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  1. 'Complacency' by hospital staff contributed to meningococcal death

    A 17-year-old girl suffering from meningococcal septicaemia may still be alive today if medical staff had been less complacent and properly used a health alert system, a Queensland coroner rules.

  2. Strong machinery sales expected at Farmfest 2015

  3. Missing 16yo's bank account used twice on evening she disappeared

    The bank account of missing Queensland teenager Jayde Kendall was accessed twice in quick succession from an ATM on the evening she disappeared, police reveal.

  4. Missing teen Jayde Kendall 'the glue holding family together'

    Missing Queensland schoolgirl Jayde Kendall "became a mother to her little brother" after theirs passed away, her uncle says in explaining the family's distress over the 16-year-old's disappearance 10 days ago.

  5. Queensland teen denies he's a terrorist but is teaching Syrian kids rugby league

    A Queensland teenager who converted to Islam and travelled to Syria again denies joining a terrorist organisation and posts a video of himself teaching kids rugby league.

  6. Police try to corroborate story given by man last seen with teen

    The disappearance of Queensland teenager Jayde Kendall is not being treated as a homicide, police say, as authorities continue to search for the 16-year-old who went missing last Friday.

  7. Railway embankment raised height of deadly Grantham flood, hydrologist says

    The Grantham floods inquiry has been told by a hydrologist that a railway embankment that runs through the town in Queensland's Lockyer Valley increased the height of the flood that killed 12 people in 2011.

  8. Global demand blooms for Brisbane florist's spectacular creations

    An award-winning Brisbane floral designer is gaining an international following for his intricate floral sculpture and designs.

  9. Personal item believed to belong to missing teen found on Lockyer Valley service road

    Police slam social media posts about a missing Gatton teenager on the day an item believed to belong to her is discovered on a service road in Queensland's Lockyer Valley.

  10. French tourist missing from Kangaroo Point found in NSW

    A French tourist who went missing after an argument with her mother in Brisbane has been found in New South Wales.

  11. World-first trials to start that could improve stroke patients' lives

    Queensland researchers are set to start world-first clinical trials that could improve the lives of stroke and brain injury patients.

  12. Rural succession planning facilitator Tim Lane says it is a crucial process that not enough farming families are doing

    Tim Lane is a property valuer and a rural secession planning facilitator and says only around ten per cent of farm businesses are involved in actively deciding what the future will hold. Read more
  13. Succession planning a positive step for farm families

    Not enough farming families are planning for their future says succession planning specialist.

  14. Beef herd management to reduce emissions, methodology awaiting Department of Environment approval. Stephen Wiedemann, science consultant

    Beef herd management to reduce emissions.Methodology awaiting Department of Environment approval, Stephen Wiedemann, science consultant to MLA and the Department. Read more
  15. Outback Qld mayor urges drought funding rethink

    A south-west Queensland mayor says the way shires are declared eligible for drought funding needs to be overhauled.

  16. How to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on large beef cattle properties

    Australia's Direct Action policy on climate change has so far delivered about $300 million from the Federal Government to landowners around Australia to reduce their emissions.

  17. Trade mission could lead to opportunities for Queensland produce

    Farmers in the Lockyer Valley say they are excited at the export opportunities available into South-East Asia as they prepare for a second trade mission to Singapore.

  18. Independent analyst Saul Eslake and grain trader Michael Cole-Sinclair talk about this week's shock Chinese currency devaluation

    Grain trader Michael Cole-Sinclair and independent trader Saul Eslake talk about the reasons behind China's currency devaluation and its effect on Australian exports. Read more
  19. Chinese currency and US supply shocks grain market

    The devaluing of the Chinese yuan has seen a small but sharp drop in Australian grain prices this week.

  20. Week-long Trojan's Trek helps veterans deal with PTSD

    A program to help veterans deal with post-traumatic stress disorder brought on from military deployment expands into Queensland for the first time.

  21. Lockdown at Toowoomba schools lifted but hunt for possible gunman continues

    A lockdown is lifted at two schools in Toowoomba on Queensland's Darling Downs but police are still searching for a man who may be armed.

  22. Waltzing Matilda trademark concerns spark call for law review

    A Queensland Senator says the Federal Government should examine the Trade Marks Act in light of the recent Waltzing Matilda stoush.

  23. Toddler run over by self-propelled lawnmower near Toowoomba

    A 12-month-old boy has been flown to Brisbane's Lady Cilento Hospital after being accidentally run over by a self-propelled lawnmower on southern Queensland's Darling Downs.

  24. Charleville police launch new youth drug prevention scheme

    Police in south-west Queensland will launch a new $40,000 drug and alcohol prevention program aimed at young people.

