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Northern Australia's biosecurity staff given entomology training to identify dangerous screw worm fly

Mon, 2016-03-21 11:38

Top End animal owners are being warned to be on the lookout for the most serious exotic pest threatening Australia's livestock industry.

Returned Gold Coast mayor claims mandate for $70m cruise ship terminal

Mon, 2016-03-21 11:04

Tom Tate claims victory in the Gold Coast mayoral election and is determined to build a controversial cruise ship terminal.

Whitsundays deputy mayor leading vote count

Mon, 2016-03-21 10:32

Mackay and Whitsunday in north Queensland look to have new mayors as counting continues in the local government elections.

Hunt continues for central Qld prison escapee

Mon, 2016-03-21 10:27

Police are still searching for a 33-year-old prisoner who escaped from a central Queensland jail on Saturday afternoon.

Thurston, Trump added to Queensland ballot papers

Mon, 2016-03-21 10:26

Hand-drawn pictures and boxes for candidates such as Johnathan Thurston and Donald Trump feature on some ballot papers at Queensland's local government elections at the weekend, creating a higher-than-normal amount of informal votes.

Man charged after Mount Isa house blaze

Mon, 2016-03-21 10:17

An 18-year-old man has been charged after an alleged arson attack in Queensland's north-west on the weekend.

Record number of bursaries available for Queensland's female students

Mon, 2016-03-21 08:37

Female students in high school and tertiary study will benefit from a record number of bursaries offered by the National Council of Women of Queensland in 2016.

Barrier Reef coral bleaching threat level increased

Sun, 2016-03-20 16:54

Environment Minister Greg Hunt says the coral bleaching threat level on the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park will be increased to its highest level.

Mark Hunt power punch KOs Frank Mir in UFC Brisbane

Sun, 2016-03-20 15:28

Australia's Mark Hunt scores a stunning first-round knockout of two-time UFC Heavyweight champion Frank Mir in Brisbane.

Queensland referendum closes in on a 'yes'

Sun, 2016-03-20 15:08

Queensland's political system is set for its biggest shake-up in decades as a referendum for fixed four-year terms looks likely to succeed.

As it happened: Storm alone atop the NRL after Souths fall to Dragons

Sun, 2016-03-20 12:37

Sunday NRL action in round three kicked off with the Storm sinking the Warriors before the Dragons held off the Rabbitohs in terrible conditions at the SCG. Look back at how the day unfolded in our live blog.

Brisbane and Ipswich mayors return despite 'smear' campaigns

Sun, 2016-03-20 12:14

Brisbane Mayor Graham Quirk is celebrating his return to power, emerging from Saturday's council election with an extra Liberal National Party councillor.

Researchers test whether coral algae adapt to warmer oceans

Sun, 2016-03-20 10:08

As authorities prepare to raise the coral bleaching alert to the most severe category, marine biologists on the Great Barrier Reef are testing whether the animals are adapting to warming ocean temperatures.

Humidity should be benchmark for tradies to down tools: expert

Sun, 2016-03-20 08:17

Humidity and not temperature should be the key factor in developing a 'down tools' policy for tradespeople in Queensland, according to a leading heat stress doctor.

Referendum paves way for shake-up of Queensland politics

Sun, 2016-03-20 00:28

Queensland's electoral system is set for a major overhaul, with voters in most parts of the state backing a referendum on fixed four-year parliamentary terms.

Mount Isa councillor poised to become city's first female mayor

Sat, 2016-03-19 23:28

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill wins re-election as as the north-west Queensland city of Mount Isa looks likely to have elected its first female mayor.

Regional mayors lose top council jobs in upset defeats

Sat, 2016-03-19 23:09

Several mayors in central, southern, and western Queensland suffer upset losses in the local government election.

Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast mayors secure second terms

Sat, 2016-03-19 23:00

Incumbent Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson declares victory after winning more than 61 per cent of the 99,000 counted votes so far, with other races around south-east Queensland too close to call.

Quirk records 'resounding victory' in race for Brisbane Lord Mayor

Sat, 2016-03-19 21:12

Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is returned for another four years as the head of Australia's largest council, after recording a decisive win over his Labor rival Rod Harding.

Labor concedes defeat in race for Brisbane Lord Mayor

Sat, 2016-03-19 21:12

Graham Quirk will be returned as Brisbane's Lord Mayor after Labor candidate Rod Harding concedes defeat.