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  1. More arrests tipped in police crackdown on bikies

    Toowoomba police say they have made more than 200 arrests since the start of a crackdown on outlaw motorcycle gangs.

  2. Female mayors and council CEOs remain low, conference told

    Only 21 per cent of mayors in Australia are female and 7 per cent are chief executive officers, the Australian Local Government Women's Association conference in Queensland has heard.

  3. ADF probes impact of Oakey air base chemical use on local bore water

    The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has told landholders near its Darling Downs air base not to drink bore water as it tests what impact firefighting chemicals have had on local aquifers.

  4. Insurer cuts Roma premiums after flood levee work

    Queensland's biggest insurer says it is cutting insurance premiums for customers in Roma because the risk of natural disasters affecting the town has dropped.

  5. Aquifer interconnectivity trial on the Darling Downs

    It's been described as a 'confronting sight' but a drill site on southern Queensland's Darling Downs is there for research.

  6. Rates to rise 3.5pc in Maranoa council budget

    The Maranoa Mayor says gas companies will foot the bill for many of the region's road upgrades.

  7. WWI ‘recruitment march’ to recreate call to arms

    A historical society west of Brisbane is recreating the call to arms that prompted hundreds of local men to go to war a century ago.

  8. Queensland wine and vinegar producer Ian Henderson explains the new Australian Grape and Wine Authority

    Board member Ian Henderson explains how the new Australian Grape and Wine Authority will work.
  9. Vinegar producer on new wine industry board

    A southern Queensland vinegar producer has been appointed to the newly formed Australian Grape and Wine Authority.

  10. Bulloo council offers flood repair work to neighbouring Paroo council

    Two councils in drought-affected south-west Queensland are working together to keep local jobs.

  11. Forum to discuss declining number of women in local govt

    The organiser of a women in local government conference says more women need to put their hand up to run in elections.

  12. Academic urges changes to anti-bikie laws

    A University of Southern Queensland academic says the State Government needs to make big changes to its anti-bikie legislation.

  13. DDAFL offers support to injured Lockyer Valley Demons' player

    The Darling Downs AFL (DDAFL) says it is supporting the family of a young player who collapsed during a weekend game.

  14. Fears for Qld jobs amid report on rising LNG prices

    The Australian Industry Group says a new report shows thousands of manufacturing jobs could be lost if the domestic need for liquefied natural gas (LNG) is ignored.

  15. State asset sales 'crucial' to funding new Kingaroy Hospital

    Queensland Health Minister Lawrence Springborg says the funding for a new $70 million hospital at Kingaroy largely depends on the sale of state assets.

  16. Outback tourism group keen to track down more tourists

    The Outback Queensland Tourism Association (OQTA) is hoping new technology will help boost tourist numbers next year.

  17. Malaysia Airlines: Roger and Jill Guard

  18. Roger and Jill Guard at Brisbane Airport

    Roger and Jill Guard leaving for their European holiday at Brisbane Airport on 1 June, 2014.
  19. Roger and Jill Guard at Brisbane Airport

    Roger and Jill Guard leaving for their European holiday at Brisbane Airport on 1 June, 2014.
  20. Doors open on revamped Charleville RSL club

    A south-west Queensland RSL club says a massive refurbishment of the facility will help restore confidence in the region.

  21. Yowah population grows for gem of a festival

    The population of a tiny south-west Queensland town will swell later today, with hundreds of visitors arriving for a celebration of opals.

  22. New Murweh council CEO keen to establish more infrastructure

    The new CEO of the Murweh Shire Council says he will be focusing on the development of new infrastructure for the region but flood projects have been finished.

  23. Mayor wants more equity for rural councils in federal grants formula

    A south-west Queensland mayor says there should be a change in the way Financial Assistance Grants are calculated to give rural councils equity.

  24. South-west Qld the state's melanoma hotspot

    New research reveals south-west Qld has the state’s highest proportion of melanoma cases. 

  25. Business chamber says store closures no reflection on Charleville

    The Charleville Chamber of Commerce says the closure of two major retailers in the town has nothing to do with the town or the drought.

  26. Balonne council budget includes Bollon flood levee funds

    The Balonne Shire Council says it has secured funding for a flood levee for Bollon.

