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Chocolate war gets messy

Giving it back … Logan City councillor Hajnal Black yells at those demonstrating against Max Brenner yesterday. Photo: Michelle Smith PEOPLE brave enough to venture out into the wet at Brisbane’s South Bank yesterday found themselves caught in the crossfire of very abusive protesters. What started out as a protest against chocolate store Max Brenner […]

Searchers face complex task

Meticulous … the hunt for clues continues at Beerwah in the search for Daniel Morcombe’s remains. Photo: Queensland Police Service THE painstaking hunt for the remains of missing Sunshine Coast teenager Daniel Morcombe bears little resemblance to high-tech TV crime shows. It is a prolonged, labour-intensive effort that relies predominantly on wading through mud and […]

Second pedestrian killed in Qld

AAP A second pedestrian has died in Queensland roads within a few hours. The latest fatality was a 34 year-old man struck by a four-wheel drive at Ingham, in the state’s north. Police say he was a local and on the road when he was hit by the vehicle just after 4am (AEST) on Sunday. […]

Angry O’Farrell centres on graffiti laws

AAP NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell says he will use “every possible option” to ensure the government’s anti-graffiti legislation is passed in the upper house. Mr O’Farrell said he will be “applying the blowtorch” to the 21 upper house MPs who amended his tough graffiti laws last week. “Every time there’s a new graffiti attack that […]

Model mum Anamalia Taufa lost as 11 die in Brisbane house flames

Image Video Treicee Taufa, left, whose daughter Ardelle died in the blaze, with Selamafe Kaafi, centre, the sister of Fusi Taufa, who also died. Picture: Lyndon Mechielsen Source: The Australian Forensic crews will this morning continue removing bodies from the scene of the house fire south of Brisbane which claimed 11 lives. YOUNG mother Anamalia […]

Howard adviser to claim Coonan’s seat in Senate

Arthur Sinodinos Photo: Glen McCurtayne TONY Abbott is about to get Arthur Sinodinos, John Howard’s former chief of staff and one of the Liberal Party’s best policy brains, as part of his team. Mr Sinodinos yesterday confirmed he would seek preselection for the Senate vacancy left by the resignation of former minister Helen Coonan. The […]

Two people questioned over toddler death

Two people questioned over the death of a three-year-old girl on the NSW Central Coast have been released without charge, police say. The girl was found about 4am (AEST) on Saturday at a house in Stonehaven Avenue, Watanobbi. She was taken to Wyong Hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later. Police said a […]

NSW office is key to Thomson scandal

Scandal: Labor MP Craig Thomson. Source: The Courier-Mail SENIOR union officials are demanding a police investigation into embattled federal MP Craig Thomson be widened to include the activities of the NSW office of the Health Services Union. The NSW office, headed up by Labor heavyweight Mike Williamson, is the financial engine room of the powerful […]

NSW pensioner attacked with bat

Thieves have attacked an elderly man with a baseball bat on the NSW mid north coast. Police say the two thieves raided a motel and a block of holiday units at Forster around 5am on Saturday. They first broke into a motel room in Macintosh Street and threatened an 80-year-old man with a screwdriver before […]

Liberals flex muscles in Tasmania

Tasmanian Opposition Leader Will Hodgman says the Liberal Party is ready to govern the state, citing its decade-high standing in the polls. Last November, Mr Hodgman told the Liberals’ state council that the party needed to have a “good hard look at itself” after failing to win state government and suffering a substantial swing away […]

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