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Broncos' Hodges to fight lifting charge, could miss grand final

Sun, 2015-09-27 12:10

Retiring Brisbane star Justin Hodges will miss the NRL grand final unless he successfully challenges a dangerous throw charge at the judiciary.

Broncos' Hodges charged for lifting tackle, could miss grand final

Sun, 2015-09-27 12:10

Retiring Brisbane star Justin Hodges will miss the NRL grand final unless he successfully challenges a dangerous throw charge at the judiciary.

Western Queensland rallies together through drought

Sun, 2015-09-27 11:36

While relentless conditions are testing even the most resilient people, graziers in Queensland's west are supporting each other and their communities through one of the worst droughts on record.

I hope Thurston wins long-awaited Cowboys title: Smith

Sun, 2015-09-27 08:39

Cameron Smith says he would like to see his Queensland and Australian team-mate Johnathan Thurston lead North Queensland to its first NRL premiership.

Woman fatally stabbed, man arrested in Townsville

Sun, 2015-09-27 05:59

Police investigate another fatal domestic violence incident, after a woman is stabbed and her former partner arrested in north Queensland.

Football-field-sized sinkhole swallows vehicles at campsite

Sun, 2015-09-27 05:25

Campers described scenes of panic when a 150-metre sinkhole swallowed a car, a camper trailer and a caravan in the dead of night at a popular beach campsite north of Brisbane.

Three people injured in boat explosion on Brisbane River

Sat, 2015-09-26 23:08

Three people were injured in a boat explosion in the Brisbane River at Yeronga on Saturday this afternoon, police report.

Cowboys beat Storm to set up all-Queensland NRL grand final

Sat, 2015-09-26 21:43

The Cowboys beat Melbourne 32-12 at AAMI Park and will face Brisbane in the NRL's first all-Queensland grand final.

Thousands flock to Brisbane River for firework spectacular

Sat, 2015-09-26 19:32

Crowds in Brisbane are wowed with a spectacular firework display on the Brisbane River, beginning with a Defence Force flyover and ending with an explosion of colour over the Story Bridge.

Live: Melbourne Storm v North Queensland Cowboys NRL preliminary final

Sat, 2015-09-26 18:30

Grandstand brings you live updates from the NRL preliminary final between the Melbourne Storm and North Queensland Cowboys at AAMI Park.

Elderly woman dies in balcony fall at Beaudesert home

Sat, 2015-09-26 18:02

An 80-year-old woman dies after falling from the balcony of her home in Beaudesert, south-east Queensland.

Twelve people rescued from waters in the Torres Strait

Sat, 2015-09-26 16:43

Twelve people, most of them children, are rescued from waters off Turnagain Island in the Torres Strait during a tense night time rescue mission involving two helicopters, a fixed-wing aircraft and two marine vessels.

Bennett won't let possible Hodges ban be a distraction

Sat, 2015-09-26 15:53

Broncos coach Wayne Bennett says he will not allow Justin Hodges's possible ban for the grand final to become a distraction in the lead-up to next week's decider.

Man charged after allegedly punching Brisbane police

Sat, 2015-09-26 12:34

A 22-year-old man is charged with seriously assaulting two police officers in inner Brisbane early this morning.

Blackwater residents urge Government to help save local jobs

Sat, 2015-09-26 12:10

The central Queensland mining town of Blackwater is calling on the State and Federal Governments to take action to save local jobs as big employers signal their intention to depart.

Perth men extradited from Queensland over meth haul

Sat, 2015-09-26 10:49

Two Perth men have been extradited from Queensland after failing to appear in court on drug trafficking charges.

Brisbane teenager calls on Malcolm Turnbull to take $1 salary

Sat, 2015-09-26 10:46

A petition started by a Brisbane high school student calling on the Prime Minister to consider drastically reducing his salary or donating it to charity gathers more than 1,800 signatures.

Paul Kelly captivates drought-stricken town of Longreach

Sat, 2015-09-26 09:33

About 2,000 people have spilled onto the lawn of the iconic Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame in Longreach to watch Paul Kelly perform under the stars in a special drought relief concert.

Brisbane Riverfire set to wow crowds with 9,000 fireworks, six months of planning

Sat, 2015-09-26 08:16

At least six months of hard work will go up in flames tonight during Brisbane's Riverfire when thousands of fireworks are set off from 10 rooftops, six barges, and the Story and Goodwill bridges.

Broncos' Hodges faces nervous grand final wait over lifting tackle

Sat, 2015-09-26 08:10

Broncos veteran Justin Hodges faces a nervous wait ahead of the NRL grand final after being placed on report in the Brisbane 31-12 win over Sydney Roosters.