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'Outback opera house' or 'mud hut': New $22m Waltzing Matilda Centre opens

Fri, 2018-04-20 05:38

The outback Queensland town of Winton is rising from the ashes with its key tourist attraction, now rebuilt after going up in flames three years ago. But not everyone is happy with the unique design.

Butcher loses $10,000 of meat in PFAS scare

Thu, 2018-04-19 18:59

Bundaberg butcher Des Barritt and his family have spent all week preparing to destroy the work they love after tests revealed toxic chemicals in their water.

Queensland's face recognition tech sparks 'mass surveillance' warning

Thu, 2018-04-19 18:55

The Queensland Government won't say what future use it has in mind for facial recognition software which was put in place for the Commonwealth Games.

Liquid fertiliser causes less nitrogen run-off to Great Barrier Reef

Thu, 2018-04-19 17:36

A new study finds a liquid fertiliser blend using a common sugar industry by-product has benefits for both farmers and the environment.

'FIFO Mayor' of Ararat Glenda McLean resigns amid intense public pressure

Thu, 2018-04-19 17:34

A regional Victorian councillor has announced she will resign as Mayor and from the council after earlier proposing to continue in the roles while working full-time in western Queensland.

Recycling centre employing people with disabilities fears for jobs amid import ban

Thu, 2018-04-19 17:12

A Bundaberg recycling centre that employs 27 people with disabilities says jobs are on the line because it cannot find a buyer for its product, including 100 tonnes of soft plastic that is now headed for landfill.

Sugar industry urged to look beyond billion-dollar biofuels platform

Thu, 2018-04-19 14:01

The Australian sugar cane industry is being told to look beyond biofuels due to the risk of future technologies wiping out demand.

Mango fruit fly incursions bite interstate trade

Thu, 2018-04-19 12:48

South Australia strengthens its import requirements, following the discovery of fruit fly larvae in four consignments of Queensland mangoes during the summer harvest.

Army bans troops from wearing 'death' symbols

Thu, 2018-04-19 12:24

Australia's Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Angus Campbell, has banned the wearing of 'death' symbols within the Army because of their violent, murderous and vigilante symbolism.

Forget Grumpy cat, we've got fuming feline and she's looking for her home

Thu, 2018-04-19 11:48

The mean demeanour of a three-legged cat found roaming in a suburb north of Brisbane is going viral, with hundreds sharing the fuming feline's image in the hopes of reuniting her with her family.

Southern Queensland irrigators agree to nation's largest water buyback

Thu, 2018-04-19 11:24

Central Darling Downs irrigators agree to cut their water allocation in half in the largest water buyback seen in the Murray-Darling Basin.

Homicide detectives investigate suspicious fatal house fire as neighbour says son had 'lost it'

Thu, 2018-04-19 08:26

A neighbour says the son who lived in the house where three people died in a suspicious fire "was out of control", as homicide detectives continue to investigate the blaze.

Homicide detectives investigate suspicious fatal house fire as neighbour says son had 'lost it'

Thu, 2018-04-19 08:26

A neighbour says the son who lived in the house where three people died in a suspicious fire "was out of control", as homicide detectives continue to investigate the blaze.

SES 'shattered' at loss of mate in suspicious house fire

Thu, 2018-04-19 08:26

A man killed along with his son and former partner in a suspicious house fire in Brisbane is remembered for his efforts leading a "heroic" SES team in the wake of Cyclone Debbie.

Wave of disappointment as Margaret River Pro cancelled

Thu, 2018-04-19 06:50

The cancellation of the World Surf League event in Western Australia's South West disappoints local surfers and worries residents, who are concerned about the region's reputation and economy.

Award-winning cheesemaker's legacy held in great stead by widow

Thu, 2018-04-19 06:41

A recent widow is pushing through her grief to keep her late husband's cheesemaking legacy alive after following him across the world to help him realise his dream.

Melons left to rot in paddocks as listeria outbreak cripples industry

Thu, 2018-04-19 06:30

Thousands of rockmelons have been left to rot in paddocks near Geraldton on the Western Australian coast as record low prices and lost markets mean they are simply not worth picking.

Recycling will be dumped by councils nationwide as costs blow out: experts

Thu, 2018-04-19 05:46

Councils across Australia will follow the city of Ipswich in scrapping their recycling programs because ratepayers won't cop higher rates as the cost continues to rise, the Local Government Association of Queensland warns.

'It's insane': Parents with seriously ill children spend up to $700 a month to feed them

Thu, 2018-04-19 05:46

Since Mihali was born seven months ago his parents have spent hundreds of dollars a month on feeding tubes to keep him alive. It's a cost faced by thousands of parents nationwide, but now Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt is reviewing their plight.

Vision shows parts of the Great Barrier Reef after the heatwave

Thu, 2018-04-19 04:36
Australian scientists say parts of the Great Barrier Reef were virtually cooked to death in 2016 during a marine heatwave. The footage is courtesy of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies.