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  1. Woman given permission to remove dead fiance's testes

    A Queensland woman is granted legal permission to remove her late fiance's testes in the hope of having a child.

  2. 'Most' Western Downs residents 'happy' Linc Energy UCG plant going

    A southern Queensland mayor says most of his community is pleased Linc Energy will no longer be operating near Chinchilla.

  3. Shot fired into car in Toowoomba car park

    Police are searching for a man after a shot was fired into a car in Toowoomba, in southern Queensland, overnight.

  4. Toowoomba-Warwick gas pipeline plans shelved

    The Southern Downs Regional Council has dropped plans for a gas pipeline from Toowoomba, which would allow residents to pipe gas directly to their houses.

  5. Mining objection rights restored in Qld

    Mining companies will have to advise landholders and their neighbours about proposed projects under new laws that also restore the public's right to object to new mines.

  6. Costly downgrades for cattle with wild dog bites

    Wild dog bites are proving costly for the beef industry with downgrades of 60 to 70 cents a kilogram.

  7. Mort and Co. Livestock Manager Brett Campbell discussing price downgrades for cattle with wild dog bites

    Brett Campbell says cattle with dog bites are discounted 60 to 70 cents a kilogram.
  8. Ausveg's Richard Mulcahy announces sudden retirement as chief executive

    The board of vegetable lobby Ausveg says it is bound by confidentiality and cannot comment on the sudden retirement of chief executive Richard Mulcahy.

  9. Alyssa Azar returns to base camp after conquering Mount Everest

    The youngest Australian to reach the peak of Mount Everest thanks her supporters after returning safely to base camp.

  10. Linc Energy to go into liquidation

    Troubled oil and gas company Linc Energy is to be wound up after creditors unanimously voted to place it into liquidation.

  11. Woman in hospital after Lowood stabbing

    A 25-year-old man is due to face court today charged with stabbing a woman at Lowood, west of Brisbane.

  12. Brain injury victim's family pushes for controversial new stroke treatment

    An Australian family is pushing for a controversial new stroke treatment to be made available in Australia, saying the results have been life-changing for their son.

  13. Queensland teenager becomes youngest Australian to reach peak of Everest

    Queensland teenager Alyssa Azar has become the youngest Australian to reach the peak of Mount Everest, in a case of third time lucky.
  14. Queensland teen reaches Everest peak as mountain claims life of Melbourne academic

    In a case of third time lucky, Queensland 19-year-old Alyssa Azar becomes the youngest Australian to reach the peak of the world's tallest mountain.

  15. Plans lodged for thermal coal mine near Kingaroy

    Moreton Resources proposes to extract 10 million tonnes of coal per annum from an open-cut pit in Queensland's South Burnett region.

  16. Toowoomba council rejects demerger call

    The Toowoomba Regional Council has rejected a proposal for towns on its southern tip to form their own council.

  17. Saving Australia's cultural heritage from shredder

    Australian Cultural Library founder Steve Towson estimates he has rescued nearly 40,000 significant items since his unique establishment was created in Toowoomba four years ago.

  18. Man accused of indecent treatment of child at Oakey

    Toowoomba police have charged a man with the indecent treatment of a child after he was found inside at house at Oakey in southern Queensland.

  19. Big miners turned off Queensland, QRC says

    Big miners are having second thoughts about operating in Queensland with tough new laws killing confidence, the state's resources council says.

  20. Dementia respite care gets funding boost from Queensland Government

    The Queensland Government announces $20 million in new funding to boost respite care for people with dementia and their carers.

  21. Boxer Will Young hangs up gloves for more family time

    Australia's Super Featherweight Champion "Iron" Will Young sets his sights on retirement, but not after one final fight in his hometown of Toowoomba.

  22. Indigenous name mooted for Toowoomba bypass

    The Toowoomba Regional Council in southern Queensland says it will consult with the nearby Lockyer Valley council on whether to name the second range crossing after a local Aboriginal warrior Multuggerah.

  23. Ex-mayor to contest Toowoomba South by-election

    A former Toowoomba mayor is hoping to upset the region's safe Liberal status by running as an independent in the Toowoomba South by-election in southern Queensland.

  24. Potential for mouse plague in Queensland's southern grain region

    Favourable weather extends the breeding season of mice in grain-growing areas of Southern Queensland.

