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- Boat to fireball: blaze destroys liners
- 'We won't stop until there's no mosque'
- $20m RiverWalk blow out?
- Newman cuts transport costs
- Putin to face icy G20 reception
Two boats were destroyed and three were badly damaged in a spectacular fire at Yeppoon on Saturday night.
Anti-mosque protestors vow to escalate campaign following ugly clashes on the Sunshine Coast.
Mayor rejects talk RiverWalk will cost extra $20m but concedes it will go over-budget
The state government will cut fares for trains, buses and ferries.
US Treasury Secretary says Putin will face cold G20 welcome.
Brisbane Times National Headlines
- Parliament ministerial wing in lock down, passes to the house restricted
- Palmer refuses to back Lambie's Muslim stance
- Labor demands detail on foreign fighters bill before pledging support
- Treasurer Joe Hockey hails G20 finance ministers' meeting a success
- Climate activists rope in Three Sisters to make their point
- Spy organisation scouring social media for extremist threats
- Desmond Tutu: 'Lay bare the horrors of the past'
- Tweet and destroy: Australian spies track terror threats on social media
- Qantas passenger faces jail after plane forced to divert
- Qantas flight diverted because of drunk, Scotch-stealing passenger
- Breaking the ice with medical fund-raising
- The China syndrome: At the frontline of Australian property revolution
- Clooney, Zeta Jones, Zellweger: World's best plastic surgeons give their verdict
- We are the ones being terrorised, Muslims say
- Passenger ejected from flight over notebook doodles
- Car rego - Drivers caught out after stickers abolished
- Australian Defence Force personnel advised to wear civvies due to terror threats
- Muslims campaign to reclaim IS symbol
- John Kerry praises Australia for military pledge on Iraq
- Aged care: funding cuts will impact on elderly patients
- Australian Crime Commission to launch national bikie crackdown
- Insurance worker has dead-mouse business sewn up
- Terror laws used to hold suspects
- A celebration of life, before the hardest goodbye
- Naked city: Police taskforces are nothing new
- Message in a broken bottle
- Ageing of Australia's scientists creating a void in nation's future research workforce
- Wesfarmers' boss in 'bold' quest to find new growth, but from where?
- Archbishop-elect Anthony Fisher pledges a humbler Catholic Church: 'No excuses, no cover-ups'
- Critically ill asylum seeker held on Manus for week: witness accounts
- Our lake reflections
- Terror raids: The rising fear in Sydney's suburbs
- Superannuation guarantee a matter of trust: experts
- Australian terrorism suspects held under powers introduced by Howard government
- Muslim leaders lash out at Jacqui Lambie and Cory Bernardi
- Field of dreams: Chinese buyer swoops on farm land
- Brisbane terror accused Omar Succarieh under investigation for extortion, brawl
- Public servant's soy milk sojourn
- Global tax reform top of the agenda for G20 finance ministers this weekend
- From business as usual to Parliament House security alert in just one night
- Agriculture leads way with record surge in jobs
- Teenager attempts suicide in detention
- Sydney man arrested in terrorist raids conspired with senior ISIL figure Mohammad Baryalei, court hears
- Terror raids: 800 police, and only two men charged
- Muslim community apprehension after raids leads to 'snap protest'
- Targets of raids believe it is "war on Islam"
- Anglican dean blames Islam for rise of Islamic State
- Timeline: How the Islamic State grew to be a local threat
- Terror plotters betray weakness
- Hillsong Church to come under scrutiny at royal commission into child sex abuse
- Who is Andrew Colvin?
