1. New Hope, the company behind the New Acland coal mine on Queensland's Darling Downs, is silencing nearby farmers in signed agreements, an environmentalist says.

  2. A dog groomer from southern Queensland said despite having degrees in child psychology and social work she prefers working with her four-legged friends.

  3. The RSPCA threatens to walk out of developing new poultry standards unless the phasing out of caged eggs is considered.

  4. Temperatures across southern and south-east Queensland cool down after heat records tumbled across the state on Sunday.

  5. Hot weather records have tumbled across parts of south-east Queensland amid a relentless heatwave,including Toowoomba which experienced 40 degrees Celsius for the first time.

  6. As Queenslanders deal with extreme summer heat and closed beaches, records are predicted to tumble on Sunday in the state's south, the Bureau of Meteorology says.

  7. If Queensland students are hoping for a heat-induced early departure on hot school days, they may be a little disappointed.

  8. Gas-contaminated soil has been detected 25 kilometres further south of an existing exclusion zone around a controversial Western Downs gas project, Queensland's Environment Department says.

  9. Peak horticultural lobby group, Growcom, was quick to condemn the actions of those in the industry who continued to flout the law, after early morning raids on a Stanthorpe strawberry farm netted 27 alleged illegal workers. Growcom chief executive Pat Hannan said young foreign workers should be aware of their visa obligations but were often the 'victims' of unscrupulous employers or labour hire companies exploiting their circumstances.
  10. Former police officer Ben Dyball, accused of being "blatantly insubordinate", hiding evidence in his personal locker and sleeping in his patrol vehicle, is unfit to hold a gun licence, the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal rules.

  11. Southern Queensland's blazing temperatures claim an unlikely victim, with Waco the German shepherd succumbing to heat stroke after tracking an offender, as several towns swelter through their hottest February day on record.

  12. When Catherine Iseppi watched her grandson go through cancer treatment, she vowed to do whatever she could to help ease the pain.

  13. A group of Korean high school students have spent two months in Australia learning horsemanship and riding skills. Read more
  14. The Townsville Hospital is one of three regional Queensland sites selected to host national pharmacy training program.

  15. The Queensland Government is concerned the air is not fresh enough in national parks, citing air quality and passive smoking as key reasons for a partial smoking ban that comes into force tomorrow.

  16. Jillaroos player Kody House says the team's training has been more focused this year as they head to their camp on the Gold Coast ahead of the Auckland Nines.

  17. A small internet provider helping to end the data drought in regional Queensland says it could soon be outbid by big telcos on digital spectrum access due to a proposed rule change by the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

  18. Wool producers across Australia are celebrating as the market continues to head into positive territory.

  19. Queensland's community legal centres now help seven times as many people with domestic violence issues as five years ago and are not coping with the demand, the sector's peak body says.

  20. Eighty fish wash up dead in south-west Queensland and hundreds of crabs also perish on a south-east island after extreme conditions.

  21. An unusually strong agricultural production in 2016 is unlikely to be repeated this year, but Queensland missed out on the biggest production spike in a decade, the Australian Farm Institute concludes.

  22. Tourists are flocking to Queensland's southern Darling Downs where vast, golden fields of sunflowers are proving the perfect subject for amateur and professional photographers.

  23. Step inside Toowoomba's one-woman school uniform factory — Larraine Sutton's home.
  24. Larraine Sutton's sewing machines have been busily whirring since August as her lounge room fills with school uniforms she makes.

  25. Radio transmitters are inserted into the stomachs of 24 feedlot cattle to monitor their body temperatures, as part of trial investigating the impact of heatwaves on the animals, with an aim to improve their welfare and performance.

  26. A group of Queensland and New South Wales dairy farmers fear they could lose up to $3 million if a major milk processor drops the price it pays to farmers.

  27. Heatwave conditions are scorching southern Queensland for a second time in just over a week, with paramedics preparing for another spike in heat-related cases.

  28. Malnourished and injured dogs have been moved to the RSPCA's Animal Welfare Campus in Brisbane from an alleged puppy farm near Goondiwindi, with police and the RSPCA finding more than 100 animals at the property.
  29. Malnourished and injured dogs are seized from an alleged puppy farm near Goondiwindi, with police and the RSPCA finding nearly 100 animals at the Glenarbon property, many without adequate shelter and water.

  30. A four-day heatwave will begin on Wednesday, bringing the same kind of conditions that saw more than 200 Queenslanders treated for heat stroke and dehydration last week.

  31. Australia's largest social enterprise project is opened in Toowoomba.

  32. Parts of south-east Queensland are hit by heavy rainfall and flash flooding after severe thunderstorms, described as "very dangerous" by the Bureau of Meteorology.

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