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  1. Coal activist group to challenge Darling Downs mine expansion

    A Darling Downs coal activist group has launched a legal challenge against the proposed expansion of the Acland coal mine.

  2. Storms ease in south-east Queensland

    Towns across Queensland's south-east region are being hit by storms, but Brisbane misses much of the rainfall.

  3. Phil Williams says dry regions should prepare for an intense fire season.

    Acting area director Phil Williams says regions high on the Keetch-Byram Drought Index will experience hotter, faster and harder to suppress bushfires.
  4. Queensland warned about hot, fast fire season

    The Queensland Rural Fire Service says fires on parts of the state's coast will burn hotter and faster this season due to the ongoing dry.

  5. South-west Qld Indigenous residents asked to share water knowledge

    The State Government is consulting Aboriginal people in south-west Queensland this week for their take on water usage in the region.

  6. Toowoomba academic wins Qld Literary Awards gong

    A Toowoomba academic has taken out the Premier's Prize at this year's Queensland Literary Awards.

  7. Police give all-clear after 'explosive' device found near bottle shop

    Police give the all-clear after an "explosive" device found near a Toowoomba bottle shop prompted an emergency declaration, with several streets in the Darling Downs city cordoned off.

  8. The price dipped by up to 20 cents in places at the Toowoomba saleyards.

  9. Cattle buyer Greg Iseppi and vendor Luke Sutton discuss cattle prices.

    Cattle buyer and grazier Greg Iseppi says he did purchase a few cattle today and they were much cheaper meanwhile Nobby beef producer Luke Sutton was selling today and hoped the market price would hold.
  10. Cattle price falls at Toowoomba's two saleyards

    Cattle prices have lost around 20 cents per kilogram at sales in Toowoomba on the Darling Downs.

  11. Number of factors mean falls for wool and cotton prices

    It is a testing time for wool growers and cotton farmers with the price of both commodities sliding in the past month, and there are a number of factors playing into the decline.

  12. Wool agent Maurie McNeill and cotton analyst Matthew Leeson discuss commodity prices.

    Maurie McNeill from Australian Wool Network and Matthew Leeson from ICM say prices have fallen for both cotton and wool.
  13. Pig eating cannabis leads to drugs charge for Queensland man

    The discovery of a feral pig munching on a cannabis plant leads police to arrest a man allegedly growing the drug on Queensland's Darling Downs.

  14. Report reveals tough times for Toowoomba, Surat Basin traders

    Businesses across Toowoomba and the Surat Basin region have experienced a drop in performance over the past six months but their confidence for the future is strong, according to a new report.

  15. Young film maker overcomes anxiety

  16. Lawyer urges more health tests as part of Oakey chemical contamination probe

    A lawyer representing Oakey residents affected by a chemical contamination at the local Army aviation base says more testing needs to be carried out, after the release of recent blood tests.

  17. Fire truck in highfields

  18. Ex-quarry owner considers legal options after release of Grantham floods inquiry report

    The former owner of the Grantham quarry is considering his legal options as an inquiry finds it did not contribute to the town's deadly 2011 floods.

  19. Grantham quarry played 'insignificant role' in flood disaster

    The Grantham Floods Commission of Inquiry rules the Grantham quarry played little role in the deadly 2011 flood and its owners were unjustly blamed.

  20. Petition urges second Oakey rail crossing

    The heavy transport industry in Oakey, on southern Queensland's Darling Downs, is calling for the construction of a second rail crossing in the town, to improve safety.

  21. Two die in separate Gore Highway crashes

    A Darling Downs' community is reeling after two fatal crashes on the same stretch of road within hours of each other.

  22. Will Power on Toowoomba

  23. Toowoomba rehab clinic dealing with growing number of 'ice' addicts

    A Toowoomba rehabilitation clinic says 'ice' addicts now make up nearly 60 per cent of people it treats.

  24. This is Sunstate wheat planted at 'Windamall' near Bungungya.

  25. This wheat is the Gregory variety growing at 'Windamall' near Bungunya.

  26. Wheat farmers Alan Rae from Bungunya, Noel Cook from Meandarra and Kindon and Scott Wason from Roma have all grown good crops this year

    The season has been kind to Bungunya grower Alan Rae, Meandarra and Kindon grower Noel Cook and Roma grower Scott Wason after all have reported excellent wheat crops for 2015.
  27. Johns denies passing out despite being stood down for grand final coverage

    Andrew Johns has insisted he did not pass out at Toowoomba airport after the Nine Network dumped the rugby league great from Sunday's grand final broadcast.

