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2.4pc Brisbane rate rise, $1b for transport in council budget

Wed, 2017-06-14 08:06

Brisbane ratepayers will fork out $37 more next financial year in a council budget that includes more than $1 billion for transport infrastructure.

Feijoa crops blooming across Australia, but what are they?

Wed, 2017-06-14 07:54

A fruit known to just 10 per cent of the Australian population is booming across the country and is expected to grow over the next five years.

Agency says job applications on the rise in livestock industry

Wed, 2017-06-14 07:37

An employment agency says the demand for jobs in the livestock industry is increasing dramatically, as it experiences its busiest six months ever.

Don't be fooled, NSW, these Maroons mean business

Wed, 2017-06-14 07:28

New South Wales can not afford to fall for Queensland's mind games ahead of game II — the Maroons are primed, ready and believe they can level the series.

London attacks inquest hears details of Australian victims' deaths

Wed, 2017-06-14 06:58

Julie and Mark Wallace should have been preparing for a trip to Paris to meet their 21-year-old daughter Sara Zelenak — instead the Brisbane parents found themselves in a coroner's court in London hearing how she had been murdered.

Labor's cash-for-access fundraising slammed by corruption fighter

Wed, 2017-06-14 06:01

One of Queensland's most respected corruption busters accuses the Palaszczuk Government of "prostituting" itself by selling access to ministers, saying the practice is "hypocritical" to the party's stated principles.

Queensland budget sweeteners designed to 'defend against One Nation'

Wed, 2017-06-14 05:46

The Palaszczuk Government's budget is designed "to batten down the hatches" and ward off the advancements of One Nation, in the face of an upcoming election, political analysists say.

Budget spend for environment a 'band-aid solution': Queensland Greens

Wed, 2017-06-14 05:46

While the Queensland Government is talking up a "record environment budget", the Greens say the failure to curb land clearing undermines all other efforts to help the Great Barrier Reef.

'Out of touch' Ardent Leisure board set for a shake down

Tue, 2017-06-13 23:30

A shake down at embattled Dreamworld owner Ardent Leisure will happen as major shareholders take action to move on a board they believe is "in complete disarray".

Wallace free to make Maroons debut after overturning shoulder charge ban

Tue, 2017-06-13 19:15

Queensland's Jarrod Wallace is free to make his debut in next week's State of Origin clash with NSW after beating a shoulder charge count at the NRL judiciary.

Logan Mayor denies donors benefited from council's decisions

Tue, 2017-06-13 17:19

Logan Mayor Luke Smith denies any wrongdoing after being grilled by the Crime and Corruption Commission about allegations he misused his position to favour developers who donated to his 2016 campaign.

Inland rail 'held hostage' over Cross River Rail commitment: PM

Tue, 2017-06-13 17:18

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull accuses the Queensland Premier of holding national rail projects hostage, because the Commonwealth would not fund Brisbane's Cross River Rail project.

'No vision' Queensland budget kicks in millions for rural development

Tue, 2017-06-13 15:58

The Queensland Government may have budgeted $5.2 million to boost development in rural communities, but agricultural groups have decried the overall outlay as "very beige", not proactive and lacking vision.

Scone therapy gives terminally ill a special taste of home

Tue, 2017-06-13 15:49

Scones, cakes and home recipes give palliative care patients a special experience in otherwise difficult times.

Daley dismisses Maroons transition talk as Origin gamesmanship

Tue, 2017-06-13 15:46

Maroons in transition? Not when the 'Big Four' are in an Origin lineup, according to Blues coach Laurie Daley.

Bioenergy pilots draw interest in agricultural waste-heavy Riverina region

Tue, 2017-06-13 15:04

A group of Riverina businesses and farmers are weighing-up the benefits of contributing to bioenergy's potential in becoming a multi-billion dollar industry in Australia.

Palaszczuk's pre-election budget puts focus on jobs, Cross River Rail project

Tue, 2017-06-13 14:31

A bigger than expected surplus, a commitment to fund Brisbane's Cross River Rail project even without federal support, and a focus on jobs are the key elements of Queensland's $55.7 billion budget handed down today.

Queensland budget at a glance

Tue, 2017-06-13 14:29

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt delivers a big-spending budget that focuses on jobs and infrastructure, setting the groundwork for Labor's re-election pitch. Find out what the Queensland budget means for you.

Cairns anti-waste warriors kayak 2,000km to raise awareness of impact of beach rubbish

Tue, 2017-06-13 14:20

Two anti-plastic warriors from Cairns are set to kayak almost 2,000km from Alaska to Canada to bring awareness to the devastating impacts of waste on the environment.

Brain injury treatment Etanercept in line for trials, legalisation

Tue, 2017-06-13 12:54

A drug commonly prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis and is not available in Australia for perispinal injection has been found to be useful and only available in Florida.