Queensland State News

ABC News: Queensland
Icey cold temperatures predicted for SEQ Wed, 27 Jun 2007 08:49:00 +1000
The Queensland weather bureau says widespread rainfall over the south-east delivered 40 to 50 millimetres of rain since Monday morning.
Water poll mayor to step aside Wed, 27 Jun 2007 08:33:00 +1000
Toowoomba Mayor Di Thorley says she is honouring a commitment to her children in deciding not to recontest the next election.
Mental health body calls for overhaul of services Wed, 27 Jun 2007 08:16:00 +1000
A peak mental health body says it is time for a major overhaul of how Queensland's mental health services are delivered.
Jetstar eyes Gold Coast base Wed, 27 Jun 2007 08:16:00 +1000
Low-cost airline Jetstar says it is looking at introducing direct international flights to the Gold Coast.
Ipswich Mayor set to deliver record budget Wed, 27 Jun 2007 08:13:00 +1000
The Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasle says he will deliver a record budget for the city worth more than $400 million later today.




ABC News: Gold and Tweed Coasts
Jetstar eyes Gold Coast base Wed, 27 Jun 2007 08:16:00 +1000
Low-cost airline Jetstar says it is looking at introducing direct international flights to the Gold Coast.
Youths charged after Gold Coast raids Wed, 27 Jun 2007 00:43:00 +1000
Six adults and three juveniles have been charged with a variety of offences following a series of raids on the Gold Coast yesterday morning.
I'm better than my father ever was: Mundine Tue, 26 Jun 2007 10:00:00 +1000
On the eve of his world title defence, Australian boxer Anthony Mundine says he is a better fighter than his father was.
Businessman criticises delay on daylight saving research Tue, 26 Jun 2007 14:10:00 +1000
A south-east Queensland business leader says he is horrified that Premier Peter Beattie has put the daylight saving issue on the backburner.
Humpback numbers on the rise Tue, 26 Jun 2007 11:23:00 +1000
Thousands of humpback whales are making their way past North Stradbroke Island off south-east Queensland this week as part of their annual migration to the Great Barrier Reef.


ABC News: Southern Queensland
Icey cold temperatures predicted for SEQ Wed, 27 Jun 2007 08:49:00 +1000
The Queensland weather bureau says widespread rainfall over the south-east delivered 40 to 50 millimetres of rain since Monday morning.
Water poll mayor to step aside Wed, 27 Jun 2007 08:33:00 +1000
Toowoomba Mayor Di Thorley says she is honouring a commitment to her children in deciding not to recontest the next election.
Turnbull wants Vic response on national water plan Tue, 26 Jun 2007 15:49:00 +1000
Federal Water Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called on the Victorian Government to declare what it wants in legislation that would formalise a national takeover of the Murray-Darling river system.
Wedged truck lifts bridge 30 centimetres Tue, 26 Jun 2007 13:37:00 +1000
A prime mover remains wedged under a timber railway bridge at Warwick on Queensland's southern Darling Downs.
Staff shortage increases child safety workload Tue, 26 Jun 2007 12:00:00 +1000
The Child Safety Minister says a nationwide shortage and high turnover rate is making the Queensland Government's job to reduce the workload of case workers in the region that much harder.


ABC News: Sunshine and Cooloola Coasts
Indigenous group rejects Traveston dam agreement Wed, 27 Jun 2007 07:41:00 +1000
An Indigenous group has knocked back a $1 million offer from the State Government to sign a land use agreement for the Traveston Crossing dam in south-east Queensland.
Man charged over beekeeper murder Tue, 26 Jun 2007 19:25:00 +1000
A 33-year-old man from New South Wales has been charged over a shooting murder near Woodford, north-west of Brisbane.
Noosa Mayor unconcerned by Rudd ban Tue, 26 Jun 2007 13:39:00 +1000
Noosa Mayor Bob Abbot says he is not concerned by Queensland Premier Peter Beattie's decision to ban ministers from meeting a lobbyist that the council hired as part of its anti-amalgamation campaign.
Weeds choking Mary River Tue, 26 Jun 2007 12:00:00 +1000
Environmentalists say weeds are choking parts of the Mary River, in south-east Queensland.
Beattie 'black bans' Greg Rudd over amalgamations Tue, 26 Jun 2007 11:47:00 +1000
The Queensland Premier says he has made it clear to all his ministers that they are not to meet the federal Labor leader Kevin Rudd's brother over the council amalgamation issue.


