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Thurston ruled out of what was supposed to be his 300th NRL game

Thu, 2017-06-22 18:22

Johnathan Thurston will miss the Cowboys' game against Penrith and his hopes of an Origin swansong at Lang Park are under a cloud after another shoulder injury.

Miss out on Commonwealth Games tickets? Don't give up just yet

Thu, 2017-06-22 18:14

With more than 1.2 million requests for ticket spots that numbered far less at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games - there was bound to be disappointment when passes were allocated. But organisers say not all hope is lost - with another opportunity on the horizon.

Groover, Gidget, Gravy? Police need 'G' names for newest puppy recruits

Thu, 2017-06-22 16:23

Got a good name for a good dog? The Queensland Police Service is recruiting the public in the naming of its seven new puppies, destined to become the next breed of police dogs.

Cattle industry gives x-ray technology a tick of approval

Thu, 2017-06-22 16:18

Australian cattle and sheep producers, lot feeders and red meat processors publicly back the introduction of controversial x-ray technology that promises to provide farmers with a better indication of the actual meat content of a carcase.

Moore returns as Cheika rings changes for Italy Test

Thu, 2017-06-22 14:51

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has made six changes to his side for Saturday's Test against Italy in Brisbane, headed by the return of captain Stephen Moore.

Brisbane restaurant fined over dodgy mayonnaise that sickened 29 people

Thu, 2017-06-22 14:16

A Brisbane restaurant that unknowingly used eggs containing salmonella to make mayonnaise, causing 29 people to fall ill, is fined $37,000.

Bundaberg farm boy's rise to become a Commander of the British Empire

Thu, 2017-06-22 13:49

A farmer's son from Bundaberg takes his passion all the way to Buckingham Palace.

All-timber office building to be built in Brisbane

Thu, 2017-06-22 13:49

Fire and termites will be no threat to a nine-storey all-timber office block to be built in inner Brisbane, according to the construction team.

Spike in native animal injuries has RSPCA worried

Thu, 2017-06-22 11:47

A native animal hospital in south-east Queensland says it is treating more than double the number of animals it was four years ago.

ALP expels Pisasale after former mayor charged with extortion

Thu, 2017-06-22 11:18

Queensland Labor's administrative committee has decided to terminate Paul Pisasale's membership.

Morcombe killer's lawyer Tim Meehan pleads guilty to $30k fraud, falsifying invoices

Thu, 2017-06-22 10:38

Brisbane criminal solicitor Tim Meehan, who represented Daniel Morcombe's killer Brett Peter Cowan, pleads guilty to fraud charges in Queensland's Supreme Court and is remanded in custody.

Johnathan Thurston steps up to the plate for Queensland yet again

Thu, 2017-06-22 09:29

Playing through the pain of a busted shoulder, Johnathan Thurston's unerring conversion to win Origin II for Queensland begs the question: Does JT even experience nerves?

Dingo poo research debunks threatened wildlife killer theory

Thu, 2017-06-22 08:36

Scientists in far north Queensland call for a rethink of pest management policy after conducting research that suggests dingoes are not a danger to threatened species.

'Kids around 10, they're drinking': Gulf locals tackle drug dependence

Thu, 2017-06-22 07:46

A remote Gulf of Carpentaria town works with police volunteers to make a documentary aimed at tackling drug addiction.

Company faces massive fine over 15-tonne Great Barrier Reef oil spill

Thu, 2017-06-22 06:52

A shipping company is charged and faces a fine of up to $17 million for allegedly spilling about 15 tonnes of oil but experts say it could prove difficult to enforce a fine even if the prosecution is successful.

Wild crocodile egg harvest to help Indigenous community

Thu, 2017-06-22 06:39

Wild crocodile eggs will be harvested at a Cape York community in a test case to see if the practice should be allowed again in Queensland.

Daley makes veiled swipe at referees after Origin II heartbreaker

Thu, 2017-06-22 06:30

Blues coach Laurie Daley takes a thinly-veiled swipe at the referees following New South Wales's heartbreaking 18-16 State of Origin II to the Maroons in Sydney.

Where you live could determine how many online trolls you have

Thu, 2017-06-22 06:28

People living in regional Australia not only use social media more than those living in cities, but also encounter greater bullying and harassment, a new report finds.

'Godfather of Coral' urges Adani approval rethink following reef bleachings

Thu, 2017-06-22 06:03

The man known as the "Godfather of Coral" is calling on the Federal Government to revoke its environmental approval for Adani's $16-billion coal mine, arguing two bleaching events on the Great Barrier Reef have happened since the decision was made.

NSW the architects of their own Origin blues

Wed, 2017-06-21 23:44

State Of Origin II was a vintage Maroons finish, but also an unfortunate return to some nasty old habits for New South Wales.