Bruce Highway cut
FLOOD waters and fallen trees have cut the Bruce Highway between Home Hill and Bowen in the wake of Cyclone Debbie.



Source: Townsville Bulletin
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:39:06 +1000
Motorists stranded by flooding
MOTORISTS are stranded in floodwater at Proserpine, amid fears 1300km of Queensland’s coast is at risk of flooding from ex-tropical cyclone Debbie.



Source: Townsville Bulletin
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:39:06 +1000
Ram-raid, fire destroy Adelaide’s last drive-in
A RAM-RAID and suspicious fire have destroyed Adelaide’s last drive-in cinema.



Source: Townsville Bulletin
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:39:06 +1000
Police probe bikie links to drive-by shooting
POLICE are investigating whether several shots fired into a unit at Wallsend, in Newcastle last night is linked to a violent turf war between two outlaw motorcycle gangs.



Source: Townsville Bulletin
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:39:06 +1000
Coast cabinet cancelled for Debbie
PLANS for the Gold Coast to act the state government’s operations hub for a week have been postponed due to the response and recovery from Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie.



Source: Townsville Bulletin
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:39:06 +1000
Stolen BMW cut in half, set alight
A STOLEN BMW was dumped, cut in half and set alight in Gisborne early this morning.



Source: Townsville Bulletin
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:39:06 +1000
Southeast on Debbie flood alert
SOUTHEAST Queensland will feel the full brunt of ex-tropical cyclone Debbie on Thursday when up to 250mm of rain and 40km winds hit some regions.



Source: Townsville Bulletin
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:39:06 +1000
Croc skulls found at boat ramp
DOZENS of croc heads have been found at Dinah Beach Boat Ramp and East Arm Boat Ramp for the second time in the last couple of months.



Source: Townsville Bulletin
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:39:06 +1000
‘I’ll probably pack up and go now’
THE aftermath of Cyclone Debbie is starting to sink in for north Queensland residents as some prepare to walk away from their business and the region. A shell-shocked Dave McInerney emerged from the rubble of his at daylight on Wednesday to survey the damage.



Source: Townsville Bulletin
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:39:06 +1000
The fury of Cyclone Debbie
SEE the destruction wrought by Cyclone Debbie after it made landfall in Queensland as a Category 4. LATEST PHOTOS



Source: Townsville Bulletin
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:39:06 +1000
Cyclone Debbie photographs capture trail of destruction left across north Queensland
The full extent of Tropical Cyclone Debbie's destruction is revealed in photographs.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:47:00 +1000
Cyclone Debbie downgraded to tropical low, affected areas 'like a war zone', live blog
Queenslanders wake up to assess the damage left behind by Cyclone Debbie, which has weakened to tropical low. Keep up to date with our live blog.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:27:00 +1000
Cyclone Debbie: BOM downgrades storm as road access cut to three towns
Damage from Cyclone Debbie has cut all roads to the towns of Bowen, Airlie Beach and Proserpine including the main coastal artery, the Bruce Highway, and fears remain for the safety of people caught in the path of the category-four storm overnight.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:16:00 +1000
Cyclone Debbie: Videos show damaging system lashing north Queensland towns
Videos show the damage from destructive winds and heavy rains that lashed north Queensland towns in the path of Cyclone Debbie.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:08:00 +1000
Cyclone Debbie threatens coal exports from Queensland mines
Cyclone Debbie is threatening severe disruptions to Queensland's multi-billion-dollar coal export industry.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:21:00 +1000
Cyclone Debbie downgraded to tropical low system after Collinsville hit by first-ever category two storm
Cyclone Debbie is downgraded to a tropical low system, but not before it passed over Collinsville as a category two. The full devastation it caused will not be known until first light, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:14:00 +1000
Bowen looks a bit like a war zone, mayor says
Whitsunday Regional Mayor Andrew Willcox says Cyclone Debbie brought down many trees and powerlines down in Bowen.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:04:00 +1000
Cyclone Debbie: Bowen residents suffer long night of howling wind
The weather bureau's downgraded Cyclone Debbie to a tropical low and it will be hours yet before Queensland authorities determine just how much damage it's caused and how many homes have been lost. The insurance industry knows it will run into millions of dollars, it's already declared the event a catastrophe. A severe weather warning remains in place for Far North Queensland as the weather system weakens and slowly makes its way inland.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:41:00 +1000
Cyclone Debbie: What to do in the storm's aftermath
Cyclone Debbie has come and gone, and residents will soon be heading outside and assess the damage. Here's a guide to what you should be doing in the storm's aftermath.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:21:00 +1000
North Queensland town of Ayr relatively unscathed by Cyclone Debbie
The North Queensland town of Ayr was relatively unscathed by Cyclone Debbie after earlier predictions it was in the path of the storm.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:48:00 +1000
Cyclone Debbie: North Queensland residents take shelter from storm
Tropical Cyclone Debbie leaves a trail of destruction as it moves through North Queensland.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:40:00 +1000
Cyclone Debbie downgraded to tropical low, but still delivering damaging winds and heavy rain
Cyclone Debbie is downgraded to a tropical low, but the Bureau of Meteorology says winds will still pack a punch and heavy rains can be expected for the next 24 hours. Follow live.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 03:09:00 +1000
Cyclone Debbie: Residents share stories as torrential rain and wind pummels region
Panicked residents in areas affected by Cyclone Debbie relay their experiences to the ABC, including a Proserpine local who is huddling in her bathroom with her husband, as torrential rain and wind gusts pummel the region.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:17:00 +1000
Cyclone Debbie's eye reaches coast; BOM downgrades system to category three
Tropical Cyclone Debbie is downgraded to a category three system, having made landfall along the north Queensland coastline near Airlie Beach as a slow-moving category four system earlier this afternoon.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:34:00 +1000
Cyclone Debbie smashes into the Queensland coast
Tropical Cyclone Debbie has been downgraded to a category three system, having made landfall along the north Queensland coastline near Airlie Beach earlier this afternoon as a slow-moving category four system.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:46:00 +1000
Cyclone Debbie: BOM shows wind speeds top 260kph as Queensland battered
Cyclone Debbie has whipped up winds of up to 263kph. Track wind speeds at key locations along the Queensland coast.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:26:00 +1000
Shocking exploitation of workers prompts renewed calls for national crackdown on dodgy labour hire companies
Fruit and vegetable growers describe efforts by the Fair Work Ombudsman to stamp out farm worker exploitation as "a joke".



