Queensland News

Thu 25 Feb 2021

Man threatened to drive car into power pole in DV incident

Premium Content Man threatened to drive car into power pole in DV incident

A magistrate has described a highway domestic violence incident as frightening and dangerous.

AFP’s strongly worded letter to PM

AFP’s strongly worded letter to PM

The nation’s top cop has sent a strongly worded letter to the PM in the wake of the Brittany Higgins rape scandal over delays in reporting alleged crimes.

‘Lame’ Palaszczuk refuses to pay bill

‘Lame’ Palaszczuk refuses to pay bill

A war of words has broken out over Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s dodging of a $30 million debt it owed to another state.

Auto giant won’t pay back cent of $130m JobKeeper

Premium Content Auto giant won’t pay back cent of $130m JobKeeper

A Brisbane-based company has returned to profit and more than doubled its final dividend but it has no plans to pay back almost $130m in JobKeeper.

O’Brien: ‘Net zero emissions will cost Aussie livelihoods’

Premium Content O’Brien: ‘Net zero emissions will cost Aussie livelihoods’

His comments came amid reports he was among at least five government MPs moving to back a plan to make it easier for the government to invest cash into coal-fired power...

‘Exciting’ change in Woolies aisles

‘Exciting’ change in Woolies aisles

The supermarket giant has announced it’s taking a huge step after rebranding a popular category in response to huge public demand.

Old, used cars becoming the norm for young drivers, say RACQ

Premium Content Old, used cars becoming the norm for young drivers, say RACQ

A new survey revealed major changes in first car buying behaviour, with young drivers less likely to own a vehicle before they were 25 years old.

Horsing around ‘good medicine’ for daily stress

Premium Content Horsing around ‘good medicine’ for daily stress

The healing power of horses will help a circle of women overcome a year of excessive stress.

Queensland lifts border restrictions on Melbourne

Premium Content Queensland lifts border restrictions on Melbourne

Queensland’s travel restrictions on Greater Melbourne will end on Saturday with the city no longer declared a COVID hotspot.

Life-saving surgery delayed because of vaccine overdose

Premium Content Life-saving surgery delayed because of vaccine overdose

An elderly man injected with four times the recommended dose of COVID-19 vaccine has had heart surgery delayed because of the bungle.

REVEALED: Serious criminals out on parole

Premium Content REVEALED: Serious criminals out on parole

These crims are now, or soon will be, freed. We look at what they did, and the impact their release has had on the victims.

Tinnie tantrum: Man flogged with tent pole over beer

Premium Content Tinnie tantrum: Man flogged with tent pole over beer

A backyard fight over a beer at Hatton Vale has left a man in hospital and another facing court.

Olympic venues, athletes villages revealed in masterplan

Premium Content Olympic venues, athletes villages revealed in masterplan

Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast will all host venues for the 2032 Olympic Games, which look almost certain to be held across southeast Queensland.

Fast rail, 20k-seat stadium needed for Olympic bid: Mayor

Premium Content Fast rail, 20k-seat stadium needed for Olympic bid: Mayor

Brisbane and southeast Queensland has the inside lane to host the 2032 Olympic Games – here’s what Toowoomba Mayor Paul Antonio says the city might need.

LONG LIST: Caboolture Magistrates Court appearances today

Premium Content LONG LIST: Caboolture Magistrates Court appearances today

Here is a list of matters listed at Caboolture Magistrates Court on Thursday.

Motorists caught in flash flooding on Gold Coast

Premium Content Motorists caught in flash flooding on Gold Coast

The Queensland Ambulance Service has urged motorists to keep clear of floodwaters after several vehicles became stranded during flash flooding on the Gold Coast on...

What Brisbane needs now to make Olympics dream a reality

Premium Content What Brisbane needs now to make Olympics dream a reality

As southeast Queensland’s 2032 Olympic Games bid gathers pace, the next challenge for the governments involved is money ... lots of money, writes Peter Gleeson.

Exposed: Celebrities busted on the Gold Coast

Premium Content Exposed: Celebrities busted on the Gold Coast

Celebrities are usually known for their glamour and wealth but these fallen stars prove not even the rich and famous can escape the law.

Bloomin’ marvellous! Tourists driven to see outback colours

Bloomin’ marvellous! Tourists driven to see outback colours

Travellers heading west into Outback Queensland will be rewarded for taking the roads less travelled, as summer rains have delivered a kaleidoscope of colour.

Island corporation probed amid claims it paid jailed worker

Premium Content Island corporation probed amid claims it paid jailed worker

A federal investigation into the financial management of Stradbroke Island’s Aboriginal corporation is tackling claims a staffer continued to be paid while serving jail...

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