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A push to ensure that rural and remote communities of North Queensland are adequately populated with medical and health professionals is what led to the creation of the James Cook University (JCU), Mount Isa Centre for Rural & Remote Health (MICRRH) two decades ago. The MICRRH is one of ...

The disease wiped out millions of dollars worth of crops in the Queensland town of Emerald in 2004, and was last detected in the Northern Territory in the early 1990s. Chief plant health officer Sarah Corcoran said citrus canker was a very serious disease that reduced the health of the plant. "It reduces ...
Queensland Environment Minister Leeanne Enoch blamed the federal government and the former LNP state government for Ipswich council's decision. Despite the fact the Victorian and NSW governments financially helped its councils dispose of recyclables after China's heavier restrictions, Ms Enoch ...
A Queensland mother has admitted to getting behind the wheel more than six times the legal alcohol limit. Julieanna Roberts told police she'd just been to the shops to get bread rolls, when she was questioned back at her home near Ipswich several weeks ago. Watch the exclusive story on ... woman

Queensland is the Boys' Junior Interstate Series champion after a dramatic final-day shootout in Perth. With a healthy buffer in individual matches won through the week, the Queenslanders had their destiny in their own hands, knowing a win over Western Australia would suffice in the seventh and ...
It is estimated that funds of $40,000 a year could save Queensland's Mary river 'punk' turtle from extinction. ... It comes after Guardian Australia revealed that the endangered turtle species, which is found only in the Mary River in Queensland, did not have a recovery plan in place to protect it from ...
"Acting arrangements are in place at the Electorate Commission of Queensland and the recruitment process to permanently fill the position of commissioner is under way." Van der Merwe will front the Holland Park Magistrates Court on May 1 charged with a single count of possessing a dangerous drug.
Queensland stands ready and willing to talk to Google about setting up its Australian headquarters north of the border, should the search giant's Sydney plans fall through. This week, it was revealed the NSW government had rejected a plan to create a Silicon Valley-style technology hub near ... Google
It's thought the animal died during the flooding event in North Queensland and was washed out to sea. It then ended up on the beach which is popular with tourists. Mr Katter was with the member for Hill Shane Knuth, visiting the South Mission Beach Surf Club when they made the unexpected find. Google
The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said abnormally high tides were no longer expected to impact southern Queensland and cancelled its severe weather warning shortly after 11:00am AEST. But the BOM said large and powerful swells would continue to impact exposed beaches around Fraser Island and ... Google
After a seven-month stay in hospital and three years recovering, he returned to medical school to finish as the first quadriplegic doctor in Queensland and the second in Australia. “Even when I was in the ambulance from the accident scene going to the hospital, I was talking to the doctor in the ambulance ... Google
All Roads led to Rockhampton on the weekend as we saw the Beef Capital welcome riders from Brisbane up to Cairns and out to Longreach for the second round of the MPE Suspension Central Queensland Motocross Championships. After months of work by dedicated volunteers and some amazing ... Google
It's like that up and down the South East Queensland coast at the moment. The longer the massive swell continues the greater the threat of erosion too. The ocean's mighty power is evident when you look out to sea and a boat appears and then completely disappears as it rides the peaks and troughs ... Google
A shift to outside centre for Queensland Women's star Alysia Lefau-Fakaosilea headlines five changes to the starting XV for the clash with the Brumbies. Lefau-Fakaosilea was starved of possession in Queensland's opening round loss to NSW and with coach Michael Hayes eager to get her hands on the ... Google
A woman is fighting for life in hospital after she was brutally attacked in Queensland's Darling Downs. Police were called to a home at Goomburra, north of Warwick, just before 1am on Thursday where they found the 46-year-old with a serious head injury. The woman was taken to Warwick Hospital. Google