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:54:00 +1000
Harsh conditions in Bowen with destructive winds and torrential rain
The town of Bowen is suffering destructive winds, torrential rain, network problems and the weather conditions are stopping people for getting around the town. It's not yet clear what kind of structural damage will be left in the wake of the storm. Our reporter, Annie Guest is in Bowen, south-east of Townsville, and she joins me now.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:50:00 +1000
Cyclone Debbie: What you need to know at a glance
As Tropical Cyclone Debbie bears down on north Queensland, here's what you need to know about when and where it will hit and what's expected to happen.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:16:00 +1000
Cyclone Debbie: Defence Forces on stand by
The Defence Forces are standing by to send troops and equipment into the affected areas as soon as it's safe. Brigadier Chris Field spoke to reporters from the Lavarack Army Barracks and said equipment to clear debris and reopen roads is ready to be deployed from Townsville.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:40:00 +1000
Cyclone Debbie: How to keep your phone charged in a weather event
Keeping your phone charged can be a challenge at the best of times but it's even harder and more important when there's a cyclone. Here are some tips for keeping things powered through Cyclone Debbie.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:09:00 +1000
Cyclone approaches high tide and could create more damage in towns
One of Australia's cyclone specialists is now taking shelter in his home in Townsville. Jonathan Nott is Professor of Geoscience at James Cook University and is also a Member of the International Society for the Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Hazards. He and his fellow researchers often go out to gather data during tropical storms.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:57:00 +1000
Cyclone will cross the coast just south of Bowen, residents not yet concerned
The Bureau is predicting that if Cyclone Debbie stays on its current track, it will cross the coast just south of Bowen. Residents are not yet concerned for their safety but fear for their homes. Our reporter, Annie Guest is in the town and she joins us there now.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:51:00 +1000
North Queensland residents take shelter as cyclone heads towards coast
Cyclone Debbie is now battering the Whitsunday Islands and the adjacent mainland coast. Bringing wind gusts of up to 270 kilometres an hour, the category four cyclone is expected to cross the coast early this afternoon between Cape Upstart and Airlie Beach. It's an agonising wait for residents from Townsville to Mackay as the severe tropical cyclone hurtles towards them.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +1000
Cyclone Debbie expected to be a protracted event
Deputy Commissioner of Queensland Police, Steve Gollschewski says Cyclone Debbie is more slow moving than authorities anticipated. He says the weather event is expected to go all day and into the evening.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:55:00 +1000
Mackay Mayor explains the situation on the ground as Cyclone Debbie approaches
Reporter Katherine Gregory spoke to Mackay Mayor Greg Williamson a short time ago. He says it's already been a rough ride over the last 24 hours.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:45:00 +1000
Storm surge forces people to take shelter on windy Hamilton Island
As we've been hearing the Bureau of Meteorology is reporting that Hamilton Island has been hit by wind gusts of 232 kilometres an hour. Sue Hollands was sailing around the Whitsundays this week when she heard about the approaching cyclone. She moored her yacht at Hamilton Island and is now sheltering in an apartment there.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:40:00 +1000
Cyclone Debbie captured in satellite images from space
The sheer size of Tropical Cyclone Debbie is shown in stunning photographs captured by NASA and other space agencies.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:42:00 +1000
Bowen's weather intensifies as Cyclone Debbie approaches
The streets of Bowen, in Queensland's north, are mostly deserted as Cyclone Debbie approaches the coast.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:26:00 +1000
Nth Queenslanders hunker down as Cyclone Debbie nears
North Queenslanders are bunkered down this morning, as Cyclone Debbie nears the coast. The category 4 cyclone is expected to make landfall around midday. The weather bureau says the very destructive core of the cyclone is now starting to affect the Whitsunday Islands, with gusts expected to peak at 250 kilometres an hour. A storm surge is predicted to coincide with high tide, while tens of thousands of homes are already without power.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +1000
Cyclone Debbie: What to expect when you're evacuating
Evacuation centres are designed to be a safe place to wait out a cyclone, not to be a home away from home. "They don't want people there longer than they need to be."



