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51-year-old man arrested over Dorothy Britton's murder.

Thu, 2018-06-21 18:19
51-year-old man arrested over Dorothy Britton's murder.

'Worse than the cyclone': Debbie's victims still battling home insurers

Thu, 2018-06-21 18:18

It is 15 months since Tropical Cyclone Debbie smashed Mel Deacon's north Queensland home but it's still so badly damaged it is unfit to live in — something she blames on a bitter fight with her insurance company.

Relative charged over 22-year-old cold case killing of Queensland woman

Thu, 2018-06-21 17:38

Queensland police have made an arrest in the 22-year-old cold case shooting of Airlie Beach woman Dorothy Britton, who was allegedly murdered in her home in 1996.

Salesman banned for targeting poor with 48pc interest loans, continues to work as pawn broker

Thu, 2018-06-21 15:39

A former used car salesman fined $1.2 million for repeatedly signing up poor, Indigenous people in far north Queensland to exorbitant loans is continuing to work as a pawn broker in Cairns.

Campbell Newman's brother-in-law charged with fraud over alleged 'non-existent' investments

Thu, 2018-06-21 14:31

Police charge Sebastian 'Seb' Monsour, the brother-in-law of former Queensland premier Campbell Newman, as part of a long-running investigation into a $5 million investment fraud.

Asylum seeker family loses court bid to stay in Biloela

Thu, 2018-06-21 11:34

The Federal Circuit Court rejects a Tamil asylum seeker family's appeal against deportation, a month after residents from their rural Queensland town pleaded for government intervention.

Dreamworld ride operator 'highly distressed' giving evidence at inquest

Thu, 2018-06-21 11:30

A young ride operator who was working at Dreamworld the day a malfunction killed four people is "highly distressed" after giving evidence, saying she "would have done everything I could have" to help the victims, a court hears.

Ancient Yazidis write a new history in their new Australian home

Thu, 2018-06-21 06:13

A city on Queensland's Darling Downs sees a rise in new arrivals as an ancient people write a new history in regional Australia.

Ipswich council set up extra legal insurance before first mayor charged with corruption

Thu, 2018-06-21 05:38

Three months before former mayor Paul Pisasale resigned from office in 2017, Ipswich City Council set up a second 'legal assistance policy' to cover its staff over potential legal action, ABC News can reveal.

Dairy farmers walking away farms as confidence continues to fall

Wed, 2018-06-20 17:03

Dairy farmer confidence in their industry is falling according to the latest outlook from Dairy Australia.

Broncos prop Lodge takes out loan to compensate victims of drunken assault

Wed, 2018-06-20 16:30

The Brisbane Broncos prop reaches a confidential settlement compensating the victims of his drunken rampage at a New York apartment building in 2015.

Boy suffers serious eye injury after school javelin mishap

Wed, 2018-06-20 15:16

A Sunshine Coast student is flown to hospital with a traumatic injury after being hit in the eye by a javelin while carrying it off an oval.

Woman wins 'landmark' court bid to have baby with dead partner's sperm

Wed, 2018-06-20 14:58

Described as a historic case, the Supreme Court in Brisbane grants a Toowoomba woman the right to use her dead boyfriend's sperm to have a baby, after he took his own life in 2016.

'Giant water battery' gets conditional approval for $500m loan

Wed, 2018-06-20 14:00

A solar farm in far north Queensland receives conditional approval for a $500 million loan to build and integrate a pumped hydro storage facility to provide "reliable energy" to the country at peak demand.

As BOM declares a 50 per cent chance of El Nino this spring, should we be worried?

Wed, 2018-06-20 13:31

Autumn was warm and dry, winter is shaping up much the same, and now there's twice the normal likelihood that we'll get an El Nino in spring. Should we be worried?

Dreamworld ride operator felt 'pressured' not to talk to police after tragedy: inquiry

Wed, 2018-06-20 11:50

A junior ride operator at Dreamworld tells an inquest she was instructed by a senior manager not to speak to police after the Thunder River Rapids Ride incident, in which four people were killed.

How bill shock is a hidden cost for women fighting breast cancer

Wed, 2018-06-20 06:30

Upon the release of the state of the nation breast cancer report, Anita Jamieson shares the shock of diagnosis, then almost immediately the shock of the bills.

Big avocado crops mean price drop for consumers

Wed, 2018-06-20 06:30

Avocado prices are at a low and new tree plantings across the country will see the industry boom.

Plastic bag ban

Wed, 2018-06-20 06:09
Woolworths is banning plastic bags from today.

The plastic bag ban starts today in some Qld stores — here's what you need to know

Wed, 2018-06-20 06:09

Supermarket giant Woolworths is banning single-use plastic bags from today ahead of a statewide ban taking effect next month. The bags take years to break down, and many end up in the environment polluting oceans, rivers and beaches.