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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. '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.

  5. '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.

  6. 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.

  7. Couple clung to tree for hours in fierce Grantham floodwaters, inquiry hears

    A woman who survived the Grantham flood in 2011 that killed 12 people tells an inquiry how she and her husband clung to a tree for three hours until they were rescued by a helicopter.

  8. South Burnett council warned against funding private hospital

    The South Burnett Residents Action Group says the local council should not be spending funds on the region's only private hospital.

  9. Outback Queensland tourists 'spending more'

    An outback tourism leader says visitors to Queensland's west are spending more money this year and there are more families on the road.

  10. Quilpie Shire budget delivers 2.5pc rate rise

    Work on a new $5 million council depot and workshop will begin for a south-west Queensland council this year.

  11. Residents testify at public hearings for second inquiry into Grantham's fatal flood

    Footage showing a torrent of water sweeping through the town of Grantham draws gasps from those at a public hearing into the floods that killed 12 people west of Brisbane in 2011.

  12. Wheelchair safety on Queensland buses in question after commuter flung into aisle

    Ben Lawson had to have a hip replaced and his home life has been impacted "immeasurably" after a Brisbane bus took a corner too quickly and toppled his wheelchair.

  13. 'A winter wonderland': Thick snow blankets parts of Queensland

    The big chill in southern Queensland delivers what could be the state's most significant snowfall in 30 years, giving locals a glimpse of a "winter wonderland".

  14. Mines minister Anthony Lynham, Queensland Resources Council's Michael Roche and dairy farmer Noel Wieck discuss a bill to give more people the right to object to mining projects.

    The Palaszczuk Labor government is moving to allow more people to object to mining lease applications, with a new bill introduced to parliament.
  15. Queensland Government introduces bill to allow mine objections

    Queensland's Palaszczuk Labor Government has introduced a bill to allow more people to object to mining lease applications, overturning legislation passed by the Newman LNP government last year.

  16. Evan Acton, Australian Cattle and Beef Holdings, Tim Bartholomew, Taylor Byrne and grazier Justin Boshammer talk about leasing land

    Well known cattleman Evan Acton has just signed a joint venture involving leasing, grazier Justin Boshammer is leasing country and valuer Tim Bartholomew says he sees lots of lease arrangements in his job. Read more
  17. Kate and Justin Boshammer on the property they lease near Condamine

  18. Is leasing one way to easily get into agriculture and help secure a future in the industry?

    From foreign investors to well established grazing companies to young couples trying to get a start, it seems there's increased demand to lease Australian agricultural land.

  19. Qld budget draws mixed regional response

    There has been a mixed reaction to the 2015 state budget in Queensland's regional areas.

  20. Queensland growers welcome frosty cold snap

    This week's cold weather has been a double-edged sword for Queensland farmers

  21. Did Queenslanders get the budget they wanted?

    The ABC speaks to five Queenslanders about how they feel about Labor's first budget since its election win.

  22. Documents show no progress made over Queensland boxing reform

    Successive Queensland state governments fail to achieve progress on boxing reform, according to documents obtained by ABC through Freedom of Information.

  23. High demand for Toowoomba youth mental health service

    Headspace Toowoomba in southern Queensland has only been operating for a week and already it has been flooded with clients.

  24. Business and community budget wish list

    Queensland industry, councils and community groups lay out their top wishes for the Queensland budget ahead of its delivering this afternoon by Treasurer Curtis Pitt.

  25. Sorghum was Queensland's most valuable crop last summer

    Queensland's sorghum crop was worth $432 million last year, making it the most valuable of all the cereal crops for the first time.

  26. QAAFI's Professor David Jordan says it's great to get a milestone like most valuable cereal crop

    Professor David Jordan is based at Warwick with the University of Queensland and said the focus of sorghum breeding now turns to developing more drought tolerant plants. Read more
  27. Australian Country Choice and Acton Land and Cattle Company directors discuss the formation of Australian Cattle and Beef Holdings.

    Australian Country Choice CEO, David Foote and Acton Land and Cattle Company shareholder Evan Acton discussing the joint venture between the two family owned companies.
  28. Acton's key role in joint venture with Australian Country Choice

    Two of Queensland's biggest names in beef have now joined forces in a bid to become more competitive and secure future cattle supply.

