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  1. A long-kept secret to keeping grass green helps Bob and Val Ford take out the gardening competition at Toowoomba's Carnival of Flowers for the second year in a row.

  2. Objections to the development of large-scale poultry farms are becoming increasingly vocal among land owners in the Scenic Rim region, south-west of Brisbane.

  3. The Pokemon Go concept has arrived on farm in a new augmented reality app.

  4. Australia's record chickpea crop is in jeopardy after heavy rain in some key cropping areas.

  5. More Queensland doctors and nurses will use body-worn cameras, CCTV cameras will be upgraded and more security officers will be hired to reduce physical and verbal violence against health workers.

  6. A mild and wet winter in the garden city means many plants flowered early, but gardeners have still put on a colourful show for Toowoomba's annual Carnival of Flowers.

  7. A Queensland doctor dealing with the fallout from a defence base contamination issue says claims the contaminant causes serious health effects are a "myth", despite warnings to avoid it.

  8. The Oakey Meatworks on Queensland's Darling Downs is using Australian-first technology to take wastewater from the processing floor and use it to partly power its own plant.

  9. A State Government deal to give police extensive access to Queensland Rail security cameras earns the ire of the Council for Civil Liberties.

  10. Workers at more than 170 construction sites across Queensland hoist flags in support of a suicide prevention campaign that aims to get men on building sites talking to one another about how they are coping with life.

  11. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency announces a $92 million investment in 12 new solar power plants it says will triple Australia's large-scale solar power production.

  12. A steam train dubbed the Dawnie Express, after Olympic swimming legend Dawn Fraser, has left Brisbane without her on board.

  13. Dairy farmers hope for higher milk prices and an end to supermarket power with an effects test but Labor warns regional consumers will suffer.

  14. Queensland police officers do not have the right to remain silent during internal disciplinary investigations, the Court of Appeal finds in a landmark legal case.

  15. A dancer from the outback Queensland town of Charleville has overcome years of bullying and will perform in a Los Angeles stage show later this month.

  16. The Department of Defence says residents who live near the Oakey Aviation Base in south-west Queensland are likely to have ingested a range of toxic chemicals associated with firefighting foam.

  17. Queensland's industrial relations system will be set back a century if new laws for the public sector are passed later this year, the Local Government Association says.

  18. The Queensland Government could be liable for a $150 million class action by farmers after an underground coal gasification project allegedly caused serious environmental damage.

  19. Jack Asis, who credits the sport for saving his life, thanks his supporters at an emotional press conference in Toowoomba.

  20. Liquidators of the failed Linc Energy project are ordered to hand over insurance documents to a farmer who is part of a $150 million class action against the company.

  21. The Palaszczuk Government is moving to make Easter Sunday a public holiday in Queensland from next year, with Employment Minister Grace Grace saying most people assume it already is.

  22. Maximum sentences for child exploitation and drug crimes will be increased in Queensland under an overhaul of anti-gang laws to be introduced into Parliament.

  23. One of Queensland's richest men, Neill Wagner, is handed a $1,000 fine for landing his helicopter in a Brisbane park.

  24. A 16-year-old South Australian boy has been charged with child abduction over the disappearance of a baby that prompted Queensland police to issue an Amber Alert yesterday morning.

  25. Queensland police find a 10-month-old baby girl who went missing from a Sunshine Coast residence this morning.

  26. A Queensland scientist discovers 11 new species of trapdoor spider lurking on mountains and in forests around the state.

  27. Australia is finally cleared to resume live cattle exports to Japan after a three-month ban is lifted.

  28. Two semi-retired teachers from Toowoomba make a change of a very different kind.

  29. Investigations continue into the impact of toxic firefighting chemicals at 36 airports across the country, Airservices Australia says.

  30. The Queensland Government decreases land valuations on almost 30 properties near a contaminated aviation base on the Darling Downs after a public backlash.

  31. A rural Queensland rugby league club says crowd numbers are up and fewer players have quit since a random drug testing policy was introduced at the beginning of the year.

  32. A man aged in his 50s is found dead after fire destroys a house on Queensland's Darling Downs.

  33. Nine-year-old Will Reimann from Toowoomba is set to take on the best at the Pokemon World Championship

  34. Several Indigenous families in south-western Queensland face losing their homes after the Federal Government approves the sale of their rental properties.

  35. A second teenager who suffered "catastrophic" burns at an allegedly unsupervised party west of Brisbane is suing for $6 million.

  36. Queensland astronomers will join the search for life on other planets with plans to build six telescopes on a remote Darling Downs property, west of Brisbane.

  37. Those living in the most disadvantaged communities are twice as likely to be hospitalised for a heart condition than those from affluent areas, with the NT and Queensland having the highest rates of admissions, Heart Foundation research shows.

  38. Queensland's environment department drops its pursuit of a power station contractor that stores tonnes of coal by-product in sheds, instead finding the company is not breaking the law.

  39. A small flock of sheep helps University of Queensland scientists reduce operating costs at Australia's largest solar research facility west of Brisbane.

  40. Communities need to take stronger action to reduce acts of violence, says a Queensland man whose teenage granddaughter Jayde Kendall was killed last year.

  41. A Queensland farmer whose property adjoins the failed Linc Energy UCG project is hoping the Supreme Court will force the company liquidator to hand over its insurance policy so she can determine whether it is financially viable to launch a class action for damages.

  42. A Queensland wildlife management academic ponders what it would take to get wild dogs onto dinner plates overseas, and create a new export industry.

  43. On the Darling Downs farm Ken and Ruth Burton call home lies the story of how their son Chris came to be a Rio bronze medallist equestrian.

  44. Oakey residents inside a groundwater contamination zone are stunned by a rate increase despite their land being unusable.