Queensland

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Magistrate grants girl bail amid concern she would join dozens of children held in adult watch houses for weeks
Eoin Mac Giolla Ri in a separate case last month said children could be exposed to ‘drunk, abusive, psychotic’ detainees

Eden Gillespie

07, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Tropical Queensland’s spotted-tail quoll facing extinction
Rapid decline stumps researchers, who theorise traffic collisions, climate crisis, cane toads and inbreeding could play a role

Donna Lu Science writer

07, Feb, 2023 @3:00 AM

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LNP blocks Gerard Rennick recruits as party seeks to ‘keep out the cookers’
Liberal National party increasingly alert to attempts by the rightwing fringe to build influence since May’s federal election

Ben Smee

04, Feb, 2023 @7:00 PM

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‘Our fate rests on efforts like this’: the family restoring precious rainforest to its former glory
The mass clearing of Queensland tropics in the 20th century – and the force of cyclones – won’t deter an attempt to regenerate ancient growth

Penny van Oosterzee

04, Feb, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Queensland’s draconian approach to youth justice sets kids up to fail | Ben Smee
Tightened bail laws have led to a spike in children being imprisoned – the long-term damage caused by short-term, vote-chasing politics

Ben Smee

03, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Coles and Woolworths ordered to dump more than 5,200 tonnes of soft plastic into landfill – as it happened
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Jordyn Beazley (now) and Natasha May (earlier)

03, Feb, 2023 @7:18 AM

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Gun import tariffs suggested as Queensland pushes for firearms registry at national cabinet
Federal police union says new register could be funded through criminal seizures or new weapon tax

Adeshola Ore

02, Feb, 2023 @8:27 AM

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Brisbane council to review prime pub leases after penalty rates controversy
Mantle Group says it will seek to overturn Fair Work Commission findings over payments to casuals

Eden Gillespie

02, Feb, 2023 @7:39 AM

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Voice working group says Dutton committed to ‘further talks’ – as it happened
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Emily Wind and Natasha May and Martin Farrer (earlier)

02, Feb, 2023 @7:37 AM

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Summer pause: cold weather forecast for south-east Australia to bring snow across Alps
Sharp temperature drops expected in SA, Victoria, NSW and Tasmania on Friday while north-east faces heatwave conditions

Mostafa Rachwani

02, Feb, 2023 @5:34 AM

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‘Rather die in jail than a nursing home’: climate activists show stiff resolve as they face Queensland court
Group who allegedly disrupted parliament are mainly grey-haired activists who worry more about grandchildren’s future than going to prison

Joe Hinchliffe

01, Feb, 2023 @8:07 AM

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Head of Queensland police taskforce says ‘keeping children in detention’ not the solution
George Marchesini says new group will focus on preventing youth offending and work to address underlying complex factors

Eden Gillespie

01, Feb, 2023 @7:38 AM

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