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Tropical Cyclone Tiffany weakens after making landfall in far north Queensland

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Tropical Cyclone Tiffany has weakened to a tropical low after making landfall in far north Queensland, but is expected to redevelop into a serious storm as it approaches the Top End. The cyclone, which formed in the ...

Cyclone Seth: dangerous surf and ‘astronomical’ high tides expected for south-east Queensland

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Tropical Cyclone Seth is expected to trigger dangerous surf and abnormally high tides as it begins to head south off the Queensland coast. The category one system was about 630km east northeast of Hervey Bay and 720km...

‘Boofhead’ the crocodile eats shark on fisher’s line in north Queensland

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When Dan Johnson first heard the commotion coming from the Proserpine riverbank in north Queensland, he thought he had just snagged a really good fish. It wasn’t until he took a closer look that he realised he had hoo...

Australia Covid news live update: Queensland reopens its border after nearly five months; WA to learn its roadmap out of lockdown

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Up to 50,000 expected at the Queensland-NSW border as authorities warn of long waits; WA premier Mark McGowan to announce reopening timetable. Follow all the day’s developments

Queensland declares ‘world first’ Omicron Covid genetic variation but experts say it is not a new variant

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Queensland has declared a “world-first” sub-lineage of Omicron but experts say it’s not a new variant or a new strain and more information is needed. The new Omicron Covid sub-lineage, known as Omicron “like”, was ide...

‘Vandals’: Victoria, Queensland fume over federal climate intervention

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The Morrison government has used sweeping new powers to override state and territory government support for an international agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The federal government has deployed recently pass...

Queensland man uses pocket knife to fight off crocodile dragging him into river

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A Queensland man has escaped the jaws of a crocodile by stabbing it in the head with a pocket knife as it dragged him into a river on Cape York. Parks and Wildlife officers said the 60-year-old had been fishing on his...

Australia news updates live: thousands of NSW students to sit HSC exams; masks to come off in Queensland this week

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Masks to come off in Queensland this week; Anthony Albanese responds to Coalition’s electric vehicle strategy; students sitting their English exam today will be required to wear a mask and asked to confirm they have n...

‘Give yourself a hand’: Queensland Health encourages masturbation in cheeky social media post

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Queensland authorities surprised their Facebook followers with some “pleasurable” health advice on Thursday. On its official Facebook page, Queensland Health shared a post about masturbation, which was accompanied by ...

Queensland police seize Nazi flag flown near Brisbane synagogue

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Congregants at a Brisbane synagogue were confronted by the sight of a Nazi flag flying from a nearby apartment window on Saturday. Visitors to the synagogue reported seeing the swastika symbol hanging from a UniLodge ...

Queensland police refuse to remove traditional owners occupying Adani’s coalmine site

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Queensland police have told a group of First Nations people occupying the site of Adani’s Carmichael coalmine for the past five weeks that they have no intention of removing them from the area “at this time”. The grou...

Queensland Covid update: Premier says she would have ‘no qualms’ calling off NRL grand final – video

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Annastacia Palaszczuk says she would have no qualms calling off Sunday's NRL grand final after the state recorded two new locally acquired cases of Covid-19. Brisbane is set to host the rugby league decider between th...

Queensland premier vows to ‘stand strong’ on border controls until all children are vaccinated

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The consensus among Australian leaders over the national Covid plan has fractured further with the Queensland premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, warning children could be at risk if state borders reopened. Palaszczuk, ta...

Buried Queensland government report found Adani plan to protect black-throated finch was ‘superficial’

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The Queensland government commissioned, mostly ignored, and then tried to keep secret the findings of an independent scientific panel that concluded Adani’s conservation plans for the endangered black-throated finch w...

Queensland scientists brave crocodiles and deadly jellyfish to regrow seagrass

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Researchers have been forced to avoid crocodiles, deadly jellyfish and even quicksand-like mud to replant seagrass beds south of Cairns as part of a project they hope to expand across tropical Australia. The underwate...

Qld Covid restrictions: Brisbane and regional Queensland coronavirus rules explained

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The Queensland government is ending restrictions in the south-east of the state as of 4pm on Friday 27 August. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said masks will still be compulsory indoors, but gatherings of up to 100 peo...

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