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Queensland News

Slow life: Amazing time lapse video of coral life

As the world continues to dump oil, dangerous chemicals and tons of garbage into the oceans, a very precious Eco-system is living and struggling to survive under those waters.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

New species of marsupial discovered in Australia

Scientists in the Australian state of Queensland have discovered three new species of a rodent-like marsupial. With the species, the males fornicate until they collapse.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Queensland neighborhood puts on amazing Christmas light show

Ormeau - With the computers of today, it is not uncommon for people to set their outdoor Christmas lights to music, but one Queensland, Australia neighborhood is going all out, designing several different musical light shows for people to enjoy.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 2 comments

Queensland tenancy laws to be reviewed

The Queensland Government has announced a targeted review of the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 in order to reduce red tape and balance the competing interests of landlord and tenant.
In the Media by Tracey Lloyd

Three arrested over penguin prank in Australia

Dirk the penguin was having a quiet night in with his girlfriend, Peaches, at the breeding colony of Fairy penguins at Sea World in Queensland, Australia, when three drunken Welshmen decided to steal him for a prank.
In the Media by Amanda Payne - 3 comments

New QLD Premier axes Queensland Literary Awards

Brisbane - Premier Campbell Newman wasted no time in his promised budget cuts, axing the Queensland Literary Awards after just 10 days in office.
In the Media by Joseph Power

Newman, LNP sweep to landslide Queensland election victory

Campbell Newman and the LNP have swept to an historic election victory in Queensland. Bligh, Newman, and Peter Beattie comment on the day's events.
In the Media by Joseph Power

Australia's Great Barrier Reef damaged by Yasi but will recover

Record floods and Cyclone Yasi have taken a toll on the world's largest living formation but scientists are confident the Great Barrier Reef will recover.
In the Media by Kimberley Pollock - 5 comments

Australia's tropical resorts hit hard by Cyclone Yasi

The Australian tropical resort islands in the path of Cyclone Yasi have been devastated but fortunately no lives have been lost.
In the Media by Kimberley Pollock - 1 comment

Cyclone Yasi aftermath

Brisbane - Cyclone Yasi is going to leave a mark on the psyche of Queensland for a while. People who have lived through several cyclones described Yasi as "terrifying". The real terror may be yet to come, as people assess the damage, which is colossal.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 2 comments

Cyclone Yasi starts hitting - Radar KO’d, trees uprooted on coast

Brisbane - Yasi is coming in like a movie script. The Bureau of Meteorology weather station on Willis island off the coast is reportedly knocked out. Last recorded wind speeds were 185kmh. Pre-cyclonic winds are reported to have uprooted trees on the Ayr coast.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 2 comments

Cyclone Yasi now Category 5, could hit 320 kmh winds

Brisbane - Even Queenslanders are getting out. The monster cyclone Yasi has picked up speed, and is now expected to hit as a strong category 5 cyclone. It’s being called the most potentially lethal cyclone in living memory.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 2 comments

Giant cyclone Yasi heading for Queensland

Brisbane - Cyclone Yasi, a monster cyclone with a core the size of France, is heading for battered Queensland. Residents in low lying areas have been urged to leave. In 2006 a smaller cyclone, Larry, devastated northern Queensland.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 11 comments

Leaving home behind, a Queensland flood story Special

Brisbane - "Hurry, hurry. Please come over my home is going to flood." These were the worried words of a poor woman who just watched the horrific sights of Toowoomba going under water, waiting for her home to be next.
Digital Journal Report by Jozefina Ndoci - 2 comments

Long way home - A Queensland flood story Special

Brisbane - In the city of Brisbane, Australia, it would usually take a carpet cleaning company owner, Bob 28, around five to 10 minutes to get to work. However, on Wednesday 11 January, it took almost an hour due to the roads all being blocked off.
Digital Journal Report by Jozefina Ndoci - 2 comments

Sharks in the streets? Brisbane flood peaks as stories emerge

Brisbane - Brisbane is now being compared to a war zone. The flood peaked, below expected heights at around 4 metres, but the city is going to be soggy for a week or so. Sharks have been reported in flooded streets.
In the Media by Paul Wallis

Brisbane flood: 9,000 homes predicted to go underwater

Compared with the flood that inundated Brisbane in 1974, the flash flood sweeping Australia’s third biggest city is the worst in history as 9,000 homes are predicted to go underwater.
In the Media by Edwin Manaois - 1 comment

Violent floods force some Brisbane residents to evacuate

Brisbane - Violent flash floods storming across Queensland are now reaching the third most populous city in Australia. Parts of Brisbane have been urged to be evacuated as fast-rising water runs through the region.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 2 comments

Queensland floods: US offers aid as Rockhampton awaits flood peak

US assistance has been offered as the city of Rockhampton suffers the worst floods in memory A big storm is coming in from the southwest over the flood zone bringing more rain, and the situation is looking grim.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 10 comments