ABC News: Wide Bay
Indigenous group rejects Traveston dam agreement Wed, 27 Jun 2007 07:41:00 +1000
An Indigenous group has knocked back a $1 million offer from the State Government to sign a land use agreement for the Traveston Crossing dam in south-east Queensland.
Govt approves Patel extradition: report Wed, 27 Jun 2007 07:00:00 +1000
The office of the Federal Justice Minister David Johnston has refused to confirm whether the Government has approved the extradition of former Queensland surgeon Jayant Patel from the US.
Bundaberg council puts recycled water back on agenda Tue, 26 Jun 2007 14:00:00 +1000
Bundaberg City Council, in south-east Queensland, says it has revived plans for a recycled water system because of demand from farmers.
Weeds choking Mary River Tue, 26 Jun 2007 12:00:00 +1000
Environmentalists say weeds are choking parts of the Mary River, in south-east Queensland.
Back grassroots efforts to stamp out child abuse, Govt told Tue, 26 Jun 2007 08:00:00 +1000
A councillor in the south-east Queensland community of Cherbourg says the Federal Government should support grassroots efforts to stamp out child abuse, rather than taking the drastic measures it has proposed.


ABC News: Central Queensland
Lawyer highlights court backlog Wed, 01 Feb 2006 09:37:00 +1100
A Rockhampton lawyer says the District Court may have to sit at nights and weekends to clear a growing backlog of cases.
AgForce warns against higher truck rego fees Wed, 01 Feb 2006 08:21:00 +1100
Farm lobby group AgForce is calling on Queensland's Transport Minister to vote against proposed increases in truck registration charges and the diesel fuel excise.
Qld proves favourite with sea changers Wed, 01 Feb 2006 08:11:00 +1100
Queensland has become the most desirable state in Australia for people making a 'sea change'.
Scientists hold grave fears for Great Barrier Reef Wed, 01 Feb 2006 00:56:00 +1100
Australia's hot summer has had a devastating effect on the Great Barrier Reef.
Home drug use more likely in regions: research Tue, 31 Jan 2006 13:31:00 +1100
New research has found people in country areas are more likely to use illicit drugs in their homes than their city counterparts.


ABC News: Tropical North
Search continues for missing bushwalkers Tue, 26 Jun 2007 09:34:00 +1000
Police and State Emergency Service crews are resuming their search for two bushwalkers missing south-west of Sarina in north Queensland.
Woman dies in car crash near Clermont Tue, 26 Jun 2007 09:27:00 +1000
A woman is dead and a man seriously injured, after a car accident near Clermont, in central Queensland, yesterday.
Roadworks not expected to cause big traffic delays Tue, 26 Jun 2007 09:22:00 +1000
Main Roads says there should not be major traffic interruptions when work begins on the further duplication of Mackay-Bucasia Road in north Queensland.
Rain cancels Bowen show Mon, 25 Jun 2007 12:27:00 +1000
The Bowen Pastoral Show in north Queensland has become the latest local event to be cancelled because of wet weather.
Ratepayers may be forced to help fund swim centre Mon, 25 Jun 2007 10:00:00 +1000
The Mayor of Mackay, in north Queensland, says ratepayers may have to help fund the proposed aquatic facility if a Federal Government grant is not approved.