  28. Indigenous footy players join the push for healthy lifestyles

    An annual rugby league carnival held to showcase the talents of Queensland's young Indigenous players goes sugar, alcohol and tobacco free to promote healthier lifestyle choices.

  29. Report warns against new 100pc fly-in, fly-out mines in Qld

    An expert panel has recommended no new 100 per cent fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) mines be approved in Queensland.

  30. 13 people charged in Darling Downs' drug operation

    Police have charged a 30-year-old man with trafficking and supplying dangerous drugs after a major operation targeting the drug 'ice' on southern Queensland's Darling Downs.

  31. Queensland Government failed to charge Santos over massive oil spill despite evidence

    Queensland's Environment Department did not charge energy giant Santos over a massive oil spill in 2013, despite having the evidence to do so, it is revealed.

  32. Survey results snub Syrian asylum seeker resettlement in South Burnett

    Most residents who responded to a survey in the South Burnett region of southern Queensland say they do not want Syrian asylum seekers to resettle in the area.

  33. Regional hospital report cards reveal reduced wait lists

    Regional hospitals in Queensland have released their annual reports, with many showing a reduction in waiting lists, despite facing increasing demands and financial pressure.

  34. Pitt denies backflip on election pledge to scrap 'shameful' water laws

    Acting Premier Curtis Pitt denies the Queensland Government is preparing to backtrack on an election pledge by keeping controversial water reforms designed to help big mining operations.

  35. GrainGrowers defend proxy voting system

    Lobby group GrainGrowers has defended its proxy voting system which has come under fire following an AGM.
  36. GrainGrowers to continue using proxy votes despite AGM controversy

    Some members of GrainGrowers Limited are concerned about the proxy voting system, after the re-election of two board members in Toowoomba.

  37. Hope remains for future of Kingaroy private hospital

    The South Burnett Mayor says Pulse Health has agreed to keep open the doors of Kingaroy's only private hospital until the licence can be transferred.

  38. Queensland Government to backflip on election pledge to scrap 'shameful' water laws

    The Queensland Labor Government is set to backtrack on an election pledge by keeping controversial water reforms designed to help big mining operations.

  39. South-west Qld councils fight for Quilpie Shire drought funds

    A group of south-west Queensland councils has written to the Deputy Prime Minister expressing their dismay at Quilpie Shire's exclusion from Federal Government drought funding.

  40. Chinese consumers going crazy for Australian nuts

    Strong demand from Asia is seeing the value of Australia's nut industry soar towards the $1 billion mark.

  41. Farmers share joys, successes and challenges of exporting to Asia

    Richard Sampson Genest from Stahmann Farms, Anthony Joseph from produce company Alfred E Chave, Story Fresh owner Geoffrey Story, Richard Gorman from Kalfresh and Richard Trivett from livestock exporter AUSTREX discuss the successes and challenges of exporting produce to Asia.
  42. Asian importers talk about how Australian farmers can become 'China ready', as demand for clean and green Australia product soars

    Asian importers talk about how Australian farmers can become 'China ready', as demand for clean and green Australia product soars
  43. Feeding China is big business for Australian farmers wanting to export

    Australian farmers need to embrace foreign investment if they want to grow their businesses and crack the Chinese market, according to one Asia expert.

  44. Rural dams have been implicated in latest drowning statistics

  45. Water safety advocate and Hannah's Foundation founder Kat Plint discusses new drowning statistics.

    Drowning deaths among children in inland waterways on the rise, according to Hannah's Foundation founder Kat Plint.
  46. Increase in inland waterway drowning deaths in children prompts calls for better supervision

    Rural families urged to be vigilant against risk of drowning in inland waterways, with deaths among children under the age of 10 on the rise.

  47. Elderly couple, friend killed 'on way home from church meeting'

    An elderly couple and their female friend believed to have been on their way home from a church meeting are killed in a multi-vehicle crash in Queensland's Lockyer Valley.

  48. Bob and Val Ford

  49. Visitors to Toowoomba were not deterred by the rain

  50. Best front garden winner 2015