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Marine heatwave so bad it 'cooked' parts of Great Barrier Reef

Thu, 2018-04-19 04:36

An underwater heatwave that bleached massive sections of the Great Barrier Reef in 2016 was so severe it immediately "cooked" some corals in the northern region, scientists say following the results of a major long-term study.

Corruption watchdog hits former Ipswich council CEO and wife with more charges

Wed, 2018-04-18 17:59

Queensland's Crime and Corruption Commission levels more charges against former Ipswich City Council CEO Carl Wulff and his wife Sharon Oxenbridge, alleging they received 20 corrupt payments in 2012 and 2013.

Infrastructure funding goalposts changed to 'get things moving' in north

Wed, 2018-04-18 17:30

The Federal Government loosens the strings attached to its multibillion loans facility for northern Australia, scrapping a requirement for half the cost of projects to be funded privately.

Two abattoirs exporting beef to Malaysia again, others remain locked out

Wed, 2018-04-18 16:29

An abattoir in Queensland and another in Victoria have been allowed to recommence trade with Malaysia, while others remain locked out.

Fraser Island gets its first Indigenous rangers

Wed, 2018-04-18 16:08

Fraser Island will have Indigenous rangers for the first time, with State Government announcing it will pay the Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation to staff the positions.

Fraser Island gets its first Indigenous rangers

Wed, 2018-04-18 16:08

Fraser Island will have Indigenous rangers for the first time, with State Government announcing it will pay the Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation to staff the positions.

Queensland city scraps kerbside recycling as China ban bites

Wed, 2018-04-18 15:13

The Ipswich City Council says China's import ban on recycling and the rising level of contaminated rubbish in yellow bins means it's too costly to recycle properly, so all its recycling will go straight to landfill.

Former Queensland electoral commissioner charged over steroids

Wed, 2018-04-18 12:43

Walter van der Merwe, who resigned earlier this year after being suspended over alleged "misbehaviour" and "inappropriate conduct in the workplace", will front court charged with dangerous drug possession.

Qld Police say the victims of a Brisbane house fire were good neighbours

Wed, 2018-04-18 11:36
Qld Police say they have spoken to neighbours of the victims of a house fire in Brisbane, who say they were not known adversely in the street.

Homicide squad search for clues into fatal Brisbane house fire

Wed, 2018-04-18 11:36

Post-mortem results could help provide answers to police today as to what caused a fatal house fire that claimed the lives of three people on Brisbane's northside.

How a country mayor still has her job while she works 2,500km away

Wed, 2018-04-18 10:26

A regional Victorian 'fly-in-fly-out' mayor who works interstate, refuses to step down despite her colleagues calling for her to resign.

Online search for sperm donor children brings three 'special brothers' together

Wed, 2018-04-18 07:00

Three single mothers who had children by the same sperm donor say their sons now have a special relationship with each other.

Family hoping for closure as inquest into violent death resumes

Wed, 2018-04-18 06:34

An inquest into the violent death of a Bundaberg taxi driver resumes after 30 years, hearing of other murders, bondage and satanic practices in the regional Queensland city.

Domestic violence complainant's details leaked to ex; top cop agrees to meeting

Wed, 2018-04-18 05:46

After an ABC investigation, Queensland's Police Commissioner has now agreed to meet a domestic violence complainant upset that a police officer was not charged for leaking her address to her former husband.

Seven's MKR ratings trumped athletes for Games closing ceremony: expert

Tue, 2018-04-17 16:27

Channel Seven made a commercial decision based on My Kitchen Rules ratings when it snubbed Commonwealth Games athletes in closing ceremony coverage, a media analyst says.

Regional rents are rising 61pc faster than capital cities

Tue, 2018-04-17 16:21

Regional rents are rising almost two-thirds faster than capital cities, with Sydney and Melbourne continuing to have small average rent rises, while Hobart is seeing the largest capital city rental inflation.

Digging for gold from SIM cards

Tue, 2018-04-17 13:44
Billions of dollars worth of precious metals go into e-waste every year. Researchers at this laboratory are using ultrasound technology to recycle some of it — from a very tiny source.

Flagbearer Fearnley says closing ceremony controversy blown out of proportion

Tue, 2018-04-17 13:30

Australian flagbearer Kurt Fearnley says the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony broadcast gaffe must be put into perspective, saying there are issues affecting people with disabilities that are more worthy of "firing up" about.

Student slaps academic during dispute over marks

Tue, 2018-04-17 13:21

A Gold Coast university student, who says he was stressed because he had already failed the subject four times, is sentenced to 40 hours of community service for slapping an academic who refused to give him extra credit.

PNG grandmother detained by Border Force after medical emergency

Tue, 2018-04-17 11:09

A grandmother from Papua New Guinea is asking why she is being held in a Brisbane detention centre after suffering acute appendicitis.