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Coalition MPs weigh in on GST increase debate

3 hours 21 min ago

Federal Coalition MPs appear to be split on their views about tax reform, with some wanting a GST increase taken off the table, while others are tempted by the idea of being able to offer tax cuts.

Hospital's disease control questioned amid virus outbreak

Thu, 2016-02-04 21:13

Families of patients who have died amid a respiratory viral outbreak at far north Queensland's Herberton Hospital say it has poor infectious disease controls.

Adani denies Carmichael mine on hold until coal price rises

Thu, 2016-02-04 19:40

Indian conglomerate Adani Enterprises rejects reports its multi-billion-dollar Carmichael mine in Queensland's Galilee Basin will not go ahead unless the coal price goes up.

SEQ Stars saved but coach pushed out by sponsor

Thu, 2016-02-04 19:20

The South East Queensland Stars WNBL team is thrown a financial lifeline to finish the season, but coach Shane Heal is sacked as part of the deal.

SEQ Stars saved but coach pushed out by sponsor

Thu, 2016-02-04 19:20

The South East Queensland Stars WNBL team is thrown a financial lifeline to finish the season, but coach Shane Heal is sacked as part of the deal.

Townsville nurse working around the globe with Red Cross

Thu, 2016-02-04 18:22

Toni Stokes' work as a nurse has taken her from the central Australian desert to Cambodia, Lebanon and South Sudan.

Townsville nurse working around the globe with Red Cross

Thu, 2016-02-04 18:22

Toni Stokes' work as a nurse has taken her from the central Australian desert to Cambodia, Lebanon and South Sudan.

Rapid-testing centre for Zika virus to be set up in Townsville

Thu, 2016-02-04 17:08

A special pathology centre will be set up in Townsville to rapidly test for Zika virus in humans, but authorities say there is still a minimal risk in Queensland.

Rescued dugong relocated to waters off Brisbane

Thu, 2016-02-04 16:28

A dugong is released in Brisbane's Moreton Bay after being found in cool waters off the southern coast of New South Wales earlier this month.

Airlie Beach youth take part in stunt workshops

Thu, 2016-02-04 16:16

Aspiring stunt performers fly-kicked their way through stunt workshops in Airlie Beach during the holidays.

Boiler room scam victims unlikely to get money back, police warn

Thu, 2016-02-04 15:39

Victims who lost their life savings in alleged boiler room scams offering get rich quick opportunities for investment and sports betting have little chance of getting their money back, police say.

Wide Bay disaster management groups brace for wet weekend weather

Thu, 2016-02-04 15:10

Queensland's Wide Bay region is on standby for potential severe weather and flooding in coming days, with more heavy rain and storms forecast.

Senior citizen busking to afford the high cost of living in Australia

Thu, 2016-02-04 15:02

Shy senior citizen Rosemary Srinivasan has devised a canny way to supplement her savings using a set of small bagpipes.

Brisbane Archbishop denies actions led to youth being abused by priest

Thu, 2016-02-04 14:44

Phillip Aspinall rejects claims that his actions led to a youth, known as BYF, being abused by a paedophile priest more than 30 years ago.

Auction of children's artworks to help secure autism assistance dog

Thu, 2016-02-04 13:23

Life can be quite chaotic in the Waldron's home where two of their three children have autism spectrum disorder, but they hope an assistance dog could help bring calm back to their lives.

Trial of direct Hong Kong-Gold Coast flights to be extended

Thu, 2016-02-04 12:21

Direct flights from Hong Kong to the Gold Coast will be extended beyond the original three-month trial.

Photography helps refugees share their stories of life in Queensland

Thu, 2016-02-04 12:19

A Vietnam War veteran is using the power of photography to help refugees feel at home in Queensland.

Emergency workers picket as court hears ambo assault case

Thu, 2016-02-04 11:50

Gold Coast emergency services workers picket outside a Southport court as a magistrate reviews the case of a man accused of bashing paramedic Brad Johnson.

'Trashy' Gold Coast reality show under fire

Thu, 2016-02-04 11:41

The Gold Coast's peak tourism body hits out at a reality television show, saying it paints a poor picture of the Queensland city.

As the value of Chinese stocks slides, some food products are getting more expensive

Thu, 2016-02-04 11:40

Nervousness about the future of the Chinese economy spells gloomy outlook for local and foreign agribusiness.