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Qld Premier calls on Labor to 'be sensible' when considering new CCC chair

Wed, 2014-07-23 14:39

Campbell Newman has called on the Opposition to act responsibly when helping to select the head of the state's corruption watchdog.

Whip maker says trade thriving after tradition of secrecy

Wed, 2014-07-23 14:34

Anthony Rennick is determined to ensure the bush stockwhip business never goes the way of the buggy whip.

Body found beneath rubble of house that burned down

Wed, 2014-07-23 11:28

A body has been discovered buried beneath the rubble of a Gold Coast home that burned to the ground over the weekend.

Crews searching Gold Coast home destroyed by fire

Wed, 2014-07-23 11:28

Firefighters are trying to determine whether anyone was inside a house engulfed by fire in the Gold Coast hinterland.

PM intervenes to help grandparents of murdered toddler

Wed, 2014-07-23 11:17

The grandparents of a murdered north Queensland toddler have welcomed prime ministerial support for their crusade to change child protection laws.

Drug trafficking ex-soldier gets early jail release

Wed, 2014-07-23 08:30

A former Townsville soldier, Jason Damien Gaerlan, 30, convicted of trafficking $400,000 worth of drugs, has been granted an early release from jail because he has post-traumatic stress disorder.

Gold Coast surfers take their pipe dream to India

Tue, 2014-07-22 18:45

Members of the Gold Coast surfing community are combining their professional skill and love of board riding to help a village in India to develop its own surf industry.

Peter Wallace returns for Penrith Panthers

Tue, 2014-07-22 18:34

Peter Wallace will return from an ankle injury for Penrith's match against Cronulla on Saturday in Bathurst.

Officials in Brisbane pay respects to MH17 victims

Tue, 2014-07-22 17:45

Officials have gathered in Brisbane to sign a condolence register in memory of victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster.

Newman hits back at lawyer suing him for defamation

Tue, 2014-07-22 17:22

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has accused a Gold Coast solicitor who is suing him of contempt of court and interfering with the administration of justice, offences that carry potential jail terms.

Newman losing PR war over bikie crackdown: report card

Tue, 2014-07-22 17:05

The man overseeing Queensland's bikie crackdown says the State Government is winning the battle but losing the public relations war.

Storm wary of unsettled Broncos

Tue, 2014-07-22 16:58

Storm coach Craig Bellamy says he does not know what to expect from the Broncos after this week's coaching change.

French teens meet WWI diggers' descendants 100 years on

Tue, 2014-07-22 15:17

Nine teenagers from a small village in the north of France have met with one of the descendants of an Australian digger whose photo was unearthed in a barn after nearly 100 years.

Bus gutted by fire on Sunshine Coast

Tue, 2014-07-22 14:53

A bus has burst into flames on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, but passengers have escaped without serious injury.

Bowen inquest told of teenager's plan to fake pregnancy

Tue, 2014-07-22 14:15

North Queensland teenager Rachel Antonio tried to "blackmail" a man into thinking she was pregnant, an inquest into her disappearance has heard.

Townhouse complex catches fire for third time in one week

Tue, 2014-07-22 12:26

A townhouse complex in Kuraby on Brisbane's southside has caught alight for the third time in a week in what is believed to be a spate of arson attacks.

Newman rules out swap from Ashgrove to safer seat

Tue, 2014-07-22 12:04

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman is determined to stand firm in his Brisbane seat of Ashgrove despite his party's massive loss in the neighbouring electorate of Stafford over the weekend.

The Premier yesterday announced the scrapping of some of his Government's most controversial policies and pledged to mend relations with the judiciary in the wake of the Saturday's by-election result.

Tribute to 'passionate' family man George Gerbic

Tue, 2014-07-22 10:32

The family of a man whose headless torso was found alight by the side of a road have remembered him as a strong and passionate man with a big personality.

Bennett never expected Broncos return

Tue, 2014-07-22 08:18

Wayne Bennett says the Brisbane Broncos "were not in the equation" until the NRL club's board recently contacted him.

Sunshine Coast Anglican parish to sell 'house of worship'

Tue, 2014-07-22 08:14

An Anglican parish on Queensland's Sunshine Coast has bowed to financial pressure and will sell a property bequeathed to it nearly 50 years ago.