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Dogs on your commute? Residents split over whether to let pets on public transport

Wed, 2019-02-20 11:33

The RSPCA is calling for dogs to be allowed on all forms of public transport throughout Queensland, but not everyone is keen to see canine commuters.

Man beats dog in CCTV vision

Wed, 2019-02-20 10:40
The RSPCA has released vision of a man viciously beating a dog on the side of the road. The RSPCA is appealing to the public for any information that may lead to the identification of the man in the video.

Man repeatedly punches dog in 'disturbing' attack caught on CCTV

Wed, 2019-02-20 10:40

Disturbing CCTV footage captures a man holding down a dog and throwing more than a dozen punches at the animal. The RSPCA hopes the vision will lead to the identification of the man responsible for the attack.

Wind, rain and swell to grow as Cyclone Oma moves closer to coast, BOM warns

Wed, 2019-02-20 07:47

Tropical Cyclone Oma will bring strong winds and heavy rain over the coming days, the Bureau of Meteorology says, warning the category two system could cross the southern Queensland coast early next week.

Hungry python attempts to gobble puppy for breakfast

Wed, 2019-02-20 07:29

An 11-week-old golden retriever puppy was seconds from becoming a 2-metre carpet python's meal when its owner found it being strangled in a Sunshine Coast backyard.

Time running out for mango lovers, second-biggest season draws to a close

Wed, 2019-02-20 06:02

There are only a few weeks left to buy mangoes at the supermarket before the national harvest ends, with growers producing the second-biggest crop on record.

How a 'world first' fine repayment scheme is offering hope for those with mounting debts

Wed, 2019-02-20 05:56

A scheme in New South Wales and other parts of Australia gives those who have accumulated fines the ability to work off their payments, to help prevent them being saddled with ever-mounting debt.

It's time to check your mum's Tinder

Wed, 2019-02-20 05:35

And while you're at it, you really should talk to dad about his new "internet friend", according to Queensland police who say mobile apps are allowing romance scammers to target a larger pool of victims.

Minister calls Labor plan to re-regulate the dairy industry, set milk floor price 'harebrained'

Wed, 2019-02-20 05:07

Two decades after Australian dairy industry was deregulated, Labor says it will have the consumer watchdog investigate the best way to establish a minimum farm gate milk price.

End of Woolies $1 milk coincides, to the day, with closure of town's last dairy farm

Tue, 2019-02-19 18:27

High costs, low prices and bank pressure has forced a Queensland dairy farmer to walk off his farm on the same day Woolworths announced an end to the sale of $1 milk.

'Our climate has already changed': The $1.5b cost of Qld's 'summer of disasters'

Tue, 2019-02-19 17:12

Queensland's "summer of disasters" is evidence of climate change and will take an economic toll on taxpayers of at least $1.5 billion, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says.

'An affront to justice': Brisbane judge's ruling slammed by Family Court

Tue, 2019-02-19 15:26

Brisbane-based Federal Circuit Court Judge Salvatore Vasta's move to jail a man for contempt is decried as an "affront" and a "miscarriage of justice" in a Family Court ruling that overturns the decision.

'A total weather vacuum': Flood-ravaged Queenslanders urge BOM to fix radar 'black spots'

Tue, 2019-02-19 14:44

In the wake of the devastating flooding in Queensland's north-west, concerns have surfaced about a radar 'black spots' that may have hampered efforts to prepare for the once-in-a-century rainfall.

'He would fall to his death': Rocks 'thrown' at climbers from Kangaroo Point clifftop

Tue, 2019-02-19 12:56

A Brisbane rock climber says he and a friend narrowly escaped death when large rocks were allegedly thrown toward them from the top of Kangaroo Point Cliffs on Monday night.

On one side of this island, taxpayers will foot a clean-up bill. Developers are invited on the other

Tue, 2019-02-19 05:51

In Australia's largest island national park, taxpayers will be forced to spend $1.3 million cleaning up a resort in ruins while the Queensland Government courts companies to build more eco-accommodation on the other side of the island.

New population of endangered wild macadamias discovered

Tue, 2019-02-19 05:41

Thirty-seven new trees of the endangered macadamia jansenii species have been found, a significant discovery since previously it was believed that only 90 of the trees existed in the wild.

Adani's new lawyers proposed 'attack dog' plan to wage legal 'war'

Tue, 2019-02-19 05:30

Documents obtained by the ABC reveal Brisbane law firm AJ & Co proposed an aggressive strategy for mining giant Adani to shut down critics and pressure the Queensland Government to bring the Carmichael mine to life.

ABARES crop report confirms tale of two seasons with eastern pain, western gain

Tue, 2019-02-19 05:05

The Australian Government's commodity forecaster has confirmed what eastern seaboard farmers know all too well — that grain production in 2018 was disastrous.

It's now looking more likely that Cyclone Oma could approach Brisbane

Tue, 2019-02-19 05:02

The Bureau of Meteorology says regardless of where the system moves, significant impacts will be observed along the south Queensland coast, including abnormally high tides.

'Hurry up and die you dog': Mum held over alleged knife attack on teenage daughter

Mon, 2019-02-18 20:58

A woman who allegedly tried to stab her teenage daughter to death with a kitchen knife during a drunken confrontation on Brisbane's bayside is remanded in custody, with a magistrate describing the altercation as a "vicious and callous attack".