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:11:00 +1000
BOM warning as Cyclone Debbie intensifies; emergency alert issued in Mackay
Torrential rain hits Mackay and local authorities issue a storm surge warning as Tropical Cyclone Debbie makes its presence felt in the north Queensland city.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:36:00 +1000
Cyclone Debbie damage bill for farmers could hit $1b, agricultural groups warn
Cyclone Debbie has the potential to wipe out fruit, vegetable and sugar cane crops around one billion dollars, devastating regional communities and sending prices soaring at the green grocers, agricultural groups say.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:36:00 +1000
Cyclone Debbie reaches category four, thousands in low-lying Mackay areas told to leave
Tropical Cyclone Debbie strengthens to category four and is expected to hit the north Queensland coast about midday on Tuesday, the Bureau of Meteorology warns.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:34:00 +1000
Residents prepare for Cyclone Debbie
From Townsville down to Mackay, residents are bunkering down in preparation of what's tipped to be the worst cyclone to hit north Queensland since Yasi in 2011. But as tropical cyclone Debbie charts its way further south, authorities have just issued a fresh warning and evacuation orders for residents of Mackay. Debbie, now a category three cyclone, is now tipped to cross the coast as a category four between Bowen and Mackay. It's due to hit in the morning, coinciding with a tidal surge.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:00:00 +1000
Tropical Cyclone Debbie looms closer to the North Queensland coast
The rain has started pouring down, as Tropical Cyclone Debbie looms closer to the North Queensland coast. Reporter Annie Guest has the latest from the town of Bowen.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:00:00 +1000
Cyclones in Queensland: Learning from five of the worst ever recorded
Tropical cyclones have long posed a serious threat to Queensland coastal communities, but after almost every disaster there have been lessons learnt to help people better prepare.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:35:00 +1000
Clive Mensink arrest warrant issued after former Queensland Nickel director fails to show for court
A Federal Court judge finally runs out of patience with Clive Mensink, issuing a warrant for his arrest after the Queensland Nickel former director again failed to turn up to court to answer questions about the company's demise.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:20:00 +1000
Cyclone Debbie: Preparing pets and wildlife for wild weather ahead
From cassowaries to kittens, animal lovers in northern Queensland are helping creatures great and small prepare for Cyclone Debbie's wild weather.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:54:00 +1000
Bowen residents told to evacuate ahead of Cyclone Debbie
Tropical Cyclone Debbie is expected to hit Queensland hardest further south of Townsville, with the coastal towns of Ayr and Bowen in the firing line. Some residents in low-lying areas there have already started evacuating, but the remainder are being urged to get out now, before it's too late.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:53:00 +1000
Retirement villagers consider their options as other north Queenslanders flee
North Queenslanders are leaving their homes ahead as a destructive cyclone looms closer. Cyclone Debbie is predicted to hit south of Townsville tomorrow morning.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:52:00 +1000
Cyclone preparations ramp up as evacuations ordered
Evacuations have begun as North Queensland residents prepare for one of the region's strongest storms in years. Tropical Cyclone Debbie is expected to cross the coast south of Townsville tomorrow morning. It's forecast to be a severe, category four system with winds over 200 km per hour.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:19:00 +1000
Cyclone Debbie forces evacuations in north Queensland communities ahead of tidal surge
Evacuations are ordered in coastal towns and communities in north Queensland as Tropical Cyclone Debbie bears down, with authorities warning of damaging tidal surges and an impact on a scale not seen since Cyclone Yasi in 2011.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:50:00 +1000
Cyclone Debbie strengthens to cat 2 on way to probable cat 4 as it continues towards Queensland coast
Supermarket shelves empty in north Queensland as the weather bureau warns a cyclone swirling off the coast could intensify to a category four when it crosses somewhere between Cardwell and Bowen, near Townsville, early next week.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:31:00 +1000
Manly v Bulldogs, Eels v Sharks, Titans v Cowboys: NRL round 4 scores, stats and commentary
North Queensland edges the Titans in Robina after Manly thumps the Bulldogs and Cronulla beat the Eels.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:18:00 +1000
Category four cyclone possible for north Queensland as tropical low strengthens: BOM
A tropical low brewing 600 kilometres north-east of the Queensland coast could make landfall early next week as a category four cyclone or higher, the Bureau of Meteorology says.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:00:00 +1000
World Science Festival: Reef twilight zone offers coral and species protection
While scientists are desperately scrambling to research and understand reef sections subjected to coral bleaching, other sections of the reef have attracted little attention until now.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:40:00 +1000
Cyclone brewing in north Queensland prompting new residents to prepare early
While many north Queenslanders are no strangers to the wild weather Mother Nature can throw their way, there are plenty of recent arrivals in the region facing their first possible cyclone this weekend.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:26:00 +1000
Tropical cyclone off Queensland coast highly possible, expected to make landfall, BOM forecasts
A tropical low about 850 kilometres off north Queensland has a high chance of developing into a cyclone and making landfall anywhere between Cooktown and Mackay, the Bureau of Meteorology says.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:59:00 +1000
Tour the Reef Ranger vessel protecting the Great Barrier Reef against illegal activity
Those tasked with protecting the Great Barrier Reef have their work cut out with them but thankfully, they have Reef Ranger on their side.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:35:00 +1000
Night parrot's drinking habits revealed in research expected to help habitat management
Scientists discover endangered night parrots leave the safety of their hideouts to drink at waterholes when the night-time temperature hits 40 degrees Celsius, in a breakthrough which could help save them from extinction.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:42:00 +1000
Tonka the celebrity wombat resurrected and preserved for all time
While Tonka the wombat's many fans mourned, a race was going on behind the scenes to have the celebrity wombat preserved.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:24:00 +1000
Jason Taumalolo re-signs with North Queensland Cowboys on 10-year NRL deal
Jason Taumalolo signs a staggering 10-year deal with North Queensland, which will keep the Dally M medallist at the Cowboys until the end of the 2027 season.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:04:00 +1000
