LETTERS: Help those in need before more refugees

OH PLEASE Annastasia we are not taking these extra refugees in.

LETTERS: Quota plays an important role

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

Telstra will give all customers free mobile data on Sunday

They turned it off, now they have turned it back on again.

Telstra has confirmed the issue, blames "human error"

Shop windows smashed as angry woman goes on rampage

Malorey Ashligh Doyle, 20, was charged with six counts of wilful damage after smashing six businesses at a shopping complex on Mitchell St, Riverview. Photo: Contributed

Six shops targeted in crime spree

Future of the old Murphy's pub a question unanswered

Murphy's Town Pub.

Questions have been raised on council’s plans for Murphy’s Town Pub

Court packed as police grab drug drivers

ON NOTICE: Police will continue to target drug drivers this year with a number of operations planned across the region.

Drunk and high drivers pose risk across the region

Salvos takes note of growing pleas from local community

Linda Devenish, Major Colin Hopper and Neville Barrett at the grand opening of the new Salvation Army store in Seventeen Mile Rocks.

The Salvation Army has opened a new family store down the road

Mateship wins the day for struggling Goodna flood victim

HELPING OUT: Tradies Nigel Gorman (left) of Aussie Painters Network and Clayton Coughlan (right) of Likeminded Painters Australia have offered to help repair Frank Beaumont’s home after they heard of his plight on a 4BC radio show.

Goodna resident Frank Beaumont still struggling to rebuild his house

LETTERS: Councillor shows just how much he cares for city

Cr Charlie Pisasale

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

LETTERS: Do we have to keep saying 'No to daylight saving'?

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

Smoke from grass fire affecting traffic near Wacol

A firefighter watches traffic along the Dawson Highway west of Calliope yesterday.

Motorists advised to drive to the conditions

TELSTRA DOWN: Australia reacts to losing its internet

Here are some of the best reactions to Telstra's network problem

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WATERCOOLER: What's the use of life in prison?

With Crump’s concurrent life sentences upheld, he has now been denied any hope of release.

Kevin Crump has been denied hope of a meaningful life

Handy suggestions to keep meetings productive and on time

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House Rules column from Ipswich Sports House

Our editor responds to Sue's blues on Byron Bay

Bluesfest is one of the world class festivals held in Byron Bay, that is a real drawcard.

Let's not forget Byron Bay is drawcard for many world class events.

OPINION: Beware the friendly joint at a party

Example of synthetic drugs on the market.

My Comment with QT Editor Peter Chapman

OPINION: Division 10 battle will be tight

Weekly World News has Pahlke covered in conspiracy stakes

Bundaberg accused rapist may not get fair trial: court

The jury may be unfairly prejudiced against him, the judge said.

One dead after fire engulfs home in Brisbane

The Sherwood home engulfed with flames

A PERSON has died in a house fire on Brisbane's south side

Greg Holmes in starting side as Reds tackle Brumbies

Queensland Reds players Greg Holmes

Queensland prop Greg Holmes to join Reds against Brumbies on Friday

Townsville soldier bashed possum, boasted on Snapchat

Ringtail possum.

Two months jail for soldier who bashed possum at barracks

Police hunt for Toyota 86 stolen from Beaudesert

A car was stolen after a home invasion in Beaudesert

Unitywater leaves plumbers, customers footing the bill

A new Unitywater policy will see customers pay for infrastructure

Labor makes public show as Medicare faces privatisation

Labor leader Bill Shorten labelled the plan “anti-Medicare”.

Minister: I did not act inappropriately during China trip

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull faced calls for him to sack Mr Robert.

Turnbull mulls over cuts to superannuation tax breaks

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Turnbull Government may cut superannuation contribution tax breaks

Close The Gap plan could be "doomed to fail" says Dodson

Close The Gap strategy could be "doomed to fail"

Landry to support changes to allow medicinal cannabis crops

Amendments to act expected to go before parliament in coming weeks

5.7 magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand

SHAKE IT OFF: A 5.2 magnitude earthquake near Fraser Island has been felt in the South Burnett.