- Live: Anti-terrorism raids across Sydney and Brisbane
- Terrorism raids carried out across Sydney, Brisbane
- Man committed suicide six days after brother's unsuccessful plea for help
- Struggle to rein in Japan's plans for a new 'scientific' whaling program
- Explosive allegations in baby Gammy saga
- Harmonie German Club boots out rebels
- Sharrouf family firm shut over terror funding fears
- Union fears job losses as Telstra takes over Medicare, Centrelink call centres
- 'Breast cancer gene' lawyers launch appeal to High court
- Risky business: China dumps our dirty coal
- Fears grow missing boy William Tyrell may have been abducted from Kendall
- Community councils not ready to commit to light rail
- Jakarta Embassy death: Australia cleared of liability for compensation
- Secret Victorian search powers extended to fight terrorism
- One in five say drunk women partly to blame for rape, survey finds
- Tightening of parole leads to drop in crime figures
- MP Cesar Melhem's future unclear after royal commission slush fund revelations
- The recognition movement must unify or it will fail
- MH17 families denied full compensation by Malaysia Airlines, lawyers say
- Bikies using legal substances in thriving steroid trade
- Assistant Minister David Kempton's luxury junket provided by wind farmer
- Australian flag-change champions aflutter ahead of Scottish independence vote
- Coles, Woolworths in cereal recall over glass fears
- Subsidy for regional air services reinstated after pressure from carriers
- Tech-savvy health fanatics could be sharing their most intimate information
- Is Australia arming 'terrorist' PKK fighters?
- McDonald's to phase out caged eggs
- Police officer charged with multiple driving offences resulting from Geelong crash
- Light-plane crash couple died 'doing what they loved best'
- Threat at home 'will only increase'
- Abbott declares war on the Islamic State 'death cult'
- Mr Fluffy impacts on infrastructure spending
- Australia should be peacemaker in fight with Islamic State: Keysar Trad
- Flood of requests for help follow promises of Australian aid for Kurds
- Victorian drug couriers receiving lightest sentences in Australia
- Poverty shows no respect for age
- Gardens spring to life with wildflowers and edibles
- When a robot takes the wheel, who's in charge?
- Murder suicides by men should get no sympathy: Cleary
- Grand Mufti Ibrahim Abu Mohammad tells young Muslims to avoid 'Sheik YouTube'
- How to protect your workplace against child abuse
- An unlikely union: Kathy Jackson and the controversial shock jock by her side
- Researchers investigate link between post-traumatic stress disorder and Alzheimer’s disease
- Dying gold trader under investigation for alleged $4 million theft
- Australia to oppose renewed Japanese whaling
- Pokies venues can meet childcare demand: lobby group
- Descendants of submariners lost on the AE1 100 years ago Sunday at ceremony in PNG
- TV: Why we are viewing media differently
- Woolworths recalls Homebrand Honey Poppas over fears glass may be in cereal
Speaker Bronwyn Bishop and the President of the Senate Stephen Parry ordered a lock down of the ministerial wing of Parliament House and a ban on unaccompanied passes.
Clive Palmer has distanced his party from incendiary statements on the burqa and sharia law by PUP senator Jacqui Lambie.
Cracks have emerged in the bipartisan political response to the rising terrorist threat, with concern inside Labor at the extent and practicality of enhanced powers the federal government plans to grant security agencies.
Treasurer Joe Hockey says G20 finance ministers are 90 per cent of the way towards meeting a 2 per cent target for additional global growth, with more than 900 policy initiatives agreed to on the weekend that will make the world economy $2 trillion larger over four years.
Australian climate change activists were keen to make their mark on Sunday, even 918 metres above sea level.
Australia's peak intelligence agency is stepping up its analysis of terrorist threats including scouring social media to track extremist propaganda and recruitment efforts.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu has slammed Australia for its treatment of Aborigines and supported calls for a truth and justice commission to lay bare the horrors of the past.
Australia’s peak intelligence agency is stepping up its analysis of terrorist threats including scouring social media to track extremist propaganda and recruitment efforts.
A Qantas passenger who allegedly tried to steal whisky bottles and broke through four sets of plastic handicuffs faces up to two years' jail.
A Sydney-bound Qantas flight has been diverted because of a drunk passenger who allegedly broke through all four sets of plastic handcuffs on the flight after repeated attempts to steal whisky.
A novel challenge has raised much-needed funds for sufferers of motor neurone disease.
