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  1. There are hopes a new milk factory on the Darling Downs will throw a lifeline to Queensland dairy farmers struggling from the supermarket $1-a-litre campaign.

  2. Not sure what's on offer in this Queensland election? We've made it easy with a list of the biggest campaign promises offered up by the major parties so far.

  3. A four-year-old boy dies after suffering horrific burns during a fire at Dalby, which left the boy, his brother and their father with serious injuries overnight.

  4. Former policeman Louis James Mahony is sentenced to life behind bars for murdering his de facto partner Laine Coldwell in south-western Queensland in 2009.

  5. Young model strikes a pose for Sass & Bide and Make a Wish Foundation in first photoshoot.

  6. The head of Queensland's Weapons Licensing branch says the onus is on farmers to demonstrate a genuine or special need for a handgun after refusing to renew permits.

  7. In cash splash for the bush, including $70 million for country racing, the Queensland Premier was caught out knowing very little about her candidate for the seat of Condamine, including his last name.

  8. Former veteran LNP MP Vaughan Johnson gives the Queensland Premier some unexpected support in the Adani controversy, accusing federal politicians of throwing mud at Annastacia Palaszczuk.

  9. As advertising ramps up for the state election, social media is arming politicians of all persuasions with loads of data on how best to target you to make that messaging more effective.

  10. After spending the first three days of the Queensland election campaign in the south-east, Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls explains the cost of travel has increased while the budget for campaigning has not.

  11. They are the same size as human babies but not everyone wants a cuddle of Lainey Picton's new dolls.

  12. Queenslanders will vote a different way, and after a massive shake-up of electoral boundaries you may now live in a new electorate. Here's what you need to know.

  13. Queensland voters have proved themselves a fickle lot in recent years, making for confused legislation and interrupted planning. So what are the issues that could make a difference in the 2017 election?

  14. The BOM describes storm cells that moved through south-east Queensland overnight as "pretty significant", with golf-ball-sized hail but not much rain,and reports of people affected by lightning strikes.

  15. Severe thunderstorms are lashing south-east Queensland, with destructive winds and large hailstones hitting parts of the Darling Downs and Scenic Rim.
  16. Severe thunderstorms lash south-east Queensland, with destructive winds and large hailstones hitting parts of the Darling Downs and Scenic Rim.
  17. Severe thunderstorms lash south-east Queensland with destructive winds and large hailstones hitting parts of the Darling Downs and Scenic Rim.

  18. Europe delays a decision on phasing out glyphosate as farmers and scientists line up to support the herbicide declared by the WHO as "probably carcinogenic" as safe.

  19. Large hailstones and strong winds are likely to hit south-east Queensland and the Darling Downs within the hour, the weather bureau warns.

  20. Australia's melon industry is on the cusp of an exciting new export frontier as it unveils a strategy targeting five key markets, starting with Japan.

  21. Recently we told the story of social cyclist Calvin Treacy, who was seriously injured in a collision with a car. His harrowing recollection of the moment of impact brought back many other cyclists' memories of their own brush with death on the open road.

  22. Intense hail hits the Toowoomba region, blanketing the ground like snow at Wellcamp Airport.
  23. Intense hail hits the Toowoomba region, blanketing the ground, as thunderstorms sweep across south-east Queensland.

  24. Horticulture is ripe for indebted labour akin to slavery, a Parliamentary Inquiry hears, where people are lured to Australia on false pretences for farm work.

  25. A friendly competition run by the Water Industry Operators Association narrows down the best-tasting tap water in the country.

  26. Parts of south-east Queensland record between 50 and 100 millimetres of rain, with residents being warned to brace for another deluge today.

  27. A postcode can seem like a little thing, but in some parts of southern Queensland it is forcing farmers to turn desperately needed backpacker workers away.

  28. A report on the welfare of caged hens finds more bone fractures than in other systems, but the report is disputed by industry.

  29. Reports of assaults and armed robberies have increased significantly across Queensland, according to the latest police statistics, but Police Commissioner Ian Stewart says it does not mean more crime is being committed.

  30. The technology associated with videogaming is being turned to use in the war against weeds.

  31. Seven people are charged with drug trafficking and a total of 25 people are arrested in police raids targeting a methamphetamine network in the southern Queensland town of St George.

  32. Two teenagers are charged over the bashing of a 15-year-old girl on Queensland's Southern Downs, with the victim now fighting for her life in hospital with serious head injuries.

  33. The Federal Government could soon face class action compensation claims in New South Wales, Queensland and the Northern Territory over groundwater contamination at Army air bases.

  34. A glider pilot dies in a crash on Queensland's southern border during the National Championships at Goondiwindi.

  35. South Australia's water minister Ian Hunter has accused New South Wales of trying to cover up alleged "criminal water theft" in the Murray-Darling Basin.

  36. The Murray-Darling Basin Authority is confident efficiencies can deliver more than 600 gigalitres of water back to consumptive use, as SA Water Minister Ian Hunter refuses to sign-off until environmental water is delivered.

  37. Almost a quarter of retired greyhounds surrendered to the Queensland racing watchdog's adoption program have been euthanased in the past year, because their behaviour made them too unsafe to be rehomed.

  38. Fences to control wild dogs across western Queensland funded by the State Government are being used to help trap and kill native wildlife, kangaroo shooters say.

  39. A Queensland conservationist is raising concerns that development on the Darling Downs is threatening koalas and other native wildlife.

  40. Australia's privacy watchdog is warning former customers of leasing business Amazing Rentals to take precautions against identity fraud in the wake of a data breach that saw personal details from 4,000 people in the Northern Territory and Queensland made available online.

  41. Toowoomba Regional Council Mayor Paul Antonio has championed inland rail for many years and has spoken publicly in support of the base case.