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  1. Tributes flow remote health and education pioneer Lady Pearl Logan

    Lady Florence (Pearl) Logan, who has died aged 93, is credited with establishing Queensland's first School of the Air and setting up the medical school at James Cook University.

  2. Toowoomba councillor withdraws state seat nomination

    Toowoomba councillor Nancy Sommerfield says she is committing to local council for the foreseeable future, after withdrawing her nomination for a state seat.

  3. Coal gasification ban 'a surprise' to Linc Energy administrator

    Troubled oil and gas company Linc Energy could owe creditors more than $120 million, and its assets have been seriously devalued by a ban on underground coal gasification, the administrator says.

  4. Frank Ondrus from HOPE

  5. Saving stamps for charity a 'gateway' to saving the environment

    A Toowoomba man is hoping to convince people to save postage stamps, and once they have done that, save the world.

  6. Outback Qld hotel gutted in blaze

    Fire has destroyed a single storey hotel in south-west Queensland.

  7. Queensland overall winners at ACA titles

    One of Australia's most popular horse sports recognises its best and most consistent performers at a national titles event held over four days.

  8. Bowenville rider Cody Ryan won the Australian Campdraft Association's overall juvenile rider title

  9. Australian Campdraft Association president Ian Atthow said it is an exciting time to be part of the sport.

    President of the Australian Campdraft Association and himself a fourth generation competitor Ian Atthow said the Queensland riders cleaned up the overall titles.
  10. Winner of his 21st ACA open rider title, Pete Comiskey said it is all down to dedication to the sport of campdrafting.

    Central Queensland horseman Pete Comiskey has won the best open rider title for the 21st time.
  11. Juvenile rider Cody Ryan won the Australian title by 63 points after many campdrafts and many hours in the saddle.

    Dalby schoolboy Cody Ryan said he set a goal to be the best campdraft competitor of his age in the country and he has reached his goal.
  12. Livestock under growing wild dog threat in Queensland

    The threat to livestock from a rapidly growing wild dog population prompts landowners and a local council to join forces to tackle the problem in southern Queensland.

  13. Toowoomba's Vietnam War memorial

  14. Paddy Boxall holds a photo taken of him during the Vietnam War

  15. Vietnam veterans vow current soldiers will be better treated

    Vietnam veterans are given the honour of leading the Anzac Day march in Toowoomba, in honour of this year's 50th anniversary of the battle of Long Tan.

  16. Vietnam veteran Paddy Boxall

  17. Man pleads guilty to his brother's 'accidental' fatal stabbing

    A man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter for fatally stabbing his brother says he was trying to protect himself as much as he could,a Brisbane court hears.

  18. Tanya Milligan claims Lockyer Valley mayoral win

    The Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) has declared Tanya Milligan as the new mayor for the Lockyer Valley Regional Council in southern Queensland.

  19. Discarded street art heads to gallery walls in Toowoomba

    The garden city is fast becoming known for its love of street art, so when a large section of artworks was removed from a shopping centre construction site, the community rallied to save them.

  20. Coroner calls for temperature threshold to stop outdoor work in extreme heat

    A coroner urges the construction industry to set a temperature level for halting heavy outdoor work in extreme heat in a bid to prevent worker deaths like that of Glenn Newport in 2013.

  21. Greens name Groom candidate

    The Greens have announced a film student from Toowoomba will be their candidate for the federal seat of Groom in southern Queensland.

  22. Teen dies after trailer fall at Toowoomba Showgrounds

    A teenager dies after falling from a trailer at the Toowoomba Showgrounds on Queensland's Darling Downs.

  23. Charlie Mort, managing director, Mort and Co.

  24. Mort and Co managing director Charlie Mort and AgForce CEO Charles Burke both agree that successful revenue raising venture is a good sign for all of Australian agriculture

    Mort and Co's Charlie Mort and AgForce CEO Charles Burke discuss the significance of the multi-million dollar investment and say it points to a level of confidence in Australian Agriculture.
  25. Feedlot empire Mort and Co secures funding for expansion

    Mort and Co's feedlot operations in Queensland are set for a big expansion after a multi-million dollar capital raising venture, with the company flagging a potential float on the Australian Securities Exchange.

