More than two million residents of Brisbane, the nation's third-largest city, will be barred from leaving their homes for anything but essential business.
A hiker has been rescued after he crawled for two days through the Australian bush for two days with a broken leg and wrist. Neil Parker received his injuries after falling six metres down a waterfall during a walk on Mount Nebo, near Brisbane.
"Some heroes don’t wear capes, they wear hi-vis vests."
And it was beautiful.
Strap yourselves in.
'There was like three gunshots and then about five minutes all the cops came.'
It seems that only too often in the news we hear about religious division - but it seems there's still some hope left after
The global financial system failed in large part because it only served rich countries - and within rich countries, it served rich people more than everyone else. In order to build a better system, we need to make the interests of those who have been excluded from our top priority. If large developing and emerging countries are to play a constructive role in this process, they must stand in solidarity with poor countries and with the poor in their own countries. To do otherwise is to condemn ourselves to a never-ending cycle of boom and bust - with the poorest continuing to suffer most.
Thousands have taken part in demonstrations across Australia against Tony Abbott's policies, including on education, welfare
Cosmopolitan Brisbane is the capital of Queensland, the region known as the Sunshine State of Australia. In July, the height of Australian winter, a visit here will still treat you to temperatures in the mid-twenties and beautiful bright days. If you're short on time while you're on holiday in the city, make the most of it by wandering, eating and resting well with this quick reference guide to Brisbane's best offerings...