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Record Queensland MDMA bust sees UK nationals arrested

Wed, 2019-08-14 12:37

The 766 kilograms of MDMA powder seized from a property in Queensland had the potential to make up to 12 million ecstasy pills with a street value "well in excess of $90 million", police say.

Could this be the world's tiniest portrait?

Wed, 2019-08-14 10:35

Queensland painter Wayne Malkin claims a record for creating the world's smallest painting on the end of a matchstick, but he won't make it into the record books.

Shane Warne lends name to Jurassic-era volcanoes

Wed, 2019-08-14 10:08

What does the legendary leg-spinner have in common with an ancient volcano range beneath a remote stretch of outback SA and Queensland? A "fiery temperament" as well as "explosive talent", a geoscientist says.

The colour of your child's sports uniform could be the reason they're getting injured

Wed, 2019-08-14 07:55

Dark-coloured jerseys could lead to poor performance, increased rates of injury, and even jeopardise the careers of young rugby league players, researchers say.

'This is gold, Eric': Police officer helped 'dangerous cult' members in campaign against online critic

Wed, 2019-08-14 06:11

Acting detective Eric Walsh sought advice from police colleagues on ways to silence online criticism of Universal Medicine, a group found by a jury to be a "dangerous cult", the ABC can reveal.

'A dismal failure': Police service restructure blamed for rising Queensland crime rates

Wed, 2019-08-14 06:11

Criminologist and former detective Terry Goldsworthy says the move to reduce Queensland's police zones is a key factor behind a rise in the state's crime rates over the past 12 months.

700,000 plastic showbags: Does the Ekka need to wage a war on waste?

Wed, 2019-08-14 06:11

Showbags overflowing with plastic toys and sweet treats are a staple of any agricultural show and for many kids and parents are a bigger Ekka drawcard than the animals or entertainment. But the tide is turning as consumers demand more sustainable options.

Detective suspended after drugs go missing from evidence room

Tue, 2019-08-13 16:37

A State Crime Detective Senior Constable is stood down after police discover a dangerous drug, believed to be cocaine, has been stolen from an evidence room.

'Not good enough': Koala habitat cleared to make way for housing against government policy

Tue, 2019-08-13 16:32

Documents obtained under Freedom of Information laws reveal more than 75 hectares of critical koala habitat were approved for clearing by the Department of Environment in breach of its own policy.

Stranded fishermen use sandy 'graves' and lip balm to survive

Tue, 2019-08-13 12:19

After staging an against-the-odds survival after a boat capsize in remote far north Queensland waters, one man is issuing a stern warning to fellow fishermen.

Girl, 9, dies after she and twin sister fall into river near where two boys had drowned

Tue, 2019-08-13 10:10

Police say a group of children were playing at Townsville's Ross River Park when the twin girls from the Congo went into the water near a place where two brothers, aged three and five, died in February.

Her husband tried to kill her. He's spent 14 years in a psychiatric facility. She just wants to be believed

Tue, 2019-08-13 08:50

The man Naponi married tried to kill her — more than once. Even after he was finally taken to a psychiatric hospital, Naponi faced another battle: convincing her community to believe her story.

'Art turned my life around': An unlikely friendship formed across generations

Tue, 2019-08-13 05:43

Despite an 86-year age difference, an unlikely friendship has blossomed between centenarian Peggy Muller and teenage refugee Hasinah Zainal, who is painting a portrait for an art project that teams up young artists with some of Queensland's oldest residents.

'I went from one benzo to two benzos to three': Australia's hidden drug problem

Mon, 2019-08-12 18:26

Fashion designer Aurelio Costarella started taking benzodiazepines as prescribed by his GP — the occasional one to help him sleep during stressful periods. But when his anxiety spiralled into daily panic attacks five years ago, his psychiatrist prescribed him stronger doses and his life fell apart.

Nine days, 500 kilometres, 1,000 obstacles: Mum of three takes on world record course

Mon, 2019-08-12 14:31

Running 500 kilometres — no problem. Completing a bush course with 1,000 obstacles — sign her up. Stopping to breastfeed in between dragging tyres and crossing creeks — Jessica Ehrlich is your woman. The mother of three triumphs over what may be the world's longest solo obstacle course.

Man jailed for bashing ex-wife with table leg, strangling her after fight over heater

Mon, 2019-08-12 12:41

A Melbourne man who killed his former wife with an electrical cord and then fled to Queensland is jailed for 25 years for what the judge described as a crime of "extravagant drawn-out violence".

Man jailed for bashing ex-wife with table leg, strangling her after fight over heater

Mon, 2019-08-12 11:53

A Melbourne man who killed his former wife with an electrical cord and then fled to Queensland is jailed for 25 years for what the judge described as a crime of "extravagant drawn-out violence".

Life jackets and fishing rods found in search for missing fishermen

Mon, 2019-08-12 11:11
Life jackets and fishing rods found in search for missing fishermen

'Mathematics and planning' created these ancient wonders, now they need saving

Mon, 2019-08-12 08:59

Scientists are in a race against time to map "extraordinary and complex" ancient fish traps on one of Australia's most remote islands.

Outback droving families dying out as younger generations leave the industry

Mon, 2019-08-12 06:28

Generations of droving families have been running cattle through outback Queensland, but that could soon end as young people leave the regions in search of other opportunities.