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'We've hit on a formula': Maths teacher praised for inspiring female students

Fri, 2016-08-26 19:12

A maths teacher from one of southern Queensland's most disadvantaged areas wins a national award for inspiring female students.

Banana growers to fund diseased farm buy-back

Fri, 2016-08-26 17:18

Banana growers across Australia vote in favour of a levy increase to fund the buy-out of the farm at the centre of the Panama disease tropical race 4 (TR4) outbreak.

Palmer's 'salacious' Queensland Nickel affidavit called out by judge

Fri, 2016-08-26 17:11

Clive Palmer has been rapped over the knuckles by a Federal Court judge for providing a "salacious" affidavit containing "irrelevant" assertions in his bid to avoid questioning next week over the collapse of Queensland Nickel.

Relief as Japan live export ban lifted

Fri, 2016-08-26 16:34

Australia is finally cleared to resume live cattle exports to Japan after a three-month ban is lifted.

Catholic nun honoured for pioneering social work

Fri, 2016-08-26 16:15

A 93-year-old Catholic nun is celebrated for her pioneering social work in Central Queensland.

Drought's devastating impact on outback Queensland towns

Fri, 2016-08-26 16:01

A new report will look at the impact of the ongoing drought on towns and communities in western Queensland.

Most sea turtles are swallowing ocean junk, scientists say

Fri, 2016-08-26 15:36

More than 50 per cent of sea turtles are ingesting marine debris, a huge amount of which is floating around the world's oceans, scientists say.

Station pet Brollie the brolga thinks it is a working dog

Fri, 2016-08-26 15:13

Brollie the brolga is the resident pet at a remote cattle station in Queensland and has an identity crisis.

Toowoomba couple moves to Lebanon to work with refugees

Fri, 2016-08-26 14:56

Two semi-retired teachers from Toowoomba make a change of a very different kind.

Dollars and donuts help support Mates4Mates at Gympie Muster

Fri, 2016-08-26 14:24

A charitable organisation providing support to injured and ill veterans is the main recipient of the rural aid appeal at the 2016 Gympie Music Muster.

How to take charge and dispose of medication correctly

Fri, 2016-08-26 13:13

Medicine can do more harm than good when disposed of incorrectly, a north Queensland pharmacist says.

'Scumbag' former real estate agent jailed over $1.6m fraud

Fri, 2016-08-26 12:40

A former Brisbane real estate agent described as a "scumbag" by one of his victims, is sentenced to six years in jail after stealing more than $1.6 million over a two-year period.

St Mary's saga over sacked Catholic priest made into play

Fri, 2016-08-26 12:08

The story of Brisbane's St Mary's Church and the removal of controversial priest Peter Kennedy is the subject of a new stage show.

Epic Mongolian ride a physical test for Aussie winner

Fri, 2016-08-26 11:38

Aussie winner of the Mongol Derby Will Comiskey reflects on his eight-day trek across Mongolia.

Legendary bulls genes may hold the secret to better cow fertility

Fri, 2016-08-26 09:47

Genomics is the talk of the cattle industry at the moment and a new project hopes to harness the method, which entails recording an animals entire DNA sequence, to breed the perfect bulls and cows.

LNP indicates it will preference One Nation ahead of Labor

Fri, 2016-08-26 09:36

Queensland Opposition leader Tim Nicholls tip-toes through a political minefield after the LNP indicated it would preference One Nation ahead of Labor at the next election.

Shots fired at cars in Gold Coast, Brisbane

Fri, 2016-08-26 08:41

Detectives are investigating whether there are links between three cases where shots were fired into cars in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Shots fired at cars in Gold Coast, Brisbane

Fri, 2016-08-26 08:41

Detectives are investigating whether there are links between three cases where shots were fired into cars in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Girl found hanging from swing flown to hospital in critical condition

Fri, 2016-08-26 08:34

A three-year-old girl is flown to hospital in a critical condition after she was found hanging by her neck from a swing set in the north Queensland city of Mackay.

Smail Ayad remanded in custody over youth hostel stabbing

Fri, 2016-08-26 07:44

Accused murderer Smail Ayad is remanded in custody after charges relating to a youth hostel stabbing that left a woman dead and a man fighting for his life were heard in a Townsville court today.