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Footage shows wrecking yard ablaze on Brisbane's northside

1 hour 42 min ago
Emergency services have extinguished fires at two separate car wrecking yards on Brisbane's northside.

Urgent meeting called for Queensland Rail following cuts to 100 services

1 hour 47 min ago

Queensland Rail's board is ordered to hold an urgent meeting this weekend to work out interim arrangements after major disruptions to Brisbane's network saw the cancellation of 100 trains on Friday due to a lack of drivers.

Fires at Brisbane car wrecking yards 'deliberately lit'

11 hours 25 min ago

Emergency services extinguish fires at two separate car wrecking yards on Brisbane's northside, which they say were deliberately lit.

Next generation of fighter pilots takes to the simulated skies

Fri, 2016-10-21 18:07

More than 60 potential young fighter pilots take to the virtual skies as the Royal Australian Air Force's travelling flight simulator visits central Queensland.

Night parrot conservation project expanded in Queensland

Fri, 2016-10-21 17:53

A scientific project aimed at ensuring the protection of one of the world's most elusive birds, the night parrot, is to be expanded in central-west Queensland.

Hendra virus vaccine for horses 'shouldn't be compulsory in Queensland'

Fri, 2016-10-21 17:05

Vaccinating horses against Hendra virus should not be made compulsory, despite the deaths of 77 horses and four people since 1994, a Queensland parliamentary committee finds.

Portraits pay tribute to Aussie soldiers

Fri, 2016-10-21 16:14

Six years ago, artist Jason Swain started painting fallen soldiers who lost their lives in Afghanistan. Now, he is determined to finish the project.

Brisbane couple who tortured, murdered mum get life in jail

Fri, 2016-10-21 14:46

A Brisbane couple are sentenced to life in prison for murdering mother-of-four Tia Landers in their home, while forcing her two friends to watch the ordeal and clean up.

'This is Queensland Rail's fault': Train boss offers apology over cancellation of 100 Brisbane services

Fri, 2016-10-21 14:38

The head of Queensland Rail issues an "unreserved apology" to Brisbane commuters after about 100 train services are cancelled due to a lack of drivers.

Sugar miller Wilmar wins boardroom battle

Fri, 2016-10-21 14:25

Australia's biggest sugar milling company Wilmar wins a controversial vote to secure an extra seat on the board of Sugar Terminals Limited.

New research shows strong link between river drownings and alcohol, researchers say

Fri, 2016-10-21 14:23

Alcohol has been a contributing factor in almost half of Australia's river drownings, according to new research.

Man jailed over one-punch attack on woman outside Mt Isa club

Fri, 2016-10-21 14:16

A 28-year-old man is sentenced to 18 months' jail over a one-punch attack on a female club manager at Mount Isa in outback Queensland.

Gable Tostee trial: How common is death by falling?

Fri, 2016-10-21 13:56

The Gable Tostee case raises questions about how common death by falling is — and how many such incidents are homicides.

Banana farm buyout to proceed after negative TR4 test

Fri, 2016-10-21 13:34

The Australian banana industry heaves a collective sigh of relief after negative Panama TR4 test.

Weed-slaying robot could save farm sector $1.3 billion a year

Fri, 2016-10-21 13:22

A Queensland university develops a fully-autonomous weed-killing robot that could cut the cost of weed control by 90 per cent.

New wheelchair gives the beach back to north Queensland locals

Fri, 2016-10-21 13:15
A Mackay woman with multiple sclerosis successfully petitioned the local Lions Club for a wheelchair which is now helping the elderly and people with disabilities to once more experience the beach.

Beach wheelchair leaves locals buoyed with hope

Fri, 2016-10-21 13:05

A community beach wheelchair in Mackay, north Queensland, allows people of all ages and disabilities to feel the sand between their toes.

Room for two A-League teams in Brisbane, says Aloisi

Fri, 2016-10-21 12:44

Brisbane Roar coach John Aloisi insists a cross-town A-League rival would push football in south-east Queensland to the next level.

Footballer dies after mass drug overdose on Gold Coast

Fri, 2016-10-21 12:40

Police issue a warning over the dangers of synthetic drugs after Victorian footballer Riki Stephens, one of 12 people hospitalised on the Gold Coast after overdosing at the weekend, dies in hospital.

Bundaberg Meals on Wheels celebrates golden anniversary

Fri, 2016-10-21 11:11

Bundaberg and District Meals on Wheels is celebrating 50 years of service this weekend.