Queensland police will now be able to stop and search people for knives without reasonable suspicion after legislation dubbed Jack's Law passed in state parliament.The legislative crackdown on knife crime comes after two people were fatally stabbed in separate attacks in the heart of the Surfers Paradise nightclub precinct on the Gold Coast.
Wildlife rescuers in Sydney are concerned about the risk to pets and children. Here's what you need to know.
A man who abducted and murdered a three-year-old girl 34 years ago has applied for parole in Queensland.John William Bennett was sentenced to life imprisonment in June 1990 for the murder of Kelly Anne Jones days before her fourth birthday.
The hammer at the centre of a murder case against Gold Coast man Andrew John Cobby will undergo further forensic testing as he seeks to appeal his life sentence.A 2022 inquiry found Queensland's forensic lab failed to properly test samples for years and Cobby is hoping new evidence will strengthen the case to overturn his guilty finding.
Former crossbencher Billy Gordon has been tearfully remembered for his short but historic contribution to Queensland politics.Mr Gordon, who suffered a fatal heart attack aged 49 on November 25, was commemorated in a condolence motion in state parliament on Thursday.
The 'potentially dangerous new trend' has caused some schools to take swift action against the popular drink. Find out why.
The exemption of specialist police from using body-worn cameras is being reviewed after an Aboriginal man was shot dead in far north Queensland.Aubrey Donahue died after being shot four times by police who allege he advanced on officers while armed with a knife in Mareeba, west of Carins, on Saturday.
Australian scientists have made dire projections about what Antarctica's melting ice will do to global ocean health without rapid emissions cuts this decade.Most people know fossil fuel use is warming the planet, melting polar ice caps and pushing up sea levels.
After investigating further, the woman and her husband were horrified to find out what was causing 'grime' to build up at their Gold Coast home. Find out what it was.
Major reforms have been introduced to help tackle Queensland's housing shortage as more and more families are forced onto the streets. Find out more.
Police have declared a crime scene at the Sunshine Coast property where a 13-year-old girl was lured before the alleged assault earlier this month.
The Queensland woman was 'absolutely disgusted' the disturbing video was later shared online.
It is a little-known household hazard creating danger for native animals. See how you can stop this happening at your home.
The home where a girl was allegedly held against her will and tortured has burnt to the ground days after vigilante threats to firebomb the property north of Brisbane.Police believe the home in Tewantin on the Sunshine Coast was set alight in the early hours of Wednesday.
The surrender of a cache of weapons including three grenades that triggered the evacuation of a Gold Coast office block is being probed by police.Specialist officers have revoked an emergency declaration after a man surrendered three grenades and three semi-automatic rifles at a lawyer's office on Bay St, Southport, on Wednesday.
Neighbours heard the loud noise, but what happened next shocked them. See the incredible pictures.
Members of the local community clashed over the rights of a group to build a community garden in the middle of a neighbourhood park. See the video.
Operations at Queensland's New Acland coal mine expansion will be fast-tracked after an internal review rubber-stamped the state government's water licence approvals for the project.The New Hope Group's New Acland open-cut mine water licence approvals were endorsed by the Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water on Tuesday.
A tradie got more than he bargained for when out fishing in a lake. Find out what he caught.
Unable to speak English, Jane Susin often did not understand what was happening as her son lay in a coma at a Gold Coast hospital.Yet for 10 days she remained by his side "waiting for the slightest sign".
The Queensland government will fund $64 million in freight subsidies to curb soaring food and transport prices in the Torres Strait Islands, Cape York and the Gulf of Carpentaria.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk say the package is in response to last week's cost-of-living summit on Thursday Island and she hopes it will ease the cost of living in the remote archipelago on the Papua New Guinea border and the northernmost parts of the state, where the local populations are mostly Indigenous.
A woman has died after entering a home on the Gold Coast and getting into a fight with the occupants. Find out more.
Australia's big wet has given nature a boost but overarching threats mean it probably won't last, the author of a new report card says.Professor Albert Van Dijk says last year was one of relative good health for most of Australia with flooding rains filling rivers, topping up wetlands, saturating soils and fuelling strong vegetation growth.
Queensland tenants will only see their rent raised once a year under a state government proposal to curb some of the nation's steepest increases.More than one million Sunshine State renters "must be given a fair go" to pay rent they can afford, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk told parliament on Tuesday in announcing the switch from increases every six months.
The experienced fisherman says the area is popular with swimmers and is a 'disaster waiting to happen'. Watch the video.