Tracey Ferrier MELBOURNE [AAP] The Australian Defence Force is helping US authorities with the grim search for three Marines presumed dead after their aircraft crashed off the central Queensland coast. It could take months to recover the tilt-rotor aircraft MV-22... Read More →
Tracey Ferrier BRISBANE [AAP] A teenage boy has spent a terrifying two hours treading water in choppy conditions without a life jacket off the Queensland coast after falling off his grandparents’ yacht. Paramedics are stunned by the 14-year-old’s survival after... Read More →
Tracey Ferrier BRISBANE [AAP] A senior officer has called for a sweeping inquiry into the Queensland Police Service, saying gross management failures have left criminals laughing and police too scared to do their jobs. Senior Sergeant Phil Notaro has apologised... Read More →
Telephone intercepts discussing alleged cross-border drug runs to purchase ice in Queensland will be used in evidence against a Kyogle pensioner, a mother and her son in the District Court.
Alexandra Patrikios BRISBANE [AAP] Relations between the prime minister and the Queensland premier are at rock bottom as the pair prepare to cross paths in Townsville after a bitter and very public slanging match. The war of words was sparked... Read More →
The Queensland government has unveiled a 'real-time' donation disclosure system in the lead-up to the next state election, but the opposition has raised concerns the system could still be exploited.
Shae McDonald BRISBANE [AAP] The Queensland government has released Australia’s first clinical guidelines for the use of medicinal cannabis. Health minister Cameron Dick said on Thursday the guidelines would advise doctors on the safe use of medicinal cannabis products. Mr... Read More →
Melissa Grant BRISBANE [AAP] Crocodiles are being removed from golf courses and suburban waterways as sightings of the reptile rise in Queensland. Ranger croc call-outs and sightings of the animal were up in 2016, during which NSW woman Cindy Waldron... Read More →
Melissa Grant BRISBANE [AAP] Queenslanders are being urged to be on the lookout for a ‘wee problem’ as a heatwave continues to sweep the state’s south. Acting health minister Stirling Hinchliffe says people should be regularly checking the colour of... Read More →
SYDNEY [AAP] The Turnbull government has suffered a five per cent swing against it in Queensland in the six months since the election, the latest Newspoll shows. A demographic analysis of Newspoll surveys taken for The Australian in the December... Read More →
Brisbane [AAP] The sunshine state will soon become the solar state, with the looming construction of six projects capable of generating enough energy for 120,000 homes. The large-scale solar generation projects will deliver $500 million of investment and create more... Read More →
Jamie McKinnell Brisbane [AAP] Queensland bikies would be banned from wearing club colours anywhere in public under Labor reforms to anti-gang legislation. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk revealed the plan on Sunday, saying it would ensure bikies weren’t able to intimidate people.... Read More →
Darren Cartwright Brisbane [AAP] Motoring body the RACQ says it’s disturbing that almost a quarter of million people have been caught driving on Queensland roads without a valid licence since 2010. Using figures obtained from the Department of Transport and... Read More →
Brisbane [AAP] Queensland will ban chemical firefighting foams that have contaminated groundwater and residential land at Oakey. Environment minister Steven Miles says foams containing pollutants including perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) are persistent in the environment and will... Read More →
Brisbane [AAP] A Mt Isa boy who was tipped from a dumpster into a garbage truck has narrowly escaped being crushed after the driver heard his frantic taps. Police say the driver emptied the bin about 6am on Sunday and... Read More →
Queensland's health minister will today (Tuesday) introduce legislation into parliament to legalise the production and use of medicinal cannabis.
Brisbane [AAP] The leadership of the Queensland opposition is back in the spotlight following reports of a plot to oust Lawrence Springborg. Mr Springborg fended off speculation of a looming leadership challenge on Sunday following reports one could happen within... Read More →
The Queensland parliament has supported moves to approve a mega coalmine in the centre of the state, the mines minister says.
Queensland's energy minister has made an emotional plea in parliament for the release of one of his constituents from immigration detention in Darwin.
Representatives from a tiny Queensland town have travelled to Canberra to voice concerns about being on a shortlist for nuclear waste dump sites.
Brisbane [AAP] Air pollution monitoring and its shortcomings in Queensland will be on the agenda at a Brisbane meeting of health experts, lawyers and community groups. Environmental Justice Australia (EJA) has raised concerns about a lack of pollution monitoring in... Read More →
Alexandra Patrikios, AAP Court orders to protect victims of domestic violence in Queensland were breached almost as many times as police applied for them in 2015. Statistics obtained by AAP show police made a total of 19,708 applications for domestic... Read More →
The Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Dean Narramore says a low pressure system is still over land and yet to move over water, where it's more likely to form a cyclone.
The state of Queensland appears ready to embark on what could be one of the most radical transformations of its electricity network ever undertaken – even by standards of ambitious mandates in places such as California, Germany and Denmark.
Police and SES officers will search land around a Queensland school hunting for clues in the suspected murder of 12-year-old Tiahleigh Palmer. Questions are being asked as to why police only issued a limited missing persons alert days after she disappeared.