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Inquest begins into death of Central Highlands toddler
The father of a central Queensland toddler says he hopes an inquest will answer questions about the girl's health care in the lead up to her death two years ago Ruby Chen, 3, died after being flown to Rockhampton from the Blackwater Hospital with a severe case of influenza in August 2012. The hearing will consider whether an infusion pump contributed to the amount of air that entered the girl's bloodstream.
Environmentalists criticise Australia...
Environmentalists criticised a new Australian government plan released Monday to protect the Great Barrier Reef in the face of UN concerns, saying it will not do enough to halt the marine park's decline. Environmentalists have criticised a new Australian government plan to protect the Great Barrier Reef, saying it will not do enough to halt the marine park's decline - by Ray Berkelmans The draft plan, now open for consultation, comes after UNESCO threatened to put the reef on its World Heritage "in danger" list and gave Canberra until February 1, 2015 to submit a report on what it was doing to protect the natural wonder.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Where Newman wants next army base
PREMIER Campbell Newman has confirmed the state's troops are likely to be involved in the Iraq offensive - while suggesting a location for a new Queensland military base. WAS it two hotheads pulling over to duke it out, a drug-induced panic attack, or something more sinister? Police are edging closer to solving highway puzzle.
Community welcomes sex offender
A court was told in his early years in jail Arthur James Murdock was responsible for violent acts on prison staff and officers and was kept in a cage for many years in Brisbane and Townsville prisons. There was outrage in 2002 when Murdock was allowed to stroll through Rockhampton's city mall unrestrained, under a leave of absence program that was then cancelled.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Doctor takes legal action against Qld Government
The surgeon stood down from Rockhampton Hospital in central Queensland has launched legal action against the State Government claiming breaches of natural justice. The urologist was stood down from the hospital in May amid allegations about botched surgeries, including claims he removed the wrong kidney from a patient.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Big Sound: heavy metal takes front of stage for Australia's biggest music conference
A music manager originally from central Queensland is making headway with heavy metal at this year's Big Sound event in Brisbane. In its 13th year, Big Sound has drawn more than 120 bands from overseas and Australia to discuss the future of the music industry and to discover new talent.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Bleijie pushes for stillbirth inquests
INQUESTS into the deaths of stillborn babies in Queensland will be considered under potential changes to the Coroner's Act. Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie said his department was reviewing whether the Act should be changed to allow coronial inquiries into the deaths of babies before they were delivered.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Parliamentary support for developing Northern Australia, with Pivot North report tabled
Called Pivot North, the Inquiry into the Development of Northern Australia will feed into the Federal Government's White Paper on Northern Australia, due at the end of the year. The report has been tabled in Parliament with 40 recommendations, the first to establish a Department of Northern Australian Development covering the three states of Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Medico staff in arrears
TOWNSVILLE'S privately funded free indigenous health centre is yet to see a patient a month after its official opening was celebrated.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
BasicsCard users buying cigarettes, bartering with groceries
Welfare recipients are spending money quarantined for essentials on banned items and bartering groceries for cash and alcohol, an ABC investigation has found.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Hunt, O'Connor to line up for Reds in 2015
Karmichael Hunt will make yet another code switch and play for the Queensland Reds in the Super Rugby competition in 2015.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Country Hour for Wednesday 27 August, 2014
The rabies-like virus Lyssa has been confirmed for the first time in Horses. Two horses in south east Queensland died last year with subsequent testing proving it was Lyssavirus - contracted through bats.
Vulnerable to lose welfare control
GAMBLERS and victims of domestic violence face having their welfare payments managed by federal bureaucrats under a dramatic expansion of income quarantining.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Calls to lift alcohol bans in Queensland Indigenous communities
MARK COLVIN: There are growing calls for the lifting of alcohol bans in Queensland Indigenous communities.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Doctor who removed wrong kidney settles pay dispute
A specialist doctor suspended from Rockhampton Hospital in central Queensland has settled out of court after taking legal action to have his pay reinstated.