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Bee industry calls for upgraded biosecurity risk status for large scarab beetle

Mon, 2017-03-06 09:47

Australia's bee industry wants the biosecurity risk upgraded to 'high' for the large scarab beetle from Africa.

Lack of airport regulation costs consumers up to $1.6b in fees: ACCC

Mon, 2017-03-06 08:53

Airlines and their passengers have paid up to $1.6 billion too much for airport access over the past decade due to a textbook example of how not to privatise monopoly assets, the competition regulator says.

Barty wins maiden WTA title at Malaysian Open

Mon, 2017-03-06 05:51

Ash Barty's comeback to tennis takes a significant step when she breezes past Japan's Nao Hibino in the Malaysian Open final to win her first WTA singles title.

McLaren at the double as Roar beat Jets to stay fourth

Sun, 2017-03-05 20:31

The Brisbane Roar beat the Newcastle Jets 3-1 in Newcastle to hang on to fourth place on the A-League ladder.

Joint Strike Fighter jets grounded over lightning concerns

Sun, 2017-03-05 18:24

Two Joint Strike Fighter planes, worth around $100 million each, are forced to stay an extra day at the Avalon Air Show west of Melbourne because there could be lightning near their next destination.

Adele performs for a sold-out crowd at the Gabba

Sun, 2017-03-05 14:37
UK superstar Adele performs her first of two shows for a sold-out crowd at the Gabba in Brisbane, February 5, 2017.

Commonwealth Games baton relay a 'politician-free zone'

Sun, 2017-03-05 14:24

Queensland's Premier tells the state's politicians not to "bask in the glory" of the baton relay around Australia, instead urging everyday people to be nominated as bearers.

Australia's new solar capital? Collinsville poised for a rebrand

Sun, 2017-03-05 13:26

Solar provides rays of hope for the small mining town of Collinsville in north Queensland as companies vie to take advantage of the region's 300 days a year of perfect sunshine.

Women in emergency services working to break glass ceiling

Sun, 2017-03-05 13:24

Women who already put their lives on the line working in Queensland's emergency services face an even greater challenge overcoming the gender divide to be appointed to senior roles.

Queensland's only dingo sanctuary is pleading with the State Government to stop shooting dangerous dogs on Fraser Island.

Sun, 2017-03-05 09:24
Queensland's only dingo sanctuary is pleading with the State Government to stop shooting dangerous dogs on Fraser Island and instead send them to the sanctuary in Queensland’s South Burnett.

Dangerous Fraser Island dingoes 'should be moved to sanctuary, not euthanased'

Sun, 2017-03-05 09:24

Fraser Island dingoes that have threatened humans and are destined to be put down should be allowed to live at Queensland's only sanctuary for the animals, a wildlife park owner says.

Adele tells Brisbane council critics to 'shut up'

Sun, 2017-03-05 09:20

The British superstar uses her first Brisbane concert to respond to those criticising her for playing at the Gabba stadium, before again taking to the stage on Sunday night.

Cowboys seal crazy win over Raiders thanks to the crossbar

Sun, 2017-03-05 09:00

The Cowboys are left thanking their lucky stars after a Johnathan Thurston field goal off the crossbar leads to a golden-point match-winning try over the Raiders.

Christensen overshadows Nicholls' One Nation election game plan

Sat, 2017-03-04 17:45

Outspoken MP George Christensen overshadows Queensland LNP leader Tim Nicholls' intention to present a united front at a party meeting ahead of the upcoming state election.

Revised Brisbane metro plan to cost $500m less

Sat, 2017-03-04 13:58

The Brisbane metro plan is altered to have two lines running instead of one and scraps the "buses on tracks" concept.

Adele super fan readies for first of four concerts

Sat, 2017-03-04 11:56

Adele super fan Caitlyn Sheehan is one of 60,000 filling Brisbane's Gabba this weekend, for concerts so popular tens of thousands of extra seats have been brought in.

Emergency quiz: How's your emergency knowledge?

Sat, 2017-03-04 08:29

Worst disasters in history, emergency response, cloud formations and total fire bans. So show us what you know about weather and emergencies in Australia. Good luck!

Paddocks planted in smart houses to safeguard against climate change

Sat, 2017-03-04 04:49

Farmers are already feeling the effects of climate change and, in a bid to protect their crop from destructive weather, are investing in protective houses for their paddocks.

Judge denies QUT admin's 18c racism appeal

Fri, 2017-03-03 20:05

A Queensland University of Technology employee is denied leave to appeal the dismissal of her $250,000 racial discrimination claim against three students.

Road crash koala set for release after surgery

Fri, 2017-03-03 15:30

A koala that was rescued from the side of a Sunshine Coast road by a policeman will soon be released back into the wild after extensive treatment in hospital.