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State of Origin 2017: Queensland Maroons contemplate rookie Cam Munster for series decider - Fox Sports

QUEENSLAND selectors desperately want aggressive young Rockhampton utility Cameron Munster in their 17-man squad for next month’s tantalizing State of Origin series decider in Brisbane.

The big question is where?

It’s understood they are seriously considering tossing the 22 year-old his starting debut at Suncorp Stadium to give him first crack as Johnathan Thurston’s long-term replacement.

The prospect of fielding the entire spine which has taken the Storm to the top of the NRL ladder, is very tempting, but North Queensland’s Michael Morgan is also a strong contender.

TEAM SELECTOR: Choose your Maroons team for the Origin decider here!


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Banned patron checks: 50 Queensland nightclubs knock back patrons 22 times in first ID trial - ABC Online

Drunk and unruly patrons have been kept out of nightclubs across Queensland's party precincts over the weekend after a network of identification scanners was put to the test.

From July 1, licenced venues across the state's 15 Safe Night Precincts will be forced to install the scanners to monitor patrons, in a bid to reduce alcohol-fuelled violence.

The technology allows venues to share information about a banned patron, preventing them from re-entering another club or bar.

About 50 venues took part in a trial last weekend, turning away patrons 22 times.

Attorney-General Yvette D'Ath said it was designed to keep out troublemakers.

"In the past, licensed venues would have had to stand there and have someone at the door physically looking through hard copy pictures to try to recognise people and now it's instant," she said.

"This is a great example of why...


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Three of the best new developments in Queensland - Domain News

Your inside look at some of the best new developments across south-east Queensland.

Unison, Newstead

Newstead's riverside location is a major drawcard and one that attracted the Mirvac property group for its latest project, Unison.

Newstead’s riverside location is a major drawcard and one that attracted the Mirvac property group for its latest project, Unison. Photo: Supplied

In the 1800s, the Brisbane suburb of Newstead was perfectly placed to become a commercial hub for the city.

Set on the Brisbane River, goods boats could load and unload their wares and the suburb soon became a centre of industry, populated with timber yards and wool stores, where the wharves and wharfies needed to shift the goods.

Today there are remnants of its industrial past, the old gasworks gas holder is just one example; and the area, once a place to be avoided, is abuzz with trendy retail outlets, multiple dining precincts and modern apartment developments.

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Census 2016: Queensland population booms in Buderim, Surfers Paradise and Caloundra - Courier Mail

QUEENSLANDERS are flocking to the sand and surf to live, with last year’s census data, released on Tuesday revealing our southeast coastal areas are the fastest growing.

Buderim, Surfers Paradise and Caloundra have all topped the list in terms of population growth, growing 19 per cent, 15 per cent and almost 16 per cent respectively since 2011.

The Gold Coast has also had a population boom since 2011.

Queensland also remained the premiere destination for Kiwis making the move across the ditch.

More than one in three of the 98,000 New Zealanders who migrated to Australia since 2011 settled in the Sunshine State.

New Zealand (4.3 per cent) remains the most commonly reported country of birth outside Australia for people in Queensland, followed by England (3.8 per cent) and India (1.0 per cent).

Australian Statistician David W. Kalisch said Census data is high quality because of the...


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Man arrested in Queensland over shooting death of Ace Hall at Tweed Heads - The Sydney Morning Herald

A man has been arrested in Queensland over the alleged murder of Ace Hall at Tweed Heads on the weekend. 

Mr Hall was shot in the torso, before being driven four kilometres to Tweed Heads Hospital by a woman believed to be his girlfriend, about 4.30pm on Saturday. 

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No election date yet for Queensland - NEWS.com.au

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says she is no closer to announcing the election date, with the latest polling showing One Nation could hold the balance of power following the state election.

The latest Newspoll shows the Liberal National Party trailing federally, with experts tipping the numbers could affect the Queensland election.

Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls on Monday again ruled out any formal coalition with One Nation while saying he would work with whichever parliament Queenslanders elect.

But the premier was more firm on Tuesday, ruling out any deal with One Nation, even if it costs Labor the government.

"Because I will stand by my principles, I will stand up for common decency, I will also stand up for a unified Queensland, not a divided Queensland," Ms Palaszczuk said.

Both Labor and the LNP have ramped up their campaigning in the last fortnight since the state...


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Three charged over cold case murder of Gold Coast businessman - Courier Mail

A MAN has faced court charged over a 20-year-old cold case execution-style murder on the Gold Coast.

Neil Pentland, 68, faced Southport Magistrates Court this afternoon charged with murder, two decades after the death of his former business partner Philip Carlyle at their Robina business.

Pentland’s lawyer Andrew Moloney made no application for bail with the case adjourned until July 13.

Pentland’s wife Diane, who has been charged with making a misleading statement, was given watch-house bail and will face court in Brisbane next month.

