New Volkswagen Passat launched

The new Volkswagen Passat edition builds on the promise of those that came before adding the latest technology to design and engineering innovation.

Mining brings $1b to Fitzroy workers in one year: report

Rio Tinto Alcan, Yarwun. Photo Tom Huntley / The Observer

Jobs plunged 18% here in Qld's second-biggest mining region

Man injured in quad bike rollover near Theodore

The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service are en route to the property to transport the man, who is experiencing back and chest pain.

Man injured in quad bike rollover near Theodore

Banana community claims ownership of communication solution

Community says they came up with idea to use UHF radios in disasters

Over 20,000 signatures on #dollarfordrought petition

Struggling Qld farmer launches campaign to help drought affected

Possible thunderstorm forecast for Capricornia

Weather radar

Possible thunderstorm forecast for Capricornia

Man dies in hospital following truck rollover near Theodore

FATAL CRASH: Emergency services work to clear the scene of a fatal truck rollover on the Leichhardt Highway south of Theodore.

Two people trapped in truck rollover near Theodore

Lap dancers land Central Queensland hotel boss in court

The alleged offence occurred at the Biloela Hotel Motel.

Police will allege two female entertainers were providing lap dances

Family feels loss after fire guts historical Dululu hotel

HISTORIC BUILDING: The Dululu Hotel around the late 1930s or early 1940s. James and Sophia Duthie are pictured.

Family feels loss after fire guts Dululu Hotel

Historic Dululu Hotel gutted by fire yesterday

fire photo. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

Investigators look into cause of a fire that gutted a 1928 building

Firefighters responding to reports Dululu pub on fire

A smouldering log was investigated at Wondai.

It is unknown how involved the fire is

Surprise baby delivery highlight of 40 year career

PROUD DAY: Alison Ogle marks 40 years at Biloela Hospital.

Hospital honours long serving nurse

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My own story of having the blues

OPINION: Magistrate blundered in ignoring video

The Queensland Times Editor Peter Chapman.

My Comment with QT Editor Peter Chapman

LETTER: Time for compulsory education in order to vote?

Queensland state election day at the polling booth at the CCSA Hall in Nutley Street, Caloundra. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Should voters need an understanding of party policy?

NERD IS THE WORD: Computer-driven cars may prove safer

AUTOMATED CARS: Driverless vehicles are closer to appearing on our roads than you might think, with trials happening around the world including right here in Australia.

What if we could make cars that prevent crashes on roads altogether

OPINION: Remember always value yourself

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Mantra we should all tell ourselves

YOUR SAY: Sport stadiums not the priority in the north

Readers' letters from today's Opinion page of The QT

Missing man Robert Sauer contacts family

Robert Sauer

A man police had grave fears for yesterday has contacted his family

Man pepper sprayed and tasered after being hit by three cars

Police to undergo disease testing after Leichhardt incident

Two Coast men arrested after cannabis raids near Bundaberg

One of the mature cannabis plants allegedly seized after police raided properties at Lowmead, north of Bundaberg

Police found almost 400 plants and 20kg of dried cannabis

Man airlifted after truck collision, hour after hwy reopened

Emergency services on the scene of the Sarina crash.

A MAN was airlifted to Mackay Hospital after collision with truck

State’s double chance in World Surfing Reserve bids

State’s double chance in World Surfing Reserve bids

Chippie had 15 beers and cans of rum before driving 4WD

Valler was fined $750 and disqualified from driving for five months.

Metgasco not worried by Lismore's seismic opposition

Managing Director of Metgasco Peter Henderson at the Metgasco site at Pollock Road, Shannon Brook, drinking produced water from CSG exploration. Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star

Peter Henderson says Metgasco has the right to carry out exploration

Indigenous centre hit by bigots says city 'not racist'

Other businesses on Curzon st were also hit by the vandals.

Vandals wrote 'slaves till the grave' in red paint

Hopes for North Coast in $60m domestic violence plan

NSW Minister for Community Services Brad Hazzard along with NSW Premier Mike Baird, and Deputy Premier Troy Grant address the media to announce a $60 million domestic violence package, in Sydney, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015. The package will target perpetrators of domestic violence and provide support to the women, men and children victims of donestic and family violence.

The new specialty teams will be trialled next year.

Westpac to raise home loan interest rates

Westpac  plans to raise $3.5 billion to boost its capital reserves by raising its home loan interest rates.

WESTPAC plans to raise home loan interest rates.

