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Puppies and ball pits keep students calm during exams

Thu, 2016-06-16 13:42

A Brisbane university is keeping students calm during mid-year exams with the help of farm animals, trampolines and other stress-busting activities.

Near-pefect Slater produces inspired Fijian performance

Thu, 2016-06-16 13:38

Inspired by the loss of a mate, veteran surfer Kelly Slater produces a near perfect display to charge into the quarter-finals of the Fiji Pro

Former soldier fulfils Paralympic vow after losing legs in bomb blast

Thu, 2016-06-16 13:12

A former solider who lost his legs in the line of duty and vowed to represent Australia in the Paralympics qualifies for the paracanoe event at Rio.

Rogue crocs 'stalking' Mornington Island

Thu, 2016-06-16 13:10

A remote council in Queensland's Gulf of Carpentaria calls on the State Government to help relocate two crocodiles lurking near a popular fishing spot.

Man pleads guilty to baby daughter's manslaughter

Thu, 2016-06-16 12:28

A Gold Coast man pleads guilty to the manslaughter of his baby daughter, who died with 20 broken ribs.

Gold Coast ironman reclaims world record in pull-ups arms race

Thu, 2016-06-16 12:10

Gold Coast ironman Caine Eckstein says he is sore, but not injured after breaking the world record for the most number of pull-ups in 24 hours.

Gold Coast travel agency fined $300K for telemarketing breach

Thu, 2016-06-16 12:04

Consumer group Choice says a record fine handed down by the Federal Court to a Gold Coast company that breached the 'Do Not Call' register should act as a warning to other businesses.

Scientists closer to developing disease-resistant strawberries

Thu, 2016-06-16 12:00

Scientists hope to release a Fusarium-resistant variety of strawberry for commercial use in the next 12 months.

Aboriginal trust land development expected to create 1,200 jobs

Thu, 2016-06-16 11:41

Traditional owners are behind a push to develop a parcel of Aboriginal trust land in the Townsville suburb of Cranbrook that will create up to 1,200 jobs.

Complaint made over MP's 'unparliamentary' hand gesture

Thu, 2016-06-16 11:25

Senior Queensland MP John-Paul Langbroek could be called on to explain "inappropriate" hand gestures he made in State Parliament.

Mareeba council delivers 'lynchpin' budget

Thu, 2016-06-16 11:07

The Mareeba Shire Mayor says the far north Queensland council has secured its financial future after delivering another modest budget.

Brisbane footpath to be painted in rainbow colours to honour gay community

Thu, 2016-06-16 11:04

Brisbane will get a rainbow motif outside the Sportsman Hotel in Spring Hill after a request from the Brisbane LGBTIQ Action Group.

Mackay servo hold-up leaves victims traumatised say police

Thu, 2016-06-16 11:02

Police say three people who were in a Mackay service station in north Queensland when it was held up on Tuesday night are deeply traumatised.

Laws passed for merger between Energex and Ergon

Thu, 2016-06-16 09:32

State Parliament passes laws to merge Energex and Ergon into Australia's largest electricity distribution business, Energy Queensland.

Hoiles apologises for bizarre Eddie Jones question

Thu, 2016-06-16 08:07

Former Wallaby Stephen Hoiles apologises for a bizarre question put to England rugby coach Eddie Jones after the tourists' Test win in Brisbane.

More women training to become agents and auctioneers

Thu, 2016-06-16 07:29

Aspiring young auctioneers roll into the Gracemere saleyards for a yearly training session, and this year there are a few women among their ranks.

Turnbull calls on Katter to withdraw 'bad taste' shooting ad

Thu, 2016-06-16 07:22

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull calls on independent MP Bob Katter to withdraw a controversial campaign ad apparently depicting him shooting his rivals.

Australian doctor to trial poo transplants for weight loss

Thu, 2016-06-16 06:37

North Queensland gastroenterologist Stephen Fairly wants to run a world-first, large-scale trial of gut bacteria transplants to treat obesity and diabetes.

Prep students in Queensland to learn computer coding from 2017

Wed, 2016-06-15 18:09

Queensland prep students as young as four will be learning how to code from next year as schools fast-track the teaching of digital technology.

Man charged over alleged child abduction on Gold Coast

Wed, 2016-06-15 17:32

Police charge a 43-year-old man over the alleged abduction of a two-year-old boy at Mudgeeraba on the Gold Coast.