A Queensland police officer accused of helping sneak his daughter across the NSW border while on duty has faced court for the first time.Senior Constable Robert Eickenloff from the Road Policing Command allegedly helped his 20-year-old daughter cross the border at Tweed Heads-Coolangatta in September.
Rising NRL star Reece Walsh says he's "embarrassed and ashamed" after being fined and placed on a good behaviour bond for drug and public disorder offences committed during a night out on the Gold Coast.The New Zealand Warriors fullback pleaded guilty on Monday to charges including possessing cocaine and contravening a move-on order at Surfers Paradise on September 25.
A search is continuing near Cairns for a missing spear fisherman who was separated from his fishing companion late on Saturday.Police on Sunday upped their search efforts to locate the 26-year-old who became separated from his 56-year-old companion after failing to return to their boat at Sudbury Reef around 4.
A Gold Coast man will face court accused of storming a rugby league field and assaulting a referee.Around 5pm on Saturday police were called to CBUS Stadium after reports of an assault by a spectator on an official.
Two people have been arrested on Queensland's Sunshine Coast following an assault that left three people with multiple stab wounds.Police were called to Ocean Street in Maroochydore on Sunday morning following an altercation between pedestrians and the occupants of a vehicle.
Tropical wetlands provide storm protection that saves thousands of lives and more than $600 billion each year, an Australian-linked world first study has found."It's vitally important because around the world the area covered by wetlands is reducing and as we keep destroying our wetlands, we are putting more and more people at risk," Dr Diane Jarvis from James Cook University told AAP.
Queensland canegrower Peter Anderson has been taking steps to reduce run-off from his 650 hectare farm at Tully for about 10 years."We would encourage everyone to have a look at it," he told AAP of the land management initiative which will help sustain Great Barrier Reef water quality improvements and at the same time earn him alterative income.
A 34-year-old man is lucky to have only suffered minor leg wounds when he was bitten by a shark in Queensland's Whitsundays.He was climbing out of the water into a private vessel about 45 minutes from shore when the shark latched onto his left leg late on Friday afternoon.
Kurtis Somerfield has opened up about the harrowing mental anguish Queensland's harsh border stance has caused him after he was left with no income or belongings.
A Queensland man who hooned down a residential street while releasing blue smoke in an unconventional gender reveal has landed himself in hot water.Police have charged the 29-year-old after his very loud and public announcement about the sex of an unborn child was caught on camera by a female motorist.
The brain structure of people suffering depression may put them at increased risk of trying to end their lives, a new study suggests.The international research, led by researchers at Queensland's QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, found the structures of three key brain regions were different in people with depression who had attempted suicide and those who hadn't.
Queensland will reassess its border restrictions with NSW after the southern state said it would scrap mandatory quarantine for vaccinated international travellers.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is yet to be briefed on the NSW plan, but quickly issued a statement saying "the safety of Queenslanders remains the government's highest priority".
A southeast Queensland forest which is a habitat for the glossy-black cockatoo, brush-tailed rock wallaby and the powerful owl will be become part of a World Heritage-listed national park.Queensland Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon says more than 3400 hectares of the former Glen Rock State Forest will be converted and added to Main Range National Park near Gatton, southwest of Brisbane.
Queensland's health minister has accused the Opposition of using old data to capitalise on well-known problems plaguing the state's public hospitals.Yvette D'Ath has mocked the Liberal National Party for waiting three weeks to release documents obtained under right to information, which detail an overwhelmed ambulance service and hospital system earlier this year.
Maria Pau claims she isn't at fault after she was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly handing out about 600 fake Covid exemption certificates.
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About 50 Queensland police officers and staff members have taken their fight over a COVID-19 vaccine mandate to the Industrial Relations Commission, claiming the directive is invalid.More than 55 police and staff members have been suspended for not complying with Commissioner Katarina Carroll's directive for 17,200 in the force to have jabs.
Legislation has passed in Queensland parliament to provide more rights to tenants ending leases, stopping evictions without grounds, and to have pets within rental properties.The Housing Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 was voted through on Thursday after parliamentary debate and amendments proposed by the Greens throughout the week.
Three people have been killed in a four-vehicle crash that left debris strewn over a kilometre on the Gold Coast.Nine people were injured when a car hit a truck just after midday on Thursday, with two other cars also caught up in the collision at the corner of Arundel Drive and Brisbane Road at Arundel.
Queensland's health minister has praised a paramedic who treated victims of an ambulance crash, in which another medic and a patient died, earlier this week.The ambulance had been waiting at a road work traffic light on the Capricornia Highway at Stanwell in central Queensland about midday on Monday when it was rear-ended and pushed off the road by a truck before rolling.
A teenager's death as a result of a crash during a police pursuit was preventable and "in all likelihood" would not have occurred had officers complied with the force's policies, an inquest has found.Logan Dreier, 18, died from the injuries sustained when he was "ejected" from the stolen vehicle he was driving, having lost control and flipped during a police pursuit on the Gold Coast in August 2019.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has again hinted that the state borders could reopen to COVID-19 hotspots before Christmas, saying the next six weeks of the vaccine rollout are critical.The state recorded no new virus cases on Thursday morning after more than 10,000 tests in the previous 24 hours.
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Queensland Police have charged a woman who allegedly pretended to be a doctor and issued hundreds of fake "exemption certificates" for COVID testing, vaccinations and mask wearing.Detectives on Wednesday executed a search warrant at an address in the Gold Coast suburb of Labrador where a 45-year-old Darling Heights woman was arrested.