A 66-year-old Reedy Creek man has been charged with accessory after the fact of murder and having an unsecured weapon, and is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Outside court, defence Mr Moloney said his client would fight to prove his innocence.

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Queensland Investment Corporation in talks to fund Galilee coal projects - ABC Online

A Queensland Government investment vehicle has held talks about investing in the Galilee Basin coal mining region, raising speculation it may help bankroll the controversial Adani mine.

The Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC), established by the state government, held discussions with the Queensland Treasury in February about the prospect of QIC investing in projects that would mine, transport or export coal from the Galilee Basin region, documents released under the state's Right to Information laws show.

The documents were almost entirely redacted, with the Queensland Treasury determining that releasing details would prejudice QIC's business interests as the information "could be used by a competitor to cause commercial harm to the QIC and/or disadvantage QIC in the pursuit of the investment in potential projects".

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Airbnb generating $330 million a year in Queensland - Courier Mail

AIRBNB is now generating about $330 million in Queensland each year and responsible for 133,000 stays, according to a report by Deloitte.

The report, commissioned by Airbnb, found substantial growth in the use of the internet-based booking platform since it started in Queensland in 2012.

More than half a million guest nights were booked in 2015-16 in Queensland, accommodating about 350,000 guests.

Of the $330 million spent, Deloitte said about $217 million was value added.

Airbnb hosts earned a median $4700 a year from the platform, which Deloitte described as a modest supplement to income.

The average star rating for Airbnb listings across Queensland is 4.7 out of 5.

The report claimed that nationally the platform generated $1.6 billion and supported about 14,000 jobs.

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Sydney families moving to Queensland enjoy cheaper houses and the Maroons, Curtis Pitt says - ABC Online

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The Queensland Government is trying to capitalise on Sydney's sky-high property prices by making a brazen pitch to convince families to move north where property is more affordable.

Tax per capita

  • NSW: $3,936
  • QLD: $2,691
  • (via Qld Budget papers)

Median house prices

  • Sydney: $1,000,500
  • Brisbane: $513,000
  • (via CoreLogic June 2017)

Unemployment rate

  • NSW: 4.7
  • QLD: 6.3
  • (April 2017, Department of Employment)

It has launched the "Queensland Move Up in the World" advertising campaign which spruiks the benefits of cheaper houses, shorter commutes and sunnier weather.

But the state's Treasurer Curtis Pitt also tried to...


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Storm, poor sales wipe out Qld company touring the Beach Boys - Brisbane Times

A Queensland-based company set up to tour the Beach Boys and the Temptations through regional Australia has wiped out after a massive storm and poor ticket sales marred concerts.

The poor sales for concerts in Wagga Wagga in February left Southern Stars Touring Company Pty Ltd with debts in the hundreds of thousands, liquidator Patricia Talty confirmed on Friday.

A Queensland company which toured the Beach Boys through regional Queensland is being wound up. A Queensland company which toured the Beach Boys through regional Queensland is being wound up. Photo: Supplied

Only 2100 tickets were sold for the two Beach Boys Wagga concerts. 

The day of the first outdoor Wagga Wagga concert there was a huge storm after days of hot weather over 40 degrees, Southern Stars Touring's lawyer Matt McCormick said.

"It just began when the support act, the Temptations, started," he said.

"And it caused the show to cancel, because it was quite a horrific storm."

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Five dead, five seriously injured after horror weekend on Qld roads - Brisbane Times

Five people have died, two were fighting for life in hospital and three others suffered serious injuries after a tragic weekend on Queensland roads.

In the latest incident, a teenager was hit by a car while lying in a Bundaberg South street in the early hours of Sunday morning.

In less than 12 hours, four separate crashes claimed 10 victims across the state. In less than 12 hours, four separate crashes claimed 10 victims across the state. Photo: Luis Ascui

The 19-year-old man was struck about 12.15am in Maryborough Street and was taken to Bundaberg Base Hospital with serious injuries.

At a similar time, a car crashed at Mount Nebo, leaving two men fighting for their lives in the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

Their car left Mount Nebo Road just after midnight and crashed, trapping the men, 23 and 25, in the wreckage for some time. The cause of the crash was yet to be determined.

Turning to north Queensland, a motorcyclist was killed after a collision with a...


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Queensland government defends laws after Tweed shooting - Brisbane Times

A shooting incident at Tweed Heads has reignited debate about gang activity on the Gold Coast, even as Queensland police say the incident was not gang-related.

There were reports that Ace Hall, who was dumped at Tweed Heads Hospital on Saturday with a gunshot wound to the stomach, was a bikie.

Ace Hall died after he was shot in the torso at Tweed Heads. Ace Hall died after he was shot in the torso at Tweed Heads. Photo: Facebook

But New South Wales Police later said the man, who died, was not a member of an outlaw motorcycle gang, and his shooting was not linked to a bike brawl on State of Origin night.

Shadow Attorney-General Ian Walker said the Palaszczuk government's changes to the previous LNP government's bikie laws had increased crime on the coast.