  26. Meet courageous Queensland women who served in WWI

    In the lead up to Anzac Day, meet a number of Queensland women who served and made a difference during World War I.

  27. UCG banned immediately in Queensland, laws to follow, Mines Minister says

    Underground coal gasification is to be banned in Queensland due to its environmental impact with legislation to be introduced to State Parliament by the end of the year.

  28. Lockyer Valley's ex-deputy mayor leading mayoral race

    Tanya Milligan looks likely to be the next mayor of the Lockyer Valley Regional Council, in southern Queensland, but she says it is too close to call.

  29. Police still hunting servo armed bandit

    Police investigations are continuing after an armed robbery in Kingaroy, in southern Queensland, over the weekend.

  30. LNP vows to boost regional infrastructure funding in government

    A future LNP government will reinstate the Royalties for Regions program to better fund much-needed infrastructure projects, Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg says.

  31. Killer are caterpillars on the move around Australia

  32. The University of Queensland's Julianne Farrell is researching the threat caterpillars pose to horses.

    University of Queensland researcher Julianne Farrell discusses the threat processionary caterpillars pose to Australia's equine industry.
  33. 'Killer' caterpillars threaten equine industry with nesting habits

    'Killer' caterpillars are abandoning their nests and are on the move, posing a threat to the country's lucrative equine industry.

  34. These caterpillars will soon be on the move

  35. Property market lags as demand for small houses grows

    Housing trends ignore the rise in single-person households, despite an increase in the number of people living by themselves.

  36. Bruce Hinchliffe at front door

  37. Bruce Hinchliffe in living room

  38. Bruce Hinchliffe's house under construction

  39. TSBE's Ben Lyons says e-commerce offers great opportunities for Australian producers to sell into the Chinese market

    Australian food producers will need to become much better salespeople and storytellers if they want to crack into the Chinese market. Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise chief executive Ben Lyons is currently touring China as part of the Federal Government's Australia Week trade mission. He is leading an agribusiness delegation from southern Queensland, travelling with primary producers who are keen to cash in on China's growing appetite for Australian food.
  40. Selling the story of provenance key to cracking Chinese market

    Australian food producers will need to become much better salespeople and storytellers if they want to crack into the Chinese market.

  41. Somerset council sworn in

    The new-look Somerset Regional Council has been sworn in, in southern Queensland, including four returning councillors and two new faces.

  42. Quit state job now, A-G tells MP seeking federal seat

    A by-election during a federal campaign might not be the best option for Toowoomba South voters, Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D'Ath says, urging Opposition MP John McVeigh to quit now in his pursuit of a federal seat.

  43. New operator to run Kingaroy's private hospital

    The South Burnett council will not have to run Kingaroy's private hospital itself, with a service provider officially chosen to run the facility.

  44. Randall Cox, Max Winders and Stuart Armitage discuss the draft Underground Water Impact Report

    OGIA general manager Randall Cox, feedlot owner and Basin Sustainability Alliance board member Max Winders and Queensland Farmers Federation president Stuart Armitage talk about the underground water report.
  45. Questions over modelling used to determine CSG impact

    Queensland landholders raise concerns about future water supplies at a public meeting into the effect of coal seam gas on underground water.

  46. Figures show Chinese investors still keen on Australian farmland

    The Foreign Investment Review Board's annual report and a new study into Chinese investment point to strong growth in value and volume of foreign investment in Australia.

  47. Sunset near Westbrook, Southern Qld

  48. Professor Hans Hendrischke and Andrew Webster talk about foreign investment in agriculture

  49. McVeigh won't recontest state seat should he fail at federal tilt

    Queensland Opposition MP John McVeigh rules out contesting a by-election for his electorate of Toowoomba South if he is unsuccessful in his bid for a seat in Canberra.

  50. Queensland MP John McVeigh wins preselection in Ian Macfarlane's seat

    Queensland Liberal National Party MP John McVeigh is preselected as the party's candidate in the federal seat of Groom, held by the retiring Ian Macfarlane.