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The Prime Minister defends his Government's asylum seeker policy on Q&A after being questioned by an Iranian refugee on Manus Island about why he could not come to Australia.
Continued coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef could see international and domestic visitors to the region plummet by more than a million people a year, research by the Australia Institute warns.
Gold Coast heaps more pressure on Manly coach Trent Barrett after handing out a 30-10 NRL hiding to the Sea Eagles, their sixth loss in a row.
Security cameras capture the moment an alleged would-be armed robber is interrupted by an off-duty policeman at a southern Brisbane service station.
Authorities on the Sunshine Coast are investigating whether residents have been exposed to asbestos after a devastating storm ripped through the region last night.
Queensland and Greg Inglis are set to target Dylan Walker in Origin II in Brisbane, with Maroons captain Cameron Smith expecting a hostile home crowd.
Tougher coal dust monitoring standards are needed in Australia to prevent the "unacceptable" spread of the deadly black lung disease, a new study finds.
A Bundaberg-based microbiologist uses his skills to make macadamia-flavoured beer.
Australia's third largest beef processor will soon be using more rail transport in its operation, both transporting cattle to the meat works and moving beef to port for export.
An unseasonal soaking has seen rain records tumble in parts of drought-affected Queensland, which graziers say has been a godsend.
With Queensland's drought still far from over, small business owners in one of the state's worst affected areas are being given pre-paid cash cards to buy essentials in the local community.
Farming in 2030: Meet the next generation of farmers and sign up for the ride.
A pair of high school students from Weipa, on Queensland's Cape York Peninsula, hopes to make the town more famous for melodies than it is for mining.
A former African refugee is helping improve the strength of seniors in regional Queensland with free fitness sessions.
Tonka the wombat, who made international headlines after being diagnosed with depression after Cyclone Yasi hit north Queensland in 2011, dies.
A new report has found regional areas, such as Mackay in north Queensland, will have to rely on innovation for economic growth as the mining boom continues to subside.
Queensland's macadamia crop could grow by as much as 2,500 hectares in the next two years as more growers explore taking advantage of high prices for the native nut.
A new report commissioned by the Australian Local Government Association indicates the gas industry is growing in central Queensland as coal mining declines.