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Lobby group threatened with legal action following submission into review of performance

Fri, 2018-07-06 06:15

A director of an embattled wool body demands an immediate retraction, following a lobby group's submission to a review of her organisation's conduct.

Why shouldn't a bit of Lang Park be named after a politician?

Fri, 2018-07-06 06:04

The backlash against naming a Lang Park stand after Terry Mackenroth assumes our elected representatives never deserve honour — which reflects poorly on us, Chris O'Brien writes.

'Out of control' dog neglect in Queensland town sees thousands rescued

Fri, 2018-07-06 05:47

Dog abuse and neglect is "out of control" in the far north Queensland Indigenous community of Yarrabah, a volunteer animal rescue worker says. The RSPCA is investigating reports of a dog being kicked to death.

JetGo forced to liquidate as Dubbo council wins Supreme Court case

Thu, 2018-07-05 18:06

Dubbo Regional Council wins its Supreme Court case against regional airline JetGo, a legal action is says was necessary because it was owed "significant outstanding fees".

Ian Davison said he was 'furious'.

Thu, 2018-07-05 16:50
Dr Ian Davison said he received an email from the company telling him to "stop embarrassing yourself".

Racing car driver Gavin Bullas is fighting a claim for more than $33,000

Thu, 2018-07-05 16:50
Mr Bullas, 54, his wife and 80-year-old father were travelling the Old Telegraph Track when he says their hired Landcruiser, which had done nearly 370,000 kilometres, showed signs of contaminated fuel.

Qld Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk wants to know 'where the money is coming from?'

Thu, 2018-07-05 16:11
Ms Palaszczuk says she's yet to be convinced that Queensland won't be worse off under a new carve up of GST.

Logan Robertson at Kuraby

Thu, 2018-07-05 15:36
On Wednesday, Logan Robertson and several other men confronted people outside a mosque at Kuraby.

Confrontation outside Darra mosque

Thu, 2018-07-05 15:29
An ugly confrontation at a Brisbane mosque between activists claiming to be Christian documentary makers and Islamic leader Ali Kadri.

Christian fundamentalists who 'hate Islam' likened to 'white ISIS' after confrontation

Thu, 2018-07-05 15:29

Police are called in after an ugly confrontation between a group describing themselves as Baptist documentary makers and Islamic leaders in Brisbane, the second incident in as many days.

Goodbye Indie: 'Love you to the moon and back'

Thu, 2018-07-05 15:20

The family told of a girl who loved to play, run, swim in the ocean, flip upside down and be a "little second mum" to her younger brother Sunny.

Stories from graves uncovered in mining town brought to life after 150 years

Thu, 2018-07-05 14:58

The stories of the 16 people buried in Ravenswood's forgotten cemetery have come to life as researchers investigate their identities ahead of the reinterment of their bodies.

Scammers clone myGov website, lure victims in with fake Medicare email

Thu, 2018-07-05 13:33

Australians are being warned not to open any email claiming to come from Medicare, after authorities uncovered a sophisticated scam luring unsuspecting victims to a copy of the myGov website in an attempt to steal their bank details.

Queensland spared GST pain but State Government sceptical of 'magic pudding'

Thu, 2018-07-05 12:55

Queensland would avoid GST funding pain under a new model proposed by the Commonwealth, but the State Government questions how Canberra would make up the $518 million difference.

Hottest financial year on record says BOM

Thu, 2018-07-05 10:26

Bureau of Meteorology data shows maximum temperatures were nearly 1.5 degrees above the long-term average over the last 12 months.

Drivers horrified as melting bitumen captures cars like 'insects in a spider's web'

Thu, 2018-07-05 09:54

Drivers will be compensated after their vehicles were caught "sinking" into a melting far north Queensland road, destroying their tyres and leaving them with hefty repair bills.

Scammers recruit unwitting 'mules' on dating sites to rip off schools and businesses

Thu, 2018-07-05 06:31

Thieves have gouged more than $500,000 out of Australian businesses and schools since March alone by using dating websites to find unwitting accomplices.

Woman allegedly injected with water, and her paramedic son-in-law blew the whistle

Thu, 2018-07-05 05:00

A paramedic turned whistleblower exposes a public health scandal after Barbara Cook (pictured) says she developed an infection after she was injected with water instead of the painkiller fentanyl while being treated for a broken leg.

US soldier charged with assaulting woman, 60, at Brisbane army barracks

Wed, 2018-07-04 17:30

Queensland police charge a US Marine with the assault of a 60-year-old woman in the carpark of Brisbane's Gallipoli Barracks. The Marine also allegedly assaulted a police officer.

Gold Coast recycler aims to turn old tyres into new building products

Wed, 2018-07-04 17:09

China's move to halt imports of most recycled waste prompts a Gold Coast auto recycler to look at a new way to deal with the nation's growing stockpile of old car tyres.