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  1. 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.

  2. 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.
  3. Minor parties present agriculture policies

    Tactics rather than policy have dominated this year's Queensland election with agriculture commentators saying farming issues have largely been sidelined.

  4. Arrow's LNG plant "off the table"

    Royal Dutch Shell global chief executive Ben van Beurden says the company will be slowing down on new developments.

  5. Toowoomba North may be 'bellwether seat'

    A political analyst, Geoff Cockfield, says Toowoomba North, in southern Queensland, could be a crucial seat in tomorrow's state election.

  6. Catholic Church buys Toowoomba South State School site

    The Catholic Church has bought the site of Toowoomba's oldest school, the Toowoomba South State School in southern Queensland.

  7. Man accused of torching Granite Belt house

    Police have charged a man over a house fire on southern Queensland's Granite Belt.

  8. Police guard Toowoomba house amid chemicals scare

    A home in Toowoomba on southern Queensland's Darling Downs remains under police guard after chemicals capable of making explosives were allegedly found.

  9. Rural parents and students talk about the journey back to start school after summer

    Wendy Hick, a station owner in North West Queensland, says dropping her son Zach at boarding school in Toowoomba is always a tough time for the family. Zach Hick and fellow Year 12 student Megan Mason, from Birdsville, also explain what it's like to head back to school after spending Christmas in the bush.
  10. Toowoomba residents rally support for Islamic community after mosque attack

    About 100 people have gathered to show their support for Toowoomba's Islamic community after the attempted fire-bombing of a mosque in the southern Queensland city.

  11. Queensland students urged to bring laptops, tablets to school

    More Queensland families are feeling the pinch, with students being urged to bring their own tablets and laptops to school.

  12. Attempted arson of Toowoomba mosque could have been 'catastrophic'

    Detectives investigating the attempted arson of a mosque at Toowoomba west of Brisbane say the fire could have been catastrophic had it taken hold.

  13. No guarantees on projects if electorates snub LNP: Newman

    Campbell Newman says he cannot guarantee the Liberal National Party's big spending promises, even those with bipartisan support, if the party wins government but not the seat a project is in.

  14. The LNP's John McVeigh and Labor's Anthony Lynham debate biosecurity, wild dogs and land use

    As the Queensland election campaign draws to a close, the LNP's John McVeigh and Labor's Anthony Lynham join the Queensland Country Hour to debate policies on biosecurity, wild dogs and land use. Read more.
  15. Few answers and little money for Queensland farmers in election campaign

    Queensland farmers may be feeling short changed in the state election campaign, with few commitments for the sector from either of the major parties.

  16. Queensland political parties discuss agriculture policy ahead of state election

    The major political parties in Queensland have found common ground, with both the Liberal National Party and Labor promising that agriculture is a high priority.

  17. Queensland election 2015: What Queensland's 37-year-olds want

    As Queensland heads to the polls at the end of the month, 37-year-olds from around the state reveal what they would do if they were premier.

  18. Dana Stephens would like a law introduced to enforce politicians' pre-election promises

  19. Picnic Point flagpole Toowoomba

  20. Regional Queenslanders worried about downturn of state economy

    The majority of regional Queenslanders believe the state's economy has taken a turn for the worse in the past year, according to the latest results from Vote Compass.

  21. Centacare urges parties to boost welfare funding

    The head of a Toowoomba welfare agency in southern Queensland says he wants to see the major parties commit more funds to the sector ahead of next week's state election.

  22. Toowoomba Railway Parklands project tipped to benefit bigger builders

    The Master Builders Association (MBA) says the Railway Parklands project in Toowoomba, in southern Queensland, may not be a jobs bonanza for local builders.

  23. Labor to repeal Queensland Vegetation Management Amendments

    Queensland's Labor opposition leader has refused requests to expand on her promise to reintroduce stricter tree clearing laws and water allocation controls, if her party is re-elected in the upcoming state election.

  24. Toowoomba council accused of being LNP-centric

    A new southern Queensland community group is urging voters to put the LNP last at this month's state election because it believes the Toowoomba Regional Council is too closely aligned to the State Government.

  25. Queensland wild weather to continue with floods, thunderstorms forecast

    Severe storms were forecast for large parts of central Queensland overnight after separate cells battered townships west of Brisbane Tuesday afternoon.

  26. Queensland election: the needs, wants and desires from agriculture lobby groups

    What issue will decide the votes of regional Queenslanders in 2015?

