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China halts South African wool due to foot-and-mouth disease outbreak

Mon, 2019-02-18 16:50

Australian woolgrowers are set to benefit from the suspension of wool exports from South Africa to China due to an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.

Disgraced former criminal lawyer's bid to be reinstated on legal roll denied

Mon, 2019-02-18 16:14

Tim Meehan — whose clients included Daniel Morcombe's killer Brett Peter Cowan — is struck off the roll of solicitors, with his actions described by a judge as a case of "profound and protracted dishonesty".

'Am I going to die?': 8yo boy survives rare venomous sea snake bite

Mon, 2019-02-18 15:11

Eight-year-old James Grisman was only the fourth sea snake bite victim to be treated in Queensland in 30 years, an event that could have potentially turned deadly.

Former union boss Dave Hanna pleads not guilty to rape

Mon, 2019-02-18 15:00

A woman who was allegedly raped by the former Queensland president of the CFMEU sent messages from her phone saying "save me" and "please help" before the incident, a court is told.

Australian author 'shattered' that his 2013 novel has resemblance to new film Yesterday

Mon, 2019-02-18 14:53

Nick Milligan is reeling after seeing the trailer for a big-budget film that appears to have a similar storyline to a book he published six years ago.

China restricts Australian coal imports in a bid to boost its domestic market

Mon, 2019-02-18 12:39

Dozens of vessels carrying Australian coal continue to be in limbo off the coast of China as restrictions on imports are introduced at key ports across the country.

Woolworths to stop selling $1 milk

Mon, 2019-02-18 10:41

Woolworths announces it will raise the price of its $1 per litre milk to $1.10, promising the additional cash will go directly to dairy farmers who have long claimed the bargain product is damaging their industry.

Fuel tanker explodes in outback Queensland on way to help flood relief effort

Mon, 2019-02-18 07:58

The driver of a fuel tanker escapes injury after his truck explodes on the Landsborough Highway in central western Queensland.

China is using bounty hunters to claw back money inside Australia

Mon, 2019-02-18 05:09

Two ex-detectives suspect dirty Chinese money is being laundered through multi-million-dollar waterfront mansions on the Gold Coast. They've been hired to get it back.

Man 'ate' drugs while fleeing from police

Sun, 2019-02-17 14:58
Police say a man was high from "eating" a large quantity of methylamphetamine while on the run from officers during a dramatic late-night pursuit north of Brisbane, during which he left a car in the middle of the road and fled into bushland.

Man allegedly eats drug stash while attempting to flee from police

Sun, 2019-02-17 14:58

A man has eaten a large quantity of the drug known as ice while trying to evade officers during a dramatic late-night pursuit north of Brisbane, police say.

Mother charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing teenage daughter

Sun, 2019-02-17 11:06

A 37-year-old woman has been charged with the attempted murder of her 17-year-old daughter, who is in hospital after being stabbed in the face, neck and back at Wynnum on Brisbane's bayside early on Sunday morning.

Police interview Brisbane mother over teenager's 'gruesome' stabbing

Sun, 2019-02-17 11:06

A 17-year-old girl with serious wounds to her face, neck and back is "not doing good" in hospital after a stabbing attack at Wynnum on Brisbane's bayside early this morning.

The heroes and heartbreak of the devastating north Queensland floods

Sun, 2019-02-17 08:22

As Queenslanders continue to deal with the fallout of unprecedented flooding, we take a look at the stories of resilience to emerge from the state's natural disaster.

People driven potty by plant theft consider protection options

Sun, 2019-02-17 08:00

Australians spend lots of money landscaping their properties, and some are now having to insure themselves against light-fingered green thumbs.

Australia Zoo's approach to crocodile egg harvesting debate criticised by NT scientist

Sun, 2019-02-17 06:14

A debate emerges about the sustainability of crocodile egg harvesting in Queensland. But while scientists say discussion is healthy, they suggest Australia Zoo should stick to discussion points with a "basis in science".

The 40-kilogram python proved hard to bag

Sat, 2019-02-16 13:12
A 5.5 metre python weighing 40 kilograms was discovered inside Megan Prouse's home at Mission Beach, and proved tough to wrangle.

Catcher criticised for rough handling of massive snake bagged in Qld home

Sat, 2019-02-16 13:12

After a protracted struggle to bag a massive 40-kilogram python, a Far North Queensland snake catcher says she has become the victim of online abuse for her trouble.

Does Chinchilla the 'melon capital' of the world have a future in melons?

Sat, 2019-02-16 12:58

The southern Queensland town of Chinchilla is known as the 'melon capital' of the world but challenging times in the industry have forced farmers out.

Police want to speak to this man seen at Woodridge

Sat, 2019-02-16 11:37
Police are keen to speak with this cyclist, caught by cameras outside Woodridge Railway Station shortly after a woman was shot death nearby at Karawatha.