Monika Tu sees herself more as a missionary than a real estate agent, writes Shane Green.
When a world-class facial plastic surgeon tells you someone has had "work" you'd better believe it.
A car has been damaged and daubed with offensive comments, threatening letters have been sent and women have been abused in the street.
A Melbourne man was hauled off a Tiger Airways flight by federal police on Saturday after claims he was seen doodling and writing sentences in a notebook satirising the current terrorism threat.
The number of unregistered vehicles detected on ACT roads has gone up in the first 12 months following the ACT Government's decision to scrap registration renewal stickers.
The Abbott government has said it is prepared to extend police powers even further if law enforcement agencies say they are needed. But Labor has cautioned that the Coalition needs to make the case before it backs a boost to police powers.
Hundreds of Muslims have taken part in a social media campaign that aims to reclaim the religious symbol hijacked by ISIS, following calls to ban the display of the symbol in New South Wales.
Addressing the United Nations Security Council, the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, has singled out Australia for thanks for its commitment of forces to combat Islamic State militants in Iraq.
Funding cuts to aged care are hitting the nation's nursing homes hard.
The Australian Crime Commission is preparing to launch a nationwide crackdown on bikies that will target multiple clubs simultaneously in every state and territory.
A dead bull's skull leads insurance worker into a flourishing new business
Counter-terrorism authorities have used for the first time extraordinary, Howard-era powers to hold in secret and without charge three suspects arrested in Thursday's terror raids.
Chicken kebabs, sausages and chops on the barbeque. Purple balloons and crepe streamers that flutter in a raw wind and a doe-eyed dog who tries his luck begging for scraps at a suburban house in Hopper's Crossing.
John Silvester examines the many Victoria Police taskforces into drugs gangs and organised crime and asks 'Are they working?'
Used alcohol and beverage containers and bottle tops litter the countryside. Rewarding people to collect bottles once not only cleaned up the environment but also spurred a lot of community initiatives.
The pioneering Australian IVF and stem cell scientist Alan Trounson has warned of a "catastrophic event" in Australian science unless more is done to support early career scientists and prevent them leaving research in droves.
Patience is a virtue in most walks of life but in investment circles it has its detractors. Will investors give the Wesfarmers chief the time he needs?
Before Gloria Fisher’s son entered the priesthood, he had a few girlfriends. “He certainly did,” she said on Friday. “A couple of broken hearts, actually.”
Asylum seeker Hamid Kehazaei was kept on Manus Island for a week waiting for approval to be medically transferred to Port Moresby despite showing signs of septicaemia that killed him, it has been alleged, as leaked documents reveal a pattern of medical negligence on the island including untreated skin infections, tooth decay and tropical diseases.
Readers are invited to share their photos of Lake Burley Griffin as part of the Our Lake – 50 years photo competition, which runs till the end of October.
Deeply disturbing for Australians is that it appears beheadings, reserved until now for the benighted battlefields of Syria and Iraq, were to be unleashed on the streets of its major cities. But how severe is the threat of terrorist attacks in Australia?
Government and union claims should be treated with scepticism, academics say.
Counter-terrorism authorities have used for the first time extraordinary, Howard-era powers to hold without charge three suspects arrested in Thursday's terror raids.
Muslim leaders say Cory Bernardi and Jacqui Lambie are assisting Islamic State recruit potential terrorists in Australia with their "divisive and inflammatory" statements on burqas and sharia.
The deal was done within 48 hours. The Chinese billionaire had zeroed in on 54 hectares of farmland in Werribee, golden fields of canola in full bloom, just off the Princes Freeway, not far from where the suburban fringe begins.
Terror accused Omar Succarieh investigated over brawl.
Unauthorised absences blamed on dietary requirements.
The world’s most powerful central bank governors and finance ministers gather in Cairns this weekend for a series of highly charged economic meetings - one of their last chances to discuss as a group the problems afflicting the global economy before the all-important G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane in November.
