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  1. Lockyer catchment scores 'D' on Healthy Waterways Report Card

    A conservation group has given the Lockyer catchment, in southern Queensland, a 'D' health rating.

  2. Tender process to address Toowoomba second range crossing design concerns: Seeney

    Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney says the tendering process will iron out any flaws in the design of the Toowoomba second range crossing.

  3. Labor pledges to end approval of 100pc FIFO mines

    The Queensland Opposition Leader has announced a Labor government would not approve any more major resource projects that are entirely reliant on fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers.

  4. Mixed message on latest SEQ waterways report card

    The latest Healthy Waterways report shows drought has hit freshwater catchments in south-east Queensland.

  5. GP group says doctors to get more say under Primary Health Networks

    A Darling Downs' GP group has welcomed new changes to primary health care.

  6. Truckie dies in crash near Marlborough

    A 45-year-old truck driver is dead after his semi-trailer overturned north of Rockhampton.

  7. Rising education costs 'crippling' remote communities

    An education lobby group says families are being driven away from small towns because government support is not keeping pace with the rising costs of boarding school.

  8. Toowoomba bypass bidders expected to call on local businesses

    A southern Queensland business group says it believes foreign bidders for the Toowoomba bypass project will rely heavily on local subcontractors and suppliers.

  9. Queensland schools 'will lose billions in federal revenue'

    Queensland schools are set to take a $4 billion hit to their revenues over the next decade due to cuts announced in the federal budget in May, according to the state's education department.

    Education Queensland's analysis, obtained by the ABC in a Right to Information request, revealed Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek was advised that over the 10 years from 2014, state schools would be $1.66 billion worse off.

    Non-government schools fared worse, with cuts totalling $2.284 billion.

    The revenue reduction formed part of $80 billion in savings announced by the Federal Government in the areas of health and education.

  10. Hope for 'high-tech' early warning scheme to spare Oakey future flood pain

    The Toowoomba Regional Council says a new warning system, and community support, should help the town of Oakey avoid a repeat of the January 2011 floods that caused millions of dollars of damage.

  11. Rehab clinic cites rise in patients using 'ice'

    A Darling Downs' rehabilitation centre says it is seeing a huge spike in patients using the drug 'ice'.

  12. Residents fear coal mining imminent in Brisbane Valley

    Brisbane Valley locals fear coal mining is imminent in valuable farming land following recent amendments to mining laws.

  13. Minister rejects push to allow pet rabbits in Qld

    The Queensland Government has rejected calls to make pet rabbits legal, with Agriculture Minister John McVeigh saying two online petitions and a campaign calling for pet bunnies to be approved will fall on deaf ears.

  14. Skytrans laments loss of subsidised air routes

    A regional airliner says it is disappointed to have lost three subsidised air routes in regional Queensland.

  15. Bypass to make Beaudesert 'customer and visitor friendly'

    A Scenic Rim business group says a new bypass around the town of Beaudesert is a win for the community.

  16. More gas won't combat climate change

    Increased use of gas around the world is not the answer to climate change, as the fuel will just replace cleaner energy sources, according to a new international study.

  17. BA Economics managing director Dr Brian Fisher discussing new research on how gas impacts on climate change

    BA Economics managing director Brian Fisher says making policy to combat climate change is more complex than people think. read more here
  18. Maranoa Mayor backs renewed QantasLink contract

    The Maranoa Mayor says the council was right to reject increased competition on the air route servicing the town of Roma.

  19. Forum puts spotlight on rural telehealth

    The organiser of a major telehealth conference in Toowoomba says some workers still need to be convinced about the benefits of the practice.

  20. Rex to take over five regional air routes

    Regional Express (Rex) is set to take over more subsidised air routes in regional Queensland next year.

  21. Toowoomba chamber shrugs off falling business confidence

    The Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce and Industry says the region's economic diversity should help it withstand further economic shocks.

  22. Number of workers on CSG export projects tipped to fall

    A resources company executive expects the number of people working on Queensland's coal seam gas (CSG) export projects to drop drastically over the next 12 months.

  23. Hope for dig to unearth more Drayton history

    Archaeologists are hoping to discover more hidden gems at a dig at a Darling Downs icon this week.

  24. Irrigators in the Macquarie look again at hemp

    Farmers in the NSW central west are taking another look at hemp as an alternative to growing cotton.

