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Volunteers on mission to help drought-hit outback Qld families

Mon, 2015-03-16 11:48

The charity Aussie Helpers is sending what it calls a "rescue mission" to drought-affected central western Queensland this week.

Tropical Cyclone Nathan could return to Queensland coast

Mon, 2015-03-16 11:39

Tropical Cyclone Nathan intensifies in the Coral Sea and the weather bureau warns the storm system could yet return to menace the Queensland coast later this week.

More than 20 people arrested in central Qld drug bust

Mon, 2015-03-16 11:30

Queensland police believe $250,000 worth of drugs seized over the weekend had been destined for the state's mining communities.

Man accused of using knife in bid to steal driver's car keys

Mon, 2015-03-16 11:14

A Deception Bay man is due to appear in court today charged with attempting to rob another man in Maryborough in south-east Queensland.

Study to map remote Qld's mental health support services

Mon, 2015-03-16 11:07

Queensland's Mental Health Commission has launched a study to map out the extent of support services in remote parts of the state.

RV park mooted for Gympie Showgrounds

Mon, 2015-03-16 11:03

The Gympie Regional Council says a proposed recreational vehicle park at the city's showgrounds in southern Queensland could boost tourism.

Federal Government proposes ban on dredge spoil in Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Mon, 2015-03-16 10:48

The dumping of dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park will be completely banned under draft federal laws proposed ahead of a UNESCO meeting in June to determine whether the world heritage site should be listed as in danger.

Brisbane boy band loses bid to represent Sweden at Eurovision

Mon, 2015-03-16 10:17

A boy band from Logan, south of Brisbane, is knocked out of the running to represent Sweden at this year's Eurovision song contest.

Police stock squad to target cattle theft spike across Queensland

Mon, 2015-03-16 10:13

Police ramp up efforts to crack down on cattle theft after a spike across Queensland last year that amounted to millions of dollars in losses to producers.

Police stock squad trains to crack down on spike in cattle theft across Queensland

Mon, 2015-03-16 10:06
Queensland police stock squad officers train on the state's Darling Downs in March 2015.

Christmas Island farm development could cut grocery bills in half and inspire remote farmers on the Australian mainland

Mon, 2015-03-16 10:05

Christmas Island is commonly known for its immigration detention centre and highly profitable phosphate mining, and not so much for innovative farming.

Drought continues state's north-west

Mon, 2015-03-16 08:20

Graziers and small business owners in north-west Queensland say this year is not looking any brighter than the last.

Theme park launches investigation after 13 people rescued from rollercoaster

Mon, 2015-03-16 07:47

The Movie World theme park says it is investigating a fault with its Green Lantern rollercoaster after 13 people had to be rescued from the ride on Queensland's Gold Coast.

Extra resources to help stop Panama disease in bananas

Mon, 2015-03-16 06:47

A new taskforce and extra staff will work to contain the threat of an outbreak of Panama disease in Queensland's far north.

Cosgrove, Ferguson give SA Shield lead

Sun, 2015-03-15 18:09

An aggressive South Australia have reached 4 for 357 at stumps on day three of their Sheffield Shield clash against Queensland.

Live: Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar

Sun, 2015-03-15 15:44

Tune in and follow the latest updates from the A-League match between the Sky Blues and the Roar in Sydney.

Who wants to capitalise on the Galilee Basin?

Sun, 2015-03-15 14:03

At 247,000 square kilometres, the Galilee Basin has the potential to become the largest coal-producing region in Queensland, attracting investment of more than $28 billion but also opposition from environmental groups.

Mining companies upbeat about future of abundant Galilee Basin coal resource

Sun, 2015-03-15 14:00

Mining companies eyeing off the massive untapped resources of Queensland's Galilee Basin insist the global downturn in the price of coal will prove no impediment to their future plans.

13 people rescued from Movie World rollercoaster after wheel fault

Sun, 2015-03-15 13:29

More than a dozen people are rescued from a rollercoaster at Movie World on Queensland's Gold Coast, after one of the ride's wheels dislodged.

13 people stranded on Movie World rollercoaster after wheel fault

Sun, 2015-03-15 13:29

More than a dozen people became trapped on a rollercoaster at Movie World on Queensland's Gold Coast after a track fault.