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'Super Saturday' not so super in Labor's eyes

2 hours 26 min ago

The dates of the "Super Saturday" by-elections means the ALP's national conference has to be postponed, but the party just has to suck it up and throw itself into battle because the stakes are very high, writes Michelle Grattan.

'Too early to speculate': Park backs away from earlier comments on high-ropes accident

3 hours 5 min ago

The adventure park where a 14-year-old Brisbane schoolboy was critically injured now says it is "far too early to speculate" on how the accident occurred, after earlier releasing a statement saying safety equipment was not to blame.

Museum reveals the dinosaur skeletons in its cupboard

4 hours 17 min ago

Take a look in the Queensland Museum's warehouse that stores millions of the state's priceless geoheritage treasures, preserving them for future generations.

ATO investigating Jemena over financing for NT-to-Queensland gas pipeline

4 hours 26 min ago

Environmental Justice Australia had asked the Tax Office to investigate the financing arrangements Jemena is using to pay for the 622-kilometre pipeline, running from Tennant Creek to Mount Isa, saying it could be costing Australian taxpayers.

Reef shark bites the hand that feeds it in Cairns Aquarium

4 hours 53 min ago

A grey reef shark gets the wrong end of the stick and bites a diver on the hand while he is trying to feed it, but luckily the wound is not serious.

'Smokers care more about money than health': Warnings on cigarettes should focus on cost

5 hours 1 min ago

Pictures showing gross feet, rotting teeth and sick children on cigarette packets are no longer shocking enough to prompt people to quit the habit, and warnings should focus on cost, experts say.

How a suburban family worked together to cover up their foster daughter's murder

5 hours 13 min ago

Rick Thorburn murdered his 12-year-old foster daughter Tiahleigh Palmer after discovering his son had sex with her, and today, more than two years later, and after his family were jailed for covering it up, he faces a life sentence.

Have the Broncos lost faith in Wayne Bennett, and can he prove them wrong?

5 hours 44 min ago

Richard Hinds asks: Is the Broncos' move to contact the Storm's Craig Bellamy wise succession planning, or has the club lost faith in Wayne Bennett's ability to deliver that long-ish awaited premiership?

Why is land clearing bad news for the Great Barrier Reef?

5 hours 49 min ago

The Government has approved the clearing of 2,000 hectares of land on Cape York, which experts say could hurt the Great Barrier Reef. So how does land clearing damage coral hundreds of kilometres away?

CCC widens its investigation into Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate

5 hours 53 min ago

The Crime and Corruption Commission investigates claims Cr Tate failed to declare possible conflicts of interest during council votes on a $1.3 billion Chinese-owned development.

Shark bite reveals holes in insurance for Great Barrier Reef volunteers

Thu, 2018-05-24 17:19

Mathew Vickers was on a research trip funded and conducted by James Cook University when a grey reef shark ripped into his arm, but the hospitalisation and stitches he needed were not funded by university insurance — and as a volunteer, he was not insured under WorkCover.

The extraordinary new Gabba plans you weren't meant to see yet

Thu, 2018-05-24 14:42

A top secret report outlining a major revamp for the Gabba, was inadvertently released to the ABC by mistake under a right to information request, before it was sent to Queensland Cabinet for approval.

Queensland's sexual consent laws should be reviewed, Law Society says in wake of ABC report

Thu, 2018-05-24 13:21

The Queensland Law Society president writes to the Attorney-General, backing calls for a review of Queensland's sexual consent laws sparked by a woman whose accused rapist was acquitted despite causing her shocking injuries.

Charges dropped against teenager over death of toddler Mason Lee

Thu, 2018-05-24 13:07

One of three people charged over the death of Caboolture toddler Mason Jet Lee has had his charges dropped.

Wallabies prop Slipper suspended for cocaine use

Thu, 2018-05-24 11:33

Wallabies prop and Queensland Reds captain James Slipper says he has been suffering wellness issues for a year as he is suspended for two months after twice testing positive to cocaine.

Pianist retains passion for teaching at 83

Thu, 2018-05-24 07:04

For adult students rediscovering music later in life, can learning help them heal? This 83-year-old pianist who still has a passion for teaching thinks so.

Bird watchers special efforts to save endangered grasswren

Thu, 2018-05-24 07:03
Conservation efforts to save the critically endangered carpentarian grasswren bird have led to a government funded strategic burning program on an outback cattle station.

Outback fire program aims to save endangered Carpentarian grasswren

Thu, 2018-05-24 07:03

Conservation efforts to save the critically endangered Carpentarian grasswren lead to a strategic burning program on an outback cattle station.

International superyachts expected to flood Australia's cruising grounds

Thu, 2018-05-24 06:48

Overseas billionaires and their superyachts could soon be heading down under if they are handed a tax break by the Federal Government, providing a year-round economic boost.

Fitness program helps domestic violence survivors gain physical and mental strength

Thu, 2018-05-24 06:48

A free fitness program where survivors of domestic violence train alongside a police officer and social worker is making an "enormous difference".