A single father is facing mounting expenses trying to get his daughter's body home, after she was killed in a freak accident while on holiday in the Northern Territory.
A Queensland woman accused of repeatedly hitting an already traumatised five-year-old girl with a wooden spoon "because she wanted to" has been granted bail.Rebecca Beverley Naawi, 43, has been charged with child cruelty and assault offences after subjecting the young girl under her care to "deplorable conduct" over several months, a court has heard.
Queensland taxpayers have spent at least $75,605 on a legal case involving the corruption watchdog and former Labor deputy premier and treasurer Jackie Trad.Ms Trad is in a legal battle with the Crime and Corruption Commission to stop it releasing a report into allegations she interfered in the recruitment of under-treasurer Frankie Carroll in 2019.
Queensland's coal and gas miners won't have to cut any fugitive carbon emissions for another five years.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has pledged to slash carbon pollution 30 per cent below 2005 levels and to net zero by 2050.
Queensland has committed to building a series of large scale batteries as it draws closer to a 50 per cent renewable energy target by 2030.The latest announcement includes a 400MWh battery at Greenbank in the southeast, the largest in the Sunshine State so far.
A jury has been unable to reach a majority verdict in the case of a man in a long-term gay relationship accused of raping a female friend.Dominic Edmund Hansson, 28, denied raping the woman in her inner city Brisbane apartment in the early hours of December 7, 2019, saying they had consensual sex.
A southeast Queensland community is celebrating victory in its decade-long battle to stop coal seam gas extraction in its region.Arrow Energy has formally withdrawn from two gas exploration leases in the Scenic Rim, south of Brisbane.
More time behind bars is not the silver bullet to stop Queensland children committing serious crimes, the head of the state's Youth Justice Taskforce says.The issue has been highly politicised in the state following the deaths of a young couple and their unborn child, killed last year by a 17-year-old driving a stolen car.
Queensland gig couriers and truckies could soon have set pay and conditions under proposed state laws.A parliamentary committee is set to hold public hearings on a bill tabled by Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace on Thursday.
Queensland government MPs have again prevented the costs of the corruption watchdog's legal case against former Labor treasurer Jackie Trad from being released.Ms Trad is in a legal battle with the Crime and Corruption Commission to stop it releasing a report into allegations she interfered in the recruitment of under-treasurer Frankie Carroll in 2019.
A future Liberal National Party government will have two women controlling Queensland's economic leavers and bring back the state's productivity commission.Opposition Leader David Crisafulli's budget reply includes policies aimed at closing the gender pay gap, increasing women's workforce participation and lifting economic productivity.
A 16-year-old boy is the fifth person charged with the stabbing murder of a man at a home west of Brisbane.Police found a 48-year-old man with critical injuries at home where a fire had allegedly been deliberately lit on Patrick St, Laidley, west of Brisbane, about 10pm on Monday.
A woman was knocked unconscious, dragged by the hair and tied to furniture using cable ties during a "cowardly" robbery at a home south of Brisbane.Two men broke into the acreage property in Sheldon through the front door about midday on Wednesday, police say.
The seemingly innocuous act of creating rock stacks is damaging the ecosystem and and may see you fined $689 in Queensland. Find out why.
Tourists and national park visitors would pay new taxes in Queensland under a proposal being considered by the state government.The two taxes have been proposed by a new 10-year tourism plan released by Queensland's expert Tourism Industry Reference Panel.
There has been a major vaccine breakthrough in Queensland for a little known virus that may cause complications for unborn babies if their mother is infected while pregnant.Half the Australian population carries cytomegalovirus (CMV) and most people will never develop symptoms, researches from Brisbane's QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute said.
Startled by a man wielding nunchucks, Stafford Anthony Emmerson fatally shot a Queensland mother during an attempted robbery on a rural property south of Brisbane.Emmerson has been found guilty of manslaughter after firing a sawn-off rifle into a shipping container home at Karawatha, killing 40-year-old Megan Kirley.
Australia is being given a short reprieve form the La Nina weather pattern soaking the east coast, but there is bad news on the horizon. Find out more.
A man in a long-term gay relationship has denied raping his female friend saying he was curious and the sex was consensual.Dominic Edmund Hansson is standing trial accused of raping the woman in her inner city Brisbane apartment in the early hours of December 7, 2019.
Holding a large knife to her neck, Michael Damien Hettrick told a woman as police closed in that it was "his time" to die - and he was taking her with him.For the next seven hours he held her hostage in a residence's garage north of Brisbane, sparking an emergency declaration and street closures.
Queensland's health minister has called for more medical student placements to be funded by the Commonwealth to help boost the health workforce.The state government promised for another 2509 hospital beds and 290 mental health beds by 2028 in its budget on Tuesday.
Two men and two women will face court after being charged with the stabbing murder of another man at a home west of Brisbane.Police found a 48-year-old man with critical injuries at home where a fire had allegedly been deliberately lit on Patrick St, Laidley, west of Brisbane, about 10pm on Monday.
The Federal Court has been asked to halt Woodside Energy's offshore Scarborough gas project until its impact on the Great Barrier Reef is assessed under environmental laws.The Australian Conservation Foundation is fighting the $16.