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Stopping the dengue threat

(Queensland University of Technology) Improved disease surveillance at Australian ports and borders could prevent the growing threat of dengue infection spreading across the country. A new QUT study has identified potential risk factors...Show More Summary

Australia is a global top-ten deforester – and Queensland is leading the way

When you think of devastating deforestation and extinction you usually think of the Amazon, Borneo and the Congo. But eastern Australia ranks alongside these in the top 10 of the world's major deforestation fronts – the only one in a developed nation. Most of the clearing is happening in Queensland, and it is accelerating.

Toxic Culture? No, Everything's Lovely Here, Say Queensland Symphony Chairman And Musicians

In response to a news report saying that staff turnover has been high and morale low at the Brisbane, Australia-based orchestra - with sources blaming music director Alondra de la Parra and CEO David Pratt - the QSO section principals released a statement supporting the two, and the board chairman said, "I know that morale […]

Eastern bettong, rock wallaby and echidna among contenders for ACT mammal emblem

The ACT looks set to get its own mammal emblem with the eastern bettong, the brush-tailed rock wallaby and the echidna likely to be among the contenders for territory honours. While NSW is home to the platypus emblem, Queensland has the koala, South Australians love their hairy-nosed wombats and all the other states and territories […]

Queensland Places – Thursday Island – The naming of some of the main streets

The area now comprising the central area of Thursday Island was originally called Port Kennedy, in honour of the former Governor of Queensland, Sir Arthur Edward Kennedy.  However, over time, the name Thursday Island became more commonly used as the alternative to the name Port Kennedy. The first formal land survey, with the laying out... Read more

Orchestra turns over its entire staff

From the Queensland Daily Review: Twenty-seven  full-time and part-time staff have left Queensland Symphony Orchestra in just 21 months, an unusually high turnover rate for the company which currently lists 26 people on its staff. … Orchestra insiders claim that morale at the QSO is “toxic” and an external consultant has been contracted to improve morale and […]

NSW quicks run through Queensland to set up third win

3 days agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

NSW suffered a stutter in their pursuit of 128 when they lost three wickets in four overs after a 72-run opening stand, but Man-of-the-Match Daniel Hughes steered the side home

Saving Cavendish: QUT grows world-first Panama disease-resistant bananas

(Queensland University of Technology) QUT researchers have developed and grown modified Cavendish bananas resistant to the devastating soil-borne fungus Fusarium wilt tropical race 4 (TR4), also known as Panama disease.

Renshaw's form slump continues, Khawaja stands out with 78

5 days agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Matt Renshaw's hold onto an opening spot for Australia looks shakier by the day after he made another low score for Queensland and then saw his national captain Steven Smith occupy his first-slip position

Rathdonnell Estate, Auchenflower, 1911 (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 1911 advertises 84 allotments of land for sale at the Rathdonnell Estate in the Brisbane suburb of Auchenflower. The allotments were situated on Milton Road, Wienholt... Read more

Horton Edges Out Paltrinieri In Local Ocean Race

By Loretta Race on SwimSwam Short-term trainingmates Mack Horton of Australia and Gregorio Paltrinieri of Italy went 1-2 at the 2017 Hamilton Island Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim over the weekend in Queensland. Read the full story on SwimSwam: Horton Edges Out Paltrinieri In Local Ocean Race

Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s first public concert, 1947

On March 26, 1947, the newly-formed Queensland Symphony Orchestra gave their first public concert at Brisbane’s City Hall, in front of an audience of 2,500 people. The concert was supported by the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Commission), the Queensland State Government and the Brisbane City Council. Percy Code was the guest conductor for the event. Favorable... Read more

Why even bother ?

Questioned about the obvious arithmetical impossibility of his promises to increase spending, cut taxes and greatly improve the budget balance, Queensland LNP leader Tim Nicholls had two responses. First, he claimed that he could balance the books by not renewing some unspecified programs as they aspire and by cutting government advertising expenditure. This is laughable. […]

Saving seagrasses from dredging as new research finds solutions

(Queensland University of Technology) Timing of dredging and finding an 'ecological window' is the key to helping preserve one of the world's most productive and important ecosystems -- seagrass meadows, a new study led by QUT researchers has found.

Cats & Bright Colors in an Eclectic Modern Country Home — House Tour

Name: Katie Day, her partner and three adorable cats Location: Dayboro — Queensland, Australia Years lived in: 7 months, owned Katie has only recently moved into her cute Queenslander-style home in the country town of Dayboro, a 50-minute drive from Brisbane, Australia. Show More Summary

Burns 70 steers Queensland home

Matt Renshaw spent some time valuable time at the crease in the build-up to the Ashes, last 109 balls for 19, and adding an opening partnership of 82 with Joe Burns

The laws of mathematics don’t apply to the LNP

LNP promises don’t add up It is common for political parties to promise more than they can deliver at election time. Even by the relative lax standards of Australian campaigns, the LNP Plan “Getting Queensland Back in Business” stands out for its unreality.  The Plan only promises to create 500 000 jobs through a fiscal policy […]

Brace Yourself, Queensland: The Gold Coast Is Getting 2000 Mobike Bike Share Cycles

To Sydneysiders and Melbournites, they are (sometimes literally) a part of the landscape at this point. Bicycle sharing services are swarming on the country like carbon-neutral locusts - and Southport, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach and Varsity Lakes are next. More »      

Queensland Places – Thursday Island – Tattersall’s Hotel

Tattersall’s Hotel once stood in Victoria Parade, Thursday Island and would have been a well-known landmark on the town’s streetscape, located next door to the Burns, Philp & Co. building and bond store. An image of the hotel, reproduced from an 1897 calendar and advertisement, shows it to be a substantial, two storey structure with... Read more

Wade's poor form continues in low-scoring encounter

Matthew Wade was out cheaply yet again as Tasmania collapsed from 2 for 100 to 9 for 150 against Queensland in Hobart

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