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  1. Pregnant woman among three dead in 'horrific' shooting

    A pregnant woman who was among three people killed at a house in Biddeston, near Toowoomba in south-east Queensland, was shot in the head at close range, police say.

  2. Police at house in Biddeston

  3. Three shot dead at Biddeston

  4. Boy, two adults killed in shooting at Toowoomba home

    Three people are dead, including a seven-year-old boy, following a shooting at a house on the Darling Downs, west of Brisbane. A homicide investigation is underway but police say there is no threat to public safety.

  5. Two Queensland nursing homes issued non-compliance notices

    Two southern Queensland aged care facilities run by the Baptist Union of Queensland are facing federal regulatory action in response to abuse and neglect allegations.

  6. Monsanto entomologist Kristen Knight discusses Bollgard III development.

    Entomologist Kristen Knight said Monsanto hopes to have Bollgard III approved in time for the 2016/17 cotton season. Read more.
  7. Monsanto hopes to release new GM cotton variety

    Australian cotton growers could be the first in the world to commercially grow a genetically modified cotton variety called Bollgard III.

  8. Proposed Australia Post changes must not hurt regional post offices says MP

    South-west Queensland MP Bruce Scott says Australia Post needs to find a sustainable model to protect the future of regional post offices.

  9. BOM forecasts the chance of above median rain for March to May.

  10. Queensland's autumn weather to be neutral

    Queensland's autumn weather is predicted to be neutral, with roughly equal chance of the weather being wetter or drier than normal.

  11. Manager of climate predictions at the Bureau of Meteorology Dr Andrew Watkins explains the autumn climate outlook

    Manager of climate predictions at the Bureau of Meteorology Dr Andrew Watkins said there might be an increased chance of above average rainfall in March in southern Queensland. Read more.
  12. Labor confirms commitment to Toowoomba second range crossing

    The Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise in southern Queensland is urging the State Government to ensure the successful builder of the second range crossing uses local contractors during construction.

  13. Drug driving results worry outback Qld police

    Charleville police in south-west Queensland say they are concerned with the results of a weekend campaign to test drivers in the community for drugs.

  14. Man who raped and killed sister near Toowoomba denied parole

    A Queensland man who raped and murdered his sister almost 30 years ago when he was just 17 will stay locked up after failing to persuade a judge he should get parole.

  15. Study hopes to develop better early warning systems for severe storms

    Researchers at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) have begun a study looking at improving the way authorities can predict the severity of storms.

  16. Call for multi-level car parks in Toowoomba CBD

    A Toowoomba business owner in southern Queensland is urging the local council to do more to improve parking facilities in the CBD, saying walk-in trade for many shops has dropped by up to 70 per cent.

  17. Heritage Bank half-yearly profit dips

    Toowoomba-based Heritage Bank has recorded a slight drop in its half-yearly profit results.

  18. Whitsunday MP keen to start new role as north Qld advocate

    The Member for Whitsunday, Jason Costigan, says he is looking forward to his new role as the shadow assistant minister for north Queensland.

  19. Southern Qld councils share in blackspots funding

    Southern Queensland councils will get more than $4.9 million to improve blackspots on local roads.

  20. A dorper sheep a boer goat

  21. Queensland crops benefit from summer rain

    Nicely timed rain has boosted Australia's sorghum crop.

  22. Cyclone Marcia forms off Queensland's coast

    Cyclone Marcia forms off Queensland's coast and is expected to intensify to make landfall as a category two cyclone early on Friday.

  23. Wild weather, flooding predicted along Queensland coast

    Days of wild weather are predicted to buffet the Queensland coast through to the Darling Downs and the south-east this week.

  24. Outback Qld mayor wants 'Minister for the Bush' appointed

    A south-west Queensland mayor says there should be a dedicated MP in the new State Cabinet to look after rural issues.

  25. Queensland's new Labor Cabinet sworn in at Government House

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk's trimmed-down ministry poses for a selfie on the steps of Government House in Brisbane after being officially sworn into office.

  26. Queensland thoroughbred breeder ramps up appeal for families battling drought

    A Queensland thoroughbred breeder ramps up an appeal to raise more money for School of the Air families still battling drought.

  27. Annastacia Palaszczuk invited to form government

    Queensland Labor leader Annastacia Palaszczuk is confirmed as the state's next Premier, with an interim ministry to be sworn in today.

  28. LNP's Ian Rickuss edges out Pauline Hanson to hold Lockyer

    Serial political aspirant Pauline Hanson has failed in her bid to be elected to Queensland's Parliament.