Residents across North and South Islands report feeling quake

Gay men want the right to be dull and poorly dressed

Carson Kressley of TV show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy as he poses for a photo at the Melbourne Cup Carnival

"Some gay men are very, very boring and very badly dressed."

Cruise ship hit by 160km/h winds, massive waves

The Anthem of the Seas

Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas sails into hurricane-force winds

Air harvesting could be our freshest new industry

Collecting air with special harvesting nets. Photo: Facebook

Air 'connoisseurs' prepared to pay big dollars for the right stuff

Fuel is cheap...time to buy something silly?

SUPERCAR SHOPPING: Low oil prices are here to stay and hopefully cheap fuel too: how about that Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Roadster you've always wanted?

Is now the perfect time to buy a heavy drinking supercar?

KFC wedding photo captures attention of the world

The picture of the happy couple in front of Colonel Sanders' face has gone viral.

"I've always had a special relationship with KFC"

Pahlke and Neumann spar over ALP plots…

David Pahlke puts his hands up at the Rosewood Cobb & Co display. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

With Nessie, JFK and Harold Holt thrown in

VIDEO: Cannibal snake filmed eating fellow serpent alive

A small eyed snake eating another small eyed snake.

Disturbing act caught on film in Toowoomba

Pastor Dave Woodward hosts Biker Blessing with a message

Pastor Dave Woodward gears up for the Biker Blessing at the Door of Hope church in Maryborough on Sunday. Photo: Jocelyn Watts / Fraser Coast Chronicle

The Church of Christ clergy man held a Bikers Blessing on Sunday

Mayor forced to remove nude art from Facebook

Lismore Gallery Director Brett Adlington with the No Human Being Is Illegal (in all our glory) exhibition which has caught the eye of the Lismore community. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Mayor angry over FB warning. NOTE: Story contains nude photo.

Sofia Vergara's medical aid for drunk wedding guests

Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara supplied IV fluids for drunk guests at wedding

Rebel Wilson propositioned by bartender

Rebel Wilson thinks being famous makes dating "way harder"

Idris Elba: Change is coming to the Oscars

Idris Elba believes "change is coming" at the Oscars

Oscar nominees' booty

Gift list for this year's actor and director Oscar nominees

Freebies to Oscar nominees get weirder each year

Leonardo DiCaprio, left, and Sylvester Stallone attend the 88th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Monday, in Beverly Hills, California. The pair will receive a goodie bag each worth

Extravagant freebies dished out to Oscar nominees get weirder

Elton John wanted a daughter

Sir Elton John wishes he became a father earlier in life

The mental health risks facing our long term unemployed

Mental illness is a growing concern for the long term unemployed.

Suicide rates among the unemployed rose 22% during the GFC

Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander road test and review

The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Series II in top-spec Highlander guise is a value tempter in the seven-seater large SUV segment.

Plushest Santa Fe variant gets the family test

Hugh Jackman being treated for skin cancer

Jackman took to Instagram to announce more skin cancer treatment

Rise in job ads points to employment growth to come

For the year to January, job ads increased by 10.8%

Could refugees fill the gaps left by mining downturn?

POSSIBLE SOLUTION: Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry believes serious consideration should be given to settling refugees in regional areas.

Inviting refugees to regional areas could fill hole left by mines

Owners need to impress as competition tougher than ever

INCENTIVES: Penny Wood Lane principal Paul Bryan believes landlords need to set themselves apart in order to secure tenants.

First impressions count, particularly when the competition is tough

Medicals miss some cases of black lung

BACK ON THE RADAR: A sixth confirmed case of black lung has renewed interest in the health hazards of coal mining.

Professor David Cliff says black lung disease has always been around

Business turns male dominated trend on its head

SPARKS FLY: Zach Johnson, of Spark Bureau, with Amigo co-founder Emma Wishaw and Devine Bodies founder Shelly Devine.

One Coast start-up business is 80% founded by women

Solar saves Byron money

Solar energy.

The Byron Shire Council is saving money thanks to a new solar system