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Blood stains in the bathroom? How much should house hunters be told about a home's history?

Sat, 2018-07-07 08:00

Does a real estate agent have to tell you if someone was murdered in a property you want to buy? Turns out it's a murky area of the law.

People with disabilities are practising life skills in the virtual world

Sat, 2018-07-07 08:00

Something like navigating public transport can be daunting for people living with an intellectual disability, but a program using virtual reality is hoping to change all that.

Big dreams not a tall order for Australia's young basketball guns

Sat, 2018-07-07 07:00

The next generation of Australian basketballers dream big as they follow in the footsteps of their NBA and WNBA heroes.

Hong Kong investor buys axed Qld government fish breeding project

Sat, 2018-07-07 06:06

A Queensland Government-funded aquaculture project axed as part of the Newman government's public service cuts five years ago is saved by a Hong Kong business.

This is Connor. He has autism, but at his rugby club he's just 'one of the blokes'

Sat, 2018-07-07 06:02

His parents had hoped "a nice little chess club" would be his hobby of choice, but despite having autism, Connor wants to play rugby and he has found a club that accepts him as "part of the family".

The unlikely friendship that's driving reconciliation in a country town

Sat, 2018-07-07 05:00

She's an Aboriginal elder of the stolen generation; he's a middle aged white male with Celtic roots. Aunty Lillian and Sean may fight like cats and dogs, but together they drive their town's NAIDOC celebrations, and in their words, "personify reconciliation".

An Aboriginal man's mission to end family violence — after learning to change himself

Sat, 2018-07-07 04:51

When cultural values dictate that punishment is doled out with a stick, some Aboriginal men find it hard to say no to violence. But a reformed perpetrator is now running an innovative program for offenders, to protect women in Indigenous communities.

Ian MacDonald leaves the LNP conference in Brisbane

Fri, 2018-07-06 18:53
Senator Ian MacDonald leaves the LNP's Conference in Brisbane, after missing out on a top pre-selection spot.

How an unlikely friendship gave birth to Gympie's NAIDOC celebrations

Fri, 2018-07-06 17:52
“We’re polar opposites but we personify reconciliation”: She’s an elder from the stolen generation and he’s an anglo white guy. Unlikely friends who’ve become a force for good in the Qld town of Gympie.

Veteran Queensland senators Ian Macdonald and Barry O'Sullivan dumped

Fri, 2018-07-06 16:41

Queensland LNP members call time on the 28-year political career of Ian Macdonald and fellow senator Barry O'Sullivan, dumping them from the top spots on the party's Senate ticket.

Zlatko Sikorsky charged with attempted murder of 32yo woman

Fri, 2018-07-06 16:32

Police lay attempted murder charges against Queensland man Zlatko Sikorsky, with investigators alleging he attacked a 32-year-old woman on two occasions in June.

Christian fundamentalists charged after Brisbane mosque incidents

Fri, 2018-07-06 14:41

Three men face charges of public nuisance, entering a premises with intent and trespass after heated scenes at the Kuraby and Darra mosques in Brisbane this week.

Possum gets head stuck in empty Nutella jar

Fri, 2018-07-06 14:39

A possum's sweet tooth has come back to bite it, after the marsupial got its head stuck in an empty jar of Nutella outside a home south of Brisbane.

'Old man' Sam Thaiday announces retirement

Fri, 2018-07-06 14:23
Brisbane Broncos player Sam Thaiday dresses as an old man to announce his retirement at the end of the 2018 NRL season. Shot on July 6, 2018.

Sam Thaiday announces retirement in old age make-up at retirement home

Fri, 2018-07-06 13:51

Sam Thaiday has announced that he will retire at the end of the season, and did so in his own unique style.

Veteran driver Craig Lowndes announces his retirement

Fri, 2018-07-06 11:15

Supercars veteran Craig Lowndes announces he will retire from full-time racing at the end of the 2018 season, but will continue as an endurance co-driver.

Mixed messages about the future of renal services in remote Queensland

Fri, 2018-07-06 10:48

Patients with chronic kidney disease in outback Queensland are having to uproot their lives and move thousands of kilometres to the city for treatment, while being told conflicting things about whether the services they rely on will become available closer to home.

Road to famed Queensland dinosaur attraction named after 'Butch' Lenton

Fri, 2018-07-06 08:46

Long-serving Winton Shire Councillor and Mayor Graham 'Butch' Lenton has been honoured posthumously at the opening of a road in Winton.

Pub in Queensland town with population of 100 braces for swarm of 10,000 music fans

Fri, 2018-07-06 07:05

With the outback town of Birdsville set to host one of the country's most isolated music festivals, how does the remote pub plan for an influx of tourists — and stock enough beer?

Fishermen and scientists raise concerns over herpes-based carp control plan

Fri, 2018-07-06 07:04

Scientists and commercial fishermen say Australia's rollout of a carp virus is being rushed through, risking relationships with international trading partners.