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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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Children among three dead in Brisbane car fire

Three people including children have died in a car fire in Brisbane's east, Police Minister Mark Ryan has told Queensland parliament.
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As Australia looks to act on LGBT conversion practices, survivors and religious groups speak out

A report on Queensland’s bid to make it illegal to change or suppress a person’s gender identity or sexual orientation through so-called ‘therapy’ is due this week, with Victoria continuing to..
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Heavy rain causes flooding in drought-stricken Australia [Video]Heavy rain causes flooding in drought-stricken Australia

Heavy rain caused flooding along the eastern coast of Australia on Thursday, with New South Wales and Queensland seeing rivers and creeks overflowing, indundating roads and homes. Emer McCarthy..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published

Australia welcomes rainfall even as it brings floods [Video]Australia welcomes rainfall even as it brings floods

The east coast of Australia welcomed the heaviest downpour in years on Friday (February 7), dousing some of the country's blazing bushfires and easing a drought that has crippled farming across two..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:51Published

Heavy Rains Bring Relief And Flooding To Australia [Video]Heavy Rains Bring Relief And Flooding To Australia

Australia’s fire-stricken state of Queensland saw heavy rainfalls on Sunday. The precipitation dampened some of the fires that have razed 2.5 million hectares of land since September. The much-needed..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Detection dogs find seven koalas in burnt Queensland forest [Video]Detection dogs find seven koalas in burnt Queensland forest

Special detection dogs have found seven koalas surviving in a burnt-out forest at Maryvale on Queensland’s Southern Downs. Two months ago, a 6,000-hectare fire tore through the forest.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:44Published

Severe floods in Australia after devastating bushfires [Video]Severe floods in Australia after devastating bushfires

Heavy rain has soaked coastal areas of Queensland and New South Wales over the last few days.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:15Published

Storms douse some of Australia's bushfire-hit areas [Video]Storms douse some of Australia's bushfire-hit areas

Parts of Australia's east coast were hit by severe storms on Saturday, dousing some of the bushfires that have devastated the region for months but causing road closures and flash flooding. Lauren..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published

Australians cheer as rain sweeps across parts of the bushfire-ravaged east coast [Video]Australians cheer as rain sweeps across parts of the bushfire-ravaged east coast

Video obtained by Reuters showed Australians rejoicing as rain fell across Queensland and Canberra.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

 

Queensland residents forced to evacuate amid fears dam could burst

Residents remain on high alert in Talgai, southwest of Brisbane, as a dam break continues to threaten homes.
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Hope amidst the heartache: Closing the gap in remote Australia

The Morrison government pledged to partner with Indigenous people to refresh the failing close the gap strategy. In remote Queensland, one Aboriginal community has taken matters into its own hands.
The Age - Published

Predicting rain is an obsession for Hally Herrmann

The first substaintial rain in years has fallen on Queensland’s drought declared Darling Downs just west of Brisbane. But while it is had brought hope to farmers and communities, the drought is far..
SBS - Published

Queensland school demands Cook Islander boy cut his hair despite protest on cultural grounds

A private Christian school principal says a five-year-old Cook Island boy must cut his long hair, but his family want to wait for a traditional ceremony.
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Bettina Arndt says university dating guide teaches women to be 'uncaring, demanding b****es'

Bettina Arndt has seized on dating advice provided to students at Queensland's Griffith University.
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Chinese woman in Queensland confirmed as 15th Australian coronavirus case

A 37-year-old Chinese woman travelling in Queensland has been confirmed as the fifth coronavirus case in the state.
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Adani fined $20k after pleading guilty over land clearing report

Indian miner Adani has been fined $20,000 after pleading guilty to giving the Queensland government false or misleading information about land clearing.
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Adani guilty of false land clearing report

Prosecutors say Adani should be fined $25,000 after pleading guilty to providing misleading information about land clearing at its Queensland coal mine.
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Boy in Queensland diagnosed with coronavirus as more Australians evacuated from Wuhan

An eight-year-old boy has been diagnosed with coronavirus, taking the number of confirmed cases in Australia to 13 people, as the government gets ready for more Wuhan evacuees.
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Eight-year-old boy diagnosed with coronavirus in Queensland

An eight-year-old boy has become the third confirmed case of coronavirus in Queensland.
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Bob Katter reluctantly passes party's leadership reins over to son Robbie

Veteran Queensland MP Bob Katter has chosen his son Robbie to be his successor ahead of the state election.
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Travel bans and bushfires a savage blow for Queensland tourism

Travel bans sparked by the coronavirus outbreak are already having savage economic consequences for far north Queensland's tourism industry.
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Coronavirus: Queensland premier calls for unity and respect for Chinese community

Queenslanders are being urged to remain calm and not lash out at members of the Chinese community as health officials work to contain the spread of coronavirus.
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Respect Chinese community: Qld premier

Queenslanders are being urged to remain calm and not lash out at members of the Chinese community as health officials work to contain the spread of coronavirus.
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Forty-one people tested for coronavirus in Queensland after infected man caught domestic flight

