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Ex-MP survives almost eight hours trapped in grain silo

2 hours 27 min ago

A former federal MP is recovering well after being trapped in an underground grain silo for almost hours on his remote Queensland property.

Ian Cameron is nursing "mulched" toes, but is up and walking after the ordeal on his Boongalla property, 200 kilometres west of Toowoomba.

The former National Party politician was using a pole to unclog grain when he fell into the sorghum pit on Sunday afternoon.

Royal commission told of strike payments from redundancy trust fund

2 hours 39 min ago

The trade union royal commission has heard striking workers were paid hardship money out of a construction union industry fund set up for redundancy payments.

Restoration closes 'drawers' for Brisbane family

3 hours 33 min ago

A family has found closure from the 2011 Brisbane floods by using a form of crowd funding to restore an heirloom that was destroyed during the weather event.

Queensland Country ready to make most of NRC debut

4 hours 23 min ago

Queensland Country captain Anthony Fainga'a says he and his team-mates have a "point to prove" in the upcoming National Rugby Championship.

Queensland's chief dentist calls for fluoridation

5 hours 57 min ago

Queensland's chief dentist has urged councils to again add fluoride to water supplies after a new study found it significantly reduced the likelihood of tooth decay in children.

The Queensland Child Oral Health Survey monitored 5400 children between 2010 and 2012 in Townsville, the rest of the northern region, Brisbane and south-east Queensland.

It found in Townsville, where fluoride was added 50 years ago, 39 per cent of the kids surveyed had tooth decay, compared to 57 per cent in the rest of north Queensland.

Queensland's chief dental officer Mark Brown said the results were not surprising and confirmed that fluoride works.

Border takes on BBL mentor role with Brisbane Heat

6 hours 52 min ago

The Brisbane Heat have secured the mentoring services of cricket legend Allan Border for the 2014-2015 Big Bash League.

Identity of woman found in Sydney park remains a mystery

Mon, 2014-08-04 21:00

A woman whose body was found in a Sydney park in February still has not been identified, police say.

Suspected meningococcal death in Qld no cause for panic: health unit

Mon, 2014-08-04 15:48

Residents in Queensland's Darling Downs have been assured the death of a Warwick teenager from a suspected case of meningococcal is not cause for widespread alarm.

Albert Borella's WWI outback journey to be honoured

Mon, 2014-08-04 14:48

When Australia joined World War I in August 1914 young men across the nation rushed to join up and do their bit for the motherland, but few had to go to the lengths that Captain Albert Borella did.

Brisbane crane company 'intimidated' by union campaign

Mon, 2014-08-04 13:30

The construction union embarked on a damaging campaign against a Brisbane crane company after it entered into a non-union collective agreement, a Royal Commission has heard.

Barclay inquest hears need for more rescue crews

Mon, 2014-08-04 13:24

Rescues during surf lifesaving meets could be easier if more staff patrolled competition zones in jet skis, a coronial inquest examining the death of a junior lifesaver has heard.

World fishing champion: no sight needed

Mon, 2014-08-04 12:44

A Brisbane woman has become the first female in the world and the first vision impaired person to win an International Game Fishing Association (IGFA) royal slam.

Hundreds of hay bales delivered to drought-hit farmers

Mon, 2014-08-04 12:22

Grazing families in western Queensland say they feel overwhelmed by the continued generosity of people keen to offer drought relief.

Franjic leaving Brisbane Roar for Torpedo Moscow

Mon, 2014-08-04 11:06

A-League champions Brisbane Roar have confirmed premiership defender Ivan Franjic will leave the club.

Anti-bikie laws gaining popularity, survey suggests

Mon, 2014-08-04 07:55

The Queensland Government could be emboldened to launch a new wave of anti-bikie laws with the number of people supporting additional measures increasing.

The trend is contained in an internal research document obtained by the ABC.

Kylie closes 'best ever' Games, over to you Gold Coast

Mon, 2014-08-04 07:15

The Commonwealth Games were drawn to a close in a glittering ceremony, as Glasgow handed over to the Gold Coast.

Courtney wins, Whincup snatches V8s lead

Sun, 2014-08-03 18:43

James Courtney won the V8 Supercars race in Ipswich as Jamie Whincup moved to the top of the standings.

Rabbitohs demolish Knights to climb to second

Sun, 2014-08-03 16:51

South Sydney climbed into second place on the NRL ladder with a dominant 50-10 win over the struggling Knights.

Lions surge late to beat Demons by 23

Sun, 2014-08-03 15:41

The Lions put together a run of six unanswered goals in the last term to beat Melbourne by 23 points.

Live: Raiders v Warriors, Rabbitohs v Knights

Sun, 2014-08-03 13:33

Grandstand brings you live updates from the Raiders-Warriors, Rabbitohs-Knights NRL matches.