Queensland News

Fri 17 Jan 2020

LNP appeals ‘inadequate’ penalty for grandmother’s killer

premium_icon LNP appeals ‘inadequate’ penalty for grandmother’s killer

The State Opposition say grandmother Beth Eden’s death was “another senseless loss of life on our roads” and are demanding a tougher penalty for the driver who...

Five fishermen shipwrecked on reef

premium_icon Five fishermen shipwrecked on reef

A professional fishing boat has been wrecked in a storm, 104 nautical miles east of Mackay.

How much child care costs are soaring in your suburb

premium_icon How much child care costs are soaring in your suburb

The new child care subsidy was supposed to take pressure off parents, but costs have continued to rise. SEE HOW MUCH IN YOUR SUBURB

Jason Costigan’s daughter Brianna marries, converts to Islam

premium_icon Jason Costigan’s daughter Brianna marries, converts to Islam

A controversial MP’s teenage daughter has reportedly married and converted to Islam as she faces multiple charges of dealing cocaine around Sydney.

Plan to train ADF members to fight fires at major CQ base

premium_icon Plan to train ADF members to fight fires at major CQ base

Livingstone Mayor Bill Ludwig is encouraging the ADF to upskill in firefighting at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area

Hanson’s anti-Olympics stance ‘self-serving politics’

premium_icon Hanson’s anti-Olympics stance ‘self-serving politics’

The Council of Mayors (SEQ) has taken aim at Pauline Hanson over her decision to campaign against Queensland’s bid for the 2032 Olympics

‘It's that bad’: The vegan meal you should avoid

premium_icon ‘It's that bad’: The vegan meal you should avoid

If it looks like meat and tastes like meat, it could be one of the many plant-based products gaining in popularity among Queenslanders.

Booze-soaked karaoke lounge fined $20K

premium_icon Booze-soaked karaoke lounge fined $20K

Extraordinary CCTV reveals drinking games, smoking inside and intoxicated patrons vomiting and needing to be carried out.

Uni stands firm as teacher degree criteria questioned

premium_icon Uni stands firm as teacher degree criteria questioned

A Brisbane university is standing by its low minimum threshold for teaching degrees, as experts say the academic standards for teachers still need to be higher

Desperate ciggie craving sparks violent trolley tirade

premium_icon Desperate ciggie craving sparks violent trolley tirade

A desire for cigarettes pushed a drunk man to hurl trolleys around a shopping complex and abuse a bunch of workers who stood between him and his nicotine hit.

‘Sugar babies’ making $2000 a month

premium_icon ‘Sugar babies’ making $2000 a month

Students are among more than half-a-million Aussies relying on older, richer partners to fund luxury lifestyles as the “sugar daddy” trend continues to grow.

Teacher’s rope swing injury claim falls flat

premium_icon Teacher’s rope swing injury claim falls flat

A Queensland teacher who injured herself on a rope swing in Vanuatu while on a school excursion has been refused worker’s compensation, again.

Epic effort to rid home of second snake in 12 hours

premium_icon Epic effort to rid home of second snake in 12 hours

IT’S scary enough for many to have one snake encounter in their home but this woman saw double within 12 hours.

‘Hero’ dog saves owner’s life after she was hit by car

premium_icon ‘Hero’ dog saves owner’s life after she was hit by car

If she hadn’t been found by the side of the road, hidden from sight, the 26-year-old would have died.

Late-night caller could hold key to mum’s disappearance

premium_icon Late-night caller could hold key to mum’s disappearance

Police have issued an appeal for a late-night anonymous caller to reconnect with investigators in relation to the 2012 disappearance of mother Tina Greer.

PHOTOS: Ute hits trees, flips over water pipe

premium_icon PHOTOS: Ute hits trees, flips over water pipe

A man has been taken to Townsville University Hospital after his vehicle flipped on the Bruce Highway. CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS

Fireys slam parade as ‘PR stunt’

Fireys slam parade as ‘PR stunt’

A council has announced plans for a flashy tickertape parade to honour fireys in the wake of the bushfires crisis. They’re not happy.

12yo league fan’s Facebook auction for bushfire relief

premium_icon 12yo league fan’s Facebook auction for bushfire relief

A 12-year-old Brisbane boy was so saddened by Australia’s bushfire crisis, that he’s auctioning off his prized possession to raise funds for the relief effort.

Mine owner provides update on CQ death probe

premium_icon Mine owner provides update on CQ death probe

More details about the tragedy are trickling in

Elderly man with dementia found in drain after search

Elderly man with dementia found in drain after search

UPDATE: An 87-year-old man who was reported missing in Maroochydore has been found in a storm water drain after he failed to return home last night.

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