Queensland, Australia Travel Newswire (Page 6)

Queensland, Australia Travel Newswire (Page 6)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Queensland, Australia Travel. (Page 6)

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  1. Cronulla Sharks v North Queensland Cowboys shapes as game of NRL season so farRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2016 | Sydney Morning Herald

    Monday night football this week features what should be one of the games of the season. Premiers North Queensland, who should be at full strength with the expected return of Michael Morgan, travel to southern Sydney to take on the Sharks, missing just interchange prop Matt Prior from their best 17. The Sharks have won nine in a row and are just two wins short of equalling their best-ever winning sequence.

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  2. Provocative out to take Zabeel level with Sir Tristram for group 1 winnersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2016 | The Age

    From major upsets to injury-time winner, these are the most exciting, silly and downright crazy plays in the sporting world this week. New Zealand trainer Tony Pike hasn't had many Zabeels but in classy filly Provocative he might have the daughter which takes the great stallion to the same number of group 1 winners as his famous father Sir Tristram.

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  3. Meet the amateur radio buff who helps NASARead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2016 | ABC News

    Mucking around with amateur radio equipment had led to a rare position as a NASA volunteer for a central Queensland man. Mackay man Shane Lynd was tinkering with his radio equipment 18 years ago when a chance encounter with space changed everything.

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  4. Call for labour hire inquiry to hold hearings in BundabergRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2016 | ABC News

    The Queensland Finance and Administration parliamentary committee into the practices of labour hire industry should hold public hearings on worker exploitation in Bundaberg, Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Leanne Donaldson has said. The committee recently rescheduled the public hearings of its inquiry into the practices of the labour hire industry in the state, dropping Bundaberg from the schedule.

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  5. Crane falls onto university building in AustraliaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2016 | Stuff.co.nz

    The mobile crane fell across a street just before 11am, with its tip lodging in the sixth storey of the Griffith University Queensland College of Art building in Brisbane. Photography student Tegan Neilsen was developing film in the campus's darkroom when she heard a crash on the floor above.

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  6. Free Go Card trips to be scrapped in budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2016 | Sydney Morning Herald

    Queensland's "nine and free" public transport system will be scrapped in the state budget because providing the 10th trip free of charge would cost the state government more than $107 million since 2012 by June 30. In 2015-2016 alone this has cost the state government $27.78 million in lost revenue, but provided a benefit to only one-seventh of per cent of Southeast Queensland's 523,672 Go Card users. Figures seen by Fairfax Media show that although the discount has allowed 80,675 Go card holders to use the 10th trip free; that only represents 15.7 per cent of all Go Card users.

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  7. Bid to ban street preachers from Brisbane rejectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2016 | Sydney Morning Herald

    Brisbane City Council has come down on the side of free speech by rejecting a call to ban street preachers from proselytising in the CBD. The council was presented with a petition, albeit with just 11 signatures, seeking to ban preachers from the inner-city late last year, which went to a council committee last week.

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  8. Star Kiwi to target UBET picket fence bonusRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2016 | HarnessLink.com

    One of Australasia's best pacers has committed to harness racing in Brisbane at this month's Queensland Winter Racing Carnival, with star New Zealander Christen Me targeting the UBET Picket Fence bonus. has confirmed a trip to Brisbane for the seven-year-old gelding, which will be targeting the $50,000 UBET Picket Fence bonus for Open Class pacers that culminates in the Group 1 $200,000 In order to collect the bonus, Christen Me must win two eligible lead-up races during the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival between Dalgety said the UBET Picket Fence bonus, a joint initiative developed by Racing Queensland and UBET, had swayed connections from their initial plans to target feature races in both Sydney and Brisbane over the Winter.

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  9. Insurers brace for extreme storm claimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2016 | The Age

    Claims for damage caused by flying debris and flooding in homes and cars are beginning to trickle in to insurance companies, as torrential rain and damaging winds continued to pummel the NSW coast on Sunday afternoon. Intense storms left more than 28,500 homes without power in Sydney and on the Central Coast, after belting Queensland late on Friday.

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  10. The best photobombing animals everRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2016 | NEWS.com.au

    The pictures, captured by a variety of photographers across the world, show the mischievous side of all creatures great and small. Otis the hippo shot to fame with his smiling antics when he was pictured posing in his water tank at San Diego Zoo next to IT consultant Jay Parker.

