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DNA confirms Aboriginal people's long-lasting connection to country

ABC News: Top Stories - 1 hour 7 min ago

Members of the Stolen Generations may finally find a way back to their country, thanks to new research that reveals differences in Aboriginal DNA can be linked to specific geographic areas.

Power supply under threat from looming gas shortage

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2017-03-08 23:06

Without a swift response, Australia could face a difficult choice — keeping the power on or cutting gas supplies to residential and business customers, the energy market operator warns.

Girl found by ABC Brisbane listener as Amber Alert issued

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2017-03-08 17:59

An ABC Brisbane listener realises he is driving behind the car at the centre of an Amber Alert and helps police locate the mother and child involved quickly today, police say.

Distressed backpacker wanted me to call police: service station owner

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2017-03-08 16:53

A petrol station owner who alerted police to a British backpacker, allegedly raped and held captive for several weeks, says she now realises the young woman with black eyes and no money was silently desperate for help.

CCTV footage of the British tourist at the petrol station in Mitchell.

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2017-03-08 16:06
CCTV footage of the British tourist at the petrol station in Mitchell.

Businesswomen's Hall of Fame inducts record number of rural women this year

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2017-03-08 15:36

Rural entrepreneurs inducted into the Businesswomen's Hall of Fame celebrate the leadership skills of women in Australia.

Surge in women becoming Queensland Rail train drivers

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2017-03-08 14:58

The number of women hired by Queensland Rail in its recruitment push is more than four times the rate in the current workforce, breaking down traditional barriers.

Patchy monsoon rain delivers mixed fortunes for farmers

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2017-03-08 14:53

With just weeks until north Queensland's wet season draws to a close, farmers report results as diverse as the rainfall.

Facial recognition software trials in Qld alarm privacy advocates

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2017-03-08 13:52

A facial recognition technology trial is underway in Queensland, alarming privacy advocates who fear such developments could lead to bigger databanks of personal information.

Meet one of Australia's smartest kids heading to MIT

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2017-03-08 13:35

Josh Marsh, one of Australia's smartest students, will soon leave Tully in far north Queensland for a prestigious MIT research program.

Research and development partnership to tackle 'fragmented' plant biosecurity system

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2017-03-08 13:04

Australia's seven plant research agencies come together to tackle what they describe as fragmentation and a lack of coordination in Australia's biosecurity system.

Ticketmaster defends resale website as Peter Garrett calls for scalping crackdown

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2017-03-08 12:54

Event sales company Ticketmaster defends its resale website, which has been used by scalpers to market inflated-price tickets to events such as Justin Bieber's Brisbane concert and Midnight Oil's reunion tour, as Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett calls for law changes.

Second rape charge laid against former union boss

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2017-03-08 12:07

A former union boss appears in a Brisbane court on more charges stemming from the alleged rape of a woman he met outside a Fortitude Valley bar.

Stationery social enterprise changing girls' lives

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2017-03-08 11:58

A Brisbane woman creates a social enterprise stationery business to help fund education projects for women in developing countries.

Indigenous student recognised for excelling in STEM

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2017-03-08 11:46

A young Indigenous woman from Queensland is recognised for her passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Port workers to be included in investigation of re-emergence of black lung disease

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2017-03-08 11:27

A parliamentary committee expands investigation of return of black lung disease to include coal port workers.

Women break career stereotypes on International Women's Day

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2017-03-08 10:16

The social media theme for International Women's Day is Be Bold For Change, and these Queensland women made bold decisions in their career choices.

Queensland regional women lead the way across industries

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2017-03-08 08:48

Females the world over are encouraged to 'Be Bold for Change' as they mark International Women's Day — something women across regional Queensland know all too well.

Stage Mums web comedy goes from kitchen to big time

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2017-03-08 07:54

Tired of a lack of roles for older women, a Gold Coast actress started her own web series which has grown into a boon for local female filmmakers.

Campbell Newman accuses Tim Nicholls of avoiding responsibility

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2017-03-08 07:44

Queensland Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls plays down his former boss's social media response to a keynote speech, after Campbell Newman accused him of avoiding responsibility for public service cuts and privatisation plans.

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