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Putting the blame where it belongs

Queensland Premier Anna Palaszczuk has followed Bill Shorten in blaming privatisation for the woes of the electricity network. She’s basically right, although there’s much more wrong with the National Electricity Market than that. Equally importantly, in terms of getting a good outcome, she’s on a political winner in the fight with the Turnbull government and […]

Kedron Park, Lutwyche [Wooloowin], 1888 (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 1888 advertises 220 allotments of land for sale at the Kedron Park Estate, which today is part of the Brisbane suburb of Wooloowin. The allotments were... Read more

Australian Olympians and Rising Stars Set 100×400 World Record

By Torrey Hart on SwimSwam On Sunday, Australian swimmers of a variety of levels in South East Queensland combined to set the 100×400 free relay world... Read the full story on SwimSwam: Australian Olympians and Rising Stars Set 100×400 World Record

What motivates men to donate sperm online? World-first QUT study

(Queensland University of Technology) A world-first Queensland University of Technology study into online sperm donor behavior has revealed the importance men place on their family, friends and the risks associated with donation, has little impact on their motivation or psychology when choosing to donate their sperm to women they meet online.

Loathsome Gay Student Heckled for Speech Opposing Same-Sex Marriage: WATCH

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A gay student at Queensland University in Australia was jeered as he preached against same-sex marriage on the school’s campus this week. A postal vote is underway in the country over marriage equality. “I support what marriage really is… Read The post Loathsome Gay Student Heckled for Speech Opposing Same-Sex Marriage: WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.

Brisbane Airport commits to major solar power harvesting project

At least one major enterprise in Queensland isn't buying any of the nonsense about 'clean coal' for its low emission power needs The post Brisbane Airport commits to major solar power harvesting project appeared first on Plane Talki...

Doting boxer cares for eight needy piglets as her own

A litter of rescue piglets is motherless no more, thanks to a boxer named Treasure who's taken the group under her care. Per Australia's 9News, the unlikely family resides at Spectrum Plants in Wongawallan, Queensland, a plant nursery...Show More Summary

Australian Olympians Participating in 100x400m World Record Attempt

By Torrey Hart on SwimSwam On Sunday, swimmers in South East Queensland, Australia, will attempt to break the 100x400m relay record. Read the full story on SwimSwam: Australian Olympians Participating in 100x400m World Record Attemp...

University of Queensland scientists uncover an 'explosion' of new life forms

The Tree of Life just got bigger. University of Queensland scientists found thousands of organisms that don't into any known phylum. They acquired 7,280 bacterial genomes and 623 archaeal genomes, raising the number of known genomes by nearly 10 percent. Show More Summary

'His death still hurts': the Pfizer anti-smoking drug ruled to have contributed to suicide

An Australian coroner says Champix had a role in Timothy John’s death, which occurred after only eight days on the drug When the retired Queensland schoolteacher Phoebe Morwood-Oldham started an online petition following her son’s suicide...Show More Summary

Australian Scientists Are Behind The World's First 3D Printed Shin Bone Implant

Queensland University of Technology research and technology is behind the first ever 3D-printed shin bone implant. The procedure was performed on a Gold Coast man who lost bone lost through an infection. More »      

Man charged after police locate stolen tiny house in Queensland

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A relieved Jules Bray is hoping to have her prototype tiny house back for the Canberra Home and Leisure Show in October after it was located by police in Queensland. A 24-year-old man has been bailed to face court in Hervey Bay on October 5 after being charged with bringing stolen goods into the state. […]

Explosion in number of known life forms

(University of Queensland) A remarkable effort from University of Queensland researchers has helped increase the number of known genomes by almost 10 percent.UQ School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences ARC Future Fellow Professor Gene Tyson said researchers obtained 7,280 bacterial and 623 archaeal genomes (genetic materials from microorganisms) from environmental samples.

Queensland Places – Normanton – Former Bank of New South Wales Building

The former Bank of New South Wales, now Westpac Bank, Normanton building was constructed in 1886 as the bank’s permanent premises in the town, intended to serve the Normanton region. The establishment of a bank branch here reflected the area’s growth and prosperity. By the mid-1880s, Normanton, on the Norman River, had developed as a... Read more

Explosion in number of known life forms

A remarkable effort from University of Queensland researchers has helped increase the number of known genomes by almost 10 per cent.

Biding time could improve conservation outcomes

Strategic delays in conservation efforts could be the key to protecting more species according to researchers at The University of Queensland.

An Unexpected Australian Brush-Tail Possum Snacks Upon Plants in a Gardening Store

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

While shopping in the gardening section of a hardware store in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, a couple came upon an unexpected but adorable Australian Brush-Tail Possum who was furiously snacking upon the leaves of a plant. Upon seeing the camera, the little marsupial stopped eating and stared at the interrupting humans with big, unblinking eyes until...

Review: The Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame

The Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame is a museum located in Longreach in Queensland. It is one of the two big museums in the town with the other being the Qantas Founders Museum dedicated to Australian airline Qantas. Celebrating the heritage of the Australian Outback, the museum is constructed of corrugated iron and timber just […]

Albion Hill, [Albion and Clayfield], 1899 (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 1899 advertises 60 allotments of land for sale at Albion Hill Estate in the Brisbane suburbs of Albion and Clayfield. The allotments were situated along Camden... Read more

How is a Platinum Tour at the Qantas Founders Museum?

The Qantas Founders Museum is located in Longreach, Queensland. This is a small town in the Australian outback with a population of around 3,000 people. The biggest game in town is the Qantas museum located next to the airport. Several ticket types are available. You would be mad to travel all the way to Longreach […]

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