Why using ticks or crosses doesn't improve learning

Elaborated feedback is most effective. Professor Layton game provides complex tasks where students receive hints to adjust their strategies.

SOME kinds of feedback can be harmful rather than helpful.

Man drops GoPro into writhing pit of deadly rattlesnakes

NO! No no no no no no no!

Oh hey what's that? A pit of deadly rattlesnakes of course

Why a glass of red wine a day may be good for you

The study has found those who have a regular glass of red wine with their evening meal had healthier blood fat profiles.

A GLASS of red wine a day good for those with type 2 diabetes.

MH17 passengers may have been conscious during crash

A general view of the cockpit wreckage at the Gilze-Rijen Military Base in Gilze-Rijen, Netherlands

MH17’S passengers and crew may have been conscious at time of crash.

Different kind of radical: Bearded group mistaken for ISIS

A picture taken for the photoshoot of the Bearded Villains in Sweden, who were mistaken for ISIS terrorists

The bearded group also carried a black flag with white writing

Student wins hearts by supporting man with cerebral plasy

Godfrey Coutto comforts Robert during the bus ride.

The student has now become an internet sensation.

Thief may be undone after he forgets to flush the toilet

Police are trying to flush out a non-flushing thief.

QLD are ****s: Fury over headland graffiti in NSW

Part of the graffiti at Cabarita Headland, October 2015. Part of graffiti blurred to avoid offence. Photo: Liana Turner / Tweed Daily News

Cabarita residents are upset about offensive graffiti appearing on their beloved...

VIDEO: Dogs encourage owner during work out

Dogs counts pole dancer trainer through sit up workouts

Love your skin art? It doesn't have to die with you

Penelope Smith's tattoo dedicated to her best friend.

Because your skin art doesn't have to die with you, apparently

Teacher strips off to teach children about biology

A picture uploaded by the school, taking during one of Ms Heerkens' lessons

The Dutch teacher stripped down to a spandex suit

Rihanna to perform at Victoria's Secret Fashion Show


Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Rihanna, Selena Gomez, The Weekend

Guy Pearce splits from wife after 18 years of marriage

Kate Mestitz and Guy Pearce

Guy Pearce has split from his wife Kate

Chris Hemsworth meets huge snake: welcome to Northern Rivers

**Instragram pic - thumbnail only**

Thor star debuts on Instagram with pic of snake at Broken Head home

Emilia Clarke crowned Sexiest Woman Alive

Emilia Clarke has been crowned the Sexiest Woman Alive

Jimmy Davis and Georgia Denton eliminated from The X Factor

Jimmy Davis performs The Killers song When You Were Young on The X Factor.

TWO young singers get the chop on reality singing show.

Frank Sinatra's impotence woe

Frank Sinatra was impotent and had a "penile implant", says book

High price of asbestos cancer drug costs a cruel fate

Currimundi man Kim Stokes and his wife Linda Stokes are pushing for a drug that could ease Kimm's mesothelioma symptoms to be added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Photo Stuart Cumming/ Sunshine Coast Daily

The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme does not cover the asbestos drug

Best friends marry after forbidden love aboard HMAS ship

BLESSED TO WED: Renee and Ethan Ward met over six years ago aboard the HMAS Cairns during their careers in the navy and married on Saturday, September 26 at the Tondoon Botanic Gardens.

Having a relationship was hard when the couple met on HMAS Cairns

Polish artist returns to city with large-scale mural

STYLE: Mik Shida, seen here finishing the Mort St mural, is a heavyweight of Australia’s burgeoning street art scene.

Artist's most recent production is at 15 Mort St in Toowoomba

Palmer's Qld Nickel in talks over $25m government loan

A slump in the nickel price is understood to have put pressure on Clive Palmer's business Queensland Nickel.

CLIVE Palmer's Queensland Nickel in talks over $25m government loan.

Resources sector worth $32.9 billion to Queensland, report

Loading of iron ore on very big dump-body truck

Minister says the resources sector is facing challenges

Virgin Mobile research claims we're afraid of data limits

An introduction to a variety of free tools and apps to make the most of your smartphone.

We are a nation that is hungry for data

Low energy prices edged European markets lower overnight

NOT BLOWN OVER YET: The backer of a wind farm at Dalveen plans to take the Southern Downs Regional Council to court over its refusal of the plan.

Meanwhile, the US market remains on edge

Franking credits: From little things, big investments grow

Small franking credits can improve your life after retirement

Five steps to help you have $1m saved by the time you retire

Here are five levers to give you control of your retirement savings