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  1. A week after violent storms smashed through Queensland's South Burnett, volunteers are helping farmers with the mammoth clean-up.

  2. He was a key member of Australia's first Antarctic expedition, but after suffering mental health problems and being committed to an asylum, Sidney Harry Jeffryes is only now being remembered.

  3. The Federal Government's myGov portal could be allowing abusive partners to track down their victims through their children's accounts, the Queensland Department of Child Safety warns.

  4. For the first time in the award's history, a salmon farmer has taken out the Australian Farmer of the Year award.

  5. Almost half a metre of rain drenches Noosa Heads on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, as the sodden weekend across the state's south-east delivers some remarkable rainfall totals.

  6. A woman has suffered a collapsed lung, broken ribs and other internal injuries after being attacked by a kangaroo at Cypress Gardens, west of Brisbane on Saturday night.

  7. Mobile phone footage taken at Kumbia, Dalby and Cloyna in southern Queensland shows golf-ball sized hail stones.
  8. The Government has formed a taskforce with the major banks ahead of this month's drought summit, aiming to better assist farmers and communities struggling through the big dry.

  9. A Western Australian woman who founded a mental health peer-support network due to a lack of services in regional WA has found the process to be its own form of therapy.

  10. Fruit and vegetable growers want a specialised agriculture visa to help them secure a reliable workforce, saying existing schemes are not good enough.

  11. Of the 100 people trained in a new suicide intervention program in Queensland, every person has already had to use it to help someone thinking of taking their life. Now, the communities taking this Australia-first approach to reducing Aboriginal suicide rates want to make a change across the country.

  12. International researchers discover peptides from the venom gland of an Australian funnel-web spider could be used to kill melanomas.

  13. Residents celebrate after storms roll through Queensland's southern inland overnight, providing relief from painfully dry conditions, but the Bureau of Meteorology says it is not drought-breaking rain.

  14. The Murray-Darling Basin Authority accesses free satellite images beamed from European and American satellites in a year-long trial to ensure water is used wisely and legally.

  15. Sperm extraction and IVF technology make it possible to for a man to father a child after his death — but is it ethical? And what does the law say? A series of Australian court cases provide an insight.

  16. Support services call on the Federal Government to better protect women who are temporary visa holders from domestic violence.

  17. New research finds, like wine, olive oil has distinct regional flavour differences — and producers and consumers are keen to capitalise on it.

  18. When Ollie Bierhoff was tackled in a routine rugby training drill he was instantly paralysed from the neck down. He was told he may never walk again, but he proved them wrong.

  19. Students from around the world will learn to fly at a new multi-million-dollar pilot training centre to be built in Toowoomba on Queensland's Darling Downs, as part of a plan by airline giant Qantas to keep up with growing global demand.

  20. Farmers call for urgent action to make it easier to access to drought relief payments. Only 2,000 farmers receive the payments and another 26,500 who are eligible have not applied.

  21. Hundreds of paramilitary camps used by Aboriginal troopers who worked with white police to crush the Indigenous resistance have been discovered in Queensland.

  22. Toowoomba's Carnival of Flowers kicks off this weekend in the middle of trying weather conditions.

  23. Strawberry sales bounce back after a week that featured dumped strawberries, social media-driven strawberry recipe campaigns and strong support for the industry from state and federal leaders.

  24. Bushfires could travel underground through the root system of vegetation across parched parts of Queensland in coming days, the Rural Fire Service warns, leading to "pop up" fires as most of the state faces a very high fire danger and a total fire ban across the state's south-east.

  25. Rising temperatures, dry air and moderate to fresh south-westerly winds means Queenslanders should be on very high alert over coming days, with bushfires likely to ignite and spread quickly in these conditions.

  26. Preserving Aboriginal heritage through video games - that's the next frontier according to 'virtual jedi' Brett Leavy.
  27. Using virtual reality and video games to bring Aboriginal culture to life is the next frontier, according to 'virtual Jedi' Brett Leavy.

  28. The industry says "some authoritative spokespeople" along with "sometimes hysterical media" had damaged the industry and cost growers millions of dollars.

  29. They're the tractors you know and love: old Fordsons, Chamberlains, John Deeres and Nuffields, except on steroids.
  30. They call it tractor pulling but it's a bit like a visit to the speedway for revhead farmers.

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