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‘A bit of a stunt’: Queensland repeats vow to dodge NSW hotel bill

‘A bit of a stunt’: Queensland repeats vow to dodge NSW hotel bill

“If you are a horse, or a dog, or a cow, then the Commonwealth government is responsible for your quarantine but if you are a person, all of a sudden they say that is up to the states,” Qld Deputy Premier says.

  • by Lydia Lynch and Mary Ward

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Police given power to conduct random body scans on the Gold Coast

Police given power to conduct random body scans on the Gold Coast

Police will not need “a reasonable suspicion” that a person is carrying a knife or doing anything wrong in order to scan them.

  • by Lydia Lynch
Murdered women begged to be protected under the law – they still died

Murdered women begged to be protected under the law – they still died

The LNP says perpetrators are breaching domestic violence orders with “no consequences”.

  • by Lydia Lynch
Queensland to remove all interstate border restrictions this weekend

Queensland to remove all interstate border restrictions this weekend

Queensland has recorded its 49th consecutive day without a locally acquired case of COVID-19 as the state prepares to lift its border restrictions for Melbourne.

  • by Lydia Lynch
Lord mayor says Olympics are Brisbane’s ‘best opportunity in generations’

Lord mayor says Olympics are Brisbane’s ‘best opportunity in generations’

With the Queensland capital confirmed to be the IOC’s preferred bidder for the 2032 Games, lord mayor says, “We can’t let this go to waste”.

  • by Lydia Lynch
Travel bubble with Pacific Islands ‘critical’ as millions of berries rot

Travel bubble with Pacific Islands ‘critical’ as millions of berries rot

An LNP backbencher said the state and federal governments needed to figure out how to bring seasonal workers into the state without the need to quarantine.

  • by Lydia Lynch
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Crossbench MPs to get extra staffer to hold government to account

Crossbench MPs to get extra staffer to hold government to account

Several new political staffers will be hired by Queensland crossbenchers at taxpayer expense after an independent ruling.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Queensland euthanasia laws may not be ready by May deadline

Queensland euthanasia laws may not be ready by May deadline

Queensland Law Reform Commission chair Justice Peter Applegarth has warned of more delays for the state’s voluntary assisted dying laws.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Former PM Kevin Rudd seeks ruling on Labor’s developer donation ban

Former PM Kevin Rudd seeks ruling on Labor’s developer donation ban

Queensland Labor’s ban on political donations from property developers has caught out the LNP in the past but now former Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has sought a ruling.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
‘We are not paying that bill’: Queensland holds PM to ransom for quarantine hub

‘We are not paying that bill’: Queensland holds PM to ransom for quarantine hub

Queensland will refuse to cough up $30 million it owes NSW until the federal government approves a quarantine mega-hub near Toowoomba.

  • by Lydia Lynch
‘Ladies are being strangled by kids’: Katter urges law overhaul now

‘Ladies are being strangled by kids’: Katter urges law overhaul now

Angry residents of north Queensland want the Parliament to abandon its usual scrutiny processes and fast-track proposed youth justice laws, MP says.

  • by Lydia Lynch