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Queensland Treasurer Tim Nicholls says an online forum will gather the public's views on asset sales.
Up for discussion are power generators CS Energy and Stanwell Corporation and the ports of Gladstone and Townsville.
Mr Nicholls also says some of those assets could be floated.
He is embarking on a listening tour, starting with community leaders in Cairns on Tuesday, then the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast on Wednesday.
The public is not invited, but he says the Government will start an online forum.
He insists no decision has been made.
The Queensland Government says it has pooled resources to create about $50 million to help councils pay for more flood-proofing.
It is official - this drought is Queensland's most widespread on record, with almost 80 per cent of the state now drought-declared.
The drought in Queensland and New South Wales has led to increased waiting times for graziers wanting to get cattle into feedlots
A Roma motel owner says local businesses are suffering as more fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) miners move to on-site mining camps.
The Southern Downs Regional Council says a lack of available water in Stanthorpe could drive business away.
A man is recovering in Warwick Hospital after his motorbike collided with a kangaroo on the Southern Downs this morning.
The main rail line to central western Queensland has reopened after heavy rain and localised flooding damaged the track last month.
Several hundred senior doctors from across Queensland gathered in Brisbane on Wednesday night to voice opposition to the State Government's proposed contracts.
Conservationists are urging the Queensland Government to drop a proposal to restrict opposition to new mining projects.
The miners' union says it is worried about a rise in the number of serious accidents at Queensland mines and quarries.
Queensland's Mines Safety Commissioner says he has serious concerns about the number of contractors who have been killed on Australian sites.
The Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce and Industry says it is concerned some businesses still have not connected to the National Broadband Network (NBN).
The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) says patients will get an improved service in south-west Queensland once a new base and hangar is completed.
The Australian Medical Association of Queensland (AMAQ) says the State Government's moves to put senior doctors on individual contracts will make working in rural areas unappealing.
Researchers say rural communities like could see a decline in organised sport as lifestyle trends change.
Drought-affected families across Queensland are being encouraged to contact Centrelink to check their eligibility for new household assistance.
A team of Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) are at the scene of a fatal plane crash in the Lockyer Valley.
The Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC) has identified almost $3 million worth of bikie assets that could be permanently seized under proceeds of crime laws.
Since the Queensland Government began its bikie crackdown late last year, the CMC has had 14 referrals from police about property and other assets linked to criminal motorcycle gangs.
Nine of those have been deemed suitable for confiscation action, with a total value of $2.9 million.
A road safety forum will be held in Toowoomba today to discuss ways to reduce the number of road fatalities in the region.
Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss says the Federal Government's $100 million blackspots program will not fix all of the country's communications problems.
A parliamentary committee will next week start an inquiry into how well telehealth services are working in regional Queensland.
A man has died and a teenager has been seriously injured in a car crash in Queensland's southern inland.
A 61-year-old man is due to appear in court today charged over a shooting in Queensland's South Burnett.
Queensland's Police Minister has hit back at union claims that mobile phone blackspots across regional Queensland are putting lives at risk.
Lifeline Darling Downs and South-West Queensland says it has had an overwhelming response to its drought appeal.
More than a year after the Murray-Darling Basin Plan was signed into law, Queensland and New South Wales have finally agreed on how to implement the water plan.
The United Firefighters Union says mobile phone blackspots across Queensland need to be improved as a matter of urgency.
The Electrical Trades Union (ETU) is calling on the State Government to stop talks about a possible takeover of Queensland's regional rail freight network.
A concerned resident in south-west Queensland says more than 600 people have signed a petition calling for vital health services in Cunnamulla to be reinstated.
Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge says a child abuse scandal in a Toowoomba Catholic school has prompted positive change in the church.
The Downs Industry Schools Co-op says more support is needed for students transitioning from studying to full-time work.
The Maranoa council says it is looking at ways to improve drainage systems to protect the region from flooding.
A network of solar-powered cameras has been capturing photos of flooded rivers and streams in remote Queensland, as part of a new early warning system.
The former bishop of Toowoomba has told the child sexual abuse inquiry he cannot understand why police were not told about sex abuse concerns at a local primary school.
Scientists from the Queensland Museum have discovered two new species of goblin spiders on the state's Darling Downs.
More storm activity overnight in western Queensland has some drought-affected graziers smiling but many are still waiting for rain.
YWCA South-West Queensland says it is becoming increasingly difficult for first home buyers to get into the local housing market.
A study has been launched on Queensland's Darling Downs into how animals can help children with autism.
Toowoomba's director of Catholic Education has admitted a systemic failure of child safety policies allowed a paedophile teacher to abuse students over a two-year period.
John Borserio appeared in Brisbane before the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
He agreed with the assertion by counsel assisting Gail Furness that child safety policies at the time completely failed.
The organiser of a memorial drive says the public needs to be better educated about how to drive around trucks.
The chairman of a health board in Queensland's west says he is confident it has moved on from problems of the past.
A health expert says an overhaul of Medicare should not come at the expense of rural patients.
Growers are tipping the harvest of grains planted in spring and summer will be even worse than forecast.
The Western Downs council is calling on the Queensland Government to issue a drought declaration for the region.
The Outback Queensland Tourism Association (OQTA) says a multi-million dollar investment into regional air routes shows the State Government's confidence in air travel in the west.