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Queensland: North-east state of Australia
Queensland is the second-largest and third-most populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia. Situated in the north-east of the country, it is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales to the west, south-west and south respectively. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean. To its north is the Torres Strait, with Papua New Guinea located less than 200 km across it from the mainland. The state is the world's sixth-largest sub-national entity, with an area of 1,852,642 square kilometres (715,309 sq mi).

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At least six people tested for deadly coronavirus in Australia

Four people in NSW and another two in Queensland are undergoing testing for the deadly coronavirus, health authorities have confirmed.
SBS - Published

Two quarantined and tested for coronavirus in Queensland, four tested in NSW

Two people in Queensland are being tested for the deadly coronavirus, health authorities say.
SBS - Published

Videos for Queensland


Detection dogs find seven koalas in burnt Queensland forest [Video]Detection dogs find seven koalas in burnt Queensland forest

Special detection dogs have found seven koalas surviving in a burnt-out forest at Maryvale on Queensland’s Southern Downs. Two months ago, a 6,000-hectare fire tore through the forest.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:44Published

Severe floods in Australia after devastating bushfires [Video]Severe floods in Australia after devastating bushfires

Heavy rain has soaked coastal areas of Queensland and New South Wales over the last few days.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:15Published

Storms douse some of Australia's bushfire-hit areas [Video]Storms douse some of Australia's bushfire-hit areas

Parts of Australia's east coast were hit by severe storms on Saturday, dousing some of the bushfires that have devastated the region for months but causing road closures and flash flooding. Lauren..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published

Australians cheer as rain sweeps across parts of the bushfire-ravaged east coast [Video]Australians cheer as rain sweeps across parts of the bushfire-ravaged east coast

Video obtained by Reuters showed Australians rejoicing as rain fell across Queensland and Canberra.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

 

Metaphor for the change in Australian life and manners

A last link with the central Queensland frontier has passed away at Rathdowne Place in Carlton.
The Age - Published

Australia raises travel advice for Wuhan as first suspected coronavirus case detected in Queensland

Australia has updated its travel advice for Wuhan after a Brisbane man returning from the Chinese city developed symptoms of the SARS-like virus.
SBS - Published

First Australian monitored for coronavirus, authorities confirm

Queensland health authorities have confirmed a man who travelled to the area in China where the disease originated is now being monitored in Brisbane.
The Age - Published

Queensland community rallies to save koala habitat under threat from development

A controversial Defence Housing Australia development proposal would destroy 44 hectares of "habitat critical to the survival of the koala" if approved.
SBS - Published

'Notoriously difficult': Will climate change wreck the dream of a Queensland island holiday?

Queensland's island resorts are recovering after a decade in the doldrums, but face challenges from overseas destinations, climate change - and now media coverage of the bushfires.
The Age - Published

'One-in-100-year' storms trigger flash flooding in Australia

'one-in-100-year' storms trigger flash flooding in australia
Fire-ravaged Australia is facing fresh misery after a storm described as a one-in-100-year event caused flash flooding across swathes of the east coast. Torrential rain doused some bushfires but it..
WorldNews - Published

From fire to floods: Roads, theme parks closed as deluge hits Queensland and NSW

Flash flooding was reported in southeast Queensland as heavy rain and thunderstorms hit the fire-ravaged Australian east coast on Saturday.
SBS - Published

Dairy farmers want shoppers to give them a fair go - here's how you can help

With many dairy farmers under pressure due to the persistently low price of milk, the Queensland industry is launching its own campaign to encourage consumers to only buy milk sporting the 'Fair Go..
SBS - Published

Pauline Hanson launches campaign against Queensland's 2032 Olympics bid

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has launched an advertising blitz against Queensland's bid to host the 2032 Olympic Games bid.
SBS - Published

Queensland government criticised over offshore milk deal

A Queensland milk producer has vented its fury after the state government overlooked it and gave a major contract to foreign-owned companies.
SBS - Published

Qld govt savaged for offshore deal on milk

A Queensland milk producer has vented its fury after the state government overlooked it and gave a major contract to foreign-owned companies.
SBS - Published

Dairy farmers turn to shoppers to in a last ditch bid to give them a “fair go”

The recent bushfires have only added to the strain many dairy farmers are already under due to the persistently low price of milk. Now the Queensland dairy industry has launched its own campaign to..
SBS - Published

Siemens resists climate protests over Australia coal project

The German engineering giant says it cannot back out of a huge coalmining deal in Queensland.
BBC News - Published

Light plane with two people on board missing near NSW-Queensland border

A light plane with two people on board has gone missing after taking off from northern NSW on a flight to Queensland.
The Age - Published

Queensland premier urges Donald Trump to send US tourists down under

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has urged President Donald Trump to reconsider US travel warnings placed on Australia.
SBS - Published

Qld premier asks Trump to send tourists

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has urged President Donald Trump to reconsider US travel warnings placed on Australia.
SBS - Published

New study looks to tackle food insecurity in regional Australia

A handful of remote Queensland and Northern Territory communities are partnering with a university to identify solutions to food insecurity.
SBS - Published

Food study tackles remote malnourishment

A handful of remote Queensland and Northern Territory communities are partnering with a university to identify solutions to food insecurity.
SBS - Published

