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Six people rescued as heavy rain hits Queensland

1 hour 2 min ago

Torrential rain has caused flooding across south-east Queensland, prompting swift water rescues and warnings head of more heavy falls expected this weekend.

Man who caused road rage death jailed for six years

2 hours 45 min ago

A New Zealand man who punched a motorist who fell in into the path of an oncoming garbage truck on the Gateway Motorway in Brisbane is sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison.

Detector dog sniffing out bed bugs

3 hours 57 min ago

After Ruby the detector dog was made redundant from sniffing caterpillars, a new career emerged.

Brisbane has had heavy rain over the past 24 hours

4 hours 33 min ago
Brisbane and north Queensland have experienced heavy rains over the last 24 hours.

This might be one bad break too many for Chris Lynn

5 hours 41 min ago

Chris Lynn's shoulder injury is just the latest in a long line of disappointments for the Twenty20 superstar. Will his body allow him to show his best again?

Elder abuse investigators say banks, nursing homes could be doing more to help

6 hours 3 min ago

Elderly Queenslanders are having hundreds of thousands of dollars siphoned out of their bank accounts by children and relatives trusted to manage their finances.

Storms deal a blow to 2018 macadamia forecast

7 hours 15 min ago

Macadamia growers are expecting a significant drop in the size of the 2018 crop following a number of isolated but severe storms.

Police issue $250k reward to catch 'heinous murderer'

7 hours 49 min ago

Police hope a major reward will convince people with information about the suspected murder of a mother-of-two to come forward, after her body was found in a far north Queensland creek last year.

Clive Palmer to bring back his disbanded political party for next federal election

8 hours 13 min ago

Clive Palmer announces he will try to resurrect his federal political party ahead of the next election, saying he expects it will contest every seat in the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Meet Australia's first transgender priest

8 hours 51 min ago

Raised as a boy, Anglican minister Jo Inkpin always knew she was different. But it is only now that she has decided to live truthfully: as a transwoman. For the first time, she tells ABC News her story.

Footage shows eastern brown snake devouring carpet python

12 hours 5 min ago
A snake catcher has captured footage of a deadly eastern brown snake eating a carpet python almost its own size at a house in Goodna, west of Brisbane.

What not to do when you find a snake in your home

12 hours 5 min ago

There's more to telling snakes apart than just their colours. Snake catchers are warning everyone to stay away from any snakes they cannot correctly identify, after one man picked up a venomous brown snake for a photograph.

Dramatic arrest in floodwaters leads to rescue of puppy dogs from stranded car

12 hours 10 min ago

A group of Queensland police officers are being hailed as heroes, after rescuing two puppies from the bonnet of a car stuck in floodwaters following a dramatic arrest.

Standing guard, these beehives are the coastal defence against varroa mite

12 hours 18 min ago

Stationed near the major ports of Australia's coastal cities are a group of closely monitored beehives designed to detect the varroa mite parasite that has the potential to decimate bee populations.

Man rescued from floodwaters as rain causes chaos in Queensland

12 hours 24 min ago

Rescue teams pluck a man from floodwater at Maleny on the Sunshine Coast as heavy rain continues to fall along much of the state's coastline.

One person missing in floodwaters as rain causes chaos in Queensland

12 hours 24 min ago

A search is underway for the person who was swept from a bridge on the Sunshine Coast, authorities say, as heavy rain falls along much of the state's coastline.

Forget the heatwave, Queensland's getting cool and wet

12 hours 24 min ago

From one extreme to another, scorched Queensland is set to get a drenching, with parts of the state forecast to be in for a month's worth of rain in the coming days.

The cosmonaut drug that may have caused a school overdose

12 hours 35 min ago

As detectives investigate whether the Russian anti-anxiety drug Phenibut is behind a mass overdose of students at a Gold Coast private school, we take a look at what the drug is, and why experts are concerned.

Mount Isa in the 1970s is world away from the outback city in 2018

12 hours 53 min ago
Founded on land belonging to the Kalkadoon people, one of Queensland's longest-running mining towns has turned 95.

Mount Isa's 95 years as Australia's 'kindergarten of mining'

12 hours 53 min ago

Founded on land belonging to the Kalkadoon people, one of Queensland's longest-running mining towns today turns 95.