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Reported gunman arrested at Vic chemist

Police were called to the Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds, business about 5.30am on Saturday, with reports of the burglar having a gun.

A man in his 30s has since been arrested but police cannot yet confirm if he was armed.

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Vic premier farewells father

Bob Andrews died on Sunday aged 65 after a long battle with cancer, and Mr Andrews gave the eulogy on Friday.

Victorian cabinet ministers attended, along with Governor Linda Dessau, local federal MP Cathy McGowan and former federal MP Sophie Mirabella.

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Asylum seeker dies of burns

The immigration department said the 23-year-old man, who activists say was named Omid, died on Friday afternoon, almost 24 hours after arriving at Royal Brisbane Hospital. 273 more words

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Subs can't be rushed: former minister

Senator Johnston, who Mr Abbott dumped as defence minister in favour of Kevin Andrews in late 2014, said designing a new submarine, training a workforce and creating a whole new industry for the next 50 years could not be rushed. 234 more words

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Death of reef looms: top scientists

What’s really at stake now is how much of the reef, if any, can survive beyond the turn of the century, they say.

Climate and reef experts from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science have analysed the mass coral bleaching event currently playing out along almost the entire length of the reef. 490 more words

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Qantas unveils navy nautical pilot uniform

The single-breasted navy suit with gold trim around the sleeves gives a nautical nod to the first Qantas pilot uniforms from the 1930s. It’s the first new pilot uniform in 13 years. 39 more words

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ALP candidate appointed as Qld magistrate

Criminal defence lawyer Louisa Pink stood for the ALP in the seat of Moggill, in Brisbane’s west, and lost at the January 2015 poll.

On Friday she was appointed as one of three new Queensland magistrates by the minority Labor government. 225 more words

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