12 Islander deaths puts Seasonal Workers Program at risk

PACIFIC Island nations are threatening to axe a labour hire scheme vital to Queensland’s horticulture industry after the deaths of 12 foreign workers.

Our living Outback needs government funds to blossom

Pullen Pullen Reserve is just one of the gems of the Queensland Outback.

Exclusive poll shows Queensland's love for the Outback

Queensland town misses 150th anniversary by three years

Charleville missed its 150th anniversary by three years.

"It was the biggest shock to all of us, I can tell you.”

Injured biker's battle after crash with SUV

The collision happened on a road near this one outside Quilpie in Queensland's southwest.

Who had right of way on narrow outback bitumen strip?

Wagners pay lovely gesture to long-term employees at float

HAPPY DAYS: Wagners CEO Cameron Coleman and construction materials general manager John Stark, who are both long-term employees at the company, celebrate the successful float of the business on the ASX in Sydney.

Long-term employees were flown to Sydney to celebrate the ASX float

Leg falls off as sword-wielding ice user strikes

A machete and sword were found at his house after the attack on delivery men.

Man bloodied after motorbike parts delivery turns violent

SSM VOTE: The four MPs who voted 'no' to gay marriage

Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott leaves the chamber ahead of the final vote on the Marriage Amendment Bill in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Thursday, December 7, 2017.

George Christensen couldn't bring himself to face the vote

Balonne gets merry Christmas makeover

FESTIVE SPIRIT:  St George Men's Shed members with their pallet Christmas trees. The trees were distributed this week to Balonne businesses for the decoration competition. INSET: Balonne Shire Council's decked-out tree.

Businesses have been invited to decorate wooden Christmas trees.

Inquiry into regional air routes will take flight

JUST LANDED: Regional air routes and prices will be examined in a new Senate inquiry.

The inquiry will have ramifications

Christmas so fa-la-la away as council branded Grinch

WHERE IS THE SMALL TOWN CHRISTMAS? Publican Sandi Brophy is one of the Kilkivan business people who say Gympie Regional Council has stolen it.

It's "Christmas for some” as small towns claim discrimination

Ipswich business slugged for water access

COSTLY: Residents in Ipswich pay more for sewerage access, water access and a higher water consumption rate than Brisbane.

Water entity charging a high rate

Ostwald's unpaid contractors ask council for help

Kathie and Gerry McMullan of G. McMullan Contracting in Grafton are one of numerous subcontractors yet to be paid since the collapse of Ostwald Bros in August.

Clarence Valley Council asked to support unpaid highway workers.

Construction starts on $87 million Coast shopping centre

An artist's impression shows plans for Stockland Birtinya shopping centre.

Development will feature two drive-thrus and a service station

When Sunshine Plaza's 100 new stores will officially open

An artists impression inside the new-look Sunshine Plaza, which will feature major department stores David Jones and Big W along with about 100 speciality shops.

Christmas shopping will look very different next year

Police looking for witnesses to fatal Warrego Hwy crash

Police believe the occupants of the vehicles may be able to assist with their inquiries

Police have released an image of vehicles that were in the area

Fuel in car suspected of sparking metal yard blast

A large explosion caused a fire that burnt out of control at Sims metal scrap yard on Comport Street, Portsmith. Picture: BRENDAN RADKE.

Soaring temperatures also could have played role in explosion

'Lessons not learnt' from 2013 Mackay bat death

Lincoln Flynn died in 2013 after contracting lyssavirus

Katter blasts State Government for inaction

Bullied teen's estranged dad is a jailed white supremacist

A video of Keaton Jones posted by his mother showed him crying after being bullied, attracting support from millions of people, including celebrities. Picture: Supplied

The boy's father has a history of sharing white supremacy material.

Sad find in slain mum’s wardrobe

Rachel Tyquin, right, was stabbed to death in April last year.

