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Mort & Co launches beef brand

Tue, 2015-11-24 17:32

One of Australia's largest grain-fed beef producers launches "The Phoenix Range" for the domestic and export market.

Toowoomba's first 747 landing gets thumbs up

Tue, 2015-11-24 17:01

The visit of a large cargo aircraft to Toowoomba turned into a social occasion as crowds gathered to watch the landing, loading, and take-off from Wellcamp airport.

Queensland Labor MPs want Police Minister ousted

Tue, 2015-11-24 16:59

The push is on to punt Queensland's controversial Police Minister from Cabinet, with one senior Labor figure saying she has lost the support of virtually every MP and minister.

Queensland senator calls for Qld south-western town to get more drought support

Tue, 2015-11-24 16:48

A Queensland senator will table a report calling for more support for a drought-affected south western shire.

Night parrot gets funding boost to protect species in Queensland

Tue, 2015-11-24 16:20

A $5 million plan to protect the rare night parrot is given a boost by the Queensland Government, with the Premier announcing a $400,000 package to help save the bird.

Wilmar welcomes sugar breakthrough in the Burdekin

Tue, 2015-11-24 15:13

A cane supply deal between Wilmar Sugar and 22 growers is being described as a "breakthrough".

Farmers assess storm damage on the Granite Belt and Darling Downs

Tue, 2015-11-24 14:25

Wild storms hit southern Queensland, with damaging hail and strong winds all part of a dangerous system which stretched over 300 kilometres.

Boy, 15, stabbed on Queensland's Gold Coast

Tue, 2015-11-24 14:01

A teenage boy is taken to hospital in a serious condition after being stabbed in the stomach on the Gold Coast.

Teenager stabbed in Gold Coast industrial area

Tue, 2015-11-24 14:01

A teenager is rushed to hospital after being stabbed in the stomach on the Gold Coast.

Gold Coast man kayaking for suicide prevention

Tue, 2015-11-24 13:47

A Gold Coast man is kayaking 500km to raise money for suicide prevention.

Associate of murder accused says friend told him Vincent O'Dempsey killed McCulkins: court

Tue, 2015-11-24 13:43

An associate of the men accused of killing a Brisbane woman and her two daughters was told during a drunken night with friends how Vincent O'Dempsey allegedly murdered them, a Brisbane court hears.

Rockhampton council reveals infrastructure plan wish list

Tue, 2015-11-24 13:30

Rockhampton Regional Council has put upgrades to the Bruce Highway, north of Rockhampton, and a bypass of the city, on its wish list for funding under the Queensland Government's infrastructure plan.

Rebuilding national cattle herd will be hard work, Agforce says

Tue, 2015-11-24 13:27

As cattle sales finish up for the year and meat processors close early, the question is being asked: how will the industry move forward with a declining herd?

87yo shot during Ipswich home invasion 'scarred for life'

Tue, 2015-11-24 13:00

The family of an 87-year-old man shot in a home invasion at Ipswich say his injury will heal, but he will be mentally scarred for life.

Waltzing Matilda Centre artefacts brought back to life

Tue, 2015-11-24 12:54

Hard-working volunteers have saved countless objects badly damaged in a devastating fire that ripped through Winton's Waltzing Matilda Centre earlier this year.

Top tips on avoiding mozzie bites this summer

Tue, 2015-11-24 12:30

With the official start of summer just around the corner, what is the best way to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes?

Fraser Coast beach-goers warned of toxic algae

Tue, 2015-11-24 12:25

The Fraser Coast Mayor says the southern Queensland council will attempt to remove toxic blue-green algae that has washed up on the region's beaches.

AFL draft hype heaping pressure on young players: psychologist

Tue, 2015-11-24 12:22

Growing hype and publicity of the AFL draft is increasing performance pressures on young footballers before they have even played a national league game, a sports psychologist says.

Black-belt gran Sunshine Coast's first Uber driver

Tue, 2015-11-24 12:05

Late night drunks and abusive passengers don't worry the Sunshine Coast's first ride-sharing driver.

More wild horses culled near Bluewater in bid to boost Bruce Highway safety

Tue, 2015-11-24 11:57

A Townsville city councillor says a program to cull feral horses near Bluewater, in north Queensland, appears to be preventing fatal car crashes.