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Herbert recount thread

A progressively updated post on the recount in the Queensland seat of Herbert, after the initial count was determined in Labor's favour by eight votes. The post Herbert recount thread appeared first on The Poll Bludger.

Fisherman meets huge great white shark, pokes it in the head

Young surfer Brett Levington was doing some spearfishing with three mates off the coast of Cape Moreton, Queensland, when a four-metre, a.k.a. very big, great white shark swam right for them.   Brett, who incidentally sounds like a total...Show More Summary

40th anniversary – official opening of Brisbane’s Riverside Expressway

On July 22, 1976, Brisbane’s Riverside Expressway was officially opened by the Governor of Queensland, Sir Colin Hannah in front of approximately 300 invited guests and a crowd of onlookers. The ceremony marked the completion of the final stage of the project (1.4 kms from Alice Street to the William Jolly Bridge). The expressway first... Read more

CA names NPS team for quadrangular series

2 days agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Cricket Australia has named an 18-man National Performance Squad for the upcoming quadrangular one-day series in Queensland

Baynes’ Paddock, [Greenslopes], 1887 (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 Brisbane real estate map from 1887 advertises 436 allotments of land for sale at Baynes’ Paddock (located in present day Greenslopes). There is a discrepancy between the map and newspaper advertisements... Read more

Winter warmth breaks Australian records

Tropical air has brought record rain to Queensland, and now brings some outstandingly high night-time temperatures.

Australian first study finds massive diabetic foot disease costs

New research from QUT shows preventable hospitalisation from diabetic foot disease is costing Australia hundreds of millions of dollars each year. Senior Research Fellow at the Queensland University of Technology and co-chair of Diabetic...Show More Summary

Inside River City Labs' Brisbane Accelerator Space For Startups

River City Labs (RCL) is one of Brisbane’s leading accelerator spaces for early-stage and startup businesses. Founded in 2012, the residence now houses 40 businesses from Queensland’s entrepreneurial scene. Here are the photos. More »      

Woman Comes Home To Find 'Pole-Dancing' Koala

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

This koala has serious skills. Last year, Nikki Erickson shared a few photos on Facebook of the gray and fuzzy intruder that had walked in through an open door and managed to climb up a pole inside her home in South East Queensland,Show More Summary

Future Rail: Issue 40

In this issue: Rio do Janeiro prepares for transport during the Olympics, impact of the Shaw Report, Queensland’s Cross River Rail, Bombardier in India, German state aiming for full hydrogen power, Transport for London’s open data programme, and more…

Is the end in sight for Australia’s Cross River Rail?

Mention the words Cross River Rail to politicians and the public in South East Queensland and it’s likely to be met with a shrug, if not exasperation. The long-gestating project has lurched from one idea to the other but could the latest iteration be…

How Pokemon GO Is Actually Helping Road Safety

Pokemon Go is giving a glimpse of how gaming can keep drivers safer behind the wheel, according to QUT’s Dr Ronald Schroeter. Dr Schroeter, from QUT’s Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety — Queensland (CARRS-Q), said while critics will say Pokemon Go poses a danger on the road, if properly designed, augmented reality offers safety benefits. More »      

How Pokemon GO Is Actually Helping Road Saftey

Pokemon Go is giving a glimpse of how gaming can keep drivers safer behind the wheel, according to QUT’s Dr Ronald Schroeter. Dr Schroeter, from QUT’s Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety — Queensland (CARRS-Q), said while critics will say Pokemon Go poses a danger on the road, if properly designed, augmented reality offers safety benefits. More »      

Gympie on track : opening of the Brisbane – Gympie railway 1891

Railway building in Queensland initially concentrated on routes from various ports on the coast into the interior of the state to the extent that by 1890 there were eleven separate railway systems operating in Queensland. The first step in linking them together in what would be the North Coast Railway Line was the long talked... Read more

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Stars Arrive In Queensland To Begin Filming

Thor: Ragnarok is the upcoming sequel to Thor: The Dark World and the third installment in Marvel’s Thor franchise. Much to the delight of Avengers fans, Thor will not be the only Avenger in the cast as Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk will also be in the film. Show More Summary

Featured Workplace: River City Labs

River City Labs (RCL) is one of Brisbane’s leading accelerator spaces for early-stage and startup businesses. Founded in 2012, the now houses 40 resident businesses from Queensland’s entrepreneurial scene. Here are the photos. More »      

Scientists Send Photons ‘Back In Time’

Physicists from the University of Queensland in Australia may have achieved time travel. The team of quantum scientists created a theoretical time loop to allow photons to interact with themselves in the past. According to the team’s publication Nature Communications, this allowed them to study a measure...

Queensland Places – Maytown

The town of Maytown was once the “capital” of the Palmer River goldfield and was at its most prominent and populous in the late 1870s.  Maytown began as an rough bush camp for the original gold miners but rapidly grew with the influx of large numbers of miners.  Originally called Butcher’s Gully, it later became... Read more

Taylor Swift Takes Time Away From Tom Hiddleston & Surprises Patients At A Children's Hospital In Australia!

Taylor Swift proved just how big her heart is on Tuesday! While the songstress is currently in Queensland while new boyfriend Tom Hiddleston films Thor 3: Ragnarok, she paid a special visit to the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital to surprise the sweet kids! Related: Hiddleswift Out Hand-In-Hand For A Romantic Dinner! Judging by the whole outpouring of posts [...]

Thorrold Town, [Wooloowin], 1882 (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 Brisbane real estate map from 1882 is advertising 743 allotments of land for sale at Thorrold Town (now Wooloowin). The allotments for sale were situated along George Street (later renamed... Read more

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