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ABC Rural Report for Southern Queensland and Capricornia, Friday May 24, 2013
As the rest of the country waits to hear the detail behind the National Disability Insurance Scheme, people and their carers in regional Queensland are hoping the benefits also reach them.
Woman dies after car hits 57-seater bus
A WOMAN has died after succumbing to injuries sustained when her car collided with a 57-seater bus near Rockhampton in Central Queensland.
Wed May 22, 2013
Qld mine water release harmless, govt says
WATER will be released from more flooded Queensland mines into rivers because a pilot program shows there are no environmental concerns, the state government says.
Tue May 21, 2013
Northern Territory News
Lyn's tragic tale spur for croc experience
THE grandmother of a Top End girl taken by a crocodile is learning how to wrangle the reptiles in the hope of teaching other people about the dangers of the salties.
Mon May 20, 2013
What happened to this couple?
Robert Martinez, 26, and Chantal Barnett, 27, were last seen more than two months ago in the Rockhampton and Yeppoon areas.
Sat May 18, 2013
Court rules no discrimination in prostitute's motel ban
The Court of Appeal has ruled the owners of a central Queensland motel did not discriminate against a sex worker who was banned from the premises.
Thu May 16, 2013
Dusty's chance to delight crowds at historic day out
Owner Craig Melville decided to put Dusty to task for the expo's 10th anniversary, along with his usual vintage Chevy tours of the cemetery.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Qld authorities investigate baby death
EMILY BOURKE: Queensland authorities have launched four separate inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the death of an unborn baby after the mother was turned away from a regional hospital.
Wed May 15, 2013
Boost for the Bruce
Queensland's coastal lifeline will receive a facelift over the next decade with the Federal Government allocating $4.1 billion for upgrades to the Bruce Highway.
Mon May 13, 2013
Koalas feel 'pressure' of coal mine infrastructure
Scientists from Brisbane and central Queensland will meet in Rockhampton today to consider the future of the koala since last year's declaration as a threatened species.
Resources firm ditches Qld coal terminal plan
The newly merged Glencore-Xstrata group has been developing plans for a coal terminal on Balaclava Island at the mouth of the Fitzroy River, near Rockhampton.
Thu May 09, 2013
QR yet to discuss central region train service
Queensland Rail says further investigations are needed on a proposed new rail service in the state's central region.
Mon May 06, 2013
Coal mine plans spark fears for bird research
A central Queensland conservation group says an environmental impact statement for a proposed coal mine in the Galilee Basin does not address concerns about the effects on the Bimblebox Nature Reserve.
Sun May 05, 2013
QRC confident Xstrata merger won't cost jobs
The Queensland Resources Council says Xstrata's merger with Glencore does not threaten jobs in the state's coal mines.
Gillard addresses Labour Day crowd in Brisbane
Prime Minister Julia Gillard addressed thousands of union members who took part in a Labour Day rally in Brisbane's CBD this morning.
Sat May 04, 2013
Hurt tourist gets compo for belly-flop
AN Irish tourist who "belly-flopped" into a Fraser Island waterhole and was rendered a partial quadriplegic will receive substantial damages from the State Government because it failed to adequately warn of the dangers.
Wed May 01, 2013
Navy sick of Abbott's 'drunken sailors'
SOBER sailors have finally had enough of Opposition Leader Tony Abbott's repeated use of the insulting phrase "spending like drunken sailors". Royal Australian Navy staff from Admirals in the corridors of power in Canberra to seamen on mess decks around the nation are sick and tired of Mr Abbott repeatedly comparing Labor's fiscal policy to a ... (more)
Sun Apr 28, 2013
Northern Territory News
Income quarantine to be extended to youth
It follows a trial over the past year with 67 adult volunteers across Playford Council, in Adelaide, who are considered at risk of financial crisis.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Australian minister: I never saw advice against coal port
Australia's environment minister said he never saw advice that a proposed coal port posed "extreme" risks - including threats to endangered turtles and a species of dolphin - at the Great Barrier Reef.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
The New Zealand Herald
Australia: Outback characters
Drive inland from Brisbane, Rockhampton or Townsville and you will cross the Great Dividing Range and discover a vast sun-baked land.