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State funeral offered for Lady Flo Bjelke-Petersen

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 18:53

The Prime Minister and Queensland Premier offer the Bjelke-Petersen family a commonwealth state funeral or memorial service for former senator Lady Flo, who died yesterday aged 97.

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No jail for 'careless' driver who hit and killed model

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 18:25

The father of young Queensland woman Yasmin McAllister, who was knocked down as she crossed the road earlier this year, describes the driver's suspended sentence as "absolutely inadequate".

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Paul Kelly shares recipe for success and origins of 'Gravy Day'

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 16:17

It's been 21 years since Paul Kelly narrated the story of prisoner Joe and his longing to be with family on Christmas Day.

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North Queensland community on alert to exploitation of Pacific Islanders under Seasonal Worker Program

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 14:55

The Federal Government-run Seasonal Worker Program continues to enjoy support from farmer and Pacific Island nations despite some rogue operators tarnishing the reputation of the scheme.

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Joh and Flo: Why Queensland's former first couple still stir such strong emotions

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 14:05

The death of Lady Flo Bjelke-Petersen prompts a mixture of tributes and tirades, as memories are reignited of the highly controversial Queensland political regime of her husband Sir Joh.

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The brain in 2017: Stunning images from Australian neuroscientists

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 13:04

Take a look at some of the amazing neuroscience images out of the Queensland Brain Institute this year.

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Heat defy Stoinis-led Stars for BBL victory

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 08:06

The Brisbane Heat prove they can be a formidable opponent without Chris Lynn after weathering a Marcus Stoinis storm to prevail by 15 runs in their Big Bash League opener against the Melbourne Stars at the Gabba.

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Wife charged with husband's murder at Brisbane home

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 06:57

A woman is charged with the stabbing murder of her husband, while their four-year-old son was in the house, following a domestic dispute in Brisbane's west.

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Stalled Alpha coal mine venture could be preparing for fire sale, analysts say

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 06:36

There is speculation that the stalled Gina Rinehart-backed Alpha coal mine project in the Galilee Basin could be progressing, after the company lobbyist met with key opposition politicians during the Queensland election campaign, sparking predictions of an impending fire sale.

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Barefoot Santa's 18 years of joy against the odds

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 06:30

For hours a week, 10 weeks before Christmas, he stands barefoot dressed in Santa garb madly waving at passing motorists on one of the busiest highways in the country.

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Wombinoo Station owner vows to defend land clearing allegations

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 21:55

The owner of a North Queensland station accused of unauthorised land clearing vows to "strenuously" defend himself, saying it was difficult to interpret where he was permitted to clear.

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How to make Lady Flo's pumpkin scones

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 19:58

Lady Florence Bjelke-Petersen was a matriarch of conservative politics in Queensland, and also the woman who made pumpkin scones a morning tea time favourite.

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Lady Flo Bjelke-Petersen has died, aged 97

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 19:10
The wife of Queensland's most controversial premier, Joh Bjelke-Petersen, has died.
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Lady Florence Bjelke-Petersen dies at 97

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 18:20

The former Nationals senator and wife of Queensland's most controversial premier dies in a Kingaroy nursing home surrounded by family, after a short period of illness.

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Oldest Queenslander Phyllis Lee dies at 110

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 15:58

Queensland's oldest person Phyllis Lee, whose life story took in two world wars, the Great Depression, the introduction of television and the marvel of refrigeration, has died at the age of 110.

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Swim between the flags — the surf life saving drones are watching

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 15:01

Surf Life Savers on Queensland's Sunshine Coast are trialling an offshore drone this summer to spot hazards like rips, sharks and swimmers bathing outside the flags.

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David Littleproud appointment a 'one-finger salute' to SA

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 14:32

SA Premier Jay Weatherill takes issue with the appointment of first-term Nationals MP David Littleproud as the new Water Resources Minister, describing it as a "one-finger salute" to the lower end of the basin.

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Brisbane father sentenced to life for killing daughter

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 14:19

A 55-year-old Brisbane father is sentenced to life in prison for murdering his six-year-old daughter as she slept in their Kedron home in 2015.

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'I have nothing': Grieving family pleads for more testing of elderly drivers

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:42

The family of a young man who was killed by an elderly driver calls for political courage to restrict older drivers before more lives are lost.

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Gold Coast sand not good enough for beach volleyball

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:41

The Gold Coast's beaches may be regarded as some of the world's best but sand will have to be imported for the upcoming Commonwealth Games as the local sand is too fine.

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