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Qld Premier nominates independent MP Peter Wellington for Speaker's role

Fri, 2015-02-27 10:04

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is nominating independent MP Peter Wellington to be Speaker in the new Parliament, which will resume on March 24.

Sympathies extended to family following baby boy's death at day care

Fri, 2015-02-27 10:03

Australia's national peak body for family day care expresses its sympathies to the family affected by the death of a baby boy at a centre this week.

Family day care death may also be investigated by Education Department

Fri, 2015-02-27 10:03

A second investigation into the death of a baby boy at a family day care centre may be carried out by the Department of Education once police conclude their own.

Rural Fire Service volunteers young and old join TC Marcia clean-up

Fri, 2015-02-27 09:15

One week on from Tropical Cyclone Marcia, Rural Fire Service Queensland (RFSQ) volunteers are still hands deep into what will be a long clean-up and recovery effort.

Australia's horticulture industry to leverage $20 million Commonwealth funds to develop future projects

Fri, 2015-02-27 09:08

The new grower-owned horticulture body is looking for guidance on a major new spending blitz, to grow international sales and improve production across all sectors.

Prime Minister visits Rockhampton, broadens disaster payments in wake of TC Marcia

Fri, 2015-02-27 07:47

Prime Minister Tony Abbott announces a broadening of disaster payments for people affected by Tropical Cyclone Marcia as he tours clean-up sites in Rockhampton.

Pancreatic cancer 'sub-types' breakthrough may lead to better treatment

Fri, 2015-02-27 07:44

A medical breakthrough in the study of pancreatic cancer could hold the key to more effective treatments, a Queensland researcher says.

Transporters in mining heartland feel downturn

Fri, 2015-02-27 07:01

More competition for less work - this is what truckies in Cloncurry are up against.

Queensland's autumn weather to be neutral

Fri, 2015-02-27 06:58

Queensland's autumn weather is predicted to be neutral, with roughly equal chance of the weather being wetter or drier than normal.

East Brisbane road not fixed for peak hour

Fri, 2015-02-27 06:31

Afternoon peak-hour motorists are urged to avoid Lytton Road at Murarrie in Brisbane's east after a burst water main badly damaged the major arterial.

Sinkhole from burst pipe closes part of main road in eastern Brisbane

Fri, 2015-02-27 06:31

A burst water pipe at Murarrie in Brisbane's east causes major damage to Lytton Road, with heavy traffic delays expected.

Coroner pushes for change to definition of police pursuit after fatal crash

Thu, 2015-02-26 19:13

The Queensland coroner calls for changes to the definition of a police pursuit in the findings of a coronial inquest.

Quiney ton puts Victoria on top against Bulls

Thu, 2015-02-26 18:41

Opener Rob Quiney has led the way with a century as Victoria leads Queensland by 95 runs and four wickets still in hand.

'This is the fourth flood': Monto farmers struggle after Cyclone Marcia

Thu, 2015-02-26 18:21

Farmers at Monto in central Queensland count the cost after another devastating flood, this time fuelled by Tropical Cyclone Marcia.

Titans players should be allowed to play after court appearance: Henry

Thu, 2015-02-26 17:53

Titans coach Neil Henry says the five Gold Coast players set to face court over drug allegations should be allowed to play.

Indigenous Australians face lower cancer survival rate than non-Indigenous: study

Thu, 2015-02-26 17:01

Indigenous people have a far lower cancer survival rate than other Australians, a new study from Cancer Council Queensland finds.

Reef taskforce aims to improve run-off quality

Thu, 2015-02-26 16:54

Farmers hope a new Great Barrier Reef taskforce does not introduce more regulations.

Decision on Abbot Point onshore dumping delayed

Thu, 2015-02-26 16:31

Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt extends the deadline for his decision on whether or not to approve onshore dumping of dredge spoil from the Abbot Point coal terminal expansion near the Great Barrier Reef.

Ex-Australian soldier killed fighting IS militants

Thu, 2015-02-26 16:23

Friends pay tribute to former Australian soldier Ashley Johnston who was killed fighting Islamic State militants in Syria.

Titans will overcome drugs scandal in 2015: Zillman

Thu, 2015-02-26 15:13

The Gold Coast Titans are confident of being competitive this season despite the cocaine scandal hanging over the club.