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Locals honoured as Queen's baton bearers named

Wed, 2017-10-18 06:03

Thousands of Australians have been chosen to carry the Queen's baton for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Small Australian town aims to become its own power station

Wed, 2017-10-18 06:00

The northern New South Wales town of Tyalgum is powering toward being Australia's first town to completely drop out of the national electricity grid with clean and cheap renewable energy.

Northern NSW town aiming to become its own power station

Wed, 2017-10-18 06:00

The northern New South Wales town of Tyalgum is powering toward being Australia's first town to completely drop out of the national electricity grid with clean and cheap renewable energy.

Commonwealth Games traffic report warns of 'very high crash risk' on M1

Wed, 2017-10-18 05:55

In some sections of the road, the Queensland Government predicts there will be a "significant road safety risk" for motorists. The plan also warns of expected congestion along virtually the entire Gold Coast strip of the motorway.

Logan Mayor accused of changing stance on donor conflict of interest

Wed, 2017-10-18 05:48

Logan councillors question why Mayor Luke Smith chooses to declare a conflict of interest relating to a developer campaign donor when he has not previously done so in similar council debates.

Regional Australians 90pc more likely than city folk to die from heart disease

Wed, 2017-10-18 05:19

A lack of access to health care, geographical isolation, and lower incomes mean rural people are more likely to die from heart diseases, a report released today shows.

Logan Councillor Lisa Bradley tells the ABC tensions are rising after council media officers refuse to let her speak without a staffer present.

Tue, 2017-10-17 19:32
Logan City Councillor Lisa Bradley claims tensions in the council are rising after media officers refuse to allow her to speak to the ABC without a staffer present.

Rescue helicopter searches for six missing fishermen north of Bundaberg.

Tue, 2017-10-17 18:08
Ttwo rescue helicopters a fixed-wing aircraft, Water Police, volunteer marine rescue and a number of other vessels are searching for six missing fishermen.

Grandmother charged over attack on baby in Brisbane home

Tue, 2017-10-17 16:21

Police charge a 64-year-old woman with the attempted murder of her four-month-old grandson, who was found with multiple facial injuries in Brisbane's west on Tuesday morning.

Man's body found after being swept away in floodwaters near Gympie

Tue, 2017-10-17 15:59
A man's body has been found after his car was swept off a flooded causeway near Gympie in south-east Queensland overnight.

Broken wheelchairs in transit and other perils of travelling as a quadriplegic

Tue, 2017-10-17 15:58

Martin Heng's biggest concern when he's travelling overseas is making sure his wheelchair is not a pile of unusable metal by the time he reaches the other end.

Darwin choreographer gives the gif of movement

Tue, 2017-10-17 14:57

Darwin-raised choreographer Matt Cornell has performed around the world, but his latest stage is the smartphone in your hand.

Whale remains bubble to surface on Sunshine Coast beach

Tue, 2017-10-17 13:43

The remains of a whale buried on a Sunshine Coast beach appear to be bubbling to the surface just days after the carcass was buried in sand dunes.

Should we be charging tourists more to visit the Great Barrier Reef?

Tue, 2017-10-17 12:24

Is Australia undervaluing its most valuable natural asset by only charging $6.50 a day to visit the Great Barrier Reef? And would it help if tourists were asked to pay more?

Baby suffers critical facial injuries in alleged domestic attack in Brisbane

Tue, 2017-10-17 11:25
A four-month-old boy is rushed to hospital with critical facial injuries, with police saying his mother awoke to sounds of his distress.

Human remains found inside 4.3-metre crocodile

Tue, 2017-10-17 11:24

Human remains are found in the crocodile responsible for taking 79-year-old Anne Cameron in far north Queensland last week, after wildlife officers spent days trying to track the animal.

Baby fights for life after face slashed in cot attack; grandmother questioned

Tue, 2017-10-17 10:03

Police are questioning the grandmother of a four-month-old boy who was rushed to hospital with critical facial injuries, after the child's mother allegedly found her standing near his cot with a large knife nearby while he cried in pain.

Hopes fading for six men missing after trawler capsizes north of Bundaberg

Tue, 2017-10-17 09:44

Bad weather is hampering the efforts of helicopters and boats searching waters off Seventeen Seventy, after the sea cucumber fishing trawler Dianne sinks leaving six crew missing, with one man found alive clinging to its upturned hull.

Deluge at levels not seen since Cyclone Debbie across southern Queensland

Tue, 2017-10-17 09:20

The massive downpour across southern Queensland is at levels not seen since Cyclone Debbie hammered the coastline last March, with 370mm falling in the wider Gladstone area.

Search continues for man swept away in floodwaters near Gympie

Tue, 2017-10-17 08:30
A desperate search is continuing for a 67-year-old man swept away by floodwaters near Gympie in south-east Queensland as his horrified wife watched on.