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BBC asks Facebook to take down fake David Attenborough bee-feeding post

Fri, 2018-07-13 12:43

Facebook takes down a fake Sir David Attenborough post encouraging people to feed a teaspoon of sugar water to help struggling bees.

RACQ scam sees caller ring ABC News offering compensation over car crash

Fri, 2018-07-13 12:38
After scammers call ABC Longreach six times ABC News reporter Aneeta Bhole recorded the conversation.

Food forests take root in Australia, helping growers save water

Fri, 2018-07-13 12:03

Move over biodynamic and organic farming — there is a new technique on the block in which fruit and vegetable crops are grown in conjunction with trees.

Queen Street Mall gunman in custody over fatal stabbing

Fri, 2018-07-13 11:29

A man who shut down Brisbane's CBD after threatening police with a gun in 2013 is now in custody over the stabbing death of a man north of the city on Thursday.

Man brings Herbie the Love Bug back to life

Fri, 2018-07-13 11:08

Chris Ball has been crazy about Herbie the Love Bug since he was three, and now has spent $20,000 creating a replica Herbie.

Mutated bananas could hold the key to Australia's banana industry future

Fri, 2018-07-13 11:08

Trials of 'mutated bananas' on a research farm in the Northern Territory are being watched closely by Australia's $600 million banana industry for their ability to withstand the deadly Panama Disease Tropical Race 4.

RACQ scam sees caller ring ABC News offering compensation over car crash

Fri, 2018-07-13 11:00
After scammers call ABC Longreach six times ABC News reporter Aneeta Bhole recorded the conversation.

Man wanted over child sex offences may be armed

Fri, 2018-07-13 09:07

Police say a northern New South Wales man wanted for child sex offences may have travelled to north Queensland, and are warning members of the public not to approach him.

Len Waters reflected on life as a fighter pilot

Fri, 2018-07-13 06:36
Prior to his death in 1993, Len Waters reflected on life as a fighter pilot during the war.

Australia's only Indigenous WWII fighter pilot no longer 'missing man'

Fri, 2018-07-13 06:36

Len Waters flew 95 missions in a Kittyhawk fighter pilot during World War II, but returned home a forgotten hero. Now, his story is told in a book.

Jock Hansen talks about growing finger limes in north Queensland

Fri, 2018-07-13 06:27
About 680 metres above sea level, there is a crop slowly blossoming and it is not one typically known to grow in north Queensland. Jock Hansen is growing finger limes on his Eungella property near Mackay. The fruit is generally grown in southern regions, but the climate around Eungella is similar to the conditions needed to grow the produce.

Landscaper turned farmer brings finger limes to north Queensland

Fri, 2018-07-13 06:27

One man's dream to bring a fruit tree not known for growing in northern regions is finally a reality as Jock Hansen prepares to harvest his finger limes near Mackay.

More than 100 historic shipwrecks discovered in watery graveyard

Fri, 2018-07-13 06:22

Historians are surprised to discover more than 100 sunken boats in the Clarence River in NSW, which once served as a super highway for the sugar cane industry.

Insurance scammers kept calling our ABC office, so we answered and recorded it

Fri, 2018-07-13 05:36

The ABC office in Longreach was being bombarded with calls offering compensation over a car crash, so one of our journalists recorded the conversation to help you identify and avoid a "claim farmer".

86yo driver charged over car park death of 6yo Indie Armstrong

Thu, 2018-07-12 16:20

An 86-year-old woman is charged over the death of six-year-old Indie Armstrong, who died after she was struck by a car in a supermarket car park on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

One of the world's biggest cattle stations is up for sale in South Australia's outback

Thu, 2018-07-12 16:15

It's big and hot and this cattle station has been tipped to sell for up to $50 million after being put on the market for the first time in more than 100 years.

'I will shoot you in the head' former One Nation advisor told rape victim, court hears

Thu, 2018-07-12 13:12

Sean David Black told a woman he is accused of raping that he knew "all the politicians" and police, and would "shoot her in the head", a court hears.

Petition calls for mandatory lock feature to stop drivers using mobile phones

Thu, 2018-07-12 10:49

A man whose friend is a paraplegic after being struck by a driver distracted by her phone petitions Apple and Google to make phones automatically disable when they are in a vehicle.

Surfers gear up for 2.4m waves at inland lake in central Queensland

Thu, 2018-07-12 09:45

Central Queensland is not famed for its great surf, but that could change with the creation of a wave pool at a man-made, inland lake that could produce world-first 2.4 metre waves.

Search for killer after man stabbed to death north of Brisbane

Thu, 2018-07-12 07:55

A manhunt is underway after a man was found with fatal stab wounds and injuries to his face on a residential street at Murrumba Downs, north of Brisbane.