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Adani's Carmichael coal mine has one more hurdle to go

Adani's Carmichael coal mine project in Queensland, Australia has but one more environmental approval to meet before construction can begin after the state government approved an environmental plan to protect an endangered bird.

Australian state government invests in bitcoin startup

Australia's Queensland state government has announced a new partnership with TravelbyBit, a startup that helps travel businesses accept cryptocurrency payments.

Queensland state votes in election seen as test for far-right

Sydney - Voters in the Australian state of Queensland went to the polls Saturday in a snap election seen as a test of support for the far-right One Nation party ahead of possible national elections next year.

Two months ahead of schedule, Queensland solar farm is on line

Barcaldine - Queensland's largest solar power plant, the 25MW Barcaldine Regional Community Solar Farm began generating and feeding power to the grid on Wednesday, two months ahead of schedule.

Op-Ed: Tourists called stupid in croc attack in Australia — Wrong

Brisbane - A woman was taken by a saltwater crocodile in far north Queensland. Her friend is in shock after bravely trying to remove her from the croc’s jaws. A local MP says that the attack was the result of stupidity. Many don’t agree.

Singer and cancer sufferer Keely Johnson releases debut single Special

The talented teenager from Australia is battling a rare and incurable form of brain cancer. In 2014, she released a duet with Lee Kernaghan and is now back with her first solo single, "The Man in the Hat." She spoke to Digital Journal.

Australian river near fracking site bursts into flames

Chinchilla - In a protest against coal seam gas leaking into South West Queensland's Condamine River, NSW Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham headed to the river and hopped on a boat. Then he sparked a lighter a few inches above the water and the river burst into flames.

Methamphetamine use is soaring in Queensland, Australia

Queensland - Since 2009. methamphetamine use has increased five-fold in Queensland, Australia. This is what analysis of the city's sewage suggests.

'Blue dragon' is a sight to behold — But its sting is potent

A blue dragon sea slug washed ashore in Queensland, Australia recently, and Lucinda Fry, a Facebook user captured the sea creature on video as she took a closer look.

Rare white humpback whale filmed off Australia coast

Queensland - A rare white humpback whale has been spotted off the coast of Queensland on Monday, and whale watchers are hoping it is Australia's famous whale Migaloo.

Interview with Aussie newcomer Greta Stanley Special

She's a mere 20 years old, but this formidable singer/songwriter, who has just released her first musical offering, has a sound and an apparent understanding of the world that belie her tender age. Digital Journal found out more.

Australia's infamous, toxic cane toads hop into breeding problems

They are lumpy and bumpy, and they look like hopping clumps of mud, so "cute" isn't the word that comes to mind when describing Australia's invasive and non-native cane toads.

Interview with Australian country icon James Blundell Special

Ahead of what will surely be a triumphant return to Tamworth, the veteran musician spoke to Digital Journal about what the festival means to him, the new song he'll be unveiling there and his ambitious new album.

Interview with Martine Cotton Special

The Australian music industry veteran has unveiled 'Music Industry Inside Out', an online database and professional development resource designed to help aspiring artists and young professionals get started in the business. She spoke to Digital Journal.

North Queensland Rainforest is home to cancer-fighting berry

Brisbane - An observant pair of forest ecologists, Victoria Gordon and her husband Paul Reddell were exploring a North Queensland Rainforest in the early 2000s. They noticed the rat kangaroos were avoiding eating the berries of the Blushwood tree. That seemed odd.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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