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Australians switch off for Earth Hour

Sat, 2014-03-29 20:52

The Sydney Harbour Bridge was plunged into darkness for the Earth Hour environmental campaign on Saturday night, among the first landmarks around the world to dim their lights for the event.

Reds hang on for Super Rugby win

Sat, 2014-03-29 20:27

The Queensland Reds returned to the Super Rugby winners' list with a 22-17 win against the Stormers at Lang Park.

Woman found in Brisbane park was murdered: police

Sat, 2014-03-29 19:30

Queensland police say a woman found dead in a park in inner-city Brisbane was murdered.

Stilnox Six welcomed by new swim coach

Sat, 2014-03-29 13:49

Jacco Verhaeren says members of the 'Stilnox Six' will only be judged on their speed leading into the Comm Games.

Former judge says Bleijie should apologise for confidence breach

Sat, 2014-03-29 10:34

A former Queensland Supreme Court judge says the state's Attorney-General should apologise for revealing details of a private conversation with a senior judge.

Meet the reclusive pastoralist behind Australia's largest cattle drive

Sat, 2014-03-29 10:13

South Australian pastoralist Tom Brinkworth tells ABC's Landline about his long journey droving cattle through inland eastern Australia, during Queensland's most widespread drought.

Elders claim lack of consultation on $2bn irrigation plan

Sat, 2014-03-29 08:47

Traditional owners in North Queensland say there has been a lack of consultation over plans to build one of the country's biggest irrigation schemes in the Gilbert River catchment.

Teenager fights for life after hit and run

Sat, 2014-03-29 08:31

A teenager is fighting for his life in hospital after a hit-and-run incident in central Queensland overnight.

10-man Brisbane too strong for the Heart

Fri, 2014-03-28 21:24

Brisbane Roar have beaten Melbourne Heart 2-1, despite the second-half sending off of Besart Berisha.

Broncos end Dragons' run in Wollongong

Fri, 2014-03-28 21:00

The Brisbane Broncos beat the Dragons 36-20 to end St George Illawarra's early-season winning streak.

Early photos of Brisbane Aboriginal people in 'Captured' exhibition

Fri, 2014-03-28 18:18

An exhibition at the Museum of Brisbane highlights the collision of new and old in 19th century Queensland, with a remarkable series of posed photographs of local Aboriginal people.

Woman jailed for murder of Queensland detective Damian Leeding

Fri, 2014-03-28 17:04

A woman will spend at least 15 years in jail for her role in the murder of Gold Coast Detective Damian Leeding.

Government to introduce animal cruelty offence

Fri, 2014-03-28 15:57

The Queensland Government will introduce a new offence of serious animal cruelty, with a maximum penalty of seven years in prison.

Abbott personally intervenes in Greste case

Fri, 2014-03-28 14:55

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has personally intervened on behalf of detained Australian journalist Peter Greste.

WA's share of GST slashed to record low

Fri, 2014-03-28 14:39

Western Australia's share of the GST pie has been slashed to a record low.

Hockey says states support asset sale plan

Fri, 2014-03-28 13:57

Treasurer Joe Hockey says he has won the support of his state counterparts for the mass privatisation of government-owned assets in exchange for federal funding for new roads, ports and rail lines.

Royal commission hears safety discussed early in insulation scheme talks

Fri, 2014-03-28 13:20

The former secretary of the Federal Environment Department has told an inquiry that safety was an important component of the home insulation scheme which resulted in the deaths of four installers.

Fly numbers in outback Queensland worst in decades

Fri, 2014-03-28 12:07

Bush flies are breeding in massive numbers in outback Queensland, but the drought has meant dung beetles are not as active.

Woman whipped at Salvation Army home, inquiry told

Fri, 2014-03-28 11:19

Two victims have told of their anger at the Salvation Army's response to abuse they suffered at Queensland children's homes.

Police appeal against Noosa one-punch sentence

Fri, 2014-03-28 10:49

The Queensland Police Service has appealed against the sentence handed to a man who pleaded guilty to a one-punch Sunshine Coast assault.

The incident at a Noosa pub last year left victim Michael Haubauer, 29, with serious facial injuries, while his attacker, Virgil Power, was sentenced to 240 hours community service and ordered to pay $24,000 in damages.