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Live: Roosters v Panthers, Cowboys v Broncos

Sat, 2014-09-13 16:26

Grandstand brings you live updates from the Roosters-Panthers, Cowboys-Broncos NRL finals matches.

Family awoken as car crashes through roof of home

Sat, 2014-09-13 10:07

A car has smashed through the roof of a Brisbane home, landing just metres from where a family of four were sleeping.

Human remains found after house fire

Sat, 2014-09-13 09:13

Human remains are found inside a home destroyed by fire at Pelican Waters on the Sunshine Coast.

Person missing after Sunshine Coast house fire

Sat, 2014-09-13 09:13

Emergency services say one person is unaccounted for following a serious house fire on the Sunshine Coast.

Mining law amendments restrict critics' rights to object

Fri, 2014-09-12 19:49

An eleventh hour amendment to already controversial mining laws in Queensland has triggered anger from landholders and green groups, with a lawyer saying the new legislation restricts the rights of landholders to object to a mining lease application.

Investigation begins into elderly patient's death

Fri, 2014-09-12 18:25

Queensland's chief health officer is investigating a claim that inadequate staffing at the Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital contributed to the death of an elderly private patient.

Doctor takes legal action against Qld Government

Fri, 2014-09-12 17:33

The surgeon stood down from Rockhampton Hospital in central Queensland has launched legal action against the State Government claiming breaches of natural justice.

Brisbane Lions scrap real lion at the Gabba idea

Fri, 2014-09-12 17:15

The Brisbane Lions say they will not be pursuing the suggestion of having a real lion at their home games next AFL season.

Queenslanders to see more security activity: Newman

Fri, 2014-09-12 16:09

The Queensland public would see an increased level of security activity after Australia's terrorist alert level was raised to high earlier today, Premier Campbell Newman said.

Qld Country to give teenager baptism of fire

Fri, 2014-09-12 15:25

Queensland Country has shown faith in a star of the future, with 17-year-old Campbell Magnay given his first start in the NRC.

Death threats made to councillors over mosque plan

Fri, 2014-09-12 12:22

Police are investigating death threats received by two councillors over their support for a proposed mosque on the Gold Coast.

Man charged with killing son 'thought he was possessed'

Fri, 2014-09-12 11:57

A former Kenyan politician accused of murdering his child thought the boy was possessed, a Brisbane court hears.

Man charged with killing son 'thought he was possessed'

Fri, 2014-09-12 11:57

A former Kenyan politician accused of murdering his child thought the boy was possessed, a Brisbane court hears.

Former presidential candidate's wife bailed after child's alleged murder

Fri, 2014-09-12 11:57

The wife of a former Kenyan presidential candidate has been released on bail after being accused of lying to authorities over the alleged murder of their child in June.

Ablett set to extend Suns' deal

Fri, 2014-09-12 11:44

Dual Brownlow medallist Gary Ablett is expected to sign a contract extension with AFL club Gold Coast soon.

Broncos give Kahu nod for Cowboys final

Fri, 2014-09-12 11:28

Broncos coach Anthony Griffin has thrust Jordan Kahu into his starting side for Saturday night's NRL elimination final against North Queensland in Townsville.

Genia's Wallabies return a step closer with NRC start

Fri, 2014-09-12 11:20

Will Genia's push to return to the Wallabies' matchday squad will gather momentum when he starts for Brisbane City in the NRC.

Budding bards compete in outback Queensland

Fri, 2014-09-12 11:09

Budding bush poets have descended on Banjo Paterson country in outback Queensland to compete in Australia's largest poetry festival of its kind.

'Tongan Thor' signs on with Queensland Reds

Fri, 2014-09-12 08:34

Stand-out New Zealand schools player Taniela Tupou has signed a two-year development contract with the Queensland Reds.

'Tongan Thor' signs on with Reds

Fri, 2014-09-12 08:34

Standout New Zealand schools player Taniela Tupou has signed a two-year Super Rugby contract with the Queensland Reds.