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Avian influenza global spread raises concerns for next human pandemic

Fri, 2017-03-10 13:13

South Korea destroys 20 per cent of its poultry industry with avian influenza while China records serious strains that has spread to people.

Newman adds more volatility to next state election

Fri, 2017-03-10 13:05

Campbell Newman lobbing grenades from the twitterverse may discombobulate the LNP's state election build up, but how voters will ultimately react is anyone's guess, write Chris O'Brien.

Infant boy who died known to Child Safety staff

Fri, 2017-03-10 12:34

Police are investigating what happened to an infant boy who died in Yeppoon in central Queensland on Monday, weeks after concerns were raised with the Queensland Department of Child Safety.

Housing affordability: Is it time to move to Adelaide?

Fri, 2017-03-10 12:18

With house prices fast becoming unaffordable for young adults — particularly in Sydney and Melbourne — is it time to have a closer look at Adelaide?

Strength sports becoming popular among women

Fri, 2017-03-10 11:39

Powerlifting is becoming a popular women's sport, with 25 women competing at a recent North Queensland powerlifting competition.

Great Barrier Reef mass bleaching confirmed

Fri, 2017-03-10 11:19
Another mass bleaching event on the Great Barrier Reef, caused by warmer ocean temperatures, has been confirmed after just one day of aerial surveys.

Gas reservation plan may alleviate energy crisis: Shorten

Fri, 2017-03-10 11:07

The Federal Opposition flags it may force energy companies to reserve gas for domestic use if it regains government.

Former MP Scott Driscoll sentenced to six years over fraud charges

Fri, 2017-03-10 10:33

Disgraced former Queensland LNP MP Scott Driscoll will spend at least 18 months behind bars for fraud-related offences.

Great Barrier Reef mass bleaching event confirmed

Fri, 2017-03-10 09:56
Another mass bleaching event on the Great Barrier Reef, caused by warmer ocean temperatures, has been confirmed after just one day of aerial surveys.

Another mass bleaching event scorches Great Barrier Reef

Fri, 2017-03-10 09:11

Just one day of aerial surveys of the Great Barrier Reef confirms there has been another mass bleaching event caused by warmer ocean temperatures.

Artist captures the Brisbane we 'take for granted'

Fri, 2017-03-10 07:00

Robert Brownhall's latest exhibition captures Brisbane's iconic urban landscapes — ones he says we take for granted.

'You don't do that to an animal': Families fear understaffing at aged care home

Fri, 2017-03-10 06:58

Families of residents at a regional Queensland aged care facility say their loved ones are not receiving enough attention, with allegations of patients left languishing in their own waste and vomit due to understaffing at the Bundaberg home.

QPS apologises after mistakenly telling man corruption allegations substantiated

Thu, 2017-03-09 17:55

Queensland police has mistakenly told a Sunshine Coast man his claim of police corruption had been substantiated by an official investigation.

How brewers' grain is helping Australian dairy farmers increase milk production

Thu, 2017-03-09 17:50

Under a trial program, dairy farmers across South Australia and south-east Queensland are using left over brewers' grain to feed their cows.

Rural businesses switch to diesel power as electricity prices soar

Thu, 2017-03-09 17:46

Farmers around Australia are turning to diesel to save money on their electricity bills, saying they don't have the luxury of worrying about how environmentally friendly it is.

Addiction at crux of grandparent custody cases: lawyer

Thu, 2017-03-09 17:34

A Queensland community lawyer says grandparents are contacting her daily seeking custody of their grandchildren and requests for information are increasing.

Woman's lawyers accuse doctor of dismissing baby who later died

Thu, 2017-03-09 17:07

Lawyers acting for a Queensland woman charged with the attempted murder of her infant daughter attack the medical care the baby received.

Call for Rockhampton murder case to be reopened

Thu, 2017-03-09 16:15

An advocate for an Aboriginal man jailed for murder in Rockhampton almost a quarter of a century ago calls on the Queensland Government to reopen the case, after new evidence surfaces that may support the man's innocence.

Should Queensland be worried about its gas supply?

Thu, 2017-03-09 15:49

Queensland is in a much better position in terms of gas-powered electricity production than other states, but it is still part of the national electricity market and not immune to widespread shortages.

Australian Defence Force closing in on willing land sellers

Thu, 2017-03-09 15:31

The Australian Defence Force will spend the next fortnight in the Charters Towers region to talk to landowners in the hope it can purchase properties as part of a military training base expansion.