Queensland man who lost home to bushfires wins millions on Lotto

A Queensland man's million-dollar Lotto win will help him rebuild his uninsured home after it was burned to the ground in a bushfire.
SBS - Published

Bushfire victim wins Lotto after home lost

A Queensland man's million-dollar Lotto win will help him rebuild his uninsured home after it was burned to the ground in a bushfire.
SBS - Published

Woodford festival 2019: Blanche goes without Bob Hawke

Like smoke from bushfires across the nation, the spirit of former Prime Minister Bob Hawke hung heavily over Queensland’s Woodford Folk Festival.
The Age - Published

Morrison government to underwrite two new gas power stations

morrison government to underwrite two new gas power stations
The federal government has announced it will underwrite two new gas-fired power stations, with Scott Morrison saying it may still greenlight coal-fired generation for Queensland and New South Wales...
WorldNews - Published

Queensland's fire crews face another day of severe danger

Queensland firefighters are likely in for tough conditions on Sunday, with severe danger warnings issued for parts of the state.
SBS - Published

Missing Queensland diver's leg found hundreds of kilometres south in NSW

Andrew Page, 24, had been free diving with friends and may have got tangled in the line after spearing a big fish and was dragged, police said.
The Age - Published

Human leg found washed up on NSW beach identified as missing spear fisherman

Police have identified a human leg bone washed up on a beach south of Coffs Harbour as a 38-year-old spear fisherman from Queensland.
SBS - Published

Two men killed in Queensland light plane crash

The light aircraft crashed near Mareeba Airport, west of Cairns.
SBS - Published

Scientists thought Australia's rainforests were too wet to burn - then climate change hit

SBS News visits the Paluma Range National Park in Queensland to see firsthand how the trees and species inhabiting the area have been impacted.
SBS - Published

Anthony Albanese balances climate and coal on tour of Queensland mine regions

Labor leader Anthony Albanese believes there won't be another coal-fired power station built in Australia as the nation moves to renewable energy.
SBS - Published

Anthony Albanese backs Australian coal exports ahead of Queensland tour

Federal Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese is trying to convince voters in regional Queensland that Labor supports coal mining and exports.
SBS - Published

Fed Labor leader backs Aust coal exports

Federal Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese is trying to convince voters in regional Queensland that Labor supports coal mining and exports.
SBS - Published

A man who fired shots at a woman and child has been fatally shot by Queensland police

Police have fatally shot a man after he shot at his former partner and her children in a small Queensland town.
SBS - Published

Man fatally shot by police on Queensland's Fraser Coast

Police have fatally shot a man following reports he was firing at people and vehicles in a small Queensland town.
SBS - Published

Queensland government plans to limit clearing on 570,000 hectares of prime koala habitat

The Queensland government has identified an area of hundreds of thousands of hectares of land where it will limit land clearing to protect koalas.
SBS - Published

Queensland's fire crews prepare for another difficult weekend of scorching conditions

Firefighters across Queensland are exhausted but will need to push through sweltering temperatures over the weekend.
SBS - Published

Qld set to sizzle as bushfires rage on

Fire crews across Queensland are exhausted but will need to push through sweltering temperatures over the weekend.
SBS - Published

Queensland, NSW brace for more high temperatures and fire danger

High temperatures and increased fire danger are expected to grip Queensland and NSW on Friday.
SBS - Published

High temps to come as Qld fires continue

Temperatures up to 12C above average are expected to grip Queensland on Friday as firefighters continue to battle dozens of fires across the state.
SBS - Published

Emergency bushfires rage across NSW from South Coast to Queensland border

Several bushfires burning across NSW from the South Coast to the Queensland border have been elevated to "emergency warning".
SBS - Published

Queensland Liberal National Party leader apologises for racist Schoolies video

Deb Frecklington has acknowledged youth members of the Liberal National Party she leads made a racist video about Aboriginal culture.
SBS - Published

RSL Queensland backs royal commission into veteran suicide

Queensland's senior body representing veterans and their families agrees it is time for an inquest into the escalating rate of suicide among ex-servicemen and women.
The Age - Published

Out with the basket weavers and in with the Negroni-sucking naysayers

Queensland LNP senator James McGrath had so much to work with when insulting the ABC, but he failed miserably.
The Age - Published

Debate blazes in Australia over climate change role in bushfire crisis

Australia last month raised the fire danger alert to "catastrophic" for the first time ever, as devastating bushfires tore through the states of New South Wales and Queensland.
France 24 - Published

Noongars' $290 billion compo claim will transform Indigenous Australia: lawyer

The action, if successful, will be the largest compensation claim in the world – and the firm is preparing other cases in WA, New South Wales and Queensland.
The Age - Published

Queensland to outlaw 'appalling' gay conversion therapy

The Queensland government will outlaw gay conversion therapies, with fines and jail time for health practitioners caught practising them.
SBS - Published

Man accused of NSW killing also prime suspect in Queensland death

The homeless man allegedly killed a another homeless man, 56, in Tweed Heads and is wanted over the death of a 53-year-old man in Maroochydore.
The Age - Published

Queensland native title decision recognises rights of Quandamooka people

The Quandamooka people have welcomed a Federal Court decision recognising their native title rights over Moreton Island in Queensland.
SBS - Published

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