The organisation behind a fledgling voluntary euthanasia campaign in Queensland says it believes private support among MPs is overwhelming, and expects a Victorian-style parliamentary inquiry to be under way by the end of the year. The much-loved former Brisbane lord mayor Clem Jones, whose ... Google
QUEENSLAND's new mandatory farm debt mediation program has seen 33 cases initiated in the first six months of the program's operation. The cases represent a broad cross section of farming industries and 18 local government areas. Administered by the Queensland Rural and Industry Development ... Google
Police are searching for a group "brazen" and "disrespectful" Irish tourists, who have been accused of defrauding residents and stealing from business across south-east Queensland. 'Brazen' Irish scammers target elderly residents, small businesses, Queensland police say Photo: Police allege these two ... Google
A stranded group of primary students on school camp at the Echo Creek adventure park near Tully in Queensland's north will be airlifted on Sunday. Three children with gastro were airlifted to Cairns on Saturday, however authorities decided it was safer to leave the remaining students where they were. Google
In the past four days, the amount of rainfall across Queensland has seen the region between Townsville and Cairns declared a disaster zone by the state government. And it isn't over yet. A staged aerial rescue operation is currently underway to retrieve 68 Townsville school kids and 10 staff who were ... Google
The British software product eSafe Global, which is used overseas to track the activities of known sex-offenders, will be trialled in four Queensland independent schools from next term, The Sunday Mail can reveal. Unlike most other school cyber safety products which monitor activities online, eSafe captures ... Google
The Queensland premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, travelled to the region on Sunday to assess the damage, along with the police commissioner, Ian Stewart, and the state disaster coordinator deputy commissioner, Bob Gee. Torrential rain for much of the past week has caused flooding across the region, ... Google
“The north of Queensland has again faced heavy rainfall and flooding. A number of residential properties and businesses have been flooded and several communities have been isolated," he said. “The assistance announced today is designed to help those affected get back on their feet and speed up the ... Google
MACKAY will be keeping a close eye on the weather this week as there may be a chance of a cyclone hitting North Queensland from Thursday. A Sky News meteorology spokesperson said a tropical low was forming off the Philippines which modelling suggests will develop into a cyclone tracking south ... Google
Major flood levels across northern Queensland are slowly easing today after mass rainfall over recent days sparked the declaration of a disaster situation. Evacuations were underway as hundreds of homes were impacted by rising waters, major roads were cut off and schools in the state's north were ... Google
A teenager has died on a southeast Queensland beach after being thrown from the back of a ute. The 19-year-old was flung from the vehicle at about 2am on Saturday as it was driven along Main Beach on North Stradbroke Island. He died at the scene. The driver and four other passengers were not injured ... Google
The Queensland Government is adamant it will still run trains for the Commonwealth Games despite them failing to comply with disability access standards. The Human Rights Commission criticised the state for buying trains that don't comply and is refusing to grant an exemption. The new problem-plagued ... Google
A fleet of new commuter trains key to Commonwealth Games transport plans have been deemed discriminatory against disabled Queenslanders but won't be pulled from the tracks. The state government is sticking by the nine New Generation Rollingstock trains despite the Australian Human Rights ... Google
Queensland Police Minister Mark Ryan had just one week earlier issued a $250,000 reward and indemnity for those not directly involved with Ms Steele's death. Police have been hunting for the mother-of-two's killer since her body was found in the Endeavour River, four days after she was last seen at the ... Google
Parts of western Queensland are preparing for a drenching of up to 300 millimetres this weekend, while the south-east can expect a week of rain. The Bureau of Meteorology has a long list of extreme weather warnings in place, with the most severe conditions set to include destructive winds and heavy ... Google
Parts of Queensland receive almost 300mm in 24 hours, residents urged to bunker down ... A low-pressure system has swamped north-west Queensland on the weekend, delivering falls just shy of 300 millimetres during a 24-hour period. Swift water rescue crews have been deployed to the area and put on ... Google
