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  1. During his defamation trial, the broadcaster maintains his belief that the Wagner quarry was responsible for the deaths of 12 people in the Grantham floods, but says he had no hydrological evidence to support his claims.

  2. Big crowds, famous athletes and stadiums are only part of the winning formula for the success of sports tourism in regional Australia.

  3. Toowoomba council let cyclists construct a jump park. The local children are active, grubby and loving it.

  4. Broadcaster Alan Jones denies having a "bitter hatred" for the Wagners, a prominent Queensland family he is accused of defaming on multiple occasions spanning several years.

  5. There were tears and calls of support as nine people appeared in a Toowoomba court late on Thursday, charged over the violent death of a mother that allegedly involved a hammer, metal poles and golf clubs.

  6. Parts of Queensland have seen drought declarations revoked following good summer rainfall in some patches.

  7. The broadcaster denies calling a Queensland family murderers in the wake of the deadly 2011 Grantham floods, as he gives evidence during his multi-million-dollar trial.

  8. Elderly Queenslanders are often suffering from chronic neglect in aged care homes, with serious ailments undiagnosed, bandages being reused and many facilities chronically understaffed, the nurses union says.

  9. A look under the brims at Australia's biggest beef industry event, Beef Australia 2018, reveals there are many things to consider when choosing a hat.

  10. The growing demand for transparency and ethically, socially and environmentally sustainable food is one of the hot topics at Beef Australia 2018.

  11. Gas company Linc Energy is fined a record $4.5 million for causing serious environmental harm through the toxic gas contamination of air, soil and water in Queensland's western Darling Downs.

  12. Drawing on her own experience growing up in rural Queensland's Ilfracombe, Dame Quentin Bryce says the role of women in agriculture has come a long way.

  13. South-east Queensland is set to shiver through its chilliest May morning in years on Saturday as a cold front that has hit southern states moves north of the border.

  14. Do you know how long to rest a steak? Who predicted lab meat in 1931? And do you really know what a heifer is? Dig in to our beef quiz.

  15. Two mothers who each have six children and have been charged over the fatal stabbing of a woman on Queensland's Darling Downs are released on bail.

  16. Six more government agencies will be moved, including four from Canberra, in a budget measure that continues the push towards decentralisation.

  17. A south east Queensland mayor is "gobsmacked" by a budget decision which she says will limit jobs growth, but there has been applause for the budget from other sectors.

  18. A South Australian environmentalist group says the decision to leave the Murray-Darling Basin Plan intact will condemn it to a bleak future and considers taking legal action to overturn the plan.

  19. A golf club, hammer, and metal bars were used in a violent home invasion that resulted in the fatal stabbing of a woman on Sunday, a court on Queensland's Darling Downs hears.

  20. Irrigators and Indigenous groups are cautiously optimistic about a deal struck by the Coalition Government and Labor to give certainty to communities in the Murray-Darling Basin.

  21. The sizzle of a steak on a barbecue may soon sound a little different as Australia's $16.8 billion beef industry prepares to adapt to demands from 'locavores' and technological change.

  22. The Murray-Darling Basin Plan will remain intact with the Federal Government striking a deal with Labor to to return less water to the environment in the southern basin.

  23. For years the agricultural industry has been trying to find ways to bridge the divide between city and pastoral life.

  24. The peak body for Australia's cattle industry considers calling for reforms to prevent lab-grown meat from being labelled "meat".

  25. Three men and six women are charged over the stabbing death of a 37-year-old woman on Queensland's Darling Downs.

  26. China's refusal to accept recycled material from Australia highlights how regional communities are rethinking their waste management strategies.

  27. More than a 1,000 large businesses were overcharged for power by the state's only regional provider, the competition watchdog reveals as it launches a major investigation.

  28. The financial calculations for a lot of property mortgages in the Murray-Darling Basin may be on shifting ground, warns a former senior public servant with the Murray-Darling Basin Authority.

  29. He's 17 years old and can hardly see, but that hasn't stopped Max — who kept a little girl safe overnight in bushland — from becoming Queensland's first honorary police dog.

  30. Broadcaster Alan Jones is accused of launching an "extraordinary, serious attack" on the Wagner family on the opening day of a defamation case that reduced John Wagner to tears while giving evidence.

  31. It is an idea that just keeps bubbling to the surface — pumping water inland from the Clarence River in northern New South Wales.

  32. Australian researchers find corals build "cloud umbrellas" to help keep cool and their decline could have wider implications for climate and agricultural production.

  33. A three-year-old girl is found safe and well with the help of Max — the family's deaf and partially blind 17-year-old blue heeler — after spending the night lost on their rural property in cold, wet conditions.

  34. When it comes to tourism, the small town of Kilcoy may not have reefs or rainforests, but it does have the yowie.

  35. A Bundaberg recycling centre that employs 27 people with disabilities says jobs are on the line because it cannot find a buyer for its product, including 100 tonnes of soft plastic that is now headed for landfill.

  36. Central Darling Downs irrigators agree to cut their water allocation in half in the largest water buyback seen in the Murray-Darling Basin.

  37. The Federal Government loosens the strings attached to its multibillion loans facility for northern Australia, scrapping a requirement for half the cost of projects to be funded privately.

  38. The mastermind behind a synthetic drug ring that used Queensland adult shops as a front is jailed for six years, after a police investigation into two deaths and dozens of hospitalisations.

  39. Brisbane house prices surge nearly 300 per cent in real terms over the past 30 years, primarily driven by the cost of land, rather than the quality of housing, a new report says.

  40. The successful prosecution of Linc Energy for serious environmental harm is "very rare" and puts Queensland industry firmly on notice, an environmental lawyer says.

  41. Linc Energy is found guilty of wilfully causing serious environmental harm at its underground coal gasification plant and allowing operations in Queensland to continue for commercial gain.