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  11. Tropical North Queensland adventure with kidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2016 | Stuff.co.nz

    If Mila's mother could see her now, dangling upside down 80 metres above the ground in the rainforest canopy, it is possible that this father-daughter bonding trip in Tropical North Queensland might be our last. However, I couldn't be prouder of my 8-year-old daughter, who, on arriving at the Jungle Surfing Canopy tour in the Daintree rainforest, had been teary-eyed with trepidation.

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  12. Must Do Brisbane: 10 great winter escapesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2016 | The Age

    Now that the first chill of winter has arrived, the countryside west of Brisbane comes into its own with starry winter skies, roaring fires, red wine, historic towns and cosy boutique accommodation luring city escapees on weekends away.

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  13. 'Uber review': The plan to 'transform' Brisbane's public transport systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2016 | The Age

    Opportunities for Personalised Transport Review Taskforce chair Jim Varghese on stage at a public forum on the issue at Brisbane City Hall. A plan to merge taxis with public transport to tackle the so-called "first and last mile" problem has the potential to "transform" bus travel in Brisbane, according to the man in charge of a critical transport review.

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  14. East coast braces for wild weatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2016 | The Mercury

    Lightning bolt over the Gold Coast earlier this year. All beaches on the Gold Coast will remain closed as wild weather hits today.

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  15. Qld warned to batten down the hatchesRead the original story

    Jun 3, 2016 | Yahoo!

    Heavy rain, gale force winds and a king tide are set to lash southeast Queensland on Saturday morning in the start of a wild weekend of weather. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe warning for heavy rain and damaging wind gusts topping 90km/h, predicted to be at their most intense on Saturday.

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  16. The nightmarish first flights to London when Qantas established the ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | Daily Mail

    Twelve days, 31 stopovers and the only food service was a sandwich handed to you by the co-pilot: Inside the nightmarish first Qantas flights from Australia to London By 1947 Qantas launched the historic 'Kangaroo Route' which took a mere 4 days with 55 hours in the air These days travellers roll their eyes at the thought of enduring a 23-hour flight from Australia to the UK. But spare a thought for the jet setters who took the first Qantas flight from Brisbane to London in 1935, which took 12 days, up to 31 stopovers and at 20,525km was by far the longest air service in the world.

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  17. Crocodile takes woman during night swim in AustraliaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2016 | Ghanamma.com

    A file photo taken on October 3, 2012, shows a 700 kilogram crocodile called Rex - who is one of the world's largest crocodiles - in his enclosure at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo. A woman is feared dead after being taken by a crocodile following a late night swim with a friend at a beach in northern Australia, police said on May 30, 2016, The women went for a stroll on Thornton Beach in the Cape York region of Queensland state before making a fateful decision to go for a dip in an area known to be infested with crocodiles.

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  18. Sir Richard Branson forgoes shoes as he opens the doors to his...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2016 | Daily Mail

    'The most beautiful spot in Australia': Sir Richard Branson forgoes shoes as he opens doors to his breathtaking Makepeace Island estate on the Sunshine Coast But on Monday, Virgin honcho Sir Richard Branson proved that he's very much down-to-earth while giving a tour of his spectacular Makepeace Island home while barefoot. Dressed casually in black jeans and a T-shirt, the relaxed 65-year-old business magnate opted to forgo shoes while padding around the 25-acre property with Today show presenter Sylvia Jeffreys.

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  19. Last words of terrified tourist who vanished after being dragged under by crocodile during night swimRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2016 | Mirror.co.uk

    A police officer investigating the incident said that her "friend tried to grab her and drag her to safety but she just wasn't able to do that" A local politician said: 'If you go in swimming at 10 o'clock at night, you're going to get consumed' A woman on holiday screamed "a croc's got me" during a night time holiday swim in Australia before vanishing in the water. The woman, aged 46, was swimming with her friend in the shallow water at Thornton Beach in the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park in Queensland.

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  20. Climate change action urged as businesses fear effect on sections of Great Barrier ReefRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2016 | ABC News

    ELEANOR HALL: We begin today in Queensland, where tourism operators are warning about the future of their $6 billion industry, with the latest research into the Great Barrier Reef finding that a third of the northern and central part of it is dead. The World Heritage listed reef is in the midst of its third bleaching event since 1998.

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