Queensland’s population to hit 5 million people today

Queensland’s population to hit 5 million people today

Updated May 15, 2018 12:16:45 Photo: The state’s five-millionth resident is expected to be born today. (ABC North Queensland: Nathalie Fernbach) Queensland’s population is expected to tip the 5 million mark today, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has told State Parliament. Ms Palaszczuk said several expectant families were on standby to welcome …

Logan Mayor Luke Smith likely to be suspended if changes pass Queensland’s Parliament

Logan Mayor Luke Smith likely to be suspended if changes pass Queensland’s Parliament

Updated May 14, 2018 05:49:46 The mayor of Australia’s sixth largest council will most likely be stood down as soon as changes to ministerial powers pass through Queensland’s Parliament, government sources have told the ABC. Under the changes, mayors and councillors charged with serious integrity offences would be automatically suspended …

Amber alert: 12-year-old boy pulled into car on Queensland’s Gold Coast

Amber alert: 12-year-old boy pulled into car on Queensland’s Gold Coast

Posted May 11, 2018 21:06:27 Photo: Police say the boy may be at significant risk. (Supplied: Queensland Police Service) A 12-year-old boy is missing after being pulled into a car at Mudgeeraba on Queensland’s Gold Coast on Friday afternoon, with Queensland police saying the boy may be at significant risk. …

Tightening of Queensland’s land-clearing laws prompts farmers’ fears for future generations

Tightening of Queensland’s land-clearing laws prompts farmers’ fears for future generations

Updated May 04, 2018 08:15:08 Photo: Farmers say Labor’s tightened Vegetation Management laws will lead to more erosion. (Supplied: Peter Thompson) Landholders will again be banned from broadscale clearing of remnant vegetation after the Queensland Parliament passed the Palaszczuk Government’s signature environmental reform overnight. The laws also introduce requirements for …

Chart of the day: Queensland’s beaches popular with those leaving the big smoke

Chart of the day: Queensland’s beaches popular with those leaving the big smoke

Posted May 01, 2018 14:25:58 As part of an ABC News look at Australia and population, Andrew P Street opined in March that everyone living in Sydney has an escape plan. But a tree change or a sea change isn’t always about an escape. The 2016 Census internal migration statistics …

Anzac Day 2018: Why is Armistice Way in Queensland’s Granite Belt full of Western Front names?

Anzac Day 2018: Why is Armistice Way in Queensland’s Granite Belt full of Western Front names?

Posted April 25, 2018 06:54:59 Photo: Lorene Long researched the stories of soldier settlers who lived near the seven rail sidings. (ABC Southern Qld: Peter Gunders) The trenches of the Western Front were half a world away from the rocky fields of Queensland’s Granite Belt, but when returning soldiers settled …

Queensland’s interstate migration surges amid solid jobs growth, Deloitte concludes

Queensland’s interstate migration surges amid solid jobs growth, Deloitte concludes

Posted April 23, 2018 14:58:16 Photo: The sun is rising on the Queensland economy, according to Deloitte’s latest quarterly outlook. (ABC Gold Coast: Damien Larkins) After years in the doldrums, Queensland’s economic tide has finally turned as more people flee high interstate property prices, the latest Deloitte Access Economics quarterly …

Attacks on crocodiles spark concern for Queensland’s reputation

Attacks on crocodiles spark concern for Queensland’s reputation

Updated April 15, 2018 09:56:35 Photo: A female crocodile in the Proserpine River where Fat Guts the crocodile lives. (ABC North Qld: David Chen) Attempts to kill crocodiles in north Queensland are giving the region a bad reputation, according to a tourism operator in the region. Steve Watson runs Whitsunday …

Cyclone Iris lurks off Queensland’s central coast

Destructive winds and heavy rain are set to batter parts of Queensland’s central coast as Tropical Cyclone Iris lurks offshore. The storm system is forecast to gain intensity, with a flood watch in place between Ayr and St Lawrence. Boats have already been ripped from moorings and trees have been …

Truffles treasure a ‘secretive’ new industry for Queensland’s Granite Belt

Truffles treasure a ‘secretive’ new industry for Queensland’s Granite Belt

Posted April 01, 2018 10:56:23 Photo: Brady (last name withheld) and Charlotte Brierley on their Granite Belt property. (ABC News: Jennifer Huxley) On a property so secretive that people need coordinates to find it on a map, a Brisbane couple is entering into an emerging food and tourism industry in …