11 hrs ago
Abuse royal commission: victim details years of abuse by 'angry, cruel' Marist Brothers
A man has detailed six years of abuse at the hands of three Marist Brothers while he was a child in northern Queensland, saying they had more control over him than his parents.
23 hrs ago
Court told of ghost pupils
A FORMER office manager at a Queensland college heard the school's principal telling a colleague they would need to "inflate figures'' to bolster funding.
Nothing To Do With Arbroath
Dogs are becoming addicted to cane toad hallucinogen
Dogs in Australia are becoming addicted to the hallucinogenic sweat that oozes off the backs of cane toads.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
Cadets on course for promotion
Australian Air Force cadets from all over northern Queensland have gathered in Townsville for the annual 1 Wing promotion course.
ABC Rural Report for Queensland, Friday 17th of December, 2013
QGC has delivered first gas from the Surat Basin coal seam gas fields to the company's Curtis Island terminal.
Sun Dec 15, 2013
Bird Watching in Australia
Australia has some 800 native bird species throughout the nation, and the 'Twitching' or Bird Watching community is very active in taking the chance of catching a rare glimpse of any of them.
Sat Dec 14, 2013
Cop stabbed in neck during crackdown
A POLICE officer was stabbed in the neck in a Queensland bar during the second night of a national crackdown on alcohol-fuelled violence.
More men say redhead ruined them
Ann Stewart with Keith Prince after he signed a contract for the Bracken Ridge house he bought for them to live in together.
a Jewel of the Earth
It has been estimated that there may be many millions of species of plants, insects and microorganisms still undiscovered in tropical rainforests.
Fri Dec 13, 2013
Albatross Set To Release New EP Dec. 20
The albatross is commonly tied to artists. The symbolism of the pacific bird with the giant wing-span is used in countless poems and pieces, notably Moby Dick.
JCU rebuffs security fear
First steps in an overhaul at James Cook University have been clouded by fears cost-cutting may spread beyond the "headline restructure" with staff worried safety may become a casualty too.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Foundation funding short for children's playground
Over the last few years the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation has been raising money to build a playground at Cairns Hospital for sick kids, but they've come up short.
EU pursues cooperation in Pacific Islands fisheries
Meeting in Cairns, Australia, last week from December 2-6, the 10th regular session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission reported on the programmes in the region that had been implemented primarily through two regional agencies, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community ( is not imposing solution.
Tigerair Australia bares its teeth at Brisbane
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Pitt warns against asset sales to fund proposed Trinity Inlet dredging
Mulgrave MP Curtis Pitt has called on the Queensland Government to rule out asset sales to pay for the Cairns shipping development project.
Inquest probes tourist's death at swimming hole
An inquest is continuing today in Cairns into the death of a 19-year-old German tourist who drowned at a swimming hole near Mareeba.
Staff dread uni job cuts
SWEEPING plans to shake up James Cook University and amalgamate 14 schools into only seven new colleges have sparked fears of job cuts and raised questions about the need for the overhaul.
Cafe is outstanding in its field
Now there's the option of specialty affogato, a flat white over ice or a gourmet shake from Nelson's newest espresso bar Coffee in a Paddock, in revamped shipping container in a paddock on the way to Rabbit Island.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Follow the signs to good holiday advice
As you drive along the highway, radio tuned to ABC Local Radio, making the Christmas holiday road-trip, spare a thought for the hard-working volunteers in Queensland's Visitor Information Centres.