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Town farewells brave Digger
June 17, 2010 at 3:02 PM

THE young fiancee of fallen soldier Jacob ``Snowy'' Moerland has broken down at his funeral as she read a love letter he penned to her from Afghanistan.

'They'd rather watch paint dry'
June 17, 2010 at 2:20 PM

A WEB video channel the Government says is helping to deter asylum seekers isn't exactly blitzing YouTube, with just over 2000 hits in six weeks.

230kg of dope in heiress' bags
June 17, 2010 at 12:27 PM

SAMSUNG Electronics heiress Lisette Lee has been busted with almost 230kg of marijuana in her luggage.

Bligh may have misled parliament
June 17, 2010 at 12:17 PM

PREMIER Anna Bligh may have misled Parliament by claiming the CMC chairman was consulted about renewing Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson's contract.

Was redemption Patel's aim?
June 17, 2010 at 11:11 AM

AMBITION, ego and a lack of insight might have led Jayant Patel to "redeem" himself by performing complex operations in Bundaberg, a court has heard.

Burst main causes city chaos
June 17, 2010 at 10:59 AM

A BURST water main that sent thousands of litres of water gushing through the streets in Brisbane city's main shopping district has caused chaos.

It's not Cat, but Yusuf just as great
June 17, 2010 at 10:17 AM

THE world has changed a lot since the last time Yusuf Islam toured Australia - on his last visit, in 1974, he was Cat Stevens and a folk superstar.

Cops' deadline to act on Mulrunji
June 17, 2010 at 9:49 AM

POLICE Commissioner Bob Atkinson has been given 14 days to report back to the CMC on what action he will take against six officers over the 2004 death in custody of Cameron Doomadgee.

Caravan flips, traps woman
June 17, 2010 at 9:34 AM

A CAR towing a caravan has rolled over on the Bruce Highway this morning, trapping one woman and slowing traffic to a crawl.

CMC 'refused Mulrunji probe'
June 17, 2010 at 8:01 AM

THE Crime and Misconduct Commission has been accused of shirking its duties - by refusing to take over the police investigation into the Palm Island death in custody.

Cops consider swearing 'context'
June 17, 2010 at 7:54 AM

ON-THE-SPOT fines for swearing will be at the whim of police officers based on the "environment" and the level of offence caused.

26 cows fall off back of truck
June 17, 2010 at 7:35 AM

POLICE are investigating how two crates of cattle "fell off" the back of a semi-trailer killing 26 of the beasts.

Man run down on Milton Road
June 17, 2010 at 7:07 AM

THE outbound lanes of Milton Road are closed after a near-fatal crash this morning.

Palm Island cop Hurley promoted
June 17, 2010 at 12:01 AM

THE policeman at the centre of the Palm Island death-in-custody saga has been promoted while officers who protected him face demotion or dismissal.

Schools distort OP results
June 17, 2010 at 12:01 AM

HIGH schools have artificially boosted Overall Position results by "effectively barring students from the OP pathway", according to a headmaster.

Bora Bora holiday from pay hell
June 17, 2010 at 12:01 AM

THE expert who headed the bungled introduction of Queensland Health's pay system holidayed in Bora Bora as hundreds of staff were left without wages.

Anger over long weekend plan
June 17, 2010 at 12:01 AM

A STOUSH has erupted over whether Queenslanders should lose a public holiday next year, when Anzac Day and Easter Monday fall on the same day.

AFL legend sparks new race row
June 17, 2010 at 12:00 AM

MAL Brown sparks a racial storm with "joke" describing indigenous AFL players as cannibals.

The tax files Hoges wanted to keep secret
June 17, 2010 at 12:00 AM

ACTOR withheld information from ATO and "misled them as to whether he was an Australian".

Maroons bury bumbling Blues
June 16, 2010 at 11:54 PM

AFTER a dramatic week headlined by the Greg Inglis racial slur the Maroons exacted more than revenge, reducing the Blues to a rabble.

Blues miss bus, NSW loses plot
June 16, 2010 at 11:13 PM

BLUES stars Jarryd Hayne and Michael Ennis missed the team bus to Origin II - forced to hail a taxi to Suncorp Stadium on their own in a ridiculous start to another humiliating night for New South Wales.

Blues miss the bus. Literally.
June 16, 2010 at 11:13 PM

JARRYD Hayne and Michael Ennis missed the team bus to Origin II - forced to hail a taxi in a ridiculous start to a humiliating night for NSW.

Fantastic five for magic Maroons
June 16, 2010 at 10:40 PM

QUEENSLAND gave Maroons fans what they wanted with a merciless 34-6 win over NSW to clinch a fifth straight Origin title.

Origin fans surge to Suncorp
June 16, 2010 at 6:31 PM

FROM Milton Road to Roma Street, a tide of rugby league fans thirsty for Origin glory is flowing steadily towards Brisbane's Suncorp stadium.

Murdered woman 'dead for days'
June 16, 2010 at 4:37 PM

AN elderly woman may have been killed in her New Farm home days before the body was discovered.

Man killed on building site
June 16, 2010 at 3:58 PM

A 50-year-old man has died from head injuries after falling from a roof at a building site in Innisfail, north Queensland.

Vuvuzela ban at Origin?
June 16, 2010 at 3:15 PM

THE vuvuzela could be banned from tonight's State of Origin game at Suncorp, according to the stadium's terms of entry.

Man dies in Innisfail roof fall
June 16, 2010 at 2:36 PM

A MAN in his 50s is believed to have died after falling from a roof at a building site in Innisfail, north Queensland.

Handcuffed teen's death probed
June 16, 2010 at 2:30 PM

ARMED police ordered a 16-year-old to ``get down on the ground'' and handcuffed him as he lay on a busy road seconds before being struck by a car.