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Q&A: Malcolm Turnbull defends 'harsh' asylum seeker policy

Tue, 2016-06-21 01:14

The Prime Minister defends his Government's asylum seeker policy on Q&A after being questioned by an Iranian refugee on Manus Island about why he could not come to Australia.

Barrier Reef coral bleaching 'could cost $1b in lost tourism'

Tue, 2016-06-21 00:00

Continued coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef could see international and domestic visitors to the region plummet by more than a million people a year, research by the Australia Institute warns.

Titans beat Manly 30-10 as Sea Eagles' slump continues

Mon, 2016-06-20 20:58

Gold Coast heaps more pressure on Manly coach Trent Barrett after handing out a 30-10 NRL hiding to the Sea Eagles, their sixth loss in a row.

Footage shows off-duty officer arresting alleged petrol station robber.

Mon, 2016-06-20 20:02
CCTV footage shows the moment a woman tries to rob a petrol. She is captured on the scene by an off-duty police officer who happened to be on the premises at the time.

CCTV captures off-duty officer arresting would-be robber

Mon, 2016-06-20 20:02

Security cameras capture the moment an alleged would-be armed robber is interrupted by an off-duty policeman at a southern Brisbane service station.

Footage shows North Queensland fisherman's rescue after boat capsizes

Mon, 2016-06-20 19:36
A north Queensland fisherman has been rescued after his boat capsized.

Mooloolaba storm rubble may have exposed asbestos

Mon, 2016-06-20 17:49

Authorities on the Sunshine Coast are investigating whether residents have been exposed to asbestos after a devastating storm ripped through the region last night.

Maroons to unleash Inglis on maligned Walker

Mon, 2016-06-20 17:32

Queensland and Greg Inglis are set to target Dylan Walker in Origin II in Brisbane, with Maroons captain Cameron Smith expecting a hostile home crowd.

Tougher monitoring needed amid 'unacceptable' return of black lung

Mon, 2016-06-20 17:12

Tougher coal dust monitoring standards are needed in Australia to prevent the "unacceptable" spread of the deadly black lung disease, a new study finds.

Crafting macadamia beer, using the yeast from the flower

Mon, 2016-06-20 16:19

A Bundaberg-based microbiologist uses his skills to make macadamia-flavoured beer.

Oakey Beef Exports switches from road to rail freight

Mon, 2016-06-20 16:05

Australia's third largest beef processor will soon be using more rail transport in its operation, both transporting cattle to the meat works and moving beef to port for export.

Rain in western Queensland breaks June records

Mon, 2016-06-20 15:16

An unseasonal soaking has seen rain records tumble in parts of drought-affected Queensland, which graziers say has been a godsend.

Cash boost for small business owners battling drought

Mon, 2016-06-20 13:51

With Queensland's drought still far from over, small business owners in one of the state's worst affected areas are being given pre-paid cash cards to buy essentials in the local community.

Farming in 2030: Researchers cast the net for the next generation of farmers

Mon, 2016-06-20 13:06

Farming in 2030: Meet the next generation of farmers and sign up for the ride.

Kids from the bush belt out tunes in Brisbane

Mon, 2016-06-20 12:51

A pair of high school students from Weipa, on Queensland's Cape York Peninsula, hopes to make the town more famous for melodies than it is for mining.

Former refugee giving back to Australian regional community

Mon, 2016-06-20 12:48

A former African refugee is helping improve the strength of seniors in regional Queensland with free fitness sessions.

Hundreds pay tribute on social media after beloved wombat Tonka dies

Mon, 2016-06-20 12:46

Tonka the wombat, who made international headlines after being diagnosed with depression after Cyclone Yasi hit north Queensland in 2011, dies.

Innovation tipped as key for Mackay economic growth

Mon, 2016-06-20 12:40

A new report has found regional areas, such as Mackay in north Queensland, will have to rely on innovation for economic growth as the mining boom continues to subside.

Queensland macadamia crop continues expansion with program for new growers

Mon, 2016-06-20 12:24

Queensland's macadamia crop could grow by as much as 2,500 hectares in the next two years as more growers explore taking advantage of high prices for the native nut.

Report reveals mining downturn impact in central Qld

Mon, 2016-06-20 12:04

A new report commissioned by the Australian Local Government Association indicates the gas industry is growing in central Queensland as coal mining declines.