Hospital bullying needs to be replaced by mentoring: doctor
The authors of a mentoring handbook for doctors hope to improve the culture of bullying and burnout amongst medical professionals.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:38:00 +1000
Knights v Rabbitohs, Panthers v Roosters, Cowboys v Manly: NRL round 3 scores and stats
The Rabbitohs win a spiteful clash with Newcastle, the Roosters beat Penrith at the death, and the Cowboys are shocked by Manly in Townsville.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 22:21:00 +1000
Queensland police officer suspended for allegedly assaulting child, turning off body camera
A Queensland police officer is suspended from duty and under investigation after allegedly assaulting a child while on duty and turning off his body camera during the interaction.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 12:32:00 +1000
Queensland crocodiles will be encouraged to leave rather than culled under new plan
Crocodiles bigger than 2 metres found in waters off Cairns and Townsville would be "encouraged to move out of the zone" and only removed if they displayed dangerous behaviour, under a revised State Government management plan.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:59:00 +1000
Multiple Birth Awareness Week recognises the individual
For Multiple Birth Awareness Week 2017, twins and multiples are asking to be treated as individuals too.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:15:00 +1000
North Queensland Cowboys star Jason Taumalolo banned for two games over shoulder charge
North Queensland Cowboys forward Jason Taumalolo is found guilty of a shoulder charge at the NRL judiciary and suspended for two games.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 20:28:00 +1000
Endangered black-throated finch needs landholders' help to survive
Collaboration between landowners and environmental groups may be the saviour of the endangered black-throated finch.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 09:55:00 +1000
Adani's planned Carmichael coal mine to shift millions to Cayman Islands controlled company
Analysis of company filings shows up to $3 billion from Adani's planned Carmichael coal mine will be shifted to a subsidiary in the Cayman Islands if the controversial project goes ahead.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 07:35:00 +1000
Increasing production from Bass Strait fields would keep lid on gas prices, consultants find
Investment in existing operations in Bass Strait will help stabilise gas prices after 2020, but it must be done now, a report by industry consultants McKinsey and Co says.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 06:57:00 +1000
Drought declared in more southern Queensland regions after hot, dry summer
After recording its driest 12 months in history, Queensland's Fraser Coast is added to the list of drought declared regions, now spanning more than 87 percent of the state.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:02:00 +1000
Earthquake hotspots identified in regional Queensland as seismic activity heats up
Seismologists pinpoint three earthquake hotspots in Queensland, with a higher than usual number of quakes felt over the past two years.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:55:00 +1000
Cowboys' Matt Scott out for season with torn ACL, Panthers' Bryce Cartwright cleared
North Queensland will be without co-captain Matt Scott for the rest of the year after he was diagnosed with a torn ACL.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:12:00 +1000
Family pleads for NDIS re-think of application for daughter's care
A Townsville grandmother has pleaded with the NDIS to reconsider its decision to reject her daughter's application for help.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:38:00 +1000
North Queensland Cowboys celebrate win over Brisbane Broncos despite injury, suspension scares
Not even injury scares to Matt Scott, Antonio Winterstein and Lachlan Coote, or a possible suspension to Jason Taumalolo, could dampen the Cowboys' spirits after their win over Brisbane.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sun, 12 Mar 2017 08:34:00 +1000
Broncos v Cowboys: No surprises, just another instant classic as the rivalry continues
What can you say after the Broncos and Cowboys produce yet another "one for the ages" at Lang Park? Here's what we learned.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 10:34:00 +1000
Brisbane Broncos v North Queensland Cowboys, Warriors v Melbourne Storm: NRL round 2 scores and stats
The Cowboys clinch a golden point win over Brisbane, after the Storm beat the Warriors. Look back at how the games unfolded in the world of stats.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 22:42:00 +1000
Powerlifting: The strength sport empowering women and boosting self-confidence
Powerlifting is becoming a popular women's sport, with 25 women competing at a recent North Queensland powerlifting competition.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:39:00 +1000
Warm ocean temperatures cause another mass bleaching event on Great Barrier Reef
Just one day of aerial surveys of the Great Barrier Reef confirms there has been another mass bleaching event caused by warmer ocean temperatures.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:19:00 +1000
ADF approaches Queensland graziers to seek land for military training base expansions
The Australian Defence Force will spend the next fortnight in the Charters Towers region to talk to landowners in the hope it can purchase properties as part of a military training base expansion.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 09 Mar 2017 15:31:00 +1000
Pilot Pam Jensen reflects on nearly 50 years of flying and being mistaken for a stewardess
After nearly 50 years in the air, retired pilot Pam Jensen reflects on how flying has changed since she first gained her licence.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 09 Mar 2017 13:56:00 +1000
Businesswomen's Hall of Fame inducts record number of rural women this year
Rural entrepreneurs inducted into the Businesswomen's Hall of Fame celebrate the leadership skills of women in Australia.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 09 Mar 2017 06:28:00 +1000
Fickle wet season delivers mixed fortunes for farmers in north Queensland
With just weeks until north Queensland's wet season draws to a close, farmers report results as diverse as the rainfall.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 08 Mar 2017 14:53:00 +1000
International Women's Day: Call for reset of attitudes to women in trades
These north Queensland women tradies can fix a broken circuit but are yet to break the glass ceiling and say changing attitudes is slow work.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 07 Mar 2017 14:49:00 +1000
Coal mining town Collinsville vies to become Australia's solar capital
Solar provides rays of hope for the small mining town of Collinsville in north Queensland as companies vie to take advantage of the region's 300 days a year of perfect sunshine.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sun, 05 Mar 2017 13:26:00 +1000
Cowboys beat Raiders 20-16 in golden point thanks to a freakish bounce off the crossbar
The Cowboys are left thanking their lucky stars after a Johnathan Thurston field goal off the crossbar leads to a golden-point match-winning try over the Raiders.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sun, 05 Mar 2017 09:47:00 +1000
2017 Queensland Reconciliation Awards nominations now open
Know a business, organisation, educational institution or partnership on the journey towards reconciliation?



