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Young Male Motorists Respond Best To Funny Safety Messages: Study

A new study by Queensland University of Technology’s Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety (CARRS-Q) suggests that young male motorists may be more prepared to heed the message of road-safety advertising if it gives them a chuckle. Show More Summary

Vale hires Barclays to sell coal assets

Barclays has been hired by Brazilian-based resources giant Vale to auction its Queensland coal mines.

Australian Thriller Red Billabong Teases a Creature of the Night

2 days agoGenres / Horror : 28DLA

Red Billabong is being shot in Queensland, Australia. The film is part thriller and part drama. In the film, several characters are stalked by an unknown entity. As well, Red Billabong stars Jessica Green (Rise), Tim Pocock (Lemon Tree Passage), Dan Ewing and John Reynolds. Show More Summary

LNP faces blowback over Gordon affair

Queensland party under scrutiny after weeks of accusations.

Gordon lied to Qld parliament: ex-partner

Former partner says Queensland MP mislead parliament about domestic violence allegations.

Queensland cut McDermott brothers

4 days agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Fast bowler Alister McDermott has been cut from Queensland's contract list for 2015-16, along with his brother Ben, who has moved to Tasmania

Experimental drug for inflammation could aid frontline spinal injury treatment

Rapid treatment with a new anti-inflammatory could have a major impact on recovery from spinal cord injury, University of Queensland researchers have found. UQ School of Biomedical Sciences' Dr Marc Ruitenberg and PhD student Ms Faith...Show More Summary

An Online University Course on the Science of Climate Science Denial

Guest post from John Cook, University of Queensland For many years, RealClimate has been educating the public about climate science. The value of climate scientists patiently explaining the science and rebutting misinformation directly with the public cannot be overestimated. When I began investigating this issue, my initial searches led me here, which was invaluable in […]

Farmer Finds Perfect Jaw of Ancient Marine Creature

An unexpected upside to a drought in Queensland, Australia: Researchers now have a better sense of what a fearsome sea creature of yore looked like. A cattle farmer stumbled across a fossil in his field that turned out to be the lower jaw of Kronosaurus Queenslandicus, which plied the local...

David v Goliath: Community Group Puts Gina Rinehart's Multi-Billion Coal Mine On Hold

The second biggest coal mine planned for Queensland’s Galilee basin has also struck legal troubles. Thom Mitchell reports.

Rinehart mine faces legal challenge

Environmentalists going to court to fight Rinehart's proposed central Queensland coal mine.

This free university course will teach you how to demolish arguments from climate change deniers

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The University of Queensland’s course examines the science of climate science denial Starting April 28th, 2015, the University of Queensland is offering a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) aimed at “ Making Sense of Climate Science Denial.” The course coordinator is John Cook, University of...

Waiting for the fallout: Australia and return of the patrimonial society

My review of reviews of Piketty, over the fold Waiting for the fallout: Australia and return of the patrimonial society John Quiggin, The University of Queensland Thomas Piketty Capital in the Twenty-First Century, (trans. Arthur Goldhammer), Cambridge Massachusetts, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014 (698 pp). Show More Summary

Linc Energy cuts over 200 jobs

Queensland's Linc Energy slashes hundreds of jobs as lower oil prices force cost cuts.

Swan happy on the backbench

Former treasurer defends decision to renominate for his Queensland seat of Lilley.

Time to end greyhound racing in the ACT

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

On 16 February 2015,  ABC’s Four Corners program aired a report showing video footage of live baiting practices in greyhound racing across New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. Not since Four Corners exposed the horrific treatment...Show More Summary

And they’re still here

A disturbingly high number: AHEAD of the huge Anzac Day pilgrimage of about 10,500 Australians to Turkey, the Federal Government has revealed Queenslanders…

Scientists have discovered how to keep captive stingrays from getting bored

Captive stingrays are now being tested with brain teasers to improve their quality of life.  Researchers from James Cook University in Queensland, Australia have developed a test that stimulates memory by putting food on targets. They hope it will reduce the animals' boredom and help to mimic life in the wild. Show More Summary

Get a degree in warning propaganda and denial

Astonishing and shocking. The University of Queensland now offers a course to teach students not to doubt. In fact, it teaches students

DataRoom AM: Origin Energy's pipeline possibilities

The Origin Energy-led APLNG consortium rethinks plans to sell its Queensland pipeline, while Colin Barnett's WA privatisation agenda hits a snag.

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