Law catches up with speedy driver

A MAN who gave false details to police when caught speeding and driving unlicensed last year has copped a heavy fine and long licence disqualification.

Man who passed out in car refused breath test

The breathalyser machine is an essential part of the inside the 'Fatal 4 - Highway Patrol Police Car's accessories.

Hefty fine reflected refusal to give breath test.

Woman turns life around after police assaults

Woman was 'very unwell' at time of assaults

Coffee cups to help combat the violence

Domestic violence slogans to come with your coffee

Increase to GST could be taxing for everyday people

AGAINST RISE: Jeremiah Bullfrogs owner Margaret Hawkins doesn’t want to see an increase in the GST.

Small business owner worries GST will make tough times harder

Possum recovers after being shot by an arrow

A possum is recovering after being shot by an arrow.

Hartley court case was no witch-hunt: McDonald

Gympie Regional Council Division 1 councillor Mark McDonald.

Councillor McDonald refutes claims of a council witch-hunt.

Celebrating Waitangi Day in NZ

New Zealand's national flag.

It's Waitangi Day for New Zealanders.

Shots fired over shooting delay

Gympie shooting range advocate Ron Owen.

Shooting range delay subject of planned community meeting.

Kevin bugged by beetles

NOT A FAN: Kevin Bowring points out the problem while a male rhino chases a female up the truck. (Insert) One of the males up-close.

Kevin bugged by beetles

Scratched, matched and won

WINNER: Keith Potter is the first of our readers to win a $100 Woolworths fuel and grocery gift card in our Scratch, Match and Win competition.

Scratched, matched and won

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No pandas on our Prime Minister's gift registry

Before his rise to the top and while communications minister Melcolm Turnbull received some free internet stuff, a few tickets to the cricket, AFL, opera and some hotel upgrades.

READING the Prime Minister’s gift register is always a fun.

WATERCOOLER: Dump the Queen? Go dump yourselves!

Queen Elizabeth and her beloved corgis.

Johno says republic debate is a sham, calling for monarchy to stay

MY SAY: It’s time to debate as our booze culture goes to pot

SMOKING POT: At the very least, we should talk about it.

Smoking dope was a fairly underwhelming experience for me

Don’t ignore animal cruelty

Julia Steley, RSPCA regional inspector for the Sunshine and Cooloola Coast.

Not hard up for news. Just find cruelty abhorrent.

OPINION: Make Valentine's Day a special one

Thank you to all our Facebook photographers - both professional and amateur - who sent in images for this week's cover search. Here are a selection of some of the favourites. Beverley Darby - Valentine's Day coming up nothing better then bunches of flowers

My Comment with QT Editor Peter Chapman

X-rated abuse against David Warner moronic

David Warner.

Goup of 30 fans should have been placed in the X-rated section.

Crocodiles' t-shirt launcher handed in as police tipped off

Townsville Crocodiles vs Perth Wildcats

A fan inquiry has ruined the fun for the Townsville Crocodiles

Minister won't face bat mess

CHANGE THE LAWS: Mayor Paul Pisasale says legislation gives the flying fox more rights in urban areas than people.

Council hampered by legislation to protect flying foxes

Convicted drug trafficker seeks court audio recordings

Man wants 'the truth to come out' on conversation with his lawyer

CQ MP: Adani Carmichael mine is still going ahead

MP: Any other company would have pulled the plug

Men rob takeaway store at knifepoint

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Takeaway store at Marooka robbed at knifepoint

Prosthetics may become cheaper in health insurance review

Jeremy Meyer of Grafton with his prosthetic leg - had a lower leg amputation after it became infected while fishing at Minnie Water weeks after the floods. Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

Reforms labelled 'Americanisation', minister says they'll lower cost

WATCH: Flying dildo hits NZ politician during speech

A flying fake penis has hit a Kiwi politician in the face on TV

Australian man arrested in Bali in property stoush

A man argued that he should be able to opt out of the Queensland legal system.