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 03 Mar 2017 16:51:00 +1000
Sick of sitting on the sidelines, north Queensland women take a punt on AFL
North Queensland is known as NRL heartland but a group of women in a northern Townsville suburb are finding AFL hits the mark.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 03 Mar 2017 13:07:00 +1000
Indigenous girls' Deadly Science program heads to WA thanks to surfing legend's grant
A North Queensland program that inspires Indigenous girls to pursue careers in science is being extended to Western Australia thanks to a grant from Australian surfing legend Layne Beachley.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 03 Mar 2017 07:51:00 +1000
Woman falls up Charters Towers hospital stairs, gets $1.6m payout
A woman who tripped while climbing stairs at a regional Queensland hospital has been awarded $1.6 million in damages for her injuries.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 01 Mar 2017 05:57:00 +1000
LGAQ calls on governments to take control of flying fox issue
Queensland's peak body for local governments calls for more centralised management of flying fox populations.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:08:00 +1000
Sugar dispute prompts sour words in Queensland Parliament as LNP forces debate
Queensland Parliament will urgently debate an Opposition bill aimed at forcing a long-running sugar industry dispute into arbitration, even though the Government has installed a mediator between the two bodies at the centre of the row.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:10:00 +1000
Palm Island riots racism court ruling appeal dropped, Queensland Government says
The Queensland Government scraps its appeal against a Federal Court ruling that police were racist in their response to riots sparked by the death in custody of Cameron Doomadgee on Palm Island in 2004.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:09:00 +1000
Adani director appointed to body overseeing mining giant's coal port despite conflict of interest warning
Despite being warned of "potential conflicts of interest", the Queensland Government appointed an Adani company director to chair the authority overseeing the Abbot Point coal port.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:26:00 +1000
One Nation ties with LNP in poll amid warnings Coalition should return to conservative base
Support for One Nation and the Liberal National Party is neck and neck in the Queensland seat of Dawson, which is currently held by fractious LNP MP George Christensen who has repeatedly threatened to leave the party if it does not return to its conservative roots.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:49:00 +1000
Clive Mensink needs $50,000 to cover Queensland Nickel hearing trip expenses, court told
It would be unreasonable to expect former Queensland Nickel director Clive Mensink to fly in an economy-sized seat to Australia to face a public examination into the refinery's collapse, a Brisbane court hears.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:56:00 +1000
Flooded road closure policy unsuitable for Queensland's Gulf say residents
Residents in Queensland's Gulf country are criticising the State Government's flooded road closure policy, and are calling for a permit system.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:40:00 +1000
Great Barrier Reef authority warns of widespread bleaching again this year
An unusually warm winter and a second warm summer has the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority warning of "elevated and imminent risk" of bleaching, with a new report stating Australia has no plan for dealing with climate change impacts.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:48:00 +1000
Clive Mensink too stressed, anxious for Queensland Nickel court hearing, court told
Former Queensland Nickel director Clive Mensink has been diagnosed with clinical depression and anxiety and returning to Australia to face a public court examination would prove difficult, a Brisbane court hears.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:11:00 +1000
Defence masterplan delivers on training expansion without compulsory Queensland land acquisition
Defence has scaled back its plans to expand military training bases in central and north Queensland, promising in its masterplan not to force any landholder to sell their property.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:09:00 +1000
Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching could be the new normal by 2050, research finds
As new evidence of coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef emerges, scientists warn the temperatures that caused last year's devastating coral die-off will be commonplace within decades.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:29:00 +1000
Freight to increase on north Queensland roads as Glencore moves some transport operations to trucks
Mining giant Glencore confirms more freight will be on the road in north Queensland after rail company Aurizon lost its contract.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:21:00 +1000
Healing touch clinic on Townsville university grounds closes after social media backlash
An energy therapy clinic operating on James Cook University's Townsville campus has been shut down by the institution.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:45:00 +1000
Mandatory life jackets on reef trips flagged by Minister following spike in deaths
Tourists may be forced to wear life jackets while snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef, under a plan being considered by the Queensland Government following a spike in deaths.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:20:00 +1000
Call for Clive Palmer's nephew Clive Mensink to be arrested over Queensland Nickel case
He's been on extended overseas holidays and cites medical conditions, now lawyers say they're fed up with former Queensland Nickel director Clive Mensink's "excuses" and want him to face questioning about the company's collapse.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:44:00 +1000
Queensland Nickel ex-director Clive Mensink misses court
