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  1. Queensland cattle industry spokespeople recap on 2014

    Lydia Burton speaks with Meat and Livestock Australia's Manager for Market Information Ben Thomas, Gulf of Carpentaria grazier Fred Pascoe and Feedlotter Ben Maher to wrap up the year that was in Queensland's cattle industry. Read more.
  2. $900m mine expansion approved by Qld Govt

    The Queensland Government has approved a $900 million mine expansion near Oakey on the state's Darling Downs.

  3. What Christmas looks like in Queensland

    From the bustling shops of Brisbane to surfing Santas on the Gold Coast and mangoes bursting from trees in the tropics, Queensland is a colourful place to be at Christmas time.

  4. Treated wastewater used to grow Charleville date plans

    A Queensland pastor who is developing a date plantation in the remote south-west of the state says the region is ideal for date production.

  5. Gustnado captured on camera during Qld storms

    A gustnado on Queensland's Darling Downs was one of the more spectacular sights caught on camera during severe thunderstorms that rolled over the state's south-east yesterday.

  6. Severe storms hit Brisbane, thousands without power

    Severe storms move across Brisbane and Ipswich, leaving thousands without power and causing major commuter delays.

  7. Independent commodity management advisor Matthew Leeson discusses the improving cotton price

    Independent commodity management advisor Matthew Leeson says the outlook for cotton prices has improved significantly in the past couple of months. Read more.
  8. Australian dollar drop see cotton price rally

    A big rally in cotton prices and a bit of rain have come too late to increase the smaller cotton crop planted this year.

  9. Bank anger

    A Queensland vet has accused big banks of "corporate terrorism" for foreclosing the properties of drought affected farmers
  10. Pauline Hanson to run in state seat of Lockyer

    One Nation party founder Pauline Hanson has announced she will contest the seat of Lockyer in next year's Queensland election.

  11. Billion-dollar fix to flood-hit Warrego Highway and Toowoomba range crossing nears end

    Main Roads' officials say repairing the Warrego Highway and the Toowoomba range crossing were among the toughest tasks of its flood reconstruction program.

  12. Survey seeks picture of southern Qld youth services

    The Smith Family says it hopes a survey leads to better coordination of youth services across southern Queensland.

  13. Psychologist says Lockyer Valley flood counselling should continue

    A clinical psychologist who treated victims of the Lockyer Valley floods in 2011 says counselling services should never have been wound-up in the area.

  14. 3yo girl dies in road crash near Esk

    Investigations are continuing into a crash that claimed the life of a toddler in the Somerset region on the weekend.

  15. Final wool sales draws huge offering

    The final week of wool sales drew the largest offering of wool in three and a half years.

  16. Queensland Wool manager with the Australian Wool Network Maurie McNeil discusses wool market.

    Queensland Wool manager with the Australian Wool Network Maurie McNeil says given the subdued demand the market has held up well. Read more.
  17. Storms cut power to Darling Downs' homes

    More than 300 homes are still without power after storms swept through Queensland's southern interior yesterday afternoon.

  18. RFDS to fly mental health specialists to drought-hit health service regions

    The State Government has enlisted the help of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) to boost mental health services in regional Queensland.

  19. Figures show rise in regional Qld house sales

    The number of homes being sold in regional Queensland is on the rise but prices in some centres have fallen.

  20. Computer glitch hits Queensland hospital services statewide

    Technical experts resolve a major computer glitch that caused chaos to hospital and health technical systems across Queensland.

  21. Outback Qld mayor urges more investment in remote regions 'punching above their weight'

    A south-west Queensland mayor says governments at all levels need to focus their investment in areas already producing good returns for the economy.

  22. Doors open on new Kilcoy convention and tourist centre

    A new convention and tourist centre is set top open in Kilcoy today.

  23. Murray review tipped to bring more equity to banking sector

    Toowoomba's Heritage Bank has urged the Federal Government to follow through on the Murray review into the country's financial system.

  24. Toowoomba Youth Service says merger makes sense

    The Toowoomba Youth Service says there will not be any drastic change, despite agreeing to merge with a larger agency.

  25. Police hunt East Toowoomba servo robber

    Police are looking for a man who robbed a service station on the Darling Downs this morning.

