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The families of sick children from rural and remote areas fear they'll be forced to make their own way from supported accommodation on the other side of the city, when Brisbane's new Lady Cilento children's hospital opens next month.
The Queensland Mines Inspectorate wants more sophisticated methods of drug testing to be developed to tackle substance abuse in the mining industry.
A western Queensland MP has called on financial institutions to show more compassion to drought-affected families.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) says its new multi-million dollar base in south-west Queensland will improve the delivery of health services to remote communities.
Firefighters are spending a fourth consecutive day trying to bring two large bushfires in southern Queensland under control.
The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) will lobby the State Government to change its Royalties for the Regions program.
The Regional Australia Institute says there needs to be a stronger case to support the Federal Government reducing its funding for disaster reconstruction.
A Catholic priest in western Queensland says there should be a moratorium on banks foreclosing on drought-stricken family properties.
The Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service (HHS) says four new doctors will increase the care available at Warwick hospital's emergency department.
Firefighters will try and strengthen containment lines around a blaze that has been threatening rural properties on southern Queensland's Granite Belt this week.
Queensland fire authorities are warning people not to be complacent despite an expected drop in temperatures today across the state's south.
Investigations are underway into two seperate crashes that saw a woman killed and a teenager seriously injured on South Burnett roads over the weekend.
The Rural Doctors Association says health workers in remote areas will welcome tougher penalties for people who assault nurses, doctors and paramedics.
Graziers and residents in western Queensland are worried this week's soaring temperatures could be a sign of a long, hot summer ahead.
The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) says proposed changes to disaster management funding will be the major issue dominating its annual conference in north Queensland this week.
The Toowoomba Mayor says he is confident in the long-term future of the Oakey Army Aviation Base, despite the Federal Government's decision to cut some training programs.
The Toowoomba Regional Council says it has slashed the time motorists can park in the CBD for free because too many are abusing the privilege.
A conservation group has given the Lockyer catchment, in southern Queensland, a 'D' health rating.
Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney says the tendering process will iron out any flaws in the design of the Toowoomba second range crossing.
The Queensland Opposition Leader has announced a Labor government would not approve any more major resource projects that are entirely reliant on fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers.
The latest Healthy Waterways report shows drought has hit freshwater catchments in south-east Queensland.
A Darling Downs' GP group has welcomed new changes to primary health care.
A 45-year-old truck driver is dead after his semi-trailer overturned north of Rockhampton.
An education lobby group says families are being driven away from small towns because government support is not keeping pace with the rising costs of boarding school.
A southern Queensland business group says it believes foreign bidders for the Toowoomba bypass project will rely heavily on local subcontractors and suppliers.
Queensland schools are set to take a $4 billion hit to their revenues over the next decade due to cuts announced in the federal budget in May, according to the state's education department.
Education Queensland's analysis, obtained by the ABC in a Right to Information request, revealed Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek was advised that over the 10 years from 2014, state schools would be $1.66 billion worse off.
Non-government schools fared worse, with cuts totalling $2.284 billion.
The revenue reduction formed part of $80 billion in savings announced by the Federal Government in the areas of health and education.
The Toowoomba Regional Council says a new warning system, and community support, should help the town of Oakey avoid a repeat of the January 2011 floods that caused millions of dollars of damage.
A Darling Downs' rehabilitation centre says it is seeing a huge spike in patients using the drug 'ice'.
Brisbane Valley locals fear coal mining is imminent in valuable farming land following recent amendments to mining laws.
The Queensland Government has rejected calls to make pet rabbits legal, with Agriculture Minister John McVeigh saying two online petitions and a campaign calling for pet bunnies to be approved will fall on deaf ears.
A regional airliner says it is disappointed to have lost three subsidised air routes in regional Queensland.
A Scenic Rim business group says a new bypass around the town of Beaudesert is a win for the community.
Increased use of gas around the world is not the answer to climate change, as the fuel will just replace cleaner energy sources, according to a new international study.
The Maranoa Mayor says the council was right to reject increased competition on the air route servicing the town of Roma.
The organiser of a major telehealth conference in Toowoomba says some workers still need to be convinced about the benefits of the practice.
Regional Express (Rex) is set to take over more subsidised air routes in regional Queensland next year.
The Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce and Industry says the region's economic diversity should help it withstand further economic shocks.
A resources company executive expects the number of people working on Queensland's coal seam gas (CSG) export projects to drop drastically over the next 12 months.
Archaeologists are hoping to discover more hidden gems at a dig at a Darling Downs icon this week.
Farmers in the NSW central west are taking another look at hemp as an alternative to growing cotton.
The Australian Solar Council says the Queensland Premier is trying to demonise solar power to boost the value of electricity assets ahead of their privatisation.
Police are appealing to the public for help in finding two women who robbed another woman in Toowoomba on the weekend.
Health tests will be conducted on residents who live near the scene of a potential chemical contamination on southern Queensland's Darling Downs.
A business group says Charleville's tourism sector has been boosted with the opening of a major road into the town.
A mental health worker in south-west Queensland says people need to start looking at mental heath problems as an illness.
A political analyst says the LNP in southern Queensland will benefit from the fragmentation of the Palmer United Party (PUP).
The Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister says the department will continue to upgrade the Warrego Highway west of Toowoomba.