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Potentially deadly bacteria threat emerges as flood clean-up continues

Mon, 2019-02-11 17:35

Health authorities in Townsville are warning of a potentially deadly soil-based disease that has landed several people in hospital as the flood clean-up continues in earnest across the north Queensland city.

Massive cattle losses for Australia's biggest cattle company

Mon, 2019-02-11 17:16

Australia's largest pastoral company, AACo, says it has experienced "extreme" stock losses due to the Queensland floods.

WA's live export trade kicks off early due to Queensland floods

Mon, 2019-02-11 16:52

Devastating flooding in Queensland has provided an unexpected boost to Western Australia's struggling cattle live export industry.

'He wasn't in a good way': Stuck on a mobility walker in floodwaters, Des waited for rescue

Mon, 2019-02-11 16:40

Police release dramatic bodycam vision of the moment officers rescued a 79-year-old man from rising floodwaters that had swamped his home near Richmond in north-west Queensland.

Police wade through strong currents to rescue elderly man trapped in flooded home

Mon, 2019-02-11 16:40

A 79-year-old man on a mobility walker is rescued from floodwaters that swamped his home near Richmond in north-west Queensland, with two police officers pushing their way through strong currents to save him, a video shows.

A 79-year-old man rescued from his flooded home at Maxwelton

Mon, 2019-02-11 15:09
Body worn vision of the evacuation of a 79-year-old man at Maxwelton, about 550km west of Townsville on Thursday February 7, 2019. The man’s home was inundated by rising flood waters when police attended the property and assisted in evacuating him around 11am. The man’s neighbour also assisted and took care of his dog which was also stranded. Supplied by Queensland Police Service.

Would you back these youth-inspired ideas from ABC's Trailblazers?

Mon, 2019-02-11 11:50

From growing agri-tourism to tackling racism, these Trailblazers are taking their big ideas to the country's corridors of power to revolutionise regional Australia.

Queenslanders without flood cover urged to lodge insurance claims anyway

Sun, 2019-02-10 14:12

As the Deputy Premier warns banks to be "good corporate citizens" in showing compassion to flood-affected Queenslanders, insurers insist they are standing ready to assist, even for customers who have not purchased flood cover.

Banks and insurers need to be 'good corporate citizens' for north Queensland flood victims

Sun, 2019-02-10 14:12

Banks and insurers must "lift their socks" and show compassion to north Queenslanders affected by the floods, Deputy Premier Jackie Trad says, as insurers receive about 12,000 claims so far in the Townsville region.

As flood-hit Townsville counts the cost, a 15-year-old boy inspires an army of volunteers

Sun, 2019-02-10 13:01

Trayeden Fulmer goes to high school and works part-time like any other teenager, but this young Queenslander is proving his worth in flood-hit Townsville.

Man released without charge after Brisbane woman's shooting death

Sun, 2019-02-10 11:09

A 43-year-old man helping Queensland police with the investigation into the shooting death of a woman at a semi-rural property in Karawatha is released without charge.

This 24yo is already playing for the Roar and the Crows, and the Matildas could be next

Sun, 2019-02-10 10:02

Brisbane centre back Jenna McCormick is juggling a career in the AFLW and W-League, but her impressive performances with the Roar means a spot in the Matildas' World Cup squad is within reach.

Kate Miller-Heidke is heading to Eurovision in May. Check out her gravity-defying performance

Sun, 2019-02-10 09:24

Singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke says she is "dying with excitement" after winning over judges and the public to beat nine other Australian acts and be crowned our entrant into the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.

Why the pressure to be pretty sparked make-up classes in school

Sun, 2019-02-10 07:30

Make-up course organiser Larissa Jones says parents can't ignore the pressure their children feel to wear make-up and it is better to coach them and let them talk about their insecurities.

Coffee trumps craft beer when it comes to the way Aussies socialise

Sun, 2019-02-10 07:00

As Australians continue to reach for their daily flat white, one Brisbane social researcher has discovered how cafes have changed the way we socialise.

How a narrowly avoided croc attack kickstarted a multi-million-dollar industry

Sun, 2019-02-10 06:30

Fifty years ago, two dirt-poor Polish immigrants incidentally set in motion an industry that would go on to supply the world's high-end fashion houses with luxury goods.

As toads march west, traditional owners want to help stop their spread

Sun, 2019-02-10 06:15

The head of a federal inquiry looking into controlling the spread of cane toads defends having no WA representatives on the committee and only holding hearings in Canberra.

Food trucks versus 'bricks and mortar' — a unique dilemma for mining towns

Sun, 2019-02-10 06:00

Small mining towns are struggling to balance the popularity of food trucks with the viability of fixed-business owners who are already under financial pressure.

Rarely seen but sometimes heard: The search for Australia's most elusive bird

Sun, 2019-02-10 05:21

The search for the night parrot is as old as the Dreaming and punctuated by larrikins, obsessives and bush-telegraph legends. Can a partnership between scientists and traditional custodians finally flush this creature from the spinifex?

It might look beautiful, but don't touch this striking little sea creature

Sun, 2019-02-10 05:00

An unusual little nudibranch that eats bluebottles, looks like a Pokemon and can give you a nasty sting has been capturing the eye of residents on the NSW north coast.