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  1. Queensland teen ready to conquer Everest

    If Alyssa Azar reaches the summit of Mount Everest this year, she will become the youngest Australian to reach the top of the world.

  2. Five Queensland nursing homes run by Carinity fail government audit

    Serious failings in standard of care at some Queensland nursing homes run by Carinity show up in a Federal Government investigation.

  3. Severe storm warning cancelled for south-east Queensland

    A severe thunderstorm warning is cancelled for south-east Queensland.

  4. Beef industry environmental performance studied

    A report which looks at the environmental impacts of producing beef, has found the industry made gains in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption and land use in the 30 years to 2010.

  5. Queensland Health tells Royal Flying Doctor Service to address concerns arising from audit

    The Queensland section of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) needs to immediately address some serious matters raised in a safety audit, Health Minister Cameron Dick says.

  6. MP seeks funds for new South Burnett mental health facility

    An MP is pushing to secure funding for a new mental health facility in the South Burnett region of southern Queensland.

  7. New MPs to be sworn in as Qld parliament meets

    Two new southern Queensland MPs are preparing to take their seats in State Parliament for the first time today.

  8. Southern Queenslander Michelle Prendergast is working in Vanuatu and says agriculture support will be needed in the coming months.

    Michelle Prendergast is involved in Vanuatu's horticulture industry and says agriculture support will be needed in the coming months. Read more.
  9. Vanuatu needs agriculture expertise to rebuild

    Vanuatu agribusinesses are calling for Australians with farming expertise to help the country recover from Tropical Cyclone Pam.

  10. Massive hailstones 'out of nowhere' pummel southern Qld town of Chinchilla

    Hailstones larger than cricket balls pound the town of Chinchilla in Queensland's southern inland, causing widespread damage to the area.

  11. Rise in Qld rural child drownings prompts call for greater safety focus

    Nine children have drowned on rural Queensland properties since last December and a lack of water safety programs is contributing to the increase in deaths, the drowning awareness group Hannah's Foundation says.

  12. Qld cotton growers working to provide shelter to cyclone Pam survivors

    Queensland cotton growers are pitching in to help the survivors of cyclone Pam, which devastated the island nation of Vanuatu. Growers have so far donated more than 300 unused cotton module tarpaulins which will be used by aid agencies to provide temporary shelter. Cotton Australia Darling Downs regional manager Mary O'Brien said the 'tarps for Vanuatu' campaign has seen a 'fantastic' response from growers across southern Queensland.
  13. Qld cotton growers working to provide shelter to cyclone Pam survivors

    Queensland cotton growers are pitching in to help the survivors of Tropical Cyclone Pam, which devastated the island nation of Vanuatu.

  14. Save the Bilby Fund keeping tourist operations in Charleville

    The Queensland-based Save the Bilby Fund says it has no intention of moving some of its tourist operations out of south-west Queensland.

  15. 'Brazen' thieves steal council shed 'piece by piece'

    The Western Downs Council says it is astounded at the brazenness of thieves who stole a storage shed at one if its cemeteries in southern Queensland.

  16. Toddler drowns on property west of Brisbane

    A two-year-old boy drowns on a property west of Brisbane.

  17. Hot time forecast as Toowoomba Show starts

    Scorching temperatures will greet visitors to the Toowoomba Royal Show in southern Queensland today.

  18. Tourist charged over Granite Belt fatal road crash

    A German tourist has been arrested and charged after a fatal car crash on the Granite Belt in southern Queensland.

  19. Severe thunderstorm warning cancelled for south-east Queensland

    Severe thunderstorms rolling over south-east Queensland fizzle out into nothing more than rain, the Bureau of Meteorology says.

  20. Queensland boxer's death sparks AMA call to ban sport

    The death of professional Queensland boxer Braydon Smith after a fight prompts the Australian Medical Association to renew its call to ban the sport.

  21. Police plead for clues to Toowoomba armed robberies spike

    Police say a lack of public information is making it hard to solve a spate of armed robberies in Toowoomba in southern Queensland.

  22. Experts fight Queensland's rising HIV infection rate from two directions

    Sexual health experts are hoping a two-pronged approach to HIV will help turn the tide on Queensland's rising rate of infections.

  23. Queensland boxer Braydon Smith dies after 10-round fight

    A Queensland boxer who collapsed after a bout on the weekend has died in hospital.

