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Whitsunday candidates to be quizzed at election forum

Thu, 2015-01-22 11:54

Local business owners will gather at Airlie Beach today to question the state election candidates for Whitsunday about their plans for the north Queensland region.

LNP pledge to quarantine new casino licence for Cairns

Thu, 2015-01-22 11:51

An economic development group has hailed a state election pledge on the future of a casino licence for Cairns, in far north Queensland, as the biggest announcement of the campaign.

Privatisation would mean cheaper electricity in Qld: report

Thu, 2015-01-22 10:47

An independent audit finds Queensland's electricity prices would be up to $570 cheaper each year if power companies were privatised, the state Treasurer says.

Maksie Srhoj says getting approval to clear land is not as easy as some might think

Thu, 2015-01-22 10:46
The bitter fight over Queensland's tree clearing laws have been re-ignited after State Labor Party leader Annastacia Palaszczuk announced yesterday she'd reintroduce regulations, if elected. Changes made by the LNP government were widely welcomed by farmers, but many believe the process for gaining approval to clear land is still far too complicated. Far North Queensland farmer Maksie Srjoy says it took 10 months and cost thousands of dollars to comply with the current requirements.

Market CEO seeks focus on regional communities in Qld election

Thu, 2015-01-22 10:25

The CEO of Brisbane's major marketplace for fresh fruit and vegetables wants politicians to put the economy first this state election.

RACQ Executive Manager Michael Roth raises concerns of regional fuel prices and road conditions

Thu, 2015-01-22 09:23
RACQ Executive Manager Michael Roth says more needs to be done to protect the pockets and safety of regional Queenslanders. More here.

RACQ outlines wish list for Queensland state election

Thu, 2015-01-22 09:23

Record low fuel prices in Queensland's capital city are still failing to reflect prices in the state's regions.

Australian Olympic historian Harry Gordon dies aged 89

Thu, 2015-01-22 08:37

Acclaimed Australian Olympic historian Harry Gordon has died aged 89.

Jedinak backs Wilkinson to fill the void against China

Thu, 2015-01-22 08:17

Returning Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak expects defender Alex Wilkinson to slot into the team seamlessly against China.

Rainfall could exceed 100mm for parts of central Queensland

Thu, 2015-01-22 07:45

Isolated parts of regional Queensland could experience rainfall totals in excess of 100mm in a 24-hour period, the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) says.

Heavy rain prompts warning, leaves drivers stranded in Queensland

Thu, 2015-01-22 07:45

A severe weather warning is issued for several regions across central Queensland as heavy rain continues to fall.

Boy found unharmed at site of double murder

Thu, 2015-01-22 06:10

A 36-year-old man is charged with two counts of murder after the bodies of a couple were found inside their Gold Coast home. A boy believed to be their son was found unharmed.

Alarming number of bus drivers abused on the job, union says

Wed, 2015-01-21 19:21

The Transport Workers Union says alarming new data shows most Queensland bus drivers have been abused on the job. 

Offer to review care given to former Barrett centre patients

Wed, 2015-01-21 19:19

Queensland Health offers to review the clinical care provided to former patients of the the Barrett Adolescent Psychiatric Centre since its closure.

Labor to repeal Queensland Vegetation Management Amendments

Wed, 2015-01-21 18:48

Queensland's Labor opposition leader has refused requests to expand on her promise to reintroduce stricter tree clearing laws and water allocation controls, if her party is re-elected in the upcoming state election.

Submit your questions for Queensland election debate

Wed, 2015-01-21 17:35

Ahead of next week's election, Queensland's treasurer and his Opposition counterpart will face off on the state's economic future, and the ABC is looking for your input.

Qld MP 'aggressive and juvenile' when asked about controversial development

Wed, 2015-01-21 17:02

Newman Government MP Ray Stevens becomes agitated and dances outside a polling booth after a journalist asks about his controversial cable car development in the Gold Coast hinterland.

Canegrowers' Paul Schembri welcomes the commitment but says there's a degree of ambiguity to it

Wed, 2015-01-21 16:43
Canegrowers' Paul Schembri welcomes the commitment but says there's a degree of ambiguity to it

Queensland's agriculture minister, John McVeigh, says he will legislate to protect ‘grower choice’ in sugar marketing if millers fail to come up with fair deal

Wed, 2015-01-21 16:43
Queensland's agriculture minister, John McVeigh, says he will legislate to protect 'grower choice' in sugar marketing if millers fail to come up with fair deal

Queensland Agriculture Minister now says legislation an option to break sugar marketing impasse

Wed, 2015-01-21 16:43

The current deadlock between cane growers and milling companies over the future selling arrangements for raw sugar has become a hot election issue.