Queensland News

Wed 20 Feb 2019

$1.5b disaster bill may lead to more borrowing

premium_icon $1.5b disaster bill may lead to more borrowing

Treasurer Jackie Trad has not ruled out borrowing more to cover the estimated $1.5 billion cost of Queensland’s summer of disasters.

And now it’s the ‘juvenile jail fail’

premium_icon And now it’s the ‘juvenile jail fail’

Frustrated police say they are babysitting children in packed watch houses because the State Government failed to plan for new laws increasing the age of a juvenile...

Exploration needs bipartisan backing

premium_icon Exploration needs bipartisan backing

THE search for new “hidden” mineral fields will only succeed if both sides of politics back and fund exploration, according to the peak body for geoscientists.

FNQ mums fighting for justice

premium_icon FNQ mums fighting for justice

They were their beloved baby boys, lost in the most tragic of circumstances - and now three Far North mums are joining forces to get justice for their sons.

Tue 19 Feb 2019

State blasted over severe disability centre closure

premium_icon State blasted over severe disability centre closure

THE Federal Government has taken a swipe at Queensland Health over its handling of the closure of the Halwyn Centre for the severely disabled.

‘I’m just a judge, why would anyone pay attention?’

premium_icon ‘I’m just a judge, why would anyone pay attention?’

A VETERAN barrister facing disciplinary charges has copped a strong serve from a judge, who has accused him of insulting the intelligence of tribunal members.

Broncos bombshell: Young prodigy suspended

premium_icon Broncos bombshell: Young prodigy suspended

BRONCOS prodigy Payne Haas has been hit with a four-match suspension after the young tyro refused to cooperate with an NRL Integrity Unit investigation.

'Grub' father's selfish acts risk baby's life

premium_icon 'Grub' father's selfish acts risk baby's life

He used meth before evading police at high speed, nearly hitting a fence and driving on the wrong side of the road.

Bundy businessman cops $20k fine for marine poisoning

premium_icon Bundy businessman cops $20k fine for marine poisoning

BUNDY businessman Phillip John Hunt says he just wants to keep his little "part of Australia clean”.

Two-month-old puppy saved from jaws of snake

premium_icon Two-month-old puppy saved from jaws of snake

PATAPOUF the puppy had only been in his home for a few weeks when he nearly became a carpet python’s breakfast.

Patient airlifted after colliding with a cow on a quad bike

Patient airlifted after colliding with a cow on a quad bike

RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service was tasked to a quad bike roll over which landed a patient in hospital

Lawyer to stand trial in Ipswich council corruption saga

premium_icon Lawyer to stand trial in Ipswich council corruption saga

QUEENSLAND barrister Sam Di Carlo will be tried for money laundering and offering a mayor profits in return for support for a property development.

Attorney-General to appeal against babysitter's sentence

premium_icon Attorney-General to appeal against babysitter's sentence

Babysitter sentenced to striking a Moranbah child could have his sentence increased.

Warnings over 244km/h winds in ‘destructive’ cyclone

Warnings over 244km/h winds in ‘destructive’ cyclone

THE category 3 Cyclone Oma is powering up and bearing down on Queensland and NSW, and it’s already having a dramatic effect on the coast.

Magistrate blasts police over rape accused’s bail

premium_icon Magistrate blasts police over rape accused’s bail

A QUEENSLAND magistrate says he understands “why the system can be seen as a joke in the community” after a man facing a string of rape charges was bailed.

Drunk chef makes worst Macca’s run ever

premium_icon Drunk chef makes worst Macca’s run ever

“Three blocks — you could have crawled”: A Queensland chef was five times above the legal alcohol limit when he decided to go on a Macca’s run for friends.

Mum suing son and wife after paying for 'two-thirds' of home

premium_icon Mum suing son and wife after paying for 'two-thirds' of home

A mum who is suing her son and daughter-in-law over failed plans to live together has denied she wanted the house she partially paid for to be theirs.

'Spit hood' and restraints for woman prisoner

premium_icon 'Spit hood' and restraints for woman prisoner

Staff victims of disgusting attacks as court hears of disturbed woman's strange situation

Beers makes Adani mine stance clear amid union threats

premium_icon Beers makes Adani mine stance clear amid union threats

ZAC Beers has made his stance on for Adani's coal mine clear after a union threatened to campaign against Labor candidates who did not back the coal industry.

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