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  1. The Murray-Darling Basin Authority's latest research, released today, finds of a 37 per cent decline in farm sector jobs, only 7 per cent were the result of the Basin Plan.

  2. They're supposed to be far away at this time of year, so why has a colony of 8,000 little red flying foxes settled in the trees above a cold inland Queensland community?

  3. Queensland students from small schools connect with their peers in Toowoomba for an annual event aiming to get over their isolation through song.

  4. Electricity customers in regional Queensland should be able to save $300 a year through retail competition, Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington says as she likens the Premier to the Sheriff of Nottingham.

  5. They may not wear capes, but there are generous dogs all over Australia that save the lives of their canine companions with the previous gift of blood.

  6. Queensland's agriculture lobby groups are underwhelmed by the state budget, despite an increase in spending on the sector.

  7. Queensland Treasurer Jackie Trad hands down a budget with five new taxes, including a $1 billion rubbish levy to deliver mammoth revenue to help pay for many major projects — which could generate jobs.

  8. Higher-than-expected coal royalties bump Queensland's annual budget surplus up by about $1 billion more than predicted six months ago, Treasurer Jackie Trad says.

  9. "The best thing is scoring tries, team work and the beauty of hanging out with friends" Charlie says.
  10. Thanks to an altered form of footy, kids with disabilities are getting the chance to do what so many of their peers take for granted — play sport on a Saturday.

  11. A second man is charged with murder and misconduct with a corpse over the disappearance of Brisbane man Sam Price-Purcell, who has been missing since 2015.

  12. Small businesses in regional Australia are concerned the recent minimum wage increase will put further pressure on struggling operations.

  13. A new body of research outlining social impacts of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan has been released to coincide with a meeting of water ministers today.

  14. Residents of a rural Queensland town say they are "extremely disappointed" a multi-million-dollar solar farm being built for UQ has been given the green light for construction on prime agricultural land.

  15. The humble flat white is getting a green makeover in an effort to help Australians boost their vegetable intake.

  16. "We use them just for moments, but they last on this planet for hundreds of years," says a 'strawkeller' at Sydney's Manly Cove.
  17. Supermarket giants Coles and Woolworths announce new environmental commitments in response to a shift in consumer attitudes.

  18. In what police describe as a "crucial breakthrough", officers charge a Leyburn man with the murder of Sam Price-Purcell, but the 25-year-old's remains are yet to be found.

  19. A Toowoomba woman become the youngest Australian to climb Mount Everest from both the north and south routes, saying she is relieved to have come home without frostbite.

  20. Grant Barnes is a New Zealander who says he has a bit of mongrel in him, and as the chief regulatory officer overseeing NSW water access he says he will take on any irrigator flouting the law.

  21. The Queensland Competition Authority approves a $20 a year decrease in electricity bills for outside the state's south east, even less than predicted.

  22. Producing a cool, calculated drive on a sizzling hot day, Will Power fills the one hole in his resume and becomes the first Australian to win the the famed 500-mile race in Indianapolis.

  23. All over the country all but 20 of the 250 Indigenous languages are highly endangered, but now they are finding a new voice with some being recreated from just 150 surviving words.

  24. A town on Queensland's Darling Downs has been split in two by major roadworks, and business owners are fighting for compensation.

  25. Australian pig farmers say they are at crisis point, with some considering abandoning the industry due to an ongoing market crash.

  26. During his defamation trial, the broadcaster maintains his belief that the Wagner quarry was responsible for the deaths of 12 people in the Grantham floods, but says he had no hydrological evidence to support his claims.

  27. Big crowds, famous athletes and stadiums are only part of the winning formula for the success of sports tourism in regional Australia.

  28. Toowoomba council let cyclists construct a jump park. The local children are active, grubby and loving it.

  29. Broadcaster Alan Jones denies having a "bitter hatred" for the Wagners, a prominent Queensland family he is accused of defaming on multiple occasions spanning several years.

  30. There were tears and calls of support as nine people appeared in a Toowoomba court late on Thursday, charged over the violent death of a mother that allegedly involved a hammer, metal poles and golf clubs.

  31. Parts of Queensland have seen drought declarations revoked following good summer rainfall in some patches.

  32. The broadcaster denies calling a Queensland family murderers in the wake of the deadly 2011 Grantham floods, as he gives evidence during his multi-million-dollar trial.

  33. Elderly Queenslanders are often suffering from chronic neglect in aged care homes, with serious ailments undiagnosed, bandages being reused and many facilities chronically understaffed, the nurses union says.

  34. A look under the brims at Australia's biggest beef industry event, Beef Australia 2018, reveals there are many things to consider when choosing a hat.

  35. The growing demand for transparency and ethically, socially and environmentally sustainable food is one of the hot topics at Beef Australia 2018.

  36. Gas company Linc Energy is fined a record $4.5 million for causing serious environmental harm through the toxic gas contamination of air, soil and water in Queensland's western Darling Downs.

  37. Drawing on her own experience growing up in rural Queensland's Ilfracombe, Dame Quentin Bryce says the role of women in agriculture has come a long way.

  38. South-east Queensland is set to shiver through its chilliest May morning in years on Saturday as a cold front that has hit southern states moves north of the border.

  39. Do you know how long to rest a steak? Who predicted lab meat in 1931? And do you really know what a heifer is? Dig in to our beef quiz.