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Department of Defence still using firefighting foam containing PFAS

Sat, 2017-04-08 10:55

A firefighting foam phased out nearly a decade ago because of health concerns is still being used by the Department of Defence at their bases in Darwin and Townsville.

Rockhampton's 'fairly good flood' finally recedes

Sat, 2017-04-08 10:43

The clean-up of Rockhampton kicks into gear as the Fitzroy River slowly recedes, with Mayor Margaret Strelow warning of the lasting economic impact on the region.

Cairns woman had 'platonic' friendship with accused murderer

Sat, 2017-04-08 08:56

The man accused of killing Cairns woman China Crawford had been a friend of hers for months with their relationship getting more serious in recent weeks, police say.

Armed robber jailed for shooting Brisbane security guard

Fri, 2017-04-07 18:22

Timothy Campbell Rowe is likely to be deported after serving time for shooting a 62-year-old security guard in a botched robbery attempt in northern Brisbane last year.

Cairns MP Rob Pyne reveals use of medicinal cannabis before legal in Queensland

Fri, 2017-04-07 16:26

Queensland MP Rob Pyne reveals he was a user of medicinal cannabis to treat muscle spasms before he entered State Parliament — and before it became legal for Queensland doctors to prescribe it.

Canegrowers Burdekin sign cane supply agreement

Fri, 2017-04-07 16:25

Falling sugar prices force some canegrowers in the Burdekin to sign a cane supply agreement with their sugar miller, Wilmar.

Mango growers head to Bowen after cyclone

Fri, 2017-04-07 16:09

The Australian Mango Growers Association conference will go ahead in Bowen despite recent cyclone damage.

Kyrgios, Thompson put Aussies on top of US in Davis Cup

Fri, 2017-04-07 15:55

Nick Kyrgios and Jordan Thompson put Australia on the cusp of making the Davis Cup semi-finals after establishing a 2-0 lead over United States at Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane.

Thompson gives Aussies Davis Cup lead over US

Fri, 2017-04-07 15:55

Jordan Thompson scores the biggest win of his career over top-ranked American Jack Sock to give Australia an unexpected 1-0 lead in their Davis Cup quarter-final in Brisbane.

Shandee Blackburn's ex-boyfriend found not guilty of her murder

Fri, 2017-04-07 15:41

A Supreme Court jury finds John Peros not guilty of the stabbing murder of his ex-girlfriend Shandee Blackburn in the north Queensland city of Mackay in 2013.

Australian music royalty join voices against domestic violence

Fri, 2017-04-07 15:14

A national recruitment project is underway calling for Australians to sing against domestic and family violence in an innovative move led by some of the country’s top musicians.

Northern-most wheat farm beating the odds

Fri, 2017-04-07 15:12

The Penna family in Queensland pushes the boundaries by growing the northern-most crop of wheat in Australia.

Farmers work with conservation groups to protect rare night parrot

Fri, 2017-04-07 14:54

A cattle station in western Queensland has been transformed into a nature refuge for night parrots after the rare bird was discovered on the property.

Fraser Island traditional owners seeking compensation

Fri, 2017-04-07 12:02

Fraser Island's traditional owners, the Butchulla people, are seeking compensation from the Queensland Government.

Breastfed child records high levels of firefighting foam toxins

Fri, 2017-04-07 11:43

A Queensland mother fears toxins used in firefighting foam at a nearby Army base has been ingested by her daughter through breastfeeding, after the child's blood test came back 23 times higher than the state average.

Beef graziers hit sell mode as outback Queensland misses out on Cyclone Debbie rain

Fri, 2017-04-07 11:16

Large numbers of cattle are on the move in western Queensland and overflowing from local saleyards, as beef producers off-load.

What it's like to be part of the Mud Army

Fri, 2017-04-07 10:52

Meet one of the members of the Mud Army who has given up his time to clean up homes following the recent flooding in south-east Queensland.

Police probe woman's suspicious death after body found in Cairns unit

Fri, 2017-04-07 10:37

Police are appealing for witnesses about the possible homicide of 32-year-old China Crawford, who was found dead in her Cairns unit in far north Queensland.

Calls for government to help residents in high-risk flood zones

Fri, 2017-04-07 10:19

Residents badly affected by flooding in Queensland and NSW say they have no low-cost housing alternatives, and want compensation or a government buy-out of their land.

With 'hurt' Ablett on the brink of exit, it's time for the game to give back

Fri, 2017-04-07 10:05

As a downtrodden Gary Ablett says he is "hurt" and on the brink of what would be a regrettable early retirement, nobody could begrudge the champ some self-indulgence.