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Builder charged over racecourse deaths has licence revoked again as Minister intervenes

Fri, 2017-03-17 18:08

A day after builder Claudio D'Alessandro was given approval to resume work for non-payment of debts, his licence is suspended again after the Public Works Minister intervenes.

Body camera vision of the police raid was shown to the inquest

Fri, 2017-03-17 17:43
Teenager Charlie Robertson was found unconscious in a Gold Coast apartment during a police raid and would still be alive if officers called for medical help, an inquest has heard.

A truck driver in the middle of a dust devil at Brisbane Airport

Fri, 2017-03-17 16:59
A dust devil has been spotted near Brisbane Airport, with reports it caused damaged to cars and brought down trees, although the airport apron itself remained unscathed.

Dinosaur footprints could stymie Broome marina

Fri, 2017-03-17 16:50

National Heritage-listed dinosaur footprints at the site recently chosen for a new Broome marina could upset plans that have taken decades to negotiate, according to a stakeholder group.

Savage River contractor dies in fall at Grange Resources mine

Fri, 2017-03-17 15:58

WorkSafe Tasmania is investigating a fatal incident involving a worker from interstate at Grange Resources' mine at Savage River on the state's west coast.

Palaszczuk confronted in India over Adani coal mine

Fri, 2017-03-17 15:51

The Queensland Premier is confronted by an Australian businessman and a tour operator after arriving in India to inspect Adani's home port.

What was that? Landspout and 'dust devil' cause a stir at Brisbane Airport

Fri, 2017-03-17 15:41

A landspout and a "dust devil" are observed in separate weather events at Brisbane Airport, with reports the landspout brought down trees and damaged cars, while the dust devil caused no damage.

Asylum seeker 'on borrowed time' wins temporary visa

Fri, 2017-03-17 15:37

An Iranian asylum seeker will be allowed to remain in Australia for another three months on a temporary visa, but still remains "in limbo" once it expires.

Drone senate inquiry raises safety concerns

Fri, 2017-03-17 14:14

Senate inquiry into drone use worries about safety and regulation that will keep up with technology.

Be a good Queenslander and eat more prawns: Minister

Fri, 2017-03-17 13:56

Queenslanders have a civic duty to support farmers struggling with the outbreak of the white spot prawn disease, the state's Fisheries Minister says, insisting there are no human health risks.

Could Tasmanian tigers be living in the wilds of Queensland's Cape York Peninsula?

Fri, 2017-03-17 12:46

Sightings of thylacines on Queensland's Cape York have been occurring since the 1870s, but could Tasmanian tigers still be roaming the wilds of far-north Queensland?

Senate inquiry seeks to quell hysteria around shark attacks

Fri, 2017-03-17 12:41

A Senate inquiry is aiming to quell public hysteria surrounding shark attacks, by looking at how modern technology can track their movements.

Positive-focus school program helps to curb bullying

Fri, 2017-03-17 12:33

A North Queensland school says a program rewarding positive behaviour, rather than punishing negative behaviour, is resulting in better outcomes for its students.

Self-repairing heart tissue breakthrough brings hope for cardiac patients

Fri, 2017-03-17 12:11

Queensland researchers use stem cells to create a beating human heart muscle, as well as tissue that is able to repair itself, in a discovery they hope could eventually help people with heart failure.

Dumpster divers make free meals to build community

Fri, 2017-03-17 12:02

A group in Brisbane is turning food thrown out by supermarkets into home-cooked meals which they serve to the lonely, isolated and some who are just plain hungry.

Uber outrage boils over in LNP tour of Queensland

Fri, 2017-03-17 11:21

Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls labels his regional Queensland tour a success despite some fiery confrontations at public forums in Townsville and Cairns over ride sharing group Uber.

Vaccination debate flares after tetanus diagnosis

Fri, 2017-03-17 09:21

A northern New South Wales doctor says a seven-year-old girl diagnosed with tetanus had not been vaccinated.

Aboriginal remains to be retrieved from Germany

Fri, 2017-03-17 08:44

Ancestral Aboriginal remains currently housed in a German museum will be returned to Australia next week.

Schools bursting at seams as apartment boom puts pressure on catchments

Fri, 2017-03-17 08:10

An explosion in the number of high-rise apartments across our capital cities is dramatically driving up student enrolments, resulting in "jam-packed" public schools.

Who's a pretty birdie? Why this curlew is in love with its own reflection

Fri, 2017-03-17 07:30

An image of a curious bush stone-curlew caught up in its own reflection at a Brisbane university campus this week goes viral. But is this behaviour normal?