Queensland

IBM Brisbane building on fire

‘They hand over their identity’ WHAT really happens to a Western recruit when they join the Islamic State? Nothing good. This is how the group gains – and keeps – its followers. Fined $151 for doing the limit IS this the most ridiculous speeding fine ever handed out? When Zac …

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Boards dumped as greyhound crisis deepens

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk receives the Greyhound Industry report from Alan MacSporran. Picture: Jack Tran Source: News Corp Australia PREMIER Annastacia Palaszczuk says the greyhound racing industry may have been dealt a terminal blow following allegations of animal cruelty including live baiting in the industry. Ms Palaszczuk told State Parliament …

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Queensland

Senior judge slams critics of Qld judiciary

Justice Margaret McMurdo has defended the judicial system in Queensland. Picture: Liam Kidston. Source: News Corp Australia THE STATE’S second most senior judge has defended the judiciary, slamming claims it is dysfunctional as unfounded. In a speech to new lawyers during an admissions ceremony today, Court of Appeal President Justice …

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Queensland

Is this the end of greyhound racing?

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk receives the Greyhound Industry report from Alan MacSporran. Picture: Jack Tran Source: News Corp Australia PREMIER Annastacia Palaszczuk says the greyhound racing industry may have been dealt a terminal blow following allegations of animal cruelty including live baiting in the industry. Ms Palaszczuk told State Parliament …

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Queensland

Chinese can’t get enough Aussie grass

CUT ABOVE: Nick Crameri, owner of Nick’s Swiss Italian restaurant in Yungaburra with a Chinese tourist who wanted to try the lawnmower because she has never mowed a lawn. Source: Supplied MOVE over Great Barrier Reef, there’s a new attraction in Queensland offering tourists their “most memorable” experience in the …

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‘Higher cost for those least able to pay’

Hinkler MP Keith Pitt says he will not support the Renewable Energy legislation. Source: News Limited ONE of Tony Abbott’s Queensland backbenchers is planning to break ranks and vote against a government bill that he says will drive up the cost of electricity. In a blow to Mr Abbott’s authority, …

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Winter arrives with a jolt

Steph Barwick rugs up. Source: News Corp Australia THE cool winter chills are early this year with temperatures dipping below average for June. Brisbane got down to a chilly 9.1C overnight and Archerfield recorded 8.1C. Toowoomba plummeted to 1.4Ct. Diana Eadie, from the Bureau of Meteorology, said these temperatures were …

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Southside blaze damages buildings

RUSH HOUR: The stories you need to know today WHAT is wrong with this picture? This photo sparked outrage in China with many people accusing the owner of this dog of being disrespectful. Former premier Joan Kirner dies LATEST: Victoria’s first female premier, Joan Kirner, has died at age 76 …

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Teen charged over attacks on women

RUSH HOUR: The stories you need to know today SHE’S the tattooed, gun-toting, “sexy cousin” of Vladimir, but now Adelina Putin wants to forge a political career of her own. So what do we know about her? ‘It’s the case that paralysed Perth’ THREE young women vanished in one of …

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