Hi everyone, we are currently producing a forecast for Queensland that could rival anything during the past 44 years. It may even be so significant that nothing has ever been experienced like it in this state. Stay tuned we will edit this post with the details once the forecast is completed in around 2hrs time. Google
A sixth infant has died from congenital syphilis amid a devastating outbreak of the disease in parts of remote Australia. The young children have all died in Queensland, where the spate of cases emerged in 2011. Department of Health official Sharon Appleyard told Senate Estimates that six of 13 infants ... Google
... first major projects were at Redcliffe, where he bought a caravan park and run-down real estate agency. He went on to develop more than 2000 housing blocks, apartments, car yards and other commercial sites on the Peninsula. The company then expanded to other areas of Queensland and Melbourne. Google
The region is being drenched, with a severe weather warning for heavy rain in place and emergency crews on standby for more flooding in north Queensland. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said after heavy falls overnight, conditions had eased slightly. The low-pressure weather system has moved to ... Google
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“And why do they want to invest in renewable energy projects in Queensland? Because we have a 50 per cent renewable energy target. “I have some of the largest investment companies looking at Queensland as an outstanding place for where renewable energy is taking off.” Ms Palaszczuk added that ... Google
Queensland woman charged over stab attack. Police have charged a north Queensland woman after a young man was repeatedly stabbed in the back, leaving him with a suspected punctured lung. Tracey Ferrier. Australian Associated PressMarch 2, 20188:25am. A young man is recovering in hospital after being ... Google
The clean-up is under way as record flooding from the Haughton River clears from roads and properties in Giru, south-east of Townsville. Roads to the town were cut as the Haughton reached a record peak of 3.1 metres late on Thursday. Local State Emergency Service (SES) controllers said no homes ... Google
Queensland bus crashes send 13 to hospital. Two separate bus crashes in Queensland have resulted in more than a dozen people being taken to hospital. Australian Associated PressMarch 2, 201810:04am. More than a dozen people were taken to hospital following two early morning bus crashes across Queensland. Google
"Although the Queensland government has undertaken, within three years, to meet a legal obligation that has existed since the transport standards came into effect in 2002, the commission is not persuaded that the reasons advanced in favour of the exemption outweigh the discriminatory impact of the ... Google
A severe weather warning is in place for parts of northern and northwestern Queensland for the coming days ahead of widespread major predicted rainfalls. The Bureau of Meteorology today warned residents of the Northern Goldfields, Upper Flinders and North West regions of Queensland's northern ... Google
Mr King's death was being investigated by ethical standards command, under the supervision of the coroner, and Queensland's Crime and Corruption Commission. Mr Levitt stressed the extent of police involvement in the incident “must” be covered at an inquest. He also said it was “extraordinary” Mrs King ... Google
The trial of Isaac Emmanuel Roberts, a Queensland accountant accused of bringing the drugs ice and ecstasy into Bali, has begun, with the 36-year-old telling the court he has had a serious drug addiction since 2009. Key points: Isaac Roberts accused of bringing 14 ecstasy tablets and 14 grams of ice to ... Google
Fresh off a triumphant start to the year at the Brisbane Tens, Queensland women's XV coach Michael Hayes has named his squad for the inaugural Super W. Hayes has nine Wallaroos in his 30-woman squad but it's the inclusion of boom rookie Alysia Fakaosilea that will excite Queensland fans. Google
The Queensland Competition Authority said Aurizon's maximum allowable revenue for the next four years from the use of its Central Queensland Coal Network rail track should be $3.9 billion, which was $1 billion less than what Aurizon believed it should be. Yesterday Aurizon said it would be forced to ... Google
Queensland Ambulance Service's Lachlan Parker said the heat could affect people who are vulnerable. "Often when the heat comes through it often sort of compounds a pre-existing medical condition and the risk patients for us are generally those elderly patients and also very young," he said. "As best as ... Google
Queensland's electoral commissioner Walter van der Merwe has been suspended immediately by the state's Attorney-General over "serious allegations" which she says could amount to misbehaviour under the electoral act. Attorney-General Yvette D'Ath said the unspecified allegations, while serious, "do ... Google


 

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