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Meninga shows interest in Kangaroos job

Wed, 2015-10-07 07:31

Queensland Maroons coach Mal Meninga says he will consider coaching Australia's national rugby league side if the position is offered to him.

Aloisi opens up on Brisbane Roar turmoil

Wed, 2015-10-07 05:59

Brisbane Roar mentor John Aloisi speaks candidly about the A-League club's off-field issues at a fan forum held at Lang Park, revealing he was kicked out of the club's former training base Ballymore on his first day as coach.

Men accused of making golf-ball bomb had access to explosive chemical, court told

Tue, 2015-10-06 20:14

Two men accused of making a golf-ball bomb had all the materials in their home and they knew how to manufacture the explosive chemical, a court is told.

Palm Island couple awarded more than $200,000 in damages over dawn police raid

Tue, 2015-10-06 20:02

A couple whose home was raided during the Palm Island riots in north Queensland are awarded more than $200,000 in damages by the Court of Appeal.

Children often forgotten victims of domestic violence: UQ researcher

Tue, 2015-10-06 18:45

Queensland child protection activists urge the Federal Government to keep children at the front and centre of its domestic violence policy.

School principals not always informed of domestic violence orders

Tue, 2015-10-06 18:03

School leaders want to be better informed about domestic violence situations at home to help students and families, the Queensland Association of State School Principals says.

Birdsville remembers 'beautiful swan' Kelly Theobald

Tue, 2015-10-06 16:36

Birdsville locals remember author and journalist Kelly Theobald as a vibrant young woman with everything to live for, and a smile for everyone she met.

Water bombing aircraft, 17 fire crews working to contain large bushfire north of Toowoomba

Tue, 2015-10-06 16:23

A large bushfire burning at Ballard, north of Toowoomba, no longer poses a threat to property, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services says.

Thurston puts Townsville's stadium campaign on national agenda

Tue, 2015-10-06 15:29

Johnathan Thurston's public show of support at the NRL grand final for a new north Queensland stadium has put the issue on the national agenda.

Husband of missing woman fails to get child sexual abuse convictions overturned

Tue, 2015-10-06 15:14

John William Chardon, whose wife Novy Chardon disappeared more than two years ago, fails in his bid to have a string of child sexual abuse convictions overturned. 

Worker takes on Coles over union deal

Tue, 2015-10-06 15:01

A Coles employee takes legal action to stop an employment agreement between the supermarket giant and the union, claiming it leaves tens of thousands of supermarket employees out of pocket.

Navy sailor, 24, to stand trial for manslaughter of man in Darwin

Tue, 2015-10-06 15:00

Royal Australian Navy sailor Jayson Kelly is committed to stand trial for manslaughter over an alleged fatal assault in Darwin's nightclub district in August last year.

Victim of fatal Darwin assault died of head trauma, court hears

Tue, 2015-10-06 15:00

The victim of an allegedly fatal assault on Darwin's nightclub strip suffered a fractured skull and a swollen, softened brain, a forensic pathologist tells a court.

'Do the right thing,' child sex abuse victim tells Salvation Army

Tue, 2015-10-06 14:19

A victim of a Salvation Army paedophile makes an impassioned plea for change while giving evidence at a royal commission, asking the organisation to "do the right thing" by all victims.

Gunman on the run following drive-by shooting in Brisbane's north

Tue, 2015-10-06 13:33

A gunman is on the run after a drive-by shooting outside a fast-food restaurant at Clayfield on Brisbane's north side.

Police respond to reports of shooting at Clayfield in Brisbane

Tue, 2015-10-06 13:33

Queensland Police are called to a shopping strip at Clayfield on Brisbane's north side after reports of a shooting.

Firefighters keep watch on North Gregory blaze

Tue, 2015-10-06 12:59

Firefighters will keep monitoring a fire at North Gregory, south of Bundaberg, today.

Wool classer believes industry has been on a decline for 50 years

Tue, 2015-10-06 12:57

A wool classer who spent 50 years in shearing sheds around western Queensland says there has been a slow decline in the industry since he started.

Papaws and papayas on track for record annual production

Tue, 2015-10-06 12:29

The papaw and papaya industry is on track for a record year, and is currently pumping out up to 35,000 trays a week.

Burrum Heads boat ramp plans move ahead

Tue, 2015-10-06 12:09

Plans to build a controversial boat ramp at Burrum Heads on southern Queensland's Fraser Coast have taken another step forward.