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Queensland police are cracking down on people who use disabled parking illegally.
The Main Roads Department says it will take more than a month to construct a side track around the site of a truck explosion in south-west Queensland.
A new Australian opera inspired by the resilience and courage of Queenslanders during the 2011 floods will have its debut this week in the state's capital.
A Queensland Indigenous school has hired its own chef to counteract increasing problems with childhood obesity and learning difficulties.
The Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service has disputed Queensland Nurses Union (QNU) figures showing more cuts in the number of health workers.
Almost 100,000 properties across Queensland have been identified as high risk for bushfires, with emergency services urging people to prepare for the season ahead.
A Queensland man who lost his parents in the MH17 disaster says he believes those who caused the plane crash will always deny responsibility.
Authorities have now put diversions in place around the site of last week's truck explosion in south-west Queensland.
A southern Queensland mayor says farmers will welcome further drought assistance if the Federal Government offers it.
New laws introduced in Queensland will change how anti-mining groups and landholders can object to mining projects.
The number of cigarette smokers aged between 25 and 34 rises dramatically in Queensland.
A south-west Queensland Mayor says local businesses will struggle while authorities try to find a traffic diversion around a recent truck explosion.
The Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) says a scheme establishing community-run GP clinics does not deal with the underlying barriers of enticing doctors to rural areas.
A former Queensland school principal thinks politicians need to do more to get youngsters engaged in agriculture.
Investigators have been granted access to the site of a catastrophic truck crash and explosion that injured eight people south of Charleville in south-west Queensland.
The truck driver, two fire officers, and two passers-by remain in hospital with serious injuries, while three other rescue workers were recovering at their homes in Charleville.
Emergency crews have described the scene as "war zone", with the explosion leaving a five-metre-wide crater in the landscape.
A two-kilometre exclusion zone was declared after the truck, carting more than 50 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, crashed and rolled about 10:00pm (AEST) on Friday.
The site of an ammonia truck explosion near Charleville in Queensland's south-west is still too unsafe for authorities to enter, Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) says.
An exclusion zone remains in place at the scene of the blast, which occurred after a truck carting more than 50 tonnes of ammonium nitrate crashed and rolled about 10:00pm (AEST) on Friday.
Eight men, including a police officer and four firefighters, were injured in the blast, which police said was so powerful it "disintegrated" the truck, destroyed two firefighting vehicles and two bridges and blew a hole in the Mitchell Highway.
The Queensland Trucking Association (QTA) said the road damage would cause big problems for the national transport and heavy vehicle industry.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland says new flights to Toowoomba will boost business in the region.
A gas company says the industry is watching as the Queensland Government decides whether to approve an underground coal gasification (UCG) project on the Western Downs.
Parents of a mentally impaired woman convicted of shoplifting say Queensland's laws need to be changed to give magistrates the power to make assessments on intellectual impairments.
Maranoa MP Bruce Scott says some farmers are not claiming the Farm Household Allowance because they are reluctant to go into a Centrelink office.
One of the nation's pioneer women aviators will be remembered at a memorial service in Brisbane today.
A Darling Downs' training provider says new national employment figures highlight how tough it is for young people to get full-time work locally.
A small south-west Queensland town is hoping for a big economic boost today, thanks to travellers heading west.
Police are investigating the cause of a fire at a Lockyer Valley high school.
The Queensland Government wants people to vote on how $30 million will be spent on public transport.
Queensland Health Minister Lawrence Springborg says more than $160 million would be saved if people did not burden hospital emergency departments with minor ailments.
The South Burnett council has moved to support a waste recycling project in Cherbourg.
People living in Queensland's Indigenous communities now have the option of private home and land ownership under new freehold laws.
Investigations are continuing after a truck crash that killed a 50-year-old Proston man yesterday.
A Queensland vet has confirmed that rabies-like viruses can spread to domestic animals following the discovery of two horses that had contracted Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV).
A non-profit group says it wants to create at least 500 jobs for Indigenous people in the Toowoomba region over the next four years.
The Isolated Children's Parents' Association (ICPA) says increasing language studies will be difficult for Queensland's rural and remote schools.
Fire has destroyed a chemical processing factory in the South Burnett overnight.
A system that tracks the number of ambulances on the road at any one time in Queensland has been made public.
The Western Downs Mayor says he wants to ensure mining companies continue to reinvest in the communities they work in.
A tiny town in south-west Queensland is about to get its first treated town water supply.
Farmers say coal seam gas companies are driving dirty equipment onto their properties and spreading weeds that are destroying their livelihoods.
The Lockyer Valley Mayor says the council deserves to get a reasonable slice of new Royalties for the Regions funding.
Nurses at a South Burnett private hospital will stop work today over pay negotiations.
Police say they have few clues to the death of a Hong Kong national killed in an apparent hit-and-run crash two years ago.
Lifeline says it is expecting its new couples counselling service to be popular in southern Queensland.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service says a new facility in Roma officially opening today will help improve patient safety.