Queensland's Labor opposition leader says law makers should seriously consider longer jail terms without parole for pedophiles.
Queensland Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk says her new Tasmanian Labor counterpart's rebuilding task will take time.
A man has collapsed in Brisbane after a 2000-strong crowd marched against Prime Minister Tony Abbott's policies.
Queensland's premier is being urged to sideline his health minister over a dispute over doctor contracts as he returns from the US.
A man remains missing in Cape York Peninsula after he was swept away, along with his vehicle, trying to cross a fast-flowing river.
A girl on a bike was chased in the Queensland city of Hervey Bay as she rode away from two would-be abductors.
The State Emergency Service has received 80 calls for assistance as stormy weather conditions cause damage in parts of Victoria.
Wallabies great John Eales has thrown his support behind an Australian gay rugby tournament at his former sporting domain in Queensland.
Queensland schoolboy Daniel Morcombe's killer has been sentenced to life imprisonment with no parole for 20 years for murdering the teen.
Traditional owners on Queensland's Cape York say they're disappointed they weren't consulted over a major 20-year plan for the peninsula.
Daniel Morcombe's killer has been locked up until 2031 but there are concerns it won't be long enough to protect the public from the serial child molester.