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Cattle grazing after 2015 acid spill

Tue, 2016-12-27 09:33

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.

Man bitten by taipan in lounge room dies six days on

Tue, 2016-12-27 09:11

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.

Christmas, New Years 'exacerbates rural doctor shortages'

Tue, 2016-12-27 07:42

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.

Faysal Ahmed's family not told of his death, refugees 'treated with contempt'

Mon, 2016-12-26 15:24

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.