coast seat of Gaven to challenge independent MP Dr Alex Douglas.

Mr Palmer said he would also have candidates in Mudgeeraba, Maryborough and Kawana.

Power price relief in sight in Qld: distributors

Thu, 2014-10-16 18:52

After years of electricity price hikes, two of Queensland's major power players have signalled an end could be in sight.

With the Australian Energy Regulator calling for submissions on what price to charge for using the network of poles and wires, distributors Energex and Ergon revealed they would call for below-inflation increases.

Ergon CEO Ian McLeod said he believed charges should be the rate of inflation minus 2 per cent.

Network charges made up about half the average power bill, with the other half including generation, retail costs and green schemes.

Energex CEO Terry Effeney would not put an exact figure on what the submission would request, but said it would also be below inflation.

Sex abuse victim of youth pastor angry at church: inquiry

Thu, 2014-10-16 18:01

Sunshine Coast youth pastor's child sex abuse victim is still extremely angry at the church's handling of his complaint more than five years after his abuser was jailed, an inquiry hears.

Former Broncos young gun to make NRC debut for Qld Country

Thu, 2014-10-16 17:50

Reds supporters will get a glimpse of new signing Duncan Paia'aua when the rugby league convert makes his Queensland Country debut.

Epaulette shark to thrive from climate change: study

Thu, 2014-10-16 17:00

A timid reef shark is one of a small group of species that will thrive on the expected impacts of climate change, north Queensland researchers say.

Commander breaks down during inquest into soldiers' deaths

Thu, 2014-10-16 16:50

A platoon commander has broken down while giving evidence at a coronial inquest in Brisbane into the deaths of three Australian soldiers in Afghanistan two years ago.

Slipper backs under-fire McKenzie ahead of Bledisloe Cup showdown

Thu, 2014-10-16 16:29

Wallabies prop James Slipper has thrown his support behind coach Ewen McKenzie amid speculation his future in the position is in jeopardy.

Clive Palmer won't run Qld candidates: ex-PUP MP

Thu, 2014-10-16 16:10

The Palmer United Party (PUP) will not run a single candidate in the next Queensland election, independent state MP Dr Alex Douglas says.

4yo girl survives 8 storey fall from Gold Coast apartment

Thu, 2014-10-16 15:25

A four-year-old girl has survived a fall from the eighth floor of an apartment complex on Queensland's Gold Coast.

Man charged for failing to report fatal BASE jump

Thu, 2014-10-16 15:07

A Queensland man has been charged with failing to report a fatal BASE jump earlier this year at Giffard, in Victoria's south-east.

Emails between Flegg and son detailed in court

Thu, 2014-10-16 14:49

A defamation case in Brisbane has heard a ministerial staffer in Bruce Flegg's office sent emails to the MP's lobbyist son to assist him in a pre-election campaign.

Humpback whale freed from shark net

Thu, 2014-10-16 12:46

A juvenile humpback whale caught in a shark net off Rainbow Beach on the Cooloola Coast has been cut free by rescue teams.

Titans fined for Prince salary cap breach

Thu, 2014-10-16 12:14

The Gold Coast Titans have been fined $300,000 for salary cap breaches involving former star Scott Prince.

Wallabies return for City's NRC clash with Vikings

Thu, 2014-10-16 11:58

Brisbane City has been boosted by the inclusion of Wallabies Will Genia, Jake Schatz and James Hanson for Saturday's NRC match with the Vikings.

CFMEU loses bid to get striking worker reinstated

Thu, 2014-10-16 11:31

The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) has lost a High Court challenge over the dismissal of one of its members after industrial action at a BHP Coal operation in Queensland two years ago.

Qld to monitor Ebola health workers in Brisbane

Thu, 2014-10-16 11:16

The State Government says future health workers returning to Queensland from West Africa will be expected to go into a period of voluntary isolation in Brisbane.

Local community aims to identify 60,000 photos of Brisbane homes

Thu, 2014-10-16 10:53

A small community group in Brisbane is trying to track down the addresses of tens of thousands of house photos taken by a local photographer 40 years ago.

Locals 'kept in the dark' about Torres Strait TB cluster

Thu, 2014-10-16 10:45

A tuberculosis cluster has been identified on Yam Island in the Torres Strait but locals were unaware.

Knee injury forces Diamonds captain Geitz out of England series

Thu, 2014-10-16 10:26

Australian captain Laura Geitz has been ruled out of the two-Test netball series against England with a knee injury.<