Lawyers for Clive Palmer's nephew, former Queensland Nickel director Clive Mensink, say he is still overseas but they are not sure where, as he risks an arrest warrant being issued for missing cross-examination over the company's collapse.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:50:00 +1000
Cyclone Alfred forms in Gulf of Carpentaria prompting evacuations at Borroloola
Homes in the community of Borroloola on the Gulf of Carpentaria are evacuated, with 74 residents sheltering elsewhere while waiting for Cyclone Alfred to make landfall.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:34:00 +1000
International students arrive at Queensland universities
For international students studying in Queensland universities the new academic year comes with a new language and new culture.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:51:00 +1000
World War II attacks outside of Darwin need more recognition, historians say
While Darwin bore the brunt of World War II attacks in northern Australia, historians are calling for more recognition for places outside of Darwin that were bombed by the Japanese.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:31:00 +1000
Recreational fishers urge authorities to act on contaminated, imported prawns being used as bait
Sunfish Queensland says authorities need to do more to stop the use of contaminated imported prawns as bait.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:54:00 +1000
Clive Palmer defends conversation with nephew Clive Mensink during Queensland Nickel case
Clive Palmer tells the Federal Court in Brisbane it is unfair to blame him for the collapse of Queensland Nickel, as he defends speaking to his nephew Clive Mensink despite the company's director being the subject of a court summons.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:42:00 +1000
Aurukun school inadvertently received up to $815k in overpayments
The Indigenous Aurukun primary school run in partnership with Noel Pearson's Good to Great Schools organisation routinely overstated enrolments because there was a misunderstanding of policy, netting up to $815,000 in extra payments, a report finds.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:32:00 +1000
Parole changes: Convicted killers must identify where victim's bodies are before seeking early release in Queensland
New 'no body, no parole' legislation means prisoners convicted of murder or manslaughter will need to identify the location of their victim's body before being eligible for early release under sweeping changes announced to the Queensland parole system.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:16:00 +1000
Clive Palmer 'can't remember payments of $15m' made by his mining empire, court hears
Clive Palmer tells a Brisbane court he cannot remember details of multi-million-dollar payments made by his mining empire while he was chairman.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:10:00 +1000
Healing touch clinic opens at James Cook University in Australian-first
Australia's first university-based healing touch clinic opens in Townsville to offer students the chance to learn more about the therapy.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:35:00 +1000
Clive Palmer to testify in court over Queensland Nickel's demise
Businessman and former federal MP Clive Palmer is to appear in the Federal Court in Brisbane as liquidators of his failed Queensland Nickel company look to question him over its demise.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:56:00 +1000
Townsville records its first dengue case of 2017
Townsville has confirmed its first locally-acquired case of the mosquito-borne dengue virus for 2017.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:53:00 +1000
Money set to flow from Commonwealth's $2 billion National Water Infrastructure Loan Facility
The Federal Government's $2 billion National Water Infrastructure Loan Facility is open for business.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:53:00 +1000
Snake swallows tennis ball, handler massages it out in delicate operation
A carpet python which swallowed a tennis ball has its unusual dinner massaged out by a snake handler, saving it from sure starvation.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:52:00 +1000
Donald Trump's terror list claims slammed by families of Mia Ayliffe-Chung, Curtis Cheng
The families of British backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung and police accountant Curtis Cheng hit out at US President Donald Trump for claiming their loved ones died in terror attacks ignored by Western media.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:22:00 +1000
Defence drops plans for compulsory acquisition of Queensland farmland for training area
The Federal Government abandons plans to compulsorily acquire farmland in Queensland which was to be used for joint training exercises with Singapore's military.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:50:00 +1000
Taxidermy: the dying art that gives new life
Taxidermist Beth Snewin explains how the ancient practice of taxidermy is giving a second life to Australia's native birds.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:40:00 +1000
Back to school: A psychologist's tips to ease the journey
Psychologist Joann Lukins shares strategies to prepare for the emotion and worry of the first day of school.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 06 Feb 2017 12:42:00 +1000
Barnaby Joyce to fight for landholders but no guarantees there won't be ADF compulsory land buy
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce tells landholders in central Queensland he will fight to protect their properties from compulsory acquisition amid a military training ground expansion, but he cannot give any guarantees.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 03 Feb 2017 19:14:00 +1000
Australian Catholic Church warns congregation ahead of final 'grim' royal commission hearing
Catholic Church leaders throughout Australia are warning church-goers and school parents about the release of data on Monday at the child sex abuse royal commission, describing it as an "horrific portrait of appalling abuse".