Queensland Health authorities are working to contact all customers of a Tiger Airways flight between Melbourne and the Gold Coast after it was confirmed one of the passengers had contracted the new..
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Men swim to shore after Queensland plane crash

Two men have swum to shore after a plane they were in crashed into the ocean off Queensland.
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Fake coronavirus alert warns Queenslanders to avoid areas with high Chinese populations

A fake health alert warning people to stay away from areas with high Chinese populations has been slammed by a Queensland MP as "100 per cent fake".
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Heavy rains dampen fires in Australia's Queensland state, cause flooding

Australia's bushfire-stricken state of Queensland saw heavy rainfalls on Sunday dampening some of the fires that have razed 2.5 million hectares (1.2 million acres) of land since September, but the wet..
Reuters - Published

At least six people tested for deadly coronavirus in Australia

Four people in NSW and another two in Queensland are undergoing testing for the deadly coronavirus, health authorities have confirmed.
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Two quarantined and tested for coronavirus in Queensland, four tested in NSW

Two people in Queensland are being tested for the deadly coronavirus, health authorities say.
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Metaphor for the change in Australian life and manners

A last link with the central Queensland frontier has passed away at Rathdowne Place in Carlton.
The Age - Published

Australia raises travel advice for Wuhan as first suspected coronavirus case detected in Queensland

Australia has updated its travel advice for Wuhan after a Brisbane man returning from the Chinese city developed symptoms of the SARS-like virus.
SBS - Published

First Australian monitored for coronavirus, authorities confirm

Queensland health authorities have confirmed a man who travelled to the area in China where the disease originated is now being monitored in Brisbane.
The Age - Published

Queensland community rallies to save koala habitat under threat from development

A controversial Defence Housing Australia development proposal would destroy 44 hectares of "habitat critical to the survival of the koala" if approved.
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'Notoriously difficult': Will climate change wreck the dream of a Queensland island holiday?

Queensland's island resorts are recovering after a decade in the doldrums, but face challenges from overseas destinations, climate change - and now media coverage of the bushfires.
The Age - Published

From fire to floods: Roads, theme parks closed as deluge hits Queensland and NSW

Flash flooding was reported in southeast Queensland as heavy rain and thunderstorms hit the fire-ravaged Australian east coast on Saturday.
SBS - Published

Dairy farmers want shoppers to give them a fair go - here's how you can help

With many dairy farmers under pressure due to the persistently low price of milk, the Queensland industry is launching its own campaign to encourage consumers to only buy milk sporting the 'Fair Go..
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Pauline Hanson launches campaign against Queensland's 2032 Olympics bid

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has launched an advertising blitz against Queensland's bid to host the 2032 Olympic Games bid.
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Queensland government criticised over offshore milk deal

A Queensland milk producer has vented its fury after the state government overlooked it and gave a major contract to foreign-owned companies.
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Qld govt savaged for offshore deal on milk

A Queensland milk producer has vented its fury after the state government overlooked it and gave a major contract to foreign-owned companies.
SBS - Published

Dairy farmers turn to shoppers to in a last ditch bid to give them a “fair go”

The recent bushfires have only added to the strain many dairy farmers are already under due to the persistently low price of milk. Now the Queensland dairy industry has launched its own campaign to..
SBS - Published

Light plane with two people on board missing near NSW-Queensland border

A light plane with two people on board has gone missing after taking off from northern NSW on a flight to Queensland.
The Age - Published

Queensland premier urges Donald Trump to send US tourists down under

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has urged President Donald Trump to reconsider US travel warnings placed on Australia.
SBS - Published

Qld premier asks Trump to send tourists

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has urged President Donald Trump to reconsider US travel warnings placed on Australia.
SBS - Published

New study looks to tackle food insecurity in regional Australia

A handful of remote Queensland and Northern Territory communities are partnering with a university to identify solutions to food insecurity.
SBS - Published

Food study tackles remote malnourishment

A handful of remote Queensland and Northern Territory communities are partnering with a university to identify solutions to food insecurity.
SBS - Published

Queensland man who lost home to bushfires wins millions on Lotto

A Queensland man's million-dollar Lotto win will help him rebuild his uninsured home after it was burned to the ground in a bushfire.
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Bushfire victim wins Lotto after home lost

A Queensland man's million-dollar Lotto win will help him rebuild his uninsured home after it was burned to the ground in a bushfire.
SBS - Published

Woodford festival 2019: Blanche goes without Bob Hawke

Like smoke from bushfires across the nation, the spirit of former Prime Minister Bob Hawke hung heavily over Queensland’s Woodford Folk Festival.
The Age - Published

Queensland's fire crews face another day of severe danger

Queensland firefighters are likely in for tough conditions on Sunday, with severe danger warnings issued for parts of the state.
SBS - Published

Missing Queensland diver's leg found hundreds of kilometres south in NSW

Andrew Page, 24, had been free diving with friends and may have got tangled in the line after spearing a big fish and was dragged, police said.
The Age - Published

Human leg found washed up on NSW beach identified as missing spear fisherman

Police have identified a human leg bone washed up on a beach south of Coffs Harbour as a 38-year-old spear fisherman from Queensland.
SBS - Published

Two men killed in Queensland light plane crash

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

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