Eva Whitecross, 55, inflicted wounds but she was found not guilty

Sydney braces for 42C sparking total fire ban

Sydney is set to bake in temperatures above 40C today. Picture: John Grainger

The NSW RFS has declared a total fire ban

Jeff Horn to earn 100x more prize money than last year

Jeff Horn defeated Gary Corcoran.

Jeff Horn earned just $45,000 from boxing last year.

Twists in investigation into Karen Ristevski’s death

Karen Ristevski went missing in June last year.

Twists and turns of investigation into Karen Ristevski’s death

Christmas hamper company leaves thousands in the lurch

A Hamper King box being opened. Picture: Daily Telegraph

It offered payment plans with families trying to save for Christmas

Daughter of former mayor faces arrest over $15k debt

Former Lismore City Council election candidate Belinda Nott is being threatened with arrest.

Daughter of a former Lismore mayor failed to appear in court

NBN Co is speeding up and cutting prices after backlash

NBN Co workers have been doing 80,000 connections a month.

NBN Co is overhauling its prices, pushing faster, cheaper packages

KNOCKOUT: Jeff Horn beats Gary Corcoran by TKO

Jeff Horn celebrates his victory over Gary Corcoran on Wednesday night.

HIS heavily pregnant wife led a whole country as a cheer squad.

Hayek ‘forced into lesbian sex scene’

Salma Hayek

“I will kill you, don’t think I can’t,” Weinstein allegedly said

Nasty swipe at Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump has been drawn into the vicious Alabama senate race. Picture: AFP/Money Sharma

Trump’s former top political adviser took a veiled swipe at Ivanka

What finally killed Charles Manson in prison

Photo of Charles Manson taken in March this year. Picture: AFP

The cause of Charles Manson's death has been released.

Why this guy is climbing 33 dangerous mountains

Josh Worley's first ever ice climb in 2013.

Josh Worley admits he is a bit a bit nervous about the climb ahead.

Bruce Highway goes high-tech

Bruce Highway traffic Tuesday, March 27, 2017

New CCTV, traffic monitoring on way for Coast

CBD's criminal past exposed with discovery of hidden dungeon

HISTORY: Country Women's Ipswich president Gail Neville in what is believed to be an old jail under the building in Limestone Street.

"People have asked me if I've ever seen ghosts in here"

Broke mum's car stolen for second time in six weeks

IN THE DARK: Sherylee Holt has been trying to find her stolen car (inset), which has disappeared again.

Sherylee Holt has been left frustrated by her car's disappearance.

Hot chip thief caught with his pants down

SEAGULL SWOOP: Adam Best, 19, stole chips from a customer at the Hungry Tum and then exposed himself to police.

Man on drugs stole diner's food

Bizarre twist in bullied kid’s story

Keaton Jones' tearful video about being bullied went viral on the weekend.

A viral inspiring video may not be all it's cracked up to be

New Voice Australia coach revealed

US singer to replace Seal on reality singing show's coaching panel.

The verdict on Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Watch out, this one means business.

IT’S never easy to please a super dedicated fandom

‘Men work harder’: Sunrise hosts fire up

Sam Armytage was not having it.

Kochie's controversial claim inspired a backlash from his colleagues

FIRST LOOK: Plans revealed for INXS museum at Ballina

An artist's impression of the proposed INXS museum for Ballina.

Business leaders meet for exclusive look at cultural, arts hub

‘Lindsay Lohan chased us’: Paris Hilton explains iconic photo

Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton pictured on a night out together in Los Angeles in November, 2006. Picture: X17/BackGrid

Lindsay Lohan wasn’t even supposed to be there.

Meet the comedian who exposed Louis C.K. long ago

Comedian Louis C.K. admitted sexual misconduct

She knew about his sexual misconduct for years before the public.

Radio host’s joke earns her death threats

Ash London has been hit with death threats from One Direction fans

Host sparked the ire of thousands of teenagers