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New robot aims to terminate crown-of-thorns starfish threatening reef

Mon, 2015-08-31 18:24

Queensland researchers are close to completing work on an autonomous robot that will cruise the Great Barrier Reef and inject the destructive crown-of-thorns starfish with a toxic solution.

Queensland Government ministers report gifts received in office

Mon, 2015-08-31 17:36

The annual Ministerial Gifts Register released today reveals an eclectic list of what was presented to Queensland Cabinet ministers in the last financial year.

A major NQ mango farm grows export market to take pressure off local trade

Mon, 2015-08-31 17:11

Major north Queensland mango farm grows export market to take pressure off local trade.

KAP accuses successive governments of neglecting rural and regional Queenslanders

Mon, 2015-08-31 16:21

Katter's Australia Party MP Shane Knuth says rural Queenslanders have been "done over" by successive governments.

Fears reef regulations could be reintroduced if BMP numbers don't improve

Mon, 2015-08-31 13:20

Canegrowers are being warned to complete accreditation in the industry's voluntary best management practice program, or risk it becoming mandatory.

Police search Gold Coast hinterland in missing person case

Mon, 2015-08-31 12:51

Gold Coast police searching for Linda Francis Sidon, last seen in 2009, scour an area in the Numinbah Valley in Queensland's Gold Coast hinterland.

Gold Coast police search hinterland in missing person case

Mon, 2015-08-31 12:51

Gold Coast police searching for Linda Francis Sidon, last seen in 2009, scour an area in the Numinbah Valley.

Parkour popularity encourages Queensland councils to build dedicated parks

Mon, 2015-08-31 11:56

The sport involving jumping, running and springing off objects is rapidly growing in Queensland, with a suburb north of Brisbane planning to build its first dedicated parkour park.

Police officer accused of inappropriately recording women stood down

Mon, 2015-08-31 11:27

A senior police constable has been stood down amid allegations he inappropriately recorded women while working in one of Queensland's largest regions.

Trial technology to help outback farmers understand pasture growth

Mon, 2015-08-31 10:58

Technology using government satellite data to map pasture growth will soon be available to rangeland graziers, to help in drought-proofing their properties and boosting their carrying capacity.  

Baa-lap and Ewe Sain Bolt compete at Millmerran sheep races

Mon, 2015-08-31 09:34

Baa-lap, Ewe Sain Bolt and Sheep Thrills are just some of the woolly mammals that tore down the track at the 12th annual Millmerran sheep races on Queensland's Darling Downs.

Driver accused of crashing into pedicabs fronts court

Mon, 2015-08-31 09:28

A man accused of crashing his car into four pedicabs in Surfers Paradise then fleeing into the Gold Coast hinterland appears in court.

Cape York's best brew: Cafe giving Indigenous kids an espresso shot at jobs

Mon, 2015-08-31 06:06

A new cafe in the upper reaches of Cape York is the only place you can get the taste of a freshly ground 'real' coffee for hundreds of kilometres, while providing a much needed boost in local skills and training.

Toddler dies, mother critically injured in unit fire at Beenleigh

Mon, 2015-08-31 05:32

A three-year-old boy is dead and his mother is in a critical condition after a fire tore through their unit at Beenleigh, south of Brisbane, overnight.

Toddler dies, mother critically injured in unit fire at Beenleigh

Mon, 2015-08-31 05:32

A three-year-old boy is dead and his mother is in a critical condition after a fire tore through their unit at Beenleigh, south of Brisbane, overnight.

Controversial Qld mine gets draft authority for expansion

Mon, 2015-08-31 04:42

The expansion of the controversial Acland coal mine on Queensland's western Darling Downs clears another hurdle, with the state's environment department issuing a draft authority for the $900 million project.

Titans come out on top in thrilling clash with Dragons

Sun, 2015-08-30 18:08

Dave Taylor proves the hero for the Titans in their dramatic 28-26 win over the Dragons on the Gold Coast.

Ballerinas and Batman take part in Queensland's largest fun run

Sun, 2015-08-30 15:34

About 30,000 runners and walkers - including ballerinas and Batman - take part in the 19th annual Bridge to Brisbane fun run.

ABC journalists big winners at Queensland Clarion Awards

Sun, 2015-08-30 13:10

The ABC wins 10 of the 32 gongs handed out at the Queensland Clarion Awards for excellence in journalism, with reporter Kathy McLeish named 2015 Journalist of the Year.

Commonwealth Games will be every bit as challenging as G20, police say

Sun, 2015-08-30 10:17

The 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games will be one of the biggest logistical challenges the Queensland Police Service has ever faced, the Assistant Commissioner says.