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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.
Three people are dead, including a seven-year-old boy, following a shooting at a house on the Darling Downs, west of Brisbane. A homicide investigation is underway but police say there is no threat to public safety.
Two southern Queensland aged care facilities run by the Baptist Union of Queensland are facing federal regulatory action in response to abuse and neglect allegations.
Australian cotton growers could be the first in the world to commercially grow a genetically modified cotton variety called Bollgard III.
South-west Queensland MP Bruce Scott says Australia Post needs to find a sustainable model to protect the future of regional post offices.
Queensland's autumn weather is predicted to be neutral, with roughly equal chance of the weather being wetter or drier than normal.
The Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise in southern Queensland is urging the State Government to ensure the successful builder of the second range crossing uses local contractors during construction.
Charleville police in south-west Queensland say they are concerned with the results of a weekend campaign to test drivers in the community for drugs.
A Queensland man who raped and murdered his sister almost 30 years ago when he was just 17 will stay locked up after failing to persuade a judge he should get parole.
Researchers at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) have begun a study looking at improving the way authorities can predict the severity of storms.
A Toowoomba business owner in southern Queensland is urging the local council to do more to improve parking facilities in the CBD, saying walk-in trade for many shops has dropped by up to 70 per cent.
Toowoomba-based Heritage Bank has recorded a slight drop in its half-yearly profit results.
The Member for Whitsunday, Jason Costigan, says he is looking forward to his new role as the shadow assistant minister for north Queensland.
Southern Queensland councils will get more than $4.9 million to improve blackspots on local roads.
Nicely timed rain has boosted Australia's sorghum crop.
Cyclone Marcia forms off Queensland's coast and is expected to intensify to make landfall as a category two cyclone early on Friday.
Days of wild weather are predicted to buffet the Queensland coast through to the Darling Downs and the south-east this week.
A south-west Queensland mayor says there should be a dedicated MP in the new State Cabinet to look after rural issues.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk's trimmed-down ministry poses for a selfie on the steps of Government House in Brisbane after being officially sworn into office.
A Queensland thoroughbred breeder ramps up an appeal to raise more money for School of the Air families still battling drought.
Queensland Labor leader Annastacia Palaszczuk is confirmed as the state's next Premier, with an interim ministry to be sworn in today.
Serial political aspirant Pauline Hanson has failed in her bid to be elected to Queensland's Parliament.
The One Nation candidate contested the seat of Lockyer, west of Brisbane, but it has been claimed by the LNP's Ian Rickuss.
Queensland Labor officially secures 44 seats in the state election, giving it the required number to form a minority government.
A British professor says large farm machinery engineering will be replaced by small start-up companies.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland says power price rises in regional areas are unsustainable.
Widespread rainfall has improved the prospects for the 2014/15 summer cropping regions in NSW and Queensland.
Wool prices have seen a decent rally in the past two weeks, with the Eastern Market Indicator reaching 1101 cents a kilogram - its highest point in two years.
Help is being sought from city families as part of the Baked Relief campaign to assist drought-affected rural communities in Queensland.
A Toowoomba-based engineering firm in southern Queensland says it expects its workforce to remain stable, despite having to let up to 50 employees go.
The US state of Hawaii is using selective breeding to win the war against the destructive varroa mite, which is crippling honey bee populations around the world.
A Western Downs' motel owner in southern Queensland has called for mining camps in the region to be shut down.
The chairman of the Wide Bay Burnett Regional Organisation of Councils in southern Queensland says he understands why the South Burnett council is planning to change its economic policy to focus more on the Darling Downs.
The council had traditionally aligned itself with the economy of the Wide Bay-Burnett but said the new Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport, near Toowoomba, presented more economic opportunities for the South Burnett.
The Regional Australia Institute predicts the Darling Downs' economy in southern Queensland will grow by $10 billion over the next 15 years.
The Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce and Industry in southern Queensland says the uncertain state election result could affect business confidence.
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson may be set for a political comeback, as she leads the Queensland election count in the seat of Lockyer by more than 300 votes.
Weaker voter allegiance to the major political parties and a volatile swing vote could see political leaders become more timid according to a politics professor.
The LNP candidate for Warrego, Ann Leahy, says she will be keeping herself busy as she waits for the final count of the south-west Queensland seat.
As democracy runs its course, thousands of volunteers are manning sausage sizzles and cake stalls at schools and town halls across Queensland.