"There's no rabbit-proof fence, there's no doubt anything that happens (on the Tweed) spills over into Queensland," Mr Walker said.

"If this sort of thing is happening on our doorstep it...


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Brisbane cyclist reveals what it is really like to ride a bike in Brisbane - Brisbane Times

Biking around Brisbane can be a great way to see the city, or simply get from point A to B, and there is about 1700 kilometres of bike ways planned for the city by 2031.

Fairfax Media spoke with a Brisbane cyclist as well as one of Queensland's leading cycling groups to find out what it's like to cycle in Brisbane and how to survive the streets of Brisbane on a bike.

Woolloongabba home destroyed by fire

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German supermarket Kaufland eyes southeast Queensland - Courier Mail

GERMAN supermarket giant Kaufland has its eyes firmly on southeast Queensland.

It is understood the company has been talking to local councils about a suitable location for a distribution centre, which when finalised will kickstart the establishment of its so-called ‘hypermarkets’.

A leading commercial agent said the company liked to “fly under the radar” and not engage with local agents.

“They are very controlling but I have heard they are talking to Ipswich, Logan, Brisbane and other councils about land for a distribution centre,” he said.

“Once they settle on a distribution centre site it will be a few years before they can build their stores because they insist on owning the land.”

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North Queensland slam NRL over scheduling of final-round game against Brisbane - Courier Mail

COWBOYS officials have slammed the scheduling of their final-round blockbuster against the Broncos, with the Thursday night game not expected to be a drawcard for out-of-town fans.

On Monday the NRL released the draw for the final six rounds of the season, which includes the highly anticipated showdown between North Queensland and their fierce rivals from Brisbane.

However, the Cowboys were left shocked when it was revealed they would host the Broncos on a Thursday night, making it near-impossible for a lot of fans outside of Townsville to come to the match.

CEO Greg Tonner said the club thought the game would be held in the Friday night 7:50pm slot, which is the second best option for their fans outside of Saturday matches.

He said they are now instead expecting a huge chunk of the crowd to be missing.

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Takeaway cheese and charcuterie on Adelaide St, Brisbane CBD ... - Courier Mail

BRISBANE’S Adelaide St is all set to score a tasty euro-style deli-fromagerie and takeaway next month.

The Cheese Pleaser is the handiwork of Sharyn de Kort and chef-son Sebastiaan and the two will offer everything from Single O takeaway coffees to cheese melts and traditional raclette.

There will be a tight selection of cheese and charcuterie on offer plus ready-to-heat restaurant quality meals by Sebastiaan, who formerly worked as a chef at the highly regarded Moda Restaurant in Edward St.

The Cheese Pleaser takeaway meals include the likes of roast Scenic Rim chicken with rosemary potatoes and Moroccan-style osso bucco with organic polenta.

The shopfront is expected the first week of July and is an extension of the duo’s catering and cheese business first set up in 2014.

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Three charged over cold case murder of Gold Coast businessman - Courier Mail

A MAN has faced court charged over a 20-year-old cold case execution-style murder on the Gold Coast.

Neil Pentland, 68, faced Southport Magistrates Court this afternoon charged with murder, two decades after the death of his former business partner Philip Carlyle at their Robina business.

Pentland’s lawyer Andrew Moloney made no application for bail with the case adjourned until July 13.

Pentland’s wife Diane, who has been charged with making a misleading statement, was given watch-house bail and will face court in Brisbane next month.

A 66-year-old Reedy Creek man has been charged with accessory after the fact of murder and having an unsecured weapon, and is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Outside court, defence Mr Moloney said his client would fight to prove his innocence.

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Campaign encourages more to move to Qld - NEWS.com.au

Already spruiked as being 'beautiful one day and perfect the next', the sunshine state is now trying to entice its southern neighbours to move north of the border.

According to the latest census data many have already done so.

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt travelled to Sydney to launch an advertising campaign targeting "skilled and innovative individuals" as well as families, citing the state's lower cost of living and business incentives.

"We will be showcasing Queensland's extensive list of advantages when compared to our interstate counterparts," Mr Pitt said.

"Queensland is much more than mining, tourism and agriculture -- we are nation-leaders in a diverse range of fields, have the country's most innovative and dynamic trading economy, and are open for business."

The campaign comes as the latest census data shows Brisbane's population has increased by almost 10 per cent...


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State of Origin 2017: Queensland Maroons contemplate rookie Cam Munster for series decider - Fox Sports

QUEENSLAND selectors desperately want aggressive young Rockhampton utility Cameron Munster in their 17-man squad for next month’s tantalizing State of Origin series decider in Brisbane.

The big question is where?

It’s understood they are seriously considering tossing the 22 year-old his starting debut at Suncorp Stadium to give him first crack as Johnathan Thurston’s long-term replacement.

The prospect of fielding the entire spine which has taken the Storm to the top of the NRL ladder, is very tempting, but North Queensland’s Michael Morgan is also a strong contender.

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