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The risks and benefits of a Queensland pill testing trial are being worked through after the state's mental health commissioner noted it could help save lives.Health Minister Yvette D'Ath on Wednesday said several issues must be considered before any trial goes ahead and no decision has been made.
Annastacia Palaszczuk has made it known Queensland is ready to host the NRL grand final if talks between the NSW government and the code fall through.The southern state and NRL have been at odds over the showcase sports event for weeks after Premier Dominic Perrottet's $800 million suburban stadium funding plan was derailed due to widespread floods.
Queensland's Indigenous truth telling inquiry will have the power to compel people and entities to give evidence and will likely be up and running within 12 months.The state government has pledged to hold an inquiry as part of its plan to strike historic treaties with the Indigenous peoples of Queensland, which was unveiled on Tuesday.
The number of Queensland women receiving a prison sentence has more than tripled since 2005/06, jumping from 485 cases to more than 2100 over 13 years.7 per cent of women were jailed as part of their sentence, a report from the Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council shows.
A man wanted over the suspected abduction of children from a home in north Queensland has been arrested after five days on the run.The children, aged three, four, seven and eight, were taken from an address at The Leap near Mackay about 11.
A former Catholic brother's lawyer has conceded there is a case against his client in relation to a third person at a Brisbane court committal hearing.Frank Terrence Keating, 79, is charged with 18 counts that include indecent dealing, indecent treatment and carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature.
A rapist with a raft of convictions for grooming children has admitted sending videos of himself to a 15-year-old girl whose details he saved on his phone under the name "My Wife".Jason Matthew Crutch, 28, committed the latest offences while on parole and after completing a high intensity sexual offenders' treatment program, a Brisbane court has heard.
The boyfriend of a 44-year-old woman found dead in north Queensland has been charged with the mother-of-four's murder.The woman's body was discovered by teenagers on quad bikes in bushland at Bluewater in Townsville on Saturday.
It will cost $16 billion a year to partially restore the environmental damage done by the Black Summer bushfires, scientists say.Researchers from the University of Queensland and WWF-Australia have published the results of a complex number-crunching exercise sparked by the catastrophe.
A huge increase in renewable energy is needed if Queensland is to realise its green hydrogen potential, with the labour pool required for construction compared to the mining boom.The impact of the state's energy transition on construction workers has been mapped out by not-for-profit and industry-funded group Construction Skills Queensland.
Indigenous stories of colonisation will be heard and documented to "free people up from the shame of the past" as part of Queensland's path to a treaty.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk signed a formal pledge on Tuesday to set a truth-telling inquiry within 18 months as recommended by the state's Treaty Advancement Committee.
Two men thought they had received almost 30kg of pure cocaine hidden in a shipping container when it arrived in Brisbane from Colombia, a court has heard.What they actually got was nearly 100 packets of a substitute powder plus a covert listening device planted by Australian Federal Police, a Supreme Court trial was told.
Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll is set to give evidence about the force's culture at an inquiry into domestic violence.The Commission of Inquiry into Queensland Police Service responses to domestic and family violence has recently been criticised by campaigners and legal experts for not calling the state's top police officer to give evidence.
A man has been charged with murder five months after a driver was fatally shot in the head on Queensland's Darling Downs.Thor Morgan was driving on Ruthven Street in Harlaxton, Toowoomba, just before 3am on March 15 when a shot was fired from a stolen dual-cab ute.
The boyfriend of a woman killed in Queensland's far north allegedly fired a shotgun into a stranger's car north of Mackay.The 38-year-old was taken into custody without incident at a service station in Proserpine on Sunday evening and transferred to Mackay.
Homicide detectives are investigating after a mother-of-four was found dead in bushland near Townsville by teenagers riding quad bikes.The 44-year-old's body was discovered on Saturday afternoon on a sandy track off Jaloonda Rd in Bluewater, near a fishing village.
A woman has been found dead on the side of a road in rural Queensland.The 47-year-old's body was found on the side of Four AK Road at Oakey in the Toowoomba region about 8am on Saturday, police said.
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For years Travis Christopher Scot Wood "recklessly" groomed girls online, even sending an underage teen an indecent picture after being told she was in a car with her father.Overall Wood engaged with 18 girls aged 13 to 15, posing as a teenage boy for the majority of 41 sexually explicit conversations, a Brisbane court has heard.
Proposed changes to the working lives of Queensland couriers has sparked an argument about how best to regulate the gig economy, with security and flexibility front of mind.The new laws aim to expand the jurisdiction of the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) to set minimum entitlements and conditions for independent courier drivers and principal contractors.
A woman charged with murdering her two-year-old stepson in central Queensland has been released on bail.Prosecutors will allege Alicia Jane Lee was the only adult at home with the toddler on January 18 when he was injured.
Queensland Police are still determining whether a fire that killed a man in Townsville is suspicious after he perished within a shipping container.Emergency services were called to a Woolcock Street industrial property in Townsville's west just before 10pm on Thursday where they battled a blaze that spread from the container to a nearby caravan.