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‘No excuses’: Mayor faces sacking calls for crash after ‘several’ wines

‘No excuses’: Mayor faces sacking calls for crash after ‘several’ wines

Redlands mayor Karen Williams, who has been pushing for harsher penalties for a drunk teenage driver, is now facing heat over her own actions after handing down the council budget.

  • by Matt Dennien

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‘The next big project’ after Cross River Rail: Is it time to dust off the Brisbane Subway?

‘The next big project’ after Cross River Rail: Is it time to dust off the Brisbane Subway?

It was meant to be the next big thing after Cross River Rail, but the planned east-west Brisbane Subway has been largely forgotten. Until now.

  • by Cameron Atfield
Brisbane LNP candidate still being investigated for electoral fraud

Brisbane LNP candidate still being investigated for electoral fraud

A month after the federal election, the LNP’s candidate in Lilley continues face scrutiny from the Australian Federal Police.

  • by Tony Moore
Proposed Straddie art gallery will be late and cost twice as much

Proposed Straddie art gallery will be late and cost twice as much

As a major report calls for tourists to be given more reason to visit North Stradbroke Island, one possible drawcard is still years away.

  • by Tony Moore
Queensland increases coal royalties, insists no promise is broken

Queensland increases coal royalties, insists no promise is broken

Coal companies will bear the brunt of Queensland’s revenue increases, with a sliding royalties scale to help fund the state’s huge health and infrastructure spend.

  • by Cameron Atfield
CCC probe renews Queensland royal commission calls

CCC probe renews Queensland royal commission calls

The Queensland opposition has seized on Crime and Corruption Commission concerns about “disproportionate” access for lobbyists, ramping its calls for a royal commission into the Palaszczuk government’s decision-making processes.

  • by Cameron Atfield
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Looking for peace in paradise when mining no longer pays the bills

Looking for peace in paradise when mining no longer pays the bills

For the first time, the Queensland government has earnt no money from sand mining on Straddie. Native title is also changing the landscape, so where does that leave the community?

  • by Tony Moore
Fine hike to hit disadvantaged Queenslanders hard

Fine hike to hit disadvantaged Queenslanders hard

Queensland is about to become the most expensive state for rule-breaking motorists - but the government has defended efforts to lower the road toll.

  • by Cameron Atfield
Urgent native title mediation over $1.4b Toondah Harbour project

Urgent native title mediation over $1.4b Toondah Harbour project

Developers have for a decade planned a large marina and residential complex at Cleveland, but questions around native title are yet to be answered.

  • by Tony Moore
Queen’s Wharf casino can open even if inquiry sinks Star, says attorney-general

Queen’s Wharf casino can open even if inquiry sinks Star, says attorney-general

Shannon Fentiman says even if a Queensland inquiry finds Star Entertainment unsuitable to hold a licence, “there are things we can put in place” to ensure the Queen’s Wharf casino can open mid-2023.

  • by Cameron Atfield
Pledge to shatter ‘skin cancer capital’ reputation by shading city’s playgrounds

Pledge to shatter ‘skin cancer capital’ reputation by shading city’s playgrounds

Brisbane’s reputation as the skin cancer capital of the world is being shaken by a Brisbane City Council pledge to cover the remaining 150 Brisbane playgrounds with cloth or trees within three years.

  • by Tony Moore