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Get ready for a lunar eclipse
June 15, 2010 at 2:07 PM


AUSTRALIANS watching the sky later this month will be treated to a partial lunar eclipse when the shadow of the Earth partially obscures the Moon.
 

Cops get new power to fine
June 15, 2010 at 1:46 PM


POLICE statewide will be given the power to issue on the spot fines for public nuisance offences.
 

Ship 'ignored stricken Jessica'
June 15, 2010 at 1:32 PM


THE watch officers on a ship which collided with Jessica Watson's yacht did not offer help after the crash, says a report which blames both parties.
 

Daylight bill 'to go ahead'
June 15, 2010 at 1:31 PM


AFTER being inundated by daylight saving supporters, MP Peter Wellington has decided to push ahead with his Bill for a vote on the issue.
 

Floods wash sharks into city lake
June 15, 2010 at 12:18 PM


SUSPICIONS sharks are lurking in a Gold Coast lake have been confirmed with the capture of a bull shark.
 

Patel showed 'lack of insight'
June 15, 2010 at 12:13 PM


A FORMER surgeon facing manslaughter charges showed a lack of insight when he told a nurse "the community was lucky to have someone like him".
 

Uni student on trial for $2m fraud
June 15, 2010 at 12:03 PM


A UNIVERSITY of Queensland business student who had $2 million mistakenly deposited into his account will stand trial for trying to steal the money.
 

Patel declines to testify
June 15, 2010 at 10:15 AM


FORMER Bundaberg Hospital chief surgeon Jayant Patel has elected not to give or call evidence in his manslaughter trial.
 

'No hope' for missing fishing mate
June 15, 2010 at 10:01 AM


POLICE say there is no hope of finding a man alive after he disappeared when the canoe he and a mate were on flipped on Wivenhoe Dam.
 

LNP hit by another defector
June 15, 2010 at 8:29 AM


A THIRD member of Queensland's opposition Liberal National Party has quit, saying it's wracked by divisions and she has no faith in its vision.
 

Learner driver six times over
June 15, 2010 at 6:32 AM


A LEARNER driver has been caught more than six times the legal blood alcohol limit, leaving police disgusted with drivers' attitudes.
 

Fishing mates missing on lake
June 15, 2010 at 6:22 AM


A SEARCH has begun for two Ipswich men who have failed to return from a fishing trip on Lake Wivenhoe.
 

Ban quizzed on asset sale
June 15, 2010 at 12:34 AM


HAJNAL Ban sold a sick friend's assets, including a tractor, TV and fridge, while holding financial power of attorney, tribunal documents show.
 

O'Chee may bid for surprise comeback
June 15, 2010 at 12:22 AM


COLOURFUL former Nationals Senator Bill O'Chee is considering making a comeback from the political dead in the Coalition's must-win seat of Wright.
 

Elderly suffer in silence
June 14, 2010 at 11:36 PM


THOUSANDS of Queensland's seniors are believed to be living with abuse in what has been termed the state's "shameful, silent problem".
 

Xstrata mulls quitting Mt Isa
June 14, 2010 at 10:45 PM


HAVING put a major part of its plans in north-west Queensland on hold over the super profits tax, there is now speculation Xstrata might abandon Mount Isa.
 

Pint-sized singer is voice of Origin
June 14, 2010 at 10:00 PM


AS his Maroon heroes dream of victory, tweenage sensation Straalen McCallum lives his dream of singing before tomorrow night's Origin blockbuster.
 

Driver lobbies for bus safety
June 14, 2010 at 9:56 PM


A LOGAN-BASED bus driver is leading a statewide push for supervisors to be placed on school-runs amid a growing number of attacks.
 

Top cop not signed up
June 14, 2010 at 8:49 PM


ALMOST four months after it was announced Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson had accepted another three-year term, his new contract has yet to be signed.
 

Holiday diners slugged with surcharges
June 14, 2010 at 8:29 PM


RESTAURANTS across the southeast are flouting pricing laws, slapping diners with hidden public holiday surcharges of up to 20 per cent.
 

Property under pressure
June 14, 2010 at 7:46 PM


A DOWNTURN in mining investment and a collapse in non-residential building has put the brakes on house prices in Brisbane, experts say.
 

Man killed in motorcycle crash
June 14, 2010 at 7:33 PM


A 45-YEAR-OLD male motorcycle rider has died after a crash in Toowoomba, bringing the state's long weekend road toll to four.
 

Fire engulfs suburban home
June 14, 2010 at 4:22 PM


A HOUSE has been engulfed by flames on Brisbane's south side this afternoon.