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'Silly behaviour': Gold Coast schoolie filmed on high-rise ledge

5 hours 23 min ago

A 17-year-old girl from Brisbane may be charged after she was filmed posing for photographs outside the balcony of a Gold Coast high-rise building, police say.

NRL cheerleaders could take the stand over alleged Gold Coast high-rise murder

5 hours 48 min ago

A magistrate says 16 cheerleaders will be allowed to give evidence at a committal hearing after a cruise ship entertainer was charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Breeana Robinson.

Two bodies found in home in Brisbane's south

5 hours 57 min ago

A man and woman, believed to be a brother and sister, are found dead in a Sunnybank Hills home by an elderly woman understood to be their mother.

Joe Burns to partner David Warner as part of Australia's 'odd couple' for first Test

7 hours 14 min ago

Joe Burns will partner David Warner at the top of Australia's batting order for the first time in three years in the opening Test against Pakistan, as Mitchell Starc makes a return to the home side's pace attack.

Man found guilty of torture and murder of drug dealer has convictions quashed

7 hours 50 min ago

A man found guilty of torturing, murdering and burning the remains of Gold Coast drug dealer Shaun Barker has had his conviction quashed on two counts, with the Court of Appeal ordering a retrial on the count of torture.

10 children allegedly started fires in Queensland in the last 10 days

10 hours 6 min ago

More than half of the 18 people who have been charged over starting recent Queensland bushfires are children, police reveal.

'Fire rushed through like a Bondi tram': Yeppoon couple's superannuation reduced to ashes

13 hours 1 min ago

Denise and Tony Welch lost almost 1,200 lychee trees — their nest egg for the future — in the bushfire near Yeppoon.

Steve Smith the batsman better for Australia, Border says

16 hours 5 min ago

Some people think it's a matter of time — and the end of his leadership ban next March — before Steve Smith regains the Australian captaincy. But Allan Border isn't sure it's a good idea.

Can you drink water from the Brisbane River?

16 hours 9 min ago

The Brisbane River used to be "treated like a toilet" for many years, but substantial investment to improve treatment has boosted the system's health.

Homes destroyed near Crows Nest as authorities warn 'only significant rainfall' will put out fires

17 hours 15 min ago

Erratic winds and hot, dry weather are creating "horrendous conditions" for firefighters trying to battle a blaze at Crows Nest on Queensland's Darling Downs with several homes destroyed.

Catastrophic fire to hail: What's causing all this weather?

17 hours 16 min ago

Another week, another cold front brings catastrophic fire danger. New South Wales could see a spike in heat today but this week's focus is South Australia. When will it end?

Catastrophic fire to hail: What's causing all this weather?

17 hours 16 min ago

Another week, another cold front brings catastrophic fire danger. New South Wales could see a spike in heat today but this week's focus is South Australia. When will it end?

'Don't blame developers' for growing pains of Gold Coast merging with Brisbane

17 hours 44 min ago

Traffic congestion and a lack of infrastructure become make-or-break issues as a surging population sees Brisbane and the Gold Coast joined by a corridor of constant development.

Dam levels in South East Queensland fall to lowest in 11 years

18 hours 3 min ago

Queensland's combined dam level capacity falls to 60 per cent in the south-east of the state for the first time in 11 years, as the first phase of the drought-response plan for the region is implemented.

Australian cricket has rediscovered the line

19 hours 10 min ago

Cape Town showed how quickly reputational damage could be self-inflicted, so in light of recent incidents, Australian cricket needs to remind itself of where the line is.

'Phenomenal' supercell dumps hail the size of tennis balls on Queensland crops

Mon, 2019-11-18 17:56

Two days before, they were fearing bushfires. Now farmers on the Sunshine Coast are counting the cost of a hailstorm that hammered their crops with enormous chunks of ice.

Local brigades rendered 'ineffective' during bushfires crisis

Mon, 2019-11-18 17:52

Volunteer firies and landholders say calls for back-burning during the bushfire emergency are met with red tape, making their ability to fight flames on the frontline "impossible" as they have to "sit and wait" for the fire front to come.

'Despicable and disgusting': Woman who choked friend to death over heroin money jailed

Mon, 2019-11-18 16:35

A woman who killed a mother-of-two before burning her body on the side of a dirt road and later making "sick jokes" about her death is jailed for more than 10 years.

KISS rock 'n' roll with great white sharks

Mon, 2019-11-18 16:19

KISS may have cancelled their Australian tour last week, but there's one concert they stuck with.

Desperate reef scientists perform 'IVF' on coral spawn

Mon, 2019-11-18 14:02

It's described as the world's largest orgasm — the annual mass spawning of coral on the Great Barrier Reef. This year, scientists speed up the natural process with a project known as 'IVF for the reef'.