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‘Gotta go open a police station’: Premier pulls plug on quota questions

‘Gotta go open a police station’: Premier pulls plug on quota questions

Annastacia Palaszczuk has called an abrupt end to a press conference amid questions on the state COVID response and her party’s rules on the representation of women in state parliament.

  • by Matt Dennien

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Queensland COVID modelling ‘just a couple of charts’ says premier

Queensland COVID modelling ‘just a couple of charts’ says premier

Queensland’s hospital system is straining under the weight of the third COVID-19 wave, as the health minister asks people to take “sensible precautions” to avoid illness.

  • by Stuart Layt
Queensland cracks automotive milestone – 10,000 electric vehicles

Queensland cracks automotive milestone – 10,000 electric vehicles

The milestone was reached just weeks after a $3000 rebate scheme opened, and it followed a doubling of registered electric vehicles in just one year.

  • by Matt Dennien
Star probe to call witnesses on whether issues drifted ‘over the border’

Star probe to call witnesses on whether issues drifted ‘over the border’

An inquiry into the casino giant’s two Queensland sites will host days of public appearances, after an initial hearing was told regulators had already been tapped for details from an ongoing probe into exclusion processes and money laundering.

  • by Matt Dennien
Lawyers flag support for offensive language law rethink amid broader reforms

Lawyers flag support for offensive language law rethink amid broader reforms

A Queensland inquiry is considering reforms to laws banning begging, public urination and public intoxication. Many hope it goes further.

  • by Matt Dennien
Premier not concerned about COVID spread from State of Origin

Premier not concerned about COVID spread from State of Origin

The Premier has dismissed concerns the State of Origin decider on Wednesday night will be a super-spreader event, as case numbers continue to climb.

  • by Stuart Layt
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Revamp of ineffective social housing list could lift building pipeline

Revamp of ineffective social housing list could lift building pipeline

The Queensland government will review its ballooning social housing register to prioritise support and potentially boost its planned construction pipeline.

  • by Matt Dennien
Casino boss concedes some issues heard by NSW probe ‘would apply’ in Qld

Casino boss concedes some issues heard by NSW probe ‘would apply’ in Qld

The interim head of Star Entertainment has also told a parliamentary committee the company had not been fined for regulatory breaches in the past five years, as an inquiry into its state operations readies to begin.

  • by Matt Dennien
COVID spreads through cruise ship docked in Brisbane

COVID spreads through cruise ship docked in Brisbane

The outbreak aboard the Coral Princess comes as COVID hospitalisations in Queensland continue to rise.

  • by Stuart Layt
Hands-off approach continues as Qld COVID-19 hospitalisations climb

Hands-off approach continues as Qld COVID-19 hospitalisations climb

Queensland’s COVID-19 hospitalisations are still climbing as the third omicron wave makes itself felt, but authorities are staying the course on not introducing mask or vaccine mandates.

  • by Stuart Layt
30% spike in station skips across rail network amid floods, COVID

30% spike in station skips across rail network amid floods, COVID

The percentage of Queensland Rail’s Citytrain services meeting on-time running figures has also dropped below target levels since January, department data shows.

  • by Matt Dennien