  29. Darling Downs Cutting Club President Ian McLaughlin and rider Todd Graham talk cutting

    The Darling Downs Cutting Club President Ian McLaughlin says the Toowoomba Futurity has been an excellent event and winner Todd Graham was pleased he performed in front of a home crowd. Read more
  30. Oakey rider Todd Graham wins the main event at the Toowoomba Futurity in its 21st year.

  31. Todd Graham wins Toowoomba Futurity

    Hundreds of spectators crowded into the Toowoomba showgrounds arena to witness 2015 national champion, Todd Graham, take out the 21st Toowoomba Cutting Horse Futurity on the weekend.

  32. Queensland waits for cold snap... and waits

    A much-anticipated blast of icy weather fails to materialise in southern Queensland, but tourism operators are still hoping it will snow.

  33. Southern Qld keen for state budget transport boost

    Southern Queensland community and industry leaders say a commitment to transport infrastructure is a must in next week's state budget.

  34. Murweh Shire adopts $22m budget

    General rates in the Murweh Shire in south-west Queensland will remain unchanged for the year ahead, after the council adopted a $22 million budget.

  35. Butchers say they will have to pass on price rises to customers

    Queensland meat processors say big price jumps in the cattle trade will have to be passed on to consumers within weeks. Butchers and abattoirs have begun to feel the pinch as cattle price records have tumbled week on week at saleyards across the State.
  36. High cattle prices to hit consumer hip pocket

    Queensland meat processors say big price jumps in the cattle trade will have to be passed on to consumers within weeks.

  37. Vet says unvaccinated horses are being treated differently

    A mid north coat New South Wales vet says Hendra vaccinations for horses are dropping, with the revaccination rate at his clinic falling to just 60 per cent.

  38. Federal Government lifts sanctions against Lockyer Valley nursing home

    An aged care provider says common sense has prevailed after the Federal Government revoked sanctions on one of its facilities in the Lockyer Valley, west of Brisbane.

  39. 22yo man dies after being hit by car in Kingaroy

    Police are investigating the death of a 22-year-old man who was hit by a car in southern Queensland's South Burnett early yesterday morning.

  40. What Queenslanders want from the state budget

    The ABC spoke to five Queenslanders about what they hoped to see in Labor's first budget since its election win.

  41. Wheat yield forecast July 2015

  42. UQ's Professor Graeme Hammer says El Niño will have significant impact on wheat yields

    Researchers are warning there is a high risk of reduced wheat harvests across Australia this winter due to an El Niño weather event. University of Queensland Professor of Crop Science Graeme Hammer said the latest modelling shows a significant impact on yields.
  43. Australian wheat yields to fall as El Niño strengthens

    Researchers are warning there is a high risk of reduced wheat harvests across Australia this winter due to an El Niño weather event.

  44. Darling Downs pushes for new Asia Pacific export opportunities

    Toowoomba Surat Basin Enterprise says there has been strong interest from Asia Pacific leaders about new opportunities to export from the Darling Downs.

  45. MP keen for southern Qld to export roo meat for human consumption

    The Member for Maranoa says he would like to see a real push to export kangaroo meat for human consumption from southern Queensland, after the release of the Federal Government's agricultural white paper.

  46. Grain growers tired of waiting for infrastructure spending on inland rail

    Grain growers are disappointed the Agriculture Competitiveness White Paper misses an opportunity to develop inland rail.

  47. Study mooted into establishing Lake Wivenhoe high-end resort

    The Somerset Regional Council will this week vote on whether to commission a feasibility study into establishing a high-end resort at Lake Wivenhoe in southern Queensland.

  48. Trio charged over Toowoomba bottlo hold-up

    Three people have been charged with robbing a bottle shop in Toowoomba, in southern Queensland, over the weekend.

  49. Riders sample outback Qld's cycle of life

    While school holidays might be a time for relaxing, a group of hardy cyclists is instead using it to ride 1,300 kilometres through Queensland's outback.

  50. Lamb producer Kevin Hoff and butcher Frank Lyons discuss the impact of rising lamb prices

    Southern Queensland lamb producer Kevin Hoff is trying to restock to take advantage of the high price of lamb, while Toowoomba butcher Frank Lyons is finding some restaurants are moving away from lamb.