  26. Storms bring roof damage, fallen trees but Brisbane spared worst

    High winds, rain and lightning in south-east Queensland damage roofs and bring down trees, but Brisbane is spared serious damage less than a fortnight after being battered by a supercell storm.

  27. Gunggari people to be granted native title over land along Maranoa River

    The Federal Court will today grant Indigenous people native title over a parcel of land in Queensland's southern inland.

  28. Plans for pilot training school at Toowoomba's new Wellcamp airport

    The Airline Academy of Australia says it plans to train international students when it opens a new school at Toowoomba's Wellcamp airport.

  29. 2hr parking reinstated in Toowoomba CBD

    The Toowoomba Regional Council has reinstated two-hour parking in the city's CBD.

  30. New alliance keen to boost Toowoomba affordable housing

    A new alliance has been formed to provide more affordable housing in Toowoomba.

  31. Aboriginal group takes Newman Government to UN over fracking in Lake Eyre Basin

    The United Nations is asked to intervene in a battle over oil and gas development in the Lake Eyre Basin.

  32. Fears drought to impact on Christmas trading in Qld's southern inland

    A local business group in southern Queensland says the region is facing a tough Christmas trading period mainly because of the drought.

  33. Quilpie councillor pleads for more support to tackle wild dog numbers

    A south-west Queensland councillor says the State Government needs to provide more support for the region's wild dog control programs.

  34. Council rate rise warning amid proposed national disaster funding changes

    The South Burnett Mayor says proposed changes to national disaster funding arrangements could mean the end of some councils if they are adopted.

  35. Disappointment aired over Chinchilla NBN omission

    A Chinchilla IT business says businesses and homes are struggling without the National Broadband Network (NBN).

  36. Motorcyclist dies in crash near Nanango

    Investigations are underway into a fatal crash in southern Queensland's South Burnett.

  37. Polling shows ALP, LNP neck and neck in Toowoomba North

    The Labor candidate for Toowoomba North says latest opinion polls suggest regaining the seat at the next election is possible, despite the margin that needs to be overcome.

  38. Bruce Scott to talk to federal ministers about more support for drought-hit councils

    A south-west Queensland MP says the Federal Government may have to look to schemes like the former 'Exceptional Circumstances' drought assistance to help drought-affected councils.

  39. Research shows growing gender pay gap in mining industry

    New research shows the pay gap between men and women in the mining sector increases with seniority.

  40. Toowoomba Hospital Foundation makes $1m boost to local endoscopy services

    The Toowoomba Hospital Foundation is making its single biggest donation to local health authorities.

  41. How safe are Queensland's farms from exotic pests and disease?

    There is growing concern in Queensland, particularly among horticultural producers, that the state Government is not doing enough to manage existing pests and disease and to keep future threats out.

  42. LNP touts water management laws as 'economic growth' stimulator

    The Queensland Government says new water management laws will encourage growth in the agriculture and mining sectors.

  43. More farmers urged to join bore water monitoring scheme in CSG areas

    The state Coal Seam Gas (CSG) Compliance Unit is encouraging more farmers to take part in a project to monitor underground water in CSG mining areas.

  44. Mitchell Highway truck blast turning into 'tourist attraction'

    A south-west Queensland mayor says he is "amazed" at the interest from tourists in visiting the site of a major truck explosion on the Mitchell Highway.

  45. Firefighters monitor Teelah blaze

    Three rural fire crews have returned to monitor a large fire this morning, that had threatened properties in the South Burnett.

  46. Firefighters contain Teelah bushfire in South Burnett

    More firefighters will be sent to a bushfire that threatened rural properties yesterday at Teelah, in southern Queensland's South Burnett, after it was contained last night.

  47. Mayor pleads for councils to get bigger Financial Assistance Grants

    A south-west Queensland mayor warns projects may be delayed and staff put off if the Federal Government does not increase the money it gives councils through the Financial Assistance Grants scheme.

  48. JETGO shelves proposed Roma-Sydney route

    An airline says it has not given up on the possibility of flights between the southern inland and Sydney.

  49. Fears smaller firms to be hardest hit by rejection of financial advice reforms

    A Toowoomba financial planner says confusion over the future of financial advice (FOFA) legislation is creating more paperwork for planners and their clients.

  50. Toowomba resident 85-year-old Hector Scholl