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Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate speaks after CCC report

5 hours 21 min ago
Cr Tate said the report was a good outcome for the city.

Cloud of flying foxes forces emergency helicopter pilot to abort landing

5 hours 41 min ago
A roost of the flying marsupials have flooded Ingham, wreaking havoc across the city.

Rescue chopper diverted amid town's bat 'crisis'

5 hours 41 min ago

The north Queensland town of Ingham is at "fever pitch", according to the local mayor, as a growing swarm of flying foxes diverts an emergency helicopter.

'Haters gonna hate': Gold Coast Mayor shrugs off corruption report over buying luxury luggage, NRL membership

8 hours 11 min ago

Queensland's corruption watchdog releases a report into the Gold Coast City Council that details how Mayor Tom Tate used council funds to buy items, including luggage, selfie sticks and a membership to the Gold Coast Titans.

Queensland residents welcome heavy rainfall

8 hours 46 min ago
Strong rain has poured on the state's interior.

BOM satellite over Queensland

8 hours 46 min ago
Heavy rain recorded over much of Queensland.

Schools promised air con won't all be getting it for the start of Term 1

9 hours 38 min ago

The Queensland Premier has admitted only half of the promised 300 schools to get air conditioning as part of a major multi-million-dollar spend will have it installed by the start of the school year.

Flash flooding likely as monsoonal low brings days of rain to Queensland's parched north-west

11 hours 29 min ago

The rain, which could stretch to mid-next week, is bringing new hope to graziers who've been waiting years for substantial falls.

Flash flooding likely as monsoonal low brings days of rain to Queensland's parched north west

11 hours 29 min ago

The rain, which could stretch to mid-next week, is bringing new hope to graziers who've been waiting years for substantial falls.

Non-Indigenous business fails in bid to trademark Aboriginal name 'used for thousands of years'

12 hours 53 min ago

An application lodged by a pair of Queensland business owners to trademark a name that is said to date back to the Dreamtime has failed, much to the relief of Indigenous stakeholders.

Race is on as Australian researchers rush to make coronavirus vaccine

13 hours 30 min ago

A group of Queensland scientists is one of three research teams around the world who are starting work on potential vaccines against coronavirus as four people in NSW and two in Brisbane are monitored for the virus.

The 'magical chair' that permits men and boys to let their guard down

15 hours 38 min ago

The first time Brian Dowd tried to give his young son a haircut it ended in tears for both of them, but it also led to a life-changing career move.

Pharmacies run out of face masks amid bushfires and coronavirus fears

16 hours 29 min ago

A shortage of face masks is reported in Brisbane, with several pharmacies running out of stock amid increased demand after bushfires across the country and fears over China's coronavirus outbreak.

Indigenous groups earn millions in carbon credits to burn country to cut emissions — but only in northern Australia

16 hours 37 min ago

Landholders and Aboriginal groups in northern Australia are being paid millions of dollars worth of carbon credits to carry out prescribed burns to reduce wildfire risk. Could it work in southern Australia?

BBL winning over cricket's traditionalists even as crowd concerns begin

17 hours 14 min ago

Rumours of the death of the BBL's halcyon days may have been greatly exaggerated, with average crowd numbers not the only metric that matters, writes Richard Hinds.

'Gross breach of trust': Rural cop who stole $18,000 jailed

Thu, 2020-01-23 18:00

A 37-year-old former officer in charge at the Camooweal Police Station is sentenced to three-and-a-half years behind bars after admitting to misappropriating cash payments for weapons licences.

Former prosecutor allegedly involved in drug syndicate, court hears

Thu, 2020-01-23 17:21

A phone tap reveals former Cairns Department of Public Prosecutions boss Roger Griffith was allegedly involved in a major drug syndicate, with the 55-year-old facing a hearing on charges including drug trafficking, perverting the course of justice and money laundering.

Millions of Australians have disability insurance in their super, and for many it's 'junk'

Thu, 2020-01-23 16:29

Nearly half a million casual workers are getting only restricted life insurance coverage through their superannuation, which the corporate regulator says may not be worth the money they are paying for it.

Man charged over alleged hay bale scam that police say targeted desperate farmers

Thu, 2020-01-23 15:22

A man accused of defrauding drought and fire-stricken farmers to the tune of tens of thousand dollars via a hay sale scam has been charged in Sydney.

Bullying, abused and attacked: Pleas for civility as female MP quits after 16 years

Thu, 2020-01-23 12:31

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says political culture has become increasingly brutal after Member for Currumbin Jann Stuckey announced her imminent retirement from politics due to depression and bullying.