    The One Nation candidate contested the seat of Lockyer, west of Brisbane, but it has been claimed by the LNP's Ian Rickuss.

  29. Labor secures 44 seats, enough to form minority government

    Queensland Labor officially secures 44 seats in the state election, giving it the required number to form a minority government.

  30. Renewable Energy Target Review panel member Dr Brian Fisher discusses fall off in investment in renewables.

    Dr Brian Fisher says the government underestimated decline in demand for electricity, making it difficult for renewable energy companies to find a market for electricity under the RET.
  31. Farm robots will require new start up companies to manufacture them

    A British professor says large farm machinery engineering will be replaced by small start-up companies.

  32. Business chamber fears power price rises 'unsustainable'

    The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland says power price rises in regional areas are unsustainable.

  33. ABARES agricultural commodity manager Peter Collins explains the February Australian crop report

    ABARES agricultural commodity manager Peter Collins says the overall summer crop is back by rainfall has benefited sorghum production. Read more.
  34. Rainfall boosts summer cropping prospects

    Widespread rainfall has improved the prospects for the 2014/15 summer cropping regions in NSW and Queensland.

  35. Dollar and demand drive wool prices up

    Wool prices have seen a decent rally in the past two weeks, with the Eastern Market Indicator reaching 1101 cents a kilogram - its highest point in two years.

  36. Elders northern wool manager Bruce McLeish and Yelarbon sheep and wool producer Leith McColl discuss the rising wool market.

    Elders northern wool manager Bruce McLeish and Yelarbon sheep and wool producer Leith McColl are pleased to see an improved wool market. Read more.
  37. Call to provide sweet relief to drought-stricken Queenslanders

    Help is being sought from city families as part of the Baked Relief campaign to assist drought-affected rural communities in Queensland.

  38. Toowoomba engineering firm to axe up to 50 jobs

    A Toowoomba-based engineering firm in southern Queensland says it expects its workforce to remain stable, despite having to let up to 50 employees go.

  39. Hawaii bee project has lessons for Australia

    The US state of Hawaii is using selective breeding to win the war against the destructive varroa mite, which is crippling honey bee populations around the world.

  40. Motel owner wants mine camps closed amid 'struggling' housing market

    A Western Downs' motel owner in southern Queensland has called for mining camps in the region to be shut down.

  41. South Burnett council eyes airport economic benefits

    The chairman of the Wide Bay Burnett Regional Organisation of Councils in southern Queensland says he understands why the South Burnett council is planning to change its economic policy to focus more on the Darling Downs.

    The council had traditionally aligned itself with the economy of the Wide Bay-Burnett but said the new Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport, near Toowoomba, presented more economic opportunities for the South Burnett.

  42. Darling Downs chicken farm

  43. Darling Downs' economy tipped to grow by $10b

    The Regional Australia Institute predicts the Darling Downs' economy in southern Queensland will grow by $10 billion over the next 15 years.

  44. Business confidence fears aired amid Qld election result uncertainty

    The Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce and Industry in southern Queensland says the uncertain state election result could affect business confidence.

  45. Pauline Hanson takes lead in count of Lockyer seat

    One Nation leader Pauline Hanson may be set for a political comeback, as she leads the Queensland election count in the seat of Lockyer by more than 300 votes.

  46. USQ Government and Economics lecturers Geoff Cockfield discusses the political implications for the swinging vote.

    USQ Government and Economics lecturers Geoff Cockfield says a volatile swinging vote could lead to timid politics. Read more
  47. Politics Professor says weaker party allegiance could create timid politicians

    Weaker voter allegiance to the major political parties and a volatile swing vote could see political leaders become more timid according to a politics professor.

  48. LNP candidate says Warrego count too close to call

    The LNP candidate for Warrego, Ann Leahy, says she will be keeping herself busy as she waits for the final count of the south-west Queensland seat.

  49. Sausages sizzle as Queenslanders cast ballots

    As democracy runs its course, thousands of volunteers are manning sausage sizzles and cake stalls at schools and town halls across Queensland.

  50. KAP President Shane Paulger, Qld PUP Leader John Bjelke-Petersen and Southern Downs Greens Candidate Elizabeth Ure discuss agriculture policies

    KAP President Shane Paulger, Qld PUP Leader John Bjelke-Petersen and Southern Downs Greens Candidate Elizabeth Ure discuss agriculture policies. Read more.