  27. Qld drowning figures worry water safety group

    A not-for-profit water safety foundation says it is extremely concerned there have been seven drowning deaths in Queensland waterways since Christmas.

  28. 'No daylight saving', regional Qld tells state's south-east: Vote Compass

    The ABC's Vote Compass finds Queensland is split on whether to bring in daylight saving.

  29. Search on for woman missing from Atkinson Dam caravan park

    A search will resume today for a woman who went missing from a dam in the Somerset region over the weekend.

  30. Charleville truck explosion firefighters to get bravery gongs

    Four firefighters injured in a truck explosion in south-west Queensland last year will be honoured at a ceremony in Charleville today.

  31. Toowoomba locals Jason and Jenny Le Dilly in their family home, January, 2015

  32. Voters voice their local election issues

    A look at the election issues that matter to Queensland voters.

  33. Woman critical after Hatton Vale Warrego Highway crash

    A woman is in a critical condition after a crash on the Warrego Highway in the Lockyer Valley, west of Brisbane.

  34. Toowoomba substation revamp to power Grand Central shopping redevelopment

    The Queensland Government has announced Toowoomba's city central substation will be upgraded to power a new shopping development.

  35. Goondiwindi's Gateway to Training laments lost Youth Connections funding

    The head of a Goondiwindi training group says the axing of a Federal Government program may affect hundreds of young people.

  36. Synthetic drugs seized in Qld raids after deaths of two men

    Large quantities of synthetic drugs are seized by police in a series of raids across Queensland following the deaths of two men who used synthetic cannabis.

  37. Lockyer MP Ian Rickuss unfazed by Pauline Hanson challenge

    Ian Rickuss, the LNP Member for Lockyer, in southern Queensland, says he is not fazed by the prospect of running against a high-profile challenger at this month's state poll.

  38. Full Storm King Dam helps lure more tourists

    The operator of the Granite Belt visitor park says rain brought more tourists to the region during the holiday season.

  39. President of the Queensland Country Meat Processors Association Scott Glasser discusses issues surrounding small-scale meat processing

    President of the Queensland Country Meat Processors Association Scott Glasser says country meat processors are doing it tough. Read more
  40. Small country abattoirs face tough times

    High supply rates driven by the drought, low prices and strong demand overseas, have led to strong trading conditions for Australia's large meatworks in recent years.

  41. Nanango LNP candidate touts asset leasing benefits

    The LNP candidate for Nanango, in southern Queensland's South Burnett, says leasing Government assets will benefit the region.

  42. Mixed fortunes for northern and southern Queensland melon farmers

    Low prices are marking the end of the watermelon harvest in south east Queensland, as growers in the north of the state approach their own busy picking season.

  43. Noel Grant urges 'caution' amongst cattle producers as prices jump

    Strong competition amongst cattle buyers, combined with recent rain in southern Queensland, provided a boost in prices at the Toowoomba saleyards on Monday. Quotes jumped 25 per cent from the last sale of 2014, with medium weight yearling steers averaging $2.40 per kilo. Former livestock agent, and keen market watcher, Noel Grant says the price rise has been a long time coming. "It's been threatening for so long and it's been held back by our drought and the strong (Australian) dollar," he said.
  44. Competition drives price jump at Queensland cattle sales

    Strong competition between cattle buyers has seen a substantial price jump at saleyards in southern Queensland.

  45. Newman seeking to dodge unwelcome surprises on campaign trail

    The most notable feature of the LNP election campaign at the end of week one has been the lack of anything new.

  46. Interest rates drop for Federal Concessional Loans

    The interest rates on the Federal Government's Farm Finance and Drought Concessional Loans are being dropped to reflect a fall in the Commonwealth's borrowing costs.

  47. Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce announces interest rate for Concessional Loans Schemes

    Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce says a drop in the Government's borrowing costs means the interest rate on Federal Concessional Loans will also fall slightly. Read more.
  48. Dollar helps drive chickpea prices higher

    Chickpea prices have continued to rise, attracting prices of $600-a-tonne delivered in Queensland this week.

  49. Pentag Nidera pulse trader Rob Brealey discusses the chickpea price rise.

    Pentag Nidera pulse trader Rob Brealey says India is becoming a much more sophisticated market. Read more.
  50. University of Southern Queensland Professor of Government and Economics Geoff Cockfield discusses Queensland election.

    University of Southern Queensland Professor of Government and Economics Geoff Cockfield says there are several rural issues that need to be dealt with. Read more