Storms break the heat across eastern Australia as floods hit Queensland and New South Wales.
With a Queensland election due in the next 12 months and the usual journalistic speculation about an early election, the LNP will soon be faced with the decision of whether to formalise its coalition with the ONP. At a minimum, that would mean an exchange of preferences. But, given that the LNP doesn’t look like […]
If you visit the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) exhibition, now at the Queensland Museum, you'll see the recreation of a moment when the scientist who saw the first results indicating discovery of the Higgs boson laments she can't yet tell anyone.
(Queensland University of Technology) Online daters are most likely to contact people with the same level of education as them, but are less fussy about an intellectual match as they get older, according to QUT research. 'Things change...Show More Summary
Amy McQuire has been investigating the jailing of an Aboriginal man in Queensland for over a year. Here she details at the case, and the broader reality of wrongful convictions in Australia. In 1991, an Aboriginal woman named Lynda tragically lost her life on the banks of the Fitzroy River in Rockhampton, Central Queensland. She as found by [...]Show More Summary
(University of Surrey) Researchers at the University of Surrey and University of Queensland have developed a revolutionary new crop protection technique which offers an environmentally-friendly alternative to genetically-modified crops and chemical pesticides.
A University of Queensland team has made a discovery that could help conquer the greatest threat to global food security – pests and diseases in plants.
State Library of Queensland has an extensive collection of historical maps of Queensland, some of which have been digitised and can be viewed online. This real estate map from 1886 advertises 245 allotments of land for sale at the Waterloo Bay Estate in the Brisbane suburb of Wynnum. The allotments were situated along Waterloo Esplanade, Bride Street, Bay... Read more
Kerry Daniel was spearfishing with friends off the coast of north Queensland, Australia, near the Great Barrier Reef when he suddenly found himself face-to-face with an attacking bull shark. Daniel explained to Daily Mail Australia that...Show More Summary
Welp, we're never going into the ocean again. In this video posted on Youtube by user Liquid Vision, a spearfisherman in North Queensland, Australia, narrowly escapes an attack mid dive from a seemingly unprovoked bull shark, proving...Show More Summary
The State Library of Queensland wish to thank all volunteers that have been involved in the transcription of the Claudius Buchanan Whish diaries. This project commenced in 2009 and through the diligent work of our dedicated volunteers, we have forty-six diaries in digital format. Claudius Buchanan Whish (1827-1890), sugar-planter and civil servant, was born on... Read more
On June 20, 1948, film stars Sir Laurence Olivier and his wife Vivien Leigh flew in to Archerfield aerodrome in Brisbane’s south. The famous couple were touring Australia as lead players with England’s The Old Vic theatre company. After the strain of rehearsals and performances down south, the Oliviers decided to take a short break... Read more
(University of Queensland) Feral cats cover over 99.8 percent of Australia's land area, including almost 80 percent of the area of our islands. These are just some of the findings of new research which looks at the number of feral cats in Australia. Show More Summary
A tragic consequence of global warming is evident in the Great Barrier Reef where much of its beautiful coral is dying off. Scientists have wondered how exactly coral bleaching happens. One researcher, Brett Lewis of Queensland University...Show More Summary
Check out this video posted to Facebook showing a New Year’s Eve incident in Australia involving an SUV that rolled right off the ramp of a ferry. The video was filmed aboard a ferry headed for Fraser Island in Queensland, Australia on Saturday morning. Show More Summary
Burns, Philp and Co. was formerly one of the largest business operations in the Torres Strait, with its history dating well back into the nineteenth century. By 1900, the company was carrying on the most extensive shipping and commercial business on Thursday Island and its wide trading interests required that it stocked an extensive range... Read more
The majority of Australians believe that women should be able to obtain an abortion readily when they want one. So why won’t the law let them? Abortion laws in Queensland and New South Wales suck and right now is the time to change them. Show More Summary
An international study led by University of Queensland researchers seeks to understand how white and tiger shark populations have changed over time.