Queensland’s giant floods – Damage $6 billion, towns evacuated

Brisbane - Unheard-of levels of flooding have covered a million square kilometres of Queensland, Australia. The town of Emerald has been completely evacuated and the city of Rockhampton threatened. Mining and agricultural industries have come to a standstill.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 8 comments

Oil from grounded Chinese ship threatens Great Barrier Reef

While authorities believe there is no risk that the Chinese ship, grounded on the Great Barrier Reef, will not break-up, the ship is still in a precarious situation and the potential for disaster remains.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 2 comments

Ship runs aground on Great Barrier Reef

A Chinese ship ran aground off the Australian coast on the Great Barrier Reef. Officials now fear that the ship may break apart.
In the Media by Michael Bearak - 1 comment

Greenpeace Australia take on major coal terminal

One of three activists representing the Australia-Pacific branch of environmental activists Greenpeace has been arrested after the three individuals climbed onto a coal loader in a Queensland export terminal and shut it down.
In the Media by David James Young

Memorial to Famous Australian Tree Draws Criticism

A memorial erected to the famous "Tree of Knowledge" in Barcaldine, Queensland has met with a mixed reception amongst locals.
In the Media by Rich Bowden - 1 comment

Disaster zone at Australian beaches

A disaster zone has been declared for a stretch of nearly sixty kilometres along Australia’s Queensland coast after a huge oil and chemical spill.
In the Media by Richard James - 5 comments

Missing American Divers Rescued in Australia, in Good Health

Two missing American divers were rescued after a seven hour-long ordeal. Both the American divers are reportedly in good health.
In the Media by Bodhisattva Banerji

Best Job in the World?

Australian tourism officials are looking for someone to work on Hamilton Island, a tropical island off the Queensland coast. No formal qualifications are required for the $103,000 salary.
In the Media by Naved Akhtar - 2 comments

Cyclone downgraded to Tropical Low

In Australia, Charlotte, the tropical cyclone got downgraded to a tropical low category as it losses the intensity. Met office experts stated that a heavy rainfall in Gulf country helped the cyclone losing its' power.
In the Media by Bodhisattva Banerji

Purring whales mean business: translating whale-speak

If you’re a humpback whale, your social imperatives include a lot of communication. Australian researchers have spent three years learning to decipher the basic meanings of Humpbackese, and have attached meanings to 34 different sounds.
In the Media by Paul Wallis

Sentence For Triple-Murderer Appealed

20-year-old Scott Geoffrey Maygar was convicted of a gruesome triple killing and was given a life sentence. However, the judge hearing the case has ruled that he will be eligible to apply for parole after 20 years.
In the Media by Carolyn E. Price - 2 comments
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Floods in Queensland have soaked the region for days
Kingbob65
Floods in Queensland have soaked the region for days
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Flood water over bridge in Warwick Queensland.
By David Marsh
Flood water over bridge in Warwick Queensland.
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KFC in Beaudesert  Queensland  Australia
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KFC in Beaudesert, Queensland, Australia
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The Keysborough Fire Station was flooded in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Yasi - despite being almost...
Sascha Grant
The Keysborough Fire Station was flooded in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Yasi - despite being almost 3,000 km (1,800 miles) to the North.
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snake fights crocodile.
Tiffany Coralis
snake fights crocodile.
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A woman being helped off her car in Queensland during the flood
KingBob86
A woman being helped off her car in Queensland during the flood
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This photo was taken on January 1  2011 in Mundingburra  Townsville  Queensland  AU.
By Rob and Stephanie Levy
This photo was taken on January 1, 2011 in Mundingburra, Townsville, Queensland, AU.
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Flooding in a Queensland city
KingBob86
Flooding in a Queensland city
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Tornado hits Bundaberg  Queensland
9News / Screengrab
Tornado hits Bundaberg, Queensland
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austehc.unimelb.edu.au
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Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly found in Queensland  Australia.
Vicki Nunn
Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly found in Queensland, Australia.
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Flooding in Queensland has caused only treetops to be visible in many areas.
robstephaustralia
Flooding in Queensland has caused only treetops to be visible in many areas.
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Chillagoe Smelters looking south  the powerhouse chimney in the fore ground and high on the hill is ...
Duncan T Ray
Chillagoe Smelters looking south, the powerhouse chimney in the fore ground and high on the hill is the main smelter flue and chimney.
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Australia: Queensland  flooding  December 30  2010. Photo taken from jet by Capt. W. M. Run-way in t...
Tatiana Gerus
Australia: Queensland, flooding, December 30, 2010. Photo taken from jet by Capt. W. M. Run-way in the airport was almost flooded.
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A Fairy Penguin similar to Dirk.
J P Bennett
A Fairy Penguin similar to Dirk.
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