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  1. Some farmers too 'proud' to claim drought aid funding

    Maranoa MP Bruce Scott says some farmers are not claiming the Farm Household Allowance because they are reluctant to go into a Centrelink office.

  2. Service to farewell high-flying pioneering outback doctor

    One of the nation's pioneer women aviators will be remembered at a memorial service in Brisbane today.

  3. Flying foxes

  4. Strawberries sell cheaply at a major supermarket

  5. Youth jobless rate reflects 'toughest market seen'

    A Darling Downs' training provider says new national employment figures highlight how tough it is for young people to get full-time work locally.

  6. Kangaranga Do Festival to 'lift spirits' in Quilpie

    A small south-west Queensland town is hoping for a big economic boost today, thanks to travellers heading west.

  7. Laidley State High School blaze considered suspicious

    Police are investigating the cause of a fire at a Lockyer Valley high school.

  8. Travellers offered lower fares or more services

    The Queensland Government wants people to vote on how $30 million will be spent on public transport.

  9. Qld campaign aims to free up hospital emergency departments

    Queensland Health Minister Lawrence Springborg says more than $160 million would be saved if people did not burden hospital emergency departments with minor ailments.

  10. South Burnett council strikes deal to help Cherbourg recycling project

    The South Burnett council has moved to support a waste recycling project in Cherbourg.

  11. Laws allow home ownership in Indigenous communities

    People living in Queensland's Indigenous communities now have the option of private home and land ownership under new freehold laws.

  12. Truckie dies in South Burnett crash

    Investigations are continuing after a truck crash that killed a 50-year-old Proston man yesterday.

  13. Qld vet discovers risk of lyssavirus in domestic animals

    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).

  14. New strategy aims to cut Toowoomba's Indigenous jobless rate

    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.

  15. Regions need faster internet for language training plans: ICPA

    The Isolated Children's Parents' Association (ICPA) says increasing language studies will be difficult for Queensland's rural and remote schools.

  16. Blaze claims Boondooma chemical factory

    Fire has destroyed a chemical processing factory in the South Burnett overnight.

  17. Qld ambulance fleet tracking system goes public

    A system that tracks the number of ambulances on the road at any one time in Queensland has been made public.

  18. Mayor wants miners to keep reinvesting in resource communities

    The Western Downs Mayor says he wants to ensure mining companies continue to reinvest in the communities they work in.

  19. New plant promises 'long-term solution' to Eromanga water woes

    A tiny town in south-west Queensland is about to get its first treated town water supply.

  20. Farmer claims CSG companies spreading noxious weeds

    Farmers say coal seam gas companies are driving dirty equipment onto their properties and spreading weeds that are destroying their livelihoods.

  21. Lockyer Valley Mayor fights for share of Royalties for Regions funding

    The Lockyer Valley Mayor says the council deserves to get a reasonable slice of new Royalties for the Regions funding.

  22. South Burnett Private Hospital nurses in pay stoush

    Nurses at a South Burnett private hospital will stop work today over pay negotiations.

  23. Police plead for fresh clues to fatal Gatton hit-run crash

    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.

  24. Queensland parliamentary committee chairman says changes to mining approvals are not a 'done deal'

    State member for Lockyer, Ian Rickuss, chairs the agriculture, resources and environment parliamentary committee. He says his job is to 'listen' to community concern about the proposed Mineral and Energy Resources Bill and make recommendations back to the Government accordingly.
  25. Couples offered counselling lifeline

    Lifeline says it is expecting its new couples counselling service to be popular in southern Queensland.

  26. Flying doctor applauds new Roma airport facilities

    The Royal Flying Doctor Service says a new facility in Roma officially opening today will help improve patient safety.

  27. Rubbish collections stop after truck fleet grounded

    Rubbish collection services have been halted in many parts of the country after Australia's largest waste management firm grounded its entire fleet.

