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Brisbane Bandits and Canberra Cavalry top the ABL ladder after the opening round of the Australian baseball season.
Brisbane Roar are back on top of the A-League ladder after a 3-0 home win over Melbourne Heart.
Commonwealth Games shoo-ins Emma Moffatt and Aaron Royle took the honours at the Noosa Triathlon.
The prison guards' union in Queensland fears outlawing tobacco in the state's jails could cause dangerous riots on the inside.
The Melbourne Tigers have defeated the Cairns Taipans 86-74 at the Cairns Convention Centre on Saturday night.
Australia's age discrimination commissioner says the high number of jobless older people is a "national disaster".
Robbie McEwen pedalled briefly out of retirement at Noosa to claim yet another Australian Open criterium title.
Ryan Harris succumbed to a virus, but Cameron Boyce stepped up with 7 for 68 in the Bulls' Shield draw with SA.
The RSPCA has attended a live animal export conference in Queensland, urging for "incremental change" to the industry.
Authorities are doing what they can to contain a measles outbreak at the Woodford Correction Centre north of Brisbane.
NSW authorities are assuring Sydney residents concerned about heavy smoke that it is blowing in from bushfires beyond the city's limits.
Investigations are underway into the cause of three fatal road crashes in Queensland overnight.
New South Wales and Victoria have the edge going into the final day of their respective Sheffield Shield matches.
Queensland Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney says he believes a new report will address UNESCO's concerns about the Great Barrier Reef.
The head of a Gold Coast police taskforce aimed at dealing with bikie-related crime says the Queensland Government's tough new laws are working.
Pub owners and hospitality staff fear changes to liquor licensing under Queensland's new anti-bikie legislation could make it harder for them to do their jobs.
Two boys have died in a head-on collision on the Peak Downs Highway in central Queensland.
The Queensland judiciary has continued to push back against Premier Campbell Newman.
Mr Newman has suggested the decisions of some judges are out of step with public expectations.
In Brisbane today, District Court Judge Milton Griffin went to considerable lengths to point out a sentence he handed down was not impacted by the controversy.
Judge Griffin sentenced a 68-year-old man to five years' jail for maintaining a relationship with a child under 16, and obtaining prostitution from a person who is not an adult.
"I make it absolutely clear in this case that the sentence I imposed is not a sentence affected by any consideration of what it might be said the public of Queensland wants," he said.
"Judges won't be affected by what the public of Queensland want - and to do so would be contrary to the oath of office."
Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has brushed off Clive Palmer's threats against his Government.
Police have uncovered a major cannabis plantation with an estimated street value of $2 million on the central Queensland coast.