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Expert predicts more cases of deadly dirt disease as climate changes

Wed, 2019-02-13 12:18

A senior tropical disease researcher is warning that cases of the soil-borne infectious disease melioidosis, which has already claimed a life in Queensland this year, will increase due to climate change.

Man who twice buried wife's body found not guilty of murder

Wed, 2019-02-13 11:17

A man who admitted to burying his wife's body then digging it up and burying it again did not murder her, a Supreme Court jury finds, instead convicting him of the lesser charge of manslaughter.

Brisbane man jailed after killing father with one punch

Wed, 2019-02-13 10:51

A 27-year-old man whose father died after he punched him in the face in Brisbane's CBD is sentenced to eight years in prison.

More than 3,000 community service volunteer pilots to face stringent new standards

Wed, 2019-02-13 07:25

A suite of safety reforms to community service flights is being announced by CASA today in response to two fatal Angel Flight crashes in 2011 and 2017.

Angel Flight volunteer pilots and their passengers face stringent new safety standards

Wed, 2019-02-13 07:25

A suite of safety reforms to Community Service Flights is being announced by CASA today, in response to two fatal Angel Flight crashes in 2011 and 2017.

How the 'working girl' Myora came to rest in the Brisbane River

Wed, 2019-02-13 07:00

Each day, early-morning joggers and cyclists unknowingly pass one of the Brisbane River's most intact shipwrecks, which has remained stranded despite the major floods and development of the past 60 years.

Campervan with masturbation slogan sparks calls for crackdown on offensive vehicles

Wed, 2019-02-13 06:39

A campervan emblazoned with a slogan about masturbation that breached the advertising code of ethics sparks a renewed push from the South Australian Labor Party to crack down on offensive vehicles.

Innovation and resilience a key crop in the future generation of farmers

Wed, 2019-02-13 06:09

From crop diversification to farming fish in the desert, the next generation of farmers have plenty of drive and ideas to thrive in a challenging industry.

Regional refugee services cut as hundreds continue to arrive

Wed, 2019-02-13 05:41

Hundreds of refugees from Syria and Iraq continue to arrive in regional settlements in Queensland, with funding changes seeing some services cut.

App designed to track vaccinations wiping kids' data

Wed, 2019-02-13 05:39

A mobile app designed to issue reminders for childhood vaccinations by Queensland Health has been wiping the data entered by parents, prompting complaints that it is essentially "useless".

Adani facing new probe over coal dam water release into wetlands

Wed, 2019-02-13 05:39

The Queensland Government is checking whether mining firm Adani has again breached its environmental licence for releasing water into a coastal wetland beside Abbot Point coal terminal.

Cop cleared after giving accused thief's mugshot to alleged bikie associate

Tue, 2019-02-12 18:37

A Queensland policeman did nothing wrong in giving an alleged bikie gang associate the mugshot of a man accused of stealing his motorcycle, the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal rules.

'Every child's nightmare': Man jailed for sodomising kids as young as 11

Tue, 2019-02-12 17:39

A Cairns judge sentences Wees Nawia to more than 10 years' jail for multiple grooming and sodomy offences committed against 27 children aged between 11 and 16.

'Every child's nightmare': Paedophile jailed for sodomising kids as young as 11

Tue, 2019-02-12 17:39

A Cairns judge sentences paedophile Wees Nawia to more than 10 years' jail for multiple grooming and sodomy offences committed against 27 children aged between 11 and 16.

Townsville flood claims another life, this time from deadly soil bacteria

Tue, 2019-02-12 17:04

Townsville's public health unit confirms a person has died from the soil-borne disease melioidosis, with several other people also in intensive care and more cases expected as the flood disaster clean-up continues.

'He was half naked': LNP outlines more harassment allegations against expelled MP Jason Costigan

Tue, 2019-02-12 16:02

Allegations of stalking, sexual assault and inappropriate text messages are among a series of complaints against former Liberal National MP Jason Costigan.

Staff lose jobs in Townsville flood insurance stand-off

Tue, 2019-02-12 14:54

Staff face job losses and small businesses play the waiting game with insurance companies after the Townsville floods.

Labor plans to scrap cap on water buybacks across Murray-Darling Basin

Tue, 2019-02-12 14:02

Labor has announced a new policy to remove the 1,500GL buyback cap on irrigators in the Murray-Darling Basin.

Labor plans to scrap cap on water buybacks across Murray-Darling Basin

Tue, 2019-02-12 14:02

Labor has announced a new policy to remove the 1,500GL buyback cap on irrigators in the Murray-Darling Basin.

Sacked Newman minister wins $1.5m payout for hospital board job 'discrimination'

Mon, 2019-02-11 20:06

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal has awarded nearly $1.5 million to onetime Newman government assistant health minister Dr Chris Davis, saying he was deliberately overlooked for a medical position at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in 2014.