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'Anomalies' in Queensland police handling of crime statistics 'corrected'

Thu, 2017-04-27 07:03

Queensland's police commissioner says problems with crime data have been corrected after an auditor-general report found officers were soliciting victims to withdraw complaints to keep a lid on crime rates.

Blue-tongue lizard saved by CPR

Wed, 2017-04-26 20:28
A blue-tongue lizard discovered in a backyard swimming pool has been saved by a Sunshine Coast man and his nephews after half an hour of CPR.

Serving soldier shortages fail to belittle outback Anzac Day

Wed, 2017-04-26 19:11

While serving defence troops led most Anzac Day services across Australia on Tuesday, some remote outback communities were forced to go without an official military presence.

'Century-old' green sea turtle dies after being struck by boat

Wed, 2017-04-26 17:39

A "humbling" rescue of a large green sea turtle near Hervey Bay comes to a heartbreaking end after the injured and distressed creature, thought to be about 100 years old, dies following a boat strike.

Pacquiao, Horn forego the trash-talking before 'Battle of Brisbane'

Wed, 2017-04-26 17:19

Manny Pacquiao and Jeff Horn continue preparations for one of the biggest fights in Australian boxing history, but without the expected bluster or bravado.

Hanson defends 'tough' selection process amid candidate controversy

Wed, 2017-04-26 16:50

Pauline Hanson concedes her party "sometimes doesn't get it right" as candidate Mark Ellis resigns, a week after his chequered history in the police is revealed along with alleged death threats online.

Gold Coast Mayor says candidates should self-fund political campaigns if they can

Wed, 2017-04-26 16:18

Local government election campaigns should be self-funded or donations should be capped to avoid councillors feeling beholden to donors, the Gold Coast Mayor tells the Crime and Corruption Commission.

Is carrot juice the next superfood trend farmers can take advantage of?

Wed, 2017-04-26 13:47

A South African farmer urges Australian farmers to get in on producing carrots for juicing, claiming it's the next big thing.

Is carrot juice the next superfood trend farmers can take advantage of?

Wed, 2017-04-26 13:47

A South African farmer urges Australian farmers to get in on producing carrots for juicing, claiming it's the next big thing.

Queensland police 'soliciting' victims to withdraw complaints, auditor-general finds

Wed, 2017-04-26 13:46

Police are "soliciting" victims to withdraw complaints in an effort to keep a lid on rising crime rates, Queensland's auditor-general finds.

Teen who groped Surfers Paradise swimmers avoids jail

Wed, 2017-04-26 13:20

An Afghan-born teenager who groped eight women as they swam at one of Queensland's busiest beaches is placed on two years' probation by a Gold Coast judge.

Lizard Island croc attack a case of 'mistaken identity'

Wed, 2017-04-26 13:00

A man who reported being attacked by a crocodile while snorkelling off Queensland's Lizard Island in fact "knocked his head" and became confused, authorities say.

Farmers going to extreme lengths to access internet

Wed, 2017-04-26 12:25

A Queensland farmer is futureproofing his property with a DIY internet tower.

Farmers turn to DIY internet

Wed, 2017-04-26 12:25
A cotton grower has built a 53 metre wireless internet tower to beat the data drought that is plaguing rural Australia. (Supplied: Andrew Sevil)

Farmers going to extreme lengths to access internet

Wed, 2017-04-26 12:25

A Queensland farmer is futureproofing his property with a DIY internet tower.

CPR saves blue-tongue lizard from drowning in pool

Wed, 2017-04-26 12:14

A Caloundra man gives a blue-tongue lizard CPR and saves it from drowning in his backyard pool.

Security dogs out as Government backs changes to youth detention system

Wed, 2017-04-26 12:03

An independent inquiry into the treatment of youth in detention in Queensland finds systemic mistreatment may exist but noted there is not enough evidence to prove the case.

Taking the trauma out of haircuts for special needs kids

Wed, 2017-04-26 11:40

A new organisation in Brisbane finds a hairdressing solution for families with children with intellectual, physical and sensory disabilities.

Dreamworld parent company boss to step down

Wed, 2017-04-26 11:11

Ardent Leisure says CEO Deborah Thomas will be moved to a new role, with former Nine Network chief financial officer Simon Kelly to take the helm, six months after the Dreamworld tragedy.

Boat capsizes in Moreton Bay off Brisbane

Wed, 2017-04-26 07:37

Eleven people are rescued, including some suffering from hypothermia, after their fishing charter boat overturns in Moreton Bay, east of Brisbane.