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The major events that defined Queensland politics in 2016

Fri, 2016-12-23 12:33

The introduction of four-year terms, four more seats and full preferential voting were the biggest changes in Queensland politics this year, state political reporter Chris O'Brien writes.

White spot outbreak a 'wake-up call' for Australian biosecurity, as prawn farmers blame imports

Fri, 2016-12-23 12:29

Queensland prawn farmers say the outbreak of white spot disease is a 'wake-up call' for Australia's entire biosecurity system.

Rare pig breeds a taste winner for Queensland consumers

Fri, 2016-12-23 12:22

Farmers of rare breed pigs are on a mission to promote a more sustainable Christmas ham.

Thousands of Syrian, Iraqi refugees to settle in four south-east Queensland cities

Fri, 2016-12-23 10:34

About 3,500 Syrian and Iraqi refugees bound for Queensland will be settled in the state's south-east in Brisbane, Logan, the Gold Coast and Toowoomba, the Federal Government confirms.

Domestic violence, housing services team up to rehouse nearly 300 victims

Fri, 2016-12-23 06:17

Specialist domestic violence and housing services working together to rehouse and support victims chalk up a big success in Brisbane, with nearly 100 women fleeing violent relationships being helped into new housing this past month alone.

Half of all seabirds have plastic in their stomachs: CSIRO

Fri, 2016-12-23 06:04

Eleven pieces of plastic, on average, can be found along each metre of coastline between the Sunshine Coast to the Gold Coast, causing harm to marine life, new research by the CSIRO reveals.

Look back at a wild year of weather

Fri, 2016-12-23 06:03

From January's double-whammy of bushfires and floods to the year's steady stream of brutal storms, Australia copped a battering in 2016.

Man remanded in custody over violent carjacking involving woman, two children

Thu, 2016-12-22 23:54

A man accused of a violent carjacking in Queensland's Lockyer Valley that left a woman and her two young children traumatised is refused bail.

Man charged over violent carjacking involving woman, two children

Thu, 2016-12-22 23:54

Police charge a man over a violent carjacking in Queensland's Lockyer Valley that left a woman her two young children traumatised.