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In the age of online streaming, Brisbane is having a cinemas boom

Thu, 2018-02-08 17:13

In a time where you can stream any movie or TV show directly into your lounge room, you might wonder why people would bother going to the movies. But it appears Brisbane is embracing the cinemas more than ever.

Linc Energy workers told to drink milk and eat yogurt to avoid acid burns, court told

Thu, 2018-02-08 16:16

A court hears workers at an underground coal gasification plant in Queensland that complained of burning eyes, infections and shortness of breath were told by the company to increase their dairy intake.

Mango fight fruitful, redheads light up as Unicode raises thumb for emojis

Thu, 2018-02-08 16:13

The mango industry spent the last 18 months campaigning Unicode to create a mango emoji, and today it bore fruit.

New medication 'could reverse binge drinking effects on brain'

Thu, 2018-02-08 15:23

Researchers may have found a drug that will help those who don't want to give up their big nights out on the booze, by reversing the harmful effects of heavy drinking on the brain.

Put that bike gathering dust to work for you

Thu, 2018-02-08 14:50

Got a bicycle collecting dust in your shed? You could make some money by renting it through the share economy.

Balloons help Sunshine Coast man find niche, purpose

Thu, 2018-02-08 12:34

Sunshine Coast balloon artist Matt Russell has twisted, pulled and squeaked balloons for clients of all ages for more than a decade, but he is cranking that up a notch in a world-record attempt in Singapore next month.

University under fire over dead-end degree for doctors' assistants

Thu, 2018-02-08 12:32

With graduates facing dire employment prospects, James Cook University is being criticised for offering the last remaining training program which certifies physician assistants in Australia.

Brisbane parking woes 'sucking life' out of local businesses

Thu, 2018-02-08 11:37

Brisbane business groups warn inner-city parking problems have reached a point of crisis, and much more needs to be done to stave off deepening revenue losses.

'We're failing to vaccinate': Diphtheria death a sign of falling immunisation, AMA warns

Thu, 2018-02-08 10:26

The death of a far north Queensland man from diphtheria, a disease that has all but disappeared, shows the state is falling short on vaccination, the Australian Medical Association says.

Queensland braces for 'severe to extreme' heatwave

Thu, 2018-02-08 09:06

Temperatures across Queensland are predicted to start rising from tomorrow, with parts of the state expected to peak as high as 45 degrees Celsius on Sunday.

Queensland braces for severe heatwave

Thu, 2018-02-08 09:06

Temperatures across Queensland are predicted to start rising from tomorrow, with parts of the state expected to peak as high as 45 degrees Celsius on Sunday.

Women being urged to enter the ring with boxing medals up for grabs

Thu, 2018-02-08 05:57

Australia's newly appointed female international boxing coach hopes more medal opportunities for women could give the country a fighting chance in the upcoming Commonwealth and Olympic Games.

Struggling farmers look to renewables for a second wind

Thu, 2018-02-08 05:52

A 123-turbine wind farm west of Brisbane won't just be the biggest renewable energy project in the southern hemisphere, it's also opening up a potential source of income for a community hit hard by drought.

The controversy around walking your dog off-leash

Thu, 2018-02-08 05:45

A mother calls for dog owners to take more responsibility when walking their pets off-leash, after two large dogs approached a group of children at a birthday party.

Ditching school uniforms presents its own challenges, experts say

Thu, 2018-02-08 05:33

While some parents have criticised a recent school crackdown on students who breach strict uniform requirements such as the heel height of shoes, experts say no uniform schools have their own challenges.

Cattle prices expected to drop in 2018

Thu, 2018-02-08 05:17

Sky high Australian cattle prices are expected to tumble as Australians fork out top dollar for their favourite red meat cuts.

Cattle prices expected to drop in 2018

Thu, 2018-02-08 05:17

Sky high Australian cattle prices are expected to tumble as Australians fork out top dollar for their favourite red meat cuts.

'They knew gravesites were here': Archaeologists confirm Indigenous legend

Thu, 2018-02-08 05:16

Archaeologists have confirmed ancient human remains, potentially up to 6,000 years old, lie in remote Cape York.

Murray-Darling Basin Plan in danger of collapse, authority boss says

Wed, 2018-02-07 18:53

The head of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority says he is concerned the New South Wales and Victorian governments might act on their threats to potentially walk away from the plan.

These scientists are using hookworms to cure gluten intolerance — by infecting themselves

Wed, 2018-02-07 15:05

As we cringed at the tale of a woman who contracted hookworm on a beach holiday, a 60-strong research group in Cairns were infecting themselves for the sake of science.