  25. Walton Stores renewal project begins early in Toowoomba

    Redevelopment of a major retail precinct in Toowoomba's CBD has started six months early.

  26. George and Anna Christodoulou

    George and Anna Christodoulou
  27. Landholders call for release of secret contamination report on Linc Energy

    Western Darling Downs residents say they are being kept in the dark about possible widespread contamination from Linc Energy's experimental coal gasification plant at Chinchilla, west of Brisbane

  28. Qld Health urged to maintain school-based immunisation scheme

    The South Burnett council says it will write to Queensland Health to ensure a school-based immunisation program continues.

  29. Renewable energy agency sheds light on solar storage trial

    Homes in Toowoomba and Townsville will take part in a trial of new technology allowing for the storage of solar generated electricity.

  30. New supermarket planned for Blackbutt

    A new supermarket could open in Blackbutt, in southern Queensland's South Burnett, by the end of next year.

  31. Man accused of teen kidnap bid at Murgon

    Police have charged a man for allegedly trying to kidnap a teenage boy in the South Burnett in southern Queensland.

  32. Police could not fully investigate Grantham flood-related deaths, inquiry hears

    The Grantham Floods Commission of Inquiry hears the previous inquiry into the 2011 deluge prevented police from fully investigating the deaths that occurred during the disaster.

  33. Nat Spary

    Nat Spary
  34. Teen rolls stolen car, steals good Samaritan's vehicle, police allege

    A 15-year-old boy is charged with stealing the car of a good Samaritan who stopped to help him after a crash in the Lockyer Valley.

  35. Lockyer Valley crash

  36. Three people missing in Grantham flood never found, inquiry hears

    Three people who went missing during the deadly 2011 Grantham flood have never been found, an inquiry in Queensland hears.

  37. Inquest begins into teen's meningococcal death

    An inquest will begin today in Toowoomba into the death of a teenager from meningococcal.

  38. Springborg rules out move to federal politics despite Maranoa vacancy

    Queensland Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg rules out switching to federal politics after the sitting member of the safe Coalition seat of Maranoa announced his retirement.

  39. Maranoa MP to quit after next election

    Long-serving western Queensland MP Bruce Scott will act as the Speaker of the House of Representatives after Brownyn Bishop's resignation but he has also announced he will not remain in politics after the next federal poll.

  40. Councils seek more details about stock route management plan

    Councils say they want to see the finer details of a State Government proposal to hand back the power to manage Queensland's stock routes.

  41. Bush councils to discuss drought impact

    The impact of the drought is expected to be the main theme as Queensland's bush councils hold a major conference today.

  42. Scenic Rim council incentive aims to kickstart local economy

    The Scenic Rim council in southern Queensland has decided to waive infrastructure charges up to $400,000 for development applications to try and stimulate the local economy.

  43. Former quarry owner gives evidence in Grantham flood inquiry

    The owner of a quarry which allegedly contributed to the 2011 Grantham flood says a safety bund appeared to be man made and may have been built without his knowledge.

  44. AMAQ backs coroner's calls to stop 'doctor shopping'

    The Australian Medical Association of Queensland has backed a coroner's recommendation for changes to prevent the practice of 'doctor shopping', after the death of a Toowoomba nurse in the state's south.

  45. Concerns raised about quarry wall years before deadly Grantham flood, inquiry hears

    The Grantham Floods Commission of Inquiry views graphic vision of the Lockyer Creek breaking its banks upstream from the Grantham quarry during the deadly 2011 disaster.

  46. Coroner urges change after nurse overdose death

    A coroner has recommended changes to prevent the practice of 'doctor shopping' after the death of a Toowoomba critical care nurse, who accidentally overdosed on pain medication in 2013.

  47. Men charged over alleged Lockyer Valley gun threats

    Police have charged four men who allegedly threatened a woman with guns at Hatton Vale in southern Queensland's Lockyer Valley over the weekend.

  48. 'It rips our hearts out', Grantham resident says on recalling deadly flood

    A former quarry worker speaks at an inquiry into the fatal 2011 flood at Grantham, west of Brisbane, of his anger and torment over the cause of the disaster.

  49. 'I was just praying madly': Woman tells flood inquiry of watching husband float away from car

    A woman recounts how she prayed to God for her husband's safety after they became separated from their car, which was swept into the torrent of floodwaters that tore through Grantham, west of Brisbane in 2011.

  50. Southern Downs' workshop to focus on foreign workers

    The major players in the farm labour and backpacker industry on southern Queensland's Southern Downs will hold a workshop in Warwick today.