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Steve Smith's elevation to the captaincy is to be applauded, writes Jim Maxwell.
Young hooker Paul Carter will be sacked by Gold Coast after being caught drink driving for the second time this year.
Seven New Zealand school students and the rusting hulk of a Fraser Island shipwreck are set to embody the spirit of Anzac during next year's centenary commemorations.
Queensland teenager Daniel Smith dies after being bitten on his arm and leg by a shark off Port Douglas in the state's far north. He had just completed year 12 in Mossman.
A toiletry product is causing havoc on Queensland sewage systems, with utility groups asking people to remember the three P's of pee, poo and paper.
Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart says officer presence has been increased amid the Sydney siege situation, but there is no direct threat to Queensland.
Cricket Australia has named Steve Smith Australia's next Test captain in the wake of Michael Clarke's hamstring injury.
A teenager accused of murdering a 72-year-old Mackay man is remanded in custody.
A man's body is found in a home destroyed by a suspicious fire in central Queensland late on Sunday night.
A Brisbane teenager is left red faced after mistaking a mud crab for an intruder and calling the police in the early hours of the morning.
Adam Scott has denied his long-handled putter is at fault after a frustrating Australian PGA playoff loss.
Commercial solariums will be banned from December 31 in South Australia, Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales.
A 72-year-old Mackay man who was left unconscious on the side of the road by a teenager who allegedly threw a rock through the windscreen of his four-wheel drive on Saturday dies in hospital.
Greg Chalmers has won the Australian PGA title at Royal Pines, beating Adam Scott and Wade Ormsby in a playoff.
The Queensland Opposition says it will crack down on illegal puppy farms by introducing a rigorous registration scheme for breeders.
The native noisy miner is causing more damage than the invasive, introduced species of myna bird, new research shows.
South Australian golfer Wade Ormsby leads the Australian PGA with nine holes left, with Adam Scott a shot behind.
Christmas is coming early for hundreds of families across Brisbane and surrounding areas today, with hundreds of special deliveries arriving from the Smith Family.
The mother of four boys at the centre of a murder and attempted murder investigation north of Brisbane say police are trying to build a case from something that does not exist.
Pockets of Brisbane are putting on massive light displays as they do more than their fair share to spread the Christmas cheer.