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Shipping containers become family homes in Queensland

Mon, 2014-07-14 13:52

Shipping containers have been given a new lease on life as the building blocks for family homes in Brisbane.

Shipping containers becoming family homes in Queensland

Mon, 2014-07-14 13:52

Shipping containers have been given a new lease on life as the building blocks for family homes in Brisbane.

Gold Coast sinkhole could take three days to repair

Mon, 2014-07-14 11:20

A massive sinkhole which opened up in a busy Gold Coast intersection could take up to three days to repair, Gold Coast City Council says.

Search for man after police open fire on car driven at officers

Mon, 2014-07-14 08:18

Police are hunting for a man who drove at officers and rammed a patrol car, prompting one officer to open fire.

Raiders run rampant on Gold Coast

Sun, 2014-07-13 15:56

Canberra Raiders look to have extinguished the Gold Coast's slight semi-final hopes with a 36-20 win at Robina on Sunday.

Eagles hold off Lions at the Gabba

Sat, 2014-07-12 22:12

The West Coast Eagles held off a determined Brisbane Lions to keep themselves in the hunt for a top-eight berth.

Waratahs thump Reds to round out regular season

Sat, 2014-07-12 21:34

The Waratahs rounded out their Super Rugby regular season with a comprehensive 34-3 win over the Reds.

Ablett-less Suns cannot keep up with Bulldogs

Sat, 2014-07-12 19:22

In their first game without Gary Ablett, the Suns were in it early but could not match the Bulldogs late, losing by 28.

Man dies scuba diving on Gold Coast

Sat, 2014-07-12 16:27

A man has died while scuba diving on the Gold Coast.

Abbott blames Labor for 'difficult' Senate week

Sat, 2014-07-12 13:27

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has acknowledged the past week in the Senate has been a difficult one, but is putting the blame on Labor, not the Palmer United Party (PUP).

The Government is hoping to reintroduce its carbon repeal legislation in the Lower House next week after the PUP voted with Labor and the Greens in the Senate to block it.

"When you look at things in the Senate, sure, [Clive] Palmer has three senators, but [Bill] Shorten has 25 and we know that Mr Palmer will change his mind come Monday but Bill Shorten will still be there supporting putting your power prices up," Mr Abbott said.

Brisbane records coldest morning in 103 years

Sat, 2014-07-12 09:11

Brisbane has recorded its coldest morning in 103 years, with low temperatures also being felt across the rest of Queensland.

Reds dismiss talk of dead rubber against Waratahs

Sat, 2014-07-12 00:01

Queensland is ignoring the fact its season is long gone ahead of this evening's grudge match with New South Wales.

Ipswich mayor to be investigated amid donation controversy

Fri, 2014-07-11 20:45

Queensland's Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) says it has assessed allegations against Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale and will commence an investigation.

Baden-Clay crowds a sign of healthy system: lawyer

Fri, 2014-07-11 18:31

A full public gallery at the Gerard Baden-Clay murder trial proves we have a healthy legal system, a top barrister says.

Jurors in Baden-Clay murder trial sent home for weekend

Fri, 2014-07-11 17:45

Jurors in the murder trial of Gerard Baden-Clay will return on Monday to continue deliberating after being sent home for the weekend without reaching a verdict.

The jury has now spent just under 12 hours considering a verdict in the trial of the 43-year-old former real estate agent, who has denied killing his wife, Allison, in April 2012.

Her body was found on a creek bank 10 days after she had been reported missing from her home in the Brisbane suburb of Brookfield.

Olympic diving gold medallist pleads guilty to drug charge

Fri, 2014-07-11 16:40

Queensland Olympic gold medallist Chantelle Newbery was put on a drug diversion program after pleading guilty to drug charges.

Qld farmers told to brace 'for tough times'

Fri, 2014-07-11 13:52

Queensland farmers have been told to prepare for "tough times" by Agriculture Minister John McVeigh, as predictions show Queensland drought conditions will intensify.

Waratahs set out to prove they are no one-man team against Reds

Fri, 2014-07-11 13:03

The Waratahs are eager to prove they are not a one-man team when they play the Reds without injured Israel Folau.

Young Suns need to step up without Ablett, says McKenna

Fri, 2014-07-11 13:00

Suns coach Guy McKenna says youngsters like Jack Martin must grab the opportunity from Gary Ablett's absence.

Coroners Act faces review after dad's pleas for electrocution inquest

Fri, 2014-07-11 11:51

A review of the Coroners Act will go ahead after a father's push for an inquest into his son's death in Clermont, in central Queensland, more than two years ago.