Three decades after a royal commission recommended it be abolished, public drunkenness will remain a crime in Queensland for the foreseeable future.
Embattled federal MP Andrew Laming has been disendorsed by Queensland’s Liberal National Party, paving the way for his departure from politics at the next election.
One of the three women accused of lying on a border declaration form to avoid quarantine after travelling to a declared hotspot has been sentenced to 80 hours of community service.
More Australians will be able to return home over coming months with a quarantine facility in the NT increasing fortnightly capacity to 2000 but plans for a new Queensland facility remain in limbo.
Queensland will shut its border to greater Melbourne for two weeks as Victoria enters a five-day lockdown in an effort to contain the ferocious UK coronavirus strain at the centre of the Holiday Inn outbreak, which now totals 13 cases.
Chris ‘Pineapple’ Hooper’s bid for the Rockhampton mayoralty is over for now after Councillor Tony Williams was officially elected to the top job.