In just one night, the security threat level at the national Parliament went from business as usual to red alert.
Jobs in agriculture have posted the biggest annual gain on record, according to an Commsec analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics employment data.
Souri boarded a boat in Indonesia with six of her family members in August last year. Last week she jumped from the second floor of Darwin detention center.
A 22-year-old south-west Sydney man arrested during the anti-terrorism raids allegedly conspired to commit a "horrifying" terrorist act with a man believed to be the most senior Australian ISIL leader, court documents and Commonwealth prosecutors have revealed.
The morning began with one awkward, spotty-faced youth and 800 police.
Claims of heavy handed tactics and double standards have been made by Muslim groups after terror raids as tensions mount ahead of protest rally.
Hours after police raided their family homes in the early hours of Thursday, two close friends sat smoking in their car with nowhere to go.
The Anglican Dean of Sydney, Phillip Jensen, has described Islam as "false" and attacked the religion for the rise of Islamic State.
The emergence of the Islamic State in Iraq has escalated quickly into an international crisis.
This alleged plot is a sign of weakness by those who would do Australians harm, not strength.
The popular Hillsong Church will come under the scrutiny of the child sexual abuse royal commission when it examines Australia's pentecostal institutions at its next public hearing in October.
Just a fortnight into the job, acting AFP commissioner Andrew Colvin is now the face of Australia's domestic fight against terror.
Hundreds of police have carried out pre-dawn raids across Sydney in the nation's biggest counter-terrorism operation. Fairfax Media understands police will allege planning had begun to kidnap a random person from the streets of Sydney's CBD, behead them and drape them in the Islamic State flag. Follow all the latest news as it develops.
Police are carrying out counter-terrorism raids across western Sydney and Brisbane's south, the largest of their kind in Australian history.
Peter Zovak's brother begged ACT mental health to get help for his severely depressed, hallucinating, despondent sibling six days before he eventually took his life.
International dispute developing at International Whaling Commission meeting to mesh landmark court ruling with future permits.
There was a frenzied scramble to offload baby Gammy when he was born, including offering him to a Victorian couple to suggesting he should be abandoned on the steps of a temple.
Harmonie German Club committee members resign amid uproar at meeting.
A Lakemba money transfer business owned by the sister and brother-in-law of convicted Sydney terrorist Khaled Sharrouf has been suspended amid concerns it was sending millions of dollars to the Middle East to finance terrorism.
Telstra will start taking over Centrelink and Medicare call centre services from the federal government in six weeks as the CPSU warns of job cuts.
Cancer advocates are taking "the breast cancer gene" case to the High Court in a last-ditch effort to overturn a controversial decision by the Federal Court.
Hunger for Australian coal helped power the nation through the global financial crisis. That appetite ended on Tuesday. Brian Robins and Peter Ker report
Police have widened their search for a three-year-old boy missing on the NSW mid-north coast to any unknown people who may have come into the tiny town of Kendall.
Community Councils want to see details on light rail plan.
Security guard crushed by motorised security gate not Commonwealth's responsibility.
Victorian police could be able to remotely add, delete and copy data in a computer if they think it could prevent a terrorist act.
A VicHealth survey of violence against women has produced some alarming findings.
The Victorian Adult Parole Board has conceded that 60 criminals released on parole were convicted for 97 serious violent or sexual offences in the year to June 2014.
Victorian Labor MP faces an uncertain political future with Labor leader refusing to fully back the embattled MP over his handling of union slush fund.
This week the Australian government is being run from a make-shift bush camp on the Gove Peninsula in Arnhem Land, a region known as Yolngu.
Exclusive: Bereaved families grieving from the loss of their loved ones on flight MH17 are being denied the compensation they are owed by Malaysia Airlines.
A thriving bikie steroid trade has been uncovered during a national investigation into links between legal chemical businesses and the manufacture of illicit drugs.
A Queensland assistant minister did not declare hospitality at a proposed luxury resort site owned by a wind farm developer despite spruiking the wind farm, defending its developers and officiating at the resort’s opening.
