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Twenty Brahman bulls bred by the Fenech family have sailed to Borneo

Wed, 2016-09-07 09:20

We hear plenty about Australian cattle shipped by boat to Vietnam and Indonesia, but what about the tropical Island of Borneo?

'Pay it forward' movement lifts spirits in north Queensland

Wed, 2016-09-07 08:18

A group of young north Queensland men go to great lengths to recognise Bowen's unsung heroes to boost the morale of their struggling city.

Indonesia to deport Australian witness in cyanide murder case

Wed, 2016-09-07 08:05

An Australian forensic pathologist is detained and will be deported after giving controversial evidence in the Indonesian murder trial of a woman accused of killing her friend with cyanide-laced coffee.

Key person of interest to testify over missing backpacker Tony Jones

Wed, 2016-09-07 06:37

A key person of interest in the disappearance of backpacker Tony Jones in north Queensland in 1982 is to give evidence at a coronial inquest.

'Artificial' thyroid cancer epidemic costing billions: research

Wed, 2016-09-07 06:15

Doctors around the world are over-treating early stage thyroid cancer at the expense of patient health and government pockets, scientists from three Australian universities say.

15th case of black lung disease confirmed in Queensland

Tue, 2016-09-06 20:44

Australian health professionals failed twice to identify black lung disease in a central Queensland miner's X-rays, the mining union says.

Commonwealth seeks $120m in damages over Shen Neng One grounding off Queensland

Tue, 2016-09-06 18:35

The Federal Court hears up to one-and-a-half tonnes of toxic paint may have scraped off a grounded Chinese coal carrier into the Great Barrier Reef off Queensland in 2010.

Government review supports Australia's marine reserves

Tue, 2016-09-06 17:18

More of Australia's oceans should be placed under high protection, according to the latest marine reserves review.

Life on the road as 'glamping' grey nomads

Tue, 2016-09-06 16:54

Daily happy hour, travelling with pets, hot showers — it is all part of life on the road for Australia's 'glamping' grey nomads.

New Bravehearts program wants to stop child-on-child sex attacks

Tue, 2016-09-06 15:58

Child protection group Bravehearts launches a Queensland-first intervention program to tackle an alarming trend of child-on-child sex attacks.

Horny echidnas lose their way in search for love

Tue, 2016-09-06 15:47

Echidnas looking for a chance to breed are becoming lost and wandering into people's backyards, a Queensland wildlife expert says.

Conference looks at issues facing children in remote areas

Tue, 2016-09-06 15:29

Close to 300 men and women from around the state gather in Alpha, central Queensland, this week for the 45th annual Isolated Children's Parents Association state conference.

Qld researchers study link with brain training, mindfulness and dementia

Tue, 2016-09-06 15:26

A study is underway on the Sunshine Coast looking at whether brain training computer programs and mindfulness strategies can improve cognitive function and even prevent dementia.

Dairy farmers reject notion of sky high milk prices under an effects test

Tue, 2016-09-06 15:20

Dairy farmers hope for higher milk prices and an end to supermarket power with an effects test but Labor warns regional consumers will suffer.

Sam Thaiday takes a jab at dreamy Jarryd Hayne

Tue, 2016-09-06 15:04

Brisbane veteran Sam Thaiday takes a shot at Jarryd Hayne's propensity to follow his 'dreams', suggesting Hayne could be playing water polo before the Broncos and Titans meet on Friday.

Queensland Nickel refused finance before collapse, court hears

Tue, 2016-09-06 14:04

Queensland Nickel's financial position was so bad in the months before it collapsed that the company approached all four big banks for finance, the Federal Court is told.

Conservationists criticise plan to reduce Coral Sea marine park protection

Tue, 2016-09-06 13:41

The Australian Marine Conservation Society slams recommendations from a Federal Government-commissioned review to reduce marine park protection in the Coral Sea.

Fireflies captured on camera lighting up Gold Coast hinterland

Tue, 2016-09-06 13:37

Fireflies light up the Gold Coast hinterland and a local photographer has captured a dazzling display.

Spike in illegal fishing in Australian waters a sign of rising Asian tension, expert says

Tue, 2016-09-06 13:35

Experts say a spike in the number of foreign boats caught fishing illegally in Australian waters could signal an influx of poachers into the region.

No right to remain silent for Queensland police: court

Tue, 2016-09-06 13:24

Queensland police officers do not have the right to remain silent during internal disciplinary investigations, the Court of Appeal finds in a landmark legal case.