Sydney's Camden tennis centre has gone under four times in four months and it's entirely possible it could happen again before the year is out.Scientists say there's a decent chance two major drivers of Australia's climate could coincide later this year and cause more east coast flooding.
A two-time prison escapee who confessed to a bank robbery during which a police officer was shot more than two decades ago now says he could not be responsible as he was in custody.But a prosecutor says if Shane O'Reilly Ryan is found to have been at a correctional centre on March 24, 1999, the Crown's case would be that he "found a way to escape from that prison, commit the robbery and get back inside that prison".
Three Queensland lobbyists will be barred from contacting cabinet ministers as Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk seeks to make her government "the most transparent" in the country.Ms Palaszczuk announced the move on Monday after the Coaldrake report last week raised serious concerns about lobbyists accessing and influencing her government.
Some people would nearly have a heart attack if they came across a funnel web, but Australia's most feared spider may hold the key to treating one.Queensland researchers will next year start human trials on a drug, containing a molecule from funnel web venom, which could prevent cell damage caused by heart attacks.
A major breakthrough has been made in the understanding of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, which may lead to more treatments for sufferers.More than 100,000 Australians live with IBD, a chronic condition with two main subtypes, Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis.
A Queensland anti-drink driving advocate is calling on her mayor to quit after she crashed a council car while allegedly under the influence.Redland Mayor Karen Williams has taken unpaid leave as she prepares to face drink driving charges in court next month.
Queensland miners will snub the state government's launch of its industry plan after a hike in coal taxes, while environmental groups plan to attend in protest.Miners have been paying more royalties on each tonne of coal sold for more than $175 since the start of the new financial year on Friday.
A Queensland council mayor will look to take unpaid leave after she was allegedly caught behind the wheel more than three times over the legal blood alcohol limit.Redlands Mayor Karen Williams is due in court next month to face the drink driving charges but will seek unpaid leave from council on Monday.
A Queensland mayor and campaigner against drink-driving has a court date looming after allegedly returning a blood alcohol test of more than three times the legal limit.Redlands Mayor Karen Williams admitted crashing her vehicle into a tree east of Brisbane after a work function on June 23.
A Queensland mum was able to hold her baby girl before she passed away from birthing complications. Read more.
Years after handing himself in to police with a loaded shotgun down his pants Clayton David Backman was handcuffed, shackled and flanked by security while being sentenced for the shooting death of a father.Backman - who admitted the manslaughter of Les Brooks, shooting another man during a home invasion and seriously assaulting corrective services officers - has been behind bars since his surrender in 2016.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says she still loves her job and intends to lead Labor to another election following the release of a damning integrity review.Professor Peter Coaldrake's landmark report into the public service, released on Tuesday, outlined a tolerance of bullying and a reluctance to deviate from the perceived official government line.
A major review has called for Queensland to adopt affirmative consent laws to better deliver justice to victims and survivors of sexual assault.The final report of the Women's Safety and Justice Taskforce makes 188 recommendations to improve the way the state's criminal justice system handles those impacted by abuse and violence.
Queensland's crime and corruption watchdog has a new boss with Bruce Barbour permanently appointed as chairman of the Crime and Corruption Commission.The former NSW ombudsman has been interim head of the CCC since January after the resignation of Alan MacSporran.
Covid-19, housing shortages, rental price hikes and inflated produce prices have had a huge impact on the industry. Find out what was said.
A fresh probe into the Star group's Queensland workings is destined to fall short without more far reaching powers, the opposition says.The probe will have the full power of a commission of inquiry and seek to determine if gamblers excluded by police in NSW were encouraged to attend casinos over the border.
The mass release of balloons will soon be a thing of the past in Queensland and Western Australia, while the days could be numbered for takeaway coffee cups as both states move ahead with bans on plastics.Queensland will banish polystyrene packing 'peanuts', plastic-stemmed cotton buds and microbeads from September 2023 under a five-year plan.
Australia's bushfire season is a month longer than it was 40 years ago, and extreme fire weather days are up by more than 50 per cent, a new study has found.Scientists from the CSIRO have contributed to a new global analysis of how climate change has influenced fire weather and activity from 1979 to 2019.
A coroner has found family members are covering up the events surrounding the death of a baby boy in northern Queensland nearly a decade ago.Coroner Nerida Wilson found James Daniel Tabuai died from being slammed or thrown against a wall or floor on February 1, 2013, just days before he turned seven months old.
Frustrated shoppers are calling out the major supermarkets after they were met with bare shelves yet again.
Dragged more than 300m in a horror carjacking, a woman hit her head so hard that her hair was embedded in the kerb.By the time an unlicensed teenager had crashed the car and left her still hanging out of the vehicle, the woman had suffered potentially fatal third degree friction burns to her body.
A 23-year-old woman is speaking out after she was denied entry to a Brisbane nightclub due to her culturally significant facial tattoo.
Aussies have been put alert for heavy downpours with a coastal trough set to drench the east coast in a week-long event from tomorrow. Find out more here.
A fresh probe into the Star Group's Queensland operations will examine whether people excluded by NSW police were actively encouraged to attend casinos over the border.The Queensland review will have the full power of a commission of enquiry, terms of reference released on Thursday say.