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Queensland rediscovers the magic in stunning comeback win

Wed, 2017-06-21 22:24

A Dane Gagai double and a Johnathan Thurston pressure kick give Queensland a brilliant comeback victory over the Blues to level the Origin series at 1-1.

As it happened: Queensland pulls off amazing comeback win to keep series alive

Wed, 2017-06-21 19:00

Dane Gagai scores a double as Queensland comes back from a 10-point deficit to beat NSW in Sydney. See how it happened in our State Of Origin blog.

Inmates turning prison time into unique learning experience

Wed, 2017-06-21 16:38

It is not the typical learning environment, but for Queensland prison inmate Terry (not his real name), his time behind bars has given him the chance to learn a trade for the first time.

Which state takes out the budget State of Origin

Wed, 2017-06-21 15:29

With Queensland and New South Wales now level in this year's State of Origin series, there was also a less athletic contest between the two states' economies.

Paul Tully to run for Ipswich mayor in wake of Pisasale being granted bail

Wed, 2017-06-21 12:47

Ipswich Councillor Paul Tully confirms run for mayor after the shock resignation and launch of legal proceedings against former mayor Paul Pisasale.

Husband of missing Grafton teacher charged with murder

Wed, 2017-06-21 12:34

John Edwards is formally charged with the murder of his estranged wife Sharon Edwards who was last seen near Grafton in 2015.

Husband of missing Grafton teacher to be charged with murder

Wed, 2017-06-21 12:34

John Edwards is being driven across the border to NSW, where he will be charged with the murder of his estranged wife Sharon Edwards, police say.

Obsessive compulsive disorder explained

Wed, 2017-06-21 11:57

When people think of OCD, they often imagine someone engaging in repetitive handwashing. But there's more to the disorder than that.

Pisasale protests innocence after being granted bail on extortion charge

Wed, 2017-06-21 10:03

Former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale defends his legacy and says he will fight charges of extortion and two other offences, as he is granted bail by a Brisbane court despite police objections.

US company plans to make cosmetics from Queensland sugar cane

Wed, 2017-06-21 09:40

A United States biotechnology company announces it will build a biorefinery in Queensland to make cosmetics out of sugar cane.

Butcher tackles State of Origin with blue and maroon sausages

Wed, 2017-06-21 09:16

Independent butchers fight to win back customers lost to supermarket meat aisles with clever marketing techniques, such as State of Origin sausages.

Outback butcher feeds waste to the dogs

Wed, 2017-06-21 07:44

An outback butcher grinds up his meat offcuts and sells it as dog food to make sure nothing is wasted.

Will Australia ever take table tennis seriously as a sport?

Wed, 2017-06-21 07:42

It is played for fun in rumpus rooms and backyards everywhere, but the game of table tennis is not taken too seriously as a sport in Australia, despite its global popularity.

Little girls can now dream of rugby league careers, as sport sees rapid growth

Wed, 2017-06-21 07:41

Women's participation in rugby league is the fastest growing area of the sport, with female registrations up 45 per cent in Queensland in the past two years.

Cattle exporters optimistic of sailing through prawn trade tensions with Vietnam

Wed, 2017-06-21 07:38

Why is the cattle industry interested in the Government's temporary suspension on imports of uncooked prawns?

Pisasale's former staff 'disappointed' by extortion charge

Wed, 2017-06-21 05:58

Ipswich City Council distances itself from Paul Pisasale following his arrest, with the ordeal "deeply disappointing" staff who worked alongside the former mayor.

Abortion laws making it harder for women to escape domestic violence, expert warns

Wed, 2017-06-21 05:23

Pregnant women in violent relationships are being further victimised by laws that criminalise abortion in some parts of Australia, doctors and health experts say.

One mother's fight for 'life-changing' narcolepsy drug

Wed, 2017-06-21 05:19

Lucas Jose was 18 years old and required a minimum of 20 hours of sleep in order to function. That was, until his mother launched a successful fight to make an effective drug available in Australia.

Origin II could usher in new era for Maroons and Blues

Wed, 2017-06-21 05:06

With Queensland's greatest era ending and the Blues' threatening to start a purple patch of their own, Origin II could mark the beginning of something major for both sides, writes Warren Boland

Strawberry Fields pick-your-own tourist farm for sale after 39 years

Tue, 2017-06-20 17:48

Maurie and Von Carmichael do not want to see Strawberry Fields' paddocks of bright, sweet fruit make way for suburbia, but believe in the long run it is inevitable as it goes up for sale.