ABC News: Top Stories
Cattle are grazing again on Garomna Station, near Julia Creek, a year after a train derailment and subsequent acid spill made the water on a station dam undrinkable.
A Queensland man, 77, dies in hospital nearly a week after being bitten between the toes by a coastal taipan, one of the world's deadliest snakes, as he tried to hit it with a shovel.
Rural doctor shortages are exacerbated over the Christmas and New Year period when many regional areas can be left without a doctor, sometimes for weeks on end, the Rural Doctors Association of Australia says.
The Federal Government has not notified the family of a Sudanese refugee from Manus Island who died in a Brisbane hospital on Christmas Eve, a refugee advocate says.