Big tobacco is hoping a new multilateral free trade agreement will enable it to sue the Federal Government if Australia introduces plain packaging for cigarettes in mid-2012 as planned.January 16, 2011, 9:33 am
Sherbet guitarist Harvey James has died after a six-month battle with lung cancer.January 16, 2011, 9:54 am
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society continues to have a Panamanian-registered South Korean tanker in its sights and plans to block the vessel from refuelling the Japanese factory ship Nisshin Maru in the Southern Ocean.January 15, 2011, 2:29 pm
Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary have introduced their newborn twins to the media and wellwishers in Copenhagen.January 15, 2011, 10:59 am
As up to two million Brisbanites sat down to watch the television news last night - many of them on a friend's television because their own was last seen floating towards Moreton Bay - they were given a sneak preview of what lies ahead.January 14, 2011, 8:02 am
Water experts have defended the management of Queensland's Wivenhoe dam, saying there was no way it could have held back all the water that inundated its catchment in the run-up to this week's devastating floods.January 14, 2011, 6:10 am
The old adage tells us the darkest time is just before the dawn.January 14, 2011, 6:08 am
The first victims of the Ipswich flood began returning to their homes yesterday to start the heartbreaking task of cleaning up and seeing what possessions could be salvaged.January 14, 2011, 6:06 am
In 10 years, the number of Australians aged 65 to 74 is expected to increase nearly 50 per cent, a prediction that has prompted alarm.January 14, 2011, 2:05 am
Siblings Samuel and Victoria Matthews turned away from their parents for a split second and never saw them again.January 13, 2011, 6:26 am
A popular Toowoomba racing identity was feared drowned last night after a search failed to find the man and the vehicle he was last seen clinging to.January 13, 2011, 6:24 am
For decades, Brisbane's showground has brought nothing but pleasure to Queenslanders as the home of its famous show, the Ekka.January 13, 2011, 6:21 am
Updated, 4pm As Brisbane started to go under water, authorities hailed the miraculous survival of two people who had been swept away in Queensland's raging flood waters and all but given up for lost.January 12, 2011, 4:00 pm
Emergency teams are preparing for a tough and potentially gruesome task as they search for more than 90 people missing in the Queensland floods, Premier Anna Bligh says.January 12, 2011, 5:53 am
Australians who hunt for bargains in online shopping should be allowed to continue doing so, Prime Minister Julia Gillard says.January 10, 2011, 12:03 pm
Australians pledged more than $10 million to help flood-devastated Queenslanders in a nationally televised flood-relief appeal last night.January 10, 2011, 6:08 am
The personal details of millions of Vodafone customers have been available on the web in what is described as an "unbelievable" lapse in security by the mobile phone giant.January 9, 2011, 8:58 am
Police have recovered the body of a young woman reported missing in a flooded creek in south-east Queensland.January 9, 2011, 8:51 am
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has deployed the latest in its arsenal of surveillance devices with the launch of a spy balloon that will monitor the movement of Japanese whalers in the icy waters of the Southern Ocean.January 8, 2011, 3:26 pm
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