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The city where the Golden goose of tourism rules the roost

Wed, 2019-08-07 07:00

They often clog up footpaths taking selfies, but as frustrating as tourists can be, they're the lifeblood of Australia's Glitter Strip.

Virtual, augmented reality brings outback town's WWII history to life

Wed, 2019-08-07 06:49

Akubras are not the only accessory on heads in the main street of Charters Towers, with VR goggles becoming increasingly common and helping showcase the town's role in the Battle of the Coral Sea.

Water market set for shake-up as ACCC ordered to investigate if trade is fair

Wed, 2019-08-07 06:26

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will investigate who actually owns Australia's water, in particular the Murray-Darling Basin's $2 billion water market.

'Frightening and horrendous': Claims elderly residents assaulted in Queensland nursing homes

Wed, 2019-08-07 05:49

The ABC reveals a list of serious complaints to Queensland Health from allegations of sexual assault to poor treatment of elderly people in state-run nursing home facilities.

The politics of annoyance: Extinction Rebellion and the right to get in your face

Wed, 2019-08-07 05:49

The Extinction Rebellion climate change protest movement is becoming very good at annoying large numbers of people — but will that actually get them the political response they're looking for?

Woman survived stabbing attack in broad daylight 'by pure fluke', police say

Tue, 2019-08-06 15:41

The survival of a tourist allegedly stabbed in broad daylight at a busy backpacker hostel in Far North Queensland is a "pure fluke" after major arteries in her neck were missed by "mere millimetres", police say.

Woman survived stabbing attack in broad daylight 'by pure fluke', police say

Tue, 2019-08-06 15:41

The survival of a tourist allegedly stabbed in broad daylight at a busy backpacker hostel in Far North Queensland is a "pure fluke" after major arteries in her neck were missed by "mere millimetres", police say.

Clive Palmer agrees to repay millions but may still have to take the witness stand

Tue, 2019-08-06 14:37

After denying responsibility for years, billionaire Clive Palmer has agreed to repay millions of dollars over the Queensland Nickel collapse, but he still faces a civil trial that may see him take the witness stand.

Extinction Rebellion protestor arrested after blocking lanes in Brisbane CBD

Tue, 2019-08-06 09:03
Hundreds of protestors marched through Brisbane CBD to rally against climate change and the Adani mine approval.

Meet 'king of the road' Max Quaglio

Tue, 2019-08-06 08:21

22-year-old Max Quaglio refuses to let cerebral palsy get in the way of his dream of driving trucks.

'We cannot be ignored': Scores of activists charged over Brisbane climate protest

Tue, 2019-08-06 08:00

More than 70 people are charged over climate change protests that have caused major traffic disruptions in Brisbane's CBD, and the havoc is not yet over, with police expecting protests to continue until later tonight.

'This is just the start': Five men charged over shooting Jason De Ieso remanded in custody

Mon, 2019-08-05 17:13

Five men charged over the 2012 murder of Jason De Ieso have been remanded in custody after each briefly appeared in court this afternoon by video link. None of the accused applied for bail.

Clive Palmer agrees to pay $66m in unpaid Qld Nickel entitlements

Mon, 2019-08-05 16:52

Resources magnate Clive Palmer settles the majority of the $200 million lawsuit over the collapse of Queensland Nickel, including striking a deal with government-funded liquidators chasing millions in unpaid entitlements for refinery workers.

Why you shouldn't feel like a 'wuss' in the sizzling heat when summer arrives

Mon, 2019-08-05 15:46

As the northern hemisphere sweats through deadly heatwaves, experts warn Australia is unprepared to deal with soaring temperatures.

'Grave threat to children': Call for tougher jail sentence over 'sickening bashing' of 2yo

Mon, 2019-08-05 14:20

Almost 11,000 people sign an online petition demanding the Director of Public Prosecutions appeal the sentence of a Maryborough man who bashed a two-year-old girl, leaving her with a broken back in 2017, with the Queensland Opposition calling on the Palaszczuk Government to act immediately.

Woman finds 'creepy as all hell note' on windscreen after Nudgee Beach walk

Mon, 2019-08-05 14:01

A Queensland woman says she has contacted police after returning to her car from a bushwalk to find a handwritten note on her windscreen asking her to sell her underwear.

Nursing home owner hit with $4 million demand the day before shutdown

Mon, 2019-08-05 11:46

Arthur Miller faced a demand for almost $4 million for breach of contract the day before his Gold Coast retirement village Earle Haven was abruptly shut, prompting the evacuation of 68 elderly residents, the aged care royal commission is told.

Murray-Darling Basin Plan 'untenable' says NSW, as Inspector-General flags probable corruption

Mon, 2019-08-05 07:56

NSW and Victoria commit to an independent review of Murray-Darling water modelling, and Inspector-General Mick Keelty flags the possibility of unearthing more corruption.

The Queenslanders reducing overcrowding with their own bare hands

Mon, 2019-08-05 06:45

For the first time in his life, Alistair Bowie, 26, doesn't have to share a home with up to a dozen extended family members — and he helped to build the house himself.

With Stanthorpe's dam weeks from drying up, businesses fear 'community cannot bear the cost'

Mon, 2019-08-05 06:41

Locals describe it as the "worst drought in living memory" but things are about to get worse in the Queensland town of Stanthorpe with its water supply just weeks from drying up.