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Clouds loom over Brisbane businesses ahead of New Year’s Eve

By Jessica Perkins Brisbane businesses are in limbo as they wait to hear whether this year’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display will go ahead. The city’s celebrations usually bring in tens of thousands of visitors, but businesses fear revenue losses

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Drivers urged to “pack their patience” on the roads this Easter

Police are urging motorists to take it easy over the Easter break, after a fatal crash in Toowoomba this morning. The RACQ says drivers should “pack their patience” as major highways are bought to a standstill. Hannah Donnelly reports.

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Manhunt underway for Macgregor killer

There’s been an outpouring of grief over the killing of a respected Brisbane doctor. He was gunned down next to his car, and police don’t yet know why. Shelley Cheng reports.

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Drugs and firearms seized in major Gold Coast drug bust

Australia’s organised crime squad has seized nearly a million and a half dollars worth of drugs and firearms. Federal and state police uncovered the haul after stopping a car on the Gold Coast. Brigitte O’Brien reports.

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Local gas production made available for Queenslanders

Good news for consumers of natural gas. You now have a guaranteed supply which is only for sale, right here in Australia. Liam Lo Grande reports.

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Arson suspected in Logan house fire

Fire investigators are trying to establish the cause of a blaze in a Crestmead home. They suspect arson. Dom Fay reports.

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Ipswich councillors not backing down over corruption allegations

Some Ipswich Councillors have indicated they won’t back down over the corruption crisis now facing council. The Government plans to appoint an administrator, but has to give councillors a chance to reply. Ratepayers just want an end to it all.

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Queensland’s film industry gets $140 million federal boost

Soon it’ll be lights, camera, action on the Gold Coast “Glitter Strip”. The Turnbull Government has created a $140 million incentive to lure Hollywood blockbusters to Queensland. Gemma Niwa reports.

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Demand on the rise for electric bikes

Cycling has taken the world by storm. Now the electric bike is sweeping Brisbane. They cost as little as $20 a year to run, and are congestion busting. Alice Sinclair reports.

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Conservationists return serve over land clearing laws

Animal rights activists gathered outside Parliament House this morning, in a counter-protest to yesterday’s farmers’ rally. They say koalas are dying at an alarming rate, and without stronger environmental protection laws, they’ll become extinct. Gemma Niwa reports.

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