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It's official — we're in the 'most severe' recorded drought across the Murray-Darling

1 hour 26 min ago

Every drought is different, but the Bureau of Meteorology says when it comes to two-to-three year droughts the Murray-Darling Basin this is now suffering its worst.

Fire engulfs building at heritage-listed Queensland school

1 hour 39 min ago

Firefighters are battling a blaze at Warwick East State School on Queensland's Southern Downs, one of the oldest schools in the state with a building that dates back to the 1850s.

Federal probe into Earle Haven announced as Premier vows to mandate nursing ratios

5 hours 49 min ago

A federal inquiry will examine the crisis at Earle Haven on the Gold Coast, as Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk declares state-owned aged-care homes will have nurse-to-patient ratios fixed.

'The rot's got to stop': Premier vows to mandate nurse numbers in state-owned aged care

5 hours 49 min ago

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says state-owned aged-care homes will have nurse-to-patient ratios fixed, and she strongly urged private facilities to follow suit or risk being named and shamed.

Oysters deployed to fight seagrass-smothering 'snotweed' scourge

6 hours 21 min ago

A respected marine scientist warns that seagrass beds in Queensland are being smothered by 'snotweed' algae. But there are ways to fight the foul gunk, and other states are starting to take notice of the method.

The rain came but the grass didn't — drought continues to grip northern Queensland

7 hours 55 min ago

Graziers across a large region of flood-hit northern Queensland are still drought declared, despite floods killing thousands of stock in February.

'Paint tins exploding onto the street': Massive fire destroys factory, house

9 hours 3 min ago

Paint tins were catapulted into the air and paint drums were exploding through the night after a fire broke out at a factory in Albion, in Brisbane's north-east, and spread to a neighbouring house.

Hundreds of small explosions were heard inside the paint factory

9 hours 3 min ago
The blaze started in an art and paint factory on Brisbane's northside and spread to a vacant neighbouring house.

'Paint tins exploding onto the street': Massive fire destroys factory, house

9 hours 3 min ago

Paint tins were catapulted into the air and paint drums were exploding through the night after a fire broke out at a factory in Albion, in Brisbane's north-east, and spread to a neighbouring house.

'Most girls were going after The Beatles — I was going after the astronauts'

9 hours 21 min ago

This teenager was a self-confessed space nut who wrote letters to astronauts. Then, after the Moon landing, Neil Armstrong sent a reply.

This boxer fled the Commonwealth Games. Now he's shaping up for his biggest fight yet

9 hours 43 min ago

He's a top fighter who made international headlines during the 2018 Commonwealth Games because he fled the athletes' village, and now he wants to fight for Australia.

Regarn Simbwa fights for Australia

9 hours 43 min ago
You may not recognise the name but Regarn Simbwa has already made international headlines, after fleeing the athletes' village during the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Now he wants to fight for Australia.

Violent men waiting months for help as domestic violence interventions struggle to meet demand

10 hours 41 min ago

Behaviour programs credited to turning around the lives of violent men say they are in desperate need to get abusers into treatment quickly, adding that timing is the key to success.

The dish that really showed the world Neil Armstrong's first step onto the Moon

10 hours 41 min ago

When Kevin Gallegos carpooled to work one cold Canberra morning the day ahead wouldn't be typical — he and the rest of the team at the Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station would be instrumental in bringing live footage of Neil Armstrong's first steps on the Moon back to Earth.

Broncos outclass Bulldogs as Belinda Sharpe makes NRL history

Thu, 2019-07-18 19:22

The Broncos keep their slim finals hopes alive with a 28-6 win over Bulldogs in Brisbane, as Belinda Sharpe creates history as the first woman to referee an NRL match.

Live: Broncos battle Bulldogs in Thursday night NRL

Thu, 2019-07-18 19:22

The Broncos look to keep their slim finals hopes alive when they meet the Bulldogs in Brisbane, as Belinda Sharpe makes history as the first woman to referee an NRL match. Follow our live ScoreCentre.

'Australia's friendliest dog' reunited with owner after five days lost in remote Queensland desert

Thu, 2019-07-18 17:54

Pip the dog was found wandering alone on the Birdsville Track, but a series of lucky breaks have led her to be reunited with her owner — more than 220km away.

'You came to your senses': Mother gets parole over role in young son's violent death

Thu, 2019-07-18 16:28

Former Kenyan TV presenter and mother Esther Timberlake, who pleaded guilty as an accessory in the unlawful killing of her young son at Kallangur in 2014, is released on immediate parole by a Brisbane court.

'Her whole world had been destroyed': Former Ipswich mayor says he lied to help escort

Thu, 2019-07-18 14:44

Former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale testifies in court that he lied about being a private investigator to the former lover of an escort he had befriended, because saying he was the mayor would be "intimidation".

Call for terrorists' families to be charged after Sara was murdered in London

Thu, 2019-07-18 12:10

The parents of a Brisbane woman murdered in a London terrorist attack say the attackers' family members should be charged if they knew about their extremist views and did not report it to authorities.