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'Mud Army' mobilises in flood-stricken Logan

Tue, 2017-04-04 10:44

More than 1,000 people volunteer to help flood-ravaged communities south of Brisbane clean up following ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie, as the Logan Mayor calls for insurance companies to move faster to help residents.

Cyclone-hit farmers share their advice for getting through tough times

Tue, 2017-04-04 09:06

Farmers are urged to talk to one another and realise they are not alone in the wake of Cyclone Debbie.

Sailor's Antarctica bid thwarted as mast snaps in big seas off South Africa

Tue, 2017-04-04 08:58

Queensland yachtswoman Lisa Blair's dream of sailing solo around Antarctica is shattered by a broken mast in 7-metre swells off Cape Town, 72 days after she set off from Albany in WA.

Tourists stuck on Daydream Island during Cyclone Debbie preparing complaint

Tue, 2017-04-04 07:20

Some of the tourists who were on Daydream Island when the category four cyclone hit are preparing a formal complaint against the resort over how preparations and evacuations were managed.

Rockhampton locals tie tinnies to houses for flood getaway

Tue, 2017-04-04 07:11

Residents of the Rockhampton suburb of Depot Hill opt to manage their own escape from flooding, rather than rely on the SES, as the nearby Fitzroy River heads toward the major flood level of 8.5 metres early tomorrow.

Mother who self-delivered baby convicted of manslaughter

Mon, 2017-04-03 17:46

A Gold Coast mother who self-delivered a baby boy on her bathroom floor has been convicted of manslaughter.

Kayaker says shark encounter was '10 out of 10' frightening

Mon, 2017-04-03 17:08

A Maroochydore man talks about his horror encounter after a shark bit off the back of his kayak in Moreton Bay near Brisbane.

Cyclone Debbie rail closures to disrupt coal exports for weeks

Mon, 2017-04-03 17:03

Queensland's coking coal exports look set for weeks of major disruptions after Aurizon confirms that some of its key rail lines have been seriously damaged by flooding associated with Cyclone Debbie.

Netball champ Laura Geitz undecided over Commonwealth Games

Mon, 2017-04-03 17:00

Former Australian netball captain Laura Geitz is still weighing up if she will make a comeback for next year's Commonwealth Games, five weeks after giving birth to her first child.

Army firefighting chemical exposure levels revised down

Mon, 2017-04-03 16:29

Safe exposure limits for toxic firefighting foam chemicals that have contaminated land and water near Army bases are dramatically reduced by Food Standards Australia and New Zealand, prompting a class action seeking compensation from the Defence Department.

Snakes on the move in Cairns after Cyclone Debbie

Mon, 2017-04-03 15:54

Unseasonably warm weather associated with Cyclone Debbie keeps far north Queensland snake catchers busy.

Maxwelton's horseless horse races

Mon, 2017-04-03 15:19

Six hundred kilometres west of the Queensland coast, in a town with one street, 100 racegoers met for the annual Maxwelton Races — even with a last minute cancellation of racing.

Queensland game meatworks could quadruple kangaroo slaughter within months

Mon, 2017-04-03 14:16

Kangaroo processing is set to ramp up in south west Queensland as a new processor, armed with contracts to supply an Australian independent supermarket chain, opens for business.

Benji Marshall's wrist injury stalls his NRL return

Mon, 2017-04-03 13:52

The Brisbane Broncos' Benji Marshall is ruled out for six weeks after fracturing his wrist in the Queensland Cup on the weekend.

Residents rally together to clean up after the floods

Mon, 2017-04-03 13:31

South-east Queenslanders are rolling up their sleeves to help those whose homes and businesses, like the iconic Yatala Pie Shop, were inundated by floodwaters late last week.

Police find 'shallow grave' in search for Samuel Thompson

Mon, 2017-04-03 13:28

Police investigating the disappearance of Brisbane man Samuel Thompson discover what they believe to be a shallow grave in a pine forest at Caboolture, north of Brisbane.

Katanya Freeman and Corey Watson have to move out of their house before the Rockhampton floods arrive

Mon, 2017-04-03 11:46
Expected peak flood levels in the central Queensland city of Rockhampton are revised down, with the Fitzroy River only expected to reach 9 metres on Wednesday, down from earlier predictions which would have seen the region's worst flooding in more than six decades.

Flood levels in Rockhampton revised down with Fitzroy River expect to reach 9m instead of 9.4m

Mon, 2017-04-03 10:56
Expected flood levels in the central Queensland city of Rockhampton have been revised down, with the Fitzroy River only expected to reach 9 metres on Wednesday.

Adani plans to export low quality, high ash coal to India, court told

Mon, 2017-04-03 10:42

Previously unreported evidence shows Adani plans to export a low-quality coal product to India — coal with a high ash content that could cause deadly air pollution.

Outback Birdsville Bakery under new management

Mon, 2017-04-03 09:37

The sole bakery in the tiny outback town of Birdsville, on the edge of the Simpson Desert, has re-opened under new management.