  24. Queensland Stock Squad launches new app

  25. SARCIS State Co-ordinator Mick Dowie discusses new police app

    SARCIS State Co-ordinator Mick Dowie said new police app aims to address the problem of under-reporting of crime in rural areas. Read more.
  26. Crime busting technology goes bush

    Queensland Police is using a new app to make it easier for people to report rural crime to a stock theft squad.

  27. Police stock squad to target cattle theft spike across Queensland

    Police ramp up efforts to crack down on cattle theft after a spike across Queensland last year that amounted to millions of dollars in losses to producers.

  28. Police stock squad trains to crack down on spike in cattle theft across Queensland

    Queensland police stock squad officers train on the state's Darling Downs in March 2015.
  29. Darling Downs' consortium fails to secure $46m from Indigenous Advancement Strategy

    An Indigenous medical group says it has not given up on securing funding for several major projects on southern Queensland's Darling Downs.

  30. Councils to retain choice on water fluoridation under Palaszczuk Government

    Queensland Health Minister Cameron Dick rules out mandatory fluoridation of the state's water supplies.

  31. Boxer Luke Jackson chases dream to become Australian champion

    Undefeated Tasmanian boxer Luke Jackson overcomes many battles on his journey to Saturday's Australian featherweight championship fight against defending champion Will Young.

  32. Farmers turn to mobile technology for decision making

    A decade ago many farmers wouldn't have even bothered carrying a mobile phone, let alone consider using it to make crucial management decisions.

  33. University of Southern Queensland researcher Brett Robinson explains how mobile apps are changing the way farmers make decisions

    University of Southern Queensland researcher Brett Robinson said farmers have quickly embraced mobile phone apps. Read more.
  34. Consultation on track for inland high-speed rail line alignment

    The Inland Rail implementation Group says it is hoping to finalise the alignment of the Queensland section of the project by the middle of the year.

  35. REIQ says confidence returning to regional Qld property markets

    Regional parts of Queensland are beginning to bounce back from a real estate slump, the Real Estate Institute of Queensland says.

  36. Environment dept awaits answers to cause of combustible gases in Hopeland soil

    Queensland's environment department says it hopes to know by next week what has caused combustible gases to leach into soil on the Western Downs.

  37. Key Queensland independent MP joins push for flood inquiry

    Queensland Speaker-elect Peter Wellington says he has asked the Premier to order an independent inquiry into the "inland tsunami" in that tore through Grantham, west of Brisbane, four years ago.

  38. Woman accused of crashing car into Toowoomba house and church

    A woman has been charged after crashing her car into a house and a church in Toowoomba on southern Queensland's Darling Downs.

  39. Legionella bacteria found in outback Qld hospital

    Health authorities say traces of legionella found in a south-west Queensland hospital's water supply should not cause alarm.

  40. Tests find gases in soil near Chinchilla no threat to environment

    The state Environment Department says testing has confirmed there is no threat to air and water supplies at Chinchilla, in southern Queensland, after combustible gases were found in soil on nearby farms last month.

  41. Film celebrates the women who influenced early Qld politics

    Outgoing Queensland Speaker Fiona Simpson hopes to shine a light on the women who influenced state politics through a new film.

  42. Southern Qld police to put brakes on drug drivers

    Officers in southern Queensland will today be given new equipment to begin drug testing drivers.

  43. Man took own life after murdering grandson, daughter: police

    A Queensland grandfather shot himself after killing his young grandson and pregnant daughter at their home near Toowoomba earlier this week, police believe.

  44. Flu shots delayed a month in Queensland

    Queensland Health announces the influenza shot will be delayed by a month due to a change in the vaccine.

  45. Australia Post promises regional post offices safe under changes

    Australia Post says impending changes to its service will help ensure the viability of regional post offices.

  46. South-west Qld community unites to help deliver better youth outcomes

    Community leaders and health authorities have come together in south-west Queensland to look at how to improve outcomes for young people and build healthier towns.

  47. Autumn scorcher moves into south-east Queensland

    The south-east corner of Queensland swelters through an autumn scorcher as hot air moves in from long-suffering western regions. By 1:19pm AEST, Brisbane's temperature hit a sweaty 36.1C.

  48. Hope for Australia Post shake-up to keep remote post offices afloat

    A south-west Queensland mayor says he hopes changes to Australia Post services will help to keep small regional post offices viable.

  49. Autopsies conducted on Biddeston family in suspected murder-suicide case

    It is still unknown how a seven-year-old died in a suspected murder-suicide involving three people in the small rural town of Biddeston, west of Brisbane.

  50. 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.