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  1. Supercars to use knockout qualifying at more races in 2019Read the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago |

    Supercars' knockout qualifying system, first seen this year at Symmons Plains, Barbagallo and Sydney, will be employed to set the grid for 13 races next season. The three-part system, meant to ease traffic issues on shorter circuits, will next year be a feature at Symmons Plains, Phillip Island, Barbagallo, Winton, Hidden Valley, Queensland Raceway and The Bend.


  2. Rush Hour: Disgust at family's sick jokeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2017 |

    As part of a larger documentary about the Holocaust, Creative Director Gi Orman and his crew were granted access to fly a drone across Auschwitz, Birkenau concentration camp in Poland. The crew shot the aerial footage two hours before Auschwitz opened to the public and in full HD.


  3. Wild weather from Tropical Cyclone Owen expected to batter much of QueenslandRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | ABC News

    Destructive winds, possible flooding and wild weather is expected to batter much of Queensland over the coming days as the Bureau of Meteorology predicts Tropical Cyclone Owen will intensify into a category-three system by tomorrow. BOM said the unfolding situation has the "potential to be a high-impact event" as Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk warned Queenslanders in the cyclone's path to consider their emergency plans.


  4. Sugar industry code of conduct to remain in placeRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | ABC News

    The Australian sugar industry will retain its code of conduct after the Federal Government agreed to accept a review, that found the code should remain in place. The code, established in 2017 after a dispute over rights to choose a sugar marketer broke out among industry, will be reviewed again in four years.


  5. 'Triple threat' as warnings intensifyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2017 |

    A zombie cyclone back from the dead and a low pressure system are combining, with warnings of "biggest weather event" for months. As well as wild weather, Thursday is also looking hot across much of the country with temperatures in the 30s in many capitals.


  6. Man, 60, missing for more than a week in 'dangerous bushland'Read the original story

    Sunday Dec 9 | Yahoo!

    Police are scouring dense bushland in dangerous conditions in far north Queensland for a man who went missing more than a week ago on a trip to see friends. Shane Holian's car was found at Jourama Falls, north of Townsville, about 6pm on Sunday, a week after he told contacts he would stay there for a night and travel to Cairns the next day.


  7. Queensland government seeks broadband boost with 'FibreCo Qld'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 9 | ComputerWorld

    The Queensland government will establish a new entity dubbed FibreCo Qld to help provide cheaper backhaul in regional areas of the state for telcos. "Currently, Telstra and Optus dominate the wholesale market in regional Queensland and this makes it harder for new players to get on the scene," said Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.


  8. Ex-cyclone could reform off QldRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 9 |

    Forecasters say ex-cyclone Owen could reform later in the week, with the system dumping heavy rain after crossing far north Queensland's coast. Ex-cyclone Owen is dumping heavy rain in Queensland's far north and could reform into a cyclone by the middle of the week.


  9. Death adder study explores impact of snake relocationRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 9 | ABC News

    That is the focus of a study by University of Queensland researcher Christina Zdenek, who is exploring how relocation impacts on the activity levels and home range of the common death adder, Acanthophis antarcticus . "Research has shown that snakes that are moved from their home territories have more erratic movement, they move more frequently.


  10. 'Intense' rain and storm event on wayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 30 |

    Driving rain, severe storms and a cyclone back from the dead, it all adds up to a sodden week from Tassie to the Top End. Australia could find itself in a pincer movement of atrocious weather as the week goes on with the possibility of a tropical cyclone coming back from the dead in Queensland and a "big storm event" bringing driving rain and storms to the south east.


  11. Canberra's five points of difference in A-League expansion raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 9 | Sydney Morning Herald

    Canberra are among the favourites of the six remaining bids to be handed an A-League licence following an 18-month campaign, but there are no certainties in football. Caggiano emphasised there are a multitude of reasons that separate Canberra from their rival bids but agreed these five are the most compelling.


  12. Faster, cheaper internet for regional QueenslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 8 | Sydney Morning Herald

    A new state-owned entity - called Fibreco - had been set up to lease the capacity to internet retail service providers and would be operational by the middle of next year. More than 600,000 homes and businesses from the Sunshine Coast to Cairns, through cities such as Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville and smaller surrounding towns, will benefit from the internet boost.


  13. Magnetic Island, Queensland: The irresistible pull of MaggieRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 8 |

    The girl behind the hire car desk at Townsville airport has never been to Magnetic Island. This is much the same as an Aucklander never having ventured to Waiheke: possible but incredible.


  14. Ranbury and Project Support Announce Merger with Eaton Square's AssistanceRead the original story

    Saturday Dec 8 | PRWeb

    Eaton Square congratulates Ranbury Management Group, a leading Queensland-based Project Management company, on their merger with Project Support, which was announced this week. Ranbury is one of Australia's most progressive, independent project advisory and delivery consultancies.


  15. Fitness tracker for cows to help farmersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 7 | Beef Magazine

    Australia's Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organization and agricultural technology start-up Ceres Tag have created a new type of "fitness tracker" to help farmers keep track of where their livestock are and what they are doing. The new technology, which takes the form of a smart ear tag, produces similar data to those delivered by consumer smart watches, CSIRO said.


  16. Increase in zinc production and jobs with $300 million refinery expansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 6 | ABC News

    Zinc production is set to increase in Australia with a multi-million-dollar investment to expand a north Queensland refinery. Korea Zinc Company will spend $300 million on its Australian subsidiary, Sun Metals Corporation, which owns a zinc refinery just outside of Townsville.


  17. Imagine being paid to live here and then finding out you may be about to get moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 6 | ABC News

    Where you live could be worth more than $1,000 a year extra to you and, depending on the outcome of a government review, you could be about to get more. The payments, called the Zone Tax Offset, go to people living in some regional and remote parts of the country and range in valued from between $57 and $1,173.


  18. Bonita Mabo 'one of the greatest matriarchs of all time' farewelled at state funeral in TownsvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 5 | ABC News

    Dr Ernestine "Bonita" Mabo AO, has been remembered at her state funeral as the "mother of native title" and matriarch of reconciliation. Close to 1,000 people attended the funeral in Townsville to farewell Dr Mabo, who died late last month at the age of 75. She worked alongside her husband, Eddie "Koiki" Mabo, in the pursuit of Indigenous land recognition, paving the way for the Native Title Act of 1993.


  19. Flooding rain set to drench North Qld from ex-cycloneRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 5 |

    As parts of North Queensland copped more than 170mm in yesterday's storms, the bureau is warning flooding rain is expected to fall in the next few days. Flooding rain will build in fire ravaged Queensland as the remnants of ex tropical cyclone Owen strengthen.


  20. Crossing the ditch: Tasmanian basketball team makes history in NZRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 5 | The Age

    Wellington: Ambitious Tasmanian team the Southern Huskies will make history when they compete in next year's New Zealand domestic basketball league. Beaten but not bowed after missing out on a licence in the Australian NBL for 2019-20, the Southern Huskies pursued a berth in the Kiwi NBL and have been handed a five-season deal to play in an expanded nine-team competition.