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  1. Beef price rise to continue, farmers gamble to rebuild herdsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 27 | ABC News

    Australian cattle prices appear to have finally ended their record-breaking rise, but the price of beef for consumers is likely to continue rising in the short-term, industry analysts say. "You'll probably find the prices will go up, probably a lot in the next two or three months," South Melbourne butcher Barry House said.


  2. A colony of bats in QueenslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2013 | Reuters

    Dec. 10 - A city in Queensland, Australia drives out a colony of 80,000 bats using noise from helicopters, gun blasts and horns. Michaela Cabrera reports.


  3. Pre-1976 cars raise cash for kidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 10 | Hawkesbury Gazette

    LONGEVITY: Don Ezzy pictured with Mayor Kim Ford at a Variety charity event in Richmond in 2013. Picture: Geoff Jones At the end of this month, he will once again take his 1964 Holden - which he has done-up and converted for off-road use - for a ten-day trip through regional New South Wales, and help raise funds for Variety - the Children's Charity.


  4. Sinkhole couple: we're not movingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 3 | Manawatu Evening Standard

    An elderly Australian couple have been reassured their house won't be swallowed up by a sinkhole. The only thing is, it's growing.


  5. Basin Pocket sinkhole: Couple have no plans to leqave homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 3 | The Age

    The Ipswich couple who woke on Tuesday morning to find a massive sinkhole in their backyard say they have no intention of moving. Lynn and Ray McKay bought their Basin Pocket home 25 years ago and after surviving the 2011 floods, are now faced with a 12-metre hole in their backyard.


  6. Massive rain dump saturates central QueenslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2016 | ABC News

    A severe weather system that dumped more than 450 millimetres of rain on central Queensland has moved off the coast and is tracking north west, the Bureau of Meteorology says. Forecaster Sam Campbell said 252 millimetres of rain had fallen on the town of Yeppoon in the past 24 hours and a number of locations in central and north Queensland had falls of more than 100mm.


  7. Dingo is Qld's roadkill capitalRead the original story

    Jul 11, 2016 | Yahoo!

    Dingo is Queensland's roadkill capital and winter is the time when motorists are most likely to hit an animal, according to claim data from a major insurer. But it's not the wild dog that drivers are smashing into, with nearly all collisions involving a kangaroo, wallaby, wombat or dog.


  8. Independents keep cards close to their chest about minority government dealRead the original story

    Jul 3, 2016 | ABC News

    KIM LANDERS: While both Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten are hoping to govern in their own right, they're still making sure they're reaching out to the crossbenchers just in case they have to try to form a minority government. Among the gang of independent MPs who could become kingmakers are a few familiar faces.


  9. Angland flying the flag for NSW in QueenslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2016 | Northern Daily Leader

    WANTABADGERY cowboy Cody Angland is second in all around cowboy standings in the Australian Professional Rodeo Association leading up to the Northern Run. WANTABADGERY cowboy Cody Angland is second in all around cowboy standings in the Australian Professional Rodeo Association leading up to the Northern Run.


  10. Townsville shooting: Man stable in intensive care after police shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2016 | Sydney Morning Herald

    The Ethical Standards Command has been brought in to investigate the moment police shot a man outside a Townsville service station early on Monday morning. Paramedics rushed a man, believed to be in his 30s, to Townsville Hospital in a critical condition after he was shot in the leg and stomach by police outside United Petroleum in Hermit Park about 4.20am.


  11. Townsville police shooting: Cops say man was armedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2016 | Sydney Morning Herald

    A man shot by police at least twice in Townsville early Monday morning was armed during an altercation that saw one officer injured, police say. Bloodied clothes and a baseball bat were reportedly found at the scene of the shooting, outside a service station in Hermit Park.


  12. Few surprises for Townsville in state budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2016 | ABC News

    Townsville Enterprise says yesterday's state budget was not a cash-splash but it is happy with the number of major funding commitments. The budget included pre-announced funding for Townsville Hospital's paediatric ward, a new health facility for Palm Island and additional funding for Townsville stadium.


  13. Little-red flying foxes will be tracked to manage troublesome roostsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2016 | ABC News

    Little-red flying foxes will be tracked in Queensland under a new $2.7 million deal designed to manage troublesome roosts in urban areas. About 50 bats will be fitted with GPS transmitters to understand how they move around the state, their roosting preferences, where they feed, and the factors that influence their behaviour.


  14. In a flap: Millions of bats mysteriously disappear overnightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2016 | The Age

    The bats of south-east Queensland have left some of their largest colonies, opening the door on one of the biggest mysteries in the world of nature. That means towns and forests on the east coast of Australia are about to suddenly find they are host to anywhere between 15,000 and 500,000 bats feeding on newly flowering eucalypts.


  15. Queensland mayors pressure state to change laws to use helicopters to move flying fox coloniesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2016 | ABC News

    A north Queensland mayor has launched a new push to allow councils to use mustering helicopters to move flying fox colonies out of parks and suburban backyards. The Hinchinbrook Shire Mayor Ramon Jayo said if the State Government would not let councils use helicopters to move the colonies, it should take on the cost of bat management itself.


  16. Census causing North Queensland to miss out on funding, expertRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2016 | ABC News

    As statisticians across the country prepare for the 2016 census on August 9, north Queenslanders are hoping better representation will lead to better services. Census district manager Frances Williams is responsible for delivering and collecting census forms across an area that is equivalent to that of almost five Tasmanias.


  17. Year 5 student Ryan Grant from Charters Towers School of Distance...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2016 | ABC News

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  18. NAPLAN disadvantaging rural students, say teachersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2016 | ABC News

    Teachers in remote and regional parts of Queensland say they hold concerns that the NAPLAN test may be too city-centric. This week, around one million students in years 3, 5, 7 and 9 sat the tests, with the results enabling a comparison between schools and locations.


  19. Lawrence Springborg's LNP legacy unclearRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2016 | The Age

    In one of the most memorable scenes of David Lean's epic Lawrence of Arabia, Lawrence and his motley crew of would-be kings, gold diggers, brigands and desperados have just wrecked a train. As they loot the train, Lawrence begins walking across the top of the wrecked carriages, and the mob begin to chant in adoration: "Lawrence! Lawrence! Lawrence!" Lawrence had given them a unity of purpose.


  20. Cross Post: Joe Branigan: A quick refresher course in how to create jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2016 | Catallaxy

    The summit comes at a time when Queensland's and Australia's unemployment rates seem stuck at around 6%, about 2% above the lows achieved by the end of phase 1 of the decade-long mining boom , just before the GFC slowdown and the introduction of the Fair Work Act in 2009. Politicians like to think they create jobs.