  28. Minerals and Energy Resources Bill off key

  29. A Parliamentary committee hears submissions to the new Minerals and Energy Resources Bill

    A Queensland Parliamentary committee has heard emotive submissions from farming groups opposed to the new Minerals and Energy Resources Bill 2014. Read more.
  30. 'An acid bath for farmers' rights': Parliamentary submissions reveal farming opposition to Queensland's new Resources Bill

    A new Bill designed to streamline Queensland resources legislation has been described as an 'acid bath for the rights of the landholder'.

  31. Hunt on for more southern Qld auxiliary firefighters

    The Fire and Emergency Service says finding permanent residents to become auxiliary firefighters in the state's south is proving a challenge.

  32. Blaze claims Greenmount house

    Investigations are underway into a fire that destroyed a house on the Darling Downs this morning.

  33. Keith Dove

  34. Brave Roma flood rescue efforts earn recognition

    Two men have been recognised for their bravery during a flood that swept through Roma two years ago.

  35. Nina Wildman

  36. South-east Queensland slides into drought

    On the eve of what many hope will be a good drenching for the lower half of Queensland, much of the state's south-east corner is now drought declared.

  37. Drought-stricken Qld communities get rain

    It is raining on parched communities in Queensland's outback, some of which have not seen a drop in half a year.

  38. South-east Qld added to drought list

    Queensland's south-east is added to the official drought list, meaning farmers in the region may qualify for assistance.

  39. Bilby droppings used to measure stress levels

    Bilby droppings are being used by scientists who have pioneered a new technique to measure stress levels of the endangered marsupial.

  40. Grants bring youth ideas to life

    ABC Heywire and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) have announced the recipients of $100,000 in seed funding for projects by young people across regional Australia.

  41. Queensland dairy producers reflect on their industry as they compete for 'supreme champion' at the Ekka

    Dairy farmers Rob Lindsay, Daniel Holmes and Denise Whatman talk to the Queensland Country Hour about the ups and downs of their industry. Plus, you'll discover why clippers and hair spray are essential tools for a dairy exhibitor, and their 'supermodels', at the Ekka.
  42. Dairy cows the real 'supermodels' of the Brisbane Ekka

    "You don't see a supermodel go walking down the catwalk with hairy legs," says dairy exhibitor Rob Lindsay at the Ekka.

  43. Queensland opals 'still in demand internationally'

    Opal miners in the state's west say while rising costs of production and exploration are stifling their sector, the Queensland boulder opal continues to attract international interest.

  44. Project Puccini sparks opera voices in ordinary Queenslanders

    It is almost show time for hundreds of ordinary Queenslanders-turned-opera singers starring in local productions of Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme.

  45. Parts of Qld, NSW face second-driest year

    As outback Queensland farmers face the likelihood of another failed wet season, inland communities closer to the coast are experiencing their second-driest year on record.

    In the past 12 months a large swathe of land, from Bundaberg in south-east Queensland, west to Roma and south to Coffs Harbour in NSW, received just 41 per cent of its usual rainfall.

    Weather bureau climatologist Blair Trewin said 552 millimetres had fallen in that region, 378mm less than the long-term average.

  46. Pub fined $60K over drinker's death

    A Western Downs' hotel has been fined for selling drinks to a man who later died from alcohol poisoning.

  47. Hope for phone app to help put brakes on fatigue-related road crashes

    A Dalby businessman says a smartphone application helping to beat driver fatigue will target miners in the Surat Basin.

  48. Paul Guard reflects on his parents' passions ahead of the MH17 memorial

    Paul Guard, son of MH17 victims Roger and Jill Guard, spends some time before the memorial service talking about his parents' involvement in charities and community groups as well as his father's passion for barefoot running.
  49. Law firm considers class action over potential Oakey water contamination

    A law firm is gauging interest in a class action against the Australian Defence Force (ADF) over possible water contamination near a base on the Darling Downs.

  50. QFF water policy advisor Ian Johnson and Senator Simon Birmingham discuss Central Condamine water buybacks

    QFF water policy advisor Ian Johnson and Senator Simon Birmingham discuss Central Condamine water buybacks and the lack of successful Federal Government purchases to date.