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AFP used extraordinary powers to detain people without charge

Fri, 2014-09-19 23:58

In the wake of the anti-terrorism raids in Sydney and Brisbane on Thursday, it has been revealed Australian Federal Police used preventative detention orders for the first time to detain people without charge.

Muslim leaders question evidence behind terrorism raids

Fri, 2014-09-19 21:24

Muslim leaders say questions are mounting about what evidence police had to justify yesterday's massive anti-terrorism raids in Sydney and Brisbane.

Wild dog fence needed to save sheep sector, graziers say

Fri, 2014-09-19 18:37

Graziers in central-west Queensland say they fear the region's sheep and wool sector will not survive an onslaught of wild dogs unless a new control fence is built.

Townsville jobs disappear amid 'perfect storm' of economic problems

Fri, 2014-09-19 18:12

A "perfect storm" of economic problems has pushed unemployment in the north Queensland city of Townsville to its highest level in decades and prompted an appeal to the State Government for help.

Traditional owners sign deal over Cape York bauxite deposit

Fri, 2014-09-19 17:21

The native title holders of a bauxite deposit on Queensland's Cape York Peninsula have moved to block the State Government's decision to award the lease to a multinational mining company.

Logan house fire cause impossible to determine: inquest

Fri, 2014-09-19 16:32

A coronial inquest has heard it is impossible to determine the exact cause of Australia's worst house fire, in which 11 people died.

Qld Country ready to face 'big brother' City

Fri, 2014-09-19 16:10

Queensland Country is relishing the opportunity to take on "big brother" Brisbane City after posting its opening NRC win.

Man in court over high-speed car chase and manhunt

Fri, 2014-09-19 15:56

An alleged gunman who sparked a major manhunt in central Queensland has been remanded in custody by a magistrate in Rockhampton.

Leasing Qld utilities still attracts federal bonus payment

Fri, 2014-09-19 15:22

Queensland will still qualify for a federal bonus payment if it leases out energy utilities instead of selling them, Treasurer Joe Hockey says.

Radicals may use terrorism raids as recruitment tool

Fri, 2014-09-19 13:28

Community consultation is the key to avoiding the growth of radical extremism in future, a Brisbane-based expert on homegrown terrorism says.

Dr Ashutosh Misra from Griffith University's centre of excellence in policing and security once worked with the Indian Government on addressing terrorism in that country.

He praised the response of Queensland authorities to what he said was a growing threat facing Western democracies across the world.

But he warned recent raids would also be used as a recruitment tool by extremists.

Mother says careless treatment caused 3yo's death

Fri, 2014-09-19 12:21

The mother of a three-year-old girl who died of an air embolism in central Queensland says she believes careless medical treatment caused the death of her daughter.

Brisbane volunteers save broccoli crop

Fri, 2014-09-19 11:57

A group of 30 volunteers have harvested acres of broccoli just north of Brisbane to help a struggling vegetable producer.

Security for AFL finals boosted amid terrorism threat

Fri, 2014-09-19 11:57

Security checks will be increased at this weekend's AFL preliminary finals match in Melbourne as Victoria Police respond to the heightened terrorist threat level.

Broich wants to move on from Berisha's Roar exit

Fri, 2014-09-19 11:05

Thomas Broich wants the Brisbane Roar to move on without Besart Berisha, despite the strikers "sad" exit from the club.

Escaped Brisbane sex offender caught in NSW

Fri, 2014-09-19 10:09

Escaped sex offender Christopher Charles Gardner has been caught in New South Wales, police have confirmed.

The 29-year-old removed his GPS tracker and went missing from detention at Wacol in Brisbane's west early this morning.

Almost perfect Gilmore moves towards sixth world title

Fri, 2014-09-19 08:42

Stephanie Gilmore has staked her claim for a sixth world title with an emphatic victory over Sally Fitzgibbons in California.

AFP take over security at Parliament amid attack fears

Fri, 2014-09-19 06:40

Security at Parliament House has been ramped up after "chatter" among terrorist support networks about a possible attack on government, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says.

Four people have now been charged in the wake of the raids in Sydney and Brisbane, with one man accused of plotting to grab innocent members of the public and execute them.

"There certainly has been chatter amongst the terrorist support networks of an attack on government and government people and Parliament House has been specifically mentioned," he told ABC's AM program.

Sydney Muslims launch angry protests over anti-terror raids

Fri, 2014-09-19 06:40

Hundreds of people from Sydney's Muslim community have protested against the biggest anti-terror raids in Australia's history, accusing authorities of drumming up hysteria.

Four people have now been charged in the wake of the raids in Sydney and Brisbane, with one man accused of plotting to grab innocent members of the public and execute them.

Around 200 people gathered outside Lakemba station in Sydney's west last night, angry at alleged police brutality and what one demonstrator called "the politicisation of security".

Sex offender on the run after removing GPS tracker

Fri, 2014-09-19 06:27

A dangerous sex offender is on the run after removing his GPS tracker and escaping detention at Wacol in Brisbane's west.

Heat rises on Suns coach McKenna

Thu, 2014-09-18 21:37

Gold Coast coach Guy McKenna is under pressure after the Suns board ordered a review of the football department.