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Road transport priorities debated at northern development meeting

44 min 39 sec ago

Safe, easy access to ports and processing plants was on the agenda at the Northern Australia Beef Roads Programme roundtable in Rockhampton, but exactly which roads to prioritise was a matter for debate.

Queensland cattle set sail to Indonesia to fill quota

48 min 30 sec ago

Queensland live cattle exporters have begun loading a large shipment to Indonesia to fill fourth quarter quotas.

Police seek clues to find missing Hervey Bay woman

1 hour 21 min ago

Police are trying to find a woman and her son, who are missing from southern Queensland's Fraser Coast.

Red Talakai determined to build on Super Rugby debut season

1 hour 57 min ago

Queensland prop Sam Talakai has identified the need for greater consistency in his game if he is to secure a starting spot with the Reds in the 2016 Super Rugby season.

Brisbane butcher splits store in two to support both Broncos and Cowboys

1 hour 57 min ago

An organic butcher in south-east Brisbane is decorating his store in both Broncos and Cowboy's colours ahead of this weekend's NRL grand final.

Cairns health service board chairman quits

3 hours 18 min ago

The outgoing chairman of the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service has blamed union pressure for his shock decision to quit.

Report warns against new 100pc fly-in, fly-out mines in Qld

3 hours 24 min ago

An expert panel has recommended no new 100 per cent fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) mines be approved in Queensland.

Turtle swimsuit to help Queensland researchers discover diet and habitat habits

3 hours 28 min ago

Queensland researchers have developed a swimsuit for endangered sea turtles that collects the reptile's faeces that may help identify their foraging areas.

Hope grows for expanded Gold Coast light rail

3 hours 37 min ago

There is growing optimism about the extension of the Gold Coast light rail system, with Deputy Premier Jackie Trad confident federal funding is close.

Outback Highway group touts benefits of further sealing

3 hours 42 min ago

The head of a multi-shire interstate road group says improving the Outback Highway would bring economic benefits to Australia.

13 people charged in Darling Downs' drug operation

3 hours 48 min ago

Police have charged a 30-year-old man with trafficking and supplying dangerous drugs after a major operation targeting the drug 'ice' on southern Queensland's Darling Downs.

Ratepayers spared infrastructure costs for Caloundra South housing development

3 hours 52 min ago

The Sunshine Coast council says there will be no cost to ratepayers for infrastructure for a massive new residential development at Caloundra South.

Qld Government urged to rethink Glencore as bauxite mine preferred developer

3 hours 59 min ago

A consortium seeking to mine rich bauxite deposits in Aurukun, in far north Queensland, is urging the State Government to reconsider its bid, amid growing uncertainty about Glencore's future.

Rockhampton businessman to officially announce mayoral bid

4 hours 10 min ago

A Rockhampton business owner will officially announce his campaign this weekend to run for mayor.

Gold Coast joins Smart Cities initiative

4 hours 13 min ago

The Gold Coast has become part of an international initiative which could provide a significant boost to the city's information technology industry.

Calls for England to keep square in the scrum against Wallabies

4 hours 29 min ago

One of Australia's leading scrum coaches believes the Wallabies have the potential to get the upper hand against England in the set-piece if it is "refereed properly".

Queens of the north: Running away to become a Top End drag queen

6 hours 52 min ago

Stories of running away from home, hitching a ride, forging a passport, changing countries, switching genders, and ultimately becoming a drag queen at Darwin's only gay nightclub.

Australian mango production down

7 hours 2 min ago

As the mango picking season looms, the industry is forecasting a drop in production.

Thurston trains with Cowboys ahead of NRL decider

7 hours 16 min ago

Johnathan Thurston has run for the first time at training ahead of North Queensland's NRL grand final against Brisbane on Sunday.

Tax status of environment groups under microscope

7 hours 33 min ago

Federal Parliament's Standing Committee flew to Bowen to for a public hearing on the tax status of environmental groups.