  25. Rodent biologist Julianne Farrell says there's a real risk of a mouse plague this year on Queensland's Darling Downs.

    Julianne Farrell is a rodent biologist who is warning grain farmers to be on the look out for mice in their paddocks as there is the potential for a plague later this year.
  26. Rodent biologist Julianne Farrell says there is the potential for a mouse plague if numbers remain high over winter

  27. Toowoomba South by-election to be held in July

    Voters will go to the polls on July 16 to decide who will replace the LNP's John McVeigh in the Queensland seat of Toowoomba South.

  28. Springborg says he has set up new LNP leader for election success

    Former Queensland opposition leader Lawrence Springborg says recent opinion polls show his efforts over the past 15 months have put new leader Tim Nicholls in an election-winning position.

  29. Bilby fence project in Queensland may hurt nearby wild population

    One of Queensland's highest-profile bilby conservationists is worried a fence project in the Diamantina National Park in the state's far-west could damage populations of the very creatures it is designed to save.

  30. Nicholls considers keeping ousted leader Springborg in Queensland shadow cabinet

    New Queensland Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls says he is not ruling out keeping ousted leader Lawrence Springborg and deputy John-Paul Langbroek on his frontbench.

  31. Roma man jailed for fatally stabbing brother in argument over money

    A Queensland man who pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing his brother during an argument breaks down in the dock as he is jailed for eight years for manslaughter.

  32. Labyrinth board

  33. Finding yourself inside the labyrinth

    A Toowoomba priest hopes an ancient pattern will help people slow down and find focus in a fast-paced world.

  34. Walking the Toowoomba labyrinth

  35. Reverend Penny Jones

  36. Chickpea prices hit record high

  37. Steve Foran from Agrifoods Australia discusses record chickpea prices with Arlie Felton-Taylor

    Arlie Felton-Taylor discusses record chickpea prices with Steve Foran from Agrifoods Australia
  38. Chickpea prices high on back of poor Indian season

    Farmers are expected to rush to plant chickpeas this winter on the back of record high prices.

  39. Outback Qld town develops tourism app

    A south-west Queensland council has created a new app to boost tourism in the region.

  40. New push for changed inland rail route through southern Qld

    The new Mayor of the Southern Downs says she will push for the inland rail route to come closer to Warwick, despite the preferred route heading through Millmerran.

  41. LNP spill meeting underway, crossbenchers back Springborg

    The Liberal National Party begins a meeting to settle the party's leadership, with three crossbenchers urging MPs to support current Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg.

  42. Defence 'slow to respond' to toxic water concerns at army and RAAF bases

    The Defence Department is under pressure to compensate residents living near army and RAAF bases that have contaminated local groundwater with toxic firefighting foam.

  43. Senate report calls for greater regulation of unconventional gas

    The unconventional gas mining interim report is calling for greater regulation of the industry.

  44. Senator Glen Lazarus, industry representative Chris Lamont and landholder Lee McNicholl discuss the Senate inquiry.

    The Senate inquiry into unconventional gas mining has released its interim report, as Queensland Senator Glen Lazarus, gas mining industry representative Chris Lamont and landholder Lee McNicholl discuss.
  45. Call for innovative ways to tackle 'ice' scourge

    Police in south-west Queensland say federal funding to tackle problems associated with the drug 'ice' is much needed.

  46. Who are the Tims wanting the LNP leadership?

    Queensland's Liberal National Party could have a new leader by Friday afternoon, the ABC takes a look at the challengers and the potential deputy.

  47. 82yo ute driver dies after crash with school bus

    An 82-year-old man has died after his ute collided with a school bus at Nobby, south of Toowoomba, in southern Queensland.

  48. Bankruptcy declared for family members linked with failed vegetable processors Bunny Bites

    Creditors of failed vegetable processing business Bunny Bites unlikely to be paid by the former owners, the Brent family, as Sally and Matthew declare bankruptcy.

  49. 'Unelectable' Lawrence Springborg faces threat of leadership spill

    Queensland Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg is facing the threat of a leadership spill as he struggles to capitalise on Labor's weaknesses in a hung parliament.

  50. Backpacker tax and health, concerns for rural Queensland from Federal budget

    Mixed reviews from Queensland farm lobby groups and rural doctors on this year's federal budget.