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ACCC Fuel Report Shows North Queenslanders Are Getting Majorly Ripped Off

According to a new petrol market study published by the ACCC today, the average net profit per petrol station in Cairns from 2015 to 2016 was around 38 per cent higher than the average net profit across other sites around Australia. "The ACCC's Cairns petrol market report confirms what motorists have suspected for a long time. Show More Summary

Queensland Places – Gilliat

The town of Gilliat, located in the Cape York area, was initially surveyed as a railway town on 17 November 1900 by James Stroud.  The settlement was originally located adjacent to Eddington Station, on the road which crossed the eastern channel of the Gilliat River.  However, the settlement was subsequently moved to its present site... Read more

Sylvan Park Estate, Cannon Hill, 1926 (Map of the Week)

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 1926 advertises 651 allotments of land for sale at the Sylvan Park Estate in the Brisbane suburb of Cannon Hill. The allotments were situated along Junction... Read more

Queensland government backing away from Adani?

Looking at news coverage and the emails I’m getting from climate action groups, it looks as if I may have misinterpreted the Queensland government’s move on royalties (or maybe I posted before the decision process was complete). The latest news is that the state government will take no part in processing any loan to Adani […]

Australia's most notorious drug smuggler returns from Bali

Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby, whose trial and imprisonment on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali mesmerized her country for more than a decade, returned home Sunday. Corby landed in the Queensland...

DNA research provides new hope for a bird on the brink

In a fresh bid to save the southern black-throated finch from extinction, researchers are turning to a novel analysis of DNA to help plot a path to survival. Already extinct in NSW, this woodland species is endangered in Queensland, having lost 80 per cent of its range in the last 30 years. Show More Summary

Queensland hospitals facing system failure after botched WannaCry patch

Five hospitals in Queensland are suffering from system failure caused by the security patches that were installed to protect the hospital from the global WannaCry ransomware attack.

Cricket-Sapping heat, crocodiles await in England's final Ashes warmup

MELBOURNE, May 25 (Reuters) - England's final warmup match before taking on Australia in the Ashes will see them play in the sweltering heat of the northern Queensland city of Townsville, where huge crocodiles bathing in local waters are a common sighting.

Groveley Lodge Estate, [Mitchelton], 1918 (Map of the Week)

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 1918 advertises over 350 allotments of land for sale at the Groveley Lodge Estate, today part of the Brisbane suburb of Mitchelton. The allotments were situated along... Read more

Abused caregivers have double chance of poor health

(University of Queensland) Nearly one in 20 middle-age women face a cumulative health impact from taking on care-giving roles after experiencing intimate partner violence according to research from the University of Queensland. The women had twice the odds of experiencing depressive symptoms and stress and also had worse physical health than women without these life experiences.

Ships Combine for Moreton Anniversary

In the middle an intense training and systems check period, HMAS Darwin slipped into the Brisbane River and berthed across from Navy’s home in southern Queensland, HMAS Moreton. The frigate’s arrival in Brisbane coincided with the first anniversary since the local base was re-commissioned.

Aquaman Set Photos Reveal DC Comics’ Amnesty Bay

Photos from the Queensland, Australia, set of James Wan's Aquaman show buildings from Arthur Curry's hometown of Amnesty Bay. The post Aquaman Set Photos Reveal DC Comics’ Amnesty Bay appeared first on CBR.

Record rain for parts of eastern Australia

Heavy downpours cause some flooding in Queensland, New South Wales and Tasmania.

A muffin a day might just keep the doctor away

(University of Queensland) A food scientist has developed a healthy heart muffin recipe that builds on an earlier discovery by University of Queensland and the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls on how beta glucan fibre in oats can slow absorption of fats to reduce blood cholesterol.

?QUT to use SoftBank's Pepper for social robotics research

SoftBank Robotics' Pepper will take up residency at the Queensland University of Technology as it explores the future of social robotics.

Police release cringeworthy video telling kids not to buy drugs

We're not sure what's in the water Down Under, but Australian police like to try and outdo each other by having the country's weirdest social media presence. While you might have seen the Nickelback-hating work of the Queensland Police,...Show More Summary

Oh Great, Australia Is Even More Dangerous Than We Thought

The "blood nuking" capabilities of Australian adult brown snake venom only come about after an amazing transformation. New research led by University of Queensland scientist Associate Professor Bryan Fry has shown the venom of young brown snakes attacks the nervous system, while the venom of older snakes has dangerous effects on the circulatory system. More »      

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