Queensland News

Sat 7 Dec 2019

Students ’fall ill’ on trip, eating ‘illegal substance’

premium_icon Students ’fall ill’ on trip, eating ‘illegal substance’

A number of students from a prominent Gold Coast Catholic school are alleged to have become unwell on a school trip this week after eating an illegal substance.

Tragic fasting death of raw vegan guru prompts health call

premium_icon Tragic fasting death of raw vegan guru prompts health call

The shock death of a popular raw food guru Dr Robert Lockhart triggered heartfelt tributes — and a warning about the risks of extreme no-water fasting diets.

Is there anything the boxing ‘Beaver’ can’t do?

premium_icon Is there anything the boxing ‘Beaver’ can’t do?

She’s a boxer, security guard and indigenous youth worker, who could survive in the bush on her own - Brettlyn “Beaver” Neal lives an unconventional life

‘Like hell’: World reacts as Australia burns

‘Like hell’: World reacts as Australia burns

Media outlets around the world have reacted to the bushfires burning across Australia, saying the nation is “choking” as it burns.

CITIZEN’S ARREST: Dramatic scenes on Mackay street

premium_icon CITIZEN’S ARREST: Dramatic scenes on Mackay street

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Two people have been arrested after a dramatic crash. Police say the pair are known offenders.

Teen‘s ‘sadistic laugh’ during housemate stabbing

premium_icon Teen‘s ‘sadistic laugh’ during housemate stabbing

He told his victim “I’ve got you, you c***” and laughed “sadistically” after stabbing him with a paring knife.

'I could hear her screams': Mum killed in horror fire

premium_icon 'I could hear her screams': Mum killed in horror fire

A mother of two has died in a fierce blaze that ripped through a timber home in minutes and forced the evacuation of neighbouring properties in Brisbane’s east.

Hi-tech snoops current laws are powerless to stop

premium_icon Hi-tech snoops current laws are powerless to stop

Whether it’s a drone, infra-red sensors or simply a smartphone, people using technology to pry into the lives of others are about to be put on notice.

Backyard ‘spy’ next door no one can remove

premium_icon Backyard ‘spy’ next door no one can remove

A Brisbane grandmother was left shocked by the blatant placement of her neighbour’s surveillance camera, which is aimed straight at her backyard pool.

Frightening moment that ended teen’s driving test

premium_icon Frightening moment that ended teen’s driving test

A teen has been left shaken and without her Ps after a frightening incident minutes into her driving test.

NAPLAN improvers: Has your school got better or worse?

premium_icon NAPLAN improvers: Has your school got better or worse?

Some Queensland schools have improved their NAPLAN performance by up to 24 per cent in the past five years. SEARCH THE INTERACTIVE TABLE FOR YOUR SCHOOL

‘Like Doomsday movie’: Residents return after bushfire hell

premium_icon ‘Like Doomsday movie’: Residents return after bushfire hell

Descriptions of bushfire devastation in a community as ‘like something out of a Doomsday movie’ as firefighters report ‘it was as bad as it gets’.

Another woman charged as piglet theft probe continues

premium_icon Another woman charged as piglet theft probe continues

ANOTHER person has been charged as an investigation into the theft of piglets from a Pittsworth piggery continues.

Mate’s assault ‘cowardly’ with metal bar to back of head

premium_icon Mate’s assault ‘cowardly’ with metal bar to back of head

‘This young man was his friend … where’s the apology? There has been none.’

How people power could help keep a child rapist in jail

premium_icon How people power could help keep a child rapist in jail

Bruce Morcombe weighs in on why a Queensland community's push is important in changing sentencing outcomes.

Premier signs deal to bring $300m worth of work to factory

premium_icon Premier signs deal to bring $300m worth of work to factory

Mr Saunders said the new agreement would ensure vital rail manufacturing projects would be built by workers in Maryborough for other Queenslanders.

Man avoids jail after stealing fridge, freezer and cash

premium_icon Man avoids jail after stealing fridge, freezer and cash

A 23-YEAR-OLD man thought he’d struck a cool deal with his group of mates, but it ultimately led him to court.

How commuters rort Go Card for half price fares

premium_icon How commuters rort Go Card for half price fares

Dodgy commuters are rorting the Go Card system to pay far less in public transport fares. But for the honest, forgetful commuter, it could be costing a lot more.

Whitsunday shark attack survivor shares recovery journey

premium_icon Whitsunday shark attack survivor shares recovery journey

When Justine Barwick went for a swim in Cid Harbour she had no idea that, within minutes, her life would change.

Gin Gin man dies in fatal crash near Townsville

premium_icon Gin Gin man dies in fatal crash near Townsville

A MAN from Gin Gin has died in a fatal crash near Townsville yesterday.

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