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Driver of car linked to fatal Brisbane hit-and-run found dead

Fri, 2015-03-27 06:44

The driver of a car that was seized by police after a fatal hit-and-run in Brisbane which killed a woman on the night of her 20th birthday party is found dead.

Confidence motion debate keeps Queensland Parliament up late

Thu, 2015-03-26 21:28

The minority Labor Government tests its numbers in Queensland Parliament during a lengthy confidence motion debate, expected to continue into early Friday morning.

Five Queensland nursing homes run by Carinity fail government audit

Thu, 2015-03-26 20:23

Serious failings in standard of care at some Queensland nursing homes run by Carinity show up in a Federal Government investigation.

Boyd enjoying pole vault battle with young gun Kennedy

Thu, 2015-03-26 19:10

National record holder Alana Boyd has welcomed the emergence of Nina Kennedy in the women's pole vault.

Severe storm warning cancelled for south-east Queensland

Thu, 2015-03-26 18:07

A severe thunderstorm warning is cancelled for south-east Queensland.

Severe storm warning issued for south-east Queensland

Thu, 2015-03-26 18:07

A severe thunderstorm warning is issued for south-east Queensland, with heavy rainfall predicted.

Thijssen faces sanctions for washout complaints

Thu, 2015-03-26 16:42

Brisbane Roar coach Frans Thijssen faces a fine or suspension after his complaints about A-League's washout rules.

Beef industry environmental performance studied

Thu, 2015-03-26 15:28

A report which looks at the environmental impacts of producing beef, has found the industry made gains in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption and land use in the 30 years to 2010.

Halal certification needed so meat producers can grow exports: MP

Thu, 2015-03-26 14:05

Federal Liberal National Party Bruce Scott says that if Australia is to capitalise on jobs and exports in the rural sector, it needs to ensure its food is halal certified.

Flooded farmers consider changing from crops to cattle

Thu, 2015-03-26 13:55

Some central Queensland cotton and grain growers, faced with their second flood in three years, are considering converting paddocks to pasture.

Queensland Health tells Royal Flying Doctor Service to address concerns arising from audit

Thu, 2015-03-26 13:41

The Queensland section of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) needs to immediately address some serious matters raised in a safety audit, Health Minister Cameron Dick says.

Gold Coast study to probe steroid use

Thu, 2015-03-26 13:29

A Gold Coast criminologist is heading a research project into why the use of performance-enhancing drugs has skyrocketed in Queensland.

Reef worries spark fresh calls for dredging ban

Thu, 2015-03-26 13:23

An environmental group has renewed its calls to ban dredging, after a report about its impacts on the Great Barrier Reef.

Former Brisbane Bullets coach plans to revive NBL team

Thu, 2015-03-26 13:09

A former coach of the Brisbane Bullets is hoping Queensland will get behind the push to reintroduce the team to the National Basketball League.

Delay to country of origin label laws welcomed by Choice

Thu, 2015-03-26 12:56

The consumer watchdog Choice is pleased the Federal Government will delay country of origin food label laws until August, until it has tested consumer reaction.

Bundaberg council aware of backpacker hostel compliance issues

Thu, 2015-03-26 12:49

A Wide Bay council in southern Queensland says it is aware of illegal deals being done to lure backpackers to the region but there is little it can do.

Queensland Chief Justice calls us snakes and scum: retiring judge

Thu, 2015-03-26 12:48

Retiring Supreme Court Justice Alan Wilson condemns the controversial appointment of Tim Carmody as Chief Justice, saying it had caused a "serious loss of morale".

Cairns council to trial free airport public bus

Thu, 2015-03-26 12:45

A Cairns regional councillor in far north Queensland is urging residents to make use of a free public bus service to the airport or risk losing it after a three-month trial.

More complaints surface about Lady Cilento Children's Hospital

Thu, 2015-03-26 12:43

Parents come forward with new complaints about the new $1.5 billion Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in Brisbane, including the last minute cancellation of surgery.

Athletes to make a splash at Maroochydore surf lifesaving comp

Thu, 2015-03-26 12:42

The Sunshine Coast council has replenished sand on Maroochydore Beach ahead of this weekend's Queensland Surf Life Saving Championships.