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 03 Feb 2017 17:56:00 +1000
Rachel Antonio: Police may search Bowen dump for schoolgirl's remains, nearly 20 years on
Any search of a north Queensland dump for the remains of suspected murder victim Rachel Antonio will be complicated and difficult, police say.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 02 Feb 2017 16:12:00 +1000
Flooding rains bring optimism as barramundi season starts in northern Australia
Fishermen in northern Australia have a spring in their step as they head out to their fishing grounds early for the start of barramundi season this week.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 01 Feb 2017 13:17:00 +1000
Queensland cattle producers predict 2017 will see high prices, but good rains needed
Queensland cattle producers look forward to the year ahead, but predict there will be challenges.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 01 Feb 2017 12:43:00 +1000
Millers reject threat of 'sugar strike' and more federal intervention as marketing divide deepens
Barnaby Joyce warns Wilmar his patience has run out as growers threaten to leave this year's cane crop in the paddock.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 01 Feb 2017 10:40:00 +1000
National pharmacy training program to improve health outcomes for north Queensland
The Townsville Hospital is one of three regional Queensland sites selected to host national pharmacy training program



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:21:00 +1000
Christian Brother ex-headmaster jailed for abuse of seven boys at north Queensland school
A former Christian Brother and high school headmaster is jailed for three years for molesting boys at his north Queensland school more than 40 years ago.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 16:25:00 +1000
Smoking ban introduced in Queensland's national parks in effort to make 'air fresher'
The Queensland Government is concerned the air is not fresh enough in national parks, citing air quality and passive smoking as key reasons for a partial smoking ban that comes into force tomorrow.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 15:10:00 +1000
Queensland Government 'defending racism' in appeal against discrimination ruling
The Queensland Government is perpetuating racism and injustice in backing a court challenge against a landmark Palm Island discrimination case, Indigenous health campaigner Professor Gracelyn Smallwood says.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 11:34:00 +1000
Northern Territory magpie geese get a taste for Queensland mangoes as grower loses 13,000 trays
The magpie geese that destroyed the equivalent of 13,000 trays of mangoes in North Queensland could have flown from the Northern Territory because of dry weather there.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 06:51:00 +1000
Shoalwater Bay ADF compulsory land acquisition unites Queensland's LNP, ALP
Both sides of Queensland politics unite to pressure the Prime Minister to stop the compulsory acquisition of prime agricultural land for an army training ground expansion.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 13:45:00 +1000
Consolidated Pastoral Company ships its first cattle to Indonesia for 2017
The Consolidated Pastoral Company (CPC) has shipped its first load of cattle to Indonesia for 2017.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 12:19:00 +1000
Townsville youth offenders targeted by specialist court as state election battlelines drawn
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says a new youth court in Townsville for high-risk offenders will ensure young people are not lost in the system, but the Opposition says it is just a "weak Labor response".