  25. Newman accused of 'demonising' solar for asset worth

    The Australian Solar Council says the Queensland Premier is trying to demonise solar power to boost the value of electricity assets ahead of their privatisation.

  26. Woman tied up in Toowoomba home invasion

    Police are appealing to the public for help in finding two women who robbed another woman in Toowoomba on the weekend.

  27. ADF asked to pay for health tests amid Oakey chemical contamination fears

    Health tests will be conducted on residents who live near the scene of a potential chemical contamination on southern Queensland's Darling Downs.

  28. Charleville chamber says business picking up since sidetrack opening

    A business group says Charleville's tourism sector has been boosted with the opening of a major road into the town.

  29. Mental Health Week looks to overcome stigmas

    A mental health worker in south-west Queensland says people need to start looking at mental heath problems as an illness.

  30. Political analyst predicts PUP woes to benefit LNP

    A political analyst says the LNP in southern Queensland will benefit from the fragmentation of the Palmer United Party (PUP).

  31. Minister pledges support to continue Warrego Highway revamp

    The Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister says the department will continue to upgrade the Warrego Highway west of Toowoomba.

  32. Army, emergency services use exercise to test plane crash response

    Residents of the Toowoomba suburb of Mount Lofty are being urged not to panic if they hear sirens and see smoke today.

  33. New York helps sort Queensland's digital history

    Volunteers from across the country and overseas are helping organise Queensland's digital history through a new community project.

  34. Southern Qld put on fire danger alert

    Fire authorities are warning of a heightened fire danger across southern Queensland today and for the rest of the week.

  35. 'Diabolical trouble' afoot for parched Paroo Shire

    The Mayor of the Paroo Shire Council in south-western Queensland says the region faces "diabolical trouble" and needs more government assistance.

  36. Mitchell Highway truck sidetrack sees 'Charleville open to business'

    A south-west Queensland mayor says a new heavy vehicle sidetrack on the Mitchell Highway will help boost the local economy.

  37. Unions protest as cabinet discusses asset privatisation

    Protesters are voicing their opposition to asset privatisation as the Queensland Government Cabinet discusses the issue in Brisbane.

  38. Pedestrian hit by ute at Wellcamp dies

    A 29-year-old man who was hit by a ute, west of Toowoomba on Saturday night, has died in hospital.

  39. Second side track opens around truck blast site near Charleville

    A second side track off the Mitchell Highway near Charleville is now open, making the route accessible to heavy trucks for the first time since a catastrophic accident last month.

  40. Heart of Australia project founder, Dr Rolf Gomes

  41. Heart of Australia project founder, Dr Rolf Gomes

  42. Cardiology service hits the road in regional Queensland

    An Australian-first project will see a mobile cardiology 'clinic on wheels' start rolling in Queensland.

  43. Wendy Bates

  44. Put up or shut up: Clive's message to Queenslanders

    Clive Palmer has told Queenslanders they should either "put up or shut up" when it comes to a federal inquiry into the State Government.

  45. Southern Qld players lace up for NRL grand final

    Southern Queensland will be well represented in this weekend's National Rugby League (NRL) grand final.

  46. Wildlife volunteers scour Qld bushland for glider marsupials

    Efforts are underway to protect marsupial gliders in south-east Queensland as they face a range of threats and a loss of habitat.

  47. The Ag in the Asian Century conference is exploring the export potential of southern Queensland produce.

    Michelle Cristoe, executive director of the Australian Horticultural Exporters Association; Shane Charles, chief executive officer, Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise; and John Wagner from Wagner Global Services discuss the potential for southern Queensland produce in the Asian market. READ MORE.
  48. Organic poultry producer Katrina Hobbs and the Australian Chamber of Commerce's Ben Lyons discuss Asian trade with Craig Zonca.

    Shanghai based Ben Lyons from the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Katrina Hobbs from Inglewood Poultry Farm agree that a long-term view needs to be taken when building relationships with Asian partners. READ MORE
  49. New solar feed-in tariffs promise fairer power pricing: competition authority

    The Queensland Competition Authority says new solar feed-in tariffs for regional areas will make electricity pricing fairer for all customers.

  50. National Police Remembrance Day: Song pays tribute to police 'courage and dedication'

    A Queensland police Inspector says he hopes a song he wrote will remind the community of the sacrifices officers make.