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North-east state of Australia

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Queensland: North-east state of Australia
Queensland is the second-largest and third-most populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia. Situated in the north-east of the country, it is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales to the west, south-west and south respectively. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean. To its north is the Torres Strait, with Papua New Guinea located less than 200 km across it from the mainland. The state is the world's sixth-largest sub-national entity, with an area of 1,852,642 square kilometres (715,309 sq mi).

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Two men killed in Queensland light plane crash

The light aircraft crashed near Mareeba Airport, west of Cairns.
SBS - Published

Scientists thought Australia's rainforests were too wet to burn - then climate change hit

SBS News visits the Paluma Range National Park in Queensland to see firsthand how the trees and species inhabiting the area have been impacted.
SBS - Published

Videos for Queensland


Australia bushfires' smoke blankets Sydney [Video]Australia bushfires' smoke blankets Sydney

Australia's bushfires are growing, with dozens starting in south, adding to hundreds already burning in New South Wales and Queensland.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:33Published

Hazardous bushfire smoke smothers Sydney [Video]Hazardous bushfire smoke smothers Sydney

Strong winds stoked more than 100 fires across Australia's east coast on Tuesday, blanketing Sydney in hazardous smoke and prompting health warnings for the country's most populous city. Lauren Anthony..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

Farmer releases hailstones from protective nets after severe storm [Video]Farmer releases hailstones from protective nets after severe storm

Slow-motion footage shows hailstones being released from protective bags on a Queensland fruit farm

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:51Published

Safety the priority after WRC Australian Rally cancellation [Video]Safety the priority after WRC Australian Rally cancellation

Devastating bush fires near the Coffs Harbour-based event prove too risky, Australian Rally organisers say.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:57Published

'Leave now': Australians urged to evacuate as 'catastrophic' fires loom [Video]'Leave now': Australians urged to evacuate as 'catastrophic' fires loom

Authorities in Australia's New South Wales and Queensland states have declared a state of emergency as the country's eastern region prepared for "catastrophic" fire conditions. Joe Davies reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:26Published

'Uncharted territory' as bushfires rage across Australia's east [Video]'Uncharted territory' as bushfires rage across Australia's east

Firefighters struggle to contain about 17 blazes which remain dangerous in New South Wales and Queensland

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:00Published

Australia in 'unchartered territory' amid bushfire crisis [Video]Australia in 'unchartered territory' amid bushfire crisis

Towns were evacuated and hundreds of residents told to flee on Friday as a record number of emergency-level bushfires raged across two Australian states. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

Shark bites off snorkeler's foot, another hurt in Australian attack [Video]Shark bites off snorkeler's foot, another hurt in Australian attack

A British man had his foot bitten off and another was injured in a shark attack off Australia's northeast coast on Tuesday, emergency officials in Queensland state said. Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:51Published

 

Anthony Albanese balances climate and coal on tour of Queensland mine regions

Labor leader Anthony Albanese believes there won't be another coal-fired power station built in Australia as the nation moves to renewable energy.
SBS - Published

Anthony Albanese backs Australian coal exports ahead of Queensland tour

Federal Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese is trying to convince voters in regional Queensland that Labor supports coal mining and exports.
SBS - Published

Fed Labor leader backs Aust coal exports

Federal Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese is trying to convince voters in regional Queensland that Labor supports coal mining and exports.
SBS - Published

A man who fired shots at a woman and child has been fatally shot by Queensland police

Police have fatally shot a man after he shot at his former partner and her children in a small Queensland town.
SBS - Published

Man fatally shot by police on Queensland's Fraser Coast

Police have fatally shot a man following reports he was firing at people and vehicles in a small Queensland town.
SBS - Published

Queensland government plans to limit clearing on 570,000 hectares of prime koala habitat

The Queensland government has identified an area of hundreds of thousands of hectares of land where it will limit land clearing to protect koalas.
SBS - Published

Queensland's fire crews prepare for another difficult weekend of scorching conditions

Firefighters across Queensland are exhausted but will need to push through sweltering temperatures over the weekend.
SBS - Published

Qld set to sizzle as bushfires rage on

Fire crews across Queensland are exhausted but will need to push through sweltering temperatures over the weekend.
SBS - Published

Queensland, NSW brace for more high temperatures and fire danger

High temperatures and increased fire danger are expected to grip Queensland and NSW on Friday.
SBS - Published

High temps to come as Qld fires continue

Temperatures up to 12C above average are expected to grip Queensland on Friday as firefighters continue to battle dozens of fires across the state.
SBS - Published

Emergency bushfires rage across NSW from South Coast to Queensland border

Several bushfires burning across NSW from the South Coast to the Queensland border have been elevated to "emergency warning".
SBS - Published

Queensland Liberal National Party leader apologises for racist Schoolies video

Deb Frecklington has acknowledged youth members of the Liberal National Party she leads made a racist video about Aboriginal culture.
SBS - Published

RSL Queensland backs royal commission into veteran suicide

Queensland's senior body representing veterans and their families agrees it is time for an inquest into the escalating rate of suicide among ex-servicemen and women.
The Age - Published

Out with the basket weavers and in with the Negroni-sucking naysayers

Queensland LNP senator James McGrath had so much to work with when insulting the ABC, but he failed miserably.
The Age - Published

