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Pregnant dolphin released after getting hooked on drumline

Tue, 2016-11-29 13:44

A pregnant bottlenose dolphin is released back into waters off the Gold Coast after getting caught on a drumline this past weekend.

How to prepare for 40C temperatures as severe heatwave looms

Tue, 2016-11-29 13:04

With temperatures expected to crack 40 degrees in some spots, we check with the the Bureau of Meteorology to find out exactly what you need to know ahead of the upcoming heatwave.

Historical gay sex convictions to be wiped under new Queensland law

Tue, 2016-11-29 12:40

Draft laws to allow men convicted of historical gay sex offences to apply to have their convictions wiped from the record are flagged by the Queensland Government.

Cooktown Re-enactment Association dismisses New Matilda criticism

Tue, 2016-11-29 11:52

The Cooktown Re-enactment Association is dismissing criticisms levelled at it by independent media organisation New Matilda.

Gold Coast sugar mill fire threatens early ending to harvest season

Tue, 2016-11-29 11:28

A fire at a Gold Coast sugar mill threatens to bring an abrupt end to the local cane harvest season, frustrating growers who are already three months behind their harvest schedule.

On the harvest trail to find areas most affected by backpacker tax debate

Tue, 2016-11-29 10:34

Fruit growers hope resolution of the working holidaymaker tax will see backpackers reapply for jobs in hot spots of the harvest trail.

Should reindeer be banned from Christmas parades?

Tue, 2016-11-29 10:13

Reindeer are no more suited to taking part in Brisbane's annual Christmas parade than they are pulling a sleigh through the sky, says animal protection group PETA.

Temps cracking 40C forecast for Queensland, NSW

Tue, 2016-11-29 09:50

Severe-to-extreme heatwave conditions are forecast for central and southern Queensland and northern NSW this weekend, with temperatures forecast to crack 40 degrees Celsius in some parts.

Queensland farmer weathers the storm

Tue, 2016-11-29 08:54

A Queensland lettuce farmer says having two properties helps to offset the risks of the summer storm season.

Drug tests to be mandatory for parents of at-risk kids

Tue, 2016-11-29 08:19

Parents of at-risk children in Queensland will face mandatory random drug testing under a new policy introduced by the Government, but the Opposition says the policy misses the mark.

Cattle producers turn to AI to rebuild herd

Tue, 2016-11-29 08:12

A growing number of cattle producers rely on artificial insemination as a more inexpensive option to rebuild herds.

Bus driver makes electric violins

Tue, 2016-11-29 07:10
When Toowoomba bus driver David Guscott heads home, he heads straight to the back shed. He's a garage luthier and his instrument of choice is the electric violin.

Student HELP loans put in credit over ATO glitch

Tue, 2016-11-29 06:17

Queensland University of Technology students are being urged to contact the Australian Tax Office over a glitch that puts their student loans into credit instead of debt.

Record die-off of coral confirmed by scientists

Tue, 2016-11-29 06:05

Queensland scientists confirm this year's mass coral bleaching event resulted in the largest die-off of corals ever recorded on the Great Barrier Reef, but some tourist areas around Cairns and the Whitsundays showed remarkable improvement.