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Tiahleigh Palmer's foster brother pleads guilty

THE foster brother of slain Queensland schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer has pleaded guilty to having a sexual relationship with the 12-year-old.

Trent Thorburn, 20, pleaded guilty to two charges of perjury and one count each of incest and attempting to pervert the course of justice at Beenleigh District Court today.

Thorburn, whose father Rick has been charged with Tiahleigh's murder, will be sentenced later today.

Police allege his father Rick murdered 12-year-old Tiahleigh in October 2015 after discovering that 19-year-old Trent had been sexually involved with her. Rick is awaiting trial on the murder charge.

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Today Show stars touch down in Gladstone

Karl Stefanovic and Richard Wilkins give Gladstone the thumbs up.The Today show team touch down in Gladstone.

Popular breakfast program will be broadcast live from 1770 tomorrow.

Gladstone fisherman fined $20,000 for illegal reef fishing

A commercial fisher has been fined for being in a Great Barrier Reef Marine Park green zone without the main vessel.

The master fisherman was caught by surveillance aircraft.

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