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  1. The song Aboriginal Blood describes Judy Hobson's heritage it was written by her husband Gerrard Hobson and performed by Judy.
  2. This is a trailer for the University of Southern Queensland's Saluting their Service video documentary project being launched on Remembrance Day. The project has gathered fresh perspectives on our involvement in war by speaking with men and women whose ancestors fought for their country, using the objects of war and military service passed down to them, as the catalyst for these conversations.
  3. Loco 106: The Pride of Toowoomba rolled of the assembly line at the Toowoomba Foundry at the same time as Aussie troops first ran ashore at Gallipoli. Restoring her to her former glory was supposed to be a five year project for volunteers at Darling Downs rail museum. But twenty years later, the historic loco is finally running under its own steam again.
  4. Re-creation of the elliptical orbit of newly discovered exoplanet TOI-3362 b.
  5. It's the first time the company has set up a facility like it outside of North America. Rachel Riga reports.
  6. Just over 10 years ago, a group of farmers and environmentalists gathered in front of Queensland's Parliament House in Brisbane to campaign against what they saw as the expansion of coal and gas development at the expense of Australian agriculture.
  7. A Queensland farming family has switched from tomatoes to pansies and violets as demand for edible flowers grows.
  8. Bird scarer tape being used to deter magpies from attacking cyclists.
  9. Toowoomba expecting thousands to attend the Carnival of Flowers after the pandemic closed countless events this year. Lucy Robinson reports.
  10. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the facility would have 500 beds open by the end of the year and 1000 beds by the end of the first quarter of 2022.
  11. 1940s devotee Simone Finch is taking her passion to a new level: she will live a 1940s lifestyle for the next 12 months.
  12. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the fact the new positive cases had been linked to known clusters was "really, really good news". Kate McKenna reports.
  13. A coal seam gas company has drilled under farmland without notifying landholders, potentially leaving them uninsured and their land devalued. Nathan Morris reports.
  14. Scott Morrison said the biggest difficulty with the Wellcamp Airport proposal is it was not near a major capital city, where there's a major hospital.
  15. The unseasonable weather has caught many off guard and caused extensive damage to crops. David Chen reports from Warra.
  16. Severe storms hit west of Brisbane overnight, with areas near Toowoomba hit with golf ball-sized hail.
  17. Regional homelessness services say they are at capacity, and the end of JobKeeper and cuts to JobSeeker will see more people needing support — some for the first time.

  18. Concerned Queensland farmers face off against Arrow Energy, a gas company approved to drill up to 2,500 gas wells over 8,600 square kilometres.

  19. Up to 50 trucks brought water into the town of Stanthorpe, on Queensland's Granite Belt, every day for 15 months. But now their nightmare is over.

  20. Residents of a southern Queensland town that has been forced to truck in water daily for more than a year say flows into the local dam are bringing "a little bit of hope".

  21. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission formally authorises a milk label that aims to showcase processors and brands that pay farmers a sustainable price.

  22. Police have charged a 36-year-old woman with interfering with a corpse found dumped in Southern Queensland bushland.

  23. Paddocks and creeks near Dalby and Mungallala have been flooded due to recent rain.
  24. Farmers and graziers who missed out on predicted rain from this year's La Niña event are rejoicing after receiving widespread rainfall overnight.

  25. A tradie has been booted off a southern Queensland construction site after yelling abuse and catcalling women involved in yesterday's March for 4 Justice rally.

  26. Healthcare Australia will be allowed to continue in Queensland as a vaccination provider, despite being involved in the incorrect administration of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine.

  27. Locals in a small Queensland town are rallying behind the family of a two-year-old girl whose body was found in a dam on a friend's property after an overnight search.

  28. More than 300 staff at Toowoomba Regional Council reported being bullied last year, but only a fraction of those complaints were formally reported.

  29. A search in rural Queensland ends in tragedy as police find the body of two-year-old Ruby Gulliver in a dam on a property at Tara on the Western Downs.

  30. Melinda Sharpe adores her job as a firefighter. But she says the road to make it a career is tougher for most women than men.

  31. A new insurance clause is being touted by the coal seam gas industry as a solution to uncertainty about risk and liability, but landholders and lawyers say farmers are still worse off.

  32. Tyreece Hiles grew up surrounded by family violence, forcing him into homelessness. Now a Toowoomba social enterprise is inspiring the 18-year-old to turn his life around.

  33. Queensland mothers fear there will be more roadside births in remote areas as the Rural Doctors Association predicts the end of birthing services in a Western Downs town.

  34. No more water will be taken from farms to be returned to the environment under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan following a policy shift announced on Wednesday by the federal government.

  35. Australian workplaces are being encouraged to educate staff about endometriosis in a bid to raise awareness about the painful disorder affecting one in 10 women.

  36. Brisbane school leaver Rhys and his mates answer the call to harvest watermelons all summer long amid the national agriculture labour shortage.

  37. Health groups say plans to build a quarantine hub near Toowoomba might not be needed if Australia's rollout of COVID-19 vaccines is successful.

  38. Brisbane house prices post the sharpest monthly increase since 2007 as values rise across Queensland. It comes as demographers report the highest increase in net interstate migration into Queensland in 20 years.

  39. A Queensland family honoured for 100 years of service to the Bureau of Meteorology as rain observers say the past 10 years have been the driest on record.

  40. This tiny town on the edge of the Simpson Desert is hopeful tourists will make a big return in 2021, after major events were cancelled last year due to COVID-19.

  41. "Absolutely awful, I went home often in tears": A nurse in southern Queensland says aged care in Australia is "disgusting" and needs to be dismantled, but fears the government will find it too hard to reform.

  42. A tropical low is predicted to develop in the north-west Coral Sea off north Queensland over the weekend and is likely to intensify into a cyclone, the Bureau of Meteorology says.

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