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Drought pushes cotton production north

Fri, 2019-08-16 13:21

A slumping sugar price and demand for reliable irrigation areas for cotton is spurring new interest in growing it in the tropics.

Accused murderer made sexually explicit remarks to missing wife's best friend, court told

Fri, 2019-08-16 12:58

The day after Novy Chardon vanished, her husband John Chardon made sexually explicit remarks to her best friend and months later offered the woman his missing wife's handbags, a Brisbane court hears.

'I wouldn't pay $400 to see us': Hilltop Hoods lash out at Viagogo over tickets

Fri, 2019-08-16 12:37

Known for not holding back in their lyrics, the acclaimed Adelaide hip hop trio is urging fans to boycott online scalpers after reports of tickets selling for up to $400 during the group's latest national tour.

Her son was the first known victim of a deadly workplace disease, now Di White is speaking out

Fri, 2019-08-16 08:35

Di White says her son Anthony, 36, needed a ventilator to breathe after his diagnosis and "really didn't have a life" in the 16 months before he died in the bathroom at the local tavern.

Mum wants Minister to sit in on meeting about her daughter's needs after child denied wheelchair

Fri, 2019-08-16 07:29

A woman who says her daughter has been denied a wheelchair asks her local MP — who's also the Minister for the NDIS — to sit in on a meeting about the girl's needs.

Goanna attacks elderly couple in 'horrific and freak ordeal'

Fri, 2019-08-16 07:21

An elderly man is badly injured after being attacked by a goanna in north Queensland, but his dog survives, which his wife says is "the best news I've heard all day".

Goanna attacks elderly couple after killing their dog in 'horrific and freak ordeal'

Fri, 2019-08-16 07:21

An elderly couple are badly injured and their dog killed after being attacked by a goanna in north Queensland.

Bikies 'small players' in organised crime as Adelaide feud continues

Fri, 2019-08-16 06:30

Despite fears of an escalating bikie war in Adelaide, outlaw motorcycle clubs account for only a fraction of criminal activity that costs Australia up to $47.4 billion annually, a criminologist says.

Ashlin has cystic fibrosis, but she can dance five days a week thanks to a 'magic' pink pill

Fri, 2019-08-16 06:10

After years of hospital admissions, a little pink pill called Orkambi is giving a North Queensland teenager the chance of a normal life.

'Jobs for drone pilots' promised, but new robot delivery company is light on local vacancies

Fri, 2019-08-16 03:11

A politician says the arrival of a Google-linked drone delivery company 'would create jobs for drone pilots', but others point to low wages bills, low numbers of job advertisements, and the disruptive effect of drones on courier services.

Australian Geographic unveils winning wildlife snaps

Thu, 2019-08-15 19:32

An ominous drone photo of sharks circling a whale beached near Albany in WA snaps top prize at this year's Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year awards, with the photographer saying the scene was "unreal".

Queensland police officer accidentally shoots gun at Ekka

Thu, 2019-08-15 18:51

A formal investigation is underway after a police officer unintentionally fired a gun inside a building at the Brisbane Showgrounds while a shift change was taking place.

Novy Chardon disappeared the day her lawyer served her husband divorce papers, court told

Thu, 2019-08-15 13:55

Gold Coast man John William Chardon, accused of killing his wife Novy, allegedly told her friend she had "packed her luggage and left", before propositioning her about whether she would be interested in an affair, a trial has heard.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk visits drought ravaged Granite Belt.

Thu, 2019-08-15 12:51
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk promises she will not allow families in Stanthorpe and surrounds to run out of drinking water.

'This didn't dry up overnight': Drought-stricken towns need written request for government help

Thu, 2019-08-15 12:51

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk visits drought-ravaged Granite Belt, where dam levels are so low water could run out by December. She vows she will not allow that to happen but needs a written request for help from council.

Family of teen killed at church working bee welcomes guilty verdict

Thu, 2019-08-15 12:46

The family of a teenage boy killed at a volunteer fundraising event hopes a guilty verdict against the Samoan Independent Seventh Day Adventist Church will prevent further deaths and prompt the organisation to "care about the people not just the money".

Fire engulfs a home at Lakes Creek in Rockhampton

Thu, 2019-08-15 10:26
Mobile phone vision from a neighbour at Hill Street, Lakes Creek early in the morning of August 15, 2019.

'I saw all the flames and thought holy hell': Body found after suspicious house fire

Thu, 2019-08-15 09:11

Police declare a crime scene at a home in Rockhampton after human remains are found following a suspicious house fire overnight.

Push to mass farm puffy pink seaweed that stops cows burping methane

Thu, 2019-08-15 07:04

The native Queensland seaweed that can stop bovines burping out methane could cut the country's greenhouse emissions by 10 per cent, if it could be farmed on a scale to feed every cow in Australia, researchers say.

The drugs were found at properties in Loganlea.

Wed, 2019-08-14 12:37
Queensland Police have seized a record 766 kilograms of the drug MDMA during a multi-agency investigation into an international crime syndicate.