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Nervous wait for candidates as storms build in the west

Voters have turned out to cast their vote in the 2020 Queensland state election as politicians wait for their fates to be decided.

  • by Lucy Stone

Why the Queensland election matters beyond the state's borders

While the return of the democracy sausage adds a sense of the familiar, the pandemic has radically reshaped this election.

  • by Danielle Cronin, Matt Dennien, Toby Crockford and Lydia Lynch

'Very dangerous' thunderstorms roll across south-east Queensland

Another stormy afternoon predicted for Brisbane.

The weather bureau has issued several warnings for storms and large hailstones on Saturday afternoon.

  • by Lucy Stone

Tourism and business leaders blast Qld decision to keep Sydney on outer

Tourism and business leaders blast Qld decision to keep Sydney on outer

Friday's decision to reopen the state's borders to everyone in NSW except those in Sydney sparked immediate outcry from the beleaguered business sector.

  • by Matt Dennien

'Wild weather' on the way as south-east Queenslanders urged to vote early

'Wild weather' on the way as south-east Queenslanders urged to vote early

Thunderstorms with possible hail are predicted on Saturday afternoon as voters decide who will be Queensland's next premier.

  • by Lucy Stone

Invasive airport searches a stark reminder of limits on rights when overseas

A surveillance image, obtained by Doah News,  shows officials holding an allegedly abandoned baby at Hamad International Airport.

Qatar's "offensive" response to the discovery of an abandoned baby left female passengers traumatised, and the nation's reputation in tatters.

  • by Deborah Snow

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Bruce Springsteen at Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration, a leader who spoke to the America he pictured in his music; Springsteen
campaigning for
Hillary Clinton in 2016.

'There's only so much time left': Springsteen on life, love and voting out Trump

Now in his 70s, Bruce Springsteen has been defining the American dream for five decades. In recent times, the working-class boy from Jersey has also been fighting for it.

  • by David Leser
A North Queensland Cowboys player who was involved in a toilet tryst with a woman is the subject of an NRL integrity unit complaint.

Sex, drugs and cover-up: NRL sits on explosive complaint

The NRL integrity unit has been accused of turning a blind eye to an extraordinary complaint involving a star player’s alleged toilet tryst.

  • by Kate McClymont
Powerful earthquake hits Turkey and Greece

Powerful earthquake hits Turkey and Greece

The earthquake toppled buildings and set off huge waves that slammed into coastal areas and islands, flooding streets.

President Donald Trump vows to add another 13 rallies to his schedule in the next three days.

Trump launches rally blitz as US braces for election unrest

Businesses in some of America's biggest cities are boarding up their shopfronts in anticipation of potential damage on election day.

  • by Matthew Knott
Sincerity the surprising lesson from Sammy J's lockdown

Sincerity the surprising lesson from Sammy J's lockdown

Doing hours of live radio through the pandemic has meant casting aside the usual role of the comedian.

  • by Sammy J
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QUEENSLAND DECIDES

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington faced the voters' verdict.

Ask a Reporter: Today, you will answer the biggest Queensland election question of them all

Who will lead Queensland for the next four years? Well, that's up to you. We look forward to your answer.

  • by Cameron Atfield
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington.

Your guide to the biggest Queensland election promises, at a glance

Don't follow politics? Here is a quick guide to the parties' policies ahead of the October 31 poll.

  • by Lydia Lynch

Queensland

No remains found in search for missing Brisbane toddler
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Courts

No remains found in search for missing Brisbane toddler

Forensic officers had used ground-penetrating radar to comb the space under the old housing commission home in Inala where Peter John Enright once lived.

  • by Matt Dennien
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Fire

Gas leak 'most likely' behind Fortitude Valley blaze

Firefighters are responding to a fire in Fortitude Valley.

No injuries were reported after a large fire broke out on the second floor of a building in Brunswick Street Mall early on Friday.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia and Lucy Stone

Residents told to get tested after COVID found in Brisbane bayside waste

Residents told to get tested after COVID found in Brisbane bayside waste

It follows another positive test result in Ipswich's Carole Park earlier this week.

  • by Lucy Stone

Queensland minister reveals conflict over brother's role

Queensland minister reveals conflict over brother's role

ALP MP Stirling Hinchliffe has admitted to a conflict of interest but is facing questions over his refusal to act over a controversy involving a far north Queensland council and the insurance company his brother runs.

  • by Mark Solomons

Report calls for SEQ road closures on Sundays to encourage cycling

Report calls for SEQ road closures on Sundays to encourage cycling

SEQ councils should close some roads to encourage cyclists to ride safety without fear of cars: report.

  • by Tony Moore

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Politics

Indigenous Australians Minister Ken Wyatt.

'Ad hoc': Wyatt to review call for major overhaul of Indigenous funding

The Productivity Commission found there was little evidence of the effectiveness of $35b in annual funding across Indigenous health, education and welfare, and he called for a guide to assess whether money had been well spent.

  • by Rob Harris

Business

'AMP destroyed me': Former planners demand inquiry

'AMP destroyed me': Former planners demand inquiry

Politicians from both sides of the aisle have condemned AMP's treatment of its planners. Now one has spoken out to demand an inquiry.

  • by Charlotte Grieve

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Take a tour of the finished homes for sale on The Block 2020

Take a tour of the finished homes for sale on The Block 2020

As the auctions loom, find out if the couples have nailed the brief for buyers and what the show's executive producer Julian Cress thinks of each house.

  • by Jemimah Clegg
Everything you need to know to start a successful urban garden

Everything you need to know to start a successful urban garden

If you’re thinking about training vines, greening walls or making shade with edible or ornamental plants, there are a few factors to consider.

  • by Byron Smith
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Sport

Dave Rennie

From anthems to boomerangs, Rennie is all in with Wallabies

The second Kiwi to coach Australia is a details man, and how his side responded to the haka wasn’t something he would leave to chance.

  • by Tom Decent
Steve Smith won't play in the BBL this season.

'No chance' of playing BBL, says bubble-weary Smith

Steve Smith has ruled out participating in the BBL this season, saying that continuing to play in bio-secure bubbles will take a toll on his mental health.

Learning to walk again: How Vukovic overcame horror injury and COVID-19

Learning to walk again: How Vukovic overcame horror injury and COVID-19

At 34, Danny Vukovic thought he might never play again after rupturing his achilles. Now, he's overcome injury and COVID-19 to captain Belgian champions Genk.

  • by Dominic Bossi
An Aussie fan waves the flag

'Wake-up call': Should Australia's cricketers take the knee?

Michael Holding is adamant Australia's men should, but Josh Lalor is not so sure. Mel Jones says it's the discussion around the topic that matters most.

  • by Andrew Wu
Brad Fittler.

Inside the mad genius that is NSW Origin coach Brad Fittler

There's a misconception that Fittler is off with the fairies. But the attention to detail of the NSW coach paints a different picture.

  • by Michael Chammas
Hooper, Pocock and the gay rugby community applaud Palmer's 'powerful' column

Hooper, Pocock and the gay rugby community applaud Palmer's 'powerful' column

Prominent voices in the Australian rugby community have joined Wallabies captain Michael Hooper in applauding Dan Palmer.

  • by Sam Phillips
Ravaillion and Treloar content with Queensland netball comeback

Ravaillion and Treloar content with Queensland netball comeback

Kim Ravillion didn't know if she'd be able to come back to netball after giving birth, saying her decision to live away from partner Adam Treloar was difficult.

  • by Anthony Colangelo
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