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Family of man killed by morphine dose to sue for $5m

Fri, 2016-09-30 20:17

The partner of a man who died in hospital from a lethal dose of morphine launches a multi-million-dollar legal claim against the hospital and doctor involved.

Crime rate up on back of increase in drug use, domestic violence reporting

Fri, 2016-09-30 19:03

A 6 per cent increase in Queensland's overall crime rate is attributed to drug use and an increase in the reporting of domestic violence.

North Queensland food project 'not going forward at this stage'

Fri, 2016-09-30 18:30

Failure to get an extension on the time needed to submit an environmental impact statement stalls a $2 billion food project in north Queensland.

Pair acquitted of manslaughter over fatal nightclub incident

Fri, 2016-09-30 18:23

Two men are acquitted of the manslaughter of Queensland man Wayne Dover, who was punched outside a nightclub on the Sunshine Coast in 2013.

More shark attacks occurring along Australian coastlines, researchers warn

Fri, 2016-09-30 18:09

Australia has the second-highest incidence of unprovoked shark attacks, behind the US, and new research shows the number of people being bitten in Australian waters is steadily increasing.

Qantas plane makes emergency landing in Darwin

Fri, 2016-09-30 17:42

A Qantas plane with 170 passengers on board is forced to make an emergency landing at Darwin International Airport.

'Too soon' for timeframe on $2b Singaporean defence upgrades

Fri, 2016-09-30 17:26

A senior Singaporean politician says it is too soon to talk about when his country will spend $2 billion upgrading defence force bases in Australia.

Bottled water banned from Caloundra Music Festival

Fri, 2016-09-30 16:52

Bottled water will not be sold at this year's Caloundra Music Festival, with festival organisers deciding to be completely free of disposable plastic bottles.

Minister insists Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility is on track

Fri, 2016-09-30 16:30

The Federal Government's Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility is on track, despite only one project progressing to the due diligence stage, senator Matt Canavan insists.

Two steps forward, one back in new era of sugar marketing choice

Fri, 2016-09-30 16:01

A breakthrough in negotiations for sugar marketing choice is overshadowed by the likelihood a dispute on cane supply agreements will end up in court.

RSL Queensland branch's spending practices 'may have breached tax law'

Fri, 2016-09-30 15:41

The board of directors of the RSL's Queensland branch receives tens of thousands of dollars in allowances and benefits without having to account for how they were used.

Ukuleles, Nirvana and middle aged women in unique cabaret show

Fri, 2016-09-30 15:40

Performers are pushing their boundaries in an innovative new cabaret show in Bundaberg.

Flooding threatens bumper southern Queensland chickpea crops

Fri, 2016-09-30 15:00

Farmers west of Goondiwindi in southern Queensland are watching on in dismay as portions of their winter crops die under water.

Live cattle trade to Indonesia resumes

Fri, 2016-09-30 13:42

After a month of uncertainty, the live cattle trade to Indonesia has resumed with a ship leaving Townsville port yesterday.

Riders are rescued after Sea World's Storm roller-coaster stalls

Fri, 2016-09-30 13:26
Thrill seekers at Sea World on the Gold Coast got more than they bargained for when the Storm roller-coaster stalled mid-ride, prompting an evacuation.

Sea World roller-coaster stalls, prompting mid-ride evacuation

Fri, 2016-09-30 12:51

Thrill seekers at Sea World on Queensland's Gold Coast get more than they bargained for when the Storm roller-coaster stalls mid-ride, prompting an evacuation amid high winds.

CCTV footage captured vision of the meteor from a timber yard in Gladstone

Fri, 2016-09-30 12:38
CCTV footage from a timber yard in Gladstone has emerged showing a meteor that was reported earlier in the week.

Meteor 'fireball' captured on timber yard security camera

Fri, 2016-09-30 12:38

Newly released footage reveals the moment a meteor exploded in the skies above southern and central Queensland on Monday night.

Outback Queensland fibre network seven months ahead of schedule

Fri, 2016-09-30 12:34

Outback Queensland communities void of mobile phone reception and fast internet will be connected as early as January.

Queensland vet found guilty of breaching workplace laws while treating Hendra

Fri, 2016-09-30 12:00

A Queensland vet is sentenced to a 12 month court order after finding her guilty of breaching workplace laws while treating a horse with Hendra virus.