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World first tougher trailers for livestock transport

Wed, 2015-08-26 11:35

The livestock transport industry is trialling a world first for the manufacture of cattle and sheep crates.

Titans not looking to sign Farah, says coach Henry

Wed, 2015-08-26 10:26

The Titans have plenty of salary-cap space but they are not in the market for released Wests Tigers hooker Robbie Farah, according to coach Neil Henry.

Queensland on brink of flu epidemic, doctors fear

Wed, 2015-08-26 09:26

There were almost 6,000 flu cases in Queensland in the first half of August, with doctors fearing the state is on the brink of an influenza epidemic.

Boy, 3, missing in far north Queensland

Wed, 2015-08-26 08:48

Extra police are being flown in from Brisbane to help search for a three-year-old boy who went missing in far north Queensland yesterday afternoon.

Queensland's CCC raises issue with police discipline after alleged bashing

Wed, 2015-08-26 08:09

Queensland's corruption watchdog stands by a decision not to charge any officers who allegedly bashed a man at a Gold Coast police station, however it takes issue with how officers are disciplined by Queensland Police.

Recreational fishers engagement in citizen science tested

Wed, 2015-08-26 07:42

How do you encourage more recreational fishers to engage with science and collect important data?

Queensland horticulture producers urged to adopt 'best practice'

Wed, 2015-08-26 07:11

Queensland's peak horticulture lobby group, Growcom, has launched the first best management practice program for the multi-commodity sector.

Cape Indigenous leader urges PM to address 'appalling' disadvantage

Wed, 2015-08-26 06:25

Entrenched disadvantage in remote Indigenous communities needs to be addressed, a Cape York Indigenous leader tells Tony Abbott during his visit to far north Queensland.

Townsville port signs MOU with Chinese port

Tue, 2015-08-25 18:36

Townsville Port leaders say a new "sister port" agreement with China could spur high production of boxed beef and grain in the north of Queensland.

IT glitch means another 300 cases of suspected child abuse ignored

Tue, 2015-08-25 17:49

Further IT problems in the Queensland education system mean another 300 reported cases of suspected child abuse are ignored, taking the total number to almost 1,000, a budget estimates hearing reveals.

Sydney Roosters sign young gun Nikorima from Brisbane

Tue, 2015-08-25 17:16

The Sydney Roosters secure one of rugby league's hottest young talents in Brisbane's Jayden Nikorima on a three-year deal beginning next season.

Foster care system in Australia no laughing matter, comedian says

Tue, 2015-08-25 17:03

Rising star comedian Corey White wants to use his profile to push for an overhaul of the foster care system, after suffering from depression and becoming addicted to ice as a result of his own childhood experiences.

Dolphins, rays among hundreds killed on Queensland shark nets and drum lines, figures show

Tue, 2015-08-25 16:48

Queensland's shark control program is accused by researchers of killing "innocent bystanders" after new figures show 406 non-targeted animals died in nets and on drum lines between 2009 and 2014.

Minister's NBN promises fail to placate internet anger in the bush

Tue, 2015-08-25 16:38

Regional Queenslanders sceptical of claims by Federal Communications Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, that a long-term satellite service will solve their internet woes.

IBM tries to block legal action over Qld Health payroll disaster

Tue, 2015-08-25 15:35

Technology giant IBM goes to the Supreme Court to try to stop a State Government lawsuit over the Queensland Health payroll debacle.

Missing 16yo's bank account used twice on evening she disappeared

Tue, 2015-08-25 15:13

The bank account of missing Queensland teenager Jayde Kendall was accessed twice in quick succession from an ATM on the evening she disappeared, police reveal.

Injured Cowboys Morgan and Tamou ruled out indefinitely

Tue, 2015-08-25 15:08

North Queensland's season in jeopardy after Michael Morgan is diagnosed with ankle syndesmosis injury, with James Tamou's return date is unclear.

Cocaine haul worth $17m seized after yacht raided on Gold Coast

Tue, 2015-08-25 14:33

Cocaine worth more than $17 million has been seized and five men are in custody after a raid on a luxury yacht moored at a marina on the Coomera River on Queensland's Gold Coast.

Asylum seeker going into brain death before transfer, coroner told

Tue, 2015-08-25 13:27

An Iranian asylum seeker who died in Brisbane last year was believed to be going into brain death before arriving in Australia, a pre-inquest conference of the Queensland Coroners Court is told.

Concerns states could hastily roll out anti-bikie laws to avoid being 'safe havens'

Tue, 2015-08-25 13:24

There are fears tough anti-bikie laws could be hastily rolled out across Australia by states desperate to avoid becoming "safe havens" for outlaw motorcycle clubs and their members.