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  1. Pilot dies in helicopter crash at remote Queensland property

    A man is killed in a helicopter crash about 80 kilometres north of Mitchell, in south-west Queensland.

  2. Salvos say high rental costs hurting regional Queenslanders

    The Salvation Army says an increasing number of regional Queenslanders are seeking help from the charity for basic goods because of the high cost of housing.

  3. Arrest made in gallstone theft

    Arrest made in gallstone theft
  4. Man arrested after cattle gallstone heist

    Police have arrested a 35-year-old man in relation to the theft of valuable cattle gallstones from a southern Queensland meat processor.

  5. FIFO inquiry submissions reveal social impacts

    Family breakdown, fatigue and the loss of communities have featured heavily in submissions to a parliamentary inquiry into 100 per cent fly-in, fly-out work practices.

  6. Indigenous health monitoring trial gets thumbs up

    A pilot project using computer tablets to help elderly Indigenous people keep track of their health has been hailed a success.

  7. Teens charged over fast-food store hold-up

    Police have charged two teenage boys over the attempted armed robbery of a fast-food retailer in Toowoomba, in southern Queensland, late last week.

  8. Cost of registering a vehicle in Queensland set to rise again

    Queensland, already the most expensive place in Australia to own a car, will raise vehicle registration fees again on July 1, with the State Opposition accusing the Government of treating motorists as cash cows.

  9. Australian cotton tarpaulins

    Australian cotton tarpaulins are being used to provide shelter for Vanuatu families in the wake of Cyclone Pam.
  10. Outback Cunnamulla works towards forming community vision

    The first steps have been taken to create a community vision for Cunnamulla in south-west Queensland.

  11. Historic Millmerran train station to get facelift

    Millmerran's old train station, in southern Queensland, is about to be revamped.

  12. Meth lab clean-ups in public housing cost Queenslanders $600k

    Cleaning up meth labs set up in public housing costs the Queensland Government more than $600,000 over three years.

  13. Blockade threatened to stop Kingaroy private hospital closure

    The South Burnett Mayor has threatened to blockade a private hospital in southern Queensland to prevent it from closing next month.

  14. ABC Rural's Jodie Gunders put together this report

    ABC Rural's Jodie Gunders speaks with Jo Sheppard and Kevin Norman
  15. Food innovation touted as southern Queensland's next boom industry

    Food Leaders Australia launches with ambitions to make southern Queensland "the silicon valley of food innovation".

  16. Laidley nursing home to fight regulator's sanctions in court

    Aged care operator Carinity begins legal action challenging the findings of a government audit of Karinya nursing home at Laidley in Queensland's Lockyer Valley.

  17. Teen who joined terror group radicalised online: Islamic leader

    The Queensland teenager suspected of joining an Al Qaeda-linked terror group did not form strong bonds with the local Muslim community, an Islamic leader says.

  18. Queensland teenager flees country, joins Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria

    An 18-year-old from Toowoomba becomes the latest Australian to join a terrorist group in the Middle East, travelling to Syria to link up with an Al Qaeda-linked group.

  19. Charleville airport upgrade takes off with $2.3m

    A south-west Queensland mayor says a $2.3 million upgrade to the Charleville airport will be a significant boost to the town's economy.

  20. Toowoomba council abandons plans to move bat colony

    There are still divisions in the Toowoomba Regional Council in southern Queensland about how to deal with a flying fox colony that is living in a popular city park.

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  22. Wide Bay MPs say backpacker tax ensures fairer system

    A Wide Bay MP in southern Queensland says the higher taxes for backpackers outlined in the latest federal budget will make the tax system fairer.

  23. Queensland a budget loser on key services, State Treasurer says

    Queensland suffers cuts to health and education funding in the federal budget, and stands to lose more down the track, according to State Treasurer Curtis Pitt.

  24. Plea for federal budget to boost regional business confidence

    Southern Queensland business leaders say they want certainty the Federal Government will follow through on measures announced in tonight's budget.

  25. New Grantham flood inquiry begins

    A new inquiry starts today into the deadly floods that ravaged the town of Grantham in southern Queensland's Lockyer Valley.

  26. KAP warns against abolishing more Qld regional electorates

    Katter's Australian Party has called on the Queensland Government to ensure regional electorates are not abolished because of growth in the south-east.

  27. Aboriginal woman shares her culture through the stars

    When Shelly Gaulton was growing up in the western Queensland town of Charleville she says she was embarrassed to call herself Aboriginal.

  28. Second man charged over Toowoomba stabbing murder

    Police have charged a second man over a murder on southern Queensland's Darling Downs three years ago.

  29. Arlie Felton-Taylor speaks with pulse trader Rob Brealey about the surge in chickpea prices

    Pulse Trader Rob Brealey says a failure of the Indian crop is behind very high prices for chickpeas in Australia.
  30. Pulse Trader, Rob Brealey says the high prices mean more growers will contemplate growing chickpeas this winter.

  31. Chickpea rally could see colossal planting of the pulse

    A massive rally in the price of the chickpeas is set to encourage more planting this winter.

  32. Coal downturn cost cutting makes industry more sustainable says QRC

    The Queensland Resources Council says the downturn in the state's coal sector could start to ease within about a year.

  33. Fight on to save Kingaroy private hospital

    The South Burnett Mayor in southern Queensland says he is optimistic he can find a solution to prevent the closure of the local private hospital.

  34. Darling Downs region in Queensland fattest in the nation: Heart Foundation report

    The Darling Downs has the fattest population in Australia and four other Queensland regions are not far behind, according to a new report.

  35. Queensland wine shortage flagged after bad weather damages vineyards

    Grape growers in southern Queensland have wrapped up a season blighted by bad weather which has damaged up to 90 per cent of some crops.

  36. Report finds two Burnett towns among nation's lowest income earners

    A new report has found the Burnett towns of Proston and Mundubbera, in southern Queensland, have some of the country's lowest income earners.

  37. Toowoomba council urged to support review into proposal for new shire

    A group wanting to create a new shire on the Darling Downs, in southern Queensland, will hold talks with the Toowoomba Regional Council today to get support for a review into the proposal.

  38. Campbell Newman drops Alan Jones defamation lawsuit

    Former Queensland premier Campbell Newman drops a defamation claim against radio presenter Alan Jones, lodged during the January state election campaign.

  39. Call for farming families to be included in nanny subsidies trial

    The Isolated Children's Parents' Association is urging the Federal Government ensure farming families are included in a trial of subsidised child care provided by nannies.

  40. Queenslanders warned to brace for flooding rain as potential east coast low develops

    South-east Queenslanders are being warned to prepare for flooding over the next few days, with the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) predicting up to 400 millimetres of rain in coastal areas.

  41. Queensland strawberry growers take crops to cooler Granite Belt climate

    Strawberry crops are joining grape and apple crops in southern Queensland as growers work to overcome tough market conditions and establish a year-round supply of the berries.

  42. New youth mental health service opens in Toowoomba

    A new youth mental health service has begun operating in Toowoomba in southern Queensland.

  43. Strawberries could be more expensive this season due to hot weather

    Complications during south-east Queensland's strawberry planting season could see the harvest get off to a slow start, which growers hope will translate into steady, higher seasonal prices.

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. Bigger crowds tipped for southern Qld Anzac centenary commemorations

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

  47. Lifeline opens Roma Family Connect office

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

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

  49. 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.
  50. 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.