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  1. Cattle grazing leases in Qld national parks unlikely to be renewed

    Time is running out for graziers running cattle on Queensland's national parks, with the new State Government likely to phase out the practice.

  2. Man dead as fire guts house in Darling Downs town of Warwick

    A man dies in a house fire at Warwick on the southern Darling Downs, west of Brisbane, early this morning. Two women escaped the blaze.

  3. Bigger crowds tipped for southern Qld Anzac centenary commemorations

    Organisers are expecting big crowds across southern Queensland for tomorrow's Anzac centenary commemorations.

  4. Lifeline opens Roma Family Connect office

    A new centre has opened in Roma to provide support to at-risk families across south-west Queensland.

  5. A concept drawing of FKG's proposed meat processing facility

  6. AgForce's Bim Struss discusses the proposal for a new abattoir near Toowoomba

    A Darling Downs company is seeking approval to build a new $80 million beef and milk processing plant in southern Queensland. FK Gardiner and Sons (FKG) has just submitted a plan to the Toowoomba Regional Council to build a new abattoir and milk factory on a greenfield site at Charlton, on the outskirts of the city. Rural lobby group AgForce said the development will be warmly welcomed by Queensland's cattle producers who want to see more competition in the beef processing marketplace. "I think it's fair to say there's been a bottleneck in the processing sector in Queensland for a long time" said AgForce cattle president Bim Struss.
  7. FKG's Dallas Hunter and Toowoomba Mayor Paul Antonio talk about the proposed food processing plant

    FKG's Dallas Hunter says they are keen to diversify into food processing, a move welcomed by Toowoomba mayor Paul Antonio.
  8. New abattoir proposed for Southern Queensland

    A Darling Downs company is seeking approval to build a new $80 million beef and milk processing plant in southern Queensland.

  9. Indigenous town of Cherbourg honours its World War I diggers

    Indigenous soldiers who battled racism and discrimination to fight in World War I are honoured in the southern Queensland community of Cherbourg.

  10. USQ confident international students being assessed properly

    The University of Southern Queensland says the public can be confident in its assessment standards for full-fee paying international students.

  11. Charleville residents mark 25 years since devastating flood

    Charleville residents prepare to mark the 25th anniversary of a devastating flood that nearly wiped out the south-west Queensland town's centre and inundated more than 1,000 homes.

  12. Police destroy Coominya cannabis crop

    Police have destroyed millions of dollars worth of drugs found during raids on a Somerset region property, in southern Queensland, on Friday.

  13. Arsonist believed responsible for Toowoomba mosque fire

    An arsonist is believed to be behind a fire which seriously damaged the only mosque in Toowoomba, on Queensland's Darling Downs.

  14. Murweh Shire projects 'ready to go' under proposed drought stimulus plan

    The Murweh Mayor says there are six projects the south-west Queensland council could start immediately, if the Federal Government goes ahead with a proposed drought stimulus package.

  15. Drought-affected towns to get funding injection to boost lagging economies

    A special drought assistance package will target rural communities in Queensland and New South Wales entering their third year of drought, and will fund shovel-ready projects to ensure people can stay in the community.

  16. Social media message aims to draw tourists to help outback Queensland

    An informal campaign via social media aims to encourage visitors to outback Queensland to help small town economies struggling with the drought.

  17. Authorities find human remains after house fire near Toowoomba

    Human remains are found in a house destroyed by fire on Queensland's Darling Downs, police say.

  18. Man charged with child rape could have more victims: police

    Queensland police believe there may be more victims of a Warwick man charged with 145 child sex charges over the exploitation of 28 children.

  19. Man charged with 145 child sex charges for exploitation of 28 children

    A 47-year-old man from Warwick in southern Queensland faces 145 charges including the exploitation or rape of 28 children, after allegedly using social media websites to target children from several states.

  20. Four Queenslanders charged in relation to greyhound live baiting scandal

    Three men and one woman from Churchable are charged following investigations into Queensland's greyhound live baiting scandal.

  21. Road kill key to forensic entomology

    Road kill might be a nuisance for people who live in rural areas but for forensic entomologist Julianne Farrell dealing with it is all part of a day's work.

  22. Forensic entomologist Julianne Farrell discusses using rid kill for research.

    Forensic entomologist Julianne Farrell said there's been very little work done on forensically important insects in northern Australia. Read more.
  23. Treated sewage product boosts Darling Downs crops

    Farmers on Queensland's Darling Downs find a solid product from the sewage treatment process to be a valuable fertiliser for important crops.

  24. Overflowing dams pose no threat to south-east Queensland residents: Seqwater

    The 12 overflowing dams in south-east Queensland pose no threat to residents living downstream, Seqwater says.

  25. University of Southern Qld keen for initiatives to lower international students' cost of living

    The University of Southern Queensland says lowering the cost of public transport and accommodation would help the Federal Government's goal of boosting the number of international students who study in Australia.

