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Swimmer allegedly abused by Volkers 'insulted' by prosecutor

Tue, 2014-07-08 19:42

A former swimmer who alleges she was abused by high-profile coach Scott Volkers says she felt "insulted" by a top prosecutor's comments about her physical response to his advances.

Junior athletes as young as 12 admit to doping

Tue, 2014-07-08 15:41

New research has revealed junior elite athletes as young as 12 are using performance-enhancing drugs.

Researchers from the University of Canberra and Queensland's Griffith University have spent three years interviewing junior athletes.

More than 900 athletes aged from 12 to 17, who were competing at an elite junior level, were interviewed.

Researchers found about 4 per cent of elite junior athletes are using performance or image-enhancing drugs.

ETU found not guilty of financial disclosure breach

Tue, 2014-07-08 15:12

The Electrical Trades Union (ETU) has been found not guilty of breaching the Queensland Government's financial disclosure laws.

Smith backs Thurston to fire in Origin III

Tue, 2014-07-08 15:00

Queensland captain Cameron Smith says five-eighth Johnathan Thurston is ready to fire in State of Origin III.

Gallen prepares to lift shield at 'empty' Lang Park

Tue, 2014-07-08 14:00

Blues skipper Paul Gallen says he does not care if he lifts the State of Origin shield in front of a virtually empty Lang Park.

Coach had 'positive reviews' despite blue card rejections

Tue, 2014-07-08 13:40

The Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) kept extending the contract of head swimming coach Scott Volkers because he was getting good results, even though he had not been cleared to work with children, a royal commission has heard.

What does Gary Ablett's injury mean for the Suns?

Tue, 2014-07-08 13:15

It was the moment the Gold Coast had feared, but just what does Gary Ablett's injury mean to the Suns?

Qld chief justice Carmody sworn in behind closed doors

Tue, 2014-07-08 12:56

Queensland's new chief justice Tim Carmody has been sworn in at a private ceremony in Brisbane's court district.

It is the first time in almost a century the state's new chief justice has been sworn in behind closed doors, as controversy rages about his suitability for the job.

Corruption fighter Tony Fitzgerald has once again voiced his opposition to the appointment, describing Justice Carmody as a "totally unsuitable choice".

Prosecutor describes violent struggle in Baden-Clay trial

Tue, 2014-07-08 10:10

The prosecution in the murder trial of accused wife-killer Gerard Baden-Clay has described a violent struggle between the couple during which Allison Baden-Clay left scratches on her husband's face.

Ablett waits on injury news

Tue, 2014-07-08 09:54

Injured Gold Coast skipper Gary Ablett is remaining upbeat about his immediate AFL future after meeting with leading surgeon Greg Hoy.

Electricity providers 'trying to block solar from grid'

Tue, 2014-07-08 07:52

Australia's peak solar power body fears Queensland's electricity companies are trying to put people off installing new solar systems.

Police called after bones found during house renovations

Tue, 2014-07-08 07:50

Bones have been discovered at an abandoned house at Ipswich, west of Brisbane, but police have confirmed they are not human.

Pearson not flying yet but on track for Glasgow Games

Tue, 2014-07-08 06:18

Sally Pearson is not the seemingly unstoppable force she once was, but is in line for gold in Glasgow nonetheless.

Huge class action over Brisbane floods to begin

Tue, 2014-07-08 00:06

Australia's largest ever class action is set to start today on behalf of victims of the floods that devastated Brisbane in January 2011.

The ABC understands lawyers of affected residents and businesses will claim the operators of Wivenhoe Dam are liable for a huge compensation bill.

During the floods more than 2,000 homes in Brisbane and Ipswich were swamped and thousands more homes and businesses were affected.

Titans upset Souths 14-10 in dour encounter

Mon, 2014-07-07 20:59

A late Kevin Gordon try saw the Gold Coast Titans to an ugly 14-10 win over the Rabbitohs on Monday night.

Live: South Sydney Rabbitohs v Gold Coast Titans

Mon, 2014-07-07 18:28

Grandstand brings you live updates from the NRL clash between the Rabbitohs and Titans at Homebush.

Brian Lake referred straight to AFL tribunal

Mon, 2014-07-07 15:54

Hawthorn defender Brian Lake was referred directly to the tribunal for his chokehold on Kangaroo Drew Petrie.

Royal commission hears Volkers abuse allegations

Mon, 2014-07-07 14:39

The Royal Commission into child sexual abuse has heard evidence from an alleged victim of former national swimming coach Scott Volkers.

Charges that were laid against Mr Volkers, a former Olympic coach, were dramatically dropped in 2002 after he had been committed to stand trial in Queensland.

The hearing is examining how Swimming Australia, Queensland swimming associations and public prosecutors responded to the allegations of abuse.

Workers, government win battle with banks over ABC Learning corpse

Mon, 2014-07-07 14:36

The liquidators of failed childcare provider ABC Learning have reached a deal with its lenders to help pay workers and reimburse the Federal Government.

Qld police delaying probe of Taser blinding of Aboriginal woman: lawyer

Mon, 2014-07-07 14:31

A leading criminal lawyer wants Queensland Police to explain why it is taking so long to investigate a police officer who partially-blinded an Aboriginal woman with a Taser.