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 27 Jan 2017 16:44:00 +1000
Domestic violence case load leaves community legal centres 'struggling', other clients turned away
Queensland's community legal centres now help seven times as many people with domestic violence issues as five years ago and are not coping with the demand, the sector's peak body says.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 25 Jan 2017 10:17:00 +1000
James Cook University staffer promoted after student rape
A north Queensland university is investigating how a staff member not only held onto his job after raping a student, but was promoted.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:11:00 +1000
Bumper year in agriculture won't be repeated, Queensland missed the boom: report
An unusually strong agricultural production in 2016 is unlikely to be repeated this year, but Queensland missed out on the biggest production spike in a decade, the Australian Farm Institute concludes.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:40:00 +1000
Townsville's rising crime levels prompt calls for tougher penalties for offenders
Crime in Townsville is set to become a political football in north Queensland with no sign the problem is going away.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:50:00 +1000
Climate change could take the fight out of catch and release fish as water temperatures rise
The fish with the most fight could be the first to die as water temperatures rise on the Great Barrier Reef, researchers find.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:34:00 +1000
Skydive accident survivor rediscovers passion for life in open water swimming
A far north Queensland man whose passion for adventure landed him in a wheelchair is training for one of the toughest open water swims in Queensland.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:32:00 +1000
Political strain pushes federal MP to breaking point as community anger grows over compulsory defence acquisitions
Political pressure mounts as the federal government is called to explain its role in defence plans for compulsorily acquiring prime grazing land in Queensland.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:34:00 +1000
Bob Katter plans legislation to stop sale of fake Indigenous art
Federal MP Bob Katter says he will introduce legislation to Parliament to restrict the sale of inauthentic Aboriginal art by creating a licensing scheme and logo, similar to the Australian Made brand, that could only be used by Indigenous artists.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 06:44:00 +1000
Outback internet service finally switched on
A high-speed internet service built by graziers in north Queensland is finally switched on after a minor hold-up.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:03:00 +1000
Palm Island riots: Queensland Police appeal court ruling that awarded $200k to Lex Wotton
Queensland Police appeal against the Federal Court's ruling in a discrimination case over a death in custody on Palm Island that awarded $200,000 to Lex Wotton and his family.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:14:00 +1000
What the UV rating really means for your skin
A national scientific agency says Queensland's UV index so far this summer is higher than in previous years.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:11:00 +1000
Queensland weather: Heatwave conditions to return on Wednesday
A four-day heatwave will begin on Wednesday, bringing the same kind of conditions that saw more than 200 Queenslanders treated for heat stroke and dehydration last week.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:09:00 +1000
Townsville aquarium's leopard shark switches to asexual reproduction in extreme form of inbreeding
A leopard shark in a Queensland aquarium shocks scientists by becoming the first in the world to give birth without a male, after previously mating in the usual way.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:42:00 +1000
Burlesque a confidence boost for north Queensland women of all shapes and ages
North Queensland women are boosting their body confidence by performing burlesque.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:25:00 +1000
Mixed results for Queensland rice plantings this summer
There have been mixed results for Queensland rice plantings following heavy rainfall in the north.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:22:00 +1000
Great Barrier Reef: Ancient coral samples show icon could recover, but scientists warn of new threats
The Great Barrier Reef has teetered on the edge of extinction in the past and recovered, a new study into its history reveals, but scientist say there are new threats.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 09:18:00 +1000
Jet ski rider and his dog rescued after night spent in waters off Queensland's coast
A jet ski rider and his staffy dog, Stubby, are rescued after spending the night stranded in waters off Queensland's Wide Bay region.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +1000
Sea turtles use sunrise to set their internal compass, researchers say
Sea turtles have a remarkable ability to find their way home, and new research from James Cook University has partly revealed their secret.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:54:00 +1000
Crocodile's monster appetite calls for chicken donations
After nearly a year in captivity, a crocodile removed from Townsville's Strand is revealing his true appetite and some of the mysteries of his life in the wild.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:21:00 +1000
Salvation Army warns of 'vicious' debt cycle after Christmas
Demand for The Salvation Army's free financial advice service skyrockets across the country over the holiday season, with the wait time in some areas doubling to four weeks.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 07:32:00 +1000
Tropical north Queensland climate purrfect for testing effectiveness of new pet flea treatments
The speedy breeding of fleas in hot climates might not seem like a positive, unless you are testing flea treatments.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:44:00 +1000
Men face north Queensland court over possession of rifle, silencer and drugs
Two men face a string of charges after police find drugs, jewellery, cash and a gun which posed "a great threat to the community" in a car.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 06 Jan 2017 18:10:00 +1000
Scientists conducting triage on the world's coral reefs
Scientists are working out which coral reefs are most at risk of bleaching, in order to focus their recovery efforts. They say annual bleaching could affect most coral reefs before 2050, even with the emissions reductions promised under the Paris Climate Change Accords.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 06 Jan 2017 05:36:00 +1000
Croc snared at north Queensland golf club might not have been the one rangers were searching for
Rangers catch a 2.3-metre saltwater crocodile posing a hazard for golfers in north Queensland, but it might not be the one they were after.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 04 Jan 2017 16:46:00 +1000
Livestock agent Terry Ray marks 50 years in business in Queensland, says 2016 best year yet
Stock agent looks back on five decades in industry and says 2016 has been 'a great year' and the market will stay strong into 2017.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Tue, 03 Jan 2017 07:54:00 +1000
Two people freed from flipped small aircraft at Starke Airfield in Townsville
Two people are freed from their small aircraft after it flipped on landing at Starke Airfield in north Queensland, trapping them inside.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 02 Jan 2017 17:17:00 +1000
Farmers urged to register for backpacker tax rate or risk having to withhold higher rate
Businesses that employ backpackers are being urged to register with the Australian Tax Office to take advantage of the new tax rate.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Mon, 02 Jan 2017 14:23:00 +1000
Large croc a popular attraction at Queensland golf club
A 3.5-metre saltwater crocodile gives new meaning to the term "water hazard" on a north Queensland golf course after being spotted in and around a lake over the past month.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 30 Dec 2016 16:35:00 +1000
Former One Nation candidate stood down from QPS amid claims she used a gun under the influence
North Queensland police officer and former One Nation candidate Leanne Rissman is stood down after being accused of using her gun while off duty and affected by alcohol.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:22:00 +1000
Thousands of Syrian, Iraqi refugees to be settled in four south-east Queensland cities
About 3,500 Syrian and Iraqi refugees bound for Queensland will be settled in the state's south-east in Brisbane, Logan, the Gold Coast and Toowoomba, the Federal Government confirms.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Fri, 23 Dec 2016 11:57:00 +1000
Outback kid's writing a positive spin on Queensland's drought
Half a lifetime lived in drought is providing fodder for this young Queensland writer.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 15:30:00 +1000
Adani companies facing multiple financial crime, corruption probes
Indian authorities investigate Adani companies for siphoning money offshore and artificially inflating power prices at the expense of Indian consumers.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 13:37:00 +1000
Indigenous doctors graduate, but thousands more needed
Australia's two newest Indigenous doctors say they have overcome significant obstacles to complete their degrees, but were driven by a passion to help their people and a desire for equality.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 21 Dec 2016 16:19:00 +1000
Live nativity keeps Christmas story fresh after 2016 years
A live-action nativity recreation with a cast of hundreds has been a feature on the Townsville calendar for nearly two decades. Their challenge is keeping a 2,000-year-old story fresh.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 21 Dec 2016 11:51:00 +1000
High speed internet for Queensland's Richmond graziers
A new high speed internet service has been switched on for graziers and the local council in the Richmond area of north Queensland.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 21 Dec 2016 08:40:00 +1000
Hughenden committee renews push for dam in Flinders catchment
A committee formed in Hughenden is renewing the community's push to kickstart irrigation in the Flinders River catchment area.



Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: Wed, 21 Dec 2016 07:53:00 +1000