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NRC must survive for rugby, says Brisbane City coach

2 hours 18 min ago

The National Rugby Championship will only get better for Australian rugby, according to victorious Brisbane City coach Nick Stiles.

Australia's first civil chopper simulator being built in Brisbane

2 hours 36 min ago

Australia's first civil helicopter simulator is being built at Brisbane International Airport and will start operating in early 2016.

Many Qld parents need help but are reluctant to ask: research

2 hours 47 min ago

More than half of Queensland parents say they are struggling to cope with the stress of raising a family, according to new research.

Minogue farewells surf racing with Coolangatta Gold win

5 hours 27 min ago

Josh Minogue won the iconic Coolangatta Gold in his final surf race, while Liz Pluimers defended her women's title.

PM thanks Brisbane 'for patience' ahead of G20 summit

5 hours 45 min ago

Prime Minister Tony Abbott acknowledges "inconveniences" and thanks Brisbane residents for their patience ahead of the G20 leaders' summit.

Powderfinger's John Collins moves backstage to open new Brisbane venue

8 hours 57 min ago

Former Powderfinger bassist John Collins says his credibility is on the line with his newest production, a Brisbane music venue called The Triffid.

Aaron Royle, Ashleigh Gentle win Noosa Triathlon

9 hours 15 min ago

Aaron Royle outsprinted Commonwealth Games team-mates Dan Wilson and Ryan Bailie to win the Noosa Triathlon.

Trespasser electrocuted in Brisbane railway yard

10 hours 17 min ago

A 26-year-old man dies after receiving a massive electric shock while trying to graffiti train carriages in a Brisbane railway yard.

Brisbane City's NRC win adds momentum to Reds' Super Rugby tilt

Sat, 2014-11-01 20:19

Brisbane City hopes its NRC grand final victory will help pave the way for a successful Super Rugby campaign for the Reds.

Redbacks' McDonald misses ton against Bulls

Sat, 2014-11-01 17:38

South Australia is 2 for 207 in reply to Queensland's 8 for 443 declared at stumps on day two of the Sheffield Shield match in Adelaide.

Brisbane City Council, councillor at odds over court apology ruling

Sat, 2014-11-01 13:40

The strained relationship between Brisbane City Council and Tennyson councillor Nicole Johnston appears set to continue despite this week’s Supreme Court decision over a longstanding dispute.

Cronk backing Cherry-Evans for England Test

Sat, 2014-11-01 12:51

Cooper Cronk has given his Kangaroos halves partnership with Daly Cherry-Evans the stamp of approval.

Woman charged with baby son's murder remanded in custody

Sat, 2014-11-01 11:12

A 35-year-old Gold Coast mother charged with murdering her newborn son has been remanded in custody after appearing briefly in Southport Magistrates Court this morning.

City putting trust in defence for NRC grand final

Sat, 2014-11-01 09:40

Brisbane City is backing its defence to contain Perth Spirit's attacking threats in the NRC grand final.

Police and protesters lock down final plans for G20

Sat, 2014-11-01 08:20

Queensland Police have appointed negotiators to liaise with protest groups in an effort to avoid the violent confrontations that have plagued previous G20s.

Leapai beaten in return to the ring

Sat, 2014-11-01 06:32

Alex Leapai's return to the ring ended in disappointment when he was defeated by Malik Scott.

Lighthouse caretaker shows off enviable job to followers

Fri, 2014-10-31 19:03

A man who lives and works on Moreton Island shows his social media followers why he has arguably the best job in the world.

Queensland motorcyclists win right to lane filter

Fri, 2014-10-31 18:19

Queensland's motorcyclists will be able to weave through slow moving traffic and stretch their legs during a long ride without fear of getting fined after changes to the road rules.

Brisbane prepares for thousands of G20 arrests

Fri, 2014-10-31 18:11

Brisbane's Magistrates Court will operate 24 hours a day and after-hour hearings will be live streamed during the G20 week, with the judiciary preparing for the possibility of thousands of arrests, the state's Chief Magistrate says.

West African refugees suffer Ebola losses from a distance

Fri, 2014-10-31 17:48

West African refugees living in Queensland say the community is struggling to cope with the emotional impact of the Ebola outbreak.