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World heritage reefs at risk of coral bleaching, UNESCO says

Tue, 2017-06-20 13:12

Almost 75 per cent of world heritage coral reefs, including the Great Barrier Reef, have been exposed to heat stress that causes coral bleaching in the past three years, UNESCO says.

Crocodile attack survivor pleads guilty to assaulting police

Tue, 2017-06-20 12:50

A far north Queensland teenager who gained "celebrity" status as a crocodile attack survivor will be released from prison today, after pleading guilty to assaulting two police officers.

South Bank: Brisbane's favourite backyard celebrates 25 years

Tue, 2017-06-20 12:40

The opening of South Bank Parklands to the public turned Brisbane's former Expo '88 site into a European-inspired playground for locals and tourists alike.

Is the momentum to develop northern Australia being lost?

Tue, 2017-06-20 12:15

It is two years since a white paper outlined a vision to transform northern Australia into an economic powerhouse, but no projects have started.

Gun-toting outback Queensland cop appeals against conviction

Tue, 2017-06-20 11:45

A Queensland police officer found guilty of assault after pulling his gun on an outback motorist appeals against his conviction.

Daley talks up Maroons' pack ahead of Origin II

Tue, 2017-06-20 11:25

The Blues may have won Origin I easily, but coach Laurie Daley warns the Maroons have a much stronger side for Game II.

Joyce not part of plan to boost Nicholls' regional popularity, LNP says

Tue, 2017-06-20 10:32

The LNP denies it has called for federal back-up to boost the party's popularity in regional Queensland seats ahead of the next election.

Australian farmers' record breaking season confirmed at $62.8 billion

Tue, 2017-06-20 09:21

The value of Australian farm produce is expected to dip slightly for the coming season, but is still tipped to be 9 per cent higher than the five-year average to 2015-16.

Australian farmers' record breaking season confirmed at $62.8 billion

Tue, 2017-06-20 09:21

The value of Australian farm produce is expected to dip slightly for the coming season, but is still tipped to be 9 per cent higher than the five-year average to 2015/16.

Family retraces Burke and Wills expedition, telling story through theatre

Tue, 2017-06-20 07:53

A Victorian family of four retraces the steps of Burke and Wills with their self-written theatre show, to tell stories about Australia's colonial explorers.

Outback grazier turns to camels for weed control

Tue, 2017-06-20 07:50

An outback grazier employs the help of 350 camels to increase plant diversity on his cattle station and control weeds.

Australian meat branding for locally-processed product only: MPs

Mon, 2017-06-19 15:16

Crossbench MPs have introduced a bill to restrict 'Brand Australia' labels on meat that is both grown and processed in Australia.

Young auctioneers hone online skills as transactions go digital

Mon, 2017-06-19 14:39

Up and coming livestock auctioneers are being trained to embrace an increasingly digital marketplace as more business transactions go online.

Fake websites for barbecues, gym equipment scam $110k

Mon, 2017-06-19 13:50

Police are searching for a man and woman after more than 25 websites advertising heavily discounted items including barbecues turned out to be scams, scamming at least 120 people of $110,000 on goods that were never delivered.

Clive Palmer defends cruise with family after sickly court appearance

Mon, 2017-06-19 13:50

Clive Palmer defends his decision to take family and friends on a luxury cruise one month after facing court in Brisbane clutching a sick bag, claiming he is guilty only of loving his wife and children and wanting to spend time with them.

Researchers say they have proven white spot outbreak came from overseas

Mon, 2017-06-19 13:12

A group of researchers is pressuring government agencies still investigating the origins of a prawn disease outbreak, by publishing independent data they say proves the virus came to Australia on imported prawns.

Australian record for largest aqua aerobics class tumbles

Mon, 2017-06-19 13:00

Townsville sets a new Australian record for the largest aqua aerobics class.

Spirited growers take a shot at carrot vodka to reduce waste

Mon, 2017-06-19 11:47

A group of spirited women hope their carrot vodka can entice people to "drink their vegetables" and help reduce food waste.

Wallabies fan's drunken rant goes viral

Mon, 2017-06-19 11:18

A self-described 'pleb' who wrote a late-night, beer-fuelled rant criticising Australia's Rugby Union side, the Wallabies, is shocked by the viral success of his post, which prompted coach Michael Cheika to call him.

Graziers want mulga reclassified as woody weed and stock feed

Mon, 2017-06-19 09:31

Graziers say land clearing laws are unworkable and do not allow them to adequately push mulga for stock feed.