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Drownings up from eight to 11 at unpatrolled Queensland beaches

Brisbane Times - ‎10 hours ago‎
He said Surf Lifesaving Queensland trialled a dusk lifesaving service on the Gold Coast during the Christmas holiday period.

Premier smiling through the gloom

Courier Mail - ‎7 hours ago‎
But Treasurer Curtis Pitt said business confidence was picking up and the Queensland business community was tired of hearing self-appointed experts ignoring all the evidence in their political campaign to talk down our economy.

Hottest May night on record for 20 Queensland cities and towns

ABC Online - ‎11 hours ago‎
Vast areas of Queensland have experienced the hottest May night since records began, some of which stretch back to the 1800s.

Triple treat of new suburbs for southeast

Courier Mail - ‎10 hours ago‎
Stockland's Queensland general manager Kingsley Andrew said: “New communities of this scale not only produce immediate economic and employment benefits for the state by generating work in construction and associated trades, but provide an important ...

From hold up victim to one of Queensland's top detectives

Yahoo7 News - ‎9 hours ago‎
Mr Barnett spoke exclusively to 7 News on the eve of his resignation from the Queensland Police Service to take up the post of the state's new Racing Integrity Commissioner.
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Queensland Residents team announced

NRL.COM - ‎13 hours ago‎
Titans half Cameron Cullen and Broncos prop Herman Ese'ese have both been named to play for the XXXX Queensland Residents against the Intrust Super Premiership NSW team in next weekend's representative round.
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Calls for second police commissioner in Queensland to reduce Indigenous incarceration rates

ABC Online - ‎16 hours ago‎
The Queensland Government is being petitioned to appoint a second police commissioner in Queensland, one of Indigenous heritage, to help tackle high incarceration rates.

Queensland banana company Natural Evolution stays ahead of the curve

Brisbane Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
Every week up to 500 tonnes of Australian bananas are thrown out because they're considered "unsuitable for specific supermarket guidelines".
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GoCar ride-share app warns of Uber monopoly unless Queensland law changes

Brisbane Times - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
GoCatch chief executive Ned Moorfield, in Brisbane for the Advance Queensland summit, says the government needs to legalise ride-sharing before Uber establishes a monopoly.
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Injuries dampen victory for Queensland Reds

The Australian - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Queensland's strike weapons Kerevi and Eto Nabuli scarcely touched the ball in anger in the first stanza so it was hardly surprising that they took matters into their own hands early in the second half to conjure up the Reds second try.
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Queensland leadership spill: Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg dismisses plot reports

ABC Online - ‎18 hours ago‎
"Laurie Springborg is a great bloke, he has a terrific depth of knowledge in politics in Queensland, over the last 26 years," Mr Johnson said.
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Manly Sea Eagles' Jamie Lyon mocked by North Queensland Cowboys coach after loss

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
North Queensland coach Paul Green has mocked retiring Manly captain Jamie Lyon for taking a swan dive that appeared to play a role in the premiers being denied a try for obstruction.

Queensland's tree laws will hit city house costs: Property Council

The Australian - ‎3 hours ago‎
Farming lobby AgForce Queensland said the new legislation was “yet another variation to the vegetation management framework”, which had been amended 18 times since it was introduced in 1999.

Ambos demand fairer pay deal

Courier Mail - ‎6 hours ago‎
Secretary Gary Bullock said the role of Queensland paramedics, medical dispatchers and patient transport officers had shifted without fair compensation.

Rocky Point: Calls for Queensland's oldest cane growing region to become motorsport hotspot

ABC Online - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Canefarmers have also lobbied Gold Coast City Council and the Queensland Government to rezone the region, to make it suitable for residential or tourism development.

Meanwhile, in Queensland: who's who on LNP, Labor Senate tickets

The Australian - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
It's understood Malcolm Turnbull told state branches he wanted the order of Senate tickets worked out smoothly and swiftly, and the LNP in Queensland decided a ticket ordered by seniority, decided by the state executive, was the only way. As several ...
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Something fishy about $20 'sauce'

Courier Mail - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Police also allegedly seized $104,340 in cash and counterfeit $50 notes, 16 litres of GHB - or 5,300 hits - 750g of ice, and false Queensland and NSW driver licences. Black Uhlans associate Matt Delander is one of 17 charged. A soy sauce container used ...
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Queensland Uber review to be brought forward

Brisbane Times - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
A much-anticipated review likely to decide the fate of Uber in Queensland looks likely to be brought forward - by one month.
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Romelda Aiken leads from the front as Queensland Firebirds down NSW Swifts

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Fifty-two goals from sharpshooter Romelda Aiken have hoisted the Queensland Firebirds to a 61-51 win over the NSW Swifts in their ANZ Championship grand final rematch.

Queensland Nickel workers to get medical checks from state after Clive Palmer refuses, government says

ABC Online - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The Queensland Government says it will pay to give sacked workers at Clive Palmer's Queensland Nickel refinery exit medical checks after the mining magnate-turned federal MP refused.
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