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Dog on the mend after savage beating caught on CCTV

ABC News: Top Stories - Thu, 2019-02-21 18:52

Besides having heart worm, the five-year-old bull Arab cross is in fairly good health after an attack that saw him punched repeatedly, RSPCA Queensland says.

The responsibility and privilege of covering the Townsville floods

ABC News: Top Stories - Thu, 2019-02-21 18:29

As people in North Queensland continue to deal with the impact of extreme flooding, broadcasters and news teams explain the challenges they faced reporting on the disaster and keeping the community informed.

Floodwaters trickle into Birdsville

ABC News: Top Stories - Thu, 2019-02-21 14:28
The leading edge of floodwaters trickles into the parched town of Birdsville in Queensland's Central West.

Diamintina River rises as floodwaters reach Birdsville

ABC News: Top Stories - Thu, 2019-02-21 14:28
The Diamintina River rose overnight, cutting off the town of Birdsville in Queensland's Central West.

Burying the dead: Strangers unite to dig mass graves for livestock killed in floods

ABC News: Top Stories - Thu, 2019-02-21 14:28

A band of friends travel hundreds of kilometres into the epicentre of the flood disaster to do the job no one else wants to do — digging mass graves for thousands of cattle and sheep killed in Queensland's floods.

The unique native bee hive that honours Indigenous Dreaming

ABC News: Top Stories - Thu, 2019-02-21 13:01

A new hive for native bees is paying homage to Gold Coast's Aboriginal dreaming story.

Unique native bee hive honours Indigenous Dreaming

ABC News: Top Stories - Thu, 2019-02-21 13:01
A new hive for native bees is paying homage to Gold Coast's Aboriginal dreaming story.

Carpet python devours currawong on roof

ABC News: Top Stories - Thu, 2019-02-21 12:23

A carpet python has been caught on camera trying to eat a bird while hanging from a television antenna.

New Matildas coach Milicic excited about job, unconcerned about previous turmoil

ABC News: Top Stories - Thu, 2019-02-21 11:44

Ante Milicic faces the media to name his first squad for the Cup of Nations, saying he is unconcerned about the turmoil that came before his appointment.

Cyclone watch issued but Oma not expected to cross coast, bureau says

ABC News: Top Stories - Thu, 2019-02-21 06:40

A cyclone watch is issued for a large stretch of the east coast from Bundaberg in Queensland to Ballina in New South Wales with forecasters warning the category two system will bring dangerous surf and gale force winds, but is not expected to cross the coast.

Outback photoshoots offer Indigenous women lasting memories

ABC News: Top Stories - Thu, 2019-02-21 05:44

A north-west Queensland midwife offering free maternity photoshoots for Indigenous women in outback locations says the experience is a great confidence booster for the soon-to-be mums.

Death dust audit reveals deadly lung disease epidemic with almost 100 workers diagnosed

ABC News: Top Stories - Thu, 2019-02-21 05:44

An audit of Queensland's manufacturing stone industry reveals 98 workers contracted the potentially deadly lung disease silicosis — 15 of those terminal — with more than 550 workplace breaches in what health experts are calling a major epidemic.

Oma is not the first cyclone to threaten Brisbane

ABC News: Top Stories - Thu, 2019-02-21 05:41

Both the 1974 and 1893 floods of Brisbane were the result of cyclones and many more have made their way that far south. Here are just a few of the cyclones that have caused chaos in the past.

Cyclone Oma could still impact us — here's what you need to know

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2019-02-20 18:49

We're being warned Tropical Cyclone Oma will be close enough in the coming days to produce direct impacts along the Queensland and New South Wales coast.

Anglo American names mine worker killed in underground collision

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2019-02-20 18:19

Mining company Anglo American names longtime employee Bradley Hardwick as the worker who lost his life at their Moranbah North mine in central Queensland, when a grader smashed into a personnel carrier on an access road near the surface.

Queensland mine shut down after grader driver dies in underground collision

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2019-02-20 18:19

The accident, at Anglo American's Moranbah North mine, saw the grader smash into a personnel carrier on an access road near the surface. Another two workers are being treated for injuries.

Mother jailed over manslaughter of toddler Mason Lee

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2019-02-20 15:52

Queensland mother Anne Maree Lee is sentenced to nine years in jail after pleading guilty to child cruelty and the manslaughter of her toddler Mason Jet Lee, however she will be eligible for parole in July this year.

Former Qld union boss claims sexual encounter was consensual

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2019-02-20 15:15

Former CFMEU Queensland boss David Hanna tells a Brisbane court that a woman who claims he raped her hours after they met was a consenting participant throughout their sexual encounter.

Murray-Darling Basin Authority hits back at claims made in SA royal commission

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2019-02-20 12:59

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority rejects claims of maladministration levelled against it by SA's royal commission into the river system and says scrapping the plan for the basin would be "reckless".

Hay runs are the epitome of Aussie spirit in tough times, but there is a cost

ABC News: Top Stories - Wed, 2019-02-20 12:04

Volunteers who pull together hay runs for drought-affected — and now flood-affected — communities pay a price for their generosity.

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