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States urged to back 'life-saving' policy to prevent Indigenous deaths in custody

Wed, 2017-10-11 05:29

The Federal Government wants the states and territories to stop stalling and commit to a "life-saving" policy aimed at preventing Indigenous deaths in custody. Check out where they stand on the issue.

Former mushroom pickers shed light on alleged underpayment

Tue, 2017-10-10 19:15

Horticulture workers who were allegedly short-changed $646,000 were not paid for picking mushrooms deemed to be bad quality, the Federal Court has heard.

Large hail hits south-east Queensland

Tue, 2017-10-10 17:52

Golf ball-sized hail is reported in parts of south-east Queensland on Tuesday afternoon, as the Bureau of Meteorology tracks a number of storms across the region.

Former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale faces more charges

Tue, 2017-10-10 15:46

Six more charges are laid against former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale as part of an investigation by Queensland's Crime and Corruption Commission.

Can employers ask jobseekers to show them their Facebook page?

Tue, 2017-10-10 14:00

A young woman applying for work as a nanny and housekeeper is asked to provide a link to her Facebook profile as part of the interview. She calls it an invasion of privacy, but one recruitment agency says the practice may be on the up.

Defence base pollution could prompt third class action claim, lawyer warns

Tue, 2017-10-10 13:19

The Federal Government could soon face class action compensation claims in New South Wales, Queensland and the Northern Territory over groundwater contamination at Army air bases.

Halloween pumpkin crop brings relief to cyclone-impacted growers

Tue, 2017-10-10 12:15

Rows of huge orange Halloween pumpkins are ripe for the picking at Stackelroth Farms in north Queensland, with farmers hoping the crop will help recoup losses incurred because of Cyclone Debbie.

Dog baiting spike due to neighbourhood noise disputes, RSPCA reports

Tue, 2017-10-10 12:00

The RSPCA expresses concern after a spike in dog-baiting incidents in the Brisbane and Sunshine Coast areas, including one pet owner finding her dog licking a poisoned piece of meat allegedly thrown into her Coolum front yard.

After sporting career, blind singer-songwriter returns to first love

Tue, 2017-10-10 10:12

From living in a Vietnamese orphanage to representing Australia at sport, blind songwriter David Truong's road to success as a musician has taken a few detours.

'You get respect from the boys': Female boxer on quest for Commonwealth gold

Tue, 2017-10-10 06:37

Boxer Skye Nicolson regularly shocks her male sparring partners in the ring as she hones her skills to try and win gold at the Commonwealth Games on Queensland's Gold Coast.

ALP tightens political donation reporting after ECQ finds 'concerns'

Tue, 2017-10-10 06:26

Queensland's Labor Party tightens its political donation reporting system after the Electoral Commission Queensland finds a number of compliance issues.

Lever-action shotguns to be reclassified in Queensland

Tue, 2017-10-10 06:19

Lever-action shotguns in Queensland to be classed with pump-action and self-loading weapons under a reclassification of firearms to take effect from March next year.

Redcliffe student raises almost $3,000 for cyclone-affected Mackay school

Tue, 2017-10-10 05:27

A 12-year-old who lives far away from cyclone-affected north Queensland raises almost $3,000 for a Mackay school to replace its water-damaged library books.

BOM launches heatwave service early after record temps

Tue, 2017-10-10 05:17

The Bureau of Meteorology brings forward the annual launch of its online heatwave service after months of record-breaking temperatures.

Singapore troops gain valuable experience during Shoalwater exercise

Mon, 2017-10-09 17:38

The Singapore military's largest training activity is underway in central Queensland, with 4,000 troops training as part of an annual exercise.

Should caravan owners undergo compulsory towing education?

Mon, 2017-10-09 17:23

South-east Queensland's largest towing company says there needs to be compulsory education for caravan owners, even if it is online.

Alleged underpayment of mushroom pickers at centre of Fair Work test case

Mon, 2017-10-09 17:17

The way in which the National Farmers' Federation interprets workplace laws could expose people to exploitation, the Federal Court in Brisbane is told.

Glider pilot killed in crash during national championships

Mon, 2017-10-09 16:36

A glider pilot dies in a crash on Queensland's southern border during the National Championships at Goondiwindi.

Unsent text on mobile counts as a will, court finds

Mon, 2017-10-09 16:18

A Queensland court accepts a man's unsent, draft text message as an official will, ruling his brother and nephew, not his wife, should get his possessions.

Brisbane petrol prices high because motorists 'don't shop around'

Mon, 2017-10-09 15:49

Brisbane motorists pay more for petrol because they are creatures of habit and are not shopping around, an independent fuel retailer says.