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Brisbane inquest examines nation's worst domestic fire tragedy

Mon, 2014-08-18 11:18

A coronial inquest in Brisbane has begun examining a fire that claimed 11 lives at Logan three years ago.

ALP senator 'sacked unionist after election challenge'

Mon, 2014-08-18 10:48

A Queensland union organiser was sacked and expelled after nominating for election against an official who has since become a Labor senator, an inquiry has heard.

Beaconsfield rescuers among bravery award recipients

Mon, 2014-08-18 10:35

The team of paramedics and explosives experts who worked on the 2006 Beaconsfield mine rescue in Tasmania are among a host of recipients of this year's National Bravery Awards.

Queenslanders honoured with bravery awards

Mon, 2014-08-18 09:46

Dozens of Queenslanders have been recognised with Australian Bravery Awards for their courage in the face of dangers including fire and floods.

Renewed push to seal inland north Queensland highway

Mon, 2014-08-18 08:56

The Federal Government's determination to develop northern Australia has raised hopes for improving the condition of a major inland route through Queensland.

Hope new outback Qld artesian spa will attract tourists

Mon, 2014-08-18 06:49

There are hopes a new artesian spa complex in south-west Queensland will add to the tourist trail for grey nomads and help a tiny town survive by attracting more visitors.

Spoil dumping will further deteriorate Barrier Reef, former official says

Mon, 2014-08-18 05:26

Australian authorities are failing to protect the country's greatest natural icon, the Great Barrier Reef, by approving the dumping of dredge spoil inside the marine park, a former government official says.

Manly back on top after edging Titans

Sun, 2014-08-17 16:54

Manly moved back to the top of the NRL ladder with a 15-12 win over the Gold Coast Titans in Robina.

Whale washes up with propeller cuts to head

Sun, 2014-08-17 16:25

Graphic photos emerge of an endangered whale that washed up dead with deep propeller cuts to its head after being hit by a boat in Moreton Bay.

Bronco branding event keeps outback tradition alive

Sun, 2014-08-17 14:38

An outback tradition dating back more than a century is being kept alive by stockmen and women competing in bronco branding.

'Grubs' in balaclavas douse Brisbane couple in petrol

Sun, 2014-08-17 09:23

Four men in balaclavas doused a Brisbane couple in their 60s with petrol and threatened to set them alight if they did not hand over money during an early morning home invasion.

Police said the men, armed with a knife and a machete, broke down the front door of a house on Bridge Street, Wooloowin in Brisbane's inner-north about 2:40am.

They then poured petrol on the occupants - a 64-year old woman, who was awake and watching TV, and a 63-year-old man, who had been asleep - demanding money and threatening to set them alight.

Attempted murder charge over shopping centre shooting

Sat, 2014-08-16 20:33

A Brisbane man has been charged with attempted murder over a shooting in a Gold Coast shopping centre car park.

Australia A cricket clash with South Africa A headed for draw

Sat, 2014-08-16 20:25

Australia A is 2 for 180 and trails South Africa A by 153 runs with only one day remaining in their four-day match.

Port Adelaide grabs crucial nine-point win over Suns

Sat, 2014-08-16 16:53

Port Adelaide has recorded a vital nine-point win over Gold Coast at Carrara Stadium.

SE Qld could see 100mm of rain overnight: BOM

Sat, 2014-08-16 16:07

Isolated thunderstorms could produce up to 100mm of rain tonight in south-east Queensland, the Bureau of Meteorology says.

Handgun, replica AK-47 found in raids on 'Rebels'

Sat, 2014-08-16 15:04

A revolver handgun and a replica AK-47 were uncovered by police in a series of raids that lead to the arrests of four alleged members of the Rebels Motorcycle Club on the Sunshine Coast.

Phelps warns he is as competitive as ever

Sat, 2014-08-16 13:12

Swimming superstar Michael Phelps sent an ominous warning to the Australian team ahead of next week's Pan Pacific Championships.

Cold case investigation unearths shipping container

Sat, 2014-08-16 13:03

Police investigating a triple murder cold case in Queensland have dug up a shipping container on a Southern Downs property.

Officers executed a search warrant and brought in an excavator this morning at a property belonging to 66-year-old Thomas "Teddy" Martin at Massie near Warwick.

Raids at three properties in the area have taken place since police earlier this month re-opened investigations into a 40-year-old triple murder mystery.

Today's operation marked the second time police had raided the property of Martin, arrested on 10 drugs and weapons offences earlier this week.

Kangaroo leather kicking goals with big brands

Sat, 2014-08-16 12:24

In Australia, Packer Leather is hardly a household name, but the tannery is renowned in global sporting, fashion and luxury goods circles.

Citrus growers in Qld's Wide Bay struggle amid drought, rising salinity

Sat, 2014-08-16 10:34

Primary producers in Queensland's biggest citrus-growing region say drought and rising salinity is making their recovery from devastating floods last year even harder.