Queensland News

Tue 11 Dec 2018

Crucial new weapon for frustrated casual workers

premium_icon Crucial new weapon for frustrated casual workers

Australia’s 2 million casual workers will be given a major legal option against bosses who refuse to give them full or part-time work without a good reason.

CLOSING DOWN: Toowoomba's last Blockbuster to shut

premium_icon CLOSING DOWN: Toowoomba's last Blockbuster to shut

SADLY, it's finally happening - the last Blockbuster video store in Toowoomba, and the east coast of Australia, is shutting its doors.

Elderly man evicted over dinner dispute

premium_icon Elderly man evicted over dinner dispute

An 82-year-old man was issued with an eviction notice last month following a dispute over meals at the retirement village where he lives.

$350m oversight with this train corridor

$350m oversight with this train corridor

It looks like the interior of any Australian train. But an error with $4.4b worth of new carriages has led to a bill of hundreds of millions of dollars.

‘Numerous losses’: CBD eatery shuts down

premium_icon ‘Numerous losses’: CBD eatery shuts down

A Brisbane CBD eatery, one of nine outlets in a health-focused chain, has closed its doors for the final time as venues in Melbourne and Sydney go the same way.

Beyon-say it isn’t so! MP puts a ring on it

premium_icon Beyon-say it isn’t so! MP puts a ring on it

Queensland MP George Christensen dressing up in a leotard and impersonating Beyonce has convinced the Deputy Prime Minister to “put a ring on it”.

Bandits pitcher critical after off-field accident

premium_icon Bandits pitcher critical after off-field accident

Brisbane Bandits pitcher Loek van Mil is in a Canberra hospital in a critical but stable condition with head injuries after an accident on Saturday.

Ipswich woman lights house on fire with Airbnb tenant inside

premium_icon Ipswich woman lights house on fire with Airbnb tenant inside

THE life of an Airbnb guest was jeopardised when his Ipswich landlady lit two fires inside her home.

Construction workers to lose jobs before Christmas

premium_icon Construction workers to lose jobs before Christmas

Construction workers at the Jewel development will get back to business today but it will be short-lived for some, with pre-Christmas job cuts on the cards.

Parents gave son cannabis after advice from 'Dr Pot'

premium_icon Parents gave son cannabis after advice from 'Dr Pot'

QUEENSLAND parents Stephanie and Jamie faced 25 years in prison for administering cannabis oil to their severely autistic son, without a prescription.

Man had begged police to shoot him, inquest hears

premium_icon Man had begged police to shoot him, inquest hears

A CORONER'S inquest in Toowoomba is looking into the circumstances surrounding the death of a man shot by police near Warwick.

Picking the best Christmas sweet treats

premium_icon Picking the best Christmas sweet treats

From fruit mince pies to pudds, pannetone to pork bites, we road test all the Christmas treats to see what’s worth buying and what isn’t.

Child deaths reach record low, with a catch

premium_icon Child deaths reach record low, with a catch

Child deaths have dropped to a 14-year low in Queensland. But it’s bad news for indigenous and foster children.

Horror sight of burning vehicle tragedy blamed for crimes

premium_icon Horror sight of burning vehicle tragedy blamed for crimes

Why his 'severe' jail sentence was not severe enough to be thrown out

The offal truth of Coles’ Queensland cattle battle

premium_icon The offal truth of Coles’ Queensland cattle battle

A multi-millionaire Queensland cattle baron’s beef with Coles laid bare in extraordinary detail after he dropped a lawsuit against the supermarket behemoth.

PM to Premier: How big do you want it?

premium_icon PM to Premier: How big do you want it?

The Prime Minister has asked Annastacia Palaszczuk to decide how big she wants Queensland’s population to be and what ­regions can take more migrants.

Planning to unlock Northern Australia's future potential

premium_icon Planning to unlock Northern Australia's future potential

'Average output of a worker in Northern Australia is $380,000, compared to $180,000 in the rest of Australia. The north is where economic opportunity exists.'

Costco jobs latest, open date coming soon

premium_icon Costco jobs latest, open date coming soon

WHILE works have been progressing at the Costco Bundamba site, new employees are still waiting to start work.

Warning for Toyah vigilantes

premium_icon Warning for Toyah vigilantes

A group of Toyah Cordingley supporters have been cautioned against vigilante-style threats as police investigate a male Indian nurse as a person of interest.

‘It was a good hit’: stab victim

premium_icon ‘It was a good hit’: stab victim

A FAMILY dispute culminated in a man being stabbed in the neck with a ball-point pen on a busy Townsville road, a court has heard.

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