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Sunshine Coast caravan park with beach views faces uncertain future

Wed, 2017-04-26 07:17

The future of the iconic Mooloolaba Esplanade Caravan Park is in doubt with fears the beachside holiday hotspot could be turned into a temporary car park before eventually becoming parklands.

Liberal MP Stuart Robert's CCC testimony 'unbelievable', councillor says

Wed, 2017-04-26 06:09

Turnbull Government backbencher Stuart Robert's testimony to Queensland's crime watchdog is questioned by a Gold Coast councillor.

Bystanders film the fire at Dalby State School

Tue, 2017-04-25 18:30
A fire that has razed a number of buildings at one of Queensland's oldest schools, in Dalby west of Brisbane, was deliberately lit, initial police investigations have revealed.

Zoe Cullen says her heart broke when Andrew told her he wanted to die.

Tue, 2017-04-25 18:20
Zoe Cullen says her heart broke when Andrew told her he wanted to die.

Anzac Day 'a difficult day' for veteran Andrew Cullen

Tue, 2017-04-25 17:06

After two tours of Afghanistan, bomb disposal expert Major Andrew Cullen has faced many dark days. And Anzac Day is one of the hardest.

Indigenous customs incorporated in outback Qld Anzac service

Tue, 2017-04-25 15:41

A smoke ceremony, didgeridoo and war paint are ancient customs that have become new Anzac Day traditions in north-west Queensland.

Could brighter clouds help to cool the Great Barrier Reef?

Tue, 2017-04-25 14:21

Australian researchers are working on plans to make the clouds above the Great Barrier Reef larger and more reflective, in an extraordinary bid to cool the water underneath and save the delicate coral communities below.

How a famine inspired one man's fight against drought

Tue, 2017-04-25 14:02

Growing up on his family's farm in Kenya in the 1980s, Richard Koech lived through one of the worst droughts in history, which inspired him to spend a lifetime studying water.

How a famine inspired one man's fight against drought

Tue, 2017-04-25 14:02

Growing up on his family's farm in Kenya in the 1980s, Richard Koech lived through one of the worst droughts in history, which inspired him to spend a lifetime studying water.

Elderly couple dies after dinghy upturns

Tue, 2017-04-25 12:02

A couple, aged 89 and 90, is found dead after setting off yesterday on a fishing trip in a south-east Queensland waterway on a windy day in choppy conditions.

'Devastated' teachers watch fire consume historic Dalby school

Tue, 2017-04-25 08:37

A fire has razed a number of buildings at Queensland's fourth oldest school, in Dalby west of Brisbane, with staff racing to the scene in the early hours of the morning and police saying the blaze may have been deliberately lit.

'No-one cares, mate': Being a war veteran at 27

Tue, 2017-04-25 07:50

Chris May survived two missions to Afghanistan and being hit by an improvised explosive device. Then came the battle to fit back in to society.

Anzac Day in Queensland 'an opportunity to say thank you'

Tue, 2017-04-25 05:18

Ex-service personnel from East Timor and India march in Brisbane's Anzac Day parade for the first time, with thousands of people from across the state turning out this morning to commemorate those who served the country and sacrificed their lives.

Anzac Day in Queensland 'an opportunity to say thank you'

Tue, 2017-04-25 05:18

Ex-service personnel from East Timor and India are marching in Brisbane's Anzac Day parade for the first time, with thousands of people from across the state turning out this morning to commemorate those who served the country and sacrificed their lives.

Paramedics threatened with syringe, kicked, spat on in latest assaults

Mon, 2017-04-24 18:03

There have been three separate attacks on Queensland Ambulance Service officers on the Gold Coast in as many days, bringing the total number of assaults on paramedics across the state to more than 175 this year to date.

Outback film Calloused Hearts dealing with domestic violence shortlisted for prize

Mon, 2017-04-24 17:42

The West End Film Festival has named Calloused Hearts, a short feature that deals with rural domestic violence, a finalist in its 2017 competition.

Family dog found alive four years after disappearance

Mon, 2017-04-24 17:00

Sammy the labrador, who went missing during a walk through bushland on the Sunshine Coast four years ago, is found and reunited with her family after living in the wild and likely surviving on a diet of pineapples.

New Queensland payroll will fail without intervention: report

Mon, 2017-04-24 16:53

A new payroll system for firefighters, paramedics and prison staff will not be a repeat of the Queensland Health payroll debacle, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk vows, as an audit concludes it will likely fail without "significant intervention".

Legal services in Queensland's north await details of funding restoration

Mon, 2017-04-24 14:37

Queensland community legal services remain in the dark about the details of the restoration of vital federal funding announced today.

One Night Stand music festival in Mount Isa another touring success

Mon, 2017-04-24 13:27

Music revellers from across the country spent days and thousands of dollars getting to Mount Isa for triple j's annual regional music festival.