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Baby Ferouz not entitled to protection visa

Wed, 2014-10-15 15:55

A baby born to an asylum seeker in Brisbane is not entitled to apply for a protection visa, a Federal Circuit Court judge has ruled.

Ferouz Myuddin, now 11 months old, was born prematurely in Brisbane's Mater Hospital at South Brisbane in November 2013 after his mother was transferred from the detention centre on Nauru due to concerns about her pregnancy.

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison had denied him a protection visa, saying he was an unauthorised maritime arrival.

Lawyers for the baby challenged the ruling in the Federal Court, but that was dismissed by Justice Michael Jarrett in Brisbane on Wednesday afternoon.

Police raid caravan parks over 'ongoing criminal activity'

Wed, 2014-10-15 14:37

Up to a dozen people have been arrested in police raids on two caravan parks in Brisbane's north in an operation targeting ongoing criminal behaviour at the locations.

Report into murder of soldiers inadequate: sergeant

Wed, 2014-10-15 13:14

A Defence Force report into the murder of three Australian soldiers by a rogue member of the Afghan military did not tell the families of the dead men what they needed to know, a platoon sergeant says.

Queensland's solar industry grinds to a halt due to policy uncertainty

Wed, 2014-10-15 12:52

A Queensland solar company says they have more than $100 million worth of projects on hold due to policy uncertainty from the state and federal governments.

Logan man killed fighting for Islamic State

Wed, 2014-10-15 12:13

The family of a former Brisbane City Council worker killed after travelling to fight for the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) in Syria is in shock, the Islamic Council of Queensland says.

Flegg suffered depression after adviser 'defamed' him

Wed, 2014-10-15 12:12

Queensland MP Bruce Flegg suffered depression and public abuse after he was allegedly defamed by his former media adviser, a Brisbane court has heard.

Sex offender son-in-law 'not a paedophile': ex-pastor

Wed, 2014-10-15 11:35

A former Pentecostal pastor at a Sunshine Coast church cannot accept that a former youth leader who married his daughter is a paedophile, an inquiry has heard.

Beams trade to Brisbane to trigger five-way AFL deal

Wed, 2014-10-15 11:35

Collingwood's Dayne Beams has been traded to Brisbane for two picks and Jack Crisp, sparking a five-way deal.

NT to launch online public sex offender register

Wed, 2014-10-15 11:22

Convicted sex offenders in the Northern Territory will soon have their name, image, physical description and whereabouts posted on a government website.

Legislation announced today has been named Daniel's Law after Queensland teenager Daniel Morcombe, who was murdered in 2003 by a convicted sex offender on parole.

Although details have not been finalised, it was believed all of the information published about a sex offender would be publicly accessible.

The NT Criminal Lawyers Association slammed the idea, saying naming and shaming made it harder for offenders to rehabilitate without making anyone safer.

NT Attorney-General John Elferink said it would be the first website of its kind in Australia.

Qld Treasurer 'the Kevin Rudd' of LNP: police union

Wed, 2014-10-15 09:02

Treasurer Tim Nicholls is "the Kevin Rudd" of the Liberal National Party (LNP) who is undermining Premier Campbell Newman, the Queensland Police Union (QPU) president says.

The comment came after the QPU journal reported that several State Government backbenchers were looking to quit the LNP ahead of the state election and had approached the union for support to run as independents.

QPU president Ian Leavers said the backbenchers were also concerned about Mr Nicholls knocking back funding to the police.

"Tim Nicholls is nothing more than the Kevin Rudd of the LNP ... who seems to be undermining the Premier and police at every turn," he said.

Several Qld MPs looking to quit LNP: police union

Wed, 2014-10-15 09:02

Some Queensland Government backbenchers are looking to quit the Liberal National Party (LNP) ahead of the state election, according to the Queensland Police Union (QPU).

The latest police union journal has reported that several State Government backbenchers had approached them for support to run as independents at next year's election.

Union vice-president Shayne Maxwell told 612 ABC Brisbane he had spoken to six MPs from the LNP seeking union endorsement, but he refused to name them.

Senior Sergeant Maxwell said the MPs he had spoken to shared "the same concerns that we have".

But Premier Campbell Newman said it was not true and labelled the comments "a bit of mischief".

Missing NSW family found after Queensland car crash

Wed, 2014-10-15 06:16

A family reported missing from the New South Wales Hunter Valley has been found after they were allegedly involved in a car crash in Queensland.

Sim guides Mariners through to FFA Cup semis

Tue, 2014-10-14 21:07

Matthew Sim's four-goal haul helped the Mariners to a 5-0 victory over Palm Beach Sharks in the FFA Cup quarter-finals.

Bulls go top with thrashing of Bushrangers

Tue, 2014-10-14 18:13

Queensland moved to the top of the domestic one-day cup ladder at the expense of New South Wales with an emphatic 116-run defeat of Victoria.

Jockey dies in hospital from injuries sustained in fall

Tue, 2014-10-14 18:03

Queensland jockey Carly-Mae Pye has died from injuries she suffered in a fall during a jump out at Callaghan Park in Rockhampton on Monday.

She had been in an induced coma in Rockhampton hospital with critical head and chest injuries.

Racing Queensland chief executive Darren Condon said Pye received the best possible treatment but was unable to recover from her injuries.

AG appeals 'manifestly inadequate' bus attack sentence

Tue, 2014-10-14 17:47

Queensland's Attorney-General has appealed the "manifestly inadequate" sentence given to a 21-year-old woman who assaulted a partly-blind man on a Gold Coast bus.

Leali'ifano praises Patston as Wallabies' mother figure

Tue, 2014-10-14 17:36

Christian Leali'ifano says the resignation of Wallabies staffer Di Patston is "like losing a mother".

Woman dies from drug resistant strain of tuberculosis

Tue, 2014-10-14 17:19

A woman in far north Queensland has become the second person in the state to die from a multi-drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis.

Coroner made to 'jump through hoops' by ADF

Tue, 2014-10-14 16:14

A coroner investigating the deaths of three Australian soldiers shot by a rogue Afghan in 2012 was having trouble accessing relevant information from the Australian Defence Force, an inquest in Brisbane heard.

Racially abused train security guard speaks out

Tue, 2014-10-14 15:11

A security guard who kept his cool as he was being racially abused on a Brisbane train is not riled by the incident and says he does not need an apology.