Noongars' $290 billion compo claim will transform Indigenous Australia: lawyer

The action, if successful, will be the largest compensation claim in the world – and the firm is preparing other cases in WA, New South Wales and Queensland.
The Age - Published

Queensland to outlaw 'appalling' gay conversion therapy

The Queensland government will outlaw gay conversion therapies, with fines and jail time for health practitioners caught practising them.
SBS - Published

Man accused of NSW killing also prime suspect in Queensland death

The homeless man allegedly killed a another homeless man, 56, in Tweed Heads and is wanted over the death of a 53-year-old man in Maroochydore.
The Age - Published

Queensland native title decision recognises rights of Quandamooka people

The Quandamooka people have welcomed a Federal Court decision recognising their native title rights over Moreton Island in Queensland.
SBS - Published

Mum of toddlers who died in car first charged under new definition of murder

The mother of two sisters who died after being left in a hot car is the first person to be charged under Queensland's new definition of murder.
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Queensland mum of girls who died in hot car remanded in custody

The mother of two girls who died after exposure to extreme heat inside of a car has been remanded in custody after her case went to court.
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Mum to face court over Qld girls' deaths

The mother of two girls who died after exposure to extreme heat inside of a car will face court charged with their murders.
SBS - Published

Mum charged with murder after death of toddler sisters in Queensland car

A 27-year-old woman has been charged with two counts of murder after two toddler sisters died, allegedly of extreme heat from being left in a car in Logan.
SBS - Published

Girls, one and two, found dead in Queensland car showed 'signs of heat exposure'

Two young girls found dead in a car south of Brisbane showed signs of heat exposure, Queensland police say as detectives investigate the tragedy.
SBS - Published

Here's how you can help the koalas hit by the recent horror bushfires

One of Australia's national icons has been hard-hit by the bushfires in NSW and Queensland.
SBS - Published

Meet Bear, the dog who finds koalas injured in Australian bushfires

Thousands of hectares of koala habitat across northern NSW and southeast Queensland have been destroyed in the recent bushfires.
SBS - Published

Fire-ravaged Queensland braces for searing temperatures

A heatwave to hit Queensland on Wednesday will bring searing temperatures up to 40 degrees as firefighters continue to battle intense blazes across the state.
SBS - Published

Qld to swelter through fires, heatwave

A heatwave to hit Queensland on Wednesday will bring searing temperatures up to 40 degrees as firefighters continue to battle intense blazes across the state.
SBS - Published

Large, 'unpredictable' bushfire threatening Queensland's Scenic Rim

Weak easterly winds bringing cooler, humid air should help Queensland crews battling more than 90 bushfires but severe weather is forecast to return
SBS - Published

Qld firefighters warn of worsening fires

Weak easterly winds bringing cooler, humid air should help Queensland crews battling more than 90 bushfires but severe weather is forecast to return
SBS - Published

As over 80 fires ravage Queensland, ‘cricket ball’ hail lashes state’s south-east

Queensland’s emergency services dealt with more than 80 blazes on Sunday as a severe thunderstorm also hit the state’s east.
SBS - Published

Cricket ball size hail falls in Qld

Very dangerous thunderstorms moving across parts of Queensland are bringing no relief to bushfire ravaged parts of the state.
SBS - Published

NSW fire losses mount as Queensland sets record, adjusted data show

This season's bushfires have already claimed more building losses than any previous year in Queensland and are ranked the third most for NSW when population growth is taken into account.
The Age - Published

Queensland bushfires: Residents told to flee Ravensbourne fire

Authorities have issued an emergency warning for the Pechey/Ravensbourne fire on the bone dry near Toowoomba.
SBS - Published

More than 60 blazes flog bone dry Qld

The weather bureau warns conditions will continue to deteriorate in Queensland over the weekend thanks to a burst of hot westerly winds.
SBS - Published

No end in sight for Qld fire danger

The weather bureau warns conditions will continue to deteriorate in Queensland over the weekend thanks to a burst of hot westerly winds.
SBS - Published

Australia's most polluting project begins approvals 'by stealth': CCWA

Lifetime greenhouse emissions from Woodside's proposed Burrup Hub will exceed those of Queensland's Adani, but no one authority will examine the total figure.
The Age - Published

Juvenile accused of lighting devastating bushfire in central Queensland

Police allege a minor started a central Queensland bushfire that has destroyed a number of properties.
SBS - Published

NSW bushfire fighters 'in for long haul' as threat in Queensland also expected to worsen

NSW authorities are warning fire conditions could deteriorate as the weekend approaches. Meanwhile, a man has been arrested for suspected arson.
SBS - Published

Fire threat in Queensland expected to worsen by weekend

The fire threat is expected to ease across Queensland on Thursday before conditions worsen heading into the weekend, the weather bureau says.
SBS - Published

Water-bombing helicopter crash lands fighting as fires rage across Queensland

A helicopter pilot has crashed while waterbombing a fire west of Brisbane. More than 60 blazes continue to burn across the state.
SBS - Published

Noosa residents told to leave immediately as Queensland fires flare

Queensland authorities fear what a collision of weather systems might mean for the state, as firefighters continue to battle more than 60 blazes.
SBS - Published

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