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Clive Palmer-owned businesses donated almost $26 million to PUP

Mon, 2015-02-02 12:25

The Palmer United Party received almost $26 million in political donations from businesses owned by its leader Clive Palmer in the 2013-14 financial year, Australian Electoral Commission figures show.

Police probe violent home invasion in Noosaville

Mon, 2015-02-02 12:05

Sunshine Coast detectives are investigating a violent weekend home invasion and armed robbery at Noosaville.

Townsville ALP candidates cite asset leasing as death-knell for LNP

Mon, 2015-02-02 12:02

Townsville's three incoming new ALP members of Parliament say they are excited and humbled after Saturday's Qld election results.

LNP candidate says Warrego count too close to call

Mon, 2015-02-02 11:52

The LNP candidate for Warrego, Ann Leahy, says she will be keeping herself busy as she waits for the final count of the south-west Queensland seat.

Watch: Peter Greste's family speak to the media

Mon, 2015-02-02 11:42
The family of journalist Peter Greste have spoken to the media about his release after more than a year in an Egyptian jail.

LNP should have seen Qld election result coming says Labor MP

Mon, 2015-02-02 11:05

Bill Byrne, the re-elected Member for Rockhampton, in central Queensland, says Labor's stunning election result was foreseeable.

Gold Coast LNP MPs look set to return to Qld Parliament

Mon, 2015-02-02 10:48

The Gold Coast will have at least nine LNP representatives in the next Queensland Parliament.

All the city's conservative MPs appear to have been returned to office but with considerably reduced margins and LNP newcomer, Sid Cramp is leading on primary votes in the hinterland seat of Gaven.

Whitsunday vote count 'on a knife's edge'

Mon, 2015-02-02 10:36

The Labor candidate for the north Queensland seat of Whitsunday, Brownyn Taha, says the mood is tense as the final votes are counted in one of the state's closest races.

Labor clean sweep in far north Qld

Mon, 2015-02-02 10:30

It is straight down to business today for the four far north Queensland Labor MPs who some have dubbed the "awesome foursome''.

Labor won the seats of Cairns, Barron River, Cook and Mulgrave on Saturday night, with swings of between 13 and 20 per cent.

Peter Greste won't rest until jailed colleagues are free, family says

Mon, 2015-02-02 10:21

Peter Greste's relieved family say their son is "very happy to be on his way home" after being released from jail and deported from Egypt, but will not rest until his Al Jazeera colleagues are free.

Popular parody Campbell Newman Twitter account retires after four years

Mon, 2015-02-02 09:54

A Brisbane man who has parodied outgoing Queensland Premier Campbell Newman for the past four-and-a-half years retires his Twitter account live on ABC radio.

Bishop announces Greste release

Mon, 2015-02-02 08:44
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announces the release of Peter Greste from Egypt, after the Al Jazeera journalist spent more than a year in jail.

Speaker Fiona Simpson to contest Queensland's LNP leadership

Mon, 2015-02-02 08:05

Queensland's parliamentary speaker Fiona Simpson announces she will contest the LNP leadership, as the election result still hangs in the balance.

Queensland LNP deputy leader expected to resign

Mon, 2015-02-02 08:05

Queensland's outgoing Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney is expected to resign his leadership position within the LNP today.

Rural voters 'stunned' by Queensland election result

Mon, 2015-02-02 07:47

The huge swing against the governing Liberal National Party in the Queensland election has left rural voters stunned, and concerned about the future of the state's primary industries.

Hung parliament in Qld possible despite Labor hopes of forming majority

Mon, 2015-02-02 07:43

A hung parliament in Queensland is still a possibility with tight contests underway in three seats even as the Labor Party says it is optimistic it will win the 45 seats needed to govern without the support of crossbenchers.

Queensland Canegrowers chair Paul Schembri discusses the surprise election result over the weekend

Mon, 2015-02-02 07:10
Queensland Canegrowers chair Paul Schembri discusses the surprise election result over the weekend. The organisation preferred the LNP's policies heading into the election, but Mr Schembri says he will be able to work with a Labor Government.

What led to Campbell Newman's political demise?

Sun, 2015-02-01 18:38

Facing a stunning defeat in the Queensland election, Premier Campbell Newman and the LNP are among those left pondering what went wrong.

Man jumps off burning sailboat near Gold Coast

Sun, 2015-02-01 16:18

A man jumps overboard from a burning boat after its engine catches fire in waters off the Gold Coast.

Greens leader 'delighted' with support in Queensland election

Sun, 2015-02-01 15:31

Queensland voters have delivered the Greens their highest vote ever in a state election, the party says.