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Record $96,000 bid for herd bull shocks agents

Thu, 2016-02-04 10:17

Stock agents and producers are buzzing after an unregistered herd bull was sold for $96,000 at Charters Towers Big Country Brahman Sale.

Whitsunday council terminates land contract for $300m development

Thu, 2016-02-04 09:47

A land contract for a $300 million development in north Queensland's Whitsundays has been torn up.

Western Downs council to slash debt by 40pc

Thu, 2016-02-04 09:18

The Western Downs council will reduce its debt by $25 million by paying out 33 loans.

Researchers using satellites to map every mango, macadamia and avocado tree in Australia

Thu, 2016-02-04 09:11

Every mango, macadamia and avocado crop in Australia will be mapped using satellite imagery.

Woman dies in Bruce Highway crash west of Hervey Bay

Thu, 2016-02-04 08:57

A woman is dead after a car and truck collided on the Bruce Highway at Howard, west of Hervey Bay, this morning.

One-eyed monster croc caught on Townsville's foreshore

Thu, 2016-02-04 08:56

Rangers enlist the help of the public to haul a captured 4.7-metre saltwater crocodile, missing a number of teeth and an eye, from Townsville's foreshore in north Queensland.

Lobby groups want an end date for NBN Sky Muster

Thu, 2016-02-04 08:53

Some internet users in remote parts of Queensland are in limbo as they wait for a connection date for the NBN satellite Sky Muster.

AGL pulls out of CSG project in NSW, selling Queensland assets

Thu, 2016-02-04 07:56

Gas giant AGL abandons natural gas projects in Queensland and NSW, sparking celebrations in rural NSW where opponents had feared a billion-dollar coal seam gas plan could devastate a community.

Churches offer sanctuary to asylum seekers

Thu, 2016-02-04 07:16

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton tells churches proposing to invoke the historical concept of sanctuary and open their doors to asylum seekers that they are not above the law.

Maroons' probe closed despite reports of 10 curfew breakers

Thu, 2016-02-04 06:29

Despite a report claiming up to 10 Emerging Origin players defied new coach Kevin Walters, Queensland Rugby League boss Peter Betros considers their probe into a curfew controversy closed.

Secret lives of Great Barrier Reef's bull sharks revealed

Thu, 2016-02-04 05:45

Bull sharks not only spend a lot of time on coral reefs, they can swim surprisingly long distances down Australia's east coast in summer to give birth in the river estuaries and coastal areas, radio tracking of sharks living on the Great Barrier Reef shows.

Palmer not sure whether he authorised PUP donations

Wed, 2016-02-03 22:50

Clive Palmer says he does not know if he authorised a hefty donation from Queensland Nickel to the Palmer United Party in January last year while he was director of the company.

Former Adelaide Archbishop 'should have done more to help abuse victims'

Wed, 2016-02-03 19:13

Former Archbishop of Adelaide Ian George tells the child sexual abuse royal commission in Hobart the Church "provided an avenue and an opportunity" for paedophile Robert Brandenburg.

Agriculture bounces back after Cyclone Yasi

Wed, 2016-02-03 18:16

Five years on from the devastation of severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi, far north Queensland farmers have rebuilt and recovered.

Rookie Renshaw steals Shield show for Qld

Wed, 2016-02-03 18:12

Queensland is well placed in its Sheffield Shield match against high-flying South Australia thanks to a big century from teenage opener Matt Renshaw.

All Queensland hospitals, aged care homes to test for legionella

Wed, 2016-02-03 18:00

All Queensland hospitals and aged care homes will be forced to regularly test for the potentially deadly legionella bacteria and publicly report results under proposed state laws.

'Boiler rooms' sold bogus schemes to buy mansions, boats: police

Wed, 2016-02-03 17:22

Three cold-call syndicates are busted on the Gold Coast after allegedly fleecing millions of dollars from Australians by promising they can get rich quick on foreign currency exchanges or sports betting.

Chinchilla watermelons finally off to market after horror season

Wed, 2016-02-03 16:47

Farmers near Chinchilla in southern Queensland have finally started picking and sending their fruit to market after a horrific season which saw many hectares of watermelons destroyed by multiple hail storms.

Indigenous paramedic science student wanted around the world

Wed, 2016-02-03 16:15

Indigenous student Josh Harmer is becoming one of the nation's most sought-after paramedic science undergraduates, yet he was once a victim of racist and homophobic bullying and was told to drop out of high school.

Sexual stage fright as dud barramundi delay fish stocking program

Wed, 2016-02-03 15:46

Staff at Karumba's Barramundi Discovery Centre say they might not be able to supply young fish to restock dams in 2016.