Flag change campaigner Fred Rieben is hoping a break-away Scotland could alter not only the Union Jack but Australians' attitudes towards their own banner.
Australia's two biggest supermarkets have issued an urgent recall of their homebrand cereals because they may contain pieces of glass.
The Abbott government has finally reinstated a subsidy scheme for airlines flying on minor regional routes following pressure from carriers such as Regional Express.
People using smartphone apps and wearable technology to track their health and fitness, weight loss or bodily functions could be unwittingly handing over some of their most private information to third parties.
A group Australia first designated as a terrorist organisation in December 2005 - the PKK or the Kurdistan Workers Party - is working directly with the Kurdish Peshmerga✓ forces that Australia and other Western nations are arming in northern Iraq in the fight against Islamic State.
McDonald's has vowed to take caged eggs off the menu within three years, following sustained pressure from animal rights activists.
A male police officer has been charged with several driving offences, including driving while on drugs.
A Victorian couple involved in a light-plane crash in mid-west NSW died ‘‘doing what they loved best’’.
Australia's decision to send 600 troops to the Middle East will increase the terror threat at home, according to a Melbourne University terrorism researcher.
Two hundred elite special forces soldiers could be on the ground in Iraq within days after the Abbott government agreed to a US request to provide planes and 600 personnel to the region as part of a multinational strike force against Islamic terrorists rampaging through Iraq and Syria.
Business community says there is no need to delay the convention centre and other major infrastructure projects.
An Islamic leader has expressed disapproval of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's decision to send Australian troops to join a multinational fight against Islamic State.
As Islamic State militants continue to wage their campaign of terror throughout northern Iraq and Syria, support for an international coalition including Australia designed to back local Kurdish fighters remains solid.
Victorian drug mules are receiving the lightest prison sentences in the country and those being handed down in all states are dramatically below the maximum, sparking criticism from one of Victoria's most senior judges.
For the past four years, Wendy has been living in a double garage. In one corner, the owners have built a bathroom the size of a walk-in-robe, squeezing in a shower, tub and toilet.
Sydney's gardens will be flowery and colourful affairs this spring, trending away from green-on-green designs and a laissez-faire approach, green-thumbed experts say.
Should robotic cars be programmed to protect their owners, even if doing so means killing innocent people? The question as to whom a robot owes its allegiances may not seem a pressing one - but that's largely because we regard no-hands parking as a novelty, and not the beginning our cars taking over, and making life and death decisions.
Men who murder their children and families, before killing themselves, should not receive society's sympathy but its condemnation, says a former independent MP and anti-violence campaigner.
The spiritual leader of Muslims in Australia has warned young people not to trust "Sheik Google and Sheik YouTube".
As the Royal Commission into Child Abuse has highlighted with heartbreaking repetition, once a perpetrator finds a way into an institution, the damage can be catastrophic.
He is the controversial shock jock whose latest return to the radio was cut short after he labelled the prophet Muhammad a paedophile.
When Soviet troops marched into Hungary in November 1956, Bill Rowe was in Wagga Wagga. "I was crapping myself because I really didn't want to go [to war]," he recalls of his 17-year-old self.
A notorious fraudster is under investigation by police and corporate liquidators over the disappearance of 100 kilograms of pure gold worth more than $4 million.
The federal government says it sees no legal way for Japan again to kill whales in the Antarctic, as the Asian power seeks backing for more scientific whaling.
More than 1000 licensed clubs can fill the childcare shortfall by opening childcare centres on their premises in exchange for tax breaks on gambling profits, the poker machine lobby says.
Descendants were to lay 35 crosses donated by the Australian War Memorial with messages written by Australian school children at a ceremony to the crew of the World War One submarine AE1 which was lost at sea 100 years ago today (14 Sept) off Papua New Guinea.
A day in the life of Australia's online and media use.
Woolworths has issued an urgent recall of one of its breakfast cereals over fears a batch may contain pieces of glass.
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