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Power price hike pain spreads to Origin customers in SA, NSW

Fri, 2017-06-16 11:22

Origin Energy customers in South Australia and New South Wales are facing hefty rises in their power bills of hundreds of dollars a year.

Outback graziers go head to head in quest to be sausage king

Fri, 2017-06-16 10:00

A group of outback Queensland graziers ditch the branding iron for barbecue tongs, competing for the title of Cloncurry Show sausage king.

Solar bonus scheme crackdown in Queensland 'to save $1b'

Fri, 2017-06-16 07:59

The rules around how households with solar panels use and sell excess energy stored on batteries could be tightened in a Queensland Government crackdown to ensure taxpayers do not foot a $1 billion bill.

Solar bonus scheme crackdown in Queensland 'to save $1b'

Fri, 2017-06-16 07:59

The rules around how households with solar panels use and sell excess energy stored on batteries could be tightened in a State Government crackdown to ensure taxpayers do not foot a $1 billion bill.

What these fowls lack in feathers they make up for in fashion

Fri, 2017-06-16 07:36

While they might not be in full feather, these fowls are in full fashion in a bid to stay warm in the chilly winter months.

Cancer-stricken toddler gets dream ride in home-built Batmobile

Thu, 2017-06-15 16:47

A seriously ill toddler fulfils his dream of being Batman for a day, driving through Brisbane's streets with a police escort in a Queensland-built Batmobile for a surprise birthday party.

Dodgy building materials putting apartment residents at risk, construction group says

Thu, 2017-06-15 16:20

Some Queenslanders are living in "ticking time bombs" and are at risk of a deadly fire similar to the London tragedy, the state's peak building and construction group Master Builders Queensland (MBQ) says.

Queensland budget a 'swindle and a con', Opposition Leader says in reply speech

Thu, 2017-06-15 14:59

Queensland Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls uses his budget reply speech to promise a vehicle registration freeze, no forced redundancies in the public service and no "deal" with One Nation.

Eto Nabuli goes from Fijian hotel porter to Wallabies debutant

Thu, 2017-06-15 14:49

Fiji-born winger Eto Nabuli, the one-time hotel porter identified by rugby league legends Andrew Johns and Brad Fittler, will make his Wallabies debut on Saturday against Scotland in Sydney.

Attempted murder charge laid after woman held against her will

Thu, 2017-06-15 13:32

A 24-year-old man is charged with attempted murder, strangulation and deprivation of liberty after a 20-year-old woman was held against her will in north Queensland over a 16-hour period.

Electoral commission a 'secretive, authoritarian' organisation

Thu, 2017-06-15 11:10

The Electoral Commission of Queensland is a secretive, authoritarian organisation with many management, communication and technology problems, according to a review of the 2016 local government elections.

Police mental health service urges vigilance following spate of tragedies

Thu, 2017-06-15 10:43

A mental health service is urging the police community to be "vigilant" following a spate of tragedies impacting the Queensland Police Service in recent weeks.

Indigenous teen model Venessa Harris meets fashion idols after beating cancer

Thu, 2017-06-15 07:52

After beating a rare form of bone cancer, outback-born Venessa Harris met her fashion idols, strengthening her drive to enter the industry.

Cross-country bikes ride helps students discover outback architecture

Thu, 2017-06-15 07:39

With little more than a tent and some sketching paper, two university students cycle across Australia for architecture.

Post office admirer won't letter good thing die

Thu, 2017-06-15 07:00

Meet the Brisbane man using photographs to capture the changing face of more than 800 post offices throughout Australia.

Broncos say Milford needs surgery on shoulder, but could wait for season's end

Thu, 2017-06-15 06:53

The Brisbane Broncos say star pivot Anthony Milford "definitely" needs shoulder surgery, but they want to test out how the injury stands up to the rigours of first-grade football first.

Women better than men at reading thoughts and emotions

Thu, 2017-06-15 06:06

It has long been called 'women's intuition', but now a new study proves women are better than men at reading people's thoughts and emotions, just by looking at their eyes.

MP 'coward' for attack on Ipswich Mayor, councillors over 'private jets, travel'

Thu, 2017-06-15 06:06

Queensland MP Rob Pyne defends himself among a storm of criticism after he used parliamentary privilege to question the integrity of Ipswich councillors — including former mayor Paul Pisasale.

Queensland police charge tennis player with match-fixing

Wed, 2017-06-14 17:21

A tennis player appears in a Brisbane court charged with match-fixing at a Victorian tournament in 2016.

Cattle producers win more flexibility on biosecurity requirements

Wed, 2017-06-14 16:40

Queensland cattle producers now have an extra three months to prepare biosecurity plans after agreement on new requirements for managing bovine Johne's disease.