A Queensland teenager who has had to pull out of two Mount Everest climbs because of avalanches says she is going to try again next year.
Australia has been beset by a series of natural disasters in 2015.
A man with a lengthy history of abusing children and women has been released from jail under a community-based supervision order.
As Queensland parliament meets for its first full sitting week since the election, the focus will be on embattled MP Billy Gordon instead of policy.
Queensland police say they're concerned for the welfare of a woman who disappeared from the scene of a car crash after accepting a lift from a passing ute.
The AFP hoped Bali Nine drug mule Scott Rush might lead them to the syndicate's kingpins, and told Indonesia of the plot despite death penalty risks.
A Brisbane drug trafficker who pleaded guilty to importing ice also had a huge child pornography collection, a Queensland court has heard.
Police have called for public assistance to help find missing Brisbane woman Rebecca Mackenzie who was last seen on Sunday morning.
The Insurance Council of Australia says 7500 claims totalling about $26 million have been lodged in the wake of last week's catastrophic storms.
Queensland police are appealing for anyone who was in the vicinity of Fortitude Valley on Sunday morning to contact them about a missing girl.
The Palaszczuk Government has pledged $30 million to Queensland's hospital waiting lists for ear, nose and throat patients.