CQ hairdressers targeted in crackdown on under paid staff

HAIR and beauty services, accommodation and earthmoving operations have been a strong focus of a major crackdown on business underpaying staff across CQ

Business in trouble as workers owed $110K

Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times

Audit on CQ businesses found some weren't paying workers fairly.

Crash site needs to be Stop sign intersection - residents

Paramedics prepare to transfer the motorcycle driver over to the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service at Thangool Airport. Photo Andrew Thorpe / Central Telegraph

24-year-old male driver of the motorcycle was airlifted by chopper

More fire extinguishers turn up in Callide Dam

HOT ISSUE: Fire extinguishers are being reported missing across the shire.

Extinguishers among most common items targeted for theft in Shire.

Police raids net five on drugs, weapons charges

RAID: 1kg of cannabis and an unregistered shotgun were recovered from a Biloela property on Wednesday.

Five men will face Biloela Magistrates Court on August 24.

Rivalry for the ages: Olympic spirit takes over Wahroonga

Arnold Wooltorton (right) lines up a shot as staff and supporters cheer him on during the Wahroonga Retirement Village Olympic Games tournament.

Fun and Games for residents at Wahroonga Retirement Village

Welcome to the family: St Joey's kindy gets official opening

GREAT CELEBRATION: Pupils sing along at the St Joseph's chapel.

Kindergarten, multi-purpose activity room and library refurbishment.

'I know who killed my friend Mima in 1967...'

Mima McKim-Hill at the Railway Ball in 1964.

For 42 years the death of Mima was a mystery, until now...

QFF to host workshops on climate change risk

Tropical Cyclone Marcia as captured by NASA's Terra satellite.

Workshops will focus on resilience to severe weather events.

Cockatoos try-fest stakes finals claim

Cockatoos lock Adam Marxsen (right) is congratulated by number eight Shaun Terwin after scoring his first ever try at Biloela on the weekend.

Biloela puts on display for charity day crowd.

The 'Mex' big thing for Maroochydore

An artist's impression of the new Bryant Property Group development approved for Beach Rd, Maroochydore.

NACHOS on the run is about to get a whole lot easier

New retail superstore to rise from the ashes of Masters

Masters Hardware Store Springfield Central.

Successful national retailers gearing up to open

Woolworths, Target post massive losses, write-downs

Hundreds of jobs expected to go as retailers hit by hard times

Here's how $10,000 gets you 23 cars and a boat

A decent crowd turned out for the Ipswich City Council public auction of abandoned vehicles.

Two bidders clean up as old bombs set for export market

Peabody now unconfirmed over reports it could sell Mackay region mine

Mine dispels rumours of closure

Peabody Energy denies it will sell Millenium Mine.

Researchers baffled to why Lady Elliott manta is pink: Watch

UNIQUE: Clouseau, the pink under-bellied manta ray, has been spotted twice at Lady Elliott Island.

A unique creature is offshore Lady Elliott Island

'I'll blow your f***ing foot off: drug debt home invasion

Drug deal gone wrong and loan debts behind home invasion, court told

One in hospital after crash west of Toowoomba

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

One person stable after two-vehicle crash on Toowoomba's outskirts

Raiders no one-man team, says coach Stuart

Blake Austin of the Raiders.

Blake Austin has suffered a hand injury.

Broncos plan for risky business against Storm

SMART PLAYER: Cooper Cronk in control for the Storm during the last clash with the Broncos at Suncorp Stadium.

WAYNE Bennett has won hundreds of NRL games.

Warning: 'There is no planet B'

** FILE ** A polar bear mother and her two cubs in Wapusk National Park on the shore of Hudson Bay near Churchill, Manitoba, are seen in this Nov. 6, 2007 file photo. Northern nations trying to find ways to protect the world's polar bears in a warming climate resolved Tuesday to hold their talks behind closed doors _ over Norway's objections. \"The polar bear ... has become politically dangerous,\" WWF's Norway chief Rasmus Hansson said as the five nations that have polar bears on their Arctic tundra began political talks in the Norwegian city of Tromsoe. \"Polar bears have become the very symbol of climate change,\" he told The Associated Press by telephone from the meeting. Climate change is so touchy for some countries that they balked at public debate on it before December's climate treaty talks in Copenhagen, he said. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press,Jonathan Hayward/file)

More than 150 scientists write to Turnbull about climate change

Census to come door knocking

CENSUS TEAM: Area Supervisor Kevin Rietveld, District Manager Pam Weekes and Field Officer Kim Eggers.

