Thirty years after Eddie Koiki Mabo's historic land rights win, another native title milestone is being celebrated in far north Queensland.The Federal Court on Wednesday formally recognised the native title rights of five traditional owner groups over land and sea across the Torres Strait and northern Cape York.
A GP who claims COVID-19 vaccines are dangerous has challenged his suspension from practice by arguing in court that the medical regulator has no legal status.North Brisbane GP registrar William Anicha Bay was in the final stages of training to be a general practice doctor when the Australian Health Regulation Practitioner Regulation Agency suspended his registration on August 17.
Australia's banking sector will be more susceptible to big economic shocks as a result of lending losses from climate change, a new analysis suggests.The banking watchdog has been working with the banks to assess how climate risks will affect the nation's financial institutions.
Australia is swooping in for a larger share of the green aviation industry with the Queensland Government confirming it is seeking to dominate the market and has already held talks with airlines, energy firms and suppliers to secure its position.Queensland Deputy Premier Steven Miles revealed details of the roundtable involving Qantas, Virgin, Ampol, BP and other agencies on Wednesday, detailing the state's ambitions to become "the national leader" in a potential $3 billion industry.
Climate protesters disguised anti-fossil fuel messages in clothing and smuggled camera equipment in a wheelchair to film a dramatic disruption of Queensland parliament.The protesters chanted "stop coal, stop gas" as they unfurled banners and glued themselves to handrails during Question Time on Wednesday.
Queensland authorities are confident their relationship with Indian law enforcement and a strong case will mean a smooth extradition of Toyah Cordingley's accused killer.The 24-year-old's body was found on a Cairns beach in October 2018 after she took her dog out for a walk.
New research shows a mysterious AIDS-like virus is far more prevalent in NSW and Queensland koalas compared to southern populations.Koala retrovirus, known as KoRV, is a condition strongly associated with diseases that cause infertility and blindness.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has warned the federal government she will not sacrifice energy rebates enjoyed by Queenslanders amid preparations for Commonwealth intervention to curb power price rises nationally.Prime Minister Anthony Albanese's cabinet is set to go ahead with a new strategy to limit power price rises across the country after the federal budget forecast two years of rising household energy bills.
Experts in forensics and firearms say it's possible that a young man working on a Queensland crayfish farm was shot dead by another person.The Brisbane Coroners Court on Tuesday heard it was also feasible that Jeffrey Lawrence Brooks accidentally shot himself in the chest on March 13, 1996.
Firefighters exposed to contaminated drinking water at a Victorian airport have elevated levels of toxic chemicals in their blood, tests show.Authorities are still trying to work out how PFAS chemicals got into drinking water at Avalon Airport's fire station and air traffic control tower.
In an act of "drunken stupidity", Daniel Martin Kornaus turned on two fire hydrants in an inner-city Brisbane unit complex while visiting a friend.Kornaus didn't realise each hydrant activated pumps that delivered 1000 litres of water per minute.
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The Queensland government has passed a motion backing an Indigenous voice with the premier saying it will help Australia "move forward as nation".Annastacia Palaszczuk moved the motion in support of the Uluru Statement from the Heart on Tuesday, hours after it was confirmed that state laws on an Indigenous treaty would be delayed until next year.
The Queensland government has quietly approved more gas prospecting in the Lake Eyre Basin amid concerns it could dump promised environmental protections for the area.The Palaszczuk government is probing the legal impacts of potential protections, but it hasn't set a deadline to release those findings.
Extensive lobbying has failed to convince a United Nations delegation the reef is not 'in danger'. But Australia has vowed to fight the claim.
Reporting periods for child sex offenders in Queensland will double while some will be subject to lifelong monitoring under laws the state government says are the toughest in Australia.Repeat offenders will be subject to 20 years of monitoring and reporting to police under legislation to be introduced to parliament this week.
A British TikToker has sparked outrage online after listing what she hates about the Sunshine Coast. But does she have a point?
A Jetstar customer is seething after the airline refused to pay for her accommodation when storms forced flights to be cancelled.
When Rachael Schildkraut deliberately abandoned eight teenagers in a remote patch of bush, she was overcome with happiness.There was some anxiety, too, about leaving them to fend for themselves.
Australia's new government has vowed to fight an in-danger listing for the Great Barrier Reef, saying it is working on climate change and other key threats.A United Nations-backed mission that toured the reef in March, when the Morrison government was still in power, has expressed grave concerns for the health of the world's largest coral reef system.
Friends and supporters of an 18-year-old killed in a car crash have gasped in court when hearing the man responsible will be released within nine months.Lynden Joshua Roby, 20, faced Brisbane District Court on Monday for sentencing after pleading guilty to one count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death.
Videos on social media have revealed revellers' wild antics, but one trend appears to raise serious concerns.
Three years after CCTV footage was discovered of Joel Frew being fatally stabbed, Tyler Joseph Kelleher has been found guilty of his murder.Mr Frew, 42, was knifed in March 2019 outside a Brisbane apartment after a drug dealer was "ripped off" by three men.
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