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  1. As opposition to cages mounts, caged egg farmers say they see lower mortality than with free-range hens.
  2. Outback Queensland town Charleville is transformed into an apocalyptic sea of orange, as a dust storm brought on by recent dry weather and wind gusts of up to 96kph whips through region, ripping roofs from homes.

  3. As opposition to cages mounts, caged egg farmers say they see lower mortality than with free-range hens.

  4. Two men are charged with weapons offences more than a month after a five-year-old boy was shot in the face by another child on Queensland's southern downs.

  5. Demand for power reaches a record high this week as south-east Queenslanders crank up air conditioners to beat this week's unrelenting heat and humidity.

  6. Death threats, verbal abuse, and trolling — it comes with the territory when you're running a local community Facebook group.

  7. A dog rescued from a hot car by police officers poses for a selfie with his rescuers, as a 55-year-old man is charged with animal cruelty over the incident.

  8. Queenslanders need to keep calm and stay cool, avoid booze and crank up the fan, as the worst heat is set to come today as the humidity spikes after another wild storm.

  9. Parts of the state are sweating through temperatures of more than 40 degrees Celsius, and the weather bureau warns there will be no respite this week.

  10. Farmers are increasingly concerned as thousands of tourists stream onto their sunflower fields, destroying paddocks and crops.

  11. A court hears workers at an underground coal gasification plant in Queensland that complained of burning eyes, infections and shortness of breath were told by the company to increase their dairy intake.

  12. Temperatures across Queensland are predicted to start rising from tomorrow, with parts of the state expected to peak as high as 45 degrees Celsius on Sunday.

  13. A 123-turbine wind farm west of Brisbane won't just be the biggest renewable energy project in the southern hemisphere, it's also opening up a potential source of income for a community hit hard by drought.

  14. The Opposition will back a Greens' disallowance motion in the Senate to stop the Federal Government from changing the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

  15. A change in horticulture leadership brings out the critics as grower groups complain of lack of transparency.

  16. After cracking into the ready-made meal market, one of Australia's biggest egg producers is investing tens of millions of dollars in a new free-range egg farm to cater to increased demand for more ethical egg production.

  17. Lawyers demanding payment from drivers who overstay time limits in shopping centre car parks are operating in a grey area that is unlikely to be upheld in court, a legal expert says.

  18. Gas company Linc Energy was aware it was causing environmental damage to parts of Queensland's Western Downs, but allowed operations to continue, a District Court jury has heard.

  19. A landmark case described by a District Court judge as "unusual" will hear how gas company Linc Energy allegedly contaminated strategic cropping land causing serious environmental damage.

  20. As new data reveals Queenslanders are more likely to put off accessing potentially life-saving medication, Sunshine Coast disability pensioner Tony Magrathea tells the ABC he's forced to choose between medicine and food.

  21. It is the hefty title no-one wants, with the city of Mackay named as hosting Queensland's heaviest adults.

  22. School's already back for the new year in Queensland and that means big changes for the many bush kids who've headed off to boarding school for the first time. Belinda Sanders heads along to Fairholme College in Toowoomba to catch up with 12-year-old Katie Brock who's just finished unpacking her bags in the boarding house. Katie comes from Skinny Dip Station to the west of Mt Isa, thousands of kilometres away in the north-west of the state. She's done all her schooling up till now through distance education and school of the air so everything about the school is new and different.
  23. Raheela Asif, 14, is happy she is not preparing for a marriage, but rather embarking on an education journey in her new home in Australia.

  24. Local police ruled Lainie Coldwell's death a freak accident, but for Sergeant Gerry Thornton, it didn't seem right. So he investigated the death on his own time.

  25. Grass-fed cattle producers' efforts to establish a more democratic, directly elected representative body are dealt a major blow by Australia's peak industry council.

  26. A Toowoomba teenager known online for his array of football-bending tricks and shots has landed himself a new legion of fans — world-famous Real Madrid and its 106 million social media followers.

  27. Drugs have become a major problem in St George since a work-for-the-dole program was scrapped a decade ago and residents are now asking for a new employment scheme.

  28. Animal welfare advocates say the review of Australia’s livestock export standards is long overdue and necessary.

  29. Animal welfare advocates say the review of Australia's livestock export standards is long overdue. The federal government has appointed former Western Australian Senator – and live export champion – Dr Chris Back as the independent chair of the Technical Advisory Committee. But chief executive officer of RSPCA Australia, Heather Neil, says it's been a long time coming.
  30. The rollout of HARPS — a scheme for selling fruit and vegetables to supermarkets — is proving anything but harmonious for growers.

  31. Charges may be laid over the shooting of a five-year-old boy in the face on Queensland's Southern Downs, police say, with the child remaining in a critical but stable condition in a Brisbane hospital.

  32. A five-year-old boy is in a critical condition in hospital after being accidently shot in the face by a young relative with a rifle in southern Queensland.

  33. Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen's political career ended in 1987, and the release of Queensland cabinet documents shed light on the former state premier's abrupt demise amid corruption allegations after a 19-year reign.

  34. Thunderstorms with large hail, strong winds and heavy rainfall are rumbling through south-east Queensland and could affect planned New Year's Eve festivities.

  35. The past year has been full of Queenslanders more than willing to go above and beyond the call of duty. These are the men, women and children who made headlines for all the right reasons in 2017.

  36. In a move described as "gut-wrenching" India has imposed a new 30 per cent tariff on Australian chickpeas and lentils which will have immediate financial consequences for growers.

  37. Queenslanders in parts of the state's east and south-east deal with another day of rough weather, with thunderstorms hitting areas from Darling Downs up to the Capricornia Coast and hail reported near Toowoomba.

  38. The Bjelke-Petersen family welcomes the offer of a commonwealth state funeral or memorial service for former senator Lady Flo Bjelke-Petersen, who died yesterday aged 97.

  39. The death of Lady Flo Bjelke-Petersen prompts a mixture of tributes and tirades, as memories are reignited of the highly controversial Queensland political regime of her husband Sir Joh.

  40. South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales are in a war of words after federal and state water ministers failed to agree on whether more water should be bought off farmers and set aside to improve the health of the Murray-Darling Basin.

  41. A 35-year-old Queensland man could face up to 20 years in jail after being caught with nearly 20 grams of crystal methamphetamine and 14 ecstasy tablets.

  42. There will be extreme heatwave conditions in south-west Queensland and north-west New South Wales over the next three days, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says, with several outback towns expecting sweltering daytime temperatures of at least 43 degrees Celsius.

  43. As the child abuse royal commission prepares to hand over its report, we look at some of the key moments that led one of Australia's most pivotal inquiries.

  44. It's going to cost taxpayers at least $10 billion and isn't predicted to turn a profit for about 50 years, but proponents say Australia is in desperate need of an inland railway to ease the number of trucks on our roads and create a more efficient freight system for the next 100 years.

  45. For some people, the impact of the inland rail project on their own properties is a burden worth shouldering. For others, it's sparked acrimony and dissent. The ABC travelled the 1,700km inland rail corridor to hear their hopes, fears and ideas.