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Woman found dead after shooting at Brisbane property

Sat, 2019-02-09 11:45

Police respond to reports of a shooting at a semi-rural property in Brisbane and find the body of a 40-year-old woman.

Inspired Brisbane Heat unveil new 'Bash Brothers' in win over Melbourne Stars

Sat, 2019-02-09 09:28

Ben Cutting hits 17-ball half century as he joins Max Bryant to star with the bat and keep Brisbane Heat's BBL finals chances alive by beating Melbourne Stars by 10 wickets.

'The family need hope': Police search for man who fell from boat into floodwaters

Sat, 2019-02-09 09:17

The search continues for 35-year-old Justin Scott, who went missing in floodwaters near Ayr after the boat he was on crashed into a jetty on Friday evening.

Possible fourth Cid Harbour shark attack uncovered in government emails

Sat, 2019-02-09 08:12

A possible previously unreported shark attack at now-notorious Cid Harbour in north Queensland has come to light in a high-level State Government email trail obtained by the ABC.

Townsville mosquitoes are massing but are no dengue threat, authorities say

Sat, 2019-02-09 08:12

Residents in flood-ravaged north Queensland are being urged to guard against rising swarms of mosquitoes after days of torrential rain, but health experts say they are not the dangerous kind and a sudden spike in dengue fever and Ross River virus is unlikely.

Fourth Cid Harbour shark attack uncovered in government emails

Sat, 2019-02-09 08:12

A previously unreported shark attack at now-notorious Cid Harbour in north Queensland has come to light in a high-level State Government email trail obtained by the ABC.

How GPS tracking could help conserve koalas 'under great threat'

Sat, 2019-02-09 06:00

GPS tracking collars are being used to monitor the movements of koalas, to determine how much forest logging is impacting on them and whether they use regeneration areas.

Electric trikes send postie bikes packing as we order more parcels online

Sat, 2019-02-09 05:30

The sound of the local postie bike coming up the street will give way to the whirl of an electric trike as Australia Post rolls out its new mail delivery vehicles.

100-hour weeks, living 'hand to mouth': Australian sound designers and composers are in crisis

Sat, 2019-02-09 05:12

The suspected suicide of a Hollywood sound mixer has led local practitioners to speak out about the industry's shocking working conditions.

'If the Torres Strait sinks, we sink with it': Climate change eats away at islands

Sat, 2019-02-09 04:00

Rising sea levels, coastal erosion, unpredictable winds and destructive king tides are increasing problems in the Torres Strait, with residents concerned they'll get washed away.

Man proposes as his partner lands her first barramundi fishing near Darwin

Fri, 2019-02-08 18:51

Brisbane woman Harn Newton snags a triple whammy when she was fishing outside of Darwin — a new fiance, her first barra and a story to tell the relatives.

Father in suspected murder-suicide stopped by police the night he abducted baby son

Fri, 2019-02-08 16:39

Queensland police say a father suspected of murdering his baby son before taking his own life was stopped for speeding, breathalysed and released a short time after the baby's mother reported them missing, as the information had not yet been passed onto officers on patrol.

'Catastrophic' losses and carcass-strewn paddocks: Floods' toll on farms revealed

Fri, 2019-02-08 13:28

The full extent of livestock deaths in Queensland emerges as graziers plead for feed drops to prevent the starving deaths of the cattle that have managed to survive days of isolation.

Mould moves in as floodwaters ease in Townsville

Fri, 2019-02-08 12:10

After rain, mould can pop up almost anywhere and it's getting worse by the day in Townsville, preventing the opening of schools.

Residents clean up flooded Townsville properties

Fri, 2019-02-08 09:24
Townsville residents throw out damaged property and clean out homes on February 7, 2019.

Drone footage shows extent of flooding in Winton

Fri, 2019-02-08 08:14
Flooding has cut off the town of Winton.

Could do better, says report into 'terrifying' strawberry sabotage crisis

Fri, 2019-02-08 05:43

A report on the response to the discovery of strawberries deliberately spiked with needles calls for improvements to be made by police, government and industry.

Townsville floods dampen hopes for city's economic recovery

Fri, 2019-02-08 05:43

Experts fear the north Queensland centre will lose not only tourists but broader economic momentum, as the clean-up slows activity in the weeks and months ahead.

Appendicitis drama for young station girl in the middle of a flood

Fri, 2019-02-08 05:27

A cattle station in flood calls for a novel ride to hospital for five-year-old Clare O'Sullivan, when she woke in the night with appendicitis.

AFLW wise to follow Taylor Swift's advice and ignore the haters

Fri, 2019-02-08 04:40

AFLW is a target for Twitter trolls but it can rise above social media abuse if it promotes its many virtues rather than respond to the critics, writes Richard Hinds.