The ABS will send almost 38,000 out next week

'Magnificent' shark mystery at Noosa

HELLO THERE: Jonah Cooper was on hand as this large tiger shark was hooked at Granite Bay.

Ocean lover captures moment tiger shark hooked on Noosa drum line

The true cost of 60 Minutes debacle revealed

It's a bill that would make even a silk tied barrister blush

24 HOURS ON: Rescue crews 'hopeful' of finding missing man

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter searching for a missing man in floodwaters near Larnook.

Search expected to resume this morning

Man finds life changing amount of gold while prosepcting

Gold nugget weighing more than four kilograms found in Victoria.

He spat in nurse's face and said 'I got AIDS, suck s**t'

Leslie Francis Marks was jailed for spitting on a nurse and police officer.

Toowoomba man jailed for disgusting attack on authorities

Hiker left hung out in hut after death

New Zealand green a welcome change from drought affected western Queensland.

Police are now trying to trace the movements of a Czech woman

Maid in Saudi Arabia 'died of rape'

Filipino maid 'raped by employer' in Saudi Arabia dies in hospital

Burkini ban: French police force woman to strip on beach

A woman was forced to strip off her bikini on a beach in France. Source Twiiter.

Burkini ban: Armed police force woman to remove clothing on beach

Gladstone tradie grabs 'pure fantasy' sex toy

SEX TOY: Neil Smith was caught with a stolen sex toy.

Tradie steals pregancy test kit then returns for a fantasy sex toy

Cat plays mum to baby monkey

In this video frame grab taken Saturday Aug. 20, 2016 in Tyumen, Russia, a 16-year-old cat called Rosinka, carries a three-week-old baby monkey on her back. Russian cat has adopted a baby squirrel monkey after he was abandoned by his mother at a zoo, comforting the little primate by letting him cling to her back for warmth. (AP Photo)

Cat adopts squirrel after mother abandons it

Man has 40 knives removed from stomach

Jatinder Malhotra, right, displays the 40 knives that were surgically removed from the stomach of the police constable, as he recuperates in a hospital in Amritsar, India Prabhjot Gill/AP

Man had 40 knives removed from stomach 'felt urge' to swallow them

S**t excuse holds up in court

A 48-year-old man has been found not guilty of failing to stop for police after an incident at Maleny.

Van driver fought the law and he won

Xbox Onesie: Fashion for lounge lizards unveiled

Would you wear it?

Xbox Australia team launches into fashion field with Xbox Onesie

Johnny Depp 'deeply respects' Amber Heard


Amber Heard gives away $7 million settlement to charity

Kirk Douglas is defiant, fierce and still standing

VETERAN ACTOR: Kirk Douglas has had a long and varied career.

Kirk Douglas has out-lived almost all his contemporaries

The Hard Word reviews Kyzer Soze

Kyzer Soze are playing Brisbane tomorrow at the Crowbar in Fortitude Valley. Photo Contributed

Kyzer Soze summon the evil for this mighty slab of death metal

Britney Spears 'almost drowned' in Hawaii

Britney Spears has revealed she 'almost drowned' while on holiday

Doco reveals real story behind Black Hawk Down

Former Black Hawk pilot Mike Durant shares his story, which helped to inspire the movie Black Hawk Down, in the TV series No Man Left Behind.

FORMER pilot recounts ordeal which inspired a Hollywood movie.

What's on the big screen this week

Toby Kebbell and Jack Huston in a scene from the movie Ben-Hur.

AN OLD classic returns to the big screen with a new young star.