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ABC News: North Queensland
Mirvac gets waterfront development green light Tue, 26 Jun 2007 13:21:00 +1000
Developer Mirvac Queensland has been given approval from Townsville City Council for a new residential development on the waterfront at the Townsville Marina in north Queensland.
Townsville patient suffers shower burns in India Tue, 26 Jun 2007 12:00:00 +1000
Townsville's Asti Poole has received third degree burns to her legs while showering at a hospital in New Delhi.
Record wet, cold June for Townsville Tue, 26 Jun 2007 11:50:00 +1000
This month has officially been the wettest and coldest June that Townsville has experienced since records began in 1940.
Police question three after stolen car chase Tue, 26 Jun 2007 11:48:00 +1000
Police are questioning three young men after officers were forced to chase a stolen vehicle through Townsville suburbs in the early hours of this morning.
Wet weather forces up vegetable prices Tue, 26 Jun 2007 10:34:00 +1000
Consumers are being warned to prepare for a huge increase in fresh vegetable prices because of cold and wet conditions.


ABC News: Far North
Report highlights Doomadgee council management woes Wed, 27 Jun 2007 08:06:00 +1000
A report tabled in State Parliament yesterday places the Doomadgee Shire Council, in north Queensland, among the worst managed councils in the state.
Water saving rebate still on offer in Johnstone Shire Wed, 27 Jun 2007 08:00:00 +1000
Johnstone Shire Council in far north Queensland is offering residents a rebate on water saving devices even though it is no longer legally required to.
Indigenous leaders warn police over death in custody Wed, 27 Jun 2007 07:32:00 +1000
Queensland Indigenous leaders say it is highly inappropriate for police and their union to be speculating about the cause of another death in custody.
Police offer support to family of man who died in custody Tue, 26 Jun 2007 19:24:00 +1000
Queensland police have offered their assistance and support to the family of an Indigenous man who died in custody in the state's far north today.
Politicians to calm concerns over Indigenous reforms Tue, 26 Jun 2007 17:00:00 +1000
Northern Territory Government politicians are heading out to their bush seats to try to stem panic about the Federal Government's reforms targeting Indigenous child sexual abuse.


ABC News: North West Queensland
Report highlights Doomadgee council management woes Wed, 27 Jun 2007 08:06:00 +1000
A report tabled in State Parliament yesterday places the Doomadgee Shire Council, in north Queensland, among the worst managed councils in the state.
Politicians to calm concerns over Indigenous reforms Tue, 26 Jun 2007 17:00:00 +1000
Northern Territory Government politicians are heading out to their bush seats to try to stem panic about the Federal Government's reforms targeting Indigenous child sexual abuse.
Wet weather forces up vegetable prices Tue, 26 Jun 2007 10:34:00 +1000
Consumers are being warned to prepare for a huge increase in fresh vegetable prices because of cold and wet conditions.
Claims council mergers no threat to bush blueprint Tue, 26 Jun 2007 10:19:00 +1000
The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communities says the Blueprint for the Bush is not being compromised by the threat of local government amalgamations.
Campaign pushes for older workers Tue, 26 Jun 2007 10:14:00 +1000
Queensland's ageing population has prompted the State Government to launch a campaign to encourage north-west employers to hire more older workers.


ABC News: Western Queensland
Wet weather forces up vegetable prices Tue, 26 Jun 2007 10:34:00 +1000
Consumers are being warned to prepare for a huge increase in fresh vegetable prices because of cold and wet conditions.
Townsville records wettest June Tue, 26 Jun 2007 10:19:00 +1000
Townsville in north Queensland has officially recorded its wettest June since records began in 1940.
Claims council mergers no threat to bush blueprint Tue, 26 Jun 2007 10:19:00 +1000
The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communities says the Blueprint for the Bush is not being compromised by the threat of local government amalgamations.
Campaign pushes for older workers Tue, 26 Jun 2007 10:14:00 +1000
Queensland's ageing population has prompted the State Government to launch a campaign to encourage north-west employers to hire more older workers.
Xstrata says lead supplies returning to normal Tue, 26 Jun 2007 09:41:00 +1000
Mining giant Xstrata claims to have overcome supply problems which have interrupted the export of lead from Mount Isa, in north-west Queensland, to Europe.