  26. In photos: What Queenslanders will eat this Easter

    From seafood caught along the coast to traditional Maltese biscuits baked in the north, Queenslanders around the state are busily preparing their own unique Easter food traditions.

  27. Report highlights downturn in southern Qld economic conditions

    A new report suggests many southern Queensland local businesses do not expect the local economy to improve for another three years.

  28. Plans unveiled for new Toowoomba workers' camp

    A developer says there is still plenty of expansion in the coal seam gas industry to warrant the construction of a new workers' camp at Toowoomba in southern Queensland.

  29. 'Struggling' outback Qld councils reveal plan to boost economic development

    A network of six councils in south-west Queensland says poor economic conditions have prompted it to embark on new plan to boost promotion and look for growth opportunities.

  30. Teen flood victim receives posthumous bravery medal

    A posthumous bravery medal has been awarded to a teenager who died during the deadly floods that swept through Toowoomba, in southern Queensland, four years ago.

  31. Fears mental health funding uncertainty to hurt bush communities

    Rural doctors say they are worried remote mental health workers will move back to the city over funding uncertainty.

  32. Queensland teen ready to conquer Everest

    If Alyssa Azar reaches the summit of Mount Everest this year, she will become the youngest Australian to reach the top of the world.

  33. Five Queensland nursing homes run by Carinity fail government audit

    Serious failings in standard of care at some Queensland nursing homes run by Carinity show up in a Federal Government investigation.

  34. Severe storm warning cancelled for south-east Queensland

    A severe thunderstorm warning is cancelled for south-east Queensland.

  35. Beef industry environmental performance studied

    A report which looks at the environmental impacts of producing beef, has found the industry made gains in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption and land use in the 30 years to 2010.

  36. Queensland Health tells Royal Flying Doctor Service to address concerns arising from audit

    The Queensland section of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) needs to immediately address some serious matters raised in a safety audit, Health Minister Cameron Dick says.

  37. MP seeks funds for new South Burnett mental health facility

    An MP is pushing to secure funding for a new mental health facility in the South Burnett region of southern Queensland.

  38. New MPs to be sworn in as Qld parliament meets

    Two new southern Queensland MPs are preparing to take their seats in State Parliament for the first time today.

  39. Southern Queenslander Michelle Prendergast is working in Vanuatu and says agriculture support will be needed in the coming months.

    Michelle Prendergast is involved in Vanuatu's horticulture industry and says agriculture support will be needed in the coming months. Read more.
  40. Vanuatu needs agriculture expertise to rebuild

    Vanuatu agribusinesses are calling for Australians with farming expertise to help the country recover from Tropical Cyclone Pam.

  41. Massive hailstones 'out of nowhere' pummel southern Qld town of Chinchilla

    Hailstones larger than cricket balls pound the town of Chinchilla in Queensland's southern inland, causing widespread damage to the area.

  42. Rise in Qld rural child drownings prompts call for greater safety focus

    Nine children have drowned on rural Queensland properties since last December and a lack of water safety programs is contributing to the increase in deaths, the drowning awareness group Hannah's Foundation says.

  43. Qld cotton growers working to provide shelter to cyclone Pam survivors

    Queensland cotton growers are pitching in to help the survivors of cyclone Pam, which devastated the island nation of Vanuatu. Growers have so far donated more than 300 unused cotton module tarpaulins which will be used by aid agencies to provide temporary shelter. Cotton Australia Darling Downs regional manager Mary O'Brien said the 'tarps for Vanuatu' campaign has seen a 'fantastic' response from growers across southern Queensland.
  44. Qld cotton growers working to provide shelter to cyclone Pam survivors

    Queensland cotton growers are pitching in to help the survivors of Tropical Cyclone Pam, which devastated the island nation of Vanuatu.

  45. Save the Bilby Fund keeping tourist operations in Charleville

    The Queensland-based Save the Bilby Fund says it has no intention of moving some of its tourist operations out of south-west Queensland.

  46. 'Brazen' thieves steal council shed 'piece by piece'

    The Western Downs Council says it is astounded at the brazenness of thieves who stole a storage shed at one if its cemeteries in southern Queensland.

  47. Toddler drowns on property west of Brisbane

    A two-year-old boy drowns on a property west of Brisbane.

  48. Hot time forecast as Toowoomba Show starts

    Scorching temperatures will greet visitors to the Toowoomba Royal Show in southern Queensland today.

  49. Tourist charged over Granite Belt fatal road crash

    A German tourist has been arrested and charged after a fatal car crash on the Granite Belt in southern Queensland.

  50. Severe thunderstorm warning cancelled for south-east Queensland

    Severe thunderstorms rolling over south-east Queensland fizzle out into nothing more than rain, the Bureau of Meteorology says.