A nation mourns the passing of a Queensland refugee

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text sizeAguil Chut Deng’s life was one of bullets and beatings as she became a beacon of hope.Death circled Deng and her family on the blood-soaked soil of Sudan, a memory almost too far removed from their adopted Australian homeland to be real.Aguil

Maps reveal future of Straddie under land deal

A six-week consultation process will help determine where, and how, the Quandamooka People can redevelop land on Minjerribah, formerly known as North Stradbroke Island.Redland City Council will conduct the consultation on behalf of the State Government, which ordered the city’s planning scheme be amended under a long-standing Labor commitment

Qld laws protecting journalists’ sources to be extended to CCC by mid-2023

Queensland’s Attorney-General says newly enacted laws protecting journalists’ sources will be extended to corruption watchdog proceedings by mid-2023, after the state largely fell into line with other Australian jurisdictions this week.Shannon Fentiman said consultation with stakeholders would occur this year, with legislation to follow in the first half of

How a Qld refugee’s campaign for change rescued hundreds

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text sizeAguil Chut Deng’s life was one of bullets and beatings as she became a beacon of hope.Death circled Deng and her family on the blood-soaked soil of Sudan, a memory almost too far removed from their adopted Australian homeland to be real.Aguil

Law lecturer who allegedly posed as Justin Bieber to face trial soon

A former Queensland law lecturer accused of impersonating singer Justin Bieber online to procure child pornography will soon have a date set for his trial on more than 200 charges.Gordon Douglas Chalmers, 47, was arrested in November 2016 and charged with more than 900 child sex offences. His case

‘Fuel of evolution’ supercharging species change, research finds

Researchers have discovered that evolutionary processes could be occurring in wild species up to four times faster than previously thought.The team of 40 researchers from 27 scientific institutions used studies of 19 populations of wild animals from around the world.Researchers from The Australian National University led a three-year analysis

Figures show how wave of infections affected hospital wait times

“There is no quarterly data that we can measure this performance data against in our history of recording performance data,” D’Ath said.A pause on non-urgent elective surgeries in January and March led to a 6.5 per cent increase in the number of those on waiting lists, to 58,895, compared