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  1. Grain growers in one Victorian region are feeling buoyant after a good harvest, despite tough conditions across the east coast.

  2. Despite figures showing a coal-export record has been beaten, with 223 million tonnes passing through Queensland ports last year, Greens senator Larissa Waters says the coal industry is in "desperate PR overdrive".

  3. Fish experts warn the die-off of fish in the Darling River could result in lower native fish stocks in other states, and call for irrigators to reduce water uptake by 40 per cent.

  4. Police discover a homemade submachine gun in a raid on a Toowoomba home, along with a large cache of weapon components and equipment stored inside a shipping container.
  5. Police discover a homemade submachine gun in a raid on a Toowoomba home, along with a large cache of weapon components and equipment stored inside a shipping container.

  6. Workers from both Energex and Ergon Energy in Queensland will no longer enter yards to read meters where dogs are not securely restrained, after the two companies recorded 71 injuries from dog bites in just over a year.

  7. If you thought it was hot last year, you're not wrong. The Bureau of Meteorology is warning there is little relief on the cards, with 2018's high temperatures and severely dry conditions expected to persist until at least March.

  8. To save one of the rarest butterflies in the world, we also need to save an unnamed ant species, an endangered woodland and a parasitic plant.

  9. Graziers and scientists are searching for answers to pasture dieback
  10. One of the three daughters of Cairns couple Malcolm and Esme Beck expresses her "shock and grief" at the deaths of her parents, who were hit by a car after leaving church in Townsville on Christmas Eve.

  11. As the state's south mops up after wild weather that brought down trees, tore tiles off roofs and left thousands without power, the Bureau of Meteorology warns damaging winds and large hail stones could be on the way.

  12. With Australians spending on average nearly seven hours a day on phones, tablets and computers, it is no wonder many of us are choosing to switch off for a much-needed digital detox.

  13. Three post-millennials take a break from technology for a week in a bid to change their digital habits.
  14. Three post-millennials take a break from technology for a week in a bid to change their digital habits.
  15. Storms sweep across southern and south-east Queensland, cutting power to thousands of homes in the region, after a day of scorching temperatures.

  16. Heart and lung patients in regional and rural Queensland stand a better chance of survival thanks to mobile medical technology that keeps them alive before they are transferred to the city.

  17. Heatwave conditions persist across large parts of Queensland, with residents in the south-east bracing for a short burst of sweltering weather in the lead-up to Christmas.

  18. Scorching weather is predicted over the next few days in Queensland, with temperatures set to soar over 40 degrees Celsius in the state's western interior, the Bureau of Meteorology says.

  19. Mayor Paul Antonio apologises for his misconduct, but a fellow councillor asks: "Who knew about this and chose to do nothing?"

  20. Flash flooding cuts roads on the Darling Downs after nearly 300mm of rain overnight, while in the state's north locals are counting the cost of Cyclone Owen and its record-breaking rain.

  21. A record-breaking downfall sees more than half a metre of rain fall on Halifax, east of Ingham, in 24 hours as ex-Tropical Cylcone Owen drenches parts of Queensland's north tropical coast.

  22. More than 12 hours after crossing the Queensland coast as a category three system, ex-Tropical Cyclone Owen continues moving east toward the Coral Sea, bringing steady rain to the state's north-east.

  23. In the wake up two back-to-back droughts locals in Cunnamulla are concerned about keeping its people in the district to help rebuild when it eventually rains again — but not everyone is leaving.

  24. Water ministers are on the cusp of a "momentous" decision on the Murray Darling Basin Plan that could see the controversial rescue plan delivered in full.

  25. Heywire winner Charline Marom, Toowoomba, Queensland tells of the incredible life her mother lived, from forests of Benin, to a new life in Australia, and how that inspires her to work hard.Heywire winner Charline Marom, Toowoomba, Queensland tells of the incredible life her mother lived, from forests of Benin, to a new life in Australia, and how that inspires her to work hard.
  26. Heywire winner Charline Marom, Toowoomba, Queensland tells of the incredible life her mother lived, from forests of Benin, to a new life in Australia, and how that inspires her to work hard.
  27. With the Federal Government's carp eradication program on hold, Aboriginal rangers are leading a new trapping project removing thousands of the invasive fish.

  28. A southern Queensland Mayor is fined almost $15,000 for engaging in misconduct in his dealings with the Melbourne-to-Brisbane Inland Railway project.

  29. Koala populations may struggle to recover in areas of Queensland that have been hit by the recent record hot conditions as wildlife carers report an increase in calls to help distressed animals.

  30. A southern Queensland council is suing the Federal Government for negligence over the management of land contaminated by firefighting foams, claiming the Commonwealth had been negligent in its management of the issue.

  31. A person of interest in the cold case murder of Toowoomba teenager Annette Mason has taken the stand at a coronial inquest, and says his name has been "thrown around in the mud" for 30 years. Witnesses say he allegedly confessed to killing a girl.

  32. The $27.5m Seasonal Work Incentives Trial has only found placements for 333 people in 18 months, falling far short of its 7,600 possible places.

  33. With harvests underway across most of the country, Australia's winter crop looks worse than initially predicted after the driest September on record and significant frost damage.

  34. Residents in Winfield, north of Bundaberg, have been advised to leave immediately as a bushfire burns near Baffle Creek, while concerns remain for the blaze burning on Stradbroke Island.

  35. Residents in bushfire-affected areas of Queensland are being reminded to stay alert, with temperatures in parts of the state set to soar into the mid-40s today, as smoke from the fires reaches Brisbane city.

  36. Authorities say Sunday will be a day of vigilance for fire-ravaged parts of Queensland, amid the threat of blazes caused by lightning and the possibility of a tropical cyclone brewing in the northern Coral Sea.

  37. Mount Isa School of the Air has created its first cyberbullying program to help students transition into boarding school, almost a year since the passing of its former student Amy 'Dolly' Everett.

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