Teens accused of murder remain in custody

Two teenagers accused of murdering a Queensland mother during an alleged Boxing Day home invasion will remain in custody.

The two boys were charged after 41-year-old Emma Lovell was fatally stabbed were not required to appear during a Children's Court hearing in Brisbane on Monday.

Magistrate Peter Saggers said bail applications could not be made during the brief hearing.

Police allege the two boys broke into a North Lakes house north of Brisbane and attacked Ms Lovell and her 43-year-old husband Lee when they were confronted about 11.30pm on Boxing Day.

Ms Lovell died after suffering stab wounds to the chest while her husband was treated in hospital for a knife wound, police said.

The 17-year-old boys were charged with one count each of murder, attempted murder and entering a dwelling with intent in company.

Mr Saggers approved an application from several media organisations for journalists to remain in the courtroom on Monday.

"It is a matter in which there is significant public interest," he said.

"In my view the interest of the children would not be prejudiced in reporting how a matter progresses through the court

"The public should know how the cases proceed through the court."

Mr Saggers on Monday reminded journalists that they were legally barred from publishing any personally identifying details about the accused juveniles.

The matter will be next heard on February 27 for the police prosecution to provide a partial brief of evidence.

A committal mention for the matter will be heard on March 13.