An Australian man has been arrested in Bali for alleged fraud

WATCH: One dead as crane collapses in New York

A crane has collapsed, killing one and injuring three in NYC

Councils want Feds to start on $27b infrastructure backlog

WELL BEHIND: Following years of neglect, it’s time to dig deep, the local government association says.

Community infrastructure at 'risk of disrepair'

Major parties say ‘no’ to an anti-corruption body

Independent Senator Nick Xenophon has slammed the government's refusal.

Xenophon: govt's refusal means 'serious consequence' for democracy

Saudis ready to send in ground troops to fight Isis

Coalition partners including the US would have to agree to the move

The most common cancer types around the world

Cancer deaths are far more prevalent in developing nations.

8.2 million people die every year from cancer, 13% of all deaths

Mystery pool pooper to be revealed via CCTV footage

Pool closed for cleaning after three 'faeces incidents' in a week

Coast brewery to go under the hammer

GOLDEN NECTAR: Eumundi Winery and Brewery owner Gerry Humphrey is selling the renowned business he and his wife established more than 20 years ago.

Some call it the opportunity of a lifetime to grow brewery business

VIDEO: Lava oozes down glacier from Australian volcano

Pete Harmsen captured this photo of volcano Big Ben puffing from the top of Mawsen Peak in the Southern Ocean.

Remote Australian volcano erupts in front of researchers

Coast woman petrified after 20 snake skins found in roof

WEIGHING UP THE SCALES: Jacq Rutland bravely deals with her snake phobia after workers replacing the roof of her Verrierdale home found 20 snake skins, the longest being 2.5m.

Workmen find 2.5m snake skin in Verrierdale ceiling

EPIC FAIL: Council tells drivers to do 100 in a 50 zone

EPIC FAIL: A photo taken by a Hervey Bay driver showing a 100km/hour sign in a 50km zone is going viral.

The council has admitted this was an honest mistake made by an employee.

VIDEO: Fish smacks blogger in the face, but was it staged?

Not everyone is convinced this blogger was actually hit by a fish

PHOTOS: Clive Palmer image a viral hit for photoshoppers

A community on Reddit named Photoshop Battles has discovered a photograph of Clive Palmer counting his money in Parliament, and have joyfully distorted it. These photos have been digitally modified.

Internet jokesters put the billionaire in compromising positions

Melanie Griffith won't wed again, calls it 'archaic'

Melanie Griffith won't marry again

Next month's CMC Rocks festival is about to sell out

The crowd at CMC Rocks QLD 2015 on Saturday night.

Final tickets expected to be gone by Monday

Chris Rock: Black actresses have it tough

Chris Rock thinks black women have the hardest gig in show business.

Molly Meldrum: Celebrating an icon of Australian music

Sam Johnson as Molly Meldrum in a scene from Molly.

CHANNEL 7's highly anticipated Molly biopic premieres tomorrow.

Top Gear back on track with Friends star LeBlanc as host

You're most popular in your 29th year, a study has claimed (pictured: the cast of Friends)

What we know so far about the Top Gear reboot

Coco Austin gets baby's ears pierced

Coco Austin and Ice-T have got their 10-week-old baby's ears pierced

Smoked salmon, pea and radish salad inspired by MKR

Dan and Steph’s salmon salad.

EASY yet delicious smoked salmon, pea and radish salad recipe.

Chinese char siu lamb cutlets recipe

THIS easy char siu lamb cutlets dish works well with lamb or pork.

The top trending baby names for 2016

SEARCHING for the right baby name? Then why not consider these.

Workers on site across region for Range Crossing build

Preparing site for construction activities expected to start soon

Construction index shows industry still in contraction

Second month of contraction for construction industry

Meet Jamie Beaton, the 20 year-old worth $40 million

Say hello to the 20-year-old worth $40 million

Business confidence was on the rise before recent turmoil

The NAB quarterly business survey revealed a lift in confidence

National recall for lettuce packets after salmonella cases

Prepackaged salad mixes from Coles and Woolworths affected

Clive defends Qld Nickel’s record in letter to Turnbull

Clive Palmer

Palmer blames lack of banking, Govt support for company's woes