  27. Lockyer Valley ratepayers spared general rates rise

    Lockyer Valley Mayor Steve Jones says there will be no general rates rise for residents this year.

  28. Murweh council budget delivers arts centre boost

    More than $500,000 has been allocated to Charleville's new cultural and arts centre.

  29. Outback mayor laments Crazy Clarks closure

    Longreach Mayor Joe Owens says he is hopeful another retailer will replace a discount store set to close its doors this week.

  30. Kingsthorpe man to front court accused of fatal cyclist hit-run

    A Kingsthorpe man is due to face court today charged over the alleged hit-and-run death of a well-known veterinarian earlier this year.

  31. Missing man's body found in dam

    Police will prepare a prepare a report for the coroner after finding the body of an elderly man in Cooby Dam, north of Toowoomba.

  32. MP says delayed FIFO report may be out of date

    A central Queensland federal MP says a controversial Federal Government report on fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers still has not been considered, 18 months after being tabled.

  33. Company to take on NJ Contracting staff after administrators called in

    Administrators say the future for 110 employees at a southern inland contracting company is safe, despite it losing a major contract.

  34. Missing grandfather feared drowned

    The search has resumed for a 73-year-old man feared drowned at Cooby Dam, north of Toowoomba, in southern Queensland.

  35. Queensland vegetable farmer Troy Qualifchefski is exporting vegetables to Asia

    Queensland vegetable farmer Troy Qualifchefski says there are lots of opportunities in Asia for Australian vegetable farmers
  36. Vegetables to Asia after Reverse trade mission

    Vegetables have started flowing to Asian countries after an industry event in far north Queensland, which linked up producers with Asian buyers.

  37. Charleville council keen to make up for lost retailers

    A south-west Queensland mayor says his council has written to 20 big retailers to try and entice them to the community.

  38. Carbon Energy keen to begin commercial operations at UCG plant

    A gas company says residents and landholders have nothing to fear about its decision to expand operations.

  39. Mineral and Energy Resources Bill to stop vexatious complaints: QRC

    The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has hit out at environmental groups protesting against a new bill before State Parliament.

  40. Huge class action over Brisbane floods to begin

    Australia's largest ever class action is set to start today on behalf of victims of the floods that devastated Brisbane in January 2011.

    The ABC understands lawyers of affected residents and businesses will claim the operators of Wivenhoe Dam are liable for a huge compensation bill.

    During the floods more than 2,000 homes in Brisbane and Ipswich were swamped and thousands more homes and businesses were affected.

  41. Barnaby Joyce weighs-in on sugar marketing

    Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce says sugar farmers opinions should be listened to
  42. Sugar marketing not a Federal matter: Joyce

    Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has raised the prospect of stronger competition laws to protect cane growers in a battle with millers over future marketing arrangements for export sugar.

  43. Drought blamed for boosting Rural Financial Counselling Service demand

    The head of the Rural Financial Counselling Service says a sharp rise in clients shows just how bad the drought is.

  44. Teen dies in road crash near Chinchilla

    It has been a busy weekend for emergency crews in southern Queensland with a number of serious accidents, including a fatal crash.

  45. ICPA fears continued decline in distance education enrolments

    The Isolated Children's Parents' Association (ICPA) says a drop in distance education enrolment numbers is an ongoing concern.

  46. Scenic Rim Shire delivers budget with 3.3pc rate rise

    Rates are going up by 3.3 per cent in the Scenic Rim Shire west of the Gold Coast.

  47. Some New Acland Mine workers face pay cut from reduced hours: union

    A union says some employees will lose up to $20,000 as a result of changes to shifts at a Darling Downs coal mine.

  48. Weather patterns falling in line with El Nino forecast

    More weather patterns are emerging to reinforce the Bureau of Meteorology's prediction of at least a 70 per cent chance of an El Nino weather pattern developing in Spring 2014.

  49. Qld Govt asked to fund new $70m Kingaroy hospital

    A formal request for a new hospital at Kingaroy has been made to the Queensland Government.

  50. Kullilli people celebrate Native Title determination

    The Federal Court has formally recognised the Kullilli people as the traditional owners of 32,000 square kilometres of land in south west Queensland.