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Mon 20 Aug 2018

TOTAL SURRENDER: Desperate Turnbull’s humiliating backflip

TOTAL SURRENDER: Desperate Turnbull’s humiliating backflip

MALCOLM Turnbull has dumped the carbon emissions reduction target from his National Energy Guarantee (NEG) policy as his party threatens to revolt.

SUGAR MILL FIRE: Three levels engulfed in fuel blaze

SUGAR MILL FIRE: Three levels engulfed in fuel blaze

A DIESEL fire has ripped through parts of the Maryborough Sugar Factory overnight.

UPDATE: Boy seriously injured in farm forklift accident

UPDATE: Boy seriously injured in farm forklift accident

THE victim of a farming accident involving a forklift was a boy not a man as first thought, a Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman has confirmed.

Sun 19 Aug 2018

717 fires across Queensland in past five days

717 fires across Queensland in past five days

Queensland records 1000 fires in first 19 days of this fire season

Sat 18 Aug 2018

SCAM: Drought-hit farmers targeted by fake hunters

SCAM: Drought-hit farmers targeted by fake hunters

"We will prosecute trespassers ... to protect property owners and industry as they have enough on their hands with the current drought conditions."

VIDEO: Driver 'deliberately' swerves at motorcycle cop

VIDEO: Driver 'deliberately' swerves at motorcycle cop

A POLICE officer on a motorcycle had a lucky escape yesterday after a motorist allegedly deliberately swerved into his path at Harlaxton.

Queensland's very own version of the Honey Badger

Queensland's very own version of the Honey Badger

Local larrikin has an uncanny likeness to the Aussie icon

Asbestos scare spreads to primary school

Asbestos scare spreads to primary school

THE number of children with possible exposure to asbestos grows with contaminants detected in the grounds of a primary school.

'Heartbreaking': Kelpie becomes casualty of drought

'Heartbreaking': Kelpie becomes casualty of drought

After his family were forced to sell their farm and stock, beloved family pet and farm dog Jimmy is now stranded in Coffs, a casualty of the drought.

Locals lose fight against Adani in Federal Court

Locals lose fight against Adani in Federal Court

THE Federal Court has ruled in favour of Indian mining giant Adani over a native title group seeking to block its Carmichael coal mine.

Husband 'loses' wife... and she's not happy

Husband 'loses' wife... and she's not happy

Local husband wandered the house for two days wondering where his wife was, when he eventually found her, she was not happy.

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Hundreds of kids potentially exposed to footy-field asbestos

Hundreds of kids potentially exposed to footy-field asbestos...

HUNDREDS of children have potentially been exposed to poisonous materials as they ran, crashed and tackled during games and training.

VIDEO: Rare whale species encountered off Qld coast

VIDEO: Rare whale species encountered off Qld coast

WHALE-watchers were lucky to come alongside a pod of whales playing - but one thing made the situation even luckier.

VIDEO: Scuba diver saves 2m shark from 'terrible death'

VIDEO: Scuba diver saves 2m shark from 'terrible death'

"I FOUGHT my fear... the shark was moving violently, but I was determined to save it.”

Woman plucked from crumbling cliff by volunteers

Woman plucked from crumbling cliff by volunteers

"SHE was scared that if she moved she’d fall down the cliff face into the water".

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