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Almost 6,000 farmers granted welfare payments in last year

Wed, 2016-05-25 06:11

Almost 6,000 farmers have received welfare payments since July last year, with the highest uptake in safe Nationals seats, Freedom of Information documents show.

Hard for Maroons to replace Justin Hodges, says Smith

Wed, 2016-05-25 05:35

Queensland captain Cameron Smith admits it will be hard to replace the "heart and soul" of the Maroons, retired great Justin Hodges.

Oates, O'Neill named to debut for Maroons

Tue, 2016-05-24 20:25

Corey Oates and Justin O'Neill will make their State Of Origin debuts on June 1 after being named in Queensland's side for Game I.

Bushwalker missing in Gold Coast hinterland for four days

Tue, 2016-05-24 19:34

Authorities search for a man who has been missing in Queensland's Gold Coast hinterland for four days after phoning police on Saturday to say he had become lost.

Farmers say they'll struggle with poor internet coverage

Tue, 2016-05-24 18:50
Farmers are calling for the National Broadband Network to roll out more fixed wireless services in remote and regional areas, with many fearing they will be limited to satellite internet access.

Rural NBN shortcomings could lead to 'data drought', farmers warn

Tue, 2016-05-24 17:49

Farmers are calling for the National Broadband Network to roll out more fixed wireless services in remote and regional areas, with many fearing they will be limited to satellite internet access.

Man found guilty of murdering Brisbane referee Tony McGrath

Tue, 2016-05-24 16:25

Tyson John Taylor is found guilty of both murder and attempted murder of Brisbane rugby league referee Tony McGrath.

Suicide prevention turns election issue

Tue, 2016-05-24 16:20

South east Queensland suicide prevention advocates are supporting a national call for all federal candidates to declare how they will tackle the issue.

Human remains found on property west of Brisbane

Tue, 2016-05-24 15:32

Police investigating the disappearance of a 44-year-old man discover human remains on a Laidley West property, west of Brisbane.

Four new Logan suburbs as population booms

Tue, 2016-05-24 15:32

Four new suburbs are created in Logan to house a predicted population boom between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

An animated flythrough shows what new suburbs of Greater Flagstone will look like

Tue, 2016-05-24 15:32
Four new suburbs have been created in south-east Queensland in preparation for a population boom between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Cane farmer plans to use recycled tyres in roads, playgrounds and Commonwealth Games

Tue, 2016-05-24 13:46

Cane famer John Galea plans to start a new industry in north Queensland — recycling tyres.

Airlie Beach nightlife zone gets CCTV funding pledge

Tue, 2016-05-24 13:25

Airlie Beach's Safe Night Precinct says new funding to install closed-circuit TV (CCTV) in the nightlife area is a great win for the north Queensland community.

Pauline Hanson a 'realistic' chance of returning to Canberra: Green

Tue, 2016-05-24 13:17

Controversial former MP Pauline Hanson is a "realistic" chance of winning a Queensland Senate seat at the double dissolution election after changes to voting rules, ABC election analyst Antony Green says.

Central Qld police crack down on unsafe drivers

Tue, 2016-05-24 12:33

Capricornia police in central Queensland say they are pleased with the outcome of a road operation targeting unsafe drivers.

Brisbane volunteers aim to expand Ghana orphanage

Tue, 2016-05-24 12:23

A group of young Brisbanites is hoping to change the lives of orphaned children in Africa one brick at a time.

CCC probes leak of Newman, Bleijie defamation payout

Tue, 2016-05-24 12:15

Queensland's Crime and Corruption Commission will investigate the leaking of confidential details of former premier Campbell Newman's defamation payout to Hannay Lawyers.

Uncertain sugar market pushes farmer away from cane

Tue, 2016-05-24 12:12

Uncertainty in the sugar market due to the delayed signing of marketing contracts brings major changes for one farming couple in the Burdekin.

Queensland Government poised to raid super to fund infrastructure

Tue, 2016-05-24 11:40

Queensland public servants superannuation fund looks set to be raided to pay for infrastructure when the Palaszczuk Government hands down its second budget in three weeks.

Aussie shooting champ Diamond needs help, says team-mate

Tue, 2016-05-24 11:06

Australia's most decorated Olympic shooter, Michael Diamond, has serious personal problems and needs help from the sport, according to fellow gold medallist Russell Mark.