Former minister claims he voluntarily stopped abusing boy

A SEX OFFENDING minister was not sentenced today because he contends he voluntarily stopped the abuse against a victim, his lawyer said.

Workplace horror: Doctors use toe to replace crushed thumb

Dean Reid lost his ring fingers on both hands and his right thumb when industrial rollers he was working with closed on him in May last year.

Why National Safe Work Month is so important

Accused in strangulation case denied bail

A 21-year-old Brassall man has been denied police bail and remanded in custody to appear in the Ipswich Magistrates Court today.

A 21-year-old has been denied police bail

Toddler taken to hospital with snake bite

The red bellied black snake caught by Christian Andersen.

Young patient assessed after puncture wounds found

Teacher sent naked pics to student, flirted on Grindr

Relationship exposed when teacher went to school's pastor

WATCH: Police release CCTV footage of Goodna robbery

An armed robbery took place at the IGA in Goodna at 6am this morning (27-9-16).

Masked men armed with large hammer hold up store

Greyhound trainer has to fight for Lockyer Valley property

Greyhound trainer Tom Noble has been banned for life after the live baiting controversy.
Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

Hearing for greyhound trainer to fight for Lockyer Valley property.

Baden-Clay decision shows appeal judges are 'out of touch'

Citing the Court of Appeal’s decision to downgrade Gerard Baden-Clay’s (pictured) murder conviction to manslaughter, Judge Clive Wall says “too much emphasis” is placed on offenders by the Court of Appeal.

Judge says some colleagues are touch with victims, community.

The Dixie Chicks to headline 2017 CMC Rocks festival

US country music group The Dixie Chicks.

ORGANISERS move festival dates to lock in US country music stars.

Driver assaulted, threatened with knife before being robbed

Thieves stole wallet and laptop computer from motorist

Man uses steel ball to smash iPhones in store protest

A man is caught on camera smashing iPhones in a store. Photo: Youtube

“I told them: ‘Give me my money back’. They said no.'

2017 Kia Rio specifications and features

The 2017 Kia Rio goes on show at the Paris Motor Show.

The 2017 Kio Rio will be upgraded soon after launch.

Teenage business owner brings Coast store back to life

Jess Kopp is the newest owner of Mary Delicious.

One of the city's best loved cafes will open again

New Rio poised to clinch Kia top 10 position

The 2017 Kia Rio goes on show at the Paris Motor Show.

The 2017 Kia Rio has the potential to entrench Kia as a top 10 brand

Recent cases have made forcible redundancies easier: expert

German Creek miners are striking over Enterprise Bargaining Agreement negotiations.

Mining union could take two different legal routes, says professor

80-year-old man from North Stradbroke Island found safe

80-year-old Ronald Maher has been found safe

Filthy faeces prank lands boy in court

Rockhampton Courthouse

A boy used front steps as a toilet then threatened a neighbour.

Wyatt Roy defends trip to northern Iraq

Former Longman MP Wyatt Roy with a Peshmerga soldier in Iraq.

Australia's youngest MP questions DFAT advice

Family shares heartache of young Mackay man's suicide

Reece Rebetzke with his girlfriend Vanessa Shelley

Everyone left behind feels 'guilty'

Report says climate change to be dangerous by 2050

MONTHLY climate outlook  for Spring from the Bureau of Meteorology

Report warns the world could warm by two degrees by 2050

Why we'll all be saying 'fink' instead of 'think'

Does hearing someone say "fink", not "think", drive you up the wall?

Cocaine-dealing pensioner jailed for three years

Cocaine and heroine

'Breaking bad' disability pensioner gets jail time.

Strange Politics: I'm not racist but...

Pauline Hanson and Donald Trump - the similarities are unmistakable. (Photo Digitally altered)

Two phrases have recently enjoyed a popularity spike

Former Gladstone junior stars in Storm squad for final

Christian Welch Melbourne Storm training at Gosch's Paddock, Rugby League. Picture: Jason Edwards

22-year-old goes from skinny fullback to Storm front rower

Wyatt Roy "irresponsible" for travel to IS danger zone

Foreign Minister criticises Wyatt Roy's travel to danger zone

Truck driver does battle with Toowoomba traffic lights

Dashcam footage of truck hitting traffic light

It drove straight into the middle island traffic light

Donald Trump tweets about 'sex tape' in beauty row

Alicia Machado

“Wow, Crooked Hillary was duped and used by my worst Miss U.''

Iraqi grandmother goes head to head against ISIS

Wahida Mohamed Al-Jumaily, 39, published a photo on Facebook appearing to show her carrying a severed head, and another showing two severed heads in a cooking pot.

Iraqi grandmother leads a group of 70 fighters against ISIS

Kiwi toddler wins $1 million dollars

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A toddler has become the youngest Bonus Bonds winner

10.5m long snake found on construction site

Workers have found a giant snake measuring 10.5 metres long

How this Baza bird survived being hit by a car

RECOVERING: WIRES rescued a Pacific Baza hit by a car.

The Pacific Baza suffered a head injury and heavy concussion

Nine males, one female; divers watch turtles get frisky

Mating season ends this month.

One female, nine males, this is all part of nature for turtles

Harambe is not a patronus, sadly

Harambe is not a Patronus, JK Rowling has been forced to clarify

Need help deciding? See our top 10 old-fashioned baby names

Our top 10 old-fashioned baby names.

Are you having trouble choosing a baby name?

Baby born on the side of road en route to hospital

Emergency Services, Ambulance, QAS,  Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

A CQ newborn couldn't wait for mum to arrive at hospital

Girls actors give emotional tributes to hit show

Actor Allison Williams

Actors farewell smash hit HBO show Girls after six seasons

Janet Jackson's pregnancy is 'best thing'

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson can't wait to become a mum

Jay Z signs two-year movie and TV deal

Rapper Jay Z

Rapper Jay Z has signed a television and movie deal

Nowhere to Hyde: Matt Nable is Australia's man in demand

Matt Nable stars as Detective Gary Hyde in the TV series Hyde & Seek.

NABLE returns to the small screen amidst busy film work.

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E7: Manifest review

Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E6: Suckas Need Bodyguards review

Rosario Dawson and Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*