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Engine failure just more poor service from Qantas, Mt Isa resident says

ABC News: Top Stories - Mon, 2018-07-16 17:01

A Mount Isa resident whose flight was forced to land in Longreach when an engine failed says the incident is just the latest example of the ongoing poor service provided by Qantas to residents of western Queensland.

Woman who dumped and burnt headless torso 'acted in self-defence', court hears

ABC News: Top Stories - Mon, 2018-07-16 14:42

Lindy Williams has admitted to dumping her partner's headless torso by the side of a road and setting it alight, but she is pleading not guilty to murder and arguing she acted in self defence, a Brisbane court is told.

Paro the robotic seal comforts aged care residents

ABC News: Top Stories - Mon, 2018-07-16 11:19
At the Gunther Village aged care home in the rural Queensland town of Gayndah, a robotic seal is providing unconditional love for residents.

'You can see the smiles': Seal robot brings comfort to aged care residents

ABC News: Top Stories - Mon, 2018-07-16 11:19

Paro the robotic seal nuzzles in and closes his eyes like a pet, providing unconditional love for a group of elderly residents in rural Queensland.

Indigenous man's life turned around through art and working on a station

ABC News: Top Stories - Mon, 2018-07-16 06:26

Indigenous man Damien Bond spent half of his life behind bars but painting and working on the land have changed his life.

Indigenous man's life turned around through art and working on a station

ABC News: Top Stories - Mon, 2018-07-16 06:26

Indigenous man Damien Bond spent half of his life behind bars but painting working on the land have changed his life.

Historic Qantas plane restored in the outback

ABC News: Top Stories - Mon, 2018-07-16 06:22

An historic Qantas plane, that popularised luxury international air travel, has been restored and put on display in Western Queensland.

'It's a national crisis': First responders open up about mental health issues on eve of inquiry

ABC News: Top Stories - Mon, 2018-07-16 05:37

The lack of support for emergency services personnel dealing with mental health issues is being looked into by a Senate inquiry following the push of a Tasmanian paramedic.

Higher education: Multi-storey 'vertical' schools set to ease inner-city overcrowding

ABC News: Top Stories - Mon, 2018-07-16 05:34

Two high-rise schools are on the drawing board for Brisbane and more could be on the way as planning experts and the Government look for ways to ease pressure on crowded inner-city campuses.

Tigers surprise Dragons as Warriors and Roosters post victories

ABC News: Top Stories - Sun, 2018-07-15 13:21

The Tigers upset the Dragons 20-16 and the Warriors celebrate a 26-6 triumph over the Broncos, as the Roosters move into the top four with a 20-12 victory away to the Titans.

NRL live: Titans facing Roosters after Tigers, Warriors post victories

ABC News: Top Stories - Sun, 2018-07-15 13:21

The Titans host the Roosters at Robina, as the Tigers upset the Dragons 20-16 and the Warriors celebrate their 26-6 triumph over the Broncos. Follow all the live scores, stats and commentary.

Think you're cold? There are cows in NSW covered in frost

ABC News: Top Stories - Sun, 2018-07-15 12:57

Australia's east coast is shivering through a cold snap and we've got the photos to prove it.

Outback town's battle to keep permanent doctors

ABC News: Top Stories - Sun, 2018-07-15 10:45

A Bourke Shire councillor and mother-of-two was reminded of the town's predicament recently when she had to fill out a form to enrol one of her daughters into childcare.

Home is where the hollow is — wildlife finds a new kind of refuge

ABC News: Top Stories - Sun, 2018-07-15 10:09

Rainbow lorikeets, sugar gliders and micro bats compete for man-made tree hollows springing up across on the Gold Coast.

Water brings joy and heartbreak to outback Australia

ABC News: Top Stories - Sun, 2018-07-15 09:05

When the ancient Cooper Creek in Central Australia flows it attracts tourists and wildlife from across the country to a changing desert landscape. This year's flow also helped save the outback town of Innamincka from disaster.

Humpback whale rescues prompt calls to rethink shark nets

ABC News: Top Stories - Sun, 2018-07-15 07:32

Three humpback whales have become entangled in shark nets off the Queensland coast so far this migration season, and conservationists are urging the State Government to consider alternative shark control measures.

My kids joined a gang and I couldn't be more relieved

ABC News: Top Stories - Sun, 2018-07-15 05:00

If I say the word "gang" and your mind goes to guns, violence, law-breaking or motorbikes, you're not alone. But my kids' gang membership is working out a treat, writes Hyahno Moser.

Rabbitohs maintain winning streak as Storm and Raiders post victories

ABC News: Top Stories - Sat, 2018-07-14 14:31

The Rabbitohs make it nine straight wins, the Storm pip the Sea Eagles in a Brookvale thriller, while the Raiders tame the Cowboys in the Canberra cold.

Rabbitohs maintain winning streak as Storm and Raiders post victories

ABC News: Top Stories - Sat, 2018-07-14 14:31

The Rabbitohs make it nine straight wins, the Storm pip the Sea Eagles in a Brookvale thriller, while the Raiders tame the Cowboys in the Canberra cold.

We're going to need a bigger shed: Vintage bikes make up a classic collection

ABC News: Top Stories - Sat, 2018-07-14 13:33

Steve Nutt's new bike shed is bigger